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Gobi Desert Tour to the Grassland Steppe of Mongolia
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Explore the Contrast of Mongolia

Gobi Desert & Grassland Tour

$1170

per person

With this tour, you will not only discover the Gobi Desert but also explore national parks around Ulaanbaatar city. Full of activity and adventure is waiting for you !

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Duration : 8 days / 7 nights
Availability: June to mid of September
Group size: min 1
Physical rating: Easy
Accommodation: 5 nights in standard tourist Ger camps / double occupancy /
Activities: Sightseeing / Cultural Activities / Hiking Tours / Camel & Horse riding / Wildlife

Tour Highlights

– Explore the best destination- Gobi Desert Mongolia
– Tour through the Terelj National Park
– Observe truly wild horses Takhi in Hustai National Park
Ride Bactrian Camel & Mongolian Pony Horse
– Local living – Visit nomad and Learn daily chores
– Sleep in Yurt – Tourist Ger Camp

Tour Map

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  • Pricing
    Per Person
  • 2 person
    USD 1370
  • 3 to 4 person
    USD 1170
  • More than 4 person
    More attractive price upon request
  • Include
    4WD vehicle transportation
    Bottled water
    Airport pick-up & drop-off
    Meals as indicated
    Fees for activities
    Admission fees
    English speaking guide
    Accommodation as indicated
  • Not Included
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance
    Tipping(optional)
    Visa application & fees
    International airfares
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Day 1: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia & Free Day

city sightseeing Ger district
  • Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Capital of Mongolia
  • Our driver will transfer you from Chinggis Khaan International Airport (check available services at the airport to your hotel (30-45 minutes)
  • Free day in Ulaanbaatar (you can explore the city on your own – check suggested attractions to visit in Ulaanbaatar or book our city day tour)
  • Meals: No Meal
  • Accommodation: Check our suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar (we can book it without service charge)
  • Distance: 30-40 minutes ride to the city center depending on city traffic
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Day 2 : South Gobi & Yolyn Am in Gobi Gurvansaikhan N.P

across the Gobi desert hiking in the ice valley
  • Pick up from your hotel and transfer to the airport
  • Fly to Dalanzadgad (depart at 06:20 a.m and arrive at 07: 40 a.m.), South Gobi and visit Gobi Gurvansaikhan N.P
  • Hike for 5kms (2 hours) in green valley and ice gorge of Yolyn Am
  • Visit provincial museum of South Gobi to learn from the Gobi flora & fauna and wildlife
  • Drive to Khongoryn Els sand dune through the spectacular landscape
  • Meals: Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard tourist Ger camp (upgrade - ensuite bathroom Ger is available upon request)
  • Distance: Internal flight with Hunnu air – 80 minutes and 5 hours’ local drive on dirt road
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Day 3 : Khongor Sand Dune + Camel Riding

Gobi desert tourist attractions camels in khongor sand dune
  • Visit camel herder family and ride Bactrian camel for an hour
  • Climb 300m high sand dune known as Duut Mankhan (Singing Dunes)
  • View magical sunset of the Gobi Desert from the dune
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard tourist Ger camp (upgrade – wooden cabin with ensuite bathroom is available) or tented camping is available upon request
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Day 4 : Khavtsgait Petroglyphs + Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag)

Khavtsgait Petroglyphs after rain in the Flaming cliffs
  • Hike uphill to a gallery of Khavtsgait Petroglyphs dated back to Bronze age
  • Enjoy bird view of endless steppe and mirage from the hill
  • Visit Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag); renowned worldwide for the dinosaur eggs and bones discovered in the classic desert of rock and red sand.
  • Explore Zag – Gobi wood saxual shrub
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard tourist Ger camp (upgrade - ensuite bathroom Ger is available upon request)
  • Distance: 5 hours’ drive on dirt road
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Day 5 : Hustai National Park + Wild Horse Takhi

local living nomadic tour
  • Fly to Ulaanbaatar with internal flight (80 minutes)
  • Upon arrival, drive to Hustai National Park
  • Visit information center to learn about wild Przewalski Horses
  • Observe wild horses that are numbered around 400
  • Learn nomad family daily chores – cooking class, rounding animals, goat milking, processing dairy products
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard tourist Ger camp or Boutique Ger (private boutique Ger equipped with excellent furniture and facilities to make your nomad family homestay comfortable and enjoyable)
  • Distance: 2.5 hours’ drive on paved and dirt road
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Day 6 : Terelj National Park + Horseback riding

day tour riding horse in the forest
  • Drive to Terelj National Park; beautiful green landscape with unique Rocky Mountains and rivers
  • Visit Turtle Rock; interesting natural rock formation looking like a turtle
  • Hike to Ariyapala Meditation Temple (20-30 minutes) crossing the short trail bridge to 108 stairs
  • Ride Mongolian pony horse for 3 hours in the park
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard tourist Ger camp (upgrade - ensuite bathroom Ger is available upon request)
  • Distance: 2 hours’ drive on paved road
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Day 7 : Genghis Khan Statue + Throat singing

chinggis khaan statue valleys in three beauties national park
  • Drive to Genghis Khan Statue Complex
  • Visit museum of the complex and try Mongolian traditional warrior/queen costume
  • Visit Zaisan memorial hill to overlook the whole Ulaanbaatar city
  • Enjoy traditional folk concert of throat singing, fiddle horse –morin khuur, folk dance and music, contortion and mask dance
  • Farewell dinner – Mongolian Traditional Food
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Check our suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar (we can book it without service charge)
  • Distance: 3.5 hours’ drive on paved road
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Day 8 : Departure

End of tour. Departure from Chinggis Khaan International Airport. Our tour driver will drop you off at the airport approx. 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We are happy to extend your trip to the other destinations of Mongolia (Central Mongolia, Western Mongolia & Eagle Hunters, Northern Mongolia and Eastern Mongolia). Book your trip extension with us and enjoy 5-20% discount for loyalty!

 

FAQ

We provide excellent accommodation, transportation and quality of service as listed below.

AVAILABILITY ACCOMMODATION
    Tourist Ger camp : Comfort level
    You will stay in excellent tourist Ger camps which a traditional hotel that provides Ger (yurt –round shape dwelling) as a hotel room and is usually located near the tourist attractions. The standard toilet, shower and bathroom facilities are provided.
    Nomad family stay in Guest Ger : Unique
    You will experience authentic nomad homestay enjoying hearty meals and drinks with local helping the nomad with daily chores from milking cow, processing dairy products (cooking milk, preparing butter) and rounding up livestock. Based on twin to quadruple occupancy, Guest ger are equipped with beds, sink to wash and table with chairs but no standard toilet, tape water, shower and electricity are provided.
MEALS
    We will cater authentic Mongolian and fusion meals as well as European meals during your travel. Special dietary requests such vegetarian, gluten-free and religious meals are available upon request in advance.
TRANSPORTATION & ROAD CONDITION
    Depending on the number of people, we provide 4WD car with A/C including Land cruiser, Lexus jeep and Mitsubishi Delica for comfort and efficiency. More less half of the Mongolian road is dirt and off-beaten. Depending on day-to-day program, we drive on asphalt and dirt road for as little as a couple of hours up to six hours with pleasant stops for toilet, photographs and stretching.
BOOKING & PAYMENT
    To book this tour please complete our online booking form here. To confirm your booking, we require 30% deposit payment via online payment (VISA, MASTER) or bank transfer and balance is expected to be made in 30 days prior to your tour departure. There is no extra card payment or hidden fee. Check our terms and conditions.
WHAT TO PACK
    Travel documents, warm coat/jacket and layers, hiking shoes, raincoat, rubber slippers, sunglasses, sunblock, bandana, lip balm, hat, insect repellent, travel medicine and standard toiletries
    Camera, camera accessories, USB charger, e-book readers, walking stick if necessary, led head torch