Gobi Desert Tour And Terelj National Park Tour

Duration: 6 nights/7 days

Tour introduction

Mongolia is a land of miracles! There's no fences on this vast land, horsemen and animals roam free here! Traveling overland in safari style, you visit the vast expanses of the Gobi Desert, where a three day circuit explores the lofty sand dunes of Khongoriin Els, the glacial canyon of Yolyn Am, and the red cliffs of Bayanzag, where the world’s richest deposits of dinosaur fossils are found. You will have the chance to visit families of nomads, and traditional events, and to take part in CAMEL-riding or guided walking if you wish – there are also endless opportunities for photography. Now come and take this wonderful trip and visit the Gobi with us!

Day1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar (Abbr-UB)

You will arrive in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia where your guide welcomes you. We will then transfer to 2 star HOTEL FOR some rest. After having a lunch at the guesthouse, we will take a leisurely stroll into the city centre not far from our hotel. Our first stop will be newly renovated Sukhbaatar Square. This is right in the centre of UB and is named after the revolutionary hero of 1921, DamdinySukhbaatar, who declared Mongolian independence from China. Another interesting place to stop is the National History Museum on the edge of the square. There will also be chances to change money, visit the post office and explore UB further. In the evening we will see Mongolian traditional concert, then we will be a welcome dinner at a local restaurant and a tour briefing.

Day2. Fly to South Gobi and Drive to the Vulture Canyon and trekking to the valley

We will fly to South Gobi and drive to the Vulture Canyon, which nestles between the beautiful peaks of Gurvansaikhan of the Three Beauties. After arrival at the canyon, we will take 2-hour hike through the canyon and maybe able to see parts of a glacier left over from the winter months. The gorge’s sheer rock walls rise to over 200m in some places and a mountain stream flows along the floor of the gorge. Above us you will be able to see ibex grazing. On the walls of canyon pairs of Lammergeyer nests and it maybe possible to see the rare Wallcreeper at close range. All the canyon is a great place to spot some of the 200 species of birds such as the Altaic Snowcock, the Mongolian desert Finch and the Cinereous Vulture, We will also be surrounded some of the park’s 600 different types of vegetation and plants. On our way in/out of the park we can visit the local Natural History Museum where dinosaur eggs and bones, petrified trees and a snow leopard are on display. Overnight in ger camp

Day3. Khongoriin Els sand dunes and hike to top of sand dunes

This morning will drive towards the Khongoriin Els sand dunes or so-called Singing Sand. These are some of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia. At 100 m in height the giant sand dunes stretch lengthwise some 180 kms. Sometimes the area is only several hundred meters wide but can grow to 7-20 kms. You can walk up the dunes, enjoy the views for miles and could hear the song of the sand dunes as you slide down. Also we can make camel riding for one hour. Overnight in n ger in the tourist resort

Day4. The Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag) - Dinosaur Site and walking

In the morning, we carry on to see the “Flaming Cliffs”, called Bayanzag in Mongolian. The site was first excavated in 1922 by an American explorer Andrew and the area is renowned as a “Dinosaur Cemetery”. Complete dinosaur skeletons, their fossilized eggs and hatchlings are found in their multitudes. The site itself is also stunning as it stands out of the desert with its deeply red coloured sandy rocks and hearty endemic vegetation. We will spend some time in the neighbourhood of this site and explore the surrounding areas. If you are lucky you may be able to find something too. Overnight in ger camp

Day5. Fly back to UB and drive to Terelj National Park

This morning earlier we will fly to UB. Then we will drive to Terelj NP. There we will make horse riding and short trekking to the small temple on the hill.. Overnight in ger camp

Day6. Back to UB

Today we will back to UB. On the way we will see Chingis Khaan Equestrian statue. Shopping and free afternoon. Overnight in hotel

Day7. Departure