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Glimpse of the Gobi by Air - a Brief Encounter with the Desert (MN-08)

Group size
2-12 people
3 days
Ulaanbaatar, Yol Valley (The Valley of the Eagles), Khongor Sand Dunes (Singing Dunes), Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs), Dalanzadgad
from $1,645
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The Gobi Desert, steeped in legend, is a captivating paradox – a vast expanse that covers a third of Mongolia, both alluring and enigmatic. It's a place where geography, history, and ancient tales merge with a rich tapestry of flora, fauna, and human societies. Surprisingly intricate, Mongolians recognize 33 different 'gobi' types, distinguished by soil color and composition. Within the Gobi, you'll find an array of diversity, from wildlife sanctuaries and rugged mountain terrain to striking canyons with dramatic rock formations. This tour offers an ideal way to explore the Gobi Desert's main highlights in a limited timeframe.

IncludedServices included in the package price.
  • Domestic flights in Mongolia
  • Accommodation
  • Full board meals
  • English – speaking guides
  • Guided tours & entrance fees
  • Airport transfers
Not includedServices not included in the package price.
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Dalanzadgad - Khongor Els Sand Dunes
Day 1 – Ulan Bator
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
Ulan Bator - Dalanzadgad: Ulaanbaatar - Dalanzadgad
Transfer by car / minibus: Dalanzadgad - Khongor Sand Dunes (Singing Dunes)
Khongor Els Sand Dunes
Our journey commences with a hearty breakfast at the hotel, and soon after, we will be transferred to the airport for a flight to the Gobi base camp. Our first destination is the remarkable Khongoryn Els sand dunes, a sprawling stretch that extends for 180 kilometers (approximately 110 miles) at the base of the magnificent Gurvan Saikhan Mountain range. We will make a stop for lunch upon our arrival.

The afternoon holds an array of captivating experiences, including a visit to a camel breeding family and the opportunity to explore the dunes on a camel ride. As the day comes to a close, we'll enjoy dinner and an overnight stay in a ger camp. The day's drive will cover a distance of about 200 kilometers, equivalent to 125 miles. (L/D).
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Bayan Zag
Day 2
Explore Flaming Cliffs (Bayan Zag) - the Gobi Dinosaurs Cemetery
After having breakfast at the base camp, we will start our journey back to the main camp, where we'll enjoy a packed lunch along the way. During our return, we will visit Bayan Zag, famously known as the Flaming Cliffs, and explore the intriguing Cemetery of Dinosaurs, retracing the footsteps of the renowned explorer Roy Chapman Andrews.

For the night, we will relish the serene ambiance of the Gobi Desert, with an overnight stay in traditional Mongolian gers. The driving distance for this leg of the journey will be approximately 80 kilometers, which is about 50 miles. (B/L/D).
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Dalanzadgad - Ulan Bator
Day 3 – Yol Valley
Yol Valley (Eagle Valley) National Park
Transfer by car / minibus: Yol Valley (The Valley of the Eagles) - Dalanzadgad
Dalanzadgad - Ulan Bator: Dalanzadgad - Ulaanbaatar
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Starting the day with breakfast at the base camp, our itinerary will conclude with a visit to the captivating Yol (Lammergeyer) Valley National Park, located 50 kilometers (approximately 32 miles) away. In the morning, we'll embark on a trek in this stunning landscape, providing ample opportunities for photographing the breathtaking scenery, which includes the Gobi Glacier and intriguing wildlife.

Later in the morning, we will board a flight back to Ulan Bator. Upon arrival, we'll arrange for your transfer to your hotel in the city.(B).
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Dates and prices
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Travel package
Comfort - 3*
Year of travel
Travel dates Excluding flights Single supplement Book
06/01/2024 - 06/03/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
06/08/2024 - 06/10/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
06/15/2024 - 06/17/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
06/22/2024 - 06/24/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
06/29/2024 - 07/01/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
07/06/2024 - 07/08/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
07/13/2024 - 07/15/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
07/20/2024 - 07/22/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
07/27/2024 - 07/29/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
08/03/2024 - 08/05/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
08/10/2024 - 08/12/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
08/17/2024 - 08/19/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
08/24/2024 - 08/26/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
08/31/2024 - 09/02/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
09/07/2024 - 09/09/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
09/14/2024 - 09/16/2024 $1,645 $125 book now
09/21/2024 - 09/23/2024 $1,645 $125 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in US dollars. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section "Included" in the tour description.
  2. Price "Excluding flight" does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights. Alternatively we can quote for flights from any international airport.
  3. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
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