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Dunes of the Gobi Desert - 9 Days

Dunes of the Gobi Desert

Mongolia · Private Tour · 9 Days
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Let us take you straight to the heart of Mongolia as you visit the historical capital of Karakorum, the striking sand dunes of the Gobi Desert, the epic scenery of Eagle Valley, and stay at authentic ger camps. 

Itinerary

Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar → Khustai National Park
Day 2 - Khustai National Park → Karakorum
Day 3 - Karakorum → Ongi
Day 4 - Ongi → Bayanzag
Day 5-6 - Bayanzag → Khongor
Day 7 - Khongor → Eagle Valley
Day 8 - Eagle Valley → Ulaanbaatar
Day 9 - Ulaanbaatar

What is included

  • Transportation in comfortable Delica 4x4 off road minivan, including airport transfers
  • Domestic flight Dalanzadgad - Ulaanbaatar
  • 7 nights accommodation at traditional mongolian ger camp with full board
  • 1 night accommodation at luxury hotel with breakfast
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance fees at all visiting sites
  • Camel ride and Horse ride
  • English speaking guide service throughout the entire itinerary
  • Local guides for horse and camel ride trials

What is NOT included

  • International flights
  • Meals and beverages not mentioned in this itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips and personal expenses
Did you know you can make this trip even better? Customize this tour

day
1
Ulaanbaatar → Khustai National Park

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and drive to Khustai National Park

Enjoy horse riding for an hour. See Takhi, the Asian wild horse, and if you have a chance, also wolves, argali sheep and deer. 

Enjoy short hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Takhi's Information Center. 

Overnight at a mongolian traditional ger tent.  

Q
Ulaanbaatar → Khustai National Park110 km 2h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Khustai Camp

Khustai National Park

day
2
Khustai National Park → Karakorum

After breakfast, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the XIIIth century capital of
the Mongol Empire. 

On the way you will see Khusuu Tsaidam, a Turkic inscribed monument of the Turkic State. Discover Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. 

Then visit Karakorum Museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, and Ancient state period halls. 

Overnight at a mongolian traditional ger tent.  

Q
Khustai National Park → Karakorum260 km 5h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Munkhtenger Camp

Karakorum

day
3
Karakorum → Ongi

After breakfast, we will drive to Ongi Temple Ruins which used to have about one thousand lamas. This is a ruin of a big monastery Bari Yonzon Hamba on the bank of Ongi river. 

After lunch, visit a Meditation Cave of Buddhist monks. Optional sauna and body massage is available. 

Overnight at a mongolian traditional ger tent.  

Q
Karakorum → Ongi250 km 5h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Secret of Ongi Camp

Ongi

day
4
Ongi → Bayanzag

After breakfast, we will drive to Bayanzag, where the first nest of dinosaur eggs were ever discovered in 1922. This site is famous for the remains of the Dinosaurs which lived there 60 million years ago. 

On the way, see the interesting Havtsgait petroglyphs. In the evening, enjoy photo shoots at the flaming cliffs & watch a documentary about this wonderful place. 

Overnight at a mongolian traditional ger tent.  

Q
Ongi → Bayanzag170 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Gobi Tour Camp

Bayanzag

day
5-6
Bayanzag → Khongor

In the early morning, drive to Khongor Sand Dunes. Then climb to Khongor sand dunes with a panoramic view of the nature. These are Mongolia's largest sand dunes, reaching a height of 300 meters in some areas. 

The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rosecolor at sunrise or sunset. Next day, visit a camel herdsman family to experience their lifestyle, culture and traditions. 

You will be riding a camel to explore the Uujim Valley for 2-3 hours. The two-humped Bactrian camels are very comfortable to ride as they walk slowly and gently, and you will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably in between them. Our camel guide will lead you safely through the sand dunes. 

Overnight at a mongolian traditional ger tent.  

Q
Bayanzag → Khongor160 km 3h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Gobi Erdene Camp

Khongor

day
7
Khongor → Eagle Valley

After breakfast, today’s destination is Yolin Am, also known as Eagle Valley

Take a trip to Yolin Am and Dungene Valley – hike this wonderfully picturesque place with ice in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. Enjoy short hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. 

Visit and admire the beautiful Gobi Museum. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the Three Beauties peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. 

Overnight at a mongolian traditional ger tent.  

Q
Khongor → Eagle Valley200 km 4h
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
Y

Gobi Mirage Camp

Eagle Valley

day
8
Eagle Valley → Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, you will take your flight back to Ulaanbaatar

Take a city tour to Gandan Monastery where you will see a huge gold plated Buddha, a symbol of Mongolian national pride and cultural revival, Ulaanbaatar city museum, Central Square, and National Museum of Mongolia where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to present time. 

You may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore

Overnight at the hotel.

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Dalanzadgad → Ulaanbaatar 1h 30min
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

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9
Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, you will be transferred from your hotel to the airport.

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

Accommodations

Khustai National Park
Y

Khustai Camp

Karakorum
Y

Munkhtenger Camp

Ongi
Y

Secret of Ongi Camp

Bayanzag
Y

Gobi Tour Camp

Khongor
Y

Gobi Erdene Camp

Eagle Valley
Y

Gobi Mirage Camp

Ulaanbaatar
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Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace

Price for luxury experience

Customizable private tour
Prices per person2 pax
Double Sharing
4 pax
Double Sharing
1 May 2018 - 30 Sep 2018$2111$1518

Photos

Camel safari, Khongor sand dunes
Flaming Cliffs
Erdenezuu monastery, Karakorum
Monoglian girl, Dundgobi province
Gandan monastery, Ulaanbaatar
Wild Takhi, Hustai National Park
Ice glacier in summer, Eagle Valley
Khongor sand dunes

Map

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