Gobi

9 days from

1000$ per person

Itinerary

Day 1Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Our team will meet you at the “Chinggis Khan” international airport and transfer to the hotel in the city. After rest, we will start our city tour starting from the Sukhbaatar square. This square is a spirit of the capital and famous for its surroundings including Parliament House, National Opera Theatre, Cultural Palace and House of City Council. Visit in the Museum of National history museum which has many colorful exhibits; historical findings, traditional handicrafts and dressing. Then we will visit Zaisan Hill that provides wide open view of the Ulaanbaatar. We will end our day with traditional performance of folk songs, throat singing, horse-headed fiddle, ethnic dances and arty contortion.
Over night: Hotel Lunch Dinner

Day 2Ulaanbaatar – Visiting the temples

After breakfast we will visit Choijin Lama Museum. This monastery was built in 1908 for the Choijin Lama, Luvsankhaidav, the state oracle and younger brother of the eighth Bogd Gegeen. The temple is now a museum preserving the elaborately decorated interiors which has several gilded bronze statues, impressive sculptures of the major Mongolian and Tibetan incarnations of the Buddhist deities. In the afternoon, we will visit Bogd Khaan Palace. The palace was built in 1903 dedicated to the 8th Bogd Gegeen, the head of lamaist religion and last khan of Mongolia. Amazing bronze castings, silk paintings, paper icons, mineral paintings, god statues made by Zanabazar and his students is the main attraction of this Palace.
Over night Hotel , BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 3Elsen tasarkhai

After breakfast, we will drive to the Bayangobi. It is a unique place with many different forms of natural landscape; combination of a Gobi sand dunes, forests and rocky mountains. Opportunities to hike in the small sand dunes and riding a camel. In the afternoon we will visit Erdene Khambyn Khuree; the monastery is located in the majestic looking Khugnu Khaan mountain. Enlightened Bogd Gegeen Zanabazar, a religious leader, philosopher, artist and sculptor was founded these Uvgun and Zaluu temples for his religious teacher. The soldiers of Oirad nobleman Galdan boshigt destroyed the monasteries and assassinated the monks in 1688.
Over night: Ger lodge

Day 4Kharkhorin – The ancient capital

We will drive to Kharkhorin; an ancient Capital of Great Mongolian Empire and main treasure of Mongolian Buddhism, Erdenezuu Monastery. Kharkhorin was established in the valley of Orkhon river in 1220. Kharkhorin played significant role in Mongolian history and was a capital city of Mongolian Great Empire until Khubilai Khaan, a grandson of Chinggis Khaan moved the capital to Beijing of Yuan Dynasty. Erdenezuu Monastery – the first Buddhist monastery was founded by Avtai Sain Khaan, descendant of Chinggis Khaan, on the ruins of Kharkhorin in 1586. The monastery is surrounded by beautiful looking white walls with 108 stupas.
Over night: Ger lodge
Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 5The Ruins of Ongi Monastery

After breakfast we will drive to the south. We will see beautifully changing landscape from forest steppe into semi-desert Gobi land. We will drive through the wide huge open land called Ongi steppe. In the afternoon we will arrive in the ruins of Ongiin Khiid Monastery. This monastery was built in the 18th century. The monastery was the main religious centre of South Mongolia. The monks were practiced Buddhist philosophy, astrology and medicine.
Over night: Ger lodge

Day 6South Gobi – Following the steps of dinosaurs

Breakfast at the camp and we will drive to the Bayanzag known as a Flamming Cliffs to the world. In the afternoon we will arrive in the ancient red rock creation, Bayanzag formed 60-70 million years ago, famous as Flamming Cliifs named by Roy Andrew Chapman, an American explorer who visited Mongolia in 1920s. The striking red Bayanzag cliffs have dinosaur fossils, eggs and bones all over the place and neighbored by bushy Saxual tree forests.
Over night: Ger lodge
Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 7South Gobi – Hiking in the Yol Valley

After breakfast we will drive to the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park where we will see incredible “Yol Valley”. In the afternoon, we will explore the valley. The valley is the unusual narrow canyon of a river that flows through the Zuun Saikhan Mountain. The sheer rock walls stand 200m and the canyon has stunning green meadows with thick glacier layer that is deeply set between the walls. We will trek along the canyon and may have an opportunity to glimpse rarely found wild sheep Argali, mountain goat Ibex and Yol Lammergeier.
Over night: Ger lodge
Activities:
Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 8We catch an early morning flight back to Ulaanbaatar

Full day of exploring Ulaanbaatar city and shopping in the State Department Store and cashmere outlet store. Overnight in the hotel.
Over night Hotel
Meals: BreakfastLunchDinner

Day 9Departure from Ulaanbaatar

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SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Sightseeing and attractions
  • English speaking guiding and driver service throughout the entire time
  • Vehicle rental
  • Gasoline and fuel
  • Nights in the hotel and tourist yurt announced in the program
  • Nights at the breeders
  • All meals in the countryside during the trip
  • Entrances to natural parks, museums, sites, monuments and museums mentioned in the program
  • Meals at Ulanbator except a free lunch
  • Airport transfer


SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE

  • Intrenational aire are or train tickets
  • Mongolia entry visa fee
  • Insurances
  • Personal expenses / extra drinks,food, telephone calls, optional activities (riding, camel, yak…), sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary
  • Tips
  • Lunch at Ulanbator