Great Gobi Desert and Ancient Mongolia 12 days

This is the best tour of Mongolia, using local flight and private vehicle experiencing Mongolian Gobi desert, unique Eagle valley , Khustai national park, 13th century complex, Nomad life ,Erdenezuu monastery and other attractions of Mongolia only in 12 days.

per adult from

$3,932

NZD

Duration

12 days

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Hotel pickup available

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  • What's included :
    • 11x Breakfast
    • 10x Dinner
    • 10x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 11 nights
    • Air-conditioned vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Bayanzag Saxual Forest
    • Entry/Admission - Khongoryn Els
    • Entry/Admission - The Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs
    • Entry/Admission - Erdene Zuu Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Khustain Nuruu National Park
    • Entry/Admission - National History Museum
    • Entry/Admission - National Park Mongolia 13th Century
    What's excluded :

    • Day 1: Ulaanbaatar

      Pass By: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
      Arrive at Ulaanbaatar.

      No meals included on this day.
      Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel

      Day 2: Ulaanbaatar-South Gobi-Yoliin am

      Stop At: Yolin Am Ice Field, Mongolia
      Early flight to South Gobi. Flight will take 1.15 hrs. Transfer to the gers at the camp and drive to Gurvan
      Saihan Mountain. Gurvan saikhan mountain or, the Three Beautiful Mountains, is a legendary Gobi oasis. It's at the eastern end of the Altai mountain range, which forms a vertical rock barrier along the northern edge of the Gobi Desert. The sides of the gorge are vertical, but there are rock ledges with clumps of stunted juniper. The bottom of the gorge, which only sees the sun when it is directly overhead, is filled with snow and ice.
      Visit to *Eagle valley: Called Yoliin am in Mongolian, Eagle valley is famous for its dramatic and very unusual scenery-it is a valley, stuck in the middle of the Gobi Desert, with 2-3meters thick ice almost all year around.
      Visit the small museum at the gate on the main road to Eagle valley, which has a collection of dinosaur eggs, bones and stuffed birds and snow leopard.

      Duration: 4 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at tourist ger camp

      Day 3: South Gobi-Bayanzag-Khongor sand dunes

      Stop At: Bayanzag Saxual Forest, Mongolia
      Drive to Khongor sand dunes via Bayanzag for 260kms. *Bayanzag, which means “rich in saxauls” is known
      as the“flaming cliffs”. Fossilized dinosaur bones and eggs 1stexcavated in 1922 in Bayanzag. It’s a classic desert of
      rock, red sands, scrub, sun and awesome emptiness. Drive further to Khongor sand dunes.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: Khongoryn Els, Gobi Desert, Dalanzadgad 212503 Mongolia
      Khongor sand dunes: The 800-meter high sand dunes are called Khongor sand dunes. These dunes are 20 km wide and 100 km long. The small Khongoryn River flows along the sand dunes and gives birth to oases.
      Spend some time at the dunes, trekking, walking or climbing.

      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at tourist ger camp.

      Day 4: Khongor sand dunes-South gobi

      Pass By: Dalanzadgad, Dalanzadgad, Omnogovi Province
      Drive back to first camp for 220 kms. Box lunch on the way near the rocky mountain Bayan Tsagaan which is
      rich by wild animals such as mountain goat, fox, wolf and wild sheep Argali. On the way back to the camp you may see the 1000-6000 head of wild antelope white tailed gazelle in one herd.
      Arrive at the camp and transfer to gers.


      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at tourist ger camp

      Day 5: South Gobi-Ulaanbaatar

      Stop At: The Central Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs, Chingeltei District, 5th Khoroo, Independence Square, Ulaanbaatar 11000 Mongolia
      Morning flight back to Ulaanbaatar.
      City tour including Natural history museum, which displays whole skeletons of dinosaurs of different species excavated in Gobi desert.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Stop At: The State Department Store, Peace Avenue-23, 3th khoroo, Chingeltei District, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
      Shopping at State department store for souvenirs etc.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel

      Day 6: Ulaanbaatar-Khognokhan

      Stop At: Road to Erdene Khamba Ovgon Manastery, Rd to Erdene Khamba Ovgon Manastery, Mongolia
      Drive to Khogno Khaan mountain for 280 kms. This is a picturesque area with steppes, mountains, forests and mineral water sources. Ruins of the 19th Century temples and monasteries are found in the Khogno Khaan mountain, Trekking and horseback riding tours are available for visitors as an option.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at tourist ger camp

      Day 7: Khognokhan-Kharkhorin-Elsen Tasarkhai

      Stop At: Erdene Zuu Monastery, Kharkhorin 62090 Mongolia
      Drive west to Kharkhorin, the ancient capital city of Mongolia founded in 1220 by the order of Chingis khan. After moving the capital city of Mongolian empire to Yuan Dynasty in 1270, role of Kharkhorin as a capital city had been abandoned. In 1586, in commemoration of adopting Tibetan Buddhism as an official religion of Mongolia, present Erdene Zuu monastery was founded on the place of ruined Kharkhorin city.
      * Visit Erdene Zuu monastery circled by 400m X 400m fortress kind fence dotted with 108 stupas.
      Drive back to Khognokhan mountain.
      Stop at nomadic-horse breeding family to explore another life style of Mongolian nomads in Khangai region.


      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at tourist ger camp

      Day 8: Elsen tasarkhai-Khustai National Park

      Stop At: Khustain Nuruu National Park, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
      Drive backward Ulaanbaatar to Hustai National Park – the main attraction here is the one and only species
      of wild horse, the Takhi (Przewalski's Horse), which was discovered at the end of XIX century and is being reintroduced to Mongolia in Hustai NP. MACNE (Mongolian Association for the Conservation of Nature and Environment) along with FRPH (Foundation Reserves of Przewalski's Horses) brought a total number of 84 takhi to Mongolia during last 10 years. The number of takhi has reached more than 120 Khustai national park locates from Ulaanbaatar 125 km. There you will be able to see Prjevalskii horses (wild horses).

      Duration: 2 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at tourist ger camp

      Day 9: Khustai national park-Terelj star resort

      Stop At: Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Gorkhi Terelj National Park, Tov Province
      Continue driving backward Ulaanbaatar and arrive at Terelj Star tourist resort for another 180kms on
      paved road /2 hrs driving/. Terelj star tourist resort, only tourist resort in north from Ulaanbaatar, is located in a picturesque mountain valley of Khan Khentii mountain range.
      Stop at “Ovoo” worshipped by Mongolians erected on the road usually on the mountain passes.
      After arrival, free at leisure at the resort.

      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at tourist ger camp


      Day 10: Terelj Star Resort-Ulaanbaatar

      Stop At: National History Museum, Juulchin Street-1, Ulaanbaatar 210146 Mongolia
      Drive back to Ulaanbaatar for 110kms. After arrival transfer to the hotel, visit to National history museum,
      which shows history and geographic of Mongolia. After visiting the museum go shopping.
      Duration: 1 hour

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at hotel


      Day 11: Ulaanbaatar-13th century complex-Ulaanbaatar

      Stop At: National Park Mongolia 13th Century, Road Ulaanbaatar - Baganur, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
      The 1st part of the Complex is the Chinghis khan statue, located in 60 km from Ulaanbaatar. The Complex covers and area of 80 sq. km. The statue is 42 m high, including its round shaped base construction. King’s museum, display hall, restaurant, pub, cafe, conference and meeting facilities, and souvenir shops are in the base construction. This is the stop, where you enjoy farseeing and pleasant view of natural scenery.

      Drive further 30kms to the main stop at the 13th century complex. It is recognized as the period of Mongolian empire. Here, the project “13th century National Park aims to provide you these opportunities by welcoming you at its micro Kingdom. You will be amazed with watching and practicing XIII century’s Mongolians everyday life, such as state affairs, breeding the livestock, garments visiting 4 tribal camps called Craftsmen camp, Educational camp, The Herders’ camp, Shaman camp and the King’s Palace.
      Have lunch at the King’s Palace during exploring the complex.

      Duration: 3 hours

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      • Lunch
      • Dinner
      Accommodation included: Overnight at a hotel

      Day 12: Departure

      Pass By: Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar
      Drive to airport.

      Meals included:
      • Breakfast
      No accommodation included on this day.
    • Departure Point :
      Traveler pickup is offered
      We pick up all travelers from their staying hotels,hostels,guest houses and stations and other.Airports
      • Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
      • Buyant Uhaa Airport, Ulaanbaatar Mongolia
      Ports
      • Chinggis Khaan International Airport, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
      • New Ulaanbaator International Airport, Zuunmod - Buren Rd, Dzuunmod, Mongolia
      Departure Time :
      9:00 AM
      Return Detail :
      -
      Hotel Pickup :
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
      • Wheelchair accessible
      • Stroller accessible
      • Near public transportation
      • Infants must sit on laps
      • Infant seats available
      • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
      • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
      • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
      • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
      • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
      • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
      • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
      • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
      • Face masks required for guides in public areas
      • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
      • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
      • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
    • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
    • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

    Language

    English - Guide

    Age Req.

    -

    Fitness Req.

    None

    Group Size

    10

    Organised by Shine Zuuch Travel

    Activity ID: V-8014P5

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