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GOBI DESERT AND CENTRAL MONGOLIA - YURT CAMP TOUR

Best features of this tour

This trip is more comfortable in every way. The accommodation is the yurt .
The combination of Gobi desert and borderless green land will be the nicest thing you'll ever experience.

Tour itinerary

The journey starts from Gobi desert and eventually leads you to the infamous Orkhon Valley which is an entirely different region.
It is a win-win situation where you do not have to choose between different tours to experience both landscapes.

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar


Arrival in Mongolia.

Your English speaking translator picks you up at Chinggis Khan Airport.

No lunch included.

Visit Gandantegchinlin Monastery and the National Museum of Mongolian History.

Dinner downtown and overnight at a hotel (2* – twin or triple room).

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar - Tsagaan Suvraga 
 


We will have breakfast and start our trip.

We will drive to Tsagaan Suvraga located in Dundgobi province for 7 hours. Picnic lunch on the road.

Tsagaan Suvraga or "White Stupa" is over 60m tall at its highest point and continues for a length of 400m. It looks like the planet Mars.

Dinner and stay overnight at the yurt camp (single beds, 4 to 5 persons per yurt, showers in a separate building).

Day 3: Tsagaan Suvraga  – Yoliin Am Canyon 


After breakfast, we will be headed to Umnugobi province.

We start hiking to The Yoliin Am.

Picnic lunch on the road.

We arrive at the yurt camp from our hiking.

Dinner and stay overnight at the yurt camp or in a nomadic family.

Day 4: Yoliin Am Canyon – Khongoriin Els (sand dunes)


We drive to Khongoriin Els after breakfast.

Picnic lunch on the road.

We arrive at our destination.

Dinner and stay overnight at the yurt camp (single beds, 4 to 5 persons per yurt, showers in a separate building).

Day 5: Adventure in Khongoriin Els


We leave the camp for a camel ride in sand dunes after breakfast.

Lunch (at the camp).

We can go hiking through sand dunes in the afternoon as we will have free time.

Dinner and stay overnight at the yurt camp (single beds, 4 to 5 persons per yurt, showers in a separate building).

Day 6: Khongoriin Els – Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs



We drive to the infamous Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag after breakfast in the yurt camp.

Picnic lunch on the road.

We go for short hiking through the Flaming Cliffs.

Dinner and stay overnight at the yurt camp (single beds, 4 to 5 persons per yurt, showers in a separate building).

Day 7: Flaming Cliffs – Ongii Monastery


Breakfast

We drive to central Mongolia to experience completely different landscapes.

Picnic lunch on the road.

We arrive at Ongii Monastery in the afternoon.

Visit of the Monastery and the ancient ruins.

Dinner and stay overnight at the yurt camp (single beds, 4 to 5 persons per yurt, showers in a separate building).

Day 8: Ongii Monastery – Kharkhorin


Breakfast

We drive to the ancient capital city of Mongolia, Kharkhorin.

Picnic lunch on the road.

We arrive in the evening at the yurt camp.

Dinner and stay overnight at the yurt camp (single beds, 4 to 5 persons per yurt, showers in a separate building).

Day 9: Kharkhorin  – Orkhon Valley


Breakfast.

We will visit Erdene Zuu Monastery located in Kharkhorin.

Lunch.

We drive to the Orkhon Valley.

As we drive to the Valley, you'll enjoy the beautiful nature around.

We arrive in a nomadic family in the evening and we will be their guests for 2 days.

Your translator and the equestrian guides will explain the tradition as you enjoy your nomadic life.

Dinner and stay overnight in the separate yurt of a nomadic family.

The comfort is minimal compared to the yurt camps but you'll experience the true nature of the nomadic daily life.

Day 10: Orkhon Valley – Nomads life

Breakfast.

This day is fully dedicated to getting to know the daily nomad life. Feel free to be a part of the daily activities of the family.

Your translator and the equestrian guides will explain the tradition as you enjoy your nomadic life.

This will be the best cultural exchange experience for both of you and the family.

Dinner and stay overnight in the separate yurt of a nomadic family.

We can go to Orkhon Falls on a horseback or in a car as it is close to the family we are staying at.

We will be offered Khorkhog, a Mongolian traditional meal for the honored guests also known as Mongolian barbeque.

Stay overnight in the separate yurt of a nomadic family.

Day 11: Orkhon Valley – Tsenkher Hot Springs


Breakfast

Time to say goodbye to our welcoming host family.

We ride up to the Tuvkhun Monastery, located on the upper side of the mountain.

Picnic lunch on the road.

We continue our journey to Tsenkher Hot Springs and arrive in the evening.

You can enjoy baths and small pools in the hot springs as well as the massage (not included).

Dinner and stay overnight at the yurt camp (single beds, 4 to 5 persons per yurt, showers in a separate building).

Day 12: Tsenkher Hot Springs – Ugii Lake


Breakfast.

We drive to Ugii Lake.

Picnic lunch on the road.

The lake is located in the middle of the half-desert region which makes the environment exceptionally amazing! You can also notice that the lake changes its color slightly during different times of days.

The lake is home to various types of birds, mostly: ducks, swans, geese, cranes, and shorebirds.

Dinner and stay overnight at the yurt camp (single beds, 4 to 5 persons per yurt, showers in a separate building).

Day 13: Ugii Lake – Ulaanbaatar


Breakfast and we leave for Ulaanbaatar early and arrive in the afternoon.

Picnic lunch.

You'll be offered to go shopping with a guide for the rest of the afternoon.

In the evening, you will attend Mongolian traditional shows which cover traditional dances, music, songs.

We don't include dinner to leave you a wide range of choices of Ulaanbaatar cuisine.

Night at a hotel (2* – twin or triple room).

Day 14: Ulaanbaatar


Transfer to the airport after breakfast.

ADDITIONAL

SMALL GROUP SUPPLEMENT

Groups of 2 or 3 : + 250 € / pers.

A supplement is refunded for all travelers after the 4th traveler is booked.

SINGLE ROOM

+ 60 € / pers. (2 nights in Ulaanbaatar only). This single room supplement applies if you want a single room in Ulaanbaatar.

 

PRACTICAL INFORMATION

Meeting point: Chinggis Khaan Airport, Ulaanbaatar.
Language: English, French
Group size: 3-10 persons.

ACCOMMODATION

This is yurt camp only tour, offering you comfort during the entire trip.


In a guest yurt with a nomadic family:   2 nights
In a yurt camp:                                          8 nights
In a 2* hotel in Ulaanbaatar:                    2 nights

INCLUDED

✔ Transfers airport / hotel / airport
✔ English or French speaking guide
✔ 2 nights in 3* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included
✔ Journeys in Japanese 4WD jeep or Russian 4x4 UAZ + driver
✔ Petrol
✔ Full pension during the tour
✔ All breakfast, lunch, and dinner except 1 dinner
✔ Water
✔ Tour and visits
✔ Horse and camel riding
✔ Nomadic equestrian guide
✔ Entrance fees for parks and museums indicated in the program
✔ Traditional show

NOT INCLUDED

International flights
Visa (if necessary)
Travel insurance
Repatriation insurance
Drinks / alcohols extras
Meals in Ulan Bator
Phone calls
Any excursion that is not indicated in the program

 

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