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MN03: 8 Days Ulaanbaatar - Terelj - Hustai National Park - Gobi Desert - Ulaanbaatar

Tour Type: Private Tour, flexible and customized
Guide & Driver: English-speaking guide, experienced driver & air-conditioned car
Accommodation: 4-star hotels & Ger Camp
Meals: A mix choice of local cuisines and western-style food

Itinerary Details
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Day 1: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
Our guide will pick you up from Ulaanbaatar airport or train station and transfer you to the hotel.

In the afternoon we will continue with Ulaan Bataar city tour: visit Gandan Hiid Monastery, the country's largest remaining monastery, Sukhebaatar square and the National History Museum. The National Museum of Mongolian History is one of the leading museums in Mongolia displaying Mongolian cultural heritage. You will learn about ancient states period (Hunnu, Turkish and Uighur), the Mongolian Empire of 13th-14th centuries, Mongolian traditional lifestyle, their clothing and jewellery, as well as current democratic reforms and modern state of affairs. You will see real dinosaur remains as well as other archeological findings from the Mesozoic Era found in the Gobi desert.

In the evening enjoy Tumen Ekh ensemble, Mongolia's premier traditional performance featuring folk and traditional music, song, throat singing, dance and contortion.

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center (4 stars)

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar - Terelj National Park
Famous as the home of Genghis Khan, Mongolia is one of the most mystical destinations on earth. It was the homeland of the brilliant, tough, well-drilled horsemen who, for over 500 years from the 13th century, occupied lands and cities from the river Yellow to the Danube. The dramatic Mongolian landscapes are breathtaking.

Chinggis Khaan Monument guided tour:
We will drive to Chinggis Khaan monument located at Conjinboldog area on the bank of the Tuul River, 33 miles east of Ulaan Bataar. It is a 40-metre tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback, erected in 2008. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. There are 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. Visitors can walk to the head of the horse where they can have a panoramic view of the surrounding landscape. The monument complex also features a visitor centre and an archaeological museum. The Chinggis Khan Statue is currently the biggest equestrian statue in the world.

Terelj National Park guided trip:
Terelj National Park is famous for its unique granite rock formations, pristine alpine scenery and diverse flora and fauna. We will explore Turtle rock and enjoy hiking to Aryabal monastery. We will have an opportunity to visit a real Nomad family and see its traditional way of living exploring their lifestyle by learning how to milk the cows and preparing the dairy products. We stay for overnight in a traditional Mongolian Ger (means "home") - a sturdy wood and felt type tent.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Terelj Lodge Ger Camp

  • Genghis Khan Statue
    Genghis Khan Statue Complex
  • Terelj National Park
    Terelj National Park
Day 3: Terelj National Park - Hustai National Park - Ulaanbaatar
After Breakfast, we take a 3-hour drive to Hustai National Park (Wild Horse Park). On the way explore Moltsog sand dunes. Upon arrival at Hustai, visit small Ger museum. After lunch you will enjoy free time with possible horseback riding. Short drive to see Przewalski wild horses in their natural habitat. Enjoy hiking, take photos and watching wild flowers. If we lucky there can see fox, deer, eagle, and more animals, birds. Drive back Ulaanbaatar. Arrive and transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center (4 stars)

Day 4: Flight To The Gobi Desert - Visit Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs)
Pick up from the hotel lobby and transferred to the city airport for a morning flight to Dalanzadgad, this is a small town of Gobi.
Upon arrival at the local airport, we will take a short drive to Gobi Oasis Ger camp for breakfast.
After breakfast, drive to the flaming, red cliffs at Bayanzag - is a famous for the first discovery of dinosaur eggs, bones and complete dinosaur skeletons which is first discovered by Roy Chapman Andrews, American expedition in the 1920. We will find an egg and bones of dinosaurs around Bayanzag. White fossilized bones are still found nowadays.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Mongol Gobi Ger Camp

  • Flaming Cliffs
    Peculiar phenomenon in Flaming Cliffs
Day 5: Khongor Sand Dunes - Visit Camel Herder Family & Camel Trail
After breakfast, we will continue this best Mongolia tour and drive west to the extraordinary sand dunes of Khongor. This is one of the most scenic areas of Gobi. The dunes rise abruptly from the plain, in some places reaching a height of 300 meters, and extend over an area between 2-12 km in width and 180 km in length.

After lunch at "Gobi Discovery" tourist Ger camp near the Khongor sand dunes, we will visit camel herder family in their Ger, explore their unique nomadic lifestyle. Its chance to try drinking Hormog (fermented Mongolian camel milk).
The sand dunes are the perfect place for camel riding. We will discover this magnificent place on camel back. Mongolia is home to 2/3 of the two-humped Bactrian camels in the world. It is a gentle, calm and extraordinary patient animal and can carry on without water for a month. Bet, you never rode a Bactrian camel, riding a Bactrian camel is much more comfortable than the camel in Sahara, India or anywhere else. Its two humps support you from both sides and easy pace will comfort you so much.

In the evening, we will climb up to the Singing Dune, one of the highest dunes, opportunity to see the breathtaking view of the surrounding area and amazing sunshine panorama of sand dunes. When it is windy some of the dunes give a strange sound like the engines of an aero plane, for which they are named the "singing dunes".

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Gobi Erdene Ger Camp

  • Camelus Bactrianus in Mongolia
    Camelus Bactrianus in Mongolia
Day 6: Yol Valley - Gobi Oasis Ger Camp
Today, we will drive continues to the Yol valley situated in "Three beauties of Gobi" Mt. National Park. Yol means Lammergeyer, one of the most endangered bird species of prey. The valley is notable for a deep ice field; it remains frozen for most of the year, except late summer.

After lunch at local restaurant at Bayandalai village, we will drive through Dungenee Canyon and reach at the Yol valley. There is we will make little hiking through grassy meadows, small streams, long and narrow valley with sheltered by high cliff walls, sunlight bouncing off amazing rocks, covered with wild flowers and Gobi plants. You may be lucky enough to spot wild sheep and goat, grazing high on the cliff walls.
After visit and explore the national park, we will drive to "Gobi Oasis" tourist Ger camp, which is near to local airport.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Accommodation: Gobi Nomad Lodge Ger Camp

Day 7: Fly Back To Ulaanbaatar & City Trip
After early breakfast, we will fly back to airport of Dalanzadgad town and fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival in the city, transfer to hotel.

In the afternoon, we will visit Bogd Khaan Palace - the complex was a home of 8th Bogd Javzandamba in 19th century, the head of Mongolian religion. The palace consists of seven Summer Prayer temples and the winter palace.
Continue to visit the Zaisan Memorial; it was built for honors fallen soldiers of Soviet Union in World War II. From here available to see the best view of Ulaanbaatar and surrounding hills.

Afterwards, go shopping for souvenirs and local products. Suggested shopping places are State department store, famous "Gobi" cashmere factory store or "Naran Tuul" Black market. After farewell dinner at "Bd's Mongolian Barbeque" international chain restaurant, transfer to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center (4 stars)

  • Ulaanbaatar Bogd Khan Palace museum
    Bogd Khan Palace museum
  • Zaisan Memorial
    Zaisan Memorial
Day 8: Departure from Ulaanbaatar
Our guide will pick you up and transfer to the city airport. We wish you a nice trip!

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices
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  • Prices are per person in US Dollars based on double occupancy.
  • The prices in red reflect 10% discount.
  • Any part of the itinerary e.g. tour length, activities & hotels can be tailored to your individual interests.
What's Included
  • Economy class airfare of Ulaanbaatar - Dalanzadgad.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at selected hotels.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Entrance fees for mentioned sights visited.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
What's Excluded
  • International flight into and out Ulaanbattar.
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Mongolia Visa Fee.
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