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MN12: 7 Days Ulaanbaatar - Eagle Valley - Khongor Sand Dunes - Bayanzag - Terelj – 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
Welcome to Mongolia! Upon arrival at Chinggis Khaan International Airport or Ulaanbaatar railway station, our driver will hold a card with your name on it waiting for you there, and then transfer you to the well arranged hotel.

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center (4 stars)

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar - Eagle Valley
Today your private Mongolia tour starts. After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from the hotel and escort you to the airport for a short flight to Dalanzadgad. On arrival, our local guide will lead you directly to Yolyn Am, also known as Eagle Valley, and accompany you to enjoy the beautiful scenery on foot. The valley is surrounded by steep cliffs, so there forms a deep and narrow gorge. In some parts, only two persons can pass at the same time. In the bottom of the gorge, the river remains frozen nearly all year round. You can also watch some rare animals in the valley.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Juulchin Khan Bogd Ger Camp

Day 3: Khongor Sand Dunes
In the morning, we will drive westward and spend a full day to explore mysterious Khongor Sand Dunes, the largest desert area of Mongolia. It is more than 111 miles long and 17 miles wide. The locals name the dunes "singing dunes" for the unique sound made by the wind when it moves the sand. The wind blows from north towards west and the dunes can reach about 500 feet high. It will be your memorable experience to climb the highest dune and enjoy the spectacular gobi desert landscape.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Gobi Discovery Ger Camp

  • Khongor Sand Dunes
    Khongor Sand Dunes at the sunset
Day 4: Khongor Sand Dunes - Bayanzag
The wonderful tour will begin with a camel breeder's home. We will arrange a camel ride for you. You can take some photos when riding the camel in desert. Afterwards, we will head for Bayanzag by car to visit the Flaming Cliffs. The name comes from the color of the sandstone cliffs, which are red or orange in the sun and look like burning flames. Those sandstones will show you the different beauty of nature. It is also the first place that people discovered dinosaurs' bones and eggs in 1920s.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Mongol Gobi Ger Camp

Day 5: Bayanzag - Ulaanbaatar - Terelj National Park
Your private Bayanzag tour is over. We arrange a short flight for you to get back to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival, our Ulaanbaatar tour guide will lead you to Terelj National Park by car. It is one of the most-visited national parks of Mongolia, which is well known for its beautiful river, forests and some interesting rock formations. En route, stop a while to visit Turtle Rock, which is named so because it resembles a giant turtle.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Terelj Lodge Ger Camp

  • Terelj National Park
    Terelj National Park under the blue sky
Day 6: Terelj National Park - Genghis Khans Statue Complex - Ulaanbaatar
After breakfast, our guide will escort you back to downtown Ulaanbaatar by car. On the way, we will visit Genghis Khan's Statue Complex. There is a huge stainless steel statue of Genghis Khan, who was the founder of the Mongol Empire (1206-1405). The statue is 131 feet high which is the largest statue representing a man on a horseback in the world. You can go inside the statue to reach the top of the horse head, from where you can have a panoramic view of the surrounding Mongolian villages. There is a museum under the statue. The collections show you the objects of Mongol Empire like weapons, everyday utensils, and jewelry. After that, we will send you back to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Accommodation: Ramada Ulaanbaatar City Center (4 stars)

Day 7: Departure from Ulaanbaatar
Your 7 days Mongolia tour package comes to an end. Our guide and driver will take you to the airport for your leaving flight. If you want to continue your exploration, we are glad to offer you more Mongolia private tours.

Meals: Breakfast

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Tour Prices
Month2-3 travelers4-5 travelers
May-Sep$1789 $1610$1489 $1340
  • 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; Bayanzag - Ulaanbaatar.
  • Accommodation with daily breakfast at hotels/ Ger camps.
  • Service of English speaking guides per itinerary.
  • Services of a private driver and air-conditioned vehicles.
  • Entrance fees for all mentioned sights visited.
  • Camel riding at Khongor sand dunes - 1 hour.
  • Meals as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • All service Charge & Local Taxes.
  • Two bottled mineral waters during the tour per day.
What's Excluded
  • International Flights.
  • Personal travel insurance.
  • Personal expenses (laundry, telephone, drinks, etc.).
  • Meals other than those mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Tips for guides and drivers.
  • Mongolia Visa Fee.
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Tour Reviews

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  • Quinton from FrancePosted on January 06, 2020
    The tour guide's service was very in place. He was cheerful and brought joy to everyone. Excellent eloquence and excellent explanation also impressed me deeply. He kept the schedule in good order and helped take care of the young and the old.

    He was also a good photographer, and many of the sunset dune shots were all great. The 7 days Mongolia tour would not have been so wonderful without him!
  • Michael Berdela from USAPosted on December 17, 2019
    Very happy with the arrangements! Grassland activities, desert landscape... we experienced them all! The itinerary was not tight and we had a leisurely time on each spot.
  • Anzai Rika from JapanPosted on November 20, 2019
    Guide and driver in Sand Dunes were so considerate! They guided us to climb the higher dune and enjoyed the fantastic sunset view. My children loved the sand very much and had good fun in the Gobi desert. Very awesome arrangements!
  • William Miller from ItalyPosted on October 02, 2019
    Pretty good experience of this 7 days Mongolia desert tour! Beautiful grassland scenery and exciting desert exploration! I would like to express my hearty thanks to our guide who led us to appreciate the charms of National Park.
    She offered attentive service and was so warm to introduce the strange rock——Turtle Rock. Ger camps were good and we had a lot of fun. We upgraded the five-star hotel in Ulaanbaatar.
    And the room was large and clean. The meals were all good, especially the dried beef was so delicious that we bought a lot of local authentic dried beef for family.
  • Avery Pruski from CanadaPosted on August 29, 2019
    The exploration of Khongor Sand Dunes was awesome with spectacular Gobi desert! The tour guide was excellent and the driver was steady.
  • Arun Ableson from AustraliaPosted on June 07, 2019
    Agate Travel agency arranged a relaxed and reasonable 7 days Mongolia desert tour. We appreciated the spectacular desert landscape and beautiful sunset very much! The warm guides shared the local customs with us. The dedicated drivers were patient to leave enough time for us to enjoy ourselves. So thoughtful!
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