8 days, 7 nights
Overview: Travelling through millennia old Gobi-desert and its wonderous landscapes is definitely a must do and once in a lifetime experience. With our experienced team and you will travel with ease and comfort through diverse and mysterious land that is Mongolian Gobi.
Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, our professional English-speaking local guide will warmly welcome the travellers at the airport оr train station, and transfer to hotel to proceed check-in.
Your guide will pick you up at your hotel lobby after breakfast. Today we begin the journey heading to Baga Gazryn Chuluu, a unique formation of rocks in the Middle Gobi province. Visit ruins of an ancient temple and explore the area. Lunch is on the way. Have dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
After breakfast, drive further heading magnificent Tsagaan Suvarga. Meaning “White Stupa”, it is a deep escarpment formed over time due to erosion of a sedimentary mud in the sea bottom and looks like a stupa from far distance. From far-east it looks like a city ruin or a settlement, but from west it looks like a flat steppe. This escarpment is 60m high, about 400m wide, and believed to have almost 900 steep banks. After rainfall, torrents of water flowing down the banks looks like a massive waterfall. Lunch, dinner, and overnight stay are in a ger camp near Tsagaan Suvarga. (B/L/D)
Drive to the world’s famous Flaming Cliffs and Bayanzag (forest of the Gobi). Discover the area of first paleontological finding in Mongolia by following footsteps of American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews. During the sunset the cliffs will change colours to beautiful deep red hue, hence the name Flaming Cliffs. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
After breakfast drive to Khongor sand dunes, known as Singing Dunes. After having lunch at the camp, visit a nomadic camel herder family and experience the authentic hospitality of nomads. Then ride a camel for about 1 hour nearby the sand dunes. A good climb up to the sand dunes will be challenging, but will reward you with a breath taking panoramic view. In the evening observe a spectacular sunset, please prepare your cameras. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
Today we journey to the Three Beauties of the Gobi National Park. Spend the day on an excursion to Yolin Am (Vulture Valley) – a deep and narrow gorge that cuts a path through the foothills of mountains and is covered by snow and ice for most time of the year for hiking and stunning photograph opportunities. Lunch, dinner and overnight in a ger camp. (B/L/D)
Today we take morning flight Ulaanbaatar city. The flight is approx. 1.5-hour long. Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, guided tours to city highlights such as Sukhbaatar Square, Bogd Khaan’s Winter Palace Museum, Zaisan Memorial Hill, Gandan Monastery and National History Museum. Lunch and dinner in a city restaurant. Enjoy traditional folk concert in the evening. Overnight in a hotel. (B/L/D)
Following breakfast, transfer to the international departure point and conclude the tour. (B)
If you are a citizen of one of the 46 countries that has been granted “visa-free access” to Mongolia, or 41 countries covered in a 30 day visa-free visit regime until 31st December 2016, you do not need to present a visa when entering Mongolia for tourism purposes. With exception of those, visitors are required to have a valid visa issued by Mongolian diplomatic missions or honorary consuls abroad. The following materials are required to obtain a visa under grounds of tourism: 1. Passport, valid for at least six months from the end of intended period of stay in Mongolia 2. One passport size photo 3. Completed and signed Visa Application Form for Tourists 4. Invitation from Mongolia (Either an invitation of the receiving entity, or an official request of the sending country and the organization). 5. Transit visa processing requires visa for next destination, and copy of onward tickets
By airways: Providing you with comfort flights, Mongolian national flag carrier MIAT – Mongolian airlines operate scheduled and chartered flights to Ulaanbaatar from Berlin, Frankfurt, Moscow, Hong Kong, Seoul, Tokyo, Osaka and Beijing. The Chinggis Khaan international airport, conveniently located 18 km southwest of the capital, hosts following carriers apart from MIAT: - Aeromongolia - Hunnu Air - Aeroflot Air - China - Korean Air - Turkish Airlines We will always be happy to help arrange your international flights to Mongolia. By railways: If your holiday duration and plan allows, another great way to get to Mongolia is via trans-Mongolian train. This is possible either from Moscow or Beijing. The journey takes 4 nights and 5 days from Moscow, and 1 night and 2 days from Beijing. It is a magical journey which takes you from the heart of buzzing downtowns of metropolises into nomadic Mongolia, past the Great Wall of China through the Gobi desert, or Russian countryside villages through the Baikal Lake. Also trains to border cities run every day, as the cities of Ulaan-Ude (Russia) and Erlian (China) are both popular get-away destinations for locals, for a little cultural sightseeing and a bit of shopping. You can let us handle your international railway tickets, to make your travel plan even smoother.
Yes, you would want to pack a few additional things to make your travel more comfortable.Those are: -Your personal toiletries - Summer hat, sunglasses and sunscreen - Earplugs to use when camping in the countryside - Small headlamp or a flashlight - Portable battery charger for your phone, tablet, camera etc.,Small first aid bag including following: - Small adhesive bands - Blister plasters - Painkillers - Medicine to treat occasional diarrhea - Lip balm - Wet tissue - Mosquito repellent creamOther optional: - Sleeping bag or sleeping sack - Mosquito net - After sun cream when possibleClothing: - Trekking shoes - Weatherproof jacket - Wool hat, gloves, scarf - Pajamas - Spare pairs of socks and underwear - Bathing or swimming suit - Other casual clothing
Foreign currency can be exchanged at . commercial banks and Mongolian national currency “Tugrug” are in notes of 1, 10, 20, 50, 100, 500, 1,000, 5,000, 10,000 and 20,000. The US dollar is preferred currency. Credit cards are also accepted at major hotels, restaurants and tourist shops. UB and major cities have ATMs.
Mongolian nationwide electricity output is 220V/50HZ in a European style plug. Most likely all the wall sockets will feature 2 widely spaced round pins. But no worries if your device is different, because universal plug converter is commonly found at relatively cheap price here in Mongolia.
Mongolians have several national holidays and celebrations, and when we talk about celebrating holidays, we mean to do it nationwide. Believe us, celebrations take festive forms in most cases, and some certain are
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