7D6N Ultimate Mongolia Gobi Desert Tour

Mongolia is considered to be one of Earth's last frontiers, a destination so far and remote that only the most experienced of travellers can get there. It is definitely a destination on every explorer's bucket list - with natural wonders like the Gobi Desert and annual festivals such as Naadam. Make unforgettable memories in Mongolia and spend your day riding camels on the steppe, adventuring through the sand dunes, visiting dinosaur digs, interacting with local families, and setting up camp for the evening.

Exceptional Experiences:

 

  • Visit one of the largest and most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia: Khongoryn Els is also known as the Duut Mankhan (Singing Dunes – from the sound they make when the sand is moved by the wind), they are up to 300m high, 12km wide and about 100km long.

 

  • Make a visit to a local family that breeds camels: You may opt for a camel-riding experience here.

 

  • Be awed by the magnificent icy canyons and rocky cliffs at Yolyn An: The gorge is located within Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. This area of the Gobi Desert experiences very little rain, but there is a deep ice field in the region that can get up to a few meters thick in winter, and it is several kilometres long.

 

  • Visit the Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs): More commonly known as the ‘Flaming Cliffs’ thanks to the reddish tint in the soil that glows as the sun falls. the eerie beauty of the surrounding landscape is a good reason to visit.

 

  • See the world’s largest equestrian statue, Chinggis Khan Statue: Chinggis Khan is revered as a national hero to the people of Mongolia, ruling over the largest contiguous empire in history. A giant statue of Khan riding a horse was erected fifty-four kilometres from the capital Ulaanbaatar.

 

  • Witness picturesque alpine scenery Terelj National Park: Located 55km northeast of Ulaanbaatar and offers great opportunities for hiking, rock climbing, swimming (in icy-cold water), rafting and horse riding.

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Itinerary:

DAY 1: SINGAPORE – ULAANBAATAR (Lunch/Dinner)

Depart from Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Ulaanbaatar via Beijing.

Upon arrival at the Chinggis Khan international airport in Mongolia, you will meet your friendly Mongolian local guide and driver.

After which, transfer to the hotel, conveniently located downtown Ulaanbaatar and check-in. Take a quick break and freshen up before commencing your tour in Mongolia.

Today, you will spend your day around Ulaanbaatar starting from Gandan Monastery, the largest and most important monastery of Mongolia with 500 monks. From here, you will make a visit to the National History Museum which tells the rich history of Mongolia. The heart of Ulaanbaatar, Sukhbaatar Square, is just a short walk away. Here, you will see the Parliament House, National Opera and City Hall.

Afterwards, visit Zaisan Hill, which offers great views of the city.

Return to your accommodation to rest for the night.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia or similar

Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, is located right in the heart of the city centre. It is an ideal base for both business and leisure travellers and within walking distance of the famous Government House, Great Chinggis Khaan Square and main offices and embassies. The hotel features 290 elegant and spacious guestrooms with a minimum of 42 sqm and contemporary and indigenous fusion design.

Exclusive Amenities for your stay:

  • Upgrade at time of booking, subject to availability
  • $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
  • Early check-in and Late Check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

 

DAY 2L BAYANZAG (FLAMING CLIFFS) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Note: Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 1.5h flight and 100 km, 2 hours drive

This morning after breakfast, meet your guide and make your way to the airport for your flight to Dalanzadgad, the centre of South Gobi province.

Upon arrival at Dalanzadgad Airport, start your journey in the famous Gobi Desert driving toward Bayanzag, more commonly known as the legendary “Flaming Cliffs”. On the journey, you will see the arid steppe landscape with many camel herds and herding families. Bayanzag is a red rock creation, formed 60-70 million years ago, made famous by an American explorer Roy Chapman Andrews’s discovery of complete dinosaur skeletons and eggs in the 1920s.

Spend your night and sleep overnight in a ger camp.

Accommodation: Overnight in Ger Camp

 

DAY 3: KHONGORYN ELS SAND DUNES (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Note: Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 180 km, 4-5 hours

After breakfast, meet your guide and travel to Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes, Mongolia’s largest sand dunes, reaching a height of 800 meters in highest areas and known as the “Singing Dunes”.

In the evening, make a visit to a family that breeds camels. You may choose to go for camel riding at your own expense.

Then, return to rest for the night at the Ger Camp.

Accommodation: Overnight in Ger Camp

 

DAY 4: YOLYN AM (EAGLE VALLEY) (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

Note: Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 200 km, 4-5 hours

This morning, enjoy your breakfast before meeting your guide and make your way to Yolyn Am, or ‘Eagle Valley’, located in the foothills of the Altai Mountains. The valley’s remnant streams create ice formations which one may find in the mouth of the valley as late as July. The mountains surrounding the valley is also the natural habitat for Argali wild sheep (one of the last wild great-horned sheep) and ibex, which may be spotted in the early morning as they walk along the mountain ridges. Visit the Gobi Museum and trek through the valley.

Return to rest for the night at the Ger Camp.

Accommodation: Overnight in Ger Camp

 

DAY 5: TSONCHINBOLDOG -TERELJ NATIONAL PARK (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, catch your flight back to Ulaanbaatar.

Then, travel to the Tsonchinboldog, Gian Statue of Chinggis Khaan. Thereafter, take a short drive to Terelj National Park, one of the most visited sites near Ulaanbaatar. Terelj is set in the picturesque valley of granite mountains and the beautiful Terelj River.

Make a transfer to the tourist ger camp before visiting the Turtle Rock and the Temple of Meditation “Aryabala”.

Visit Nomadic family there and you may choose to go for a hike or do horseback riding before returning to rest for the night at the Ger Camp.

Accommodation: Overnight in Ger Camp

 

DAY 6 ULAANBAATAR (Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner)

After breakfast, meet your guide and drive back to Ulaanbaatar.

In the afternoon, you will visit some interesting museums including the Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan and the Choijin Lama Temple.

Spend the rest of your day at leisure - you may do some shopping or sightseeing in the vicinity.

In the evening, attend a performance of traditional dancing and khoomii (Mongolian throat singing).

Then, check into your accommodation and rest for the night.

Accommodation: Shangri-La Hotel, Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia or similar

 

DAY 7 DEPARTURE (Breakfast)

This morning, have breakfast and spend your day at leisure before transferring to the airport for your return flight back to Singapore.

Package Includes:

  • 2 ways domestic flight
  • 2-nights in luxury 5* hotel
  • 4 nights in ger camps (the best available for its type)
  • Tour as per itinerary with professional private English-Speaking guide
  • Tour and meal as per itinerary

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Please note: This itinerary is designed to give you an idea of what to expect on the tour but is not set in stone. What we actually do on a given day is flexible and can be tailored based on the interests of the group.


This itinerary and its package inclusions might be changed later in time, subject to availability.

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