GOLDEN GOBI

Tour date: 2019 May - August / Duration: 13 days, 12 nights

  If you want to explore exotic and untouched places, this trip is exactly for you. Fall in love with the diverse and rugged Mongolian nature on this 13 days adventure, from the sun-baked dunes and deep shaded eagle valley to pine forests of the Orkhon area. The tour provides you the wide assortment of Gobi desert, vast steppe, mountain, freshwater lake in Mongolia. The highlight of this tour is to observe the real nomadic way of life in wonderful breathtaking nature.  By staying one night with a nomad family, you will gain great knowledge about nomadic people, meet a lot of locals and discover the fascinating nomadic culture of the country

  Tour name

GOLDEN GOBI

  Tour date

2019 May-August

  Tour code

AD – YYT0219G

  Duration

13 days, 12 nights

  Tour level /style

Classic/ Comfort

  Transportation

4x4 drive or minivan

  Tour highlight

  • The Gobi, longest sand dune of Mongolia
  • Grand natural beauty of Eagle valley - Ice glacier mountain cliff
  • Lake Ugii is a breathtaking vision no matter the season
  • Spend and enjoy the home-cooked lunch with the nomad family whilst experiencing their unrepeatable way of life.
  • See Mongolian ancient biggest monastery and hear the slow rhythm of monks chanting
  • See the sight “very first dinosaur eggs in the world have been discovered”

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TOUR PROGRAM

Grand crossing of Mongolia 2019

Brief Itinerary

Day 1.    Arrival – city tour

Day 2.    Mongol nomadic show – Khustai NP

Day 3.    Ugii lake

Day 4.    Karakorum – Erdene zuu monastery

Day 5.    Orkhon waterfall 

Day 6.    Elsen tasarkhai  

Day 7.    Ulaanbaatar        

Day 8.     Bayanzag

Day 9.     Khongor sand dune

Day 10.   Khongor sand dune

Day 11.   Eagle valley

Day 12.   Ulaanbaatar

Day 13.   Departure                 

 

ACCOMMODATION – Hotel 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 22 km

 ULAANBAATAR – CITY TOUR

  A company guide will meet you upon arrival at the airport after exiting customs and immigration. A short 40-minute ride transfers you to your room with elegant interior and furnishings.  Time to unwind, relax and take a break with a city view! 

  Start the tour by visiting the National Historical Museum of Mongolia. Learn about the country’s rich history from the Stone Age to the present. 

  A short walk across the street takes us to the heart of the city, Chinggis Khaan main square. Monuments at the square lead you to strikingly beautiful architecture and an abundance of history.

  We invite you to a welcome dinner. Choose your own ingredients from a great variety of choice meats, seafood, fresh vegetables, and spices. 

 

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 55 km

 MONGOLIAN NOMADIC SHOW - KHUSTAI NP

 Today we take a short drive to Mongol Nomadic camp where you will be greeted by herders with yaks in a peaceful landscape unlike any other in the country.

  By riding yaks, you will reach Zagdaa’s family to explore how Mongolian herders used to move carts by including oxen and camel freight.  You will be shown the traditional method of making felt material with sheep wool.

  After the demonstration, a warm welcome with an included lunch awaits us in his home and drive to Khustai National park, one of the most popular national parks of Mongolia through the rolling steppes which are home of over 350 horses.  Have you ever heard of the Przewalski horse? It is the only wild horse in the world now. What we admire most in them is their difference in physical ability than domestic horses.

  Explore the extraordinary spot, where the Asian wild horses graze, having been reintroduced from Holland in a framework of an international project and other wildlife. The late evening is the perfect time for your mind to be filled with thoughts of freedom and relaxation.

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 290 km

 UGII LAKE

  Morning drive further north to Ugii Lake with delicate sand and soft waves. Ugii Lake is famous for its bird life. About 150 types of aquatic birds gather at Ugii Lake including scarce birds like a cape barren goose, a spoonbill, Dalmatian pelican cranes, and ducks. Here you will come across a water bird research station. Ramsar Convention has registered Ugii Lake in the Ramsar List of Wetlands of International Importance for being an important breeding and staging area for a variety of waterfowl.

  Hiking along the lake provides a close-up encounter with the most valued and rare waterbirds of Anatidae family.

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 90 km

 KARAKORUM 

   After breakfast, it is off to the Karakorum, former capital of the great Mongolian empire. This is the location where Chinggis Khan and his successors ruled the 13th-century Mongolian empire.

  On the way, you’ll also visit the Khushuu Tsaidam, which is a sacred memorial complex for the king of Turkic khanate at the Orkhon valley.

  When we arrive at the Karakorum, you will see first the massive wall of Erdenezuu Monastery, the oldest monastery which is surrounded by 108 stupas.  Enjoy visiting the Erdenezuu Monastery which was established on the base of the ancient ruin of Karakorum.  

  Also, don’t forget to visit the newly built Karakorum center museum. Picnic dinner on top worshipped hill whilst enjoying the breathtaking view of Orkhon valley, home of all Mongolian empires, inscribed on the Unesco World Heritage.

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 180 km

 ORKHON WATERFALL

  Today we reach a spectacular region of volcanic craters and rushing streams, the area also offers long lava flows south of the Orkhon river. By arriving here, the highlight of the valley is the 24 meters high Orkhon waterfall, sometimes known as Ulaan Tsutgalan.

  On the way, arrival at Bayanaa’s family, a local ger wood expert. Experience the assembling of Ger structure. By visiting local life, it hard to miss the chance to try erecting how to assemble its wooden structure. Have lunch with Bayanaa’s family.

 

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 180 km

ELSEN TASARKHAI

   After breakfast, visit at Bayanaa’s family, a local ger wood expert, where you will experience the assembling of Ger structure. Here you will have the opportunity to participate in assembling a ger wooden structure.  Have lunch with Bayanaa’s family.

  Continue driving through breathtaking rolling hills to reach Elsen Tasarkhai where you will discover “Mini Gobi”. The natural wonder of Elsen Tasarkhai will appeal to you by its mixture of Khangai and Gobi.

  Here is the place that our nomad family’s summer shelter settled. Welcome to Mongolian nomad’s everyday lifestyle. We will participate in milking goats, and processing dairy products like soft yogurt, dried curd, and traditional organic butter. 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 285 km

ULAANBAATAR

  After a delicious local breakfast with a nomad family, drive back to Ulaanbaatar city.

  Don’t forget to enjoy a folklore performance featuring the art of throat singing. This art originated based on the sound of the hills and spirit. Wonder at Morin Khuur expressing the world with two strings, throat singing, and other artistic dance genres.

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 150 km

 BAYANZAG

  Early in the morning, let's fly to Southgobi. We head to one of the most popular archaeological sites Bayanzag, which put Mongolia on the map of international adventure seekers. Did you know that the very first dinosaur eggs were discovered in Mongolia in 1922?

  You’ll walk around where dinosaurs once roamed 70 million years ago. It is better known as the flaming cliffs, so named by an American zoologist Roy Andrew Chapman. Take photographs of the surrounding nature.

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 150 km

KHONGOR SAND DUNE

  Come to Khongor sand dunes, the longest sand dune which continues for 130 km. This must-see the site is well known as Singing Dune due to its airplane engine like sound. Khongor sand dunes are the biggest ones in Mongolia reaching 300 meters high.

  Hop on a two-humped camel and ride along the sand dune by observing the nearest camel breeding nomads. Gobi people take tremendous pride in their motherland and its wonders.

  Don’t forget to visit the camel breeding nomad family to see how Mongolian nomad lives in their traditional dwelling with perfect harmony with nature and animals in the Gobi desert. Spending time seeing dawn and sunset is something you won’t forget with the ever-changing colors.


 

 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 190 km

 YOL VALLEY

  Today, our destination is Yol Valley which nestles within the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan mountain. Yol Valley is a unique natural oasis set in Gobi Gurvan Saikhan Mountain range with the thick corridor of ice glacier and a deep shaded gorge. It remains frozen almost the entire year except for late summer.

  After arrival at the gorge, we will hike for around 2 hours through this picturesque area. The shadowed depth of Eagle Valley, circle grown juniper and beds of wildflowers give astonishing fragrance while you follow the narrow river as it flows softly through the gorge.  Enjoy spotting bearded vulture, the highest flying bird and some other species of rare birds of the country. 

ACCOMMODATION  – Tourist camp 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner/

DISTANCE – 22 km

 ULAANBAATAR

  Fly back to Ulaanbaatar. Spend some free time shopping at the famous Mongolian cashmere and department shops for delicate cashmere scarves and souveniers.

 

 

MEAL INCLUDED – /Breakfast/

DISTANCE – 22 km

 ULAANBAATAR

  After a delicious breakfast at the hotel, it would be time to say goodbye the land of nomads and head to  the airport, armed with an enriching experience and memories to last a lifetime.

 

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What is included

 

  • Help before you go – We will answer all your questions, give you advice. We are gonna make sure you get constant support and make your authentic trip to Mongolia completely stress-free.
  • Personal airport pickup service – Our “Agar Discovery” team will be there to greet you in the traditional Mongolian way at Chinggis khan international airport or train station after your long flight and take you to your new accommodation.
  • 13 days of interesting activities – City Orientation, “Wonders of Mongolian Art” performance with Tumen-Ekh ensemble, enjoy Mongol nomadic life show, visit of felt making committee, visit of ger wood expert family, an evening show of wrestlers, Picnic dinner on top of worshipped hill at Orkhon valley, Camel riding at golden sand dune, experience of nomad family everyday activity, hiking along the lake of Ugii and observation of birds. 
  • 12 nights accommodation – 3 nights of twin room in hotel **** at Ulaanbaatar city, 8 nights in Tourist ger camp in the countryside, 1 night with the nomad family
  • Group leader –English speaking group leader from the moment you step off the plane. Both are awesome tour leader and company driver will support you during the tour.
  • Full board meals –  Breakfast + 12, Lunch + 12, Dinner 12
  • All entrance fees – Museum, local sights, National parks and protected areas according to the program
  • All transport: Air conditioned and comfortable Landcruiser jeep or Mitsubishi Delica 4x4 minivan, 2-way domestic flight from Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad and from Dalanzadgad to Ulaanbaatar.
  • Visa invitation letter – If you need an invitation letter for your visa, we will help you to send
  • Heart touching gift – After discovering our land of eternal blue sky, we are happy to present our company cute souvenir.
  • Water: 2 bottled water each day

 

What is not included

 

  • International airfare - Our clients are advised to get their international plane ticket or train ticket on their own.
  • Travel Insurance- Our customers are advised to get travel insurance before traveling to Mongolia.
  • Single room supplement – Single room supplement is available at 50$ for one night.
  • Optional excursions - If you are interested more adventure on each day, we will recommend you to possibilities. Prices may vary depending on the customer’s choice. 
  • Personal equipment - such as snacks, alcoholic drinks, souvenirs, laundry,  tips, and any extras
  • Excess baggage charges – During the local flight, there will be a total of 15-kilogram free allowance for the luggage.

Testimonials

Alex Dobson

I thought the trip was great. Overall it was well. Philosophia comprehensam eam ad. Pro an quem dolores instructior, sed ei verear mediocrem, ad tantas epicurei cum.

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Jessica Henwick

I thought the trip was great. Overall it was well. Philosophia comprehensam eam ad. Pro an quem dolores instructior, sed ei verear mediocrem, ad tantas epicurei cum. Eu per sutu constituto, ad dicant interpretea utrei.

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Jessica Henwick

I thought the trip was great. Overall it was well. Philosophia comprehensam eam ad. Pro an quem dolores instructior, sed ei verear mediocrem, ad tantas epicurei cum. Eu per sutu constituto, ad dicant interpretea utrei.

Jessica Henwick A Taste of China

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