Gobi Desert is one of the world’s legendary places, feared as uninhabitable yet attracting travelers because it is so forbidding. It covers one third of Mongolia’s land area, and is fascinating for its geography, history and pre-history, plants, animals and human society. Mongolians list 33 types of gobi, depending on soil colour and composition. There is a lot of variety within the Gobi Desert, from wildlife parks and mountains to canyons with dramatic rockfaces.
DAY 1 South Gobi/ Khongoryin Els.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transport to airport for flight to Gobi base camp. After breakfast, depart for Khongoryn Els sand dunes (200km), stretching 180km at the foot of Gurvan Saikhan Mountain range. Lunch at arrival. Afternoon visit of camel breeding family, camel riding to explore the dunes. Dinner and overnight in ger camp.
DAY 2 South Gobi/Flaming Cliffs.
Breakfast at the base camp. Back to our main camp with a packed lunch. On the way visit Bayan Zag, the Flaming Cliffs (50miles), and explore the Cemetery of Dinosaurs and the trail of Roy Chapman Andrews. Enjoy an evening of the Gobi Desert peaceful night. Overnight in Mongolian Gers.
DAY 3 Ulaanbaatar.
Breakfast at the base camp. Visit Yol (Lammergeyer) Valley National Park (50 km) for morning trek and opportunity to photograph the stunning landscape, „Gobi Glacier“ and intriguing wildlife. Late morning flight to Ulaanbaatar. Transfer to hotel.
- excursions as per itinerary
- full board meals
- ger camp accommodation
- entrance fees as per itinerary
- guide service and all transfers
- return airfare from Ulaanbaatar