10-Day Photogenic Gobi Desert Tour
Tour Style: Tailor-made tour
- Get close to Przewalski horses in the Hustai National Park
- Experience ger camping in the Ongi River Valley
- Explore the beautiful deep canyon in the Yol Valley
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- Day 1
Upon arrival at the Chinggis Khan international airport, you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Ulaanbaatar.
- Day 2
Travel to Hustai Nature Reserve in the morning (about 5-6 hours drive). En route, you will learn about real Mongolian nomadic way of living, traditional custom and culture for the past period at a Mongol Nomadic tourist Ger camp. Lunch will be served by Mongolian food in the camp. Afterward, we will drive to the Hustai national park to run into the Przewalski wild horses, re-introduced back into the wild in their native grassland. Continue on to visit the local information center learning about the history of the last pure wild horses and the history of the area. In the evening, there is great opportunity to take photo for these endangered horses and beautiful sceneries of the Mongolian mountain and steppe. Overnight in a ger camp.
Overnight: Hustai Nature Reserve
Meal: Breakfast, Lunch
- Day 3
Travel to Karakorum (about 1-2 hours drive), the former capital city of a great land empire, established by Chinggis Khan. Spend some time to visit the oldest Buddhist Erdene Zuu Monastery and Karakorum Museum; both of them display some of the best works of religious art and architecture in Mongolia. Overnight in a ger camp.
- Day 4
After breakfast, your trip continues on to the ruined monastery of Ongi Temple nestled in the banks of the Ongi River. It is an amazing site to photograph the stretches across the valley, the ruins, river, Ger camps and the surrounding area. Overnight in a ger camp.
Overnight: Ongi River valley
- Day 5
Today, you will drive through the huge open Ongi steppe to the Bayanzag. In the afternoon, you have a free time to just enjoy walking around the camp. After dinner, we will take a short drive to photo the red cliffs as flaming at Bayanzag - is also a famous area for the first discovery of dinosaur eggs, bones and complete dinosaur skeletons. Overnight in a ger camp.
- Day 6
Today drives west to the extraordinary sand dunes of Khongor, where is a perfect place for camel riding. In the evening, you will climb up to the Singing Dune to take pictures of the the surrounding area and amazing sunshine panorama of sand dunes. Overnight in a ger camp.
- Day 7
This morning, we will drive to the Yol valley (about 3 hours drive), located in “Three beauties of Gobi” Mt. National Park. En route, we will visit a small Gobi village Bayandalai and interesting Dungenee canyon. Here we will hike through grassy meadows, small streams, long and narrow valley, covered with wild flowers and Gobi plants. Overnight in a ger camp.
Overnight: Yol valley
- Day 8
This morning, you will be transferred to the local airport for morning flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Upon arrival in the city, you will be met and driven to Terelj National Park (about 1-2 hours drive), one of the most visited sites near Ulaanbaatar. Terelj is located in the tranquil valley of the granite mountains and the Terelj river. After check in the ger camp, you will then visit the Turtle Rock and the Temple of Meditation and hiking around. Overnight in ger camp.
Overnight: Terelj National Park
- Day 9
After breakfast, you will drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Your tour today starts from Gandan Monastery, largest and most important monastery of Mongolia. Continue on to explore the National History Museum and Chinggis Square, where you will see the Parliament House, National Opera and City Hall. Later, climb up to the Zaisan Hill to get a great view of the city. Enjoy a traditional dancing and khoomii (Mongolian throat singing) this evening.
- Day 10
After breakfast, transfer to the airport for onward flight.
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- Terelj National Park
- red cliffs as flaming at Bayanzag
- Elsen Tasarkhai sand dune