On the trail of Dinosaurs
- Travel destinations: Ulaanbaatar – Yol valley – Khongor Sand Dunes – Bayanzag – Ulaanbaatar
- Activities: Visit cultural sites and nomads, exploring varied natural landscape
- Duration: 4nights / 5days
- Covering distance: 1200km
- Season: June – mid September
Day 1 Flight to Dalanzadgad & Travel to Yol valley
We will pick you up from the hotel and transfer you to the airport which will take a domestic flight to Umnugobi /South Gobi/ province. It will take roughly one and a half hour. On arrival at the domestic airport of Gobi you will meet the driver and a guide which they will transfer you to the Three Camel Lodge which will take 70kms. After the lunch we will be travelling to Yol Valley. It has a distance of 40kms from the tourist camp. The valley itself is over 10kms long and due to the splendid high cliff walls some parts of Yol valley are completely shaded from the sun. We will hike along this delightful valley, nestled between the beautiful peaks of the Gurvan Saikhan Mountain and exploring the wildlife of the area. Once we finish the hiking of Yol Valley we will return back to the lodge. You will be staying at Mongolian traditional yurt/ger/ with a bathroom. Thus concludes the first day of the journey. LD
Day 2 Travel to Khongor Sand Dune
Next day we will be moving onward to the next destination to Khongor sand dunes which will take 180kms to reach. Known as the Singing sand dunes, the Khongor dunes are up to 300 meters high, 15kms wide, and 180kms long. In the afternoon we will hike through the warm golden sand dunes. The view is incredible from top of the dunes. We will be staying overnight in a wooden house with a suite bathroom in a Gobi Erdene tourist camp. BLD
Day 3 Visit to nomad family & camel riding
Today we will be visiting a local nomad family conversing about their unique lifestyle of the local area. They’re very hospitable friendly hosts which they will offer a traditional delicacy made of camel’s milk. You can also free to taste other traditional dairy products made of cow’s milk. It is optional to hire a camel riding. After visiting the Gobi nomad family we’ll be returning to the Gobi Erdene tourist camp. BLD
Day 4 Travel to Bayanzag
On the fourth day we will be going to the Three Camel Lodge which will take 170kms to reach. We’ll be having a lunch and bit of rest from long car driving. In the late afternoon we will be going to Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs) which will take 30kms. It is a remarkable site of Mongolia where you will able to see a rare saxaul forest, red flaming cliffs and pedestal rocks formed by the Aeolian effects on the sand and rock over millions of years. This is the place where dinosaurs used to lived 70 million years ago, and internationally famous for its archaeological discovery of dinosaur fossils, eggs and hatchlings which belonged to Cretaceous Period. There’s much to explore the flaming cliffs while taking a cool selfie and photos. After exploring the Flaming cliffs we will be returning back to the Three Camel Lodge staying overnight there. BLD
Day 5 Flight back to Ulaanbaatar
Today we will go back to the main city of Umnugobi province Dalanzadgad and taking a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. After a while we will arrive in Ulaanbaatar city and the driver will escort you to your designated hotel which concludes the trip. B
Included: All activities described in the itinerary, Three Camel Lodge stay (2 nights) and Gobi Erdene Ger camp stay (2 nights) in a countryside, English speaking guide service, mineral water 1.5L per person per day, RT Domestic flight, entrance fees to Protected Areas, all transfers by 4WD Japanese Jeep in the countryside. Meals of breakfast, lunch and dinner as mentioned per day.
Excluded: International transportation to and from Mongolia, hotel stay in Ulaanbaatar, travel insurance, alcoholic drinks, tips and gratuities, laundry and items of a personal nature.
• We are happy to arrange your hotel and transfers in Ulaanbaatar city, private car transportation to our destinations at discounted rate.
• International and domestic flight and train tickets would be arranged due to the client request and wishes with our pleasures.
• City sightseeing tours are offered as optional.
• Private departures are available on request.