Camel trekking tour through Mongolian largest sand dunes 8 – Days

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Day1

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar

Arrive in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. You will be greeted at the airport and transferred to hotel. After lunch take a city tour including a visit to the dinosaur exhibitions hall at the Natural History Museum and and visit National Museum of Mongolian History, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present. Excursion to Zaisan Hill War Memorial to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D

Day2

Eagle valley in South Gobi

Early morning, transfer to the airport for your flight to Dalanzadgad, the capital of Umnugobi aimag. The flight takes hour and a half and on your arrival at the airstrip in Dalanzadgad, Discover Mongolia team will be waiting for you. Take a city tour of Dalandzadgad province, South Gobi and visit museum. Drive to Yol Am – a wonderfully picturesque place with ice even in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park that encompasses the “Three Beauties” peaks and the most easterly points of the Altai Mountains. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day3

Drive to Mongolian largest sand dunes

After breakfast, take a trip to Khongor sand dunes. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-colored at (dawn/ sundown). On the way see Dungene valley – a wonderfully picturesque place and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. The two-humped Bactrian camels are very comfortable to ride as they walk slowly and gently, and you will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably between them. Our camel man will lead you safely through the Khongor sand dune. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Day4-5

Camel trekking & Visit a nomad family

After breakfast, we will visit camel nomad family you will try Mongolian traditional milk dairy products. Then you will have a new stage in your life as living in nomadic way and learning totally different and ancient culture. Everybody assumed to take part in daily works of nomad family. Ladies in the group will involve mostly indoor activities such as setting fire in the stove, boiling salty milk tea, processing dairy products & frying Mongolian biscuits, called “Boortsog”. Men will involve outdoor activities, included breeding animals, finding camels. Evening you will play some traditional games with family members. Next day, we will camel trekking full day. Overnight with the nomad family and next day in tourist camp.(B+L+D)

Day6

Discover dinosaur’s land

Early breakfast at the camp, we will drive to Bayanzag – biggest saxaul forest and Flaming Cliffs, where you will find the paleontology place, when Roy Andrew Chapman discovered fossilized dinosaurs skeleton and eggs in 1920s. Camel ride for half day cross Flaming Cliffs. Overnight in tourist camp.(B+L+D)

Day7

Fly back Ulaanbaatar and city tour options

After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Visit Bogd Khan Palace, which is a series of beautiful traditional buildings, where the last religious King of Mongolia resided. You may choose an optional city tour where you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops before enjoying an evening concert of National Folklore. Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

Day8

Departure from Mongolia.

End of tour. You will be transferred to the airport. (B)

Group size: Only 8 people
Tour cost: Starting US$ 1725
Schedule 2014: June 23 – 30, July 14 – 21, Aug 04 – 11, Sep 01 – 08
Highlights: Eagle valley, Khongor Sand Dune, Bayanzag the Flaming Cliffs, Dungene valley, two-humped Bactrian camels riding, camel nomad family

For the more adventurous, why not try Mongolia camel trekking? The camels are Bactrian and have two humps. The Gobi is the perfect place to experience all the fun of camels which are surprisingly more comfortable than horse riding as they walk slowly and gently, and we will be well supported by the humps, sitting comfortably between them. The best time to visit the Gobi is June or September. Beautiful scenery and exhilarating riding – a wonderful combination! 

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