Khongor Sand Dune

Mongolia 's largest sand dunes, reaching a height of 800 meters in some areas.

Friendly Skies of Mongolia Tour 12 - Days

The tallest buddha in Gandan monastery

Traditional Naadam Festival

Mongolia 's largest sand dunes, reaching a height of 800 meters in some areas. The tallest buddha in Gandan monastery

12 Days
Starts from: 2638 USD
Current price: $2375

Discount:10% off Until 28th March

Group size : 4-12 people

Schedule 2015

jul 06 jul 16

A trip that ensures that you see the best of Mongolia within a short time, flying across the country to combine 3 main attractions in Lake Huvsgul, the Naadam festival and the Gobi desert.


A trip ensures that you see the best of Mongolia within a short time, flying across the country to combine 3 main attractions of Huvsgul Lake, Naadam festival and Gobi desert. This trip is suitable for families with children and elders who prefer a relaxed, yet fun-packed and interesting itinerary.

We guarantee that you won't find any other way to experience the real Mongolia in a very short time.

The early days of the tour take place in the beauties of the second largest fresh water Lake Huvsgul and Taiga Mountains, before flying back to Ulaanbaatar to participate in the Naadam festival, the national holiday of Mongolia. Once you have had your fill of the sports, people watching and local food and culture, we will fly out to Gobi desert to visit sand dunes and the land of dinosaurs with some of the most spectacular sunsets you will ever see.
This trip also offers you the opportunity to take part in a wide variety of fun activities, including horse and camel riding, boating, hiking and visiting nomad families. We pack in as much or as little as you want!

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Full itinerary

Day 1

July 05. Arrive in Mongolia

After arriving in Ulaanbaatar, you'll be greeted at the airport and escorted to your hotel. After lunch, we will have a city tour including Gandan monastery. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)


Gandan Monastery

Day 2

July 06. Fly to Murun and drive to Huvsgul National park

In the morning, we will fly to Murun, the capital of the Huvsgul province. The flight takes one and a half hours, and on arrival at the airstrip, you will be taken to Huvsgul Lake National Park. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)


Tourist camp in Huvsgul lake

Day 3

July 07-08. Discover Huvsgul National park

During two lovely days, you will explore the fascinating and unique spots of Huvsgul Lake - the deepest (262 m) fresh water lake in Mongolia. You have the opportunity to trek to the lakeside & mountain for exploring wildlife, flora & fauna of Huvsgul lake area. The photographic expedition can be made by horse riding, boating or walking and fishing. Lunch, dinner and overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)


The largest lake in Asia

Day 4

July 09.Drive to Murun and fly back Ulaanbaatar

Up early to travel back to Murun with your guide for your return flight to Ulaanbaatar . Check in Hotel and in the afternoon visit National History Museum, where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present. Dinner in one of the finest restaurants and overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)


Day 5 left

July10.Naadam festival preview

After breakfast, you will go out with your guide to see the preview of the Naadam Festival. You will visit the horse-racing arena to watch a race of foals followed by the archery – these are the national sports of Mongolia . Overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)


Day 6 right

July11.The ceremony of Naadam festival

oday you will watch the inauguration ceremony of Naadam which is opened by the president of Mongolia. You will see a performance of the national instrument Morin Khuur and a choir concert before attending the horse races taking place outside the city center. Overnight in hotel. (B+L+D)


Day 7

July 12. Fly to South Gobi and visit Eagle valley

We will fly to the capital of the South Gobi . The flight takes one and a half hours, and on arrival at the airstrip in the Gobi a local driver will take you to Yolyn Am, or ' Eagle Valley '. Yol Am is a picturesque place; there is ice even in summer and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. The 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. You may also visit the Gobi museum. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)


Eagle valley

Day 8

July 13-14. Explore Dinosaur's land and Khongor Sand Dune

Early morning, we will be driven to Khongor Sand Dunes. These are Mongolia 's largest sand dunes, reaching a height of 800 meters in some areas. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-colored at dawn and sundown. We will drive to the legendary "Flaming Cliffs," where, in 1922, the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen was discovered. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)


Dinosaur's land and Khongor Sand Dune

Day 9 left

July 15.Fly back Ulaanbaatar and city tour options

After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. City tour options and you will be taken to souvenir and cashmere shops. A farewell dinner and overnight in the hotel. (B+L+D)

Day 10 right

July 16. Departure back Mongolia

You will be transferred from your hotel to the airport. (B)


SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE


Shared accommodation in the hotel


Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp


Guiding and interpreting service


All meals as listed in the itinerary

Daily supply of bottled water


Domestic flights


Transfers by vehicle 4x4


Local guides


All entrance fees

Horse, camel, yak and reindeer ride trial, Boat rental

Services not included in the price


International airfare

Personal equipments

Optional activity cost

Excess baggage charges

Single room supplement

Single ger supplement

Alcoholic drinks

Travel Insurance

Ludy and Daisy. USA

I would like to let your company know that we had a great time in Mongolia. Our tour guides, Norka and Sethna, were wonderful! Our drivers, Bayra and Batir, were great. We learned a lot about your beautiful country and were happy that we decided to take this vacation. We are both glad we used your company for our tours.Thank you!

Tour information

​The best time to make this trip:

July, the peak season in July for the Naadam Festival. July and August are also the wettest months of the year, but be assured, our climate is such that you will still have many sunny days at this time. The best time to visit the Gobi is June or September.

​Meals:

In Ulaanbaatar, you will be dining at fine European and Asian cuisine restaurants. Mutton, beef, rice and noodles form the basis of the Mongolian diet, so your meals will be based around this. However, the trail rations may include vegetables, eggs, peanut butter, cheese and sometimes yak! On so...

​Accommodation:

We believe that comfortable, welcoming accommodation is vital to the enjoyment of your trip. You will be stay in a standard 3-4 star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and a tourist ger camp (traditional dwelling) with currency (220V), shower and other useful services (2 or 4 people per ger) in the countryside...

​Transport:

Discover Mongolia use the highest level, latest model, air-conditioned private vans or 4WD vehicles for the maximum comfort on your touring days. A day's drive in the countryside will be approx 200-250km.

​Guide:

An English speaking Mongolian guide will accompany the group at all times. The guide will be a native Mongolian person with great local knowledge who can deal with any requests and ensure that your holiday to become one of the most unforgettable experiences of your life.

Personal things to bring with you:

Warm thin layers of clothing are the best such as bring a waterproof jacket, sandals and a hat and headscarf to protect you from the sun and winds. Don't forgot insect repellent, sun cream, lip-gloss and first aid kit (medicine for headache, cold, diarrhea, runny nose; bandages; any medicine pre...