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Mongolia Karakorum and Gobi Tour (NEW) 7 - Days
This is one of our classic tours, covering the central and southern parts of Mongolia. During this tour, you could witness and experience the highlighting species of flora and fauna such as inhabitation of Przewalski wild horses, relics of Gobi dinosaurs, duties of domestic animals, in particular camels, and the irresistible smell of wild vegetations growing in different natural zones.
A couple of major religious and historical sites - Karakorum and Ongi - are included conveniently after each other. During the whole trip, you will see the amazing shifts in natural scenes and its components. Find out more in the tour itinerary below.



Group size: 2 - 8 people
Tour cost: US$ 1800 pp based on 2 person
US$ 1215 pp based on 4 person
Schedule 2014: May - October
Destinations: Ulaanbaatar » Dalanzadgad» Eagle valley » Karakorum...

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Visits to beautiful Karakorum, Gobi - Mongolian top attractions
Lifetime opportunity to ride two humped Bactrian camel in their homeland
Explore nomadic lifestyle, culture and tradition
Professional team and high quality services
Relax the nights in comfortable and finest tourist camps and enjoy the delicious meals
See Takhi, Asian wild horses
Includes domestic flight - saves time and provides more comfort!
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Meet in Ulaanbaatar and start to Hustai National Park

Meet in Ulaanbaatar and then drive to Hustai National Park and see Takhi, the Asian wild horse. If you have a chance, see wolf, argali sheep and deer. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Horse ride an hour. Visit Takhi's small museum and overnight in tourist camp. (L+D)


Karakorum and Erdenezuu

After breakfast at the tourist camp, drive to Karakorum, the symbolic ruins of the 13th century capital of the Mongol Empire. Visit Erdene-Zuu, the oldest monastery, with 108 stupas, built in 1586. Then visit Karakorum museum and see the Great Mongol state period, Stone Age, Bronze Age, Ancient state period halls. Overnight in tourist camp by Orkhon River. (B+L+D)

Drive to Ongi Temple ruin

After the breakfast, drive to Ongi Temple which had about thousand lamas. On the way we will visit an authentic local nomad family. There we have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. It is a ruin of big monastery Bari Yonzon Hamba on the bank of river. Overnight in the tourist camp. (B+L+D)


Bayanzag, the land of the Dinosaurs

Today we will drive to Bayanzag, (known as a Flaming Cliffs where the first nest of dinosaur eggs found in 1922) a site famous for the remains of dinosaurs which lived here 60 million years ago. You can walk around where dinosaurs once roamed and see saksaul trees and other classic desert vegetation. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)

Mongolian largest sand dunes

After breakfast, you will be driven to Khongor sand dunes. These are Mongolia's largest sand dunes, reaching height of 300 meters in some areas. In the afternoon, you will be riding on two-humped Bactrian camels to explore Khongor sand dunes. Plus, you will have an opportunity to visit a camel herdsman's family to explore their way of life, their culture and traditions. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-colored at (dawn/ sundown). Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)


Drive to Eagle valley

Today's destination is Yolyn Am, or 'Eagle Valley'. Take a trip to Yol Am and Dungene valley - a wonderfully picturesque place with ice in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. Visit Gobi museum. 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)


Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast you will have a flight back to Ulaanbaatar. End the trip. (B)


B - Breakfast       L - Lunch       D - Dinner

Services included in the price


Tourist Ger camp:
Accommodation in tourist ger camp for 6 nights
Ger (traditional dwelling) has 2 to 4 beds - very interesting and unique
Western style toilets and hot shower facility is separate block - shared
The restaurant serve usually Western and Mongolian meals Click here to see picture of the tourist ger camp


Transportation:
Domestic flights from South Gobi to Ulaanbaatar


Private Transfers on each day:
Air conditioned and comfortable Mitsubishi Delica 4x4 van Highly skilled driver Click here to view picture of the vehicles that we use for our tours.


Guides:
Professional English speaking guiding service throughout the entire time
Local guides for horse and camel ride trials


Meals:
All meals as listed in the itinerary
Fine Western and Mongolian meals, deserts
Daily supply of bottled water: 3x0.5 btl per day


Entrance fees:
To all scenic spots as listed in the itinerary such as museums, monasteries, strictly protected areas, parks, concert, road fees


Horse ride trial - 1 hour

Camel ride trial - 1 hour


Services not included in the price


International airfare or train tickets:
Discover Mongolia! offers cheap international airfares and train tickets for our clients upon request.


Excess luggage charges:
Free luggage allowance is 15 to 20kg for domestic flights depending on the air company.


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Personal expenses:
Such as laundry, beverages, alcoholic drinks, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.


Travel insurance:
Our clients are recommended to get travel insurance coverage from their local insurance companies before traveling.


Single ger supplement:
Single supplement is available at $25 per night at ger camps.



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