Schedule 2016 & 2017
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The red cliffs were on the sea bottom in ancient times, and still have petrified bones and eggs of dinosaurs from 60 million years ago. Of the twelve species of predatory dinosaurs, eight of them were found in Mongolia - the most famous discovery being made by Roy Chapman Andrews in the 1920s who dug up the remains of two dinosaurs who had fought each other to death.
Our tour takes you to the cliffs and to see the remains found so far - an amazing experience to tell your friends back home.
Why choose this tour
- Tour Our Beautiful City
- Ride on a Camel
- Enjoy Gorgeous Natural Wonders
- Look for the Dinosaurs
- Bring Home a Treasure
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and City tour
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 Bogd Khan Palace, a series of beautiful traditional buildings where the last religious King of Mongolia resided. Overnight in the hotel. (L+D)
Eagle valley in South Gobi
After an early morning breakfast, 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, the 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)
Khongor sand dunes
After breakfast, take a trip to Khongor sand dunes. These are Mongolia's largest sand dunes, reaching a height of 300 meters in some areas. On the way see Dungene valley - a wonderfully picturesque place and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. Enjoy small hiking and photographing the charming landscape and wildlife. The sand dunes change color with each hour of the day, from yellow to silver to rose-color at (sunrise or sunset). Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Discover Gobi wildlife
Drive to Narandaats, a beautiful paradise where saxual trees, tooroi, and khailaas grow to such heights that one is reminded that they existed many hundreds of thousand of years ago, when dinosaurs still roamed the Gobi plains. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)
Drive to Khermen Tsav Canyon
DAY-01: In the morning we will drive to Khermen Tsav Canyon, which was made from thousands of year's erosion of red sand and which stretches for about 10 km in the Gobi Desert.
Drive to Khermen Tsav Canyon
DAY-02: The area has desert plants and trees and many fossilized remains of ancient animals and dinosaurs. We will have time to walk through the center of the canyon and explore the fascinating plant species and rock formations. Overnight in tent. (B+L+D)
Free relaxing and Camel ride through sand dunes
Today you will be riding on camels to explore the Khongor Sand Dunes. 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 sand dunes. Plus, you will have an opportunity to visit a camel herdsman's family to discover their way of life, their culture and traditions. Overnight in tourist camp. (B+L+D)
Explore 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)
Fly back to 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)
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
Transfers by vehicle 4x4
All entrance fees
Camel ride trial
Services not included in the price
Optional activity cost
Excess baggage charges
Single room supplement
The best time to make this trip:
May to September is the best season, with 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.
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. All accommodation offered by Discover Mongolia is personally checked by our staff to ensure high standards.
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.
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 some days there will be lunchboxes from tourist camps. It is good food and our experience has been that guests are happy with this arrangement. Please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian. Alcohol is not provided on the trip but tourists are free to bring their own.
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 prescribed for you ). All your camera equipment.
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