Luxury Nature Escape to Gobi Desert
(6 days)

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Detailed description

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Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

Upon arrival at the airport you will be welcomed by our team. We will bring you to your comfortable, centrally located hotel. Afternoon is time to relax after long flight and recover from jet lack. Your guide will be at your disposal the whole afternoon. You will enjoy afternoon tea & coffee with fellow passengers and with your guide while discussing details of upcoming adventures.

In the evening we will watch beautiful cultural show, enjoy the colourful & rhythmic Mongolian dance, throat singing and admire the contortionists. After the show we go to have a first taste of Mongolia.

(Shangri-La 5* hotel D)

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Flight to Gobi Desert

Today we will fly to South Gobi province town Dalanzadgad. The Gobi desert measures over 1,610 km from southwest to northeast and 800 km from north to south and stretches over Mongolia and China. It occupies an arc of land 1,295,000 km2 in area, making it fifth largest in the world and Asia’s largest. Much of the Gobi is not sandy but is covered with bare rock.

The Gobi is a cold desert, with frost snow on its dunes during the winter months. Besides being quite far north, it is also located on a plateau roughly 910–1,520 meters above sea level, which further contributes to its low temperatures. An average of approximately 194 millimetres of rain falls per year in the Gobi. Additional moisture reaches parts of the Gobi in winter as snow is blown by the wind from the Siberian Steppes. These winds cause the Gobi to reach extremes of temperature ranging from –40°C in winter to +50°C in summer. From airport we will head north about 70 km to our camp. 

(Three Camel Lodge B, L, D)

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Yolyn Am and Dungenee Canyon

Today we will take a ride through the beautiful gorges of the imposing Altai Mountain Chain. We will pass through the Yolyn Am and the Dungenee Canyon both located in the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park. Ancient rivers carved those green valleys. We may catch a glimpse of the wild Argali sheep, the Ibex, the desert gazelles or the Golden Eagles. We will also pay a visit to the little museum of the park where you can admire a collection of dinosaur bones and local flora and fauna.

(Three Camel Lodge B, L, D)

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Bayanzag or Flaming Cliffs

Today we will explore Bayanzag also known as the “Flaming Cliffs” is the worldwide renowned place where palaeontologist Roy Chapman Andrews found dinosaur bones and eggs. The surrounding landscape is a beautiful combination of rocks, red sand and scrubs. Here we will spend some time exploring the cliffs. After exploring the cliffs we will drive further to Moltsog Els, sand dune. Here we will visit two humped camel breeding family and get introduced to their simple, humble, hard yet amazing way of life. Gobi desert being the coldest desert of the world with cold wind blowing pretty much throughout whole autumn, winter and spring without any shelter exposed in plains demands extreme survival method of living. Gobi nomads are well-known for their hard working quality in whole Mongolia.

(Three Camel Lodge B, L, D)

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Flight to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast we will drive to Dalanzadgad to catch our flight to Ulaanbaatar. Afternoon we will cover some city tour. Starting with the Bogd Khan’s Winter and Summer Palace, a series of beautiful traditional buildings in which the eighth Living Buddha and the last king lived. It is now a museum displaying fascinating artefacts and costumes associated with the last king as well as his collection of stuffed animals. After the visit we will climb to Zaisan hill where you will have an overview of whole city. We will stop at the Gandantegchinlen Monastery. It is the largest and most important monastery of Mongolia. We will scroll through the different monasteries and see the magnificent statue of Migjid Janraisig, an 82-food high statue gilded in gold and covered with silk cloths. In the evening we will have a farewell dinner and share some unforgettable moments of the trip.

(Shangri-La B, L, D)

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Departure

You may depart anytime. Time to say final good bye to the land of blue sky.

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