Secrets of the South Gobi

Duration
4 days / 3 nights
Price Per Person
Extension: Optional add-on to your itinerary.
Interests
Wildlife, Glamping
Destinations
Mongolia
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Take the expedition of a lifetime and see where the desert, grasslands and the mountains meet. Where wildlife thrives and where nomadic culture remains untouched by the modern world. Experience the stark natural wonders of the desert steppe and the expansive mountainous regions of the Gobi. Wander through the Flaming Cliffs in Bayanzag and come face-to-face with dinosaur fossils. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife as you trek through the famous Yol Valley ravine and the Gurvansaikhan Mountains. Interact with Mongolian locals and experience nomadic culture like never before.

Highlights

  • Get up close and personal with ancient dinosaur fossils in Bayanzag
  • Observe magnificent wildlife in its natural habitat
  • Hike through Yol Valley’s beautiful and famous ravine

Day-to-Day

Day 1 Gobi Desert

From Ulaanbaatar, fly to Dalanzagaad airport in the South Gobi and make your way to Three Camel Lodge. In the evening,

Day 2 Gobi Desert

Travel to the Gurvansaikhan Mountains and keep your eyes open for spectacular wildlife. The snow leopard, the Siberian ibex and the Argali sheep are all local residents around the area. Explore the Yol Valley and its deep ravine, which is often blanketed with snow throughout the year. Partake in the joys of bird watching, as you are sure to see the bearded vulture, also known as the Lammergeier, soaring around the ravine.

Day 3 Gobi Desert

Spend the day at Flaming Cliffs in Bayanzag where red and orange hues come together to create an awe-inspiring sight. Home to ancient dinosaur fossils, the Bayanzag area is an exciting destination allowing you to get up close to massive dinosaur remains. Watch for wildlife in the Moltsog sand dunes and meet Mongolian locals in the area.

Day 4 Departure

Enjoy a short scenic flight back to Ulaanbaatar. If there is time, explore the unique capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Discover the Gandan Monastery, home to over five thousand monks. Take a stroll through the Zaisan Memorial, a popular lookout where you can view the whole city. Depart Ulaanbaatar for your journey onward.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Price is based on double or twin hotel room occupancy and includes accommodation, transfers, car/driver, English-speaking guide, activities and entrance fees, breakfasts and some casual lunches while touring. Flights and optional special activities will be quoted separately. Most personal expenses, including dinners, alcoholic beverages, spa treatments and gratuities can be paid on the spot while traveling. Prices may vary depending on season, choice of accommodation and other factors.

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With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

With Remote Lands you'll travel with people who have made Asia the solitary focus of their own lifelong adventure. As our guest, in the continent that our north American founders Catherine and Jay have adored and explored for decades, you'll discover Asia on a journey that is completely, authentically your own, adapted from our own remarkable experiences and adventures over the years.

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