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The North Gobi Steppe: Sand Dunes, Camels, and Gers

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.

FROM $1,800 PER PERSON
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DURATION

5 days | 4 nights

COUNTRY

Mongolia

INTERESTS

Off The Grid

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HIGHLIGHTS

  • Savor a truly memorable picnic on the Gobi Steppe
  • Catch a rare glimpse of local Argali Sheep and Siberian Ibex
  • Explore the North Gobi on the back of a camel

DETAILED DECRIPTION

Get up close and personal with Mongolian culture on our tour of the Gobi Steppe, a treeless grassland inhabited by Mongolian nomads. Here, you’ll experience their traditional lifestyle, from the equestrian nature of their transportation, to their nomadic ger tents. Plod across a 12-mile-long sand dune on the back of a majestic camel. Make friends with local families, who will help you out along the way and allow you a window into their incredible culture.

DAY-TO-DAY

DAY 1: Gobi Desert

You’ll be picked up from your hotel in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s beloved capital, in the morning. A two-hour drive will take you across the treeless steppe, all the way to North Gobi. Enjoy a picnic on the steppe, after which you’ll meet some of the local nomadic steppe families and take a peek into their traditional culture.

DAY 2: Zorgol Hairhan Mountains

Today you’ll take a drive across the steppe to the holy Zorgol Hairhan Mountains, famous across Mongolia for their beauty. They’re made up of giant rock formations sticking straight out of the Gobi steppe. Along the way, stop to see prehistoric petroglyphs, shallow carvings in rock. Spend some time getting acquainted with your new surroundings - check out the rare Argali Sheep, the largest wild mountain sheep in the world. You may also be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of the Siberian Ibex.

DAY 3: Zorgol Hairhan Mountains

Trace the 12-mile-long sand dune that makes up the North Gobi today, on the back of a camel. If camelback is not your preferred mode of transportation, you may also choose to trek or drive the same route. Here, you may spot wolves, who have made a home in the area. Local herdsmen are likely to invite our group into their gers, where we can learn more about the age-old lifestyle.

DAY 4: Ulaanbaatar

Return to Ulaanbaatar today -- you’ll have free time to explore the city, from its many monasteries to its museums. Learn about its long history, and find out why Mongolians treasure the area so much. Return for a final night in your hotel, before tomorrow’s departure.

DAY 5: Departure

End your Mongolia adventure and fly onward to your next destination.

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