Gobi Classic (5n/6d)

Statue of Ghengis Khan, still viewed as the most famous Mongolian of all time

Statue of Ghengis Khan, still viewed as the most famous Mongolian of all time

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar
Meet at the airport and transfer to three or four star hotel. Optional city tour including a visit to the Natural History Museum, where the fossilized skeletons of dinosaurs found in Gobi Desert are kept intact. Overnight in hotel.

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar/ Yolyn Am.Gobi Desert
Transport to the airport for a flight to the Gobi Desert. Upon arrival drive to the Hanbogd ger camp to relax and have lunch. In the afternoon drive to the Eagle Valley National Park for a hike and an opportunity to photograph the stunning landscape, the Gobi Glacier and the intriguing wildlife. Enroute back to the base camp, visit a family of camel breeders for photo opportunities, a camel-riding session and to experience the nomadic lifestyle. Back at our camp, enjoy a peaceful evening in the beautiful surrounds of the Gobi Desert. Overnight at the camp in Mongolian gers, large and comfortable traditional felt tents.

Day 3: Hanbogd/Hongoryn Els
After breakfast drive to the Hongoryn Els sand dunes (190km). Packed lunch on the way. Arrive at the tourist camp near the famous singing sand dunes. Excursion to the nearby Lake Adag and visit a local camel breeding family to learn about the traditional nomadic lifestyle. Dinner and overnight in the ger camp.

Day 4 : Gobi Desert, Hongoryn Els Sand Dunes/Hanbogd
Excursion to Seruun Bulag spring and sand dunes. The sand dunes cover 925 square kilometres and are situated at an altitude of 1040-1840m above sea level. The dunes are 180km long and between 0.8 and 27km wide. After the excursion return to the Hanbogd ger camp. Packed lunch on the way. Refreshing dinner and overnight in camp.

Day 5 : Hanbogd/Ulaanbaatar.
After breakfast take a flight to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar. Optional visit to the Gobi cashmere factory for shopping for pure cashmere products and souvenirs. Evening performance of Mongolian folk song and dance.

Day 6    : Departure
After breakfast transfer to the airport.

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