here, so we don't miss any natural & cultural
wonders during this tour!
Explore Mongolia in depth, take this peaceful overland
drive - no expensive flights!
- Pay only
170 USD/day or even less for this all inclusive
14 day package - BEST VALUE!
Join us on this Mongolia tour to tour the land of Genghis Khan! Travelling overland in safari style, you will visit the ancient capital Karakorum: legendary 15th century Erdene Zuu monastery, Karakorum city museum and the UNESCO world heritage Orkhon River Valley. Then you travel to the Gobi Desert, where a three day circuit explores the lofty sand dunes of Khongoriin Els, the glacial canyon of Yolyn Am, and the red cliffs of Bayanzag, where the world’s richest deposits of dinosaur fossils are found. Afterwards, the Mongolia tour will take you to Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve, one of the best preserved wildlife reserve in Mongolia, taking the opportunity to glimpse the rare Argali sheep and several rare bird species.
Landscape and cultural sightseeing blend easily in Mongolia – you will have the chance to visit families of nomads, remote Buddhist monasteries and traditional events, and to take part in horse-riding or guided walking if you wish – there are also endless opportunities for photography. Now come and take this wonderful trip and visit the Gobi and the renowned capital Karakorum with us!
Duration: 14 days/13 nights
of the trip can be changed to suit your needs.
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Tour dates for 2013:
May 24 - June 06;
June 28 - July 11;
Naadam festival pre-tour available
Tour price 2013: per person
. 1 free space for every 16 PAX
. For children of family trip
. Courier bringing min 3 pax
. More attractive prices for groups of 12 and
more people! More!
Included in the price:
. Accommodation in excellent hotel (twin), good
ger camps (twin sharing)
. Guiding and interpreting service
. 4WD cozy Delica minivan(s) + driver(s) with
fuel, lubricants and maintenance
. All meals according to the itinerary
. Sightseeing and cultural show admissions according
to the itinerary
. 0.5 day camel ride in the Gobi
. 0.5 day horse riding in Gun-Galuut
. Supply of bottled water, daily
. Entrance fees for protected areas and national
. Visa support if needed
. Return ticket confirmation
Visa cost, International Airfare, Travel insurance,
Optional activities and Gratuities
Dear Selena Travel,
It hardly seems possible but it is already over
a month since we were on holidays there. Thanks
again for organising such a wonderful trip.
The experience was one we will never forget.
Our crew of Egi, Angel, Hasha, Badarch and Mandah
were exceptional, and we all had a great time
and friends from Australia
On Day 1, we arrive in Ulaanbaatar,
our guide and driver will meet us at the airport
and check-in at the central hotel. jetlag day.
On Day 2, we take a tour
of the city, including the Gandan Monastery, Museum
of Mongolian National History and Genghis Monument
on the Sukhbaatar Square. L
– Elsen Tasarkhai - Karakorum. This morning
we drive to the west toward Karakorum, break our
journey in Hoyor Zagal camp in picturesque Elsen
Tasarkhai. On Day 3 we make an early drive to
the lost capital of Genghis Khan at Karakorum.
We then visit the magnificent Erdene Zuu Monastery,
where we will see a distinct mixing of the styles
of Mongolian and Tibetan Buddhism. B+L+D
– Ongi Monastery Ruins - Bayanzag. We drive
to the south to Ongi monastery ruins through the
Gobi steppes. Arrive and transfer to ger camp.
Visit to Ongi monastery ruins, optional walking
or horse riding. Great Gobi camp. On Day 5 a drive
south takes us to Bayanzag, a world famous dinosaur
remains site and its surrounding saxaul bush forests.
– Khongor Sand Dunes. Today we drive through
the beautiful Gobi desertscapes, to sand dunes
of Khongor Els, where we stay overnight at Khongor
Camp. We journey to the base of the dunes,
where we have the chance to climb to the top for
excellent views of the Gobi, or to walk through
the green oasis at the base. We visit a local
camel herder’s and try camel riding. B+L+D
Sand Dunes – Yoliin Am Gorge - Tsagaan Suvarga.
We take a southern passage through the Gobi, driving
along the dunes for more than a hundred kilometers,
before branching into the Gov-Altai Mountains
and the Dungenee Pass, which leads to the glacial
gorge of Yolyn Am - here we journey on foot or
horseback into the gorge itself. On Day 9 we start
driving to the north and arrive in Tsagaan Suvarga
– one of the wonders of desert steppes with
ancient rock paintings. B+L+D
Suvarga – Ikh Gazariin Chuluu - Gun-Galuut.
Continuing north, a 6 hour drive takes us to the
Ikh Gazariin Chuluu Mountain, a picturesque granite
mountain in the steppes. On Day 11 we will make
our way through the steppes via Ulaanbaatar to
amazing Gun-Galuut Nature Reserve. Gun-Galuut
is located in the valley of the Kherlen River.
We spend the night at lovely Steppe Nomads camp.
Gun-Galuut is a home for many endangered species.
We drive or hike or ride horses to Mt.Baits to
view the rare gorgeous Argali Wild mountain sheep.
On the way we will see the endangered beautiful
White Napped Crane, Whooper Swan and other birds.
Visit a nomadic family and see their lifestyle.
Optional fishing or kayaking on the river Kherlen.
– Ulaanbaatar. After breakfast we drive
back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel. Then
we visit the Bogd Khaan’s Palace Museum
– the residence of the last king of Mongolia
and the Buddha Park. Lunch at restaurant. Enjoy
a traditional folklore concert in the evening.
Hotel overnight. B+L
to the airport after breakfast. B
city of Karakorum: In 1220 the great
Chinghis Khaan declared it as the capital city
of his vast Empire. Today there are many interesting
sites left to visit; the legendary turtle rock
sculptures, Buddhist stupas and the ruins of
this once great city to name a few. Erdenezuu
is the first Buddhist monastery in the Mongolian
Empire, established in 1586. Today Erdenezuu
monastery still shows its glory with collections
of many priceless religious objects and incredibly
beautiful Mongolian arts. It has a massive square
wall, 420 meters in length each side, a total
of 108 Stupas and 17 temples.
The Gobi Desert
The Gobi desert is the most mysterious
place on earth The Gobi invites you to reveal
its secrets. This region is famous for its unique
natural formations, many places where you can
dig and find real dinosaur fossils, flora and
fauna not found anywhere else in the world.
Ride the 2 humped Bactrian camels and discover
(Flaming Cliffs) is internationally
famous for its fossilized dinosaur remains.
Dinosaur nests with eggs were found here as
well as whole fossilized skeletons.
The Khongoriin Els sand dunes extend
along the northern side of Sevrei and Zuulun
mountain ranges. These dunes are 180 km long,
15-20 km wide and up to 200m high. There is
a small oasis near Khongoriin gol stream, which
flows along the northern edge of the dunes.
The scenery here is simply spectacular.
Am (Vulture's Gorge) is a narrow valley
located in the Zuun Saikhan Mountain range,
with thick pieces of ice almost all year around
hidden in its depths. This area is home to rare
animals such as the Argali (wild sheep) and
Ibex as well as Vultures and other large birds.
Nature Reserve is
truly the marvellous combination of high mountains,
colourful flowers, pretty lakes, rivers and
wetland waters with full of waterbirds including
some rare and endangered species like the Argali
wild sheep, Siberian White Cranes, Hooded Cranes,
White-Naped Cranes, Whooper Swans etc. Argali
Wild Mountain Sheep is rare, endangered species
in the world. You can photograph herds of Argali
from the closest distance in Baits & Berkh
the treasures in Erdene Zuu!
Gobi folks are famous for their hospitality
Siberian Cranes inhabit in Gun-Galuut