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Beijing Highlights & Mongolian Gobi

10days/9nights

Tour grade: Easy

From: US$ 2,590

Style: Traveller

  • Beijing Highlights: The Great Wall Ming Tombs, forbidden city Tian An Men square
  • Mongolia: the Gobi Desert - Bayanzag, Khongor sand dunes, Yoyln Am Gorge
  • Breathtaking sceneries all the time and endless photo opportunities!
  • Meet people and make friends! You will be part of a group of 4-8 people during the tour as it is a group departure.

Tour Overview

Travelling to China and Mongolia has been everytone's dream for centuries since Marco Polo, who first reported about the Mongols to Europe. Travel to China and Mongolia at one travel and enjoy the 2 great and diverse cultures. During the fantastic trip, you will visit the highlights of Beijing, China and travel the legendary Trans-Siberian railway to Mongolia, the land of miracles. In Mongolia, an unexpected amazing experience awaits for you in the arid Gobi Desert. Feel the wilderness and freedom of Mongolia under its eternal blue skies while traveling untouched fascinating steppes and the coldest and most mysterious desert in the world.

Brief itinerary

  • Day 1: Beijing Arrival - remainder day is free
  • Day 2: Sightseeing in Beijing
  • Day 3: Sightseeing in Beijing
  • Day 4: Beijing Departure – Arrival in Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 5: A day trip to the Genghis Monument & Terelj national park
  • Day 6: Ulaanbaatar – Gobi. Bayanzag via Yolin Am Gorge.
  • Day 7: Bayanzag (dinosaur native land) - stunning Khongor sand dunes
  • Day 8: Khongor sand dunes - Khavtsgait petroglyph - Bulagtai
  • Day 9: the Gobi desert - Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 10: Departure
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Full Itinerary

Day 1:

Beijing Arrival - remainder day is free

Upon arrival at Beijing railway station or airport, you will be met be private English-speaking at the baggage claim area or exit and transferred to hotel. Free for the remainder day.  Hotel 4* overnight L

Day 2:

Sightseeing in Beijing

In the morning, visit Tiananmen Square that is the biggest square and also the most important in the world. It witnessed many historical events in Chinese history. In center of it lies the Memorial Hall of Mao Zedong and Heroes Monument. Then ahead to Forbidden City, the residence of Chinese emperors for more than 500 years. It’s the largest imperial palace and an UNESCO object. In the afternoon you will visit the Temple of Heaven, where emperors once prayed for good harvest. It’s also now a public park where local residents usually practice Chinese traditional morning exercises and spend their leisure time. Then free time. Hotel 4* overnight B+L

Day 3:

Sightseeing in Beijing

The highlight today is to conquer the Badaling Great Wall, a symbol of the Chinese ancient civilization and is the spirit of Chinese people: Hardworking, Brave and Clever. You will have a walk up to the Wall and enjoy the views there (cable car is available but optional). Stopover at Jade Factory for a few minutes. After that you will stopover at Bird Nest and Water Cube on the way to downtown. Then, visit largest and the best preserved royal park in China--- Summer Palace, which was a summer resort of Empress Dowager Cixi in Qing Dynasty. After that, there is a stopover at the Pearl Souvenir Factory for a few minutes.  Hotel 4* overnight B+L

Day 4:

Beijing Departure – Arrival in Ulaanbaatar

After the breakfast, you will be transferred to Beijing railway station or Beijing flight. Service ends in Beijing, China. We’ll arrive in Ulaanbaatar in the later morning; you’ll be picked up by your English speaking guide and driver. City sightseeing tour: visit to Gandan monastery, National History museum and Sukhbaatar main square.  Hotel 4* overnight B+L

Day 5:

A day trip to the Genghis Monument & Terelj national park

Today, we'll have a day trip to the Terelj national park via Genghis monument. Visit to big turtle rock and Meditaion temple. 

Day 6:

Ulaanbaatar – Gobi. Bayanzag via Yolin Am Gorge.

We will take a flight to Gobi in the morning. Arrive in the Gobi and drive to Yoliin Am Gorge in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan national park and hike on the Gobi glacier and view wildlife.Transfer to Bayanzag that is an internationally famous for its fossilized dinosaur remains. Here, we will make an explore for finding any dinosaur finding around the Flaming Cliffs and having some camel riding. Ger camp B+L+D

Day 7:

Bayanzag (dinosaur native land) - stunning Khongor sand dunes

Today, we'll head toward Khongor sand dunes the largest and the most beautiful sand dunes of Mongolia, 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. Visit to camel breeder family and ride a camel for 1 - 2 hr. Try to catch sun setting on the top of sand dunes.  Ger camp B+L+D

Day 8:

Khongor sand dunes - Khavtsgait petroglyph - Bulagtai

Today, we'll drive to Bulagtai where we'll overnight which is near to the local airport. On the way to Bulagtai, we'll visit to Khavtsgait petroglyph site and arrive in ger camp late afternoon. Ger camp B+L+D

Day 9:

the Gobi desert - Ulaanbaatar

Flight back to Ulaanbaatar, upon arrival transfer to hotel and refresh. Visit to Bogd Khaan's palace museum and optional shopping for cashmere and souvenirs. Enjoy folklore concert followed by farewell dinner. Hotel 4* overnight B+L+D

Day 10:

Departure

Transfer to the airport after breakfast.  Service ends. B 

Date & Price

Single Supplement Charge US$350   
 

 
Included Services
 
  • Full-time services of your English speaking local guide throughout the tour (no guide international flight from PEK to ULN)
  • Admission fees for all of the sightseeing spots listed in the itinerary.
  • Private transfers and transports
  • Twin/double share at local 4-star accommodations with daily breakfast in Beijing, and Ulaanbaatar.
  • Twin share at ger camps for 3 nights in Mongolia 
  • Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
  • Gobi – ULN RT domestic flight tickets + 15 kg luggage free of charge, taxes
  • 0.5 day of camel riding in the Gobi Desert
  • 0.5 day of horse riding in Terelj national park 
  • The government tax and the city construction fee where applicable.
  • 2 bottle of water per person per day in China 
  • 0.5 l x 3 bottled water per day in Mongolia
  • Visa support invitation letter where applicable
  • Exclusive Beijing & Mongolian Gobi tour souvenir!
 
Not Included in the Service
 
  • International Airfare/train ticket to/from Beijing and to/from Ulaanbaatar
  • Travel insurance.
  • Visa fees 
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
  • Optional activities such as camel riding, archery, fishing etc

Tour Background

CHINA

The Tian An Men square, which is probably the biggest one of its kind in the world. With a total area of 440,000 square meters, the Tiananmen Square found in the center of Beijing boasts the largest of its kind. Over a hundred years, many ceremonies and demonstrations have been held.

The Forbidden City was the imperial palaces of the Ming and Qing dynasties, known as the Palace Museum. The consitruction took 14 years and was finished in 1420. Twenty-four emperors, 14 in the Ming and 10 in the Qing dynasties ruled from here.

The Great Wall, one of the eight ancient wonders of the world and the only man-made construction on earth that the astronauts can see in the moon. Starting out in the east on the banks of Yalu River in Liaoning Province, the Wall stretches westwards for 12,700 kilometers to Jiayuguan in the Gobi Desert. It was built as a defensive structure from Mongolian warriors. Ming Tombs, which is a group of mausoleums of 13 Ming emperors and their empresses and concubines. Two of the toms are opens to the public.

The Summer Palace, which was built in 1153 in northwest of Bejing. It is an outstanding example of imperial gardens in classical Chinese style, housing tens of thousands of precious cultural relics.
The Temple of Heaven is situated in the southern part of Beijing, about 6 Km away from the center of the city. Traditionally, this temple was for imperial use only. It was built in 1420, covering an area of 273 hectares, it is the one of the largest parks in Beijing.

MONGOLIA


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 the Gobi!

Bayanzag (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.

Yoliin 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.

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Tour Reviews

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Aug 10, 2012. Gobi & Karakorum Explorer tour Our recent "The Gobi & Karakorum Explorer" tour with you was excellent, everything exceeded our expectations! It was a super trip in our lives and we loved our Mongolia holiday so much. Our guide Joe was kind, well organised, accurate and informative, polite and caring and always provided us with timely information. And our driver Jack is super, very friendly, professional and always on time. We are wild travelers, having been to many places in the world - but Mongolia is still truly unspoiled and uncontaminated. Selena Travel's services were perfect right from the very first email. We would like to thank Selena Travel, our guide and our driver for having made this Mongolia experience a truly beautiful one with so many wonderful memories.

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Aug 08, 2012.  Gobi & Karakorum customized 11 days tour

Sending you some of our nicer pictures. Some are chosen for their beautiful scenery while the rest are just us happily playing and goofing around. There are a couple of shots of us doing some Mongolian wrestling, as suggested by Oyuna since we missed out on the mini-Naadam festival. She said since we missed it, we might as well organise our own festival by playing some Mongolian games. Haha... We had so much fun playing those games!!! :)OK, I hope you like the pictures we send you. Best regards to everyone at Selena Travel and thank you once again for all your assistance.

by Margaret Suganda

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