Mongol GobiThe Gobi Desert Art is one of the most untouched, unique, and mysterious places on earth. The site of an ancient inland sea, the Gobi Desert is a treasure chest of fossilized dinosaur bines and eggs. Roughly one-third the size of Alaska, this incredible land mass in home to Argali sheep, snow leopards, Hulan (wild ass), gazelle, antelope, wild camels, Mazaalai (Gobi bears) and desert ibex. Surprisingly, it is also home to a vibrant nomadic population which has inhabited this awe-inspiring place for many centuries.
Day 1 Arrival/ Ulaanbaatar Arrival in Ulaanbaatar. City tour including Gandan Monastery, the Buddhist center of Mongolia, and the Museum of Natural History displaying exhibits one the geography, geology, botany, fauna and paleontology of Mongolia.
Air travel to the Gobi Desert. Visit Yol Valley National Park. Leisure time for hiking and photo opportunities. Visit local family to experience the lifestyle of nomads and fro an optional camel riding excursion.
Trip to Hongolryn Els sand dunes. Known as the sands, these extensive dunes are home to Mongolian wildlife including wild ass, gazelles, antelope, and desert Ibex. Excursion to nearby lake Adag and exploration of the area.
Travel to Bayan Zag, known as the Flaming Cliffs, the name coined by explorer Roy Chapman Andrews on his famous Central Asiatic Expedition. Discover dinosaur fossils and fossilized dinosaur eggs. Visit local museum in Dalanzadgad town featuring exhibits of local wildlife, cultural artifacts, and displays of various historic periods in Mongolia.
Flight to Ulaanbaatar. Enjoy and evening cultural performance and farewell dinner.
Transfer to the airport or train station for departure.