Best of the Gobi by Air - Exploration Tour with Luxury Accommodation (MN-07)

The Gobi is big, really big, and one of the only ways to really appreciate its sheer scale is to fly high above it. This short adventure packs a lot into a few days. By the end travellers will understand this fabled part of the earth as well as appreciating Mongolian culture. A photographer’s delight! We have also chosen the best available accommodation for your stay in Mongolia: luxury gers with traditional flavour in the country side and 5* hotels in the capital. This tour is most suitable for travellers who highly value comfort during their holidays and prefer less driving.
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from £3,395 per person, 7 days



Day 1. Ulan Bator
Meet your guide at the airport and head towards the HS Khaan Hotel Resort, located on a hill overlooking vast emerald green valley.
Day 2. Ulan Bator - Dalanzadgad - Khongor Els Sand Dunes
We take a domestic flight to Gobi. Upon arrival we will set off for the magical Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes at the foot of the beautiful Three beauties of the Gobi mountain range. Overnight at Gobi-Erdene camp.
Day 3. Yol Valley
We will drive on to the Yol Valley to embark on a full day excursion to the Yol Valley National Park. Overnight stay in a luxury ger camp.
Day 4. Bayanzag
Time to explore the world famous Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag), home to dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs. Later, we will visit a local family and go on a short camel ride. Overnight in a comfortable ger camp.
Day 5. Dalanzadgad - Ulan Bator - Terelj
We take a domestic flight to Ulan Bator. Upon arrival we will make a brief transfer to Terelj National Park where we will enjoy the scenery of the park. Overnight stay at luxury five star Terelj Hotel.
Day 6. Ulan Bator
We will set out on a full day city tour and visit the National Museum. Later, we will enjoy a farewell dinner in a special restaurant with panoramic view of the capital. Overnight at a five star hotel.
Day 7. Ulan Bator
Transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Click here to view detailed day-by-day itinerary of this tour
Bayanzag - Flaming Cliffs Bayanzag - Flaming Cliffs
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Dalanzadgad - Gateway to the Gobi Dalanzadgad - Gateway to the Gobi
Dalanzadgad is the capital of the province of Omnogovi Aimag, located 540 kilometres (340 miles) south of Ulan Bator in the South Gobi. The town is rapidly developing due to mining... Read more
Hongor Els Sand Dunes (Singing Dunes) Hongor Els Sand Dunes (Singing Dunes)
The evocatively named Singing Sands stretch for 180 km and are up to 800 metres high, making them some of the largest sand dunes in Mongolia. The sound produced from the masses of ... Read more
Terelj National Park Terelj National Park
Gorkhi Terelj National Park is one of the Mongolia’s finest and best-known national parks established in 1994 and located just an hour’s drive away from the capital. It... Read more
Ulan Bator Ulan Bator
Capital of Mongolia was formerly called Urga. It was renamed Ulan Bator after a declaration of republic and the abolition of monarchy in 1924. Ulan Bator literally means Red Hero a... Read more
Yol Valley - The Valley of the Eagles Yol Valley - The Valley of the Eagles
The Yol Valley, a protected site since 1965, lies 62kms north-west of Dalanzadgad and spans an area of 70 kms. The valley is located within the Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park and... Read more

Quick Facts
  • Season: Summer
  • Days: 7
  • Group Size: 2-12
  • Tour Grade:   Gentle

Day 1. Ulan Bator
Meet your guide and driver either at the airport or the train station. Once introduced, you will head west towards the HS Khaan Hotel Resort, a short drive away. The hotel resort is located on a hill overlooking vast emerald green valley where the Naadam Festival horse racing event takes place in July. Its sweeping views are a great introduction to this giant land. Accommodations are modified Mongolian traditional dwelling - a ‘ger’ - with all the mod cons and a huge window which has an unobstructed view of the surrounding area. Bring your camera! (L/D)
Day 2. Ulan Bator - Dalanzadgad - Khongor Els Sand Dunes
After a breakfast at the hotel resort we will drive to the airport for your domestic flight to Gobi. Upon arrival we will set off for the magical Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes that stretch for 180 km at the foot of the beautiful Gurvan Saikhan (Three beauties of the Gobi) Mountain Range. Have lunch upon arrival at Gobi-Erdene camp. Enjoy dinner and spend the night at this comfortable ger camp. Driving distance – 260 km (160 miles). (B/L/D)
Day 3. Yol Valley
We will have breakfast at the ger camp and drive on to the Yol Valley to embark on a full day excursion to the Yol Valley National Park, which will mean scenic hiking and an opportunity to photograph the stunning landscape. Enjoy an alfresco picnic lunch at the park. We will either spend the afternoon hiking or relaxing. Overnight stay in a luxury ger camp. Driving distance – 220 km (135 miles). (B/L/D)
Day 4. Bayanzag
After breakfast at the camp, it will be time to explore the world famous Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag), home to dinosaur fossils and dinosaur eggs. This unique site put Mongolia on the map in terms of explorers and we will follow in the footsteps of the world-famous paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews. Later, we will visit a local family of camel breeders and enjoy the traditional hospitality of Mongolian nomads. We will also get to go on a short camel ride. Enjoy dinner and spend the night in a comfortable ger camp near Flaming Cliffs. Driving distance – 90 km (55 miles). (B/L/D)
Day 5. Dalanzadgad - Ulan Bator - Terelj
After breakfast we will drive to Dalanzadgad for our domestic flight to Ulan Bator. Upon arrival we will make a brief transfer to Terelj National Park located 80 km north-east from the capital where we will enjoy the scenery of the park. Our tour will include a visit to the unusual Turtle Rock and we will saddle up for some horse riding. Overnight stay at luxury five star Terelj Hotel. Driving distance – 120 km (75 miles). (B/L/D)
Day 6. Ulan Bator
After breakfast, we will set out on a full day city tour that will take in Sukhbaatar Square, the National History Museum, Zaisan Hill, Bogd Khan Winter Palace Museum followed by a shopping experience at the State department Store and Gobi Cashmere Factory Store after lunch. Later, we will enjoy a farewell dinner in a special restaurant which benefits from a panoramic view of the capital city. Spend the night at a five star hotel. (B/L/D)
Day 7. Ulan Bator
Breakfast at the hotel. Our driver will meet you at the hotel lobby. Transfer to the airport for your flight back home. (B).


Want to travel on different dates?
Please see below for our group tour dates, if you would like to travel on a different day, please let us know and we will come back to you with an offer. There might be additional surcharges for a private tour but all depends on the number of people in your party and your travel preferences.

 

LUXURY PACKAGE

Dates Excl. flights Incl. flights * Single supplement ** Book
21.07.2019 - 27.07.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now
28.07.2019 - 03.08.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now
04.08.2019 - 10.08.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now
11.08.2019 - 17.08.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now
18.08.2019 - 24.08.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now
25.08.2019 - 31.08.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now
01.09.2019 - 07.09.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now
08.09.2019 - 14.09.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now
15.09.2019 - 21.09.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now
22.09.2019 - 28.09.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now
29.09.2019 - 05.10.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now
06.10.2019 - 12.10.2019 £3,395 £3,995 £995 book now

* Price including flights will be reconfirmed by your travel consultant as we need to know your departure airport, preferred airline, dates and class of travel. Our prices are based on economy fares from London Heathrow.

** Single supplement goes towards single room accommodation at your hotel, ger camp.


Kempinski-Khan Palace 5*
Address: Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace, East Cross Road, Peace Avenue, Bayanzurkh District, Ulan Bator, Mongolia
Telephone: +976 11 463 463

DESCRIPTION
Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace is the first and only 5* star rated international hotel in Mongolia. It is located in the heart of Bayanzurkh district in the eastern part of Ulaanbaatar, 22 kilometres from the international airport and 6 kilometres from the central railway station.

The hotel has 102 luxury rooms: 27 superior rooms, 66 deluxe, 4 junior suites, 4 executive suites and 1 presidential suite. The charm of this traditional hotel is that European flair runs through every aspect from the furniture to the décor. Luxury is distinctly represented in every detail of each room regardless of its type. Each room features marbled bathrooms with luxurious bathing products, hairdryer, bathrobe and slippers.

There is 24-hour fitness centre and sauna which are complimentary for the hotel guests. There is also a luxury spa in Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace. The onsite restaurant serves authentic Asian and European cuisine. Kempinski Hotel Khan Palace offers 24 hour room service, twice a day house keeping service. Free Wi-Fi is available in all public areas and rooms of the hotel.

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