We’ll have most of the day to take in the many sights of Mongolia’s surprisingly cosmopolitan capital.
After a short flight to Dalanzadgad, we’ll transfer to our 4WDs and head out to the Yol Valley, where we will take an afternoon walk through this stunning landscape.
Our first destination today will be the flaming cliffs of Bayanzag where dinosaur eggs were found in 1922. We’ll then head west to the tallest dunes in Mongolia.
We have a full day to explore the striking desert scenery and for those that wish there will the opportunity to take a camel ride or to just relax amongst the spectacular landscapes.
Heading even further west today we’ll experience the true wilderness of the Gobi. Few western travellers make it out this far and we expect to have much of the desert to ourselves.
We have the full day to explore the nearby wonder of KhermenTsav canyon, a spectacular place which offers great walking opportunities. After a whole day here, we’ll return to our ger camp at Naran Daats.
Changing direction, we’ll head north, gradually leaving the Gobi and encountering ever greener lands. We’ll pass several villages and have the chance to interact with both settled and nomadic Mongolians.
Continuing our journey north we’ll reach the provincial capital of Arvaikheer. Over the course of today’s beautiful drive the scenery will take on a dramatic change as we finally leave the Gobi and enter the Khangai Mountains.
Crossing the Khangai Mountains with its pine and lark forests we’ll arrive at a big meadow on the shores of the Orkhon River. Once more we’ll experience the incredible variety that this country has to offer.
Today we head to Kharkhorin town, the ancient capital of Genghis Khan’s Mongolia in the 13th century. We visit Erdene Zuu monastery, which was built from leftovers of Kharkhorin’s ruined city in the 16th century.
Today we move on to the Hustai National Park which is home to the only truly wild horses on earth; the Takhi horse. Hustai is home to some 250 wild horses, of which 130 were born in the wild.
Today we will return to Ulaanbaatar with an opportunity for some free time to wonder around the city or to head to the main street for some shopping before our farewell dinner.
The tour finishes this morning at the hotel.