Tour Itinerary of Mongolia Gobi Tour

7-Day Ulan Bator, Kharkhorin, Tsenher, Orkhon, Ongii Khiid and Dalandzadgad Tour (CHT-MG-02)

This 7-day tour takes you visit the great Gobi desert, exploring enchanting scenery, vast plains, dinosaur cemeteries, spectacular sand dunes and enjoy gazing at a million stars in the clear Mongolian skies.

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Day 1

Place & Transport: Arrive in Ulan Bator to Kharkhorin, Flight not included
Today's Activities: Airport Transfer (Ulan Bator), Khustaii National Park, Our guide and driver will escort you from Ulan Bator to Kharkhorin
Meals: Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Khustaii National Park: Khustaii National Park is located 100 Kms west of Ulan Bator. The Park covers 50.6 ha and is the home to 44 species of mammals including Red deer, Mongolian gazelle, Roe deer, Wild sheep, Ibex, Mongolian marmots, Grey wolves, Lynx, Pallas’ cat, Red fox and Eurasian badger. The 217 species of birds include Golden Eagle, Lammergeier, Great Bustard, Whooper Swan, Black Stork, Daurian Partridge and Little Owl. But Khustaii National Park is world famous place for its successful reintroduction of the Prewalzki Horse (Takhi in Mongolian), the only living ancestor of the domestic horse. This horse’s ancestor’s roamed the steppes in the times of Genghis Khan and is a matter of significant national pride. In historic times, this area was reserved as hunting grounds for Genghis Khan.

Accommodations: Mongolia Ger Camp Mongolia Ger Camp 

Day 2

Place & Transport: Kharkhorin to Tsenher
Today's Activities: Kharkhorin, Erdene Zuu Monastery, Our guide and driver will escort you from Kharkhorin to Tsenher
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Kharkhorin: Known in the past as Kharakhorum, Kharkhorin was the ancient Capital of the Mongol Empire before Khubilai Khaan moved to Khambalik, the modern Beijing. Close to the ancient ruins lies Erdene Zuu, probably the most ancient surviving Monastery in Mongolia.
- Erdene Zuu Monastery: It is part of the World Heritage Site entitled Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape.Built in 1585,it's one of the most important Buddhist place of worship in Mongolia with its white walls overlapped by 108 stupas,the sacred Buddha disciples's number.

Accommodations: Mongolia Ger Camp Mongolia Ger Camp 

Day 3

Place & Transport: Tsenher to Orkhon
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Tsenher to Orkhon, Orkhon Valley, Tovkhon Monastery
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Orkhon Valley: Orkhon Valley Cultural Landscape sprawls along the banks of Orkhon River in Central Mongolia and encompasses an extensive area of pastureland on both banks of the Sacred Orkhon River. The grassland is still grazed by Mongolian nomadic herders. At the top of the valley, the water of the river Ulaan falls 25m over a basalt cliff into a pool, which then flows into the Orkhon and offers a most spectacular sight after rainfall.
- Tovkhon Monastery: Tovkhon Monastery is located on a shelf 2.200 meters above the sea level and can be reached only hiking or horse ride though a beautiful woods. The original temple complex was built in 1651. The temple complex was largely destroyed by the communists during the 1930s but has been renovated in 1990s.

Accommodations: Mongolia Ger Camp Mongolia Ger Camp 

Day 4

Place & Transport: Orkhon to Ongii Khiid
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Orkhon to Ongii Khiid
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

Accommodations: Mongolia Ger Camp Mongolia Ger Camp 

Day 5

Place & Transport: Ongii Khiid
Today's Activities: Khongorin Sand Dunes(Khongoryn Else), Gobi Desert
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Khongorin Sand Dunes(Khongoryn Else): Among the sharp landscape of the desert lies the sweet exception of Khongoryn Else, the “singing sand dunes”, where the wind accumulated the sand on the slopes of a black mountain chain: a majestic view where the grazing bactrian camels will welcome the adventurous voyagers. The complete massif is 20 km wide, 100 km long, and up to 800 m high. Individual dunes reach heights of up to 30 m. Climbing on some of the dunes near the edge leads into magnificent sandscapes. The sand is very fine, and invites to extended gliding sessions. Given the right winds (mostly in autumn), air turbulences at the ridges of the dunes will create a characteristic sound. This "chant" has given the landscape its name.
- Gobi Desert: The legendary Gobi Desert measures over 1,610 km from southwest to northeast and 800 km from north to south making it the fifth largest desert in the world and Asia's largest. Much of the Gobi is not sandy but is covered with bare rock, a harsh and scaly desert where in wintertime the temperature can plummet to -40°C while reaching 45°C during the summertime.

Accommodations: Mongolia Ger Camp Mongolia Ger Camp 

Day 6

Place & Transport: Ongii Khiid to Dalandzadgad to Ulan Bator, Flight No. TBA
Today's Activities: Our guide and driver will escort you from Ongii Khiid to Dalandzadgad, Bayanzag - Flaming Cliffs, Airport Transfer (Dalandzadgad)
Meals: Breakfast, Chinese Lunch, Chinese Dinner

- Bayanzag - Flaming Cliffs: These reddish sandstone area is one of the richest fossil area in the world and the site of the first nest of dinosaur eggs ever found.

Accommodations: Sunjin Grand Hotel Mongolia Hotel 

Day 7

Place & Transport: Depart Ulan Bator, Flight not included
Meals: Breakfast

Price Per Person and Shown in US Dollars -Top-
Nov.1 - Mar. 31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 Person $1,819 $1,799 not supplied -
2-5 Persons $2,619 $2,599
6-9 Persons $1,949 $1,919
Apr.1 - Oct.31 Superior Deluxe Economy Single Room Supplement *
1 Person $1,819 $1,799 not supplied -
2-5 Persons $2,619 $2,599
6-9 Persons $1,949 $1,919
  1. Normally hotels allow a maximum of 3 adults per room with an extra bed, at extra charge. Some hotels will allow three adults and a small child.
  2. Tour price is indicative only, please enquire for a detailed quotation.
  3. More people more discounts. Please enquire for more details.
  4. * Single Room Supplement prices are shown: Superior/Deluxe/Economy

Excellent Local Guide

Excellent Local Guides

We selected the most experienced tour guides in each city. They are all very professional and flexible during the tour with oustanding knowledge of all the sites and history.

Our Luxury Car for  Families

Our Luxury Car for Families

We use the modern air-conditioned luxury cars for families or 2-3 persons. The comfort and safety of our customers is of utmost importance, so we ensure that all of the vehicles that we use are well-maintained and always very clean.

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

Comfortable People Carrier for Small Groups

We use only air-conditioned small buses for small groups of 4-7 persons. Our drivers are very nice and careful with over 5-year drive experience.


Price Inclusions and Exclusions

Price Inclusions:

  • Entrance Fees:
    To scenic spots as listed in the itinerary.
  • Meals:
    All meals as specified in the itinerary.
    If the restaurant indicated is not available on the day, your guide will arrange another restaurant from our list of approved restaurants. Breakfast is usually a western style buffet. We endeavor to ensure that a choice of western and Chinese breakfasts is supplied, however there may be occasions when only a Chinese breakfast is available in some remote locations.
  • Private Transfers:
    Transfers between airports, hotels and scenic spots while sightseeing in Ulan Bator, Kharkhorin, Tsenher, Orkhon, Ongii Khiid, Dalandzadgad by private air conditioned vehicle with a driver and English-speaking guide (as listed above).
    Your comfort is our priority! Click here to get a description of the vehicles that we use for our tours.
  • Guide:
    As outlined in the itinerary an English-speaking guide and driver will be provided in each city, who will remain with you throughout your time in that city. A new guide and a new driver will meet you at each city on your tour, to provide you with the best local knowledge available.
  • Hotels:
    Hotel fees are based on two people sharing one room with twin beds.
    All hotels as listed in the above itinerary serve daily western or Chinese breakfast. All rooms are air-conditioned with private facilities unless specified.
  • Transportation:
    Dalandzadgad To Ulan Bator Transfer via: Flight, TBA (Our arrangements)

  • Service Charge & Government Taxes:
  • Insurance
    The insurance is China Life Tourist Accident/Casualty Insurance.
    Click here to learn more about the insurance coverage and the sum insured.
  • Luggage Transfers:
    Between airports and hotels.
  • Arrangements:
    The tour cost includes planning, handling, operational and communication charges.

Price Exclusions:

  • International Airfare or Train Tickets to enter or leave China.
    USA-CHINA/CHINA-USA: China Highlights has negotiated special discount fares (restrictions apply) for selected flights operated by Air China from major US and China gateways. We are able to offer these special deals to confirmed customers. Discount US to China Flights
  • China Entry Visa Fees.
  • Excess Baggage Charges.
    Passengers holding an adult fare or half fare ticket are entitled to a free baggage allowance of 20kg, for economy class. Total weight of carryon baggage for each passenger may not exceed 5kg. The size may not exceed 20x40x 55cm. More
  • Personal Expenses:
    Expenses of a purely personal nature such as laundry, drinks, fax, telephone calls, optional activities, sightseeing or meals which are not included in the tour itinerary.
  • Meals:
    Any meals which are not specified in the tour itinerary.
  • Single Room Supplement.
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