Detailed Itinerary

Day 01

5th June '19
  • Arrival at Ulaanbaatar (D)

    Upon your arrival, a Rahhalah representative will greet you at the airport and transfer you to the hotel.

    Enjoy the rest of the day at your own pace, before embarking on your adventure across the steppes of Mongolia.

    Welcome Dinner.
    Overnight at theBest Western Premier Tuushin hotel or similar.

Day 02

6th June '19
  • Transfer to the Mongol Nomadic camp / Mini Naadam(B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will check out from the hotel and head to the Mongol Nomadic tourist camp, where, upon arrival, you will enjoy a local, nomadic show. While there, you will participate in the daily routine of a traditional Mongolian family and you willobserve the breeding process of five kinds of livestock and their transfer from one place to another using ox, yak, camel, and horse carts. You will learn how local dairy products are made, and you will also have the chance to taste a few. Finally, you will watch the process of milking yaks and mare, fastening and milking sheep and goats, as well as felt tanning. Lunch at the ger camp.

    In the afternoon, you will watch the mini Naadam that includes wrestling, horse races, archery as well as other cultural shows and games.
    Dinner and overnight at the ger camp.

    Overnight at the Mongol Nomadic camp (en-suite ger).
    Approx. driving time: 1.5-2 hrs.

Day 03

7th June '19
  • Transfer to the Gun Galuut Nature Reserve via the Giant Genghis Khan statue (B, L, D)

    In the morning, you will head to the Gun Galuut Nature Reserve. On the way, you will visit Genghis Khan’s horseman statue located in Tsonjinboldog. The statue is 40 m. tall and is considered as the highest horseman statue in the world.

    Transfer to the ger camp in Gun Galuut. Visit local nomadic family ger to understand more about their lifestyle. Enjoy 2-hour horseback riding in the reserve along the Kherlen river valley.
    Optional kayaking, mountain biking or archery at the camp.
    Dinner and overnight at the tourist camp.

    Overnight at the Steppe Nomads camp(deluxe winter quarter).
    Approx. driving time:3.5 hrs.

Day 04

8th June '19
  • Gun Galuut Nature Reserve – Ulaanbaatar/City tour (B, L, D)

    Gun Galuut is home to endangered species of birds and mammals. In the morning, you will visit Mt. Baits and enjoy a 3-hour hike while observing the region’s flora and fauna. You may even be lucky to spot the endangered Argali big-horn sheep in Mt. Baits and the White Napped crane on the way back.

    In the afternoon, we will drive to Ulaanbaatar and start the city tour. You visit the Gandan Monastery, housing a 26 meter high gilded statue of the Buddha. Then we visit National History museum, Sukhbaatar square. Free time for optional shopping for souvenir or maybe cashmere. In the evening, enjoy traditional folklore concert from magical Tumen Ekh ensemble.
    Dinner at local restaurant.
    Overnight at the Best Western Premier Tuushin hotel**** or similar.
    Approx. driving time: 2 hrs.

Day 05

9th June '19
  • Transfer to Gobi Desert / Yoliin Am gorge and Khavtsgait valley (B, L, D)

    Today, after breakfast, you will catch an early morning flight to Gobi town. Upon arrival, you will be transferred to Gurvan Saikhan Mountain to visit the beautiful Yoliin Am gorge, enjoying a 2-3-hour hike in the narrow canyon while observing flora and fauna in the region. Before exiting the park, you will also visit the local natural history museum.

    You will then proceed to the Dream Gobi lodge where you will stay for the next two nights.
    In the afternoon, you will visit Khavtsgait Petroglyph which is home to a group of rock paintings dating from 8000BC to 4000BC. There are ancient paintings of wild animals such as Big Horn sheep, Ibex, wolves, as well as horse riders, ox cards and many more.

    Overnight at the Dream Gobi Lodge(en-suite ger).
    Approx. drivingtime:2-3 hrs.

Day 06

10th June '19
  • Bayanzag:The Flaming Cliffs(B, L, D)

    After breakfast, you will visit Bayanzag, also known as the “Flaming Cliffs” since the 1920s scientific exploration of the Mongolian Gobi. The first dinosaur eggs were found in this place. You will enjoy a 2-3-hour hike in the area, discovering more details about the Flaming Cliffs, and taking great photos of the landscape.

    While there, you will visit a local nomadic family ger to explore the traditional way of living.

    Transfer back to Dream Gobi lodge in the afternoon.

    Overnight at the Dream Gobi Lodge(en-suite ger).
    Approx. driving time: 2-3 hrs.

Day 07

11th June '19
  • The Gobi – Ulaanbaatar (B, L, D)

    After breakfast, we will drive back to Ulaanbaatar.
    The drive takes about eight hours without stop for lunch on the way.
    Upon arrival, enjoy your farewell dinner at a local restaurant.

    Overnight at the Best Western Premier Tuushin hotel or similar.
    Approx. driving time 7-8 hours .

Day 08

12th June '19
  • Departure (B)

    After breakfast, you will be transferred to the airport for your departure flight.