Classic Gobi Short Stay


A vast expanse of barren rock and sand, the Gobi is both harsh and magnificent. Explore sand dunes and canyons and admire spectacular rock formations and age-old dinosaur fossils in a place unlike anywhere else on earth.

 

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  Twin Share Sole Traveller
Ger Camp $2,960pp $4,980

 

The above prices are from per person, based on low season travel. Shoulder and high season surcharges apply.
NOTE: Valid for travel 15 May to 30 Sep only.

Places Visited

Middle Gobi (1N) - Bayanzag (1N) - Yolyn Am (1N) - Khongoryn Els (2N) - Karakorum (1N)

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar to Middle Gobi
You will be met at your Ulaanbaatar hotel and transferred to Middle Gobi. Along the way visit Baga Gazriin Chuluu Lake and the ruins of the 10th-century Sum Khukh Burd Temple. (L,D)
Day 1: Ulaanbaatar to Middle Gobi
Day 2: Middle Gobi to Bayanzag
Continue on to South Gobi Desert. Visit the Sangiin Dalai Temple before arriving at the Ger camp at Bayanzag. (B,L,D)
Day 2: Middle Gobi to Bayanzag
Day 3: Bayanzag to Yolyn Am
Visit the famous Flaming Cliffs at Bayanzag, the site of numerous fossil discoveries. Continue to the Yolyn Am National Park and hike to the gorge and glacier. (B,L,D)
Day 3: Bayanzag to Yolyn Am
Day 4: Yolyn Am to Khongoryn Els
Drive to Khongoryn Els. Visit the Seruun Bulag Spring and walk on the famous Singing Sand Dunes. (B,L,D)
Day 4: Yolyn Am to Khongoryn Els
Days 5-6: Khongoryn Els to Karakorum
Travel to Ongiin Khiid and visit the ruins of a monastery. (B,L,D) The next day, travel to the ancient city of Karakorum. (B,L,D)
Days 5-6: Khongoryn Els to Karakorum
Day 7: Karakorum to Ulaanbaatar
Visit Erdene Zuu, once one of Mongolia's largest monasteries. Visit the ruins of Karakorum, the 13th-century imperial capital of the Mongol Empire. Return to your Ulaanbaatar hotel where your arrangements end on arrival. (B,L)

Tour prices are per person, twin share

A visa is not required for stays under 30 days.

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. It’s a good idea to check call costs with hotel staff or your local guide before making calls, as this can be expensive. A service charge may also be involved. To call Australia – the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 61, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. 
 
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are quite popular in Asia and you will find high quality coverage. Most countries have active roaming agreements with service providers. Please make sure you are aware of associated costs and have activated your international roaming prior to departure. 
 
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have wifi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 

In Remote Areas
In remote areas you will rarely be able to access phone or internet facilities. Mobile phones are also unlikely to have reception nor able to be charged because of limited electricity supply. Refer to Tour Dossiers for more information.

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Mongolia is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so we have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount (in US Dollars) to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size and services used during the trip.
 
We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
 
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off. 

Breakfast may contain a mixture of local and western-style dishes, served buffet and set styles.
 
Food in Mongolia tends to be simple as they have limited ingredients, such as mutton (used in a variety of ways), beef, chicken, potato, cucumber, tomato, onion, carrot and sheep’s milk. People on restricted or vegetarian diets can be catered for on a limited basis with foods such as noodles, rice and steamed vegetables.

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