Journeys of Contrast (16D15N)


Day 01: Arrival in Ulaanbaatar – Khustai National Park

Day 02: Khustai National Park

Day 03: Ulaanbaatar & Trans-Siberian Railway

Day 04: Erdenet Mining Site & Baatarvan

Day 05: Khuvsgul Lake

Day 06: Khuvsgul Islands

Day 07: Park Rangers & Local Nomads

Day 08: Shamans

Day 09: Khuvsgul to Gobi

Day 10: Yolyn Am & Khavtsgait Petroglyphs

Day 11: Hongoryn Els & Camel Riding

Day 12: Flaming Cliffs & Three Camel Lodge

Day 13: Gobi to Ulaanbaatar 

Day 14: Ger District

Day 15: Ulaanbaatar

Day 16: Departure from Ulaanbaatar
Tour Overview:

Day 1. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar – Khustai National Park

Welcome to Mongolia! 

Upon landing at Ulaanbaatar International Airport, your guide will meet you in the arrival hall with your private vehicle on standby. Mongolia’s capital city of Ulaanbaatar is a contrast of nomadic felt gers, modern coffee chains, Soviet-era apartments and thousands of ruggedized Toyota Priuses. It’s a testament to the pace of modernization and abilities of urbanization. On a stroll through, the city seems at paradox with itself, both old and young simultaneously: resident English-speaking entrepreneurs mingle in trendy cafes and cosmopolitan jazz bars, sharing the same street beside Buddhist temples and history museums.

Drive from Ulaanbaatar to Khustai National Park

The drive from Ulaanbaatar to Khustai National Park will take around 1.5 hours. Khustai National Park, spanning over 50,000 hectares of steppe, is home to a vast collection of local life: over 500 plants, 30 mushrooms, 200 birds and 40 mammals. Among the vibrant ecosystem that exists here, one animal in particular shines the strongest, the Przewalski’s horse, known as “Takhi” to the locals. The Takhi was once completely extinct in the wild, but thanks to local conservation efforts, has been reintroduced to Khustai National Park in hopes of bringing the species back from the brink of extinction. Overnight in Khustai National Park (Mongol Nomadic Camp) Meal(s): –


Day 2. Khustai National Park

Nomadic Immersion – Mongol Nomadic Camp

Among the many lifeforms who call the Steppe of Khustai National Park homes, humans are also one. Join a nomadic herder family for the day to immerse in a lifestyle 10,000-years-old and counting. Experience what life is like on the Steppe with daily tasks like milking the cows, processing the dairy, collecting argali (dry droppings of cows used for fuel and as mosquito-repellent) and herding the cattle and sheep.

Ger Art Gallery

From the outside, this ger looks like any of its neighbors, but inside, a trove of intrigue awaits. Step into a world of color inside the ger where the art of modern Mongolians are hung on the wall, providing a small window into the hearts, minds and motivations of this country’s artistically inclined.

Mini-Naadam Festival – Mongol Nomadic Camp (Depending on the dates)

Experience the joy of Exclusive Mini Naadam! The Naadam Festival is renowned worldwide as an exhilarating and vibrant celebration of tradition. Its distinctiveness is acknowledged by its inclusion on the prestigious UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list. While officially commemorating the Mongolian Revolution and independence, Naadam is said to have ancient roots predating even the era of Genghis Khan. Originating from activities like military parades and sporting competitions such as archery, horse riding, and wrestling, Naadam has a rich historical background. Immerse yourself in the excitement of the festival by enjoying the three main competitions. Marvel at the skilled archers, witness the thrilling horse races, and cheer on your favorite wrestler with enthusiasm. Let the spirit of the festival fill your heart as you embrace the captivating traditions of Naadam.

Takhi Wild Horse Conservation – guided by one of the renowned conservationists of Mongolia (optional)

The central Asian wild horse locally known as Takhi, but also known as Przewalski’s horse, were thought to be completely extinct in the wild in the 1960’s. Luckily, a chance meeting between a Mongolian conservationist and a German researcher started the initiative to reintroduce these wild cousins of the domestic horse, and in the early 1990’s, Khustai National Park became one of the main reintroduction sites. See these magnificent beasts for yourself as they make their daily trip to the watering hole where they can be viewed respectively from a short distance.

In Khustai National Park, your guide will be one of Mongolia’s most accomplished professional conservationists, Mr. Usukhjargal. He is a highly accomplished biologist, holding a bachelor’s degree (2002), master’s degree (2005), and Ph.D. (2021) from the National University of Mongolia. With expertise in wildlife and wild horse biology, he currently serves as the Research and Training Manager at Hustai National Park. His extensive experience encompasses a wide range of research projects focused on raptor populations, large mammal conservation, flora and fauna, and protected areas management. 

Overnight in Khustai National Park (Mongol Nomadic Camp)

Meal(s): Breakfast & Lunch


Day 3. Ulaanbaatar & Trans-Siberian Railway

The drive from Khustai National Park back to Ulaanbaatar will take around 1.5 hours.

Chinggis Khaan Museum 

Immerse in the rich tapestry of Mongolian history and heritage as the museum showcases over 10,000 original exhibits, spanning from the legendary Modun Shanyu, founder of the first nomadic state, to the artifacts cherished by kings and nobles throughout the ages. Through a captivating blend of virtual reality, interactive displays, video technology and authentic craftsmanship, embark on a journey that brings the past to life. Marvel at intricate paintings, sculptures and textiles; witness the artistry of blacksmithing, sewing and embroidery; and delve into the realm of models and historical artifacts. Discover the epic story of Chinggis Khan and the Mongolian people, unraveling the mysteries and major milestones of their illustrious past. Step into the Chinggis Khaan Museum and witness history unfold before your eyes.

Overnight journey onboard the Trans-Siberian Railway

The train journey from Ulaanbaatar to Erdenet City offers a captivating overnight experience. Departing at 18:40, you’ll embark on a remarkable adventure that unfolds amidst Mongolia’s breathtaking landscapes. As the train traverses the vast expanses, you’ll be treated to unforgettable vistas. During your train journey, you’ll have the opportunity to dine in a unique Soviet-era restaurant. Step back in time as you savor Mongolian-Russian fusion cuisine, immersing yourself in a nostalgic dining experience.

Overnight onboard of the Trans-Siberian Railway (First-Class sleeping car)

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 4. Erdenet Mining Site & Baatarvan

Erdenet City and Erdenet Mining Site

Our first stop takes us to the renowned Erdenet mining site and the mining-based city. We’ll have the opportunity to explore the captivating open-pit mining site and the third-largest city of Mongolia. Witness firsthand the immense scale and impact of mining operations on the local economy and way of life. It’s a chance to gain deep insights into the unique dynamics that shape this mining-based developed city and country. It’s an eye-opening experience that allows you to comprehend the intricate connections between mining, the local economy, and the lives of the people who call this region home.

Drive from Erdenet city to Jeremy Feedlot. The drive will take around 2.5 hours.

Jeremy’s Feedlot and Riverside Grilled Steak Lunch

Our journey continues with a captivating visit to Xanadu Razorback – Jeremy Feedlot, where we’ll delve into the world of farming practices in Mongolia. This unique operation is led by a Canadian family who has called Mongolia home for three decades, bringing their expertise and passion to the Mongolian agricultural landscape.

A highlight of our visit will be a delectable lunch featuring mouthwatering grilled steak, specially prepared and hosted by the Jeremy family. Imagine savoring the rich flavors and tender cuts while our table is set against the stunning backdrop of the Orkhon River’s tranquil shores. It’s an idyllic setting that adds an extra touch of magic to our culinary experience.

Drive from Jeremy Feedlot to the Baatarvan Resort

Afterwards, we will proceed to one of the most beautiful resorts in Mongolia, Baatarvan Resort (1-hr-drive). Situated on the banks of the Selenge River, surrounded by lush green mountains, Baatarvan Resort offers luxury amenities such as a swimming pool, massage and spa services, and fine dining options. This can be a perfect opportunity to relax and unwind after spending a night on the Trans-Siberian old-styled train.

Overnight in Khutag-Undur (Baatarvan Resort)

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 5. Khuvsgul Lake

Todays drive from the Baatarvan Resort to Murun will take around 3-4 hours.

Khuvsgul Province

Khuvsgul province is most famed for its namesake lake, the largest freshwater lake in Mongolia by volume. Lake Khuvsgul, also known as “the deep blue pearl” is stunning, both visually and environmentally, and has an ancient history dating back over 2 million years. The first port of call in Khuvsgul, however, is Murun City. With a population of around 47,000, the city may look small, but by Mongolian standards it is considered among one of the country’s main urban centers. Beyond Murun City and Khuvsgul Lake, the province also holds acclaim as the de facto capital of Mongolian shamanism.

Murun Museum (optional)

Khuvsgul 101 begins at the Murun Museum, the contents of which give a fabulous overview to the diverse peoples and animals of Khuvsgul province, both past and present. The museum’s exhibitions range from a 100-million-year-old mammoth tusk to ancient jewelry and Shaman divination tools.

We continue our journey and drive from Murun to Khatgal Village (Khuvsgul Lake). The trip will take around 1.5 hours.

Uushgiin Uvur Deerstones (optional)

En route to Khuvsgul Lake, visit Uushgiin Uvur, a Bronze-age sacrifice and funeral ritual locale. This UNESCO archeological site is home to deer stones (large standing stones with Bronze-age depictions of deer), square burial mounds, and Khirigsuur (ancient tombs). A closer look at the deer stones gives some insight into nomadic life in this part of the world thousands of years ago, with details such as clothing and ritual rendered in fascinating detail.

Boat: Khatgal to Ar Davhar Peninsula Eco-Camp

We will commence our journey from Khatgal village, embarking on a private boat transfer that will swiftly transport us to the esteemed Ar Davhar Peninsula Eco-camp in a mere 20 minutes. Prepare to behold the illustrious “Blue Pearl of Asia,” a resplendent body of water renowned for its unspoiled purity and immaculate clarity. Upon reaching the Ar Davkhar eco-camp, a delightful reception awaits, orchestrated by a charming local boy who will extend a uniquely warm welcome!

Khuvsgul Lake 

Khuvsgul Lake is a true gem, or more accurately, a “pearl” as it’s known across Mongolia. To the locals, however, it is simply “Ocean Mother”, the center of all life around its shores. The lake itself is the second largest in all of Asia and the largest in Mongolia, holding 70 percent of the entire country’s fresh water. The watery expanse and its surrounding lands are classified as a national park and also claim a spot on UNESCO’s World Network of Biosphere Reserves.

Ar Davhar Peninsula Eco Camp

As the ferry pulls in to a remote section of pristine shore, the dotting of white gers that make up the camp come in to view. Waving the boat in to moor is the camp owner, Mr. Tumursukh, a globally renowned, lifetime park ranger of Darkhad Valley and the greater Khuvsgul region. The next three nights will be spent with Mr. Tumursukh and his family, hearing about their multi-generational conservation mission in the area.

Overnight at Khuvsgul Lake (Ar Davhar Peninsula Eco-Camp)

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 6. Ar Davkhar Peninsula

Exploring the Wilds of Taiga: Horseback Ride/Walk with Mr. Tumursukh

Embark on a horseback ride or a guided walk through the untamed expanses of Taiga, guided by the esteemed conservationist, Mr. Tumursukh. As you venture forth, keep an eye out for the strategically placed salt licks, essential for the survival of local deer in these lands. While the gentle deer may grace your path, with a keen eye and a touch of good fortune, you might also catch glimpses of majestic moose, elusive bears, playful marmots, or sturdy wild boars, all of which call Taiga their home.

Amidst this wilderness, take delight in the enchanting floral valleys and delve into the intricate ecosystem of the Khuvsgul region, guided by an expert in nature. Mr. Tumursukh’s wealth of knowledge will unveil the secrets and wonders of this unique environment, leaving you with a deeper understanding and appreciation for the remarkable Taiga and its diverse inhabitants.

Trekking Tour to Somoo Saridag (Wish Rock)

Set out on a ~1.5-hour trek from camp to Somoo Saridag, also known as “Wish Rock”, a quizzical geologic formation on the banks of Khuvsgul Lake. Upon arrival at the spot, the feeling of mysticism is almost palpable. Locals and visitors alike pay homage to this site to whisper prayers and wishes in hopes of fortuitous returns. On the way there, soak up the biodiversity of Khuvsgul and make sure to inquire about the rare flora and fauna seen beside the trail.

Unveiling Mongolian Culture through Ger Building

Explore the timeless lifestyle of Mongolian nomads, centered around their versatile dwelling, the Ger. Through the hands-on process of building and assembling each part, discover the remarkable adaptability and comfort that has sustained nomadic communities through harsh winters and hot summers for centuries. Delve into Ger building to gain profound insights into the unique development of Mongolian culture and its distinctiveness from other societies. This experience unveils the enduring legacy of nomadic traditions, showcasing the resilience and ingenuity of the Mongolian people.

Khuvsgul Lake Campfire Party

Enjoy dinner around the campfire at camp as the Khuvsgul provincial theater group perform local folk songs, weaving the stories of the Steppe, the Taiga and the horsemen that ruled the lands into a powerful musical enactment.

Overnight at Khuvsgul Lake (Ar Davhar Peninsula Eco-Camp)

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 7. Park Rangers & Local Nomads

Embark on a captivating exploration of Khuvsgul Lake’s four distinct and extraordinary islands, two of which we will reach by boat. The transportation for these ventures will encompass an approximate total time of 1 hour.

Khadan Khui Island 

Jet across the lake to one of Khuvsgul’s four isles, Khadan Khui Island. This rocky rising is a haven for birds and a prime spot for a bit of twitching (bird watching). Keep an eye out for breeding seagulls who nest in the cracks and cliffs here.

Visit a nomadic Darkhad family

Visit to a local nomadic Darkhad family and discover the richness of their traditional lifestyle amidst a captivating and untamed landscape. These families reside in wooden houses or traditional gers, upholding the cultural heritage and age-old traditions that have been passed down through generations.

Explore the unique way of living and seize the opportunity to join them in milking cows and crafting dairy products. By engaging in these time-honored practices, you will deepen your understanding and appreciation for their way of life, forging a meaningful connection with the Darkhad community’s enduring traditions that have withstood the test of time.

Lunch: Khorkhog

Khorkhog is a local barbecue dish consisting of fresh mutton and vegetables cooked over hot stones. At first glance, this might look like any other barbecue, the stones mistaken for coals, as they turn a deep black from the emanating heat and caramelized fat drippings from the meat above. Tradition calls for rolling or tossing the hot stones from hand to hand, which is said to improve circulation and overall well-being. Give it a try – hot potato style, or in this instance, hot “stone”.

Nomadic Reindeer Herder Family Visit at Alag Tsar 

Lake Khuvsgul National Park is known widely for the Tsaatan, “those who have reindeer”. Take a boat from the eco camp across the lake to meet a Tsaatan family, one of the last groups of nomadic reindeer herders left in the world. Tsaatan nomads have their own religion, language, tradition, and customs that are wholly unique from other Mongols. Everything about the Tsaatan’s sense of community and way of living is structured around the reindeer to the extent that co-dependency seems an apt term, the people and the reindeer each depending on the other for survival in the harsh northern wilderness of Mongolia.

Boat: Alag Tsar to Double Lake

The boat drive from Alag Tsar to Double Lake camp will take 0.5 hrs. Check in Double Lake and rejuvenate.

Overnight at Khuvsgul Lake (Ar Davhar Peninsula Eco-Camp)

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 8. Shamans

Morning with Artist Mr.Dalai – learning to create a masterpiece from the natural ingredients

Life in Darkhad Depression is unique; nature is pristine and ethnic people connect with mother nature through their belief in shamanism. Therefore, the most famous shamans are among Dukha/Reindeer herders and Darkhad people. Mr. Dalai specializes in Shamanism and Dukha ethnic people. He has been recognized as Cultural merit laureate by the Mongolian Government. His ethnic artwork beautifully captures the essence of Shamanism and the beliefs of the Reindeer herders, using natural pigments such as ash and plants in his paintings. You will have a full opportunity to learn how to make his paint pigments and his drawing technique from him and get hands-on experience. 

The drive from Double Lake to Shaman’s home will take around 1 hour.

Lunch: Catch of the Day

Back at resort, the freshest of lunches awaits. Sit down for a meal fished straight from the abundant waters of Khuvsgul Lake, prepared in local fashion by the camp’s resident family.

Shaman Visit

Darkhad Valley is a famed source of powerful shamans, individuals who act as mediums between the living and the dead. A practice as old as mankind, Mongolian shamanism is the worship of Tengri, or “Eternal Blue Sky”, which is believed to be a higher spirit world. Among the many intriguing practices that make up shamanism, extraordinary dancing, drumming and singing stand out. These acts are held to cajole the ancestral spirits down from Tengri and are truly an experience to witness.

Sit down with a local shaman to learn more about the practices and beliefs. Your guide will act as a translator, assisting in asking any questions you have and relaying the shamans’ answers.

Overnight at Khuvsgul Lake (Double Lake by Toilogt)

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 9. Khuvsgul to Gobi

Drive from Khatgal Village (Khuvsgul Lake) to Murun airport (ca. 1.5 hours).

Flight: Murun to Dalanzadgad via Ulaanbaatar

Travel from Murun to Dalanzadgad via Ulaanbaatar with a transit time of approximately 4-5 hours. Enjoy the stunning landscapes and changing vistas along the way as you make your journey through Mongolia.


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The Gobi Desert 

Welcome to one of the world’s largest deserts: the mystical Gobi, a landscape where undulating sand dunes give way to stretches of green shrublands teeming with diverse wildlife. Expect a medley of ecosystems, 33 to be exact, ranging from desert basins to low mountains to rocky terrains that stretch for miles on end, each with their own Mongolian name to boot.

The drive from Dalanzadgad to Dream Gobi Lodge will take around 1.5 hours.

Check into your room at Dream Gobi Lodge and take a well-deserved moment to relax and unwind. After a long journey, allow yourself to settle in and rejuvenate. In the evening, venture out to explore the captivating Gobi region at your own leisurely pace. The lodge offers a range of amenities and services, including massage and spa facilities, as well as a refreshing swimming pool nestled amidst the Gobi landscape. Take advantage of these offerings to find tranquility and immerse yourself in the serene ambiance of the Gobi.

Overnight in Gobi (Dream Gobi Resort)

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 10. Yolyn Am & Khavtsgait Petroglyphs

Visit a local middle school of Bulgan soum (optional)

Embark on an eye-opening journey to a rural school in Mongolia to gain insights into the country’s education system. Discover the unique dynamics of education in rural areas, particularly during the summer break when school is out. Experience the serene surroundings of the school and engage with the dedicated staff to understand the challenges and opportunities faced in providing education to nomadic families. While the vibrant school atmosphere may be less prominent during the holidays, this visit will still offer valuable insights into the rural education landscape of Mongolia.

The Khavtsgait Petroglyphs

Drive through the breathtaking expanse of the Gurvansaikhan National Park to a jagged ridge that harbors the secrets to the Gobi’s ancient past. Emblazoned on the flat surface of these black rocks are ancient drawings of animals and deities, etched by the hands of Bronze and Iron age peoples 4,000 years ago.

The drive from the Dream Gobi Lodge to Yolyn will take a total of around 1 hour.

Valley of the Vultures: Yolyn Am

A couple hours drive from Dalanzadgad, on the edge of the rocky Gurvansaikhan National Park, is Yolyn Am, which translates to “Valley of the Vultures”. This sheer canyon in heart of the Gobi desert is famous for its year-round ice field and, as the name implies, the Lammergeiers, or “Bearded vultures”. These amazing birds nest precariously in the towering cliffs and are the only vertebrates whose diets consist of ~80% bones. 

Enjoy the scenery up close, on foot or on horseback, through the canyon’s grassy meadows, small streams, and wending valleys, the sunlight bouncing off wildflowers and desert plants with grazing sheep and ibex roaming the sheer facades.

The Flavors of the Fire: Boodog Culinary Experience

Experience the sizzling delight of Boodog, the iconic Mongolian traditional dish that ignites the senses and brings people together. Immerse yourself in the rich flavors and vibrant culture as you embark on a culinary adventure like no other. Picture this: a whole goat, meticulously prepared and filled with an enticing medley of potatoes, carrots, onions and aromatic spices. As the hot stones work their magic, the meat cooks from the inside out, creating an exquisite tenderness and a symphony of flavors that will leave you craving more.

Overnight in Gobi (Dream Gobi Resort)

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 11. Hongoryn Els & Camel Riding

Embark on a thrilling 4-hour drive from the Dream Gobi Resort to the majestic Hongoryn Els (with a return 8 hours of drive). Traverse sand dunes and mountains, including the scenic Gurvan Saikhan Mountain, while immersing yourself in the breathtaking beauty of the Gobi region. Enjoy a wilderness lunch with the private chef along the way, providing a moment of relaxation and rejuvenation amidst the wilderness.

Hongoriin Els: Singing Sands

Prepare to be humbled before the vast expanse of Hongoriin Els, the largest stretch of sand dunes in the Gobi desert (nearly 1,000 square kilometers in reach). Hongoriin Els is also known as “Singing Sands” for the low-pitched groaning the emit, a result of the fine grains being brushed by the wind. The journey through the Gobi today covers over 200 km of vast steppes and sand dunes including a pass through Dungenee Canyon and Gegeet Valley, the later being home to the highly elusive desert residing snow leopard.

Live Like a Gobi family

Step into a camel herder family and embrace the Gobi Desert life. Immerse yourself in their traditions and daily routines. Taste authentic flavors, forge lasting memories, and discover the true spirit of Mongolia. Get ready for an unforgettable adventure off the beaten path.

In the kitchen of a local family

Step into the world of Mongolia cuisine and unlock a culinary experience. Join a welcoming family as you delve into their daily life, learn their cooking techniques and savor famous Mongolian dishes such as BUUZ and KHUUSHUR.

Sunset Camel Ride 

The star of this evening’s sunset sand dune ascension is none other than the Bactrian camel, also known as the Mongolian camel. The Bactrian camel is easily distinguished by its double-humped back and is truly a creature of awe, being adaptable to extreme climates, temperatures and altitudes. They are also the only species of camel still found in the wild and live only here, in the Gobi. Enjoy a, somewhat bumpy ride, up the silky dunes with the prismatic sunset on the horizon and the Hongoriin River below.

Overnight in Gobi (Homestay with a nomadic family)

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner


Day 12. Flaming Cliffs & Three Camel LodgeDay 13. Gobi to Ulaanbaatar

The drive from the Hongor sand dunes to Dream Gobi will take around 4-5 hours. We continue the journey and drive to Bayanzag (around 0.5 hours).

Bayanzag: The Flaming Cliffs

Behold one of the Gobi’s most dramatic and dramatically named sights at the otherworldly Bayanzag. The Flaming Cliffs, as they are known in English, are so called for the spectacular fiery glow of the red-orange sandstone bluffs at sunrise and sunset. It was here, in 1923, that Dr. Roy Chapman Andrews and his exploration team from the American Museum of Natural History found the first nest of dinosaur eggs the world had ever seen.

Paleontology Expert

Meet up with a professor from the Institute of Paleontology of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences who will be joining today’s excursion as an expert guide.

Fossil Site: VIP Access

Continue on to some of the richest dinosaur fossil sites in the Gobi desert, where creatures such as velociraptor have emerged from the dust and rock to captivate the world. WildMongolia has arranged special VIP access to a dig site that is usually off-limits to the public to give you an up-close look at one of the Gobi’s unearthed fossils.

Pop-Up Dinner Experience Beneath the Flaming Cliffs

Bask in the magical essence of the Gobi with a private dinner beneath the Flaming Cliffs curated and prepared by a top chef.

Overnight in Bayanzag (Three Camel Lodge)

Meal(s): Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Day 13. Gobi to Ulaanbaatar

We continue our journey and drive to Bulgan (approx. 0.5 hours).

Plantation in the Gobi Desert

Bulgan is a small village in the middle of the Gobi Desert. Amazingly almost all of the villagers are farmers, and they plant the most delicious tomatoes in Mongolia. Their harvest season is from mid of April to the beginning of September every year. Your trip dates allow us to meet the farmers and learn more about their daily life and taste their organic and tasty vegetables, especially tomatoes. You can witness the incredible efforts of local farmers in growing greens in the challenging environment of the Gobi Desert.

From Dream Gobi we will proceed to the Dalanzadgad Airport (around 1 hour). 

Your guide and private chauffeur will escort you to the airport and help you check in for your flight, at this point your Dalanzadgad chauffeur will bid you farewell. Your guide will escort you on the 1.5-hour flight from Ulaanbaatar to Dalanzadgad.


Flight Duration: 55 min

Departure Time: 20:35

Arrival Time: 21:30

Flight Number: OM92

Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar your new chauffeur will be waiting to greet you and escort you to your vehicle.

Overnight in Ulaanbaatar (Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar)

Meal(s): Breakfast

Day 14. Ger District

International Intellectual Museum

Discover the International Intellectual Museum, the first privately owned museum in Ulaanbaatar, established on August 13, 1990. This extraordinary museum showcases over eleven thousand intellectual items from 130 countries across the globe. With items classified into 15 subcategories, visitors can easily navigate and explore. Engage with the exhibits using the provided guide, as you delve into the world of science through toys and puzzle games. Touch and interact with the displays, making the experience both captivating and enjoyable. Marvel at the extensive collection of over 5,000 puzzle games, ranging from simple two-piece puzzles to intricate masterpieces with up to 673 pieces. Experience the wonders of art, monuments and famous structures transformed into puzzle games.

Ulaanbaatar: Ger district visit with Gerhub

Embark on a captivating journey through Ulaanbaatar’s Ger District, home to the majority of its population. Join Gerhub, a nonprofit organization committed to sustainable development and innovation in Ulaanbaatar’s suburban community. Experience more than just the improvement of herders’ lives through modern technologies and sustainable practices. Witness the transformative power of Gerhub as they empower marginalized individuals and bolster education within the community. Discover inspiring tales of resilience, forge connections with genuine local communities and be enthralled by their steadfast dedication to a sustainable future.

Overnight in Ulaanbaatar (Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar)

Meal(s): Breakfast & Dinner

Day 15. Ulaanbaatar

Gandantegchinlen Monastery

Locally referred to as Gandan, this is the main monastery of Ulaanbaatar, with a history dating back to early 19th century. Spared by the Communist purge that saw the mass demolition of hundreds of monasteries and temples across the country, the restored Gandantegchinlen was, for a time, the only functioning Buddhist monastery in Mongolia. From children feeding the famous Gandan pigeons to lamas scurrying back and forth to visitors kneeling in prayer, Gandan is one of the core landmarks of Ulaanbaatar’s identity. While wandering the complex, make sure not to miss the awe-inspiring Megjid Janraisag Temple. The original temple was melted down by the communists during World War II to make bullets for the war, but was rebuilt in the mid 1990s with financial and metal donations (gold and silver). 

Tsagaan Lavai Ensemble

Tsagaan Lavai is one of the most renowned performing arts groups in the country featuring a variety of traditional Mongolian musical instruments, including the morin khuur (horse-head fiddle), the yatga (zither), and various percussion instruments. The group’s music incorporates both vocal and instrumental pieces and is inspired by traditional Mongolian folk songs, as well as contemporary interpretations of Mongolian music. The group’s performances often feature intricate choreography, acrobatics, and storytelling.

Il Fiore – Farewell Dinner

Indulge in a memorable farewell dinner in Mongolia, overlooking the cityscape from the top floor of Eco Tower located in the heart of the city. Delight in a culinary experience crafted by a renowned Italian chef, adding a touch of international flavor to your dining experience in Mongolia.

Overnight in Ulaanbaatar (Shangri-La Ulaanbaatar)

Meal(s): Breakfast & Dinner


Day 16. Departure from Ulaanbaatar

Your guide will escort you to the airport and help you check in for your departure flight. End of services.

Meal(s): Breakfast

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