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Gobi Bus Winter Tour

Overview

In winter there is only one way to go to South Gobi Desert from Ulaanbaatar is the land transportation. Our company offers shuttle bus transportation till Dalanzadgad & from there you will use private off road van transportation. This 4 days tour enables you see Eagle Valley, Khongor Sand Dunes and Bayanzag which are the biggest draw of South Gobi was provides for sightseers. You’ll spend 3 nights in gers - warming yourself by the stove. We’ll make a nice warm fire in your ger before you head to bed, and we’ll provide plenty of coal so you can keep the fire going as you wish, although you will find that traditional Mongolian gers provide excellent insulation so hold heat extremely well. We will also make sure that in the morning you wake up to a nice warm ger!

- Reach to Gobi by shuttle bus
- Stay with Mongolian camel herders in their winter place
- Great journey through most famous parts of Gobi Desert 

Length: 4 days
Area: South Gobi Desert
Type: private package tour
Potential date and weather condition: from Nov to Mar, each year.

Difficulty: easier - moderate (No experience necessary. Trips suitable for most ages and abilities)
Distance: driving in Gobi: 550 km, shuttle bus 8-9 hours for one way.

By days: Day1. Go to Gobi by bus and Bayanzag
Day2. Khongor Sand Dune 
Day3. Yol Valley
Day4. Go back to Ulaanbaatar by bus 
Prices

Please carefully check what is include and what is not include in the prices!

590 usd for 1pax
360 usd p.p for 2pax
320 usd p.p for 3pax
300 usd p.p for 4pax 

Included: 3 nights in Local Ger Guesthouse, food service (L-2, D-3, B-2), land transportation, English speaking guide service, all entrance fees and Government charges, all activities costs, sleeping bag, bus station drop off & pick up, round trip shuttle bus ticket
Not included: gratuities for staffs, personal expenses, travel insurance

Child policy: 0 - 3 years old baby free of charge
                       4 - 12 years old child 30% discount (counted as 1pax)
Group policy: Up from 6pax please see our Group Service. Get better rate. 
Discount policy: We always try to lower the our service prices by looking better solution for our customers. Here is several Discount Policy you can save until 10% that we can do on our best for our customers.

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Why food service not included in the Budget Arrangement? You can buy meals from local ger guesthouses by paying only 2 or 3 usd per meal. There is plenty of food shops on the way when you are touring. You can carry your own food from UB. It is nice you eat our own breakfast and then buy meals for lunch and dinner. Meals will be basic and usually cooked Mongolian traditional or Russian styled foods. Or you can get basic free kitchen belonings from us and cook yourself.more other Customers' FAQs

Detailed Itinerary

Day1. Ride to Dalanzadgad & Bayanzag - famous dinosaur site

In the morning, we will pick you up from your accommodation and transfer to the bus station. The ride takes 7-8 hours (580 km) on the paved road and after you arrived Dalanzadgad, our local guide and driver will pick you up and drive to Bayanzag (100 km). Bayanzag means saxual forest in English and area of red cliffs “Bayanzag” which have been formed from the erosion of the water and wind over many millions of years. A lot of dinosaurs’ findings such as Protoceratops & dinosaur’ eggs have been found there in first time. American zoologist Roy Chapman Andrews discovered this place and named as Flaming Cliffs. The red colored cliffs themselves are very imposing from a distance, and are particularly fiery in the light of the setting sun. It is an interesting place to wander about to get a closer look at one of the world’s most famous paleontological sites. In the evening we will walk around the site. Overnight there.

the shuttle bus which go to Dalanzadgad from Ulaanbaatar dinosaur eggs found from here in first time Bayanzag view from the car parking
(more pictures & info of Bayanzag)

Day2.Khongor Sand Dune - camel riding & climb up to top

After breakfast time, we will drive to Khongor Sand Dune (150 km). Khongor is second biggest sand dune in the country that extend along the northern side of Sevrei and Zoolun mountain ranges. It range from 5 to 10 km in width, nearly 100 km long, with crests rising 80 to 300m above the surrounding landscape. The booming sound produced by the masses of moving sand can be heard from afar when occurs windy day. Hence locals called it as Singing Sands. Near Khongor River at the northern edge of the dunes, there is an oasis. We will ride camels today to explore these massive sand-dunes and explore the area where climbing one of the dunes affords the energetic traveler with an unforgettable experience of endless vistas across a sea of daffodil-colored sand. Overnight there.

Winter view of Khongor Sand Dune group of camels in Khongor Sand dune
(more pictures & info of Khongor Sand Dune)

Day3.Yol Valley - horse ride, natural museum

After breakfast time, we will drive to Yol Valley (230 km). Yol means vulture in Mongolian and the valley begins from Zuun Saikhan Mountain, a branch of the Gurvan Saikhan Mountain range, and stretches over 10 km. The narrowest part, only 3 or 4 person can pass in same time, of the valley is completely shaded from the direct sun shine by high cliff walls. Also, the valley is famous for the fact that there is ice created in winter by small stream of the valley present there even during the hot summer months until end of Jul. The beauty of the valley, combined with the smell of juniper creates an atmosphere of awe and wonder – this is an experience not to be missed!  Then we will drive to Dalanzadgad town (60 km) on the paved road for tomorrow early morning flight and overnight in there.

Yol Valley view from the entrance  Yol Valley view in winter
(more pictures & info of Yol Valley)

Day4. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast time, you will be directly transferred to local bus station for driving to Ulaanbaatar city (580 km) by shuttle bus. After arrive in the city, we will pick you up and transfer you to your accommodation and end the trip.

Booking

Our Booking is easy & complete in below 4 steps. 

Step1:  Please carefully read our Contract Of Private Package Tour. Cancellation & other condition will be follow this contract. 
Step2:   Send us your Booking Form (Only one of the group member's Booking Form is fine. No need to send us all member's booking forms) 
Step3:   You will be received an Voucher & Invoice from us via email. 
Step4: Select payment method and pay the Payment.
Information
  • Above prices are changeable by changing components (kind of services) of the itinerary.
  • This is a private tour and you or your travel buddies will be in the tour.
  • It is your responsibility to ensure you are in correct pick up location at correct time as stated on your booking form.
  • No smoking in travel vehicles or shuttle bus.

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