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Mongolia + the Gobi

8 days

Never more than 16 guests

Exclusive discoveries... Ulaanbaatar to the Gobi

+ Explore the Gobi with your own 4x4 jeep, driver and guide... You can stop where you wish for photos and to meet nomadic families in intimate groups of just 2 to 3 guests.
+ Follow in the footsteps of the Original Indiana Jones as you explore the Flaming Cliffs, where he discovered the first-known nest of dinosaur eggs.
+ Exploring the Gobi from atop a 2-humped Bactrian camel puts you at one with these timeless landscapes.
+ Experience enduring traditions like archery and learn to construct an authentic Ger – the round felt tent used all across the land.
+ Get to know Mongolia’s emerging artists at the 976 Gallery.

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On arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel.

Begin today at Gandan Monastery, the largest and most important in Mongolia – and the only one where Buddhist services continued during the Communist regime. See Janraisig, gilded image of a Buddhist Bodhisattva and tour the Fine Arts Museum. After lunch, hear and learn about the Morin Khuur; also known as the horsehead fiddle,it’s Mongolia’s national instrument. Meals B+L+D

Fly to Dalanzadgad in the South Gobi where our 4x4 jeeps await. With only 2 to 3 guests in each jeep with our professional driver and a guide, we promise intimate, personalized exploration over the next 3 days. The adventure begins in Yolyn Am, also known as Eagle Valley. Explore the rugged terrain, including areas with cliffs and canyons so deeply shaded that ice can endure well into summer. Along the way, keep your eyes peeled for soaring eagles and the wild sheep and goats that graze high up the steep canyon walls. Learn more at the Natural History Museum and continue to the Three Camel Lodge. Meals B+L+D

Set out by jeep with your driver and guide along the flanks of the Altai Mountains into Khongoryn Els, also known as the Singing Sand Dunes. Soaring up to 1,000 feet, they’re known for the unusual sound they make as the sands shift in the wind. Spend time with a camel breeder for a genuine experience of life in the Gobi. Exploring the area from atop a 2-humped Bactrian camel puts you at one with the timeless vistas. Meals B+L+D

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Bayanzag – The Flaming Cliffs

Three Camel Lodge - The Gobi, Mongolia

This morning is yours to enjoy the singular setting of our Lodge, surrounded by the vast sweep of the Gobi. After lunch, you’ll follow in the footsteps of Roy Chapman Andrews. It was here in 1922, amidst the desert sands and towering red sandstone cliffs that this noted adventurer and naturalist discovered the first-known nest of fossilized dinosaur eggs. Enjoy a freshly prepared dinner atop the Flaming Cliffs as the sun sets over these desert landscapes. Meals B+L+D

Travel back to Dalanzadgad and bid farewell to your Gobi guide and driver as you board the flight back to the capital. On arrival, visit 976, the most important contemporary art gallery in Mongolia. The exhibits change, but 976 is known for finding talented artists who use traditional techniques to create new and vibrant works. Then travel overland to the Tuul Riverside Lodge and settle in to your private Ger. An afternoon archery lesson is a fun way to learn about this revered sport where bows are still crafted from wood, sinew, horn and tendon. Meals B+L+D

The Mongolian Ger is constructed with a wooden lattice frame and sturdy roof poles that are all covered with multiple layers of felt. Here amidst these scenic rolling hills on the gentle Tuul River, you’ll spend some time this morning learning to construct a real Ger - like the one you slept in last night. After lunch, our private concert showcases a variety of Mongolian art forms including Tsam dancing, throat singing, and Uran Nugaralt - an acrobatic form that stresses balance and flexibility. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers around the campfire for a traditional Mongolian barbecue prepared by the Lodge’s chefs. Meals B+L+D

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Depart Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, we’ll take you back to the capital for your onward flight. Meals B

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Thrill to the Nadaam Festival  

Travel on our July 5, 2019 or 2020 departures and experience Mongolia’s largest festival in the capital when Nomadic families gather from all across the land. This exciting event is highlighted by ancient tests of warrior skills like archery, wrestling and horse racing.

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Prices are per person, land only.

Pay-In-Full

Save $1,000 per couple + $500 solo on all of our Small Group, Small Ship and Private Journeys when you pay-in-full at time of booking.

Family + Friends

Travel is one of  life's most rewarding experiences, perhaps even more so when it's shared with those you love! Combine our limited-time pay-in-full discount with our Family & Friends offers and save even more:
  • Save $50 more per person when 3 guests go
  • Save $100 more per person with 4 people
  • Save $150 more per person with 5 people
  • Save $200 more per person with 6 or more people!

Book Your Air

Ask about international air service, including business class. See your travel agent or call us for current international airfare associated with this program. We offer both economy and business class fares. Prices are in U.S. currency and are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Availability is limited.