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.
  • Day 1 - Welcome to Ulaanbaatar

    On arrival, you’ll be met and escorted to the 5-star Shangri-La Hotel.
  • Day 2 - Discover Ulaanbaatar

    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
  • Day 3 - Into the Gobi by jeep

    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
  • Day 4 - Khongoryn Els

    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
  • Day 5 - Bayanzag – The Flaming Cliffs

    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
  • Day 6 - Ulaanbaatar + Tuul River

    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
  • Day 7 - Traditions + culture

    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
  • Day 8 - Depart Ulaanbaatar

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

Check In!

  • Shangri-La Hotel - Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

    In the heart of the city close to Great Chinggis Khaan Square, our landmark hotel offers 290 elegant and spacious guestrooms. With 450 square feet of luxury in which to sleep and relax, all elegantly appointed guestrooms offer wonderful city views of either Nayramdal Park or the central square. Furnished with contemporary style and Asian accents, your guestroom offers free WiFi, electronic in-room safe, minibar, coffee and tea-making facilities and a heated en suite bath with separate shower and soaking tub.

  • Three Camel Lodge - The Gobi, Mongolia

    Offering a luxurious take on the region’s traditional nomadic lifestyle, our acclaimed lodge is in the heart of the Gobi, built according to environmentally and culturally sustainable development guidelines. Against the backdrop of the desert landscapes and the Altai Mountains, your private accommodations offer an elevated take on the classic Mongolia Ger. Handmade of latticed wood and layers of felt and canvas, each Ger is heated by a wood stove and appointed with custom furnishings including a comfortable, hand-painted wood-framed bed. A spacious en suite bath built of local stone features a toilet, sink and shower. Mongolian felt slippers and bathrobes are among the locally influenced amenities that also capture the spirit of the place. To provide a true Gobi escape, your Ger does not have a telephone or Internet access.

  • Tuul Riverside Lodge - Tuul River, Mongolia

    Just an hour from Ulaanbaatar, our enchanting lodge is a fully sustainable, traditional Mongolian encampment surrounded by a sea of grass and rolling hills that stretch down to the nearby Tuul River and beyond. For a truly intimate and engaging experience, you’ll find only 16 private Gers here in this tranquil riverside spot. Constructed in the traditional way with latticed wood, felt and canvas, each fully-furnished Ger includes an en suite bath with toilet and shower.

Our Original Journey Value

+ Extensive sightseeing in Ulaanbaatar with never more than 16 guests
+ Excursions in the Gobi in our 4x4’s with a driver and guide
+ 19 meals: 7 breakfasts, 6 lunches and 6 dinners
+ 2 nights at our luxury hotel in the capital
+ 5 nights in a private Ger with en suite bath at our traditional eco-lodges
+ All on-tour transportation including both internal flights and a 4x4 jeep with driver and guide for 3 days in the Gobi
+ Luggage handling, hotel taxes, and all airline fees for included flights

Trip Pricing

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Never More than 16 Guests - Per Person Double

Dates   Our Luxury Hotel + Mongolia’s Finest Eco-Lodges
Departure Return   Regular Deal
8/10/2019 8/17/2019 $7999 $7699
9/1/2019 9/8/2019 $8999 $8699
9/15/2019 9/22/2019 $7999 $7699
9/29/2019 10/6/2019 $7999 $7699
5/9/2020 5/16/2020 $7999 $7699
6/10/2020 6/17/2020 $7999 $7699
7/5/2020 7/12/2020
$8999 $8699
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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.