This Mongolian adventure blends two of Mongolia’s iconic destinations: the Altai Mountains in the West, home to Kazakh eagle hunters, and the Gobi, the dramatic semi-arid desert in the south. This tour to Mongolia begins with a cultural exploration of Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia’s capital city where modern and ancient worlds collide. Next, fly to western Mongolia, where you will meet the two ethnic minorities living in the area – the Uulds and the Kazakhs. A deep cultural immersion awaits as you spend time with a local Kazakh family and learn about their ancient tradition of training and hunting with eagles. You will also meet an ethnic Uuld family.

After a fascinating cultural immersion in the Altai Mountains, head to the Gobi in southern Mongolia. Staying at the award-winning Three Camel Lodge, you will have three days to explore the incredible array of memorable landscapes here. One of the most memorable is certainly Bayan Zag, named the Flaming Cliffs for the orange glow of its rock at dawn and dusk.

Breathtaking sites and once-in-a-lifetime interactions make this a journey into the heart and soul of Mongolia.

Outline Itinerary

Day 1 | Arrival – Ulaanbaatar

Welcome to Ulaanbaatar!

Day 2 | Ulaanbaatar

Enjoy a sightseeing tour of the capital city. Visit the Gandan Monastery, the National Museum and the Zaisan Memorial.

Day 3 | Fly to Ulgii

This morning flight to Ulgii, then drive to your camp and spend the rest of the afternoon at leisure.

Day 4 | Tsengel Khairkhan Mountain

Spend the day with a local Kazakh family to learn more about their traditions and ancient culture. This afternoon, hike the foothills of Tsengel Khairkhan Mountain.

Day 5 | Tsambagarav Mountain/ Day with Kazakh Eagle Hunter

Drive towards Tsambagarav Mountain and spend some time with the three-time champion of the Golden Eagle Festival. Later, meet a local Uriankhai family and watch as they display their renowned archery skills.

Day 6 | Return to Ulaanbaatar

Visit a local market before your return flight to Ulaanbaatar. On arrival, transfer to the hotel and spend the rest of the day at leisure.

Day 7 | Gobi / Three Camel Lodge / Moltsog Els

You will have an early morning flight to the Gobi, followed by check-in at the award- winning Three Camel Lodge.  This afternoon, explore Moltsog Els with a four-hour camel trek on the back of a Bactrian camel.

Day 8 | Yol Valley National Park

Explore the breathtaking scenery of Yol Valley National Park in the foothills of the Altai Mountains. Return to the lodge and enjoy the afternoon at leisure relaxing or engaging in Lodge-based activities.

Day 9 | Havsgait Petroglyphs / Bulgan Sum / Flaming Cliffs

This morning, drive to Havsgait Valley to view the ancient rock drawings.  In the afternoon, visit Bulgan village for an in-depth look at how Gobi villagers live. Tonight, you will experience an unforgettable sunset at at the Flaming Cliffs.

Day 10 | Return to Ulaanbaatar

Return by plane to Ulaanbaatar and visit the Zanabazar Fine Arts Museum. In the evening, enjoy a local performance followed by a farewell dinner.

Day 11 | Departure

Transfer to the airport for your ongoing journey.

Trip Dates & Pricing

Dates:

Jun 7, 2021 - Jun 17, 2021
Aug 2, 2021 - Aug 12, 2021
2021 LAND PRICE:

JUNE
5-9 Travelers:             $6,820 per person
10-14 Travelers:         $6,255 per person

Internal Airfare:       $655 per person

Single Supplement: $1,720 per person

AUGUST:
5-9 Travelers:             $7,200 per person
10-14 Travelers:         $6,640 per person

Internal Airfare:        $655 per person

Single Supplement:  $1,720 per person

NOTE: Land Price is based on double occupancy and
Internal Airfare is subject to change by Airline.

Activity Level

Easy to moderate, with some light hiking.