Dinosaur Land Tour

We offer you 13 day amazing travel in Gobi Desert to see remains of  a Dinosaur bones and eggs in nature.   \13 days – 1825km\

Group size: 4-12 = $1739

The Mongolian Gobi Desert is the largest dinosaur fossil reservoir in the world. The region is especially important as regards dinosaur fossils from the later Cretaceous period, which is the last of main three periods of the dinosaur age, representing the final phase of dinosaur evolution.

Over a history of almost 100 years of dinosaur research, more than 80 genera of dinosaurs have been found in the Mongolian Gobi Desert and identified in science as individual groups, and over 60 fossil sites of dinosaurs and other vertebrates are being discovered by their spato-temporal distribution (from the earlier ages until late) across the Gobi Desert.

Palaeontologists still continue to discover fossils that prove the current territory of Gobi Desert had a very different climate and environment before 120 to 70 million years ago during the Cretaceous period. 120 million years ago the vast desert basins and valleys contained freshwater rivers and lakes with abundant water resources. And the prevailing humid climate was paradise for plants and animals, including dinosaurs. The fossil evidence of the origin, evolution, migration and extinction of prehistoric creatures are preserved in the sedimentary rocks of the Gobi desert. These evidences give knowledge and understanding of our mother land – the earth, and its history.

World famous fossils from this region include: the “Two fighting dinosaurs (Velociraptor and Protoceratops)”, “Crowded infant dinosaurs – Protoceratops”, “Oviraptorosaur laying its eggs”, “Giant carnivorous Tarbosaur and its baby” and “Egg fossils of many different dinosaur species, and an embryo in egg.” Moreover, tracks and traces containing overlapping footprints of different dinosaur species are being found in large numbers. Nearly 80 genera, or 1/5 (one fifth) of the over 400 dinosaur genera known to science, are found in the Mongolian Gobi Desert.

 

 

FULL ITINERARY

Day 1. On your arrival at Chingis Khaan International airport in UB, you will be met our guide and driver and transferred to the hotel. In the afternoon you will be guided for city tour to visit Gandan Monastery, National History Museum and Cashmere Store.   Overnight stay in hotel \B, L, D\.

Day 2. – 275 km. Travel to Baga Gazriin Chuluu (Earth stone) little mountain of Middle Gobi. Excursion to Earth stone, a sacred rocky mountain, 1,760 m above sea level, and is famous for its unique rock formation and beautiful natural environment. Overnight in a ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day 3. – 291 km. Algui Red Crack \Cliff\ is one of the richest dinosaur fossil sites in Gobi Desert. This site has oases and lakes, and serve as a refuge and grazing land for wild animals, which makes this landscape even more beautiful. First day, Ride two-humped Bactrian Camel and  travel to Dinosaur Fossils natural site.

Day 4. – Algui Red Crack – On second day, visit and stay with a nomadic family and experience with nomadic life. \B, L, D\.

Day5.1 -195 km.  Drive to Dalanzadgad province that is the closest city to the Flaming Cliffs, where dinosaurs were first discovered in Mongolia. In the Dinosaur theme park, there are almost 20  types of  dinosaurs in moving and audio statues.

Day5.2 – 50km. Eagle Valley, located in the foothills of the Altai Mountains. The valley’s remnant streams create ice formations which you may find in the mouth of the valley as late as July. The mountains surrounding the valley also provide habitat for Argali wild sheep (one of the last wild great horned sheep) and ibex, which may be spotted in the early morning as they walk along the mountain ridges. Overnight in a ger camp.\B, L, D\.

Day6.1 – 10 km. Moltsog Sand Dune is situated northeast of Flaming Cliffs in Bulgan Soum, Umnugobi Aimag. Surrounded by saxaul trees, they are smaller but beautifully formed and provide pleasant alternative.

Day6.2 – 80 km. Flaming Cliffs more commonly known as the legendary “Flaming Cliffs”. Bayanzag is a red rock creation, formed 60-70 million years ago. The study of dinosaurs began in the mid-1800s, initial surveys in Mongolia began in the early 20th century. In 1922 the Central Asiatic Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History, which discovered the first nest of dinosaur eggs at Bayanzag or Shabarak Usu (muddy water).  Overnight in a ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day7. – 180 km. Travel to the direction of south through the wide huge open land called Ongi steppe. We will see changing landscape from forest steppe into semi-desert Gobi land. In the afternoon we will visit the ruins of Ongi Monastery which was built in the 18th century, the former main religious center of South Mongolia. Hiking in nearby Gobi mountain and along the area where the ruins are situated. Overnight in a ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day8. – 260 km. Karakorium. Ruins of 12th Century Capital City Karakorum. Travel to Karakorum, the former capital city of world’s greatest land empire, established by Chinggis Khan. Here we will tour the oldest Buddhist Monastery Erdenezuu, religious complex spanning over 400 sq. meters surrounded by 108 stupas. It was first built on the ruins of Karakorum in 1586 by Abtai Sain Khan. The site has some of the best works of religious art and architecture in Mongolia. Visit Karakorum museum. Overnight in a ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day9. – 100 km. Drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dune, a unique area combining forest, Gobi sand dunes and rocky mountains. Excursion to Hugnu Khaan Mountain and sand dune on the steppe. Free time for hiking and walking in the near. Overnight in a ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day10. – 150 km. Khustai National Park. Travel to Hustai Nature Reserve to see the Przewalski wild horses, re-introduced back into the wild in their native homeland. Visit the local information center for learn about the history of the last pure wild horses and the history of the area. In the evening you have chance to go horse riding. Overnight in a ger camp. (B, L, D)

Day11. – 230km. Chingis Khaan Statue Complex is a 40 metres (130 ft) tall statue of Chingis Khaan on horseback, on the bank of the Tuul River. Visitors walk to the head of the horse through its chest and neck, where they have a panoramic view. The main statue area will be surrounded by 200 gers designed and arranged like the pattern of the horse brand marks that were used by the 13th century Mongol tribes.

Day12. – 120km.  Ulaanbaatar city.  State Department Store or Cashmere shop

Day 13. – Transfer to Chingis Khaan international airport.