Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Secrets of the South Gobi (4 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

South Gobi, Mongolia To Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Valid for Departures Now Through: 30 Apr 2018


Day 1
South Gobi, Mongolia
Three Camel Lodge (South Gobi) Dinner

Fly to South Gobi and transfer to Bayanzag by jeep or minibus. Fly to Yol Valley if there is an available flight. If not, you’ll spend a full day exploring Bayanzag in the company of a knowledgeable guide. Spend the night in a comfortable ger camp, a traditional felt tent used by nomadic Mongolian herders.

Day 2
Gurvansaikhan, Mongolia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Travel to the Gurvansaikhan Mountains and keep your eyes open for spectacular wildlife. The snow leopard, the Siberian ibex and the Argali sheep are all local residents around the area. Explore the Yol Valley and its deep ravine, which is often blanketed with snow throughout the year. Partake in the joys of bird watching, as you are sure to see the bearded vulture, also known as the Lammergeier, soaring around the ravine.

Day 3
Bayanzag, Mongolia
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Discover the Flaming Cliffs in Bayanzag where red and orange hues come together to create an awe-inspiring sight. Home to ancient dinosaur fossils, the Bayanzag area is an exciting destination allowing you to get up close to massive dinosaur remains. Watch for wildlife in the Moltsog sand dunes and meet Mongolian locals in the area.

Day 4
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
None None

Enjoy a short scenic flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Plan to stay in Mongolia for at least two nights after you return as flights from the countryside may be cancelled due to severe rain or fog. Feel free to take this time to further explore the exciting and unique capital city of Ulaanbaatar. Discover the Gandan Monastery, home to over five thousand monks. Take a stroll through the Zaisan Memorial, a popular lookout where you can view the whole city.

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VIP Arrival

The following VIP services are complimentary for all Virtuoso guests upon arrival at participating airports.

  • Meet and greet as you disembark the aircraft
  • Luggage assistance
  • Escort through immigration and customs formalities
  • Escort to your private guide

Further services may be available, contingent upon individual airport regulations. Please enquire for further details.

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Take the expedition of a lifetime and see where the desert, grasslands and the mountains meet. Where wildlife thrives and where nomadic culture remains untouched by the modern world. Experience the stark natural wonders of the desert steppe and the expansive mountainous regions of the Gobi. Wander through the Flaming Cliffs in Bayanzag and come face-to-face with dinosaur fossils. Enjoy the abundance of wildlife as you trek through the famous Yol Valley ravine and the Gurvansaikhan Mountains. Interact with Mongolian locals and experience nomadic culture like never before.


  • Get up close and personal with ancient dinosaur fossils in Bayanzag

  • Observe magnificent wildlife in its natural habitat

  • Hike through Yol Valley’s beautiful and famous ravine

About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

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Payment Notes
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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor

  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor

  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable.

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By: Squash1

Reviewed on: 30 Jan 2013

excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
Travel Advisor:  Deborah Bush

Excellent package

By: Mike53-Birmingham

Reviewed on: 27 Nov 2013

Shangri La Rasa Ria Resort in Kota Kinabalu was fantastic as was the Kinabatangan River Resort. Raimie our guide was first-rate!
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By: Dustin and Eli

Reviewed on: 20 Mar 2018

Remote Lands coordinated our trip and made the experience worry-free. All of our transfers and guides were on time, professional, kind and even went above and beyond when a couple of unexpected needs arose. Thank you!
Travel Advisor:  Geraldine Hasting

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By: Cindi

Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

Wonderful experience! This was my daughter’s senior trip prior to going away to college and it was everything I’d hoped it would be. Great guide, driver, travel agent, etc. Overall a very positive experience!!
Travel Advisor:  Deanna Byrd