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The Gobi Desert is truly a place of legend and mystery. Not a barren wasteland, the Gobi offers startlingly diverse landscapes, from grassy pastures to rocky mountains, with dinosaur fossil beds, extraordinary white sand dunes, seemingly lunar landscapes, red sandstone formations and a valley that has ice for most of the year.

Once the site of an ancient inland sea, the Gobi is home to many unique natural formations, brimming with flora and fauna found nowhere else in the world. Large herds of gazelle roam the endless steppe and may even wander in front of your vehicle. Local herders, famous for their hospitality, welcome you into their Gers. You will also have chance to ride camels and the sturdy Mongolian horses, go hiking or bird watching. You can explore the dinosaur fossil beds. Don’t forget to bring your film! Our journey will take you through Yoliin Am, an exotic glacial canyon; Bayanzag- site of some of the world’s important paleontological discoveries; and we will visit Khongoriin Els, the biggest sand dunes in Mongolia.

This deep and narrow valley, with its high rock walls, supports a huge block of glacial sheet ice even in the hottest summer months. Its breathtaking, dramatic scenery makes it one of the most beautiful places in Mongolia.

During the rainy summers, hundreds of small waterfalls appear in the rocky walls. Situated in the Gobi’s Gurvansaikhan National Park, Yoliin Am is home to over 200 species of birds, including the Mongolian Desert Finch, Cinerous Vulture, Desert Warbler and Houbara Bustard. The sparse vegetation manages to support black-tailed gazelle, snow leopard, ibex, argali sheep and endangered species of wild camel.

Bayanzag, also known as the "Cemetery of Dinosaurs," is a picturesque saxaul forest (Zag is a wood so dense that it sinks in water), that is internationally famous for dinosaur remains. It was here, on the trail of famous naturalist Roy Chapman Andrews, where the first discoveries of large dinosaur eggs were made. Archeological finds of the Paleolithic era have been found here, as well as a complete dinosaur skeletons, eggs, and hatchlings.

Archeologists believe that the area also holds many unearthed objects from the Stone Age. Every stone looks like a dinosaur bone in this reddish colored sand canyon, which is especially gorgeous at sunset! This is a must for Gobi visitors.

Khongoriin Els- the largest sand dunes in Mongolia. These sand dunes are 800 meters high, 20 km wide, and 100 km long. Next to the sand dunes there is an oasis where the Khongoriin river flows. Locals call Khongoriin Els the “singing dunes” because the tons of sand make a sound similar to that of distant aircraft as they shift in the wind.

The dramatic scenery features five different colors of natural beauty at the same time: the white sand dunes; the light green desert steppe; a crystal clear river bordered by dark green grasses, the reddish-blue bordering mountains; all under the eternal blue sky.

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