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Mongolia’s many lakes and rivers attract thousands of birds. In the Gobi Desert, there are wonderful species such as the Lamergeier (Bearded Vulture); the Henderson's Ground Jay (like a Roadrunner in the US - running around sand dunes); the Saxaul Sparrow (like a brightly colored House sparrow but living in the unique Saxaul forests in the deserts) and all kinds of other species. Khustai National Park is a unique place to watch birds especially bird of prey. There are 217 species of birds observed in the park. 24 of them are birds of prey such as eagle, vulture, hawk, falcon, amurian falcon, and Himalayan vulture in Khustai.
Welcome by a local guide. Transfer to hotel. Lunch in local restaurant. Drive to Tuul River for bird watching & drive forward to Terelj National Park for bird watching. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Explore Sukhbaatar square and dinner at the restaurant. Set up photographic equipment and exchange the experience of stargazing.
Today we fly to Dalanzadgad, center of South Gobi Province. Arrival in Dalanzadgad and start driving to the camp. Lunch. Bird watching session in the afternoon. Overnight in Goviin Naran luxury camp with private facilities.
Drive to Bayanzag area. Visit flaming cliffs, sand dunes and saxaul forest. Bird observation. Visit a local nomadic family. Overnight in Goviin Naran luxury camp with private facilities.
After breakfast we head to Yol-Eagle and Khavtsgait Valleys. Here you have a chance to see some rare birds. Enjoy sunset. In the evening, stargazing around the camp area. Overnight in Goviin Naran luxury camp with private facilities.
Fly back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to the hotel. Lunch. Visit Bogd Khaan Winter Palace and Zaisan hill. Overnight in hotel. * - Optional night tour to Khurel Togoot and stargazing.
After breakfast, we will drive to Khustai National Park where you can see the Takhi, the Asian wild horse better known as Prjevalski’s horse grazing in the nature pasture. After lunch, a biologist of the research center in Khustai will give a short presentation about wildlife of Khustai National Park. Lunch. Bird watching in the afternoon. Overnight in Khustai camp with shared facilities.
Enjoy sunrise & birding in the morning. Drive to Tsagaan Nuur (Lake) Boxed lunch on the way. Bird watching in the afternoon. In late afternoon drive back to Ulaanbaatar and overnight in hotel.
Day 1: Gun Galuut Nature Reserve. It is located 130km southeast of Ulaanbaatar in the harmonized complex of high mountains, steppes, rivers, lakes and wetlands. Visitors to Gun-Galuut will see a vast steppe which extends to meet the sky, the imposing Baits and Berkh mountains Ikh Gun and Ayaga lakes and the Kherlen River. This paradise is home for many rare creatures and birds. The Tsengiin Burd wetland is also popular nesting ground for wetland birds.
Day 2: Gun Galuut Nature Reserve. In the morning we will ride hors to the mountain Baits, which inhabited by Argali sheep and other abundant wildlife. We will also see the White naped cranes and other birds. You will have an opportunity to visit a local Mongolian family and to learn about Mongolian nomadic lifestyle.
Day 3: Ulaanbaatar city. Today we will drive back to the capital city of Ulaanbaatar.
Code: Mongolia - 1
Type: Special tours
Total distance: 700km
May 20 – September 15
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