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1 Day Semi-Gobi Tour Including Lunch And Free Camel or Horseback Ride

  • Day trip to Elsen Tasarkhai from Ulaanbaatar

  • Ride a horse or camel to the sand dunes

  • Visit a local nomadic family

1 Day Semi-Gobi Tour Including Lunch And Free Camel or Horseback Ride
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If you don't have time for a multi-day tour to the Gobi desert, try this one day "Semi-Gobi" experience instead. Instead of flying to the desert, take a short drive to Elsen Tasarkhai, a semi-desert region with mountains in the distance. After lunch, take a hike or take a horse or camel ride to the sand dunes. You'll also make a short visit to a local nomadic family to learn about their culture and traditions before heading back to Ulaanbaatar.
What to Expect

After you are picked up in the morning from your hotel in Ulaanbaatar, you will be driven to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes, a semi-desert type beautiful landscape with big sand dunes. Your lunch will be served at a suitable spot on the way. The mountain is home to hundreds of birds, deer and gazelle. You will be able to go hiking around the area or ride a camel for a couple of hours to the small sand dunes nearby called “Elsen Tasarkhai".

Later, you will visit a local nomad family where you will have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Afterward, you will be transferred back to Ulaanbaatar where this tour concludes.

Reviews (18)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Don't Miss This!

I did this trip with a friend and 2 others. Unfortunately the start wasn't that good, the company endeavoured to squash us into a small mini bus with a lot of travellers going further west, they intended to drop us at the Little Gobi on...More

Thank travellover077
Reviewed October 7, 2018
Amazing day trip to the Semi-Gobi

Visited in Sept 2018. Had an amazing day trip out with 3 other travellers. Drove roughly 300km west of Ulaanbaatar and saw magnificent rock formations and stunning landscape. The camel ride is a must-try and we visited a local herder family and had lunch (Mongolian...More

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Reviewed September 17, 2018
The best day of the trip

My friend and I did this trip. We drove about 5 hours out of Ulaan Baatar into the Little Gobi making it a long day. We left at 8am and returned at 10pm. However that meant we were able to see some authentic Mongolian life....More

2  Thank Catherine P
Reviewed July 27, 2018
Beautiful day in the Semi Gobi

I really really enjoyed my little trip with Travel Mongolia to the Semi Gobi. It was a very unique experience out there in the dry, wide landscape. I even enjoyed the busride through the beautiful mongolian countryside. Thank you Travel Mongolia for organising everything so...More

1  Thank Marie S
Reviewed July 24, 2018 via mobile
Great experience at the semi-Gobi desert

It’s a long drive from Ulaanbator, but well worth it. Our guide Bat was very courteous, entertaining, patient, accommodations, and he speaks very good English. He also takes excellent pictures! We saw many different animals along the way and we stopped for pics whenever we...More

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