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The Camel Route will bring you to Gobi Desert and Central Mongolia. Experience the fastest growing desert in the world, photograph the two humped Bacterian camels and drive through the magical steppes to visit Mongolia’s highest waterfalls and the famous Monastery in Kharkhorin to get plenty cultural insights.
Your safety and health is our higest priority and therefore we are applying the newest COVID-19 hygiene standards at all times. After landing you'll be picked up by one of our Followthetracks/SIXT staff members - simply look out for the sign in the arrival hall. You'll be brought to a 3* hotel in Ulaanbaatar and handed out a local SIM card with a call and internet package. Your driver will be available for the following 8 hours to help you to get your groceries and to show you around the city. In the evening you will pick up your vehicle from SIXT. Please make sure to bring your ID/passport as well as a credit card for the deposit and choose additional insurances at the place; basic insurance is already included. The car will be equipped with a rooftop tent/tent, a cooking set from Petromax, a package of firewood, information about hotels/ger camps along the way. Most importantly, you'll also find a tablet with access to the Followthetracks Masterclass, a GPS guided map to always know where to go, safety videos and how-to videos about the car, short intros about every place you'll visit, as well as podcasts and music suggestions for the way.
Day 1 Arrival
We recommend starting before 7am from your hotel to kick off your Gobi adventure without getting stuck in traffic. You will drive a paved road to southern Mongolia before leaving the beaten paths and going off-road for the following days. Your tablet will guide you to some incredible places like White Stupa, Yolyn Am Canyon and Flaming Cliffs. At Khongoryn Els you have the chance to ride camels and photograph them during sunset in the desert. During this part of your Self-Drive Experience you will sleep in your tent (3 nights - ger camp available on 2 out of 3 spots at your own expense) and in local ger camps with hot showers* (2 nights). *subject to change
Day 2-6 GOBI DESERT
After a few nights out in the wild, you’ll sleep in a 3* hotel in Bayankhongor before heading to the green and forested centre of the country. Visit Mongolia’s highest waterfalls in Orkhon Valley and the famous Monastery in Kharkhorin to embrace the rich, cultural facette of this magical place. On the way back to Ulan Bator you will stop at Elsen Tasarkhai, a sand dune surrounded by mountains and a lake where you can wake up being surrounded by grazing horses. In the last night you can explore the Hustein National Park and try to find some wild Przewalski Horses, a re-introduced species that had previously become extinct in the wild. During this part of your Self-Drive Experience you will sleep in your tent (3 nights - ger camp available on every camp spot at your own expense) and in hotels (2 nights).
Day 7-11 CENTRAL MONGOLIA
Spend your last night in a 3* hotel in the vibrant capital and follow Max’s suggestions for a tasty goodbye dinner. A driver will pick you up at the hotel three hours before departure and will bring you to the airport. In case you need a PCR test for your departure, we will of course assist you and help you organising.
Day 12-13 ULAANBAATAR & DEPARTURE