Interesting Gobi Desert Tours That You Need To Experience

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Mongolia may not be one of the places that would pop up into your mind when you think about traveling. But despite of its elusive popularity, Mongolia is one of the most fascinating places that you can go to especially if you are looking for interesting sceneries and unforgettable adventure. And one of the best things that you can try in this vast and rugged country is wanderlusting in the Gobi Desert.

 

Aside from being one of the largest deserts in the world, Gobi is also the most notable place in the Mongol Empire as it is the location of several important cities. It is not only rich in culture and history, but it also brims with exciting adventure and tours.

 

So if you are looking for a crazy nomadic adventure, here are Gobi desert tours that you need to try:

 

Sand Dunes of Khongoryn Els (Singing Dunes)

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If you are a trek freak, you don’t want to miss climbing the soft, fine sands of the Khongoryn Els Sand Dunes. It is the largest and the most spectacular sand dunes in Mongolia that you must see once you are in the Gobi Desert. If you think climbing a mountain is hard, wait till you try climbing a sand dune. Your step will get stuck in the soft sands that seems to pull you down as you try to climb. But every step is worth it once you reach the top and witness the marvelous sunrise.

 

Oasis of Bayankhongor Aimag

If you got tired of travelling in the vast desert, the small, isolated oasis in the southern part of the Gobi, known as the Ekhiingol, is a must see sanctuary that you don’t want to miss. This small oasis in the barren desert is used to be an important agricultural research station. But now, it has become the home of almost 20 nomadic families. Locals grow plants and vegetables for a living. But export and import of products are nearly impossible because there are no flights here and the capital is 400 km far.

 

Wildlife of Southern Altai

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Southern Altai is the host of rare indigenous Gobi desert animals. Some of the wildlife you can find here includes the Przewalski horse, the world’s last wild horse; the Gobi bear; the golden eagle; and Bactrian two-humped camels. If you are coming during winter you might see some snow leopards roaming around here.

 

Dino Eggs at the Flaming Cliffs

Named because of its beautiful flaming colors, Flaming Cliffs is said to be the place where the very first dinosaur egg in Mongolia was discovered. There’s no more dino eggs here, but you will still be in awe with the spectacular view.

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These are just some of the must see Gobi desert tours that you must not miss once you travel in Mongolia. But before travelling here, we have a few reminders that we want you to remember, for a safer and more exciting travel.

 

Here are few reminders about Gobi Desert tours:

  • Make sure to arrange accommodation and tours with trusted travel agencies. You may arrange your tours with your chosen hotel in Mongolia.

 

  • Van renting is also an option when travelling to the Gobi Desert. However, beware of drunk drivers. There are a number of reported cases of drivers who are often drunk when touring visitors. There are also some who steals and try to rip off travelers.

 

  • Check the weather before travelling to help you prepare. There is an extreme cold during winter that usually starts as early as September

 

  • Research and check out some travel reviews to help you decide. Be aware of the culture and know some basic information about the location to avoid any conflicts.

 

  • Lastly, don’t hold back on trying all the wonderful activities in the area. Have fun and enjoy the trip.

 

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General Travel Tips Every Traveler Should Know

Research your destination.

The idea of traveling somewhere new always brings a sense of excitement and adventure for those who loves to travel or for those who have always loved to travel. If you want to have a smoother escapade, here are some general travel tips you should know:

1.  Get to know the place even before going/getting there

Research your destination.

Ask questions, read travel blogs, do a background check, learn the language or atleast know something about the place you are going to. You may not necessarily to know everything, but at least a bit. The information on what places to see, what food to eat, the language spoken and the currency being used in that particular place you are going to will be very helpful.

2.  Opt to travel during lean season

Travel when everyone is busy on their job.

While most can travel only during their long breaks from work, you should consider traveling while everybody is busy on their job. Take a leave during a lean season if possible so as to avoid the hassle of traveling on a peak season.  If you could do that, you may enjoy not only cheaper deals but you will enjoy a less crowded place. A beautiful scenery can be best enjoyed without the noise and hustle and bustle of a large crowd.

3.  Travel light

Travel light.

If you know yourself to be susceptible to be being worn out easily and to be careless when it comes to securing your things, traveling light is the most suitable tip for you.  It has always been a basic rule to travel light. Since traveling can be tiring, carrying a heavy bag will exhaust you more. Save your energy by carrying light things with you. Bring only what are essential and important. That way, you will not only secure your things easily, you can also go from one place to another without getting tired easily.

4.  Be alert and wise

Be alert and wise.

While traveling can be very enjoyable, you must remember that you are outside the comforts and safety of your home. There are different experiences and people you will meet outside that can put your safety at risk. So it is important to be alert always. Be mindful of your belongings and get your instincts working when it comes to trusting people you meet.

5.  Get ready to try new things

Try new things, like parasailing.

As a traveler, always bring a lot of adventurous spirit and do not be afraid to try new things. Whatever your reason may be for traveling, you cannot deny that traveling entails new experiences and adventures. You only live once, so you better seize every opportunity to try new things before they run out and before you run out of time to try and enjoy them.

6.  Eat from safe water and food source

Be careful with the food you eat.

Trying new things in traveling also means eating new food that you have never tasted. That may be fun and rewarding especially if the food looks mouthwatering and festive. However precautionary measures should be considered. You don’t want to ruin your travel by having a terrible stomach ache or allergies from eating ill prepared food and drinks. Make sure to watch for your health while on travel.

 

 

Now that you are already equipped with these basic tips, you can already enjoy a less worry and hassle free trip. Have fun and cheers to new adventures!