The Gobi Desert and Southern Mongolia

The mysterious sands of the Gobi Desert have long been synonymous with Silk Road history and caravans of two-humped Bactrian camels trudging through the scorched landscape in this wildly remote corner of the world. Venture into the rugged landscape to explore the shifting sands, visiting the famous Flaming Cliffs and hiking the singing dunes of Khongoryn Els.

The forbidding expanse of the Gobi Desert stretches for miles across the southern reaches of Mongolia, scorched by the sun and yet home to a myriad of flora and fauna. Herds of gazelles, the rare Asiatic Khulan and the eponymous Bactrian camel thrive amongst the colorful rock formations and wide steppes, punctuated by the occasional oasis. Visit the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag, where some of the most significant paleontological discoveries in recent history have been made, scale the dunes of Khongoryn Els, listening to them ‘sing’ as the wind hits the sand, or climb aboard a camel to get a unique perspective of this mysterious land of camel herders, dinosaur fossils and otherworldly landscapes.

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