Mongolia Gobi Desert Discovery Drive 7 Day Tour

  • Route

    Ulaanbaatar to Gobi

  • Travel

    7 days

  • Visit

    Up to 7 Destinations

Price from $1200 USD

7 Days Tour to the Heart of the Gobi: A Journey Through Southern Mongolia's Diverse Landscapes

Embark on an exhilarating self-drive adventure from Ulaanbaatar to the breathtaking Gobi Desert with Avis. This tour offers a unique opportunity to experience the raw beauty of Mongolia's vast landscapes, historic landmarks, and unique cultural sites, all from the comfort and convenience of your own vehicle.

Your journey begins in Ulaanbaatar, the vibrant capital of Mongolia, where modernity meets tradition or straight at the Ulaanbaatar International Airport after your arrival in Mongolia. From here, you'll hit the open road, driving through an ever-changing tapestry of stunning vistas that include rolling steppes, dramatic mountains, and expansive deserts. Each day brings a new adventure, with carefully chosen stops that highlight the very best of Mongolia's natural and cultural heritage.

Your first destination is Baga Gazriin Chuluu, a spectacular granite rock formation that rises majestically from the surrounding plains. This hidden gem is steeped in legend and offers a perfect introduction to the wild beauty of Mongolia. From here, you’ll continue to Dalanzadgad, the gateway to the Gobi Desert. Explore the enchanting Yolin Am gorge, known for its deep ice fields that persist even in summer, and enjoy the serene beauty of this protected area.

The next highlight of your journey is the Khongor Sand Dunes, also known as the "Singing Dunes." These towering dunes, some of the largest in Mongolia, offer exhilarating climbs and breathtaking views of the desert. As you stand atop a dune, you'll be captivated by the vastness of the Gobi stretching out before you.

No trip to the Gobi would be complete without a visit to the Flaming Cliffs, famous for their rich fossil deposits and vibrant red-orange hues at sunset. This iconic site is where the first dinosaur eggs were discovered, adding a touch of prehistoric wonder to your adventure.

Your penultimate stop is the White Stupa, a striking chalky cliff that provides stunning panoramic views and a tranquil atmosphere. Here, you'll have the chance to reflect on your journey amid the serene beauty of this unique landscape.

The adventure concludes with a return to Ulaanbaatar, but not before you've taken in the last of Mongolia's epic scenery. This self-drive tour offers the ultimate freedom to explore at your own pace, making it an ideal choice for intrepid travelers seeking a blend of adventure, natural beauty, and cultural immersion.

This thrilling journey promises unforgettable moments and stunning views, making it the perfect escapade for those who crave adventure and discovery. Whether you're marveling at ancient rock formations, exploring hidden gorges, or standing atop vast sand dunes, this self-drive adventure will leave you with memories to last a lifetime.

Why Choose Avis Mongolia Tours

  • Global presence with over 5000 locations in 165 countries.

  • Comprehensive in-car amenities including camping and off-road gear in Mongolia.

  • Latest car models such as UAZ Patriot and Toyota Landcruiser.

  • Professional tour guides for optimal self-drive route planning and guided tours in Mongolia.

The Best Cars and Camping Gear


UAZ Patriot

  • Air conditioned
  • 5-Seat
  • Manual

Toyota Landcruiser 250

  • Air conditioned
  • 5-Seat
  • Automatic

Toyota Landcruiser 76

  • Air conditioned
  • 5-Seat
  • Automatic

The vehicles come standard with top-quality camping equipment, featuring either a rooftop tent or a contemporary inflatable ground tent. They are also outfitted with various gadgets, including a camping shower, chairs, a table, and cooking and dining essentials.

Rooftop Tent

Spacious rooftop tent for up to 4 person with strong wind resistance.


Spacious and easy to set-up heavy duty tents.


BBQ gear for campfire cooking and gas stoves ideal for a camping kitchen.

Table & Chairs

Table & Chairs Lightweight table and camping chairs ideal for dining and relaxing outdoors.

Sleeping & Hygiene

Camping showers or toilet tents, sleeping mattress and bed solutions.

Starlink Satelliete Internet

Access uninterrupted internet connectivity anywhere in Mongolia and a power solutions to charge electronics.

What is Included


Choose from two options:

  • 1/ Hotel or Ger Camp for every night included
  • 2/ Mix of hotel, ger camp and camping
  • 3/ No accommodation included


Breakfast is included in all hotel stays. Groceries are excluded.

Team & Transport

Airport Transfer, Guided grocery shopping, car hand over and introduction, dinner


Hiking, Horseback riding, The Gobi Museum of Nature and History and Camel ride.

Trip Highlights

  • Star Gazing
  • Camel riding on sand dunes
  • White Stupa Cliffs
  • Gobi Museum of Nature
  • Self-drive in Gobi
  • Gobi Desert

Trip Itinerary

  • Welcome to Mongolia! Your adventure begins with a scenic drive to the dramatic granite formations of Baga Gazriin Chuluu.You can start the trip to the Gobi at the Ulaanbaatar International Airport or from the city center. Receive your well equipped 4x4 AVIS rental car and stock up on groceries in one of the modern supermarkets before heading south to your first destination the Bagaa Gazriin Chuluu Rocks. Enjoy a stunning sunset from the top of the rocks and begin your first night of stargazing with a nice campfire.

  • Continue your journey to the capital city of the Gobi Dalanzadgad, where you can visit the new The Gobi Museum of Nature and History to learn all about the Gobi in great detail. Your destination for the afternoon is the  Yolin Am gorge, a haven for wildlife and natural beauty. Visit a  valley in this mountain range that is covered by ice for most of the year. You can hike or go horseback riding in this unique scenery.

    Driving in Gobi

  • Drive along off road tracks next to the highest sand dunes of the Gobi until you reach your camp for the night. Enjoy a relaxing camel ride to the dunes for sunset. Not long after sunset you will have a clear view onto the milky way and an amazing stargazin experience.  Experience the majestic Khongor Sand Dunes, where you can climb to the top and enjoy panoramic desert views.

  • Start the day early with a hike up the sand dunes before sunrise to enjoy a very rewarding and unforgettable sunrise in the Gobi from the peak of its highest sand dunes. It won’t take long until the sand heats up and your time has come to slide down the dunes. During the day you will drive to the iconic Flaming Cliffs, renowned for their rich fossil deposits and vibrant red hues at sunset.

  • After driving up back north you will discover the striking White Stupa, a captivating chalky cliff that offers spectacular views and serene surroundings. This unique location was once the beginning of an ocean. Enjoy your last night on the edge of the Gobi and wake up early for a stunning sunrise, which will turn the white stupa into a rainbow colored wall.

  • Conclude your adventure with a drive back to Ulaanbaatar, taking in the last glimpses of Mongolia's epic landscapes.On the way you can stop for a short hike to explore the Mazushir Monastery on the southern side of the Bog Mountain.

    View from Mazushir Monastery

  • Conclude your adventure with departure from Ulaanbaatar, carrying with you unforgettable memories and stories of Mongolia’s vast landscapes, rich history, and unique culture. Say goodbye to this extraordinary land, knowing that the experiences and friendships made during your journey will last a lifetime.

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