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China and Mongolia Land of Dynasties

Itinerary - June 2017


Fri 2nd Flight 16.20 arr PEK 09.30 on Sat 3rd  (BA0039  - 747)  9hr 55m  Sat 3rd 09.30 flight arrive Beijing lunch and afternoon on in a roof terrace bar meeting with new Grandson, Mali and Son’s friends / Evening dinner at Mosto Hotel Chao (2 nights) Sun 4th Visit Ming City Wall Ruins / lunch at Capital M Mon 5th Visit The Learning Tree school / Yonghegong Temple Flight China Air 17.05 arr 20.00  Beijing to Jiuzhaigou Drive to Huanglong  - 55km 1hr     Sichuanfun Taxi Seercuo International Hotel, 2900m  (1 night) Tue, 6th Huanglong Park 3 to 4 hours - Cable car up / walking down the mountain to see the main sites of Five Coloured Ponds, Mirror Ponds, Welcoming Guest Ponds, and a waterfall, as well as some temples and caves. Drive to Jiuzhai Valley - 127 km / 2hr 40m / Sheraton Jiuzhaigou Resort (3 nights) Wed 7th Jiuzhai Valley Park Bus to the top of Rize Valley, walk back down to the Tourist Centre (most of the footpath has now been closed) Thu, 8th Bus to Tourist Centre Bus to the top of Long Lake, walk down to the Tourist Centre  11 miles Fri, 9th Bus to Tourist Centre  /  Walk down Shuzheng Valley.  9 miles Drive to airport - 87km / 1hr 45m  /  Flight China Air – 20.45 arr 23.20  Beijing Sat 10th Mountain House / BBQ Sun 11th Morning walk then return to Beijing / Evening Sanlitun pub crawl (Great Leap bar, Arrow Factory, Slow Boat, Jing a Top) then Hotpot dinner Hotel Chao (3 nights) Mon 12th Beijing Postcard talk and tour / Yotsuba Japanese restaurant Tue 13th School visit  / Italian restaurant dinner


Wed 14th MIAT   09.30 arr 12.00  (2hr 30) / Blue Sky hotel, Ulaanbaatar Sukhbaatar Square, Genghis Khan Square, Choijin Lama Temple Museum Thu 15th 9.15 pickup  - Flight to Gobi  Desert 11.30 arr 1pm  Visit Ganbold and family - camel ride Khongoryn Els (Singing Dunes); Dune Climbing Gobi Discovery 2 Ger Camp Fri 16th Khavtsgait Petroglyphs / Bulgan Village / Yolyn Am (Eagle Valley) / Bayanzag (Flaming Cliffs) Three Camel Lodge luxury ger camp (2 nights) Sat 17th Mini Naadam Festival Sun 18th Flight to Ulaanbatar 07.30 arr 09.00 /  Blue Sky hotel Winter Palace / Zaisan memorial  / Gandan Monastery / National Museum Mon 19th Flight to Muron 10:10/11:40  - Hatgal; Boat to camp on Lake Khovsgol Ar Davkhar Ger Camp (2 nights) Tues 20th Lake Khovsgol Trail Hike /  Horse Ride Wed 21st Ushigin Ulver Deerstones /  Delger River Kayaking  / Tultiin Tokhoi Ger Camp Thur 22nd Muron; 12:10 arr 13:30 Terelj National Park – Turtle Rock /  Aryabal Temple  / Terelje Hotel Fri 23rd  Chinggis Statue / Trek Flight - Mongolian Airline 17.55 arrive 20.10  Beijing


Sat 24th Beijing - Relax with family  / Hotel Chao (2 nights) Sun 25th Flight 11.15 arr 15.20  (BA0038  - 747) 11hr 5 min

Goyo Travel

Goyo are one of the best tour companies that we have used. From the beginning Ollie was very prompt in his replies, extremely helpful and always wanting to make our Mongolian tour an amazing experience to remember. He worked with us to create a most interesting itinerary and was always there to answer any questions. This positive attitude follows through to the staff, who are all willing to go that extra mile to ensure that we had a good time. Our guide, Sansar, was exceptionally friendly and helpful with good English. She ensured that we had food that we liked and made sure that we were comfortable in our gers. We arrived late to the singing dunes in the Gobi Desert and missed the sunset but she climbed quickly to the top to get some photos for us!  Our driver in Gobi, Bilgee, was amazing with his knowledge of the desert tracks and he was so courteous, opening doors and carrying bags for us. He was very efficient in changing a flat tyre in the desert. We loved his taste in music in the car too!  Sansar and Bilgee definitely made our Gobi visit an amazing experience. The itinerary and other documents are stored on a phone app which was really useful.