We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

1 Day Semi-Gobi Tour Including Lunch And Free Camel or Horseback Ride

From US$89.00
  • Day trip to Elsen Tasarkhai from Ulaanbaatar

  • Ride a horse or camel to the sand dunes

  • Visit a local nomadic family

  • Tour guide, lunch, and hotel pickup/drop-off included

Read more
1 Day Semi-Gobi Tour Including Lunch And Free Camel or Horseback Ride
From US$89.00
Check Availability
  • Overview
  • What to Expect
  • Important Information
  • Reviews
  • Q&A
Select Date and Travelers
2 PaxMost Popular
If you have 2 person please choose this option.
From US$129.00
1 Pax
If you have 1 person please choose this option.
From US$169.00
3 Pax
If you have 3 person please choose this option.
From US$96.00
Show 1 more
If you don't have time for a multi-day tour to the Gobi desert, try this one day "Semi-Gobi" experience instead. Instead of flying to the desert, take a short drive to Elsen Tasarkhai, a semi-desert region with mountains in the distance. After lunch, take a hike or take a horse or camel ride to the sand dunes. You'll also make a short visit to a local nomadic family to learn about their culture and traditions before heading back to Ulaanbaatar.
What to Expect

After you are picked up in the morning from your hotel in Ulaanbaatar, you will be driven to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes, a semi-desert type beautiful landscape with big sand dunes. Your lunch will be served at a suitable spot on the way. The mountain is home to hundreds of birds, deer and gazelle. You will be able to go hiking around the area or ride a camel for a couple of hours to the small sand dunes nearby called “Elsen Tasarkhai".

Later, you will visit a local nomad family where you will have an opportunity to experience their way of life, their culture and traditions. Afterward, you will be transferred back to Ulaanbaatar where this tour concludes.

Reviews (18)
1 - 5 of 11 reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2018
Don't Miss This!

I did this trip with a friend and 2 others. Unfortunately the start wasn't that good, the company endeavoured to squash us into a small mini bus with a lot of travellers going further west, they intended to drop us at the Little Gobi on...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank travellover077
Reviewed 8 October 2018
Amazing day trip to the Semi-Gobi

Visited in Sept 2018. Had an amazing day trip out with 3 other travellers. Drove roughly 300km west of Ulaanbaatar and saw magnificent rock formations and stunning landscape. The camel ride is a must-try and we visited a local herder family and had lunch (Mongolian...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank thetravellingfugu
Reviewed 18 September 2018
The best day of the trip

My friend and I did this trip. We drove about 5 hours out of Ulaan Baatar into the Little Gobi making it a long day. We left at 8am and returned at 10pm. However that meant we were able to see some authentic Mongolian life....More

Date of experience: July 2018
3  Thank Catherine P
Reviewed 27 July 2018
Beautiful day in the Semi Gobi

I really really enjoyed my little trip with Travel Mongolia to the Semi Gobi. It was a very unique experience out there in the dry, wide landscape. I even enjoyed the busride through the beautiful mongolian countryside. Thank you Travel Mongolia for organising everything so...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Marie S
Reviewed 24 July 2018 via mobile
Great experience at the semi-Gobi desert

It’s a long drive from Ulaanbator, but well worth it. Our guide Bat was very courteous, entertaining, patient, accommodations, and he speaks very good English. He also takes excellent pictures! We saw many different animals along the way and we stopped for pics whenever we...More

1  Thank Globetrotter_Mags
View more reviews
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from 1 Day Semi-Gobi Tour Including Lunch And Free Camel or Horseback Ride staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines