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Girl’s Trip to Gobi: The Perks of a Desert Vacation

by Angelique Platas

Oct 30, 2019

Auxins | Dreamstime.com

Age Specific / Adult Children

Another female-led, female-focused, incredible tour by Wild Women Expeditions, Women of the Gobi Desert offers an epic journey through Mongolia. Bring the girls on an exploratory journey through the incredible Mongolian landscape, including stops in local villages, challenging hikes and an in-depth look at the unique ecosystem and culture of the Gobi desert.


While a girls’ trip to Gobi might not be at the top of your list for a relaxing retreat with friends and family, this trip actually has a bit of everything for the adventurous and culturally curious females in your group. Bring the ladies along, or embark on a solo adventure to the Gobi desert with the help of experts — whichever you decide, prepare to scale sand dunes, cliffs, mountain ranges and rugged terrain with a group of like-minded adventurers.


While Mongolia is an underrated destination for natural beauty and activity, it shouldn’t be, but the slightly off-the-beaten-path aspect makes this destination all the more appealing for travelers looking for something a little less touristy this year. The expansive, diverse landscape offers stark deserts, unique wildlife and vast plains — perfect for those stunning desert sunsets and sprawling landscapes you’ve seen pictures of, but without the hoards or crowds in the background.


Gobi desert at night. Photo: Anton Petrus | Dreamstime.com


In addition to the natural wonders of the tour, guests can expect to connect with local families and nomadic livestock herders who live and work the land, as well as explore the Tsagaan Suvraga, or The White Shrine. This iconic natural landmark juts out of the earth as white sand cliffs, but shines in the sunlight with vibrant orange and red hues peppered around the exterior.


Watch the sunlight bounce off the “Flaming Cliffs,” and take in the moment of peace, quiet and reflection before heading on camelback over sand dunes.


Bayan Zagh, The Flaming Cliffs of Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. Photo: Steven Cukrov | Dreamstime.com


With any Wild Women Expeditions tour, culture and local identity plays a large role in the excursion. Meet local women of Gobi, who work to conserve the land and further community development. Visit local temples, honoring the mountains, explore a pre-historic cave, check out ancient rock art and take in the incredibly unique desert setting.


View the full itinerary here for more information and to see if this tour is for the traveling females in your life.


The 12-day tour begins at $3,695 per person and includes all accommodations, travel costs, transportation within the itinerary, all meals, entrance fees to national parks and museums on the itinerary and more.


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