This specimen of Saurolophus, a huge duck-billed dinosaur, is one of many incredible fossils found in Mongolia’s Gobi Desert. Image Credit: John Pickrell

Gobi Desert Fossil Dig

  • BY AG Society |
  • July 22, 2015

Join us in remote Mongolia to hunt for dinosaurs on this 2017 AGS Scientific Expedition!

WHAT: Australian Geographic Society Scientific Expedition
WHEN:
TBD September 2017
DURATION: 16 nights
GROUP SIZE: 10-15 volunteers
INCLUSIONS: Internal flights, accommodation in lodges, gers and campsite, all meals.
COST: From $11,995pp, a proportion of which goes to support the important work of the Mongolian Academy of Sciences and the AGS.
BOOKINGS: Call 1300 888 225 or visit www.odysseytraveller.com

The first dinosaur eggs were discovered on an American Museum of Natural History expedition into Mongolia in the 1920s. On this trip you travel with the Mongolian Academy of Sciences to visit some historically significant fossil sites.

Some of the world’s most spectacular fossils come from the Gobi Desert, but few people get to go there with professional palaeontologists to hunt for them. Join the AG Society on this special scientific expedition, run in collaboration with the Mongolian Academy of Sciences (MAS) and Odyssey Travel.

Your hosts include John Pickrell, editor of Australian Geographic and dinosaur enthusiast; and Dr Tsogtbaatar Khishigjav, renowned dinosaur hunter and head of the Mongolian Palaeontology Centre. We will take 10–15 volunteers into the heart of the Gobi, where rocks are exposed from the early Cretaceous, a key period of dinosaur evolution.

We’ll travel in 4WDs to a series of sites to discover and excavate fossils. Evenings will be spent enjoying meals cooked by the field chef around the ger (yurt) at the centre of camp. Prior to eight nights camping in the desert, the expedition begins in Ulaanbaatar, where we’ll visit museums and the Gandan Monastery.

For booking information email info@odysseytravel.com.au or speak to one of Odyssey’s consultants on 1300 888 225.

Watch a film about the 2016 expedition and read AG editor John Pickrell's recount of the 2015 trip.