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Naadam festival Mongolia

6 days

From €675*

Overview

Naadam is a traditional festival in Mongolia. The festival is also locally termed "eriin gurvan naadam"  "the three games of men". The games are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery, and are held throughout the country during midsummer. Women have started participating in the archery and girls in the horse-racing games, but not in Mongolian wrestling. Naadam Festival is the only one of its kind; it is a sophisticated and eloquent expression of nomadic culture of Mongolia

Itinerary

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Day 1 Visit in Ulaanbaatar (10 July)

Arrival at the airport, meeting with our driver and guide. Transfer to hotel, settling in, and rest. Enjoy  Deeltei Mongol Festival will be held at the Sukhbaatar Square.  Deeltei Mongol festival will give an opportunity to see traditional clothing collections, do a round dance with those gathered and visit special gers promoting Mongolian games, deel making, folk arts, music, and calligraphy. Welcome dinner in Mongolian style restaurant. Overnight we will stay in Hotel. B/L/D

Day 2 Naadam festival day (11 July)

We will participate in the Naadam Festival Ceremony (about 3 hours). Experience the traditional celebrations at the Central Stadium and enjoy the parades and musical entertainments. Let's immerse ourselves in the heart of the Mongolian history, in the wonderful National History Museum
Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger. B/L/D

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Day 3 Horse racing (12 July)

Early morning, you will drive to Khui Doloon Khudag, the horse racing field to see Soyolon horse racing. Continue to visit the tent camp of the horse trainers and watch as they prepare the young riders for races.
Enjoy a Mongolian traditional show at Tumen Ekh: folkloric dances, contortion, and of course khoomi, the overtone singing. Overnight stay in ger camp near Ulaanbaatar. B/L/D

Day 4 Travel to Mini-Gobi (13 July)

Up early morning we will drive to the splendid rocky formations of Khogno Khan. Discovery of the park: semi desert, steppes, taiga, stunning rocky formations, 80-kilometr  long sand dunes, are characteristic of this arid area nicknamed "Mini-Gobi". Walk until Erdene Khambiin Monastery.  Camelback trek along the sand dunes of Elsen tasarkhai. Overnight will stay with a nomadic family in Ger . B/L/D

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Day 5 Back to Ulaanbaatar (14 July)

In the morning we will be visiting a local nomad family conversing about their unique lifestyle of the local area. They’re very hospitable friendly hosts which they will offer a traditional delicacy made of camel’s milk. You can also free to taste other traditional dairy products made of cow’s milk.
After lunch, we will drive to Ulaanbaatar by pave road. On the way, we will see houses the Przewalski horses (takh). He will transfer to the hotel. Overnight in hotel.

Day 6 Departure (15 July)

Have a nice journey. Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulaanbaatar. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.

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Activities

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Rates

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INCLUDED

Transfers airport / hotel / airport
2 nights in 3* or 4* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included
Full pension during the tour
1 nights in comfortable yurts camps with warm shower
2 nights with a host family
French or English Speaking guide
Driver+ Petrol
Camel trek
Entrance fees for parks and museum indicated in the program

DOES NOT INCLUDE

Flight tickets
Passport and visa fees
Insurance
Extra drink
Any excursion that is not indicated in the program
Single room supplement:
Single supplement is available at 50 euros in the hotel (for 1 nights) Single ger supplement:
Single supplement is available at 20 euros per night at ger camps.

RATES BY GROUP SIZE

* prices vary according to group size

2       pax       800€

3-4    pax       740€

5-8    pax       690€

9-12  pax       675€

We offering camel riding, horse trekking and hiking tour based on local community. Nomadic families live in the area are main parts of the tours. They will supply camels, horses, meals, and accommodation for tourists.

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