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8 Day of Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar with Karakorum Expedition-2015

offered by supplier M09539 (read about supplier)

Key Information:
Tour Duration: 7 - 8 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 12 people
Destination(s): Mongolia  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Festival Tours  
Season: July
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1899 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2349 US Dollar (USD)

Trip Length: 8 days/ 7 nights
Tour Code: SMT-NF-8D
Meeting/Departure Points: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Type: Festival/Event/Sport/Adventure/Cultural/Camel riding/Nomadic People/National Park
Based on: 1-2 people or more.
Special Group Departure: July 6th-July 13th-This is a Pick Seasonal in Mongolia!.

Tour Itinerary:

July 6th, Day 01-Upon your arrival at Ulaanbaatar (UB or ULN) airport, meet our team and to be transferred to hotel (*the check- in time is at 02:00P.M.). UB city tour. 06:00 P.M.-Mongolian traditional folk songs and dances concert. Welcome dinner in local restaurant. Overnight at hotel. (D)

July 7th, Day 02-Ulaanbaatar Morning City tour, including a visit to Gandantegchinlen Monastery, the largest and most significant monastery in Mongolia, and one of Ulaan Baatar’s most interesting sights, visits to the National History Museum-where you will see artifacts from Mongolia and Central Asia from the Stone Age to the present and the Natural Museum-where you will see two complete dinosaur skeletons, which were found in the Gobi - the giant flesh-eating Tarbosaurus, 15m tall and four to five tons in weight, and the little duck-billed plant-eating Saurolophus. Lunch in local restaurant. Ulaanbaatar Afternoon City tour: visit the Bogdo Khaan Winter Palace Museum. The Bogdo Khaan Winter Palace is the home of the last Mongolian King, Javzun Damba Khutagt VII. The museum contains a number of Buddhist artworks and the private collection of Bogdo Khaan, composed of gifts from rulers and kings from all over the world. Overnight at hotel. (B)(L)

July 8th, Day 03-A long drive to Karakorum (aprox. 380kms/236miles)-the Genghis (Chinggis) Khan's 13th century capital and heart of the mighty Mongolian Empire. On the way, we visit a nomad family and learning how they live and make dairy products. You may even have a try at drinking fermented mare's milk. Overnight in tourist ger camp. (B)(L)(D)

July 9th, Day 04-Visits Erdene zuu monastery and Tortoise monument. Drive to Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes (Bayangobi desert). Hiking to sand dunes or ride camels. Two hours of camel riding are included. Overnight in tourist ger camp. (B)(L)(D)

July 10th, Day 05-After breakfast, drive back to UB city (aprox. 270kms/168 miles). On the way, we visit Hustain National Park. The flagship species for the Hustain Nuruu Nature Reserve is the reintroduced Przewalski horse. Actually, the number of Takhi horses has reached up about 220. Lunch is included in Hustain Nuruu National Park. Arrive and to be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at hotel. (B)(L)

July 11th, Day 06-After early breakfast, meet out team to transfer to the National Sports for Naadam Festival Opening Ceremony, featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians. After the ceremony, the competitions begin: archery and wrestling in Ulaanbaatar. Another popular Naadam activity is the playing of games using shagai, sheep knuckles that serve as game pieces and tokens of both divination and friendship. Lunch is included in local restaurant. In the afternoon, free time in your own. Overnight at hotel. (B)(L)

July 12th, Day 07-After early breakfast, meet our team and drive outside of Ulaanbaatar city (35kms/22miles) to observe the horse racing. Drive back to Ulaanbaatar to attend the Naadam Festival Closing Ceremony in the National Sports. Lunch in local restaurant. Visits the War memorial Zaisan Hill-to get your bearings with a panoramic view of the whole city and the Buddha's statue. Shopping for souvenirs and cashmere. Farewell dinner with traditional songs concert in local restaurant. Overnight at hotel. (B)(L)(D)

July 13th, Day 08-After breakfast, transfer to the airport. Departure Mongolia or Post tour. (B). Tour Ends.

Member discount:
10% discount for InfoHub customer.  Request a free gift certificate.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Special Departure: July 6th-July 13th-This is a Pick Seasonal in Mongolia!.

About This Supplier
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Location: Mongolia
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2003
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Planning a big trip to Mongolia? M09539 is a fully licensed Mongolian Tourist Company. Ministry of Nature, Environment and Tourism Mongolia License: ITO/48 "A", Inbound Tour Operator. Established in 1997, Experience Mongolia with M09539: Its mission is to "provide the very best travel experiences for our...

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