Naadam Festival (Mongolian National Festival - 07-14 July)offered by supplier M17251 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 32 people
Specialty Categories: Festival Tours
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 1780 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2100 US Dollar (USD)
About Naadam Festival:
Wrestling: It is one of the traditional sports of the Mongols called "Three manly Games" and a big event of the Mongolian National holiday. Wrestling is not only a test of strength, but also have dexterous tricks, and can be even called as an art. The wrestling are attires in special wearing called zodog (a vest) and shuudag (pants).
Archery: The rust arrowhead was popular then. As many people as possible could take part in the contest and the winner was the ones who shot their arrows the farthest. This kind of contest was in existence in the 13 th century and was in use until recently.
Horse racing: This sport is also century's old, dating back to the Bronze Age. They are then taken to an adequate pasture separate from the herd and trained. The riders are aged from 5 to 12 Mongolian children of these ages are good riders, as both boy sand girls have been riding since infancy.
Day 1: Arrival to Ulaanbaatar and check in hotel.
Day 2: City tour. After breakfast, will drive to Gandantegchilen Monastery, Suhbaatar square, shopping and other special things. For Lunch in a restaurant. You will see concert that Mongolian folklore ensemble “Tumen ekh” in the evening. It is Mongolian traditional song and music. We hope that you will like it. Overnight and dinner in a Hotel.
Day 3: Terelj National Park. After breakfast, will drive around 71 km to reach the National Park Terelj – most exciting place near the city. We will explore the extraordinary formation of rocks and stones, which some of them looks quite similar with Turtle, person who reading book and others – by walking or horse riding, where we need to rent horses from local area. Lunch. The Terelj National Park is one of the part of Khenty Mountain Range. Lunch in the tourist camp. Then, we will visit local horse breeding family. There we have a chance to experience the nomads way of life. Dinner and overnight in ger camp.
Day 4: Horse racing and Archery. After breakfast, drive back to UB city. And than we will go to Khvi Doloon khudag for see horse racing. We will be have for lunch. Will go for Archery. Overnight and dinner in Hotel.
Day 5: The Naadam Festival opening and Wrestling. After breakfast, we will visit in the Stadion. The Naadam festival opening starts at 9 a.m. After Naadam festival opening, we will see wrestling in the Stadion. Also we will be have for lunch. Wrestling continues for 2 days. Overnight and dinner in a Hotel.
Day 6: See Horse Riding & Bogd Khaan Mountain. After breakfast, we will drive to Doloon Hudag to Horse Ricig. After Lunch we will drive to Bogd Khaan mountain. Will try to shot arrows and ride a horse. Indeed, we will be have for lunch. Also we can hike near Bogd Khaan mountain. Will drive back to UB city in the evening. Overnight and dinner in a Hotel.
Day 7: Mountain via Hustai Nuruu. Will pick up from the hotel. We will drive (100 km) via Khustai Nuruu National Park, where pastures Przewalsky wild horse, which brought from Holland in framework of international project, and explore local natural beauty. Lunch in the tourist camp. Then, will reach Khogno Khan mountain, where we’ll have a great opportunity to view and screen endless area from top of the mountain. It will give a wonderful feeling to explore the nature beauty. The landscape composition is quite exciting that mountain, grassland covered with beautiful flowers like - edelweiss, forest, rivers and sand dunes combined all-in-one and explore it by walking or horse riding, where we need to rent horses from local area. Dinner and overnight in tourist camp. After Breakfast, will drive to Khustai National Park. Overnight and Dinner in hotel.
Day 8: Will drive back to UB city.
- 1 free person for every 16 PAX
- children below 10 years old of family tour.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- 2 to 4 from 2100 USD
- 5 to 9 from 1877 USD
- 10 to 32 from 1780 USD (with discount).
- Twin bedded rooms in a hotel
- Shared accommodation in tourist ger camp
- Guiding and interpreting service
- All meals as listed in the itinerary
- Daily supply of bottled water
- Transfers by vehicle 4x4
- Local guides
- All entrance fees
- Horse, camel, yak ride trial.
- International airfare
- Optional activity cost
- Alcoholic drinks
- International airport departure tax (USD 13$)
- Travel insurance.
Please not single room is available at extra cost (USD 40) just book in advance.
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