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Mongolia Naadam Festival with Gobi Desert and Karakorum Expedition

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 13 - 14 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Mongolia  
Specialty Categories: Festival Tours   Desert Expeditions  
Season: July
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2799 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2999 US Dollar (USD)

Naadam is a traditional type of Festival in Mongolia. The festival is also locally termed 'the three games of men'. The games are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery and are held throughout the country during the midsummer holidays. Women have started participating in the archery and girls in the horse-racing games, but not in Mongolian wrestling. The biggest festival is held in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar during the National Holiday in the National Sports Stadium. It begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians. After the ceremony, the competitions begin. 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. Visit the Authentic Naadam Festival Rural in Karakorum and the Erdene Zuu Monastery in the UNESCO World Heritage Orkhon Valley. Explore the Gobi desert is the source of many important fossil finds, including the first dinosaur eggs. Camel riding, meeting nomadic people, staying in a traditional tent, seeing grasslands and beautiful vistas. Explore Yolyn Am Canyon in Gobi desert. Climb up the towering piles of the Largest Hongor Sand dunes. Expedition to the Spectacular Flaming Cliffs in Gobi desert, where many fossilized dinosaur bones and eggs have been found

Day 1: Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet our Team. Hotel.(D)

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar-Bagazarin Chuluu in Middle Gobi. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3: Middle Gobi-South Gobi desert. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4: Yolin Canyon in Gobi Gurvansaikhan National Park-Hongor Largest Sand dunes in Gobi desert-Camel riding-Camel Family. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5: Bayanzag (Rich in Saxual) or Flaming Cliffs in Gobi desert. (B)(L)(D)

Day 6: South Gobi desert-Ongi Temple in Middle Gobi. (B)(L)(D)

Day 7: Karakorum-Erdene zuu Monastery-Turtle Monument-Museum-Orkhon Valley. (B)(L)(D)

Day 8: Authentic Naadam Festival Rural in Karakorum-Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9: Hustain Nuruu Wild Horses National Park -Ulaanbaatar. Hotel. (B)(L)

Day 10: Preview of the Mongolia Naadam Festival and experience the festivities up at Main Square. Hotel. (B)(L)

Day 11: Mongolia Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar. Hotel. (B)(L)

Day 12: Mongolia Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar. Hotel. (B)(L)(D)

Day 13: Departure Mongolia or Post tour. (B)

Supplemental Tour Information:
Accommodation in Mongolia:
- Ulaanbaatar: hotel 3 stars (standard room only), hotel 4 stars (deluxe room only), hotel 5 stars (deluxe room only) (5 nights).
- Bagazarin Chuluu in Middle Gobi: Tourist Gers Fixed Camp (1 night).
- Yolyn am Canyon in Gobi desert: Tourist Gers Fixed Camp (1 night).
- Largest Sand dunes in Gobi desert: Tourist Gers Fixed Camp (1 night).
- Bayanzag in Gobi desert: Tourist Gers Fixed Camp (1 night).
- Ongi Temple: Tourist Gers Fixed Camp (1 night).
- Karakorum: Tourist Gers Fixed Camp (1 night).
- Elsen Tasarkhai: Tourist Gers Fixed Camp (1 night).

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

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 5 nights of accommodation at selected hotel (*see below), based on double specified room with daily breakfast
- 7 nights in tourist fixed camps, based on private Gers
- All transportation in private by tourist bus in Ulaanbaatar, during Naadam Festival, including all petrol.
- All transportation in private by Japanese 4WD vehicles, outside of Ulaanbaatar, including all petrol.
- All specified food (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner) including one bottle of mineral water
- Welcome dinner at local restaurant
- Farewell dinner at local restaurant
- Services of English speaking guide
- All entrance fees to Main Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar
- Attend the Authentic Naadam Festival Rural in Karakorum.
- Entrance fees to the all specified national parks, museums, monuments, and monasteries
- 2 hours of camel riding on the largest sand dunes.
- One Mongolian traditional folk songs concert
- Visits authentic nomadic & camel families
- Taxes & Services.
- Letter-visa support (if it will be necessary).

Price Excludes:
- Airfares
- Occasional flight delays or cancellation
- Excess baggage
- Visa
- Any rescue costs or costs of early departure
- Changing of date of departure from Ulaanbaatar.
- The traveler is responsible for having proper travel documents, such as a valid passport, and the necessary passport pictures.
-Travel insurance. Items of personal nature such as gratuities to porters at hotels, telephone / telex / fax charges, laundry, beverages, meals, optional activities, and services not specified in the itinerary.

- Total Distance: about 2500 km/1554 miles.
- Airfare Included: No.

About This Supplier
Location: Mongolia
Joined InfoHub: Jan 2003

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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