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Naadam Festival Both in Karakorum and in Ulaanbaatar Mongolia Package Tour

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 9 - 10 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Mongolia  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Festival Tours  
Season: July
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2499 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2599 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 and climb up the towering piles of the Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes. Camel riding, meeting nomadic people, staying in a traditional tent, seeing grasslands and beautiful vistas.

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

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar-Karakorum. (B)(L)(D)

Day 3: Erdene zuu Monastery-Turtle-Museum. (B)(L)(D)

Day 4: The Authentic Naadam Festival Rural in Karakorum. -Elsen Tasarkhai Sand dunes. (B)(L)(D)

Day 5: Hustain Nuruu Wild Horses National Park-Ulaanbaatar. Hotel. (B)(L)

Day 6: Mongolia Naadam Festival Preview. Hotel. (B)(L)

Day 7: Mongolia Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar. Hotel. (B)(L)

Day 8: Mongolia Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar. Hotel. (B)(L)(D)

Day 9: 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.
- Karakorum: Tourist Fixed Gers Camp in Private(3 nights).
- Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes: Tourist Fixed Gers Camp in Private (1 night).

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

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- 5 nights of accommodation at selected & confirmed hotel in Ulaanbaatar, based on double room with daily breakfast.
- 3 nights at tourist fixed Gers camps, outside of Ulaanbaatar, based on private Ger.
- All transportation in private by tourist bus in Ulaanbaatar city (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 the 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.
- One Mongolian traditional folk songs concert.
- Visit authentic nomadic 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.

- Airfare Included: No.
- Meeting/Departure Points: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.

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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