Naadam Games Nomads’ Holiday
|Tour code: MN-38
Seasons to be arranged: 9-18, July annually
Duration: 9 nights & 10 days
Number of travelers: Available for solo traveler, 2-4 people, group max of 20 people
Tour grade: Easy
Total distance: 1100 km by jeep, 5 km by horse
Activity: 1 hour horse riding, hiking 2 hours, meeting with nomads
Specially advised to pack: Hiking good shoes, sun glasses and sun hat, binocular, mosquito repellent crème, your favorite delicacies
Day 1: Ulaanbaatar capital
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar city, Meeting assistance upon arrival by Blue Mongolia Tour agency representative and transfer to Hotel with 3 stars. Rest of the day at leisure to adjust to time difference. Stay in hotel
Day 2: Ulaanbaatar capital
After breakfast the travel starts with city tour. It includes visits to Gandantegchilen Monastery- Present biggest monastery, which houses for giant standing Buddha statue, National History Museum gives you real insight into Mongolian origin and history, Paleontology Museum offers nice chance to see petrified dinosaur skeletons and nestled eggs, After lunch travel continues as visiting to main square Chinggis Khan, Free time for shopping the main street shops, art shops and antique shops, In the evening by 6p.m – enjoy folk performance concert with songs and contortion acts, Dinner, Stay in hotel
Day 3: 11, July. Naadam Festival Holiday
This morning, attend the opening ceremony of Naadam—Mongolia’s famous annual festival and sporting event—at the National Stadium. Dressed in traditional garb, participants compete in the “three manly sports” (wrestling, archery, and horse racing). After the pageantry of the opening ceremony, witness the pomp of the ritualized archery, ankle bone targeting and wrestling contests. There is nice chance to see the perfect mastery and majesty of horsemanship, After lunch transfer to the horseracing field outside of Ulaanbaatar to experience the excitement of thundering hooves during the traditional horse race. Visit horse breeder's tents and see how they are taking care for racing horses, Explore horseracing with children jockeys, Enjoy with holiday special cuisine dinner and stay in hotel
Day 4: 12,July. Ulaanbaatar city – Naadam festival field
This day is surprise for you and you have own choice which art of the game you want to go again and spend time with Mongols: wrestling, archery, ankle bone or horseracing… After lunch visit to Mongolia-Russia Friendship monument on Zaisan hill, From here you can see the hole view of the city, Visit to Mongolian Last King's Palace Museum, where are displayed unique art works by Mongolian artists, Stay in hotel
Day 5: Gobi Desert - Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs
This travel will start in the morning earlier. Soar over the vast steppe on a flight to the mystical Gobi, site of some of the most important paleontological discoveries of the 20th century. Over the next four days, discover the wildlife and varying landscapes of the desert, home to Bactrian camels, Argali mountain sheep, and asker falcons, as well as rare species such as snow leopards and Gobi bears. Head to Bayanzag, also known as the Flaming Cliffs. Here, brilliant red sandstone harbors a treasure trove of dinosaur fossils and eggs. Look for fossils and hike down into the gorge to take in the breathtaking span of the desert landscape. Fossils’ dimension was used in Jurassic Park movie, After dinner watch documentary by National Geographic on Roy Chapmen Andrews Expedition at Bayanzag flaming Cliff, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 6: Khongor Sand Dunes
Travel through Gegeet Valley, the habitat of the elusive snow leopard, en route to the Khongoryn Els, a 60-mile stretch of rippling sand dunes that soar up to 600 feet and trace the edge of the Altai range. Enjoy the sunset on this stunning and remote desert landscape, and spend the night at ger camp. Free day, Stay in ger tourist camp
Day 7: Khongor Sand dunes
After breakfast, encounter the “Singing Sands,” dunes known for the uncanny, deep groan the sand emits when the dunes’ surface is disturbed. Next visit the camp of a camel herding family and experience traditional Mongolian hospitality such as offering diary products from camel milk. Ride a Bactrian camel, if you wish. After lunch explore the fascinating view of sand hills and rocky mountain ranges, Trekking to cool spring near the sand hills, stay in ger tourist camp
Day 8: Yollun Gorge
Awaken early to watch the rising sun infuse the desert with glowing hues of orange and gold. Travel to Yolyn Am, or Eagle Valley, a dramatic chasm that cuts a narrow path through the foothills of the arid Altai Mountains. Set out on a hike through this lush spot, keeping your eye out for native vultures called lammergeiers, ibex, and gazelles. Later, visit the local natural history information center about "Three Beauties of Gobi" national park, Trekking and photographing spectacular high cliff walls, Stay overnight in ger tourist camp
Day 9: Ulaanbaatar city
In the morning early fly to Ulaanbaatar back, In Ulaanbaatar the travel continues with visit to several places: Visit to Friendship Monument on Zaisan hill, which is Ulaanbaatar city observation deck area, Visit to Mongolian Last King Bogd Jabzundamba-XIII’s Winter Palace Museum, where is possibility to explore the temples and art works made by Mongolian artists, Free time, Stay in hotel
Day 10: Departure
Breakfast, Check-out at the hotel before 12.00 noon, Blue Mongolia Tour guide and driver will see you at the hotel lobby and Make a Transfer to the airport/ train station, Departure
The tour itinerary is subject to be changed at the traveler's request and requirements.
One person: 2700USD
Per person for group of 2 people: 2300USD
Per person for group of 3-4 people: 2100USD
Per person for group of 5-7 people: 2000USD
Per person for group of 8-10 people: 1900USD
Above mentioned price is average amount to give you an idea. The exact amount is varied for everyone depending on number of travelers and service type including how many stars hotels you want to stay in, double or single occupancy you would prefer, what kind of additional service /such as visa support/ is required and so on...
• If group is bigger than 16 people: 16 +1pax free of charge
• For Family trip, children 0-4 years old are free of charge
This price INCLUDES:
Transfer to/from airport/hotel, Private transport with driver during the trip including petrol cost, Accommodation at 3 stars hotels in Ulaanbaatar, Accommodations in Ger tourist camps in countryside, Everyday 3 times meals, English speaking tour guide, Entrance fees to protected areas, Entrance fees to sightseeing and museums and cultural shows, rental of outdoor camping equipment, Horse riding fee, Daily supply of mineral water - 0.5L bottle of water per day, invitation letter arrangements for Mongolian tourist visa issue, service fees and government tax.
This price DOES NOT INCLUDE:
International air flight round trip, Travel insurance, medical insurance , Fee for Visa obtaining, Alcoholic beverages, Additional services, Fee for extra luggage, Personal expenses such as IDD call, internet using, laundry, any charge for major force beyond of our control such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather bad conditions, changes of arrival/departure flights, poor roads conditions, etc.
1. The maximum weight of loaded luggage for domestic flight and vehicle is 10 kg, hand luggage 5 kg. For overweight, each kg will be charged in 1.5USD. Extra luggage can be stored free at hotels in Ulaanbaatar.
2. Hotels in Ulaanbaatar city reserved on double occupancy, and in countryside all Ger styled tourist camps are based on triple or 4 occupancy.
3. Check-in at hotels is at 12:00m/Check-out at hotels is at 12:00m.
!!! Tour itinerary and price may be subject to change. The duration of the above trip can be prolonged or changed to suit your needs. Please, make your reservations at your earliest convenience.