Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads

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  • duration 17 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 18+ yrs
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
  • Starts Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Ends Ulaanbaatar , Mongolia
  • Attend the Eagle Festival in the remote Altai Mountains
  • Explore Mongolia's vast wilderness stepp and Gobi Desert
  • Experience traditional nomadic culture
The tour Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads starts from and ends in Ulaanbaatar. It is a local culture trip that takes 17 days taking you through Bayanzag, Ulaanbaatar, Bayan Gobi and 5 other destinations in Mongolia. Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads is a guided small group tour that includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

Rolling steppe make way to stark desert; small nomadic ger camps pepper this vast land where camels and goats are herded on horseback, fermented mare’s milk is the tipple of choice, sand dunes are known to ‘sing’ and the first intact dinosaur eggs were found. Genghis Khan went forth from here on horseback to conquer the biggest land empire in history and, to this day, Buddhist and Animist traditions mix. We travel through steppe, mountains and the Gobi desert exploring the nature and culture of this fascinating, yet little known country before making our way to the far western reaches to visit the eagle festival, celebrating the fascinating past time of hunting with eagles and the strong connection the Mongolian people have with their animals and land.This departure of the Eagle Festival tour visits Khustain Nuruu N. P. at the start of the trip.
Customer reviews
4.5 - Very Good
Based on 9 reviews
Wonderful Mongolia
5 - Excellent
“The Mongolian Adventure trip exceeded all my expectations. It took me back to a time when people were more interested in humanity than in possessions. I thought Mongolians would be similar to Chinese but they aren't. They are open and friendly. Ulaanbaatar is a pleasant city and we were there for the spectacular Nadaam Festival, The opening ceremony, the wrestling, archery and the horse race were great but the day before the public turned out in national dress! The desert, the gir camps and the nomadic families were experiences to be savoured.”
A dream comes true
4 - Very Good
“I'd wanted to see Mongolia and the Gobi Desert since hearing about them in Geography class when I was 18. I wanted to see the wide open spaces. The nothingness. The vastness of the country. And that's what I saw.”
Mongolian Adventure - August 2015
4 - Very Good
“Interesting trip to a VAST country that makes you realise what "nothing" - landscape wise - really is .”
Exciting Mongolian Adventure
5 - Excellent
“Excellent trip. It was a nice mix of big city (Ulaanbaatar) and Naadam festival and countryside/desert. Well-organized and planned. Long distances travelled by Russian van, but the scenery was beautiful and very diverse, our driver Sandam made it fun, and we had a great group of people in our van. Fun staying in ger camps.”
  • Day 1: Start Ulaanbaatar.
  • Day 2: Transfer to Khustain Nuruu N.P trek to see wild horses.
  • Day 3: Drive to Little Gobi Desert; visit Khogno Khan Mountain; opportunity for bird and wildlife watching.
  • Day 4: Karakorum; visit Erdene Zuu Monastery.
  • Day 5:  Transfer to Arvaikheer via Shankh Monastery and explore the museum.
  • Day 6: Bayan Gobi via Mt Ikh Bogd.
  • Day 7: Explore the region of Bayan Gobi.
  • Day 8: Visit the singing sand dunes, the largest dunes in Mongolia.
  • Day 9: Travel through rocky plains of Gobi Gurvansaikhan N.P.
  • Day 10: Hiking around the Flaming Cliffs of Bayanzag.
  • Day 11: Morning flight to Ulaabaatar; afternoon in Terelj National park.
  • Day 12: Ulaanbaatar via Genghis Khaan Statue.
  • Day 13: Fly to Olgii; visit a nomadic Kazakh village.
  • Day 14: Eagle festival.
  • Day 15: Another day at the Eagle Festival
  • Day 16: Fly to Ulaanbaatar; free time in the city.
  • Day 17: End Ulaanbaataar.
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  • 4 nights hotels, all en suite and 12 nights ger camp with shared facilities , All accommodation
  • All breakfasts, lunch and dinners
  • Travel by 4WD, bus and internal flights
  • All transport and listed activities
  • All internal flights
  • Normally 4 to 16, plus local leader, Min age 16 yrs
  • This deparure visits Khustain Nuruu N. P. at the start of the trip
  • Tour leader throughout
  • Arrival & departure transfers
  • Any international flights to/from Ulaanbaatar are not included in this price. We always recommend that you arrive 1 day prior to your tour starting date.
  • Travel insurance is not included in this Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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A deposit of 545 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 69 days before departure. For any departures within 22 December 2019 full payment is required.

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Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.


For this Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CANCELLATION No additional cancellation fees apply for this Mongolia Eagle Festival: Steppes, Deserts & Nomads tour. You can cancel the tour up to 70 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 69 days of departure.
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