Mongolia's Naadam Festival

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  • Booking Type Instant Booking
  • duration 15 days
  • tour type Group Tour
  • age requirement 15+ years old
  • guiding method Live Guide/Instructor
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  • Starts Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
  • Ends Ulaanbaatar
HIGHLIGHTS
  • Go behind the scenes of Mongolia's Naadam Festival and visit the athlete's training camps as they prepare to compete in the 2017 Naadam Festival.
  • Live the nomad life with a family stay at a horse breeder's camp.
  • Experience the phenomenal landscapes of central Mongolia.
  • Attend the Naadam Opening Ceremony and watch athletes compete for glory in wrestling, horse racing and archery.
Start and end in Ulaanbaatar, the Mongolia's Naadam Festival trip is a guided festivals and events trip that takes 15 days. You will travel through Khongoriin, Flaming Cliffs, Baga Gazriin Chuluu and 4 other destinations in Mongolia. Mongolia's Naadam Festival is a small group trip which includes accommodation in hotels, transport, meals and others.

The ancient Greeks may have the Olympics but the Mongols have Naadam. Mongolia’s annual circus-like Naadam Festival is a centuries-old tradition that dates back to the era of the great Khans and their dynasties. Wrestling, archery and horse racing — the three skills that Chingis Khan considered essential for any Mongol warrior — are showcased at the country’s largest celebration of the “three manly sports”. Come behind the scenes as we meet the competitors in the lead up to the festival and discover some of Mongolia’s wild outback, visiting ruined monasteries, flaming cliffs and historic cities.
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Thomas' review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Thomas
  • From Australia
  • On Jun 10 2018
“Excellent”
Review for another Intrepid Travel tour
4 - Very Good
  • Anonymous
  • From Australia
  • On Jan 25 2018
“Great for first timer to India - it covers a range of places with different vibes starting from the hustle bustle capital to very small local villages, safaris, and 'touristy' cities (trust me it's actually nice to be able to have a proper coffee and/or go (window) shopping after 10 days of indulging in local culture.) And touristy places in India are far less busy like what you see in other countries.

Our tour guide was very well-organised and very helpful for those who required extra assistance - like losing baggage / passport / remembering wrong flight times / having gold fish memory (yes... this all happened in the trip..). You would't need to worry if you're clumsy or forgetful as Intrepid tour guides will have you covered.

The itinerary is skewed towards a leisure one hence why the average age of our group is 50+ ranging from late 20's to 70's. If you're simply looking for a cultural experience I'd say this is the perfect choice. But if you're a bit more active and adventurous like me then you may feel too protected and bored somtimes.

Lastly some tips for shopping - save your money until you get to Udaipur as there's many more options and prices are a lot better. That way you don't need to lug around extra weight early in the trip too. Remember to bargain at expensive & bigger shops (those are the wealthy ones and they rip you off by a big margin) and not so much at the smaller shops (they aren't as rich!). Tour guides would sometimes hush you into particular shops unfortunately.. but don't feel pressured to make a purchase (easier said than done though) as those shop keepers are good at pitching.”
Ismail's review for another Intrepid Travel tour
5 - Excellent
  • Ismail
  • From UAE
  • On Jan 25 2019
“Amazing people... Amazing home stay... Everyone must experiment ... Amazing hike .. how’s like to do Adventures he have to go to Saps Adventure”
ITINERARY Expand All
  • Day 1: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 2: Archery Training Camp
  • Day 3: Wrestling Training Camp
  • Day 4: Horse Racing Training Camp - Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 5: Baga Gazriin Chuluu
  • Day 6: Tsagaan Suvarga
  • Day 7: Vulture Canyon/Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs
  • Day 8: Khongoriin Sand Dunes
  • Day 9: Khongoriin Sand Dunes
  • Day 10: Ongiin Khiid
  • Day 11: Karakorum
  • Day 12: Ulaanbaatar
  • Day 13: Naadam Festival - Opening Ceremony & Archery Events
  • Day 14: Naadam Festival - Wrestling & Horse Racing Events
  • Day 15: Ulaanbaatar
WHAT'S INCLUDED Download PDF Brochure
Accommodation
  • Hotel (5 nights), Tourist Ger Camp (8 nights), Family Ger Camp (1 night)
Meals
  • 14 Breakfast, 10 Lunch, 10 Dinner
Transport
  • Private Vehicle
Included Activities
  • Archery Training Camp
  • Wrestling Training Camp
  • Horse Racing Training Camp
  • Baga Gazriin Chuluu - Hike
  • Tsagaan Suvarga - Hike
  • Bayanzag Flaming Cliffs - Sunset walk
  • Vulture Canyon - Hike
  • Khongoriin Sand Dunes - Sunset walk & camel ride
  • Ongiin Khiid - Ruins
  • Karakorum - Erdenezuu Monastery & Museum
  • Naadam Festival - Opening Ceremony
  • Naadam Festival - Archery events
  • Naadam Festival - Wrestling events
  • Naadam Festival - Horse Racing events
WHAT'S EXCLUDED
  • 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's Naadam Festival tour. Travel insurance is mandatory to buy. We recommend purchasing it from World Nomads.
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GOOD TO KNOW
Payment

A deposit of 400 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 57 days before departure. For any departures within 14 November 2019 full payment is required.

Travel Insurance

Mongolia's Naadam Festival 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.

Visa

For this Mongolia's Naadam Festival 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's Naadam Festival tour. You can cancel the tour up to 58 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 57 days of departure.
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