Naadam Festival is one of the eight festivals to attend in your lifetime according to Telegraph Travel. The Naadam Festival consists of Mongolian wrestling, archery and horse racing, and is best of the Mongolian festivals. This tour give you an opportunity to take part in the fantastic Naadam Festival Festival.
Day 1. July 10.: Flag Day ceremony and Deeltei Mongol parade
Day 2. July 11.: Naadam Festival: Opening ceremony
Meet at the hotel lobby and transfer to Central Square of Mongolia named after Sukhbaatar with 2 statues one dedicated to the Great Khan, and another to Sukhbaatar – hero of Mongolian people’s revolution in 1921. See the national Flag Day Ceremony where you will see military parade. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon, return to the square and enjoy Deeltei Mongol traditional costume show and parade. You will see all different types of ethnic clothes and see every locals in their traditional costume. Dinner at local restaurant and transfer to the hotel. Rest and prepare for the Great Festival of the next day. This is a lifetime experience indeed and everyone wants to take part in it. The Mongols have the saying “If you be healthy, you will see the Naadam”. Overnight at Holiday Inn hotel 4* or similar. L+D
Day 2. July 11.:
Naadam Festival: Opening ceremony
See the fantastic opening ceremony of Naadam festival and watch the first round of Wrestling, and then Archery and Ankle bone shooting competitions. Visit Gandan Monastery, housing a 26-meter-high gilded statue of the Buddha and the Museum of National History, which has a number of fascinating displays of traditional Mongolian clothing and weaponry, as well as exhibits charting the course of Genghis Khan's empire-building. Overnight at Holiday Inn hotel 4* or similar. B+L+D
Day 3. July 12.:
Naadam Festival: Horse race
We will drive to the horse racing place to experience the Naadam Festival horse race. In the afternoon, return to Ulaanbaatar and visit the Bogd Khan’s Palace Museum and see a traditional folk concert by magical Tumen Ekh ensemble. End of service. B+L
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Single supplement charge
Full-time service from your English speaking local tour guide
Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
Naadam Tickets and arrangement
Twin/double share at centrally located 4-star hotel – 2 nights
Private transfers (Comfortable vehicle with AC + Experienced driver)
Meals as listed (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner)
0.5 l x 3 bottled water per day
Visa support invitation letter where applicable
Not Included in the Service
International Airfare/train tickets + Tax
Travel insurance & Visa fees
Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc.
Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).
For children of a family (0 – 3 years old) is 100% free of charge
For children of a family (4 – 12 years old) is 40% free of charge
Discount for courier bringing min 3 pax
More attractive prices for groups of 12 and more people!
In the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, a great variety of restaurants can be found and you will be eating at some of the best restaurants of Ulaanbaatar on your Mongolia tour while in the capital. Once you are outside the capital, Ger restaurants in Ger camps, local cafes in the small towns and sometimes nomadic families will be the places where you will be eating most of your meal. Ger restaurants often offer set continental breakfasts, set menu lunches and dinners consisting of salad or soup, main course and dessert.
While on the tour, during your longer driving days you will take packed lunch from Ger camps, often vegetable salad, main course such as fried chicken/noodles/dumplings and a small dessert, while hitting the road. Most of the food restrictions and allergies such as vegetarian, vegan, gluten free and many others, can be accommodated with easy on your Mongolia adventure.
Aug 10, 2012. Gobi & Karakorum Explorer tour
Our recent "The Gobi & Karakorum Explorer" tour with you was excellent, everything exceeded our expectations! It was a super trip in our lives and we loved our Mongolia holiday so much. Our guide Joe was kind, well organised, accurate and informative, polite and caring and always provided us with timely information. And our driver Jack is super, very friendly, professional and always on time.
We are wild travellers, having been to many places in the world - but Mongolia is still truly unspoiled and uncontaminated. Selena Travel's services were perfect right from the very first email. We would like to thank Selena Travel, our guide and our driver for having made this Mongolia experience a truly beautiful one with so many wonderful memories.
Rafaella, Benedetta, Lidia
Sending you some of our nicer pictures. Some are chosen for their beautiful scenery while the rest are just us happily playing and goofing around. There are a couple of shots of us doing some Mongolian wrestling, as suggested by Oyuna since we missed out on the mini-Naadam festival. She said since we missed it, we might as well organise our own festival by playing some Mongolian games. Haha... We had so much fun playing those games!!! :)OK, I hope you like the pictures we send you. Best regards to everyone at Selena Travel and thank you once again for all your assistance.