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Naadam Festival add-on tour 2024

Naadam Festival 2024 Add on tour | 2 day tour


Tour grade: Easy

From: US$ 330

Style: Traveller

  • The Three Manly Games: Naadam celebrates the "Three Manly Games" - wrestling, horse racing, and archery. Witness the gripping matches of traditional wrestling where skill, strength, and strategy intertwine. The exhilarating horse races showcase skilled child jockeys riding across the vast steppes. Archery competitions demonstrate precision and prowess.
  • Cultural Displays: The festival is adorned with colorful displays of Mongolian culture, featuring traditional costumes, music, dance, and vibrant ceremonies that encapsulate the essence of the nation's heritage.
  • Spirit of Celebration: Feel the festive spirit as locals and visitors come together in jubilation, enjoying traditional foods, lively music, and a palpable sense of community.
  • Historical Significance: Naadam embodies centuries of tradition, dating back to the times of Genghis Khan, and is deeply rooted in Mongolian history, offering a glimpse into the country's past.
  • Nomadic Lifestyle: Experience elements of the nomadic way of life as families gather, share stories, and celebrate together during this significant annual event.
  • Atmosphere and Energy: The festival exudes energy and excitement, with cheering crowds, competitive spirit, and a sense of pride in Mongolian heritage palpable throughout the event.
  • Cultural Insights: Attending Naadam provides insight into the cultural fabric of Mongolia, offering a profound understanding of its customs, values, and the revered "Three Manly Games" that signify strength, skill, and unity. 

Tour Overview

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.

Tour images

Mongolian Archery
Deeltei Mongol traditional costume show
Naadam Festival horse racing

Full Itinerary

Day 1. July 10.:

Naadam Festival : Horse Race

After breakfast, we will drive to the Naadam festival horseracing venue and witness the horseraces. Afterwards, continue to UB, and arrive in town in the early afternoon. Visit the Central stadium where the archery & anklebone shooting competitions are held and see the most important competitions in the country for these sports. Dinner is independent.


Hotel booked by clients. 



Day 2. July 11.:

Naadam Festival

See the fantastic opening ceremony of Naadam festival in the central stadium where the president of Mongolia opens the ceremony, followed by 1.5 hr of entertainment, and the first round of wrestling match. After lunch, we will visit the Central Square of Ulaanbaatar, named after a hero of Mongolian people's revolution in 1921, Sukhbaatar D. We will also visit the newly established Chinggis Khaan Museum. You will be transferred to your hotel upon completing the sightseeing. You can stay around the square for an evening show or simply rest at your hotel.   

Please note we might join a bigger group of 4-6 other travelers on Jul 10-11th


Hotel booked by clients. 



Date & Price

Tour Date:

2024 July 10-11


If you wish to take this tour as a private tour, just click the "Customize this tour" button at the bottom of the page and tailor-make the itinerary in anyway you wish. Upon receiving your request, one of our travel advisors will get back to you shortly with a proposal and quote.




Included Services

  • Full-time service from your English speaking local tour guide
  • Sightseeing and entrance fees according to the itinerary
  • Naadam Tickets and arrangement
  • 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
  • Accommodation in Ulaanbaatar
  • Items of a personal nature such as laundry, drinks, camera or video fees at any sites etc. 
  • Tips for your guide and driver (discretionary).

  • Children under 3 years old are allowed to stay in their parents room for free (not including an extra bed).
  • Children aged 4 to 11 years old receive a 40% discount on accommodation per night, inclusive of bed and breakfast.
  • Children 12 and above will be charged as adults.

Tour Background

Food on Selena Travel tours 

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.

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Tour Reviews

Jul 19, 2024.  The Gobi & Karakorum Explorer

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 travelers, 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.

by Rafaella, Benedetta, Lidia

Aug 08, 2012.  Gobi & Karakorum customized 11 days tour

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.

by Margaret Suganda

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