UB-Naadam Festival Tour

Ulan-Bator – Khui Doloon Khudag Horse Race Field - Naadam Festival Opening Ceremony- Tsonjin Boldog – Terelj National Park – 13th Century Complex Park- Aglag Buteel Monastery-Ulan-Bator
8 days 7 nights
- USD 1850 /per person/ -> DISCOUNT 30% OFF USD 1295, - 30% OFF for children under 12 years old, - Group Discount 10% + 8 people
Jul 9-17 in 2018
Price includes
  • Accommodation (Hotel and tour camp)
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary (Breakfast and Lunch Included)
  • Snacks
  • Local transportation
  • Airport Pick-up
  • Driver
  • Tour guide
  • Entertainment tickets/ entrance fees as specified in the itinerary
Price excludes
  •   Round trip air ticket
  •   Your travel insurance (compulsory)
  •   Other personal expenses

Day 1 Ulan-Bator

Arrival in Ulan-Bator city. Ulan Bator is Mongolia's capital and largest city. Its population as of 2014 was over 1.3 million; almost half of the country's total population. Located in north central Mongolia, the municipality lies at an elevation of about 1,310 metres (4,300 ft) in a valley on the Tuul River. It is the country's cultural, industrial and financial heart, the centre of Mongolia.
After passing through the immigration, we will arrive at the hotel and check-in. Dinner included.

Day 2 “Khui Doloon Khudag” Horse Race Field

After breakfast at the hotel, early in the morning we will drive to the Khui Doloon Khudag race field to enjoy the horse races. During the Naadam Festival, the best horses from all over the country gather together here for the race. Khui Doloon Khudag is the main location for the horse racing, but besides horses, jockeys and horse trainers visitors are able to enjoy other art performances such as concert Awakened Steppe and an equestrian show run by circus performers. We will come back to the hotel in the evening. (B,L,D included)

Day 3 Ulan-Bator – Naadam Festival Opening Ceremony

After breakfast, we will visit National Sports Stadium in Ulan-Bator city to watch “Opening Ceremony” of Naadam Festival. “Naadam” is a traditional festival in Mongolia. The festival is also locally termed as "The three games of men". The games are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing, and archery, and are held throughout the country during midsummer. Naadam is the most widely watched festival among Mongols, and is believed to have existed for centuries in one fashion or another.

Naadam has its origin in the activities, such as military parades and sporting competitions such as archery, horse riding and wrestling, that followed the celebration of various occasions, including weddings or spiritual gatherings. It later served as a way to train soldiers for battle. Now it formally commemorates the 1921 Revolution when Mongolia declared itself independent of China. The festival begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians. After the ceremony, the competitions begin.We will stay at the Stadium to enjoy the festival until evening. In the evening, we will go back to our hotel to take a rest. (B,L,D included)

Day 4 Ulan-Bator-Terelj National Park-Tsonjin Boldog

After breakfast, we will visit “Gandantegchilen Monastery. The Gandantegchinlen Monastery is a Tibetan-style Buddhist monastery in the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar that has been restored and revitalized since 1990. After lunch, we will travel to Terelj National Park by bus (80km). On the way to Terelj, we will see “Three Friends’ Cave” and “Turtle Rock”. After we are arriving in Tsonjin Boldog (30km), located in Tuv Province, we will visit Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue.

The Genghis Khan Equestrian Statue, part of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex is a 40-metre (131 ft 3 in) tall statue of Genghis Khan on horseback. The statue is symbolically pointed east towards his birthplace. It is on top of the Genghis Khan Statue Complex, a visitor centre, itself 10 metres (32 ft 10 in) tall, with 36 columns representing the 36 khans from Genghis to Ligdan Khan. In the evening, we will stay overnight in warm Mongolian traditional style Yurt called “Ger”.(Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 2-4 people can stay in per yurt.)

Day 5 13th Century Complex Park- Aglag Buteel Monastery

After breakfast, we will visit 13th Century Complex Park. 13th Century Complex Park is traditional village located around 100 km from Ulaanbaatar city center. The Park is the one of the top tourist attractions in Ulaanbaatar area. It can be called as a “live museum” which represents the traditional Mongolian way of living without any modern elements. You will be able to explore the true nature of Mongolian culture and history of 13th century. Visitors can experience felt making, trekking, mare milking, horse, camel and yak riding, producing dairy products as well as three games of men (horse racing, archery and wrestling).

The Park consists of several sections such as King’s Palace, Craftsmen Camp, Herder’s Camp, Shaman’s Camp, Educational Camp and so on. Each Camp represents its own unique activities which are open to all visitors. In the evening, we will travel to Aglag Buteel Monastery. The Monastery is located 100 km away in North West of Ulaanbaatar. It was founded by Purevbat Lama, a mongolian artist painter. After visiting the monastery, we will travel back to Ulaanbaatar and stay overnight at hotel. (B,L,D included)

Day 6 Ulan-Bator

After having breakfast at the hotel, we will start the sightseeing tour in Ulan-Bator city. Our first destination will be “Zaisan Memorial”. The Zaisan Memorial is a memorial in the southern area of the Mongolian capital of Ulaanbaatar that honors Soviet soldiers killed during World War II in 1939. It is one of the highlights of Ulan-Bator city thanks to the fantastic views it offers over the city. Then, we will visit “Winter Palace of the Bogd Khan”. The palace is the only one left from originally four residences of the eighth Javzandamba Khutughtu, who was later proclaimed Bogd Khan, or emperor of Mongolia. The palace displays many of the Bogd Khan's possessions, such as his throne and bed, his collection of art and stuffed animals, his ornate ceremonial ger. After lunch at the local restaurant, we will walk through the city center and visit at State Department Store, souvenir and antique shops and cashmere shop. After dinner, we will take a rest at the hotel.

Day 7 Ulan-Bator

After breakfast, we will continue our city sightseeing. Firstly, we will visit Parliament House and Chinggis Square, located in the center of the city. There is General Sukhbaatar Statue, situated in the middle of the square. He was a founding member of the Mongolian People's Party and leader of the Mongolian partisan army that liberated Khüree during the Outer Mongolian Revolution of 1921. Enshrined as the "Father of Mongolia's Revolution", he is remembered as one of the most important figures in Mongolia's struggle for independenceThen, we will visit Buddha Statue Garden Complex. The complex was built in 2005 by the fundraising, lead by Gurudava Rinbuchi.The Buddha Statue is 23 m in height. Then, we will see a concert of Mongolian National Song and Dance Assembly at 6 : 00 pm. The entertainment includes traditional song and dance, Buddhist dance and acrobat show. After the show, we will have a dinner at the local restaurant in Ulan-Bator. After dinner, we will walk through the Ulan-Bator city to explore the city night. (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included. 3-star hotel.)

Day 8 Ulan-Bator

After breakfast, we will go to airport for our flight back home. (Breakfast included.)