The Golden Eagles Festival is an annual festival in Bayan-Ulgii province of Mongolia. In the Eagle Festival, Kazakh eagle hunters (Burkitshi) celebrate their heritage and compete to catch small animals such as foxes and hares with specially trained golden eagles, showing off the skills both birds and their trainers. Prizes are awarded for speed, agility and accuracy, as well as for the best traditional Kazakh dress, and some traditional nomadic games. Additionally, you will explore Great Mongolian steppes, experience Mongolian nomadic culture, traditional Mongolian cuisine and more.
Mongolia: Golden Eagle Festival & Nomadic Life
26Sep to 04Oct2023
*2ToGo – SGD6000 (*group of 2pax promotion, valid till 31March2023)
*Deposit 50% for trip booking, balance to be paid by 4months before the trip.
*As the domestic flights are limited during the peak season, tour booking is subjective to flights availability.
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These 9 days tour itinerary combines the Central and West part of Mongolia where the nomadic culture lives together with the modern world.
Central part of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar city- The heart of nomadic Mongolia with stunning nature and culture
Western part of Mongolia: Bayan-Ulgii province-The Land of nomadic culture and ancient traditions along with stunning nature.
Highlights of the tour:
|In Central part of Mongolia||In Western part of Mongolia|
|Ulaanbaatar-the capital city of Mongolia||Ulgii city, Bayan-Ulgii province|
|A place where the modern world meets the nomadic culture||Nomadic culture of Kazakh people|
|Gastronomy & culture tour of Mongolia||Hunting with Golden Eagle|
|Chinggis Khan’s Equestrian Statue||Annual Golden Eagle Festival|
|Terelj NP||Experiencing the nomadic life: Homestay with the real nomads|
Day 1: Arrive to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar is a capital city of Mongolia and continues as the major commercial and cultural center of the country, as well as its most populous and most cosmopolitan city. Do check in at your hotel and explore the city while enjoying the local kitchen. In this day depending on your arrival time we will explore the city followed with a gastronomy tour.
You will be introduced with Mongolia’s history, culture, architecture, nature, people and their tradition and local cuisine. Overnight in hotel. L, D
Day 2. Domestic flight to Bayan-Ulgii province
Today after breakfast we will board the domestic flight from Ulaanbaatar to Ulgii city (the most western province of Mongolia). After 3 hours flight we arrive to Ulgii city followed by a few more hours of drive to the Eagle Hunter’s family where you will spend next few days exploring the nomadic culture and the ancient tradition of hunting with Golden Eagles. Overnight with nomadic Eagle hunter’s family. B,L,D
Days 3-4. Staying with Eagle Hunter’s Family and experiencing the nomadic lifestyle
Next two days we will stay at our Eagle Hunter’s family while enjoying the stunning nature. In these days you will have an opportunity to experience the real nomadic life and culture while seeing the Eagle hunter to prepare and train with his majestic Eagle for the upcoming Golden Eagle Festival. We will do a horse riding, visiting the other nomads, experience their nomadic lifestyle, training process of Eagle for the festival. Overnight in a cozy yurt. B,L,D
Days 5-6. The Golden Eagle Festival 2023
Next two days will be the main highlight of our trip. We will drive together with our Eagle Hunter and his majestic Eagle to the Festival location. Meet the Kazakh Eagle-hunters. The rodeo of eagle-hunting. A fantastic opportunity for photographers and adventurers alike to see these magnificent birds up close. There are approx 400 eagle-hunters in Bayan-Ulgii province. This means, almost 80% of the eagle-hunters in the world lives here in Mongolia. The eagle-hunters from around regions gather to test their finely trained birds in singular contests of speed and agility in these few days. During the festival we also see some Kazakh Traditional Games such as: Horse racing, Pick up coins on Horseback, Wrestling and others. In the evening we can enjoy a traditional Kazakh Concert. Overnight in the hotel. B,L,D
Day 7. Flight back to Ulaanbaatar
Early flight back to Ulaanbaatar. After lunch, we will do city site seeing tour and shopping. Dinner at traditional Mongolian restaurant. Overnight in Hotel. B,L,D
Day 8. Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue combined with Khustai National Protected Area
Today we drive to Chinggis Khan Equestrian Statue in Tsonjin Boldog. The massive statue made of 250 tons of gleaming stainless steel will take your breath away. Along the way, stop for a picnic lunch and arrive to Khustai National Protected Area where you can see the world’s endangered wild horses of Prezhabalski. In the afternoon return to UB, and dinner time in a typical Mongolian restaurant. Overnight in Hotel. B,L,D
Day 9. Flight back to home country. End of the trip!
Domestic flights, transportation within in Mongolia, accommodation (all the overnight hotel and yurts) three meals a day, drinking water (2 liters per day per person), English speaking guide, renting of riding horses or camels, support staff including drivers, all Border and National Park and Festival taxes and permits. Possible to help with some visa problems.
Do not include:
International transportation (from/to your home country), travel insurance, visas, departure tax, alcoholic drinks, gratuities, items of a personal nature.
During the trip:
Transportation: We will use 4X4 Toyota Land Cruisers for the tour.
Food: Three meals a day which includes: traditional Mongolian and Kazakh cuisines (European and Asian meals always available and if you are meat lover then there will be a beef and lamb meet in daily menu, if you are a vegetarian then no worries as well. We have a special menu too), fruits, cookies, juice and drinking water will always be available during the trip.
Accommodation: 3*hotels and yurts (Sharing basis)
(*upgrade to *4hotel options available at additional costing)
What to bring: Water and wind proof jackets, sunglasses, good hiking boots, any personal items if needed, gloves (you will need it during the horse riding), small backpack, binoculars (there will be a lot of wild animals in the mountains so you can see/watch them from distance), torchlight and so on.
- Experienced tour guide and the drivers will always accompany you during all the trip days.
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