"Grand Nomads" Mongolian Tours & Travel Services

Naadam and Gobi Tour

Tour description


We offer you a combination trip to the legendary Gobi Desert and the Great Naadam Festival, Mongolian’s joy. In the Gobi, you will view vast steppes, massive sand dunes, the ice canyon of the hot Gobi, wonderful natural creations, and ultimately bright stars in the inky black Gobi night sky. You will also visit a local nomadic family, ride two-humped camels and see the famous Flaming Cliffs where American explorer Roy Chapmen Andrews made his incredible discovery of dinosaur eggs and fossils. In the central Mongolia, you will visit the World Heritage site of Erdenezuu Monastery, the ancient capital Karakorum, spectacular Terelj National Park and other interesting sites. In Ulaanbaatar, you will visit Ulaanbaatar’s most popular sites and museums, have a pleasant shopping tour as well as experience the Great Naadam Festival with us.

Naadam is one of the most important public holidays or ceremonies of Mongolia and annually celebrated on the 11-12th of July. In Mongolian Naadam means the Three Manly Games. The Three Manly Games include wrestling, archery and horse racing, which are the sports of wisdom, courage and strength. Every year 512 wrestlers compete in the National Naadam. The Nachin or “Falcon” title is given to a wrestler who wins 5 rounds, Zaan or ‘Elephant” is a winner of 7 rounds. The wrestler who wins all nine rounds becomes the national wrestling champion and bestowed with the title Arslan or “Lion”. A wrestler who has been “Arslan” twice, is honored with the title of Avarga or “Champion”. In horse racing, horses of six different age groups participate, beginning from 2 to 6 year olds. The six horse races are held separately, according to the age of horses. Racetracks vary according to the horses’ age: 6 miles (10 km) for two-year-old colts, 16 miles (25 km) for stallions. In some races, more than 700 horses take part. Young children of ages 5 to 13 participate in the horse races. The first 5 horses to finish a race are called “Airagdakh” which means that the horses are sprinkled with airag. The title “Tumnii Ekh” or “Top Horse of 10,000” is given to the winning horse. Archery is another Naadam game in which many best archers from all over the country compete. The winner is given a title “Erkhiin Mergen Kharvaach” that means “Archer of Greatest Wisdom”.

Tour code:
FE-1
Suitable time:
June 30 - July 14
Duration:
15 days/ 14 nights
Join in set departure:
June 30 – July 14, 2019
Tour price for 2018:
Group sizeHotel***Hotel****
2 pax27402900
3-5 pax22102372
6-10 pax20502209
11-15 pax18201982

Note: -Price USD/ per person
-Single supplement is available at 430 USD

SERVICES INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
  • 3-4 star hotel in twin/double occupancy in UB
  • Tourist ger camps (twin/triple sharing)
  • Airport/ hotel/ airport transfer
  • Transportation by 4WD minivan with fuel
  • Experienced driver
  • Guiding/ interpreting service
  • All meals (B, L, D)
  • A bottle of water, daily
  • Museums and folklore performance
  • Entrance fees for national parks & protected areas
  • Naadam Festival ticket
  • Camel riding (1 hour) with guide
  • Invitation letter if needed
SERVICE NOT INCLUDED IN THE PRICE
  • Single supplement fees
  • International airfare
  • Travel insurance
  • Alcoholic drinks
  • Excess luggage charges
  • Video and photographing fees
  • Extra and optional activities’ cost
  • Tips for guide and driver
Discounts for:
  • For children of family tour (depending on age)
  • Every 16th member is free for group tours
  • Who brings minimum 3 pax