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Eagle Hunting Festival held in Ulgii, Western Mongolia
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unique falconry culture(5 days)

Eagle Festival 2020

$1700

per person

Prepare for the unique Eagle Hunting Festival experience like no other with this spectacular 5 days Mongolian adventure.

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Duration: 8 days / 7 nights / return domestic flight
Dates: September
Eagle Festival – 15-16 September 2020 in Altai soum
Eagle Festival – 19-20 September 2020 in Tolbo Nuur Lake

Dates: October
Golden Eagle Festival – 3-4 Oct 2020 in Ulgii town, Bayan-Ulgii Province
Group size: min 2
Accommodation:  4 nights in local hotel/yurt and 1 nights in tourist Ger camp
Activities: Easy trekking / Eagle hunting Festival / Wildlife

Tour Highlights

– Witness the most popular Eagle Festival
Meet eagle hunter family and learn from the ancient tradition
Ride horse to the mountain with eagle hunter for hunting
– Attend Traditional Kazakh concert & feast on Kazakh traditional food and drinks
– Continue trip to see truly wild horses – Takhi in Hustai National Park
– Explore Terelj National Park and Genghis Khan Statue

Tour Map

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  • Pricing
    Per Person
  • 2 person
    USD 1950
  • 3 to 4 person
    USD 1700
  • More than 4 person
    More attractive price upon request
  • Include
    4WD vehicle transportation
    Bottled water
    Airport pick-up & drop-off
    Meals as indicated
    Fees for activities
    Admission fees
    English speaking guide
    Accommodation as indicated
  • Not Included
    Personal expenses
    Travel insurance
    Tipping(optional)
    Visa application & fees
    International airfares
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Day 1: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia & Free Day

  • Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, Capital of Mongolia
  • Our driver will transfer you from Chinggis Khaan International Airport (check available services at the airport to your hotel (30-45 minutes)
  • Free day in Ulaanbaatar (you can explore the city on your own – check suggested attractions to visit in Ulaanbaatar or book our city day tour)
  • Meals: No Meal
  • Accommodation: Check our suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar (we can book it without service charge)
  • Distance: 30-40 minutes ride to the city center depending on city traffic
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Day 2: Fly to Ulgii & City tour

landing in mongolia local theater in Ulgii town
  • Pick up from the hotel and transfer to the airport
  • Fly to Ulgii town, Western Mongolia
  • Meet our local driver and guide and explore the Ulgii town
  • Visit bazaar – open market, museum and main square
  • Meals: Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard local hotel (double occupancy)
  • Distance: Internal flight with Hunnu air – 3 hours
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Day 3 : Hunting with Eagle in the Mountain

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  • Drive to Eagle hunter family
  • Meet the eagle and hunter for hunting day
  • Ride horse to nearby mountain
  • Learn from finding, training and hunting with bird of prey
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard local hotel (double occupancy)
  • Distance: 2 hours’ drive on dirt road
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Day 4 : Eagle Festival – Competition

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  • Drive to the festival field and get ready for the festival
  • Watch Hunters Parade and Opening cermony
  • Observe / Photograph eagle calling challenge from the field
  • Hike to the cliff to join eagle hunters releasing eagles
  • Visit open market selling handmade Kazakh crafts, rugs, hat and jacket
  • Enjoy a Kazakh traditional concert to be held in a theatre
  • Stay overnight in a local hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard local hotel (double occupancy)
  • Distance: short local drive
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Day 5 : Eagle Festival – Awards

eagle hunters parad on golden eagle festival winner of eagle hunting festival, western mongolia
  • Last day of different challenges among eagle hunters
  • Watch eagles landing on fox skin
  • Observe eagles’ speed and attack on their prey
  • Watch tug-of war
  • Cherish winners of the festival
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard local hotel (double occupancy)
  • Distance: short local drive
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Day 6 : Fly to Ulaanbaatar + Hustai National Park

takhi - wild horse of Mongolia accommodation in Mongolia
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Standard tourist Ger camp or Boutique Ger (private boutique Ger equipped with excellent furniture and facilities to make your nomad family homestay comfortable and enjoyable)
  • Distance: Internal flight with Hunnu air – 3 hours and 2.5 hours’ drive on paved and dirt road
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Day 7 : Terelj National Park + Genghis Khan Statue

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  • Drive to Terelj National Park; beautiful green landscape with unique Rocky Mountains and rivers
  • Visit Turtle Rock; interesting natural rock formation looking like a turtle
  • Hike to Ariyapala Meditation Temple (20-30 minutes) crossing the short trail bridge to 108 stairs
  • Drive to Genghis Khan Statue Complex
  • Visit museum of the complex and try Mongolian traditional warrior/queen costume
  • Farewell dinner – Mongolian Traditional Food
  • Transfer to the hotel
  • Meals: Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner
  • Accommodation: Check our suggested hotels in Ulaanbaatar (we can book it without service charge)
  • Distance: 3.5 hours’ drive on paved road
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Day 8 : Departure

  • End of tour. Departure from Chinggis Khaan International Airport. Our tour driver will drop you off at the airport approx. 3 hours before your scheduled flight. We are happy to extend your trip to the other destinations of Mongolia (the Gobi desert, Central Mongolia, Northern Mongolia and Eastern Mongolia). Book your trip extension with us and enjoy 5-20% discount for loyalty!

FAQ

We provide excellent accommodation, transportation and quality of service as listed below.

AVAILABILITY
    September and October
ACCOMMODATION
    Local hotel
    Local hotels have different standards but mostly basic. We use the best and clean local hotel & guesthouses in the region.
MEALS
    We will cater authentic Mongolian and fusion meals as well as European meals during your travel. Special dietary requests such vegetarian, gluten-free and religious meals are available upon request in advance.
TRANSPORTATION & ROAD CONDITION
    Depending on the number of people, we provide 4WD car with A/C including Land cruiser, Lexus jeep and Mitsubishi Delica for comfort and efficiency. More less half of the Mongolian road is dirt and off-beaten. Depending on day-to-day program, we drive on asphalt and dirt road for as little as a couple of hours up to six hours with pleasant stops for toilet, photographs and stretching.
BOOKING & PAYMENT
    To book this tour please complete our online booking form here. To confirm your booking, we require 30% deposit payment via online payment (VISA, MASTER) or bank transfer and balance is expected to be made in 30 days prior to your tour departure. There is no extra card payment or hidden fee. Check our terms and conditions.
WHAT TO PACK
    Travel documents, warm coat/jacket and layers, hiking shoes, raincoat, rubber slippers, sunglasses, sunblock, bandana, lip balm, hat, insect repellent, travel medicine and standard toiletries
    Camera, camera accessories, USB charger, e-book readers, walking stick if necessary, led head torch