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Road Trip to Golden Eagle Festival 2020

Take an overland journey with us to Bayan-Ulgii, one of the most popular tourist destination. The city is crowded with tourists during its famous Golden Eagle Festival, and all flights are booked out. So, we take road trip. Along the road, we will stop on many tourist attractions like lake, river canyon, temples, volcanic crater, sand dune and many more.

per adult from

$1,483

AUD

Duration

8 days

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  • What's included :
    • 7x Breakfast
    • 7x Dinner
    • 8x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 7 nights
    • Basic accommodation
    • Entrance tickets to event, parks, museums
    • Driver and guide
    • Gasoline
    • Transportation by private vehicle
    • Entry/Admission - Erdene Zuu Monastery
    • Entry/Admission - Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park
    What's excluded :
    • Tips and gratuities
    • Visa fees
    • Travel Insurances
    • Personal purchases
    • Air fare cost

  • Day 1: UB - Tsetserleg

    Stop At: Elsen Tasarkhai, Mongolia
    Camel riding on the Elsen Tasarkhai sand dune is available here. Sand dune stretches 80km long, unique combination of Mongolian mountains, forests and Gobi-type landscape.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Stop At: Erdene Zuu Monastery, Kharkhorin 62090 Mongolia
    Erdenezuu temple (built in 1585, the oldest Buddhist temple in Mongolia) in Kharkhorin.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Lunch at local nomadic family
    • Dinner: Dinner at local nomadic family
    Accommodation included: Sleep in ger with local nomadic family. Bring your own sleeping bag

    Day 2: Tsetserleg - Songino village

    Stop At: Taikhar Chuluu Rock, Mongolia
    Stop by Taikhar Rock. Yak riding is available here.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Chuluut River, Mongolia
    Stop by Chuluut river canyon on the way.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur National Park, Khorgo Mongolia
    Reach Khorgo, a crater of extinct volcano. Hiking to the top of Khorgo, a crater of extinct volcano (2210 m). View of the Lake Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur (White Lake) from the top of volcanic crater. Lake is 16 kilometers wide, 20 kilometers in length 20 meters in depth. The lake is extremely beautiful with fresh water and rich species of fish and birds.
    Duration: 2 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Sleep in dorm-type of guesthouse room in Songino village.

    Day 3: Songino - Bayan Ulgii

    Stop At: Khyargas Lake, Mongolia
    Khyargas Lake National Park, protected area established in 2000 and covers about 3,328 km² including a freshwater Airag Lake.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Sleep in ger

    Day 4: Day 1 - Golden Eagle Festival 2020

    Stop At: Olgiy, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii Province
    9:00 AM – Start driving to Sayat Tolgoi of Bugat, a festival site after breakfast at the camp.
    10:00 AM – Opening ceremony of the annual Golden Eagle Festival with parade of eagle hunters.
    10:30 AM – Competition of best Kazakh costume, eagle and horse. And horse racing, archery.
    12 noon – Lunch break at the festival site with festival food: skewers, horse meat, khuushuur, and airag
    2:00 PM – Competition of how eagle adapted to their hunters. Uriyankhai style archery competition
    4:00 PM – Tenge competition of coin grabbing game while riding horse.
    7:00 PM – Return to Ulgii. Dinner at local Kazakh food restaurant.
    8:00 PM – Watch cultural performance at the local theater in Ulgii
    9:30 PM – Return to camp.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Sleep in ger

    Day 5: Day 2 - Golden Eagle Festival 2020

    Stop At: Olgiy, Olgiy, Bayan-Olgii Province
    9:00 AM – Start driving to Sayat Tolgoi of Bugat, a festival site after breakfast.
    10:00 AM – Competition of how eagle adapted to hunters “Shyrga Tartu” (eagles will be qualified how fast and smoothy catch a lure that is made of rabbit or fox skin)
    10:00 AM – 1:00 PM – Watch camel race
    11:00 AM – “Kyz Khuar” game show. Traditional horseback riding fun game for youth. Horseback men chased and whipped by women.

    1:00 PM – Lunch break. Lunch at the festival site.
    2:00 PM – “Kukhbar” competition, a kind of fighting over a goat skin game on horseback
    4:00 PM – Medal ceremony
    5:00 PM – Return to Ulgii after a closing ceremony.
    7:00 PM – Dinner at local restaurant.
    Duration: 1 day

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Sleep in ger

    Day 6: Bayan Ulgii - Altai

    Pass By: Tugrug, Mongolia
    Start driving to the south along the Altai mountain range to Khoid Tsenkher Cave via Khovd city. The cave is located 25km away from Mankhan village of Khovd province. Famous rock paintings of some 30-40 thousand years old. Cave was first discovered in 1951 by O.Namnandorj, the UNESCO has enlisted this amazing cave into the World Heritage Tentative List in 1996.

    Stop At: Khovd, Khovd, Khovd Province
    Stop in Khovd city for lunch.
    Duration: 1 hour

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Sleep in hotel room in Altai

    Day 7: Altai - Arvaikheer

    Stop At: Bumbugur, Mongolia
    Stop at local cafe for lunch
    Duration: 1 hour

    Pass By: Bayankhongor, Bayankhongor
    Bayankhongor city we stop for refueling tank.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Sleep in hotel room Arvaikheer

    Day 8: Arvaikheer - Ulaanbaatar

    Pass By: Elsen Tasarkhai, Mongolia
    We will again pass by Elsen Tasarkhai sand dune,

    Pass By: Hustai National Park, Ulaanbaatar 13 Mongolia
    We pass by without stopping

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    No accommodation included on this day.
  • Departure Point :
    Ramada Ulaanbaatar Citycenter, Bayangol district Tax office building, Улаанбаатар 16040, Mongolia
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Returns to original departure point
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

6

Organised by Mongolia Tours by Locals

Activity ID: V-102485P8

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