Mongolia: Naadam Festival & the Khan Legacy

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On a journey filled with unique cultural experiences, retrace the footsteps of the Khan legacy as you take in a centuries-old Mongolian festival and explore the far-flung wilds of the Gobi Desert.
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Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule

What's this trip about?

    On a journey filled with unique cultural experiences, retrace the footsteps of the Khan legacy as you take in a centuries-old Mongolian festival and explore the far-flung wilds of the Gobi Desert.


Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 18 people
Age range6 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start City Ulaanbaatar
End City Ulaanbaatar


  • Mongolia


Travel Map

Day 1: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia

Arrive in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar, where you are transferred to your hotel.

Day 2: Ulaanbaatar

Visit the recently opened Chinggis Khaan Museum, the largest in Mongolia, with thousands of artifacts on display. View items from tombs and private collections, and other priceless objects related to Ghenghis Khan and Mongolian history, accompanied by an expert on the...

Day 3: Gobi Desert

Fly to the Gobi Desert, home to such diverse species as Bactrian (two-humped) camel, mountain sheep, golden eagle and many endemic reptiles. Begin with a visit to the Gobi Museum of Nature and History for an introduction into the region’s extensive natural riches and ...

Day 4: Gobi Desert

Journey overland to the Yol Valley, a narrow, craggy chasm. Hike the valley for a chance to spot vulture-like lammergeier, Altai snowcock, ibex, yak and Argali mountain sheep.

Meals Provided : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5: Gobi Desert

Ride Like a Local on a Bactrian camel through the dunes of Moltsog Els for insight into a way of life that has endured for centuries. Afterward, visit the Flaming Cliffs, a place rich with dinosaur fossils and the site where dinosaur eggs were first found.

Meals Provided : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6: Gobi Desert

Visit a local camel-herding family in their home and later witness the construction of a ger (traditional Mongolian dwelling). In the afternoon, you may opt to hike through the Havsagit Valley to discover ancient petroglyphs atop a mountain.

Meals Provided : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7: Ulaanbaatar

Fly to Ulaanbaatar where you visit Gandan Khiid Monastery with its 75-foot statue made of copper, gold and precious stones, accompanied by a top-ranking lama who discusses monastic life. Afterward, visit a fine arts museum, followed by a performance featuring traditio...

Day 8: Ulaanbaatar

Attend the opening ceremonies of the annual Naadam Festival, where the nation’s best athletes compete in tests of strength and skill. Take in all of the pageantry of the elaborate opening ceremony, an event showcasing local dancers, athletes, horse riders and musicians.

Meals Provided : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9: Ulaanbaatar

Enjoy a second day at the Naadam Festival, attending a range of events and competitions featuring archery, traditional wrestling and horse racing. This evening, gather with fellow guests for a farewell dinner.

Meals Provided : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10: Ulaanbaatar

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight.

Meals Provided : Breakfast

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Price per day$1,350
Last Updated: 6/6/2024
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  • 9 Breakfast
  • 8 Lunch
  • 8 Dinner
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