Naadam Festival

The colourful festival of Naadam revolves around the 'three games of men' – wrestling, horse riding and archery. Taking place in mid-July, join the Mongolian people in cheering on their athletes.

WHY NOT? After enjoying the Naadam Festival, why not explore Mongolia's national parks to extend your stay? NOTE: Additional fees and taxes may apply.


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  Twin Share Sole Traveller
Standard $1,730pp $2,495
Superior $2,140pp $3,045
Deluxe $3,120pp $4,415


The above prices are from per person, based on low season travel. Shoulder and high season surcharges apply.

NOTE: Valid for travel from 10 to 13 July only. Accommodation can be extremely limited in Ulaanbaatar during the Naadam Festival so please book early to avoid disappointment.

Places Visited

Ulaanbaatar (3N)

Day 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar
Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar you will be met and transferred to your hotel. The rest of the day is at your leisure.
Day 1: Arrive Ulaanbaatar
Days 2-3: The Naadam Festival
Witness the Naadam Festival, where featured events include archery, wrestling and horse racing. Sometimes there are more than 700 people competing in the arena, where there are no judges, no age limits or weight divisions! Cheer on the athletes and enjoy the carnival-like atmosphere. You will also head out of town to see the horse races held on the grassland plains outside the city. (B,L,D)
Days 2-3: The Naadam Festival
Day 4: Depart Ulaanbaatar
After check-out this morning you will be transferred to the airport where your arrangements end. (B)

Tour prices are per person, twin share

A visa is not required for stays under 30 days.

Phone Calls
International and domestic calls can be made from your hotel room. It’s a good idea to check call costs with hotel staff or your local guide before making calls, as this can be expensive. A service charge may also be involved. To call Australia – the international access code is 00, followed by the country code 61, then the local area code (omitting the first 0), then the number. 
Mobile Phones
Mobile phones are quite popular in Asia and you will find high quality coverage. Most countries have active roaming agreements with service providers. Please make sure you are aware of associated costs and have activated your international roaming prior to departure. 
Internet & Email
Internet cafes can be found in all major cities and even in some small towns. This is often the easiest and cheapest way to stay in touch. Most hotels have a business centre with internet access, but at a slightly higher rate. Some hotels may have wifi which usually comes at an additional cost and may only be available in hotel lobbies. 
In Remote Areas
In remote areas you will rarely be able to access phone or internet facilities. Mobile phones are also unlikely to have reception nor able to be charged because of limited electricity supply. Refer to Tour Dossiers for more information.

Tipping is an expected element in the tourism industry today and Mongolia is no exception. Many passengers are often uncertain of how much to tip so we have established a tipping system whereby every passenger gives a set amount (in US Dollars) to the National Escort who will distribute the amount appropriately. On multi-country tips, this amount will be paid in stages on arrival in each country. If there is no National Escort, you will need to give your money to your Local Guides and tipping amounts for each city will be shown in your final itinerary. The amount for the kitty is calculated for each tour depending on the length, group size and services used during the trip.
We will indicate the tipping amounts in your final documents for guidance.

Shopping can be a fun and entertaining component to any travel adventure. In keeping with most people’s interests whilst on holiday, your tour will include a reasonable number of opportunities to shop for local goods and souvenirs.
We have included visits to establishments that not only provide an opportunity to purchase a locally produced, great-value souvenir; but you’ll witness first-hand how these local products are made, their history and how they support the local economy. We are aware that people like to take home souvenirs, so we endeavour to ensure the shops you visit have a reputation for quality, honesty, and authenticity – we do our best to ensure that you don’t get ripped off. 

Breakfast may contain a mixture of local and western-style dishes, served buffet and set styles.
Food in Mongolia tends to be simple as they have limited ingredients, such as mutton (used in a variety of ways), beef, chicken, potato, cucumber, tomato, onion, carrot and sheep’s milk. People on restricted or vegetarian diets can be catered for on a limited basis with foods such as noodles, rice and steamed vegetables.

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