Trip Length: 9 days/8 nights.
Trip Type: Easy to Moderate.
Tour Code: SMT-NF-9D
Meeting/Departure Points: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Land Group Size: 2-16 passengers.
Free Mongolia Tour: If you have 16 persons (15 paying persons + 1 free, based on twin specified room: 8). Whenever you sign up a group of 16 people or more to Samar Magic Tours, you will enjoy a free trip to yourself, travelling as the group leader with the group. Excluding the flights, and the single room at hotels.
Special Naadam Festival Group Departure: July 5th-July 13th- Extreme Season in Mongolia!
Total Distance: approx. 1500kms/932miles.
Airfare Included: No.
Tour Customizable: Yes
Book by December 15, 2016, and save: $US 200!.
Tour Highlights: Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet Samar Magic Tours team. Naadam is a traditional type of Festival in Mongolia. The festival is also locally termed 'the three games of men'. The games are Mongolian wrestling, horse racing and archery and are held throughout the country during the midsummer holidays. Women have started participating in the archery and girls in the horse-racing games, but not in Mongolian wrestling. The biggest festival is held in the Mongolian capital Ulaanbaatar during the National Holiday from July 11-July 13, in the National Sports Stadium. It begins with an elaborate introduction ceremony featuring dancers, athletes, horse riders, and musicians. After the ceremony, the competitions begin. Another popular Naadam activity is the playing of games using shagai, sheep knuckles that serve as game pieces and tokens of both divination and friendship. Visit the Authentic Naadam Festival Rural in Karakorum and the Erdene Zuu Monastery in the UNESCO World Heritage Orkhon Valley. Explore and climb up the towering piles of the Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes. Camel riding, meeting nomadic people, staying in a traditional tent, seeing grasslands and beautiful vistas. We would be pleased to have you join us.
July 05, Day 1
Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet Samar Magic Tours team. (D)
July 06, Day 2
July 07, Day 3
Erdene zuu Monastery-Turtle-Museum-Orkhon Valley. (B)(L)(D)
July 08, Day 4
Naadam Festival Rural in Karakorum-Elsen Tasarkhai Sand Dunes. (B)(L)(D)
July 09, Day 5
Hustain Nuruu National Park-Ulaanbaatar. (B)(L)
July 10, Day 6
Mongolia Naadam Festival Preview. (B)(L)
July 11, Day 7
Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar. (B)(L)
July 12, Day 8
Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar. (B)(L)(D)
July 13, Day 9
Departure Mongolia or Post tour. (B)
|July 5th-July 13-2017th||Hotel 3* (standard room)||Hotel 4* (deluxe room only)||Hotel 5* (deluxe room only)|
|8-16 persons||$ 2,299 or 2,084 €||$ 2,499 or 2,265 €||(Click here to enquire)|
|2-7 persons||$ 2,399 or 2,175 €||$ 2,599 or 2,356 €||(Click here to enquire)|
|Individual Supplement||$ 399 or 362 €||$ 499 or 452 €||(Click here to enquire)|
2017 Land tour costs per person in $ US or in Euros (€), based on double or twin standard room from (9 days, excluding flights) - (Click here to enquire or book)
5 nights of accommodation at confirmed hotel in Ulaanbaatar, based on double indicated room with daily breakfast.
3 nights in tourist camps, based on private Gers.
All transportation in private by tourist bus in Ulaanbaatar city, including all petrol.
All transportation in private by comfortable 4WD vehicle, outside of Ulaanbaatar, including all petrol.
All specified food(B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner) including one bottle of mineral water.
Welcome dinner at local restaurant.
One farewell dinner at local restaurant.
Services of English speaking guide.
All entrance fees to the Main Naadam Festival in Ulaanbaatar in July 11 and July 12.
Attend the Authentic Naadam Festival Rural in Karakorum.
Entrance fees to the all specified national parks, museums, monuments, and monasteries.
One Mongolian traditional folk songs concert.
Visit authentic nomadic families.
Taxes and the specified services.
Letter-visa support (if it will be necessary)
Accommodation in Mongolia
Ulaanbaatar: hotel 3* (standard room), hotel 4* (deluxe room only), hotel 5* (deluxe room only) (5 nights).
Karakorum: Tourist Gers camp (2 nights).
Elsen Tasarkhai sand dunes: Tourist Gers camp (1 night).
What's Not Included?
Airfares. Occasional flight delays or cancellation. Excess baggage. Visa. Any rescue costs or costs of early departure. Changing of date of departure from Ulaanbaatar. The traveler is responsible for having proper travel documents, such as a valid passport, and the necessary passport pictures. Travel insurance. Items of personal nature such as gratuities to porters at hotels, telephone / telex / fax charges, laundry, beverages, meals, optional activities, and services not specified in the itinerary. Any circumstances beyond of our control, such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather conditions, Mongolia road conditions, etc.