Camel Festival Tour 4 days (Mar 05-Mar 08)

Overview 
One of our most popular festivals is the Bactrian Camel Festival. This takes place in the Gobi Desert and gives you a rare opportunity to interact with the Bactrian camels. You will learn firsthand about these beautiful animals at the festival, which is organized by the camel herders in March. This exciting and fun event includes traditional music, costume competitions, dancing, and camel racing.

After the festivities end, travelers are able to ride the camels and visit some of the Gobi Desert’s unique sights. This includes dinosaur bones. This is a great opportunity to help you learn about nomad camel herders and their loved ones.

Price based on pax

Pax 1 220USD
Pax 2 180USD
Pax 3 120USD
Pax 4 100USD
Pax 5 80USD
Pax 6 & more 70USD 

Itinerary 

Day 1. ​(Mar 05) Drive to Dalanzadgad province

In the morning, meet in Ulaanbaatar (08:00 AM) Drive to Dalanzadgad, Umnugobi province. Visit the local market. Relax in a local hotel. (L+D) 

Day 2. ​(Mar 06) Camel Festival

The Camel festival begins in Bulgan soum with a “parade” of camel riders. Competitions of the day include “Best-looking couple on camel-back”, most adorable male and female camels as well as a camel polo which takes place in the central square. There’s also an exhibition of paintings by local children who participate in the drawing contest called “Camel - My Friend”.

Overnight in local Ger.  (B+L+D)

Day 3. ​(Mar 07) Camel festival

The competition begins with the race of mature camels followed by the two-year-old camel race. For your own enjoyment, you may make a bid for the camel you like.  The first three camels in the each group are awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals. In the afternoon, one of the most awaited competitions begins. This is called “Camel Relay”; a competition consisted of catching, taming, training and finally loading a camel with an actual Ger.

There are several groups with 5 members, each of whom execute different roles. The closing ceremony takes place late in the afternoon when

the winners will be presented with their trophies.

Overnight in local Ger. (B+L+D) 

Day 4. ​(Mar 08) Drive back to Ulaanbaatar

Drive back to Ulaanbaatar. Lunch in Middle Gobi. Continue on the road to Ulaanbaatar.

Arrive and end of the tour. (B+L)      

 

 


 

Number of days: 4
Covered regions:
Central Mongolia
Gobi Desert
Western Mongolia
Northern Mongolia
Eastern Mongolia
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Transport: Minivan
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
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Payment Method

For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.