GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL - 2020
This journey will immerse you into untouched beautiful nature and rich cultural heritages of western Mongolia. A great opportunity to meet the various ethnic minorities like Muslim Kazakh people who practice their unique tradition of training of Golden Eagle Festival is a part of highlights along this journey.
TOUR STARTING DATE: 1, OCT, 2020
MIN/MAX GROUP: 2-6 AND MORE!
30, SEP, DAY 1 WELCOMING DAY
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar the capital city of Mongolia. Transfer to your hotel. Evening enjoy traditional art performance and Welcome dinner. Stay overnight in the hotel. D
1, OCT DAY 2 FLIGHT TO BAYAN-ULGII
Transfer to airport, take a flight to Ulgii town, the center of Bayan-Ulgii province by domestic airline. Our local staff will greet and welcome you at the airport. Move to Ger camp. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD
2, OCT DAY 3 VISIT KAZAKH FAMILY
Today we will visit Kazakh families in their setllement. Their Gers are slightly larger than Mongolian Gers, and are decorated with brightly colored rugs. We will enjoy their hospitality and friendliness and learn more in deep about their culture. You will see their traditional technology to make colorful rug. Evening we are up to a highlight of the day to have “bisparmak” which are real Kazakh dishes prepared for respectful guests! Stay overnights in Ger camp. BLD
3, OCT DAY 5. GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL!
Enjoy the Opening ceremony of the festival, commences as the participants join the parade on horse ride with their eagles. The competition begins with each Kazakh displaying his hunting outfit and accessories. The most elaborate and beautiful clothing and accessories are given the highest points. In the afternoon, the Golden Eagles will be evaluated for their speed and agility. In the evening watch a Kazakh concert consisting of traditional songs and dances. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD
4, OCT DAY 6. GOLDEN EAGLE FESTIVAL!
Prepare for some exciting action today! The Golden Eagles will be released from a cliff to attack fox skins that will be dragged by their owner on horseback. The eagles will be judged on their success of grabbing the “fox”, their speed, and “gripping” technique. As the points for the competitions are being tallied, the Kazakhs will compete in their traditional game called “kekbar”- passing goat skin which tests one’s horse riding skills, strength and agility. In the late afternoon, the winners of the festival will be announced at the awards ceremony. In the evening, enjoy a celebration dinner. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD
5, OCT DAY 7. SIGHTSEEING IN ULGII TOWN
Today we will sightseeing in Ulgii town. We will visit visit ethnographic museum and local market. Stay overnight in Ger camp. BLD
6, OCT DAY 8. FLIGHT BACK TO ULAANBAATAR
After breakfast we will visit local market then transfer to local airport for taking flight back to Ulaanbaatar. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to your hotel. Shopping. Farewell dinner. Stay overnight in hotel. BLD
7, OCT DAY 9. DEPARTURE
After breakfast transfer to airport for departure. B
*PRICE QUOTE WILL LITTLE BIT UP AND DOWN DEPENDS ON HOW MANY PERSON IN TOUR!
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.
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.