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NAADAM FESTIVAL TOUR 12 days / 11 nights A special tour that gives you the chance to attend and immerge in the sparkling atmosphere of the Naadam Festival DAY 1 ULAANBAATAR Arrival at Ulaanbaatar airport-Meet Guide and driver. Transfer downtown and lodge at Hotel. Change money. Lunch free. In the afternoon visit Gandan Monastery, the most important Buddhist core for the Mongolian people. Here, before the Soviet purges, there were more than 10.000 monks. You’ll visit the Buddhist schools, the Tibetan-style temple which contains a 26 mt. high Avalokitesvara’s golden statue, the Buddhist temples where it is possible to attend lamas’ prayers. After visit 1 Museum (at your choice)- Dinner free. Overnight stay. (BB) DAY 2 ULAANBAATAR - NATIONAL NAADAM FESTIVAL Breakfast. All the day dedicated to the Naadam Festival. In the morning drive to the Stadium where thousands and thousands of Mongolian people gather to celebrate Naadam. You will attend the Opening Ceremony and the following wrestling competitions In the afternoon transfer to the Archery Arena for Archers’ competition. Dinner free. Overnight stay (BB) DAY 3 ULAANBAATAR - HUSTAII NATIONAL PARK Breakfast. In the morning departure to the steppe. Drive to Hustaii National Park. All the day horse riding into the inner park. Here, you can see many wild animals like eagles, marmots, gazelles, foxes and the famous Takhi wild horses (Prewalski horses). Lunch picnic. Dinner & overnight at ger camp (FB) DAY 4 HUSTAII NATIONAL PARK - KHARKHORIN Breakfast. Departure to Kharkhorin. Lunch picnic or at local restaurant in Kharkhorin- All the afternoon dedicated to Kharkhorin. The ancient capital, known in the past as Kharakhorum, was entirely destroyed by the Chinese in the 14th century, but upon its ashes, in 1586, was built one of the most important monastery of the country: Erdene Zuu with its white walls, its 108 stupas, its temples. Visit Kharakhorum ruins, the New Museum, Phallus rock and the local market. Dinner & overnight stay at ger camp -(FB) DAY 5 KHARKHORIN - TSENKHER HOT SPA Breakfast. Departure to Tsenkher Hot Spa (FB) driving along wild and amazing valleys with many animals. Stop at local families. Arrival at the ger camp and lunch - Afternoon free to meet local families, for relax, massage or go to the baths. Dinner & overnight at ger camp (FB)

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DAY 5 TSENKHER HOT SPA - ORKHON VALLEY Breakfast. Drive to Orkhon Valley, Chinghis Khaan’s sacred valley. Arrival at Orkhon Waterfalls. Lunch picnic. All the afternoon horse riding in the surrounding pinewoods or along the Orkhon river canyons. In the late afternoon drive to the ger camp. Dinner & Overnight stay. (FB) DAY 6 ORKHON VALLEY - ONGII KHIID Breakfast. Today the trip leads towards the Gobi Desert. The green scenery turns into a wild, dry, dusty landscape. It is the Mid-Gobi that foretells of the true desert. On the way stop in Khujirt, a small village where you can buy water and other supplies. Lunch picnic. In the afternoon arrival in Ongii Khiid ger camp. Visit of the ruins of this big monastic complex that hosted more than 2.000 monks and that was destroyed by the Soviets in 1939. Dinner and overnight stay at ger camp. (FB) DAY 7 ONGII KHIID - BAYANZAG Breakfast. Drive to Bayanzag. Arrival at the ger camp and lunch. Time for relax. In the late afternoon trek on “Flaming Cliffs” where the American naturalist Roy Chapman Andrews found, in 1922, the first dinosaur fossils of Mongolia and the first dinosaur egg nest in the world. You will walk along and through the hills, searching for dinosaur bones. You’ll stay here until sunset to admire the rocks that go redder and redder, as if they were on fire. Return to the camp. Dinner and overnight stay. (FB) DAY 8 BAYANZAG - KHONGORYN Breakfast. Drive to Khongoryn Else, in the far Gobi desert, the great and wide desert where in summertime temperature can go above 45°C. Khongoryn Sand Dunes is a wild landscape where the wind accumulated the sand on the slopes of a black mountain chain. Lunch at the ger camp close to the sand dunes. In the afternoon possible trek or camel riding on the dunes. Dinner and overnight stay. (FB) DAY 9 KHONGORYN - YOLIN AM - DALANZADGAD Breakfast. Driving along the sand dunes and after through narrow canyons cutting the Gurvainsaikan mountain you’ll reach Yolin Am . Situated in the Gurvainsaikan National Park, you’ll walk along this narrow valley, watching ibex (wild goats), vultures, eagles, marmots, wild flowers similar to edelweiss. At the end of the valley, in summertime too, lie ice and snow accumulations. Lunch picnic. In the afternoon drive to Dalanzadgad. Lodge at a local hotel (2**). Dinner at restaurant- Overnight stay (FB)


DAY 10 DALANZADGAD - ULAANBAATAR Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and domestic flight to the Capital. Arrival and transfer to downtown. Lodge at hotelLunch free. In the afternoon visit 1 Museum (you can choose among Winter Palace, Natural Science Museum, Choijin Lama Museum, National History Museum.....)- Free time for shopping and/or for watching a folk songs & dances show. Dinner free. Overnight hotel (BB) DAY 11 ULAANBAATAR Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and domestic flight to the Capital. Arrival and transfer to downtown. Lodge at central hotel- Lunch free. In the afternoon visit 1 Museum (you can choose among Winter Palace, Natural Science Museum, Choijin Lama Museum, National History Museum.....)- Free time for shopping and/or for watching a folk songs & dances show. Dinner free. Overnight hotel (BB) DAY 12 ULAANBAATAR - FLY BACK Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. End of services.

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Naadam Special Tour