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Naadam Festival Mini Adventure


Naadam Festival Mini Adventure

Day 1 - Ulaanbaatar

Arrive at any time. There are no activities planned until tonight's welcome meeting.

Day 2 - Ulaanbaatar

Watch the thrilling opening ceremony of the Naadam festival, a Mongolian sports tradition that dates back to the time of Genghis Khan. Admire the colourful costumes of the participants, and observe demonstrations of the "three manly sports" ?? wrestling, archery, and horse racing. Afterwards, stop for a visit to No Limits Cafe and enjoy coffee, tea, and snacks prepared and served by local youth with Down Syndrome, and their mothers. In the afternoon, enjoy free time to explore the festival grounds and take in the exciting atmosphere. Later, opt to watch a cultural performance and dazzling fireworks at Central Square.

Day 3 - Ulaanbaatar

Head out to see the finish line of the gruelling Mongol Derby ?? the longest horse race on Earth, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. During this annual race, competitors ride more than 1,000 kilometres across the steppe, retracing the former mail routes of Genghis Khan. Return to Ulaanbaatar and watch top athletes compete in the finals for Mongolian wrestling. Later, attend the closing ceremony of the Naadam Festival at National Sports Stadium.

Day 4 - Ulaanbaatar

Take an early morning drive to visit the gigantic Genghis Khan statue, towering over the flatlands of Mongolia astride a majestic horse. Stop by the visitors' centre and enjoy panoramic views of the desert landscape. Continue to Gorkhi Terelj National Park and visit Turtle Rock and the Meditation Temple to learn about Mongolian Buddhism. Enjoy a traditional lunch at the ger camp, then head back to Ulaanbaatar. Tour ends upon arrival at the hotel. For travellers continuing on to another G Adventures tour, your CEO will help facilitate the joining of the new group starting in the evening.

What’s included?

Extra expenses at the destination
A Letter of Invitation may be required for your Mongolian Visa. www.gadventures.com/visa-forms/Mongolia/


Hotels (3 nts).

Local transport

Private vehicle, walking.


Meals Included: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches
Meals Budget:

Additional info

No optional activities

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