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Stay with a nomad family before or after the Eagle Festival

There are two Eagle Festivals that takes place. The first one is about two hours away from Ulgii in Sagsai and takes place on the second weekend of September. The second is the Golden Eagle Festival which is a bigger festival held in the Bugat region and this festival takes place a few weeks later on the first weekend of October. Each of the festivals last about two days long. Therefore, we offer a program to the tourists who come to Ulgii the chance to visit the countryside to meet some of the families and stay with them in order to learn more about the daily life of eagle hunters for 2-3 days before or after the Eagle Festival.

Pay $500.00 deposit per person

Tour pricing
  • 3 – 4  $1890 per person
  • 5 – 8  $1730 per person
  • 9 – 12 $1633 per person
Included in Tour Price
  • All meals during the trip

  • All accommodations during the program

  • Transport with car including gasoline

  • Local guide
  • Cook
  • Eagle Festival tax
  • Permits and fees for the national park

  • Visa support

  • Local flights Ulgii-Ulaanbaatar
Excluded
  • International flights

  • Visa
  • Travel insurance

  • Charges for excess baggage

  • Airport taxes
  • Individual equipment

  • Drinks and extra charges in hotels and inns
  • All alcoholic drinks

  • All cost

Day 01 Upon you arrival in Ulaan Baatar, you will be met by our representatives, and, after checking in at your hotel, we will take you on a city sightseeing tour and a welcome dinner. (Hotel/D)

 Day 02  Ulaanbaatar – Ulgii.

You will fly to Ulgii City, in the Bayan-Ulgii province of  Western Mongolia. At the local airport, you’ll meet your English-speaking guide, driver and expedition cook. We will take you the Kazakh Eagle hunter family, about 1.5 hours  by van,  and stay overnight in a Ger,  (/L.D)

Day 03-04  Stay with Nomadic family

Those days we will spend the day with a Kazakh family, We’ll get up at the same time with nomadic people and everyday you can go horse  back riding,

There will be plenty to see and do. Riding  with Kazakh herdsmen and watch how they take care of  their animals and help them with processing diary  products and sample their traditional food. Explore the real way of living of regular nomadic family. To  personally experience  of their friendliness and hospitality.

One day we’ll ride to the Eagle hunters family and he will   show us their training methods and you will be introduced to the art of eagle hunting and can talk with the hunters  ( Trough an interpreter) about how he trains and hunts with his eagle.  The tradition of hunting with Eagles goes back thousands of years in central Asia. (Overnight with Kazakh family).  (Ger/B/L/D)

Day 05-06 Return to Ulgii: Eagle’s Festival

These two days we’ll attend the Golden Eagle Festival!  Festivities begin with the hunter’s parade displaying their hunting outfits, accessories and traditional dress.   Day two of the festival includes competitions and presentations demonstrating the special relationship between the trainer and his bird of prey.  You will be able to experience a number of these Kazakh traditions first-hand by joining the hunters to watch them pamper their birds and cheer for them during the competitions. (Overnight  Ger camp) ( Ger/B/L/D)

Day 07 In the morning or in the afternoon, we catch the return  flight to Ulaanbaatar,  and transfer to your hotel.

Day 8 Departure from Ulaanbaatar airport

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