Golden Eagle Festival Mongolia | Falconry Experience Tour
Take this Golden Eagle Festival Mongolia Tour to get true knowledge of falconry and to experience authentic eagle hunting tradition while you are staying in local hunter family. Also it is good chance to see famous Golden Eagle Festival in West Mongolia. During festival days you can meet hundreds of eagle hunters on horseback and to enjoy traditional Kazakh games. Finally, the tour gives you a great chance to stay with one of the most hospitable people on earth and enjoy one of the most trending festival in Asia.
DAY 1. (30 Sep) Ulaanbaatar | Capital City of Mongolia
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Meet your local guide and driver at Chinggis Khaan International airport and then transfer to your hotel. Depending on your arrival time, we can take a short city tour. Stay in hotel. /L, D/
DAY 1 - 2. (01 - 02 Oct) Flight to Ulgii Town / Visit Eagle Hunter Family
This morning we take domestic flight to Ulgii town, the center of westernmost province of Mongolia. Meet your driver at the airport in Ulgii then visit local museum to get history and culture background of Kazakh minority of Mongolia. In the late afternoon drive to Sagsai River, to visit eagle hunter family. Living for 2 days with one of the most hospitable people on earth, the Kazakh nomads to experience their daily lifestyle, try local food, get the knowledge of ancient hunting traditions and methods which are published on any publications. Just immerse yourself to dive in new culture. (B/L/D)
DAY 4-5. (03 - 04 Oct) Golden Eagle Festival Days
The Golden Eagle Festival starts with its parades and competitions for costuming and hunting techniques. This festival has been celebrated since 2000 and now attracts many travelers. Each year the number of eagle hunters participating in the festival is increasing which makes the festival more colorful and spectacular. The eagles chase fox skins dragged by their owners on horseback. Points are given for their speed and gripping ability. In 2 days you will capture plenty of portraits and competition photos, names Kokbar, Kizkhuar etc. Festival winners are announced at an awards and dinner. (B/L/D)
DAY 6. (05 Oct) Fly to Ulaanbaatar | Capital City of Mongolia
Fly back to Ulaanbaatar and transfer to Hotel. (B, L, D)
DAY 7. (06 Oct) Departure
Transfer to the airport for the departure. (B)
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