Mongolia: Naadam Festival & the Gobi Desert (2015)

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This journey introduces you to Mongolia at its most extraordinary. Admire the rich pageantry of the Naadam Festival, watch a traditional horse race and ride a camel though stunning Gobi Desert dunes.

A&K Advantages

  • Attend the annual Naadam Festival, one of the world's oldest and most spectacular sporting events
  • Tour Ulaan Baatar, beginning at the Gandan Khiid Monastery with its 75-foot statue made of copper, gold and precious stones
  • On a visit to Mongol nomadic camp, ride a yak cart and join a local family for lunch in their ger
  • Ride a Bactrian two-humped camel through the stunning Moltsog Els Sand Dunes, and then visit the Flaming Cliffs where dinosaur eggs were found
  • Visit the Fine Arts Museum in Ulaan Baatar to peruse an exhibit of Mongolian Buddhist art and artifacts