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Mongolia: Naadam Festival & the Khan Legacy 2022


11 days from $12,495 per person

Limited to 18 guests

On a journey filled with unique cultural experiences, retrace the footsteps of the Khan legacy as you take in a centuries-old Mongolian festival, explore the far-flung wilds of the Gobi Desert and follow Kublai Khan’s influence to the Great Wall in Beijing.

A&K Advantages

  • Experience one of the continent’s oldest celebrations of skill, strength and daring at the annual Naadam Festival, witnessing the pageantry of the opening ceremonies and taking in the traditional contests of archery, wrestling and horse racing
  • Spend three nights in the Gobi at Three Camel Lodge, a boutique property modeled after traditional Mongolian gers
  • Ride a camel through Moltsog Els, taking in a vast dunescape seldom seen by Western eyes
  • Explore the Flaming Cliffs, a haunting landscape where paleontologists first unearthed fossilized dinosaur eggs

Itinerary at a Glance

DAY 1
Arrive Beijing, China
DAY 2
Beijing | Atop the Great Wall
DAY 3
Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia | Introduction to an Empire
DAY 4
Ulaanbaatar | Life of Genghis Khan
DAY 5
Gobi Desert | Dunes, Canyons & Wide-Open Skies
DAY 6
Gobi Desert | Valley of the Eagles
DAY 7
Gobi Desert | Camel Ride & the Flaming Cliffs
DAY 8
Ulaanbaatar | Past Meets Present
DAY 9
Ulaanbaatar | Naadam Festival
DAY 10
Ulaanbaatar | A Parting Glimpse
DAY 11
Depart Ulaanbaatar


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