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NAADAM FESTIVAL TOUR

The Naadam Festival is the biggest and most joyful holiday celebration for Mongolians. The festival comprises the “Three Manly Sports” wrestling, horse racing and archery.

Accomodation YES
Duration A day tour
Group Size 12-40
Overland
Tour Distance 80kms
Tour Operator Idre tour

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The Naadam Festival is the biggest and most joyful holiday celebration for Mongolians.  The festival comprises the “Three Manly Sports” wrestling, horse racing and archery.  1024 wrestlers compete on the green wrestling field without weight division.  Mongolian wrestlers wear traditional Mongolian boots and special clothes for wrestling called “Zodog-Shuudag”.  Zodog is small vest front open and Shuudag is shorts. 

Horse racing is the second most popular event in Mongolia, after traditional wrestling.  There are six different categories for horse racing depending on the age of horses. The riders, both boys and girls are aged between 8-12 and the distance of the race ranges from 15-30km depending on age of horses and can involve thousands of horses.

Archery, originating from the era of Genghis Khan is the oldest sport in Mongolia. Traditionally, this was only a men’s sport but nowadays both men and women compete in separate divisions. Male archers shoot on a 75m range while female archers shoot on a 60m range.

  • 08:00    Breakfast at a restaurant
  • 09:30    Opening ceremony
  • 10:30    Starts wrestling in the stadium
  • 11:30    See the archery outside the stadium
  • 12:00    Visit to the Mongolian traditional game
  • 13:00    Picnic lunch
  • 16:00    See racing
  • 17:30   Go to Idre Hostel and try mare's fermented milk and deep fried meat pie called "Khuushuur".  Mongolians can't imagine NAADAM FESTIVAL without "KHUUSHUUR"

 

The tour price is 130USD per person and it includes:  English speaking guide, stadium entrance fee, breakfast and picnic lunch, transportation to the horse racing event

Note:  Early bookings 15% off before May 15, 2017 and we require a full payment. And please contact at: info@tours2mongolia.com for detailed information about the payment.

Tour price covers all expenses.
  • Breakfast
  • Stadium opening ceremony ticket
  • Transportation to/from the horse racing event
  • English speaking guide
  • Picnic lunch
  • Snack at the end of the tour
  • Drinking water
  • Closing ceremony ticket to the stadium