Monday, October 3, 2011

Thousand Camel Festival

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Travel south to the Gobi desert to attend the renowned ‘Thousand camel festival’ organized by a local non- governmental organization working to protect and preserve the Bactrian camel population, which has been steadily declining over the past twelve years. This extraordinary festival allows travelers a rare opportunity to interact with and learn first-hand about this amazing animals and the camel herders’ nomadic lifestyle. Highlights of the festival include camel races, performances by traditional Mongolian musicians and dancers and visits to significant paleontological and cultural sites of the Gobi.
Trip Profile
Duration :     6 days / 5 nights
Tour dates for 2012 :   March 1-6
Duration and departure of the trip can be changed to suit your needs.
2012 special rate per person
Group size USD 
2 pax                  2000
3-5 pax              1850
6 and more        1700

Included in the price
Accommodation in double/ twin occupancy in hotel, ger camps
·         Flights to/ from the Gobi
·         Guiding and interpreting service
·         Festival ticket and arrangement
·         Renting transport
·         All meals according to the itinerary
·         Sightseeing and cultural show admissions
·         Entrance fees for protected areas and national parks
Not included
Visa cost, international airfare, travel insurance

Brief itinerary
Day 1
March 1
Arrive in Ulaanbaatar transfer to the Hotel, sightseeing in city; Museum of Mongolian National history, Sukhbaatar square etc..
Day2-4 March 2-4
Early morning flight to the South Gobi. The local team will meet you and transfer to the camp. Camel festival days! You will enjoy authentic festival program including camels racing, children’s concert, camel wool product exhibition, camel polo, parade on camels and nice couple competition. An entertaining competition which show camel training methods and customs of ‘Heroes of Great Gobi’ people, overcomes severe climate and hard conditions of Gobi by their effort and techniques of catching camel with lasso, tying and bringing down putting wooden peg into camel’s nose and loading camel. Optional camel riding is available. Stay overnights at the ger camp.
Day 5

Day 6
Return flight to Ulaanbaatar, transfer to the hotel, visit the Gandan monastery and
Zaisan memorial.
According to your flight time we will take you to the airport.

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