Mongolia Naadam Festival and Eagle Hunters!

July 6th -16th 2019

NEW EPIC Photography tour announcement is here!
Experience and photograph the Naadam Festival, Eagle Hunters Gathering and the Eagle Huntress!

JULY 6th -16th 2019

Photographic excursion for ALL LEVELS
Including Beginner through Advanced!
Great fun and learning at a great price!
No matter what your photographic level, you can attend this tour.
Beginners through advanced will find this tour wonderful in so many ways. 
You will be instructed personally by David and Ally McKay,  and the MPA team!
MONGOLIA – July 6th – July 16th, 2019
  • True adventure – Combo Hotels and Gers(Mongolian Living Structure) 
  • Camp one night our with the Nomad family- CAMP IS SET UP for us!
  • ALL MEALS Included! 
  • No difficult hiking. Drive everywhere. 
  • Naadam Festival 
  • Photograph a Nomad family experience
  • Private Eagle hunting experience and Kazak family-Set up just for our group 
  • Private time with Eagle Huntress and family! * 
  • My friend OSO as our private guide that lives in Mongolia and is also a photographer and guide. He knows people! 🙂 
  • AND SO MUCH MORE…Camel Riding even! 
Itinerary shown below. 
 
Details
  • Price – $7200 pp. Due to the EXTREMELY limited availability, this tour does not have a Non Photo rate. The rate is same as a photographer or non-photographer. 
  • Deposit $1500 
  • Payment plan 12 months available. 
Included:
  • All meals as listed in itinerary(B, L, D each full day)
  • Transportation on tour including in-country flights on tour. 
  • Accommodations- Combination of Hotels, Gers and Camp (Gers in Ulgii accommodate 3-4 guest.  Doubles and Singles are not possible for anyone visiting the Ger camp that is set up)  Accommodations are clean and simple. This is true Mongolia when out with the people and culture. 
  • All photography instruction 
  • All sightseeing fees
  • Admission fees 
  • Nomad Family Visit
  • Horse and Camel Back riding
  • English speaking local guide( Our friend Oso)
Not Included:
  • Travel Insurance ( A must for a tour like this)
  • Transportation to and from Mongolia
  • Drinks outside of water provided
  • Alcohol
  • Laundry and other personal nature expenses.
  • Tips for guides and MPA team outside of David and Ally
  • Extras and optional activities

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our itinerary*

Brief Itinerary

 

Day 1. Arrive in Ulaanbaatar
Day 2. Mongol Naadam Show
Day 3. Ar Burd Sand camp
Day 4. A nomad family experience
Day 5. Ulaanbaatar
Day 6. Naadam Festival in UB
Day 7. Ulgii town
Day 8. Eagle Huntress and family
Day 9. Eagle Hunters gathering
Day 10. Return to Ulaanbaatar
Day 11. DepartureWe will be adding in some time(1/2 day) at Hustai National Park as well. If we add a total day and night, there will be no added charge. TBD. Tour itinerary
6th DAY:1 Welcoming Day
Upon arrival in Ulaanbaatar, the capital city of Mongolia. Transfer to your hotel.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ulaanbaatar Best Western Premier Tuushin***** www.bestwesternmongolia.mn
Meal: Dinner7th July DAY:2 Mongol Nomadic Show
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 50miles, 1.5hours 
9.00A.M we will drive to Mongol Nomads camp where you will be experienced Nomadic show which is all about the traditional way of lifestyle show.8th July DAY:3 Ar Burd Sand Camp
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 140miles, 4-5hours 
After breakfast, we continue our trip to Ar Burd camp about noon and check in & change off and lunch at the camp. In the afternoon, you can choose to ride or camel through the sand dunes and photo shooting. Late afternoon, visit the nomad family where you will experience daily lifestyle routine of distilling vodka out of yogurt or making curds and milking cows etc. For dinner, we will have Mongolian “real” BBQ at the camp.
Accommodation: Ger camp in Ar Burd Sand camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner9th July DAY:4 Ar Burd Sand Camp
After breakfast, we will have a short drive to Baga Khairkhan Mountain where we try to spot Ibex mountain wild goat and then to petroglyphs on rocks nearby mountain Zorgol khairkhan and we may have packed lunch with us. Back to the camp and take a rest.
Accommodation: Ger camp in Ar Burd Sand camp
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and Dinner
 

10th July DAY:5 Return back to Ulaanbaatar
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 100miles, 3-4hours 
Travel back to Ub and visit Bogd Khaan`s winter palace and Zaisan memorial hill and afterward check in hotel.  Free in the afternoon. Dinner in the restaurant.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ulaanbaatar Best Western Premier Tuushin***** www.bestwesternmongolia.mn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
 
11th  July Day:6 Naadam Festival 
In the morning, we will you pick you up from the hotel to walk 3minutes to the main square front of Parliament House where to watch the white banners are being carried by state ceremonial soldiers on horses. After that get on bus drive to the stadium to see the opening ceremony of the Naadam festival at 11.00a.m. There are 2 other arenas where we will see Archery and Ankle bone shooting competitions. Depending on timing, we are able to go to see horse race outside of the city. In the evening, at the square firework and music show.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ulaanbaatar Best Western Premier Tuushin*****12th July Day:7 Day with Kazakh Eagle Hunter Family 
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time: 3hours of flight.
Today we will take a flight to Ulgii town and transfer to Ger camp. The rest is at leisure. 
Accommodation: Ger camp nearby in Ulgii
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
Today we will take a flight to Ulgii town and transfer to Ger camp. The rest is at leisure. 
Accommodation: Ger camp nearby in Ulgii
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner 
13th July  Day:8 Eagle Huntress and family
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time:?
Today we will drive to Eagle Huntress and her family to meet them. To spend a half of the day and photo shooting.
Accommodation: Ger camp nearby in Ul
 
14th July Day:9 Eagle Hunters Gathering
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel time:
This day you might meet another a dozen Eagle hunters who ready to show you some training of their Eagles just for you.
Accommodation: Ger camp nearby in Ulgii
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and dinner 

 
 
15th July Day:10 Return back to Ulaanbaatar
Approximate distance covered and estimated travel flight time:  3 hours.
Take a local flight to Ub and transfer to your hotel. Guide standby for helping for shopping. Mongolia is famous for its cashmere and camel and sheep wool products.
Traditional folk concert followed by farewell dinner in Mongolian barbeque.
Accommodation: Hotel in Ulaanbaatar Best Western Premier Tuushin***** www.bestwesternmongolia.mn
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

16th July Day:11 Departure
After long adventure together ends with your transfer to the airport or train station for your departure.
Meals: Breakfast