Camel Festival Trip

Route:

Gobi Desert, Bayanzag - Flaming Cliffs, Camel Festival

Duration:

2 nights / 3 days

Price From:

498 USD per person

Region:

Southern Mongolia and Gobi Desert

March 06/ Day 1 Ulaanbaatar – Fly to Dalanzadgad town - Camel Festival Day 1

  • 07:00 – 08:20 Take flight to Dalanzadgad town and drive to Three Camel Lodge
  • 10:00 – 13:00 “Camel Polo – 2014”performance
  • 13:00 – 14:00 Lunch time
  • 14:00 “Camel Festival -2014” inauguration
  • 15:00 Mongolian national game “ankle bone shooting” competition
  • 17:00 Camel festival events
  • 18:00 Traditional concert by “Altain Khoilog”

Overnight at Three Camel Lodge ger camp (L/D)

March 07/ Day 2 Camel Festival Day 2

The competition begins with the race of adult camels. It is followed by the two-year-old camel’s race. It is possible to place a bet and back the camel of your liking. The camels will be judged on their speed during 12km and 15km races. The first three camels to cross the finishing line fastest in each age category are awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals. Enjoy lunch in Bulgan soum. In the afternoon, the most anticipated competition begins. This competition is the “Camel Relay;” It consists of catching, taming, training and finally loading a camel with an actual ger (on the camel’s back).
There are several teams with 5 members. Each member of the team performs a different task. The closing ceremony takes place later in the afternoon, where the winners are presented with trophies.
In the afternoon drive to Bayanzag. Explore the world famous Flaming Cliffs (Bayanzag), the Gobi Dinosaurs Cemetery and the trail of paleontologist Roy Chapman Andrews and keep driving to Moltsog Els sand dunes. Back to ger camp
Overnight at Three Camel Lodge ger camp (B/L/D)

March 08/ Day 3 Fly back to Ulaanbaatar

Have a breakfast at the Ger camp. Drive to Yoliin Am ice canyon and enjoy walking in the canyon. Have picnic lunch in the canyon.
Drive to Dalanzadgad town to take flight back to Ulaanbaatar at 18:30 – 19:50. Arrival in Ulaanbaatar and transfer to hotel.
End of service (B/L)

Tour available dates:

06March – 08March.2014

3-5 pax:        678 USD per person
6-9 pax:        568 USD per person
10-13 pax:    498 USD per person

Group size

Minimum 3pax
Maximum 15pax

Tour includes:

  • Transfers to airport of Ulaanbaatar
  • English speaking guide at all times.
  • Three Camel Lodge luxury Ger camp in Gobi desert – 2 nights
  • All meals are provided as mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Ground transportation: in the countryside by a chauffeur driven 4WD jeep
  • Park entrance fees
  • Sightseeing as per itinerary
  • Camel Festival entrance

Supplements:

Optional Camel riding in Gobi Desert: 10 USD per person
Domestic flight round ticket: 250 USD per person

Package price DOES NOT INCLUDE:

Accommodation in a hotel or hostel in Ulaanbaatar, Ulaanbaatar-Dalanzadgad-Ulaanbaatar domestic flight ticket, hotel extras, such as telephone calls, bar bills and laundry services, travel insurance, medical insurance, visa application fees, alcoholic beverages, personal expenses such as IDD call, internet, laundry, items of a personal nature, gratuity to local guides and drivers, airfare or train ticket, airport taxes, excess baggage charges (over 44pound / 20kilo), changes of arrival/departure flights, additional services, any charges of major force beyond our control (e.g. imposition, quarantine restrictions, etc...); optional excursions unless stated in your itinerary, etc…

This is a suggested packing list, which you should feel free to adjust to suit your needs. Please refer to our travel guide for more detailed information.

 

  • backpack or soft bag
  • day pack
  • head lamp/flashlight
  • spare batteries/bulb
  • personal medications
  • hiking boots/shoes
  • rain jacket with hood
  • fleece jacket or wool jumper
  • cotton t-shirts
  • long sleeve shirts
  • lightweight trousers
  • shorts
  • warm hat
  • socks
  • underwear
  • sun hat
  • sandals
  • sun glasses
  • sun cream
  • spare glasses
  • insect repellent
  • plastic bags
  • binoculars/camera
  • wet tissues
  • watch/ alarm clock
  • money belt/ pouch
  • insurance confirmation copy
  • emergency contact number