Festival of eagle hunters in Astana Oct, 21

Cultural & Theme Tours in Almaty

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A family of local ealge breeders holds a festival of eagle hunters in honour of their father, previously prominent kazakh eagle breeder. Two of his three sons are also eagle hunters, the youngest one last month took third prize at World Nomadic Games in Kyrgyzstan. Many other Kazakhstan eagle hunters from different regions will participate. Eagle hunters from other countries are also invited: China, Mongolia and Kyrgyzstan, most notably.
Festival will make a show/tricks and contest on hunting or demonstration of hunting, communication and photographing with eagle owners will also be available. Hunted animals list depends on their presence in given location. Most often those are hares and foxes, more rarely, wolfs. If no animals are present, hunting goes in sports mode - using a fox skin dragged behind by a horseman. Interviewing, photographing is very welcome. It is also a good chance for tourist companies to establish good ties with local people for future business. Cost includes transfer there and back, and guide service. Departure point is entrance of Radisson hotel. I will send car description upon booking via WhatsApp or Telegram messengers, I am at +7 701 788 3579. Duration is 4 to 6 hours, including both transfers (about 40 minutes one way). Traditional kazakh lunch is plannned but will be highly dependent on number of visitors. Food may take too long timie or be short, which is not a big problem. You may bring a minor snack, which saves time.

What’s included

  • Professional guide
  • Round-trip shared transfer
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (selected hotels only)

What’s not included

  • Alcoholic drinks (available to purchase)
  • Food and drinks, unless specified