Mongolia's Naadam Festival, a national holiday and the largest celebration in the country, draws visitors from around the world for sports tournaments and cultural activities. The 3-day festival features traditional Mongolian sports like wrestling, horse racing, and archery. You'll delight in the opening ceremony, where dozens of artists and dancers perform wearing traditional, colorful outfits. Hotel accommodations and some meals included.
ItineraryDay 1: Naadam festival preview Pass By: Naadam Center, UlaanbaatarMeet in Ulaanbaatar. Your guide will take you to see the preview of the Naadam Festival. Here, you'll visit the horse-racing arena, where you'll watch a foal race and archery competition between "Shagai" shooters. You'll also enjoy a national folklore performance. Overnight in the hotel. Meals included: • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at 3* hotelDay 2: The ceremony of Naadam festival Pass By: Naadam Center, UlaanbaatarTake in the inauguration ceremony of Naadam, opened by the president of Mongolia, before attending horse races outside the city center. Meals included: • Breakfast • Lunch • DinnerAccommodation included: Overnight at the same hotelDay 3: City tour and second day of Naadam festivalPass By: Naadam Center, UlaanbaatarAfter breakfast at the hotel you will take an excursion to the Zaisan Hill War Memorial, which offers panoramic views of Ulaanbaatar. You'll also watch the second day of Naadam, which includes wrestling, archery and traditional games. Meals included: • Breakfast • LunchNo accommodation included on this day.