3-Day Lunar New Year Experience

Multi-day & Extended Tours in Ulaanbaatar

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Do you want to celebrate Mongolian Lunar New Year as a member of a Mongolian nomadic family? Mongolian Lunar New Year is one of the most important national holidays of Mongolia. The herders celebrate the new year widely with tradition of greetings with snuff bottle exchanges and arm greetings. Highlights for this tour and celebration are playing traditional games, receiving gifts just for visiting and traveling on horse. The tour is a great chance to experience Mongolian customs and winter, while traveling in a comfortable transport and staying with a nomadic family.
Day 1: ( Feb 15) Visit Nomad family (L/D)Meet in Ulaanbaatar with your guides and drive out of Ulaanbaatar and visit a Nomad family. This day is busy, because it's a preview of Tsagaan Sar, so you will help with the nomad family’s daily work. You will enjoy the whole day with the nomad family as their family member. Relax and enjoy overnight in the home. Horse riding trial and visit from a family to the neighbor family by horse. Day 2: (Feb 16) The First Day of the New Year (B/L/D)Today, in the morning, you will wear Mongolian national dress, a deel, and perform arm greetings with gathered people in this family. It is very important day of the whole year. You will have a chance to taste mare’s milk, a Mongolian alcohol which is made by milk. On New Year’s night, the gathered people play traditional game colorful frogs with the ankle bones, snapping ankle bones, racing horse, flicking ankle bones. You will to learn many different games and enjoy the Mongolian Culture. Relax and enjoy, overnight in the nomad family. Day 3: (Feb 17) Second Day of New Year (B)Breakfast with nomad family and drive back to Ulaanbaatar. End the trip.

What’s included

  • Accommodation at a nomad family
  • Private English-speaking guide
  • Meals as per itinerary (B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner)
  • Air-conditioned van
  • Horse ride trial

What’s not included

  • Optional activity cost
  • Alcoholic drinks

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience

Itinerary

Day 1: ( Feb 15) Visit Nomad family (L/D) Meet in Ulaanbaatar with your guides and drive out of Ulaanbaatar and visit a Nomad family. This day is busy, because it's a preview of Tsagaan Sar, so you will help with the nomad family’s daily work. You will enjoy the whole day with the nomad family as their family member. Relax and enjoy overnight in the home. Horse riding trial and visit from a family to the neighbor family by horse.
Day 2: (Feb 16) The First Day of the New Year (B/L/D) Today, in the morning, you will wear Mongolian national dress, a deel, and perform arm greetings with gathered people in this family. It is very important day of the whole year. You will have a chance to taste mare’s milk, a Mongolian alcohol which is made by milk. On New Year’s night, the gathered people play traditional game colorful frogs with the ankle bones, snapping ankle bones, racing horse, flicking ankle bones. You will to learn many different games and enjoy the Mongolian Culture. Relax and enjoy, overnight in the nomad family.
Day 3: (Feb 17) Second Day of New Year (B) Breakfast with nomad family and drive back to Ulaanbaatar. End the trip.
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