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Eagle festival
Mongolia
1,498$ / 1,385€

Key Information

Trip Length: 6 days/5 nights.
Trip Type: Moderate to Extreme.
Tour Code: SMT-AKEF-6D
Meeting/Departure Points: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia.
Group size: 3-4 adults or more participants.
Season:  September 17- September 22.
Distance to Bayan Ulgii province: approx. 1709kms/1062miles from Ulaanbaatar.
Airfare Included: No. *The Internal airfare Ulaanbaatar-Ulgii-Ulaanbaatar including the domestic tax (approx. $ US 305/282 € per person) is quoted separately, and subject to the change by Mongolian airlines.

Tour Highlights: Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet Samar Magic Tours team. The Altai Kazakh Eagle Festival is held each year in the nearby village of Sagsai in Bayan-Ulgii province, in the last week of September with about 40 eagle hunters participating. Bayan-Olgii is the westernmost of the 21 provinces of Mongolia. The country's only Muslim and Kazakh-majority province, it was established in 1940. Its capital is Olgii. Most inhabitants of Bayan-Olgii are Kazakhs (88.7%). Smaller parts of the population are composed of Uriankhai (7.2%), Dorvod (1.5%), Khalkha, Tuva and Khoshuud. A significant portion of the population speaks Kazakh as their mother tongue and the Mongolian language only as a second language. Eagle hunters will make a show catching small animals such as fox and hares by their trained eagles. The eagles are released from a rock cliff, while their owners stand below and signal for them to land upon their arms, as they do during hunting. Those with the fastest times and best technique are awarded the highest scores. In addition to the eagle hunting contests, the participants play such traditional Kazakh games known as kekbar. Anyhow the tourism infrastructure has somewhat developed. Be prepared for cold temperatures.

  • Day 1

    Day 1-Sept. 17

    Upon your arrival in Ulaanbaatar, meet Samar Magic Tours team.(D)

  • Day 2

    Day 2-Sept. 18

    Fly to Ulgii. Drive to Altai Eagle Festival place. (B)(L)(D)

  • Day 3

    Days 3/4-Sept. 19-20

    Altai Kazakh Eagle Festival. (B)(L)(D)

  • Day 2

    Day 5-Sept. 21

    Fly back to Ulaanbaatar. (B)(L)(D)

  • Day 3

    Day 6-Sept. 22

    Departure Mongolia. (B)

Daily, mid-May-Sept. Hotel 3* Hotel 4* Hotel 5*
+10 persons $ 1,498 or 1,385 € (Click here to enquire or book) (Click here to enquire or book)
4-9 persons $ 1,749 or 1,616 € (Click here to enquire or book) (Click here to enquire or book)
Individual Supplement $ 179 or 166 € (Click here to enquire or book) (Click here to enquire or book)

2016/17 Land tour costs per person in $ US or in Euros (€), based on double or twin standard room from (6 days, excluding flights) - (Click here to enquire or book)

INTERNAL AIRFARE: Rates in national flights only freeze the issuance and payment in full of the tickets. Tickets are not refundable and can only be annulled on the day of issue. The internal flight is quoted separately, and subject to the change by Mongolian airlines (*see below).

What's Included?
2 nights at your selected hotel in Ulaanbaatar, based on double or twin standard room.
3 nights in the tourist camps, based on private Gers.
Food as specified (B-breakfast, L-lunch, D-dinner), including one bottle of mineral water.
All transportation on vehicle in private including the all petrol.
Services of English speaking guide with internal airfare Ulaanbaatar-Ulgii-Ulaanbaatar including the domestic tax.
Entrance fees to the all specified museums, monuments, and the monastery in Ulaanbaatar.
Entrance fees to the Altai Kazakh Eagle Festival.
One Mongolian traditional folk songs concert in Ulaanbaatar city.
One welcome Kazakh concert (30min) during dinner on 18th at restaurant in Ulgii.
Meeting Kazakh nomadic families.
Taxes.

What's Not Included?
Internal airfare Ulaanbaatar-Ulgii-Ulaanbaatar including the domestic tax (approx. $ US 305/282 € per person) is quoted separately, and subject to the change by Mongolian airlines.
International flight. 
Occasional flight delays or cancellation.
Excess baggage (the internal flight allowance only to carry 5 kg and luggage 10 kg totally 15 kg load for domestic flight, and above that overweight must be paid ($1.5/1kg). 
Flights and occasional flight delays or cancellation.
Visa (if it will be necessary).
The binoculars, telescopes and tripod (if necessary).
Any rescue costs or costs of early departure.
Changing of date of departure from Ulaanbaatar.
The traveler is responsible for having proper travel documents, such as a valid passport, proper visa, the necessary passport pictures, and the International airfares.
Travel insurance.
Items of personal nature such as gratuities to porters at hotels, telephone / telex / fax charges, laundry, beverages, meals, optional activities, and services not specified in the itinerary.
Any circumstances beyond of our control, such as the imposition of quarantine restrictions, weather conditions, etc.