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Golden eagle festival tour

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Golden eagle festival tour 4 days/ 3 nights

Day 1 Flight to Ulgii & Explore the city

Our driver will pick you from your hotel, then transfer you to the airport for a flight to Ulgii. Our local team will welcome you at  Ulgii’s airport. Bayan-Olgii’s population mostly consists of Kazakhs (93%), descendants of central Asian nomads. Explore the town’s vibrant marketplace.

Day 2 Golden Eagle Festival

Opening ceremony with eagle hunters on horseback.
Competition showcasing hunting outfits and accessories.
Uriankhai archery competition: throw leather ball instead of target.
2-humped camel races, fashion show.
Evening: traditional concert.

Day 3 Golden Eagle Festival

Kyz Kuar game: couples’ horseback game.
‘Calling Eagle on Arm’: eagle released from mountain top.
Closing ceremony, awards for best eagles and trainers.

Day 4 Flight to Ulaanbaatar

Fly back to Ulaanbaatar today. Once we arrive in the city, you’ll be taken to your booked hotel.

2 pax- $1340 per person
3 pax- $1220 per person
4 pax- $1160 per person
5&more- $1100per person


Breakfast- 3, Lunch- 4, Dinner-3
Local Hotel 3 nights
Domestic flight
Festival tickets
English speaking guide
Bottled water

Not Included

-International Airfare and Mongolia visa fee
-Personal items
- Alcoholic drinks, snacks,bar bills, laundry
-The excess baggage charge for domestic flight
-Single supplemnet
-Travel insurance
-Accomodation in UB
-Gratuities for guides and drivers

How To Book This Tour?

If you would like to book this trip, please send us your request.

Why Choose This Tour?

Choosing a Golden Eagle Festival tour can offer you a unique and enriching experience for several reasons:

  1. Cultural Immersion: The Golden Eagle Festival provides a deep dive into the rich heritage of the Kazakh people in Mongolia. You’ll witness their traditional practices, including the ancient art of eagle hunting, and learn about their customs and way of life.

  2. Spectacular Nature: The festival takes place in the stunning backdrop of Bayan-Ölgii Province, surrounded by scenic mountains and vast landscapes. It offers a chance to appreciate Mongolia’s natural beauty.

  3. Up-Close with Eagles: You’ll have the opportunity to witness the impressive skills of trained golden eagles up close. Seeing these majestic birds in action is a rare and memorable experience.

  4. Photographic Opportunities: For photographers, the festival provides incredible moments to capture the vibrant cultural performances, the eagles in flight, and the picturesque Mongolian landscapes.

  5. Cultural Exchange: Interacting with local Kazakh families and eagle hunters allows for meaningful cultural exchanges. You can learn about their traditions, artistry, and the unique techniques involved in eagle training.

  6. Memorable Activities: Besides eagle-related events, you can enjoy traditional Kazakh horse games, cultural performances, and explore local markets, adding to the richness of your experience. More Tours of Western Mongolia

Brief About Golden Eagle Festival

The Annual Golden Eagle Festival, which began in 1999, is the world’s largest gathering of eagle hunters and their eagles. It celebrates the ancient tradition of eagle hunting practiced by the Kazakh people in the region. Every October, tourists and photographers from around the world come to witness this extraordinary event.

During the festival, hunters and their trained golden eagles compete in various events. They showcase their skills by releasing eagles from a hilltop to hunt prey, usually a fox skin dragged by the trainers on horseback. The eagles’ speed and accuracy in catching the prey are judged.

In addition to eagle hunting, the festival features Kazakh cultural events such as music, dance performances, and exhibitions of traditional crafts and costumes.

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