Enjoy cultural adventure event in Mongolia. Eagle hunting is a vivid experience of cultural adventure.
Golden Eagle Festival Tour
Key destination: Western Mongolia, Bayan-Ulgii province, Kazakh people, eagle hunters, horse riding, Kazakh culture
Tour length: 7 nights and 8 days.
Tour description: Golden Eagle Festival is held annually in the western region. Kazakh eagle hunters celebrate their heritage and compete to catch small animals with specially trained golden eagles, showing off the skills both of the birds and their trainers.
2nd Oct Ulaanbaatar city tour
Arrival in Ulaanbaatar. On arrival, you are welcomed by a representative from Enjoy Mongolia Travel and are transferred to your hotel. City sightseeing tour including a visit Central square, where all central departments including Government house and Chinggis khaan’s statue situated on. Visit to Gandantegchilen monastery. Visit to Zaisan Hill War Memorial. Next to the memorial, there is a Buddha garden and statue. Overnight in a hotel.
3rd Oct Flight to Ulgii and Drive to Eagle-hunter’s place
Transfer to the airport and flight to Ulgii city. Visit to Local museum and explore the town. Drive to Eagle-hunter’s place. Meet the eagle-hunter and his magnificent bird. Stay with the family.
4th to 5th Oct Go to Festival with Eagle-hunters on horseback
Riding Mongolian horse, you go side by side with eagle-hunter to hunt fox, rabbit, and may be wolf. So you have chance to have part in this unique hunting of Altai Kazakh people. Enjoy remote mountain country. You can try to hold the golden eagle on your hand and in photo.
6th -7th Oct Golden Eagle Festival
Meet the Kazakh Eagle-hunters. Rodeo of eagle-hunting. We will have a good opportunity to see these magnificent birds close. Many interesting events will be held for photographers and adventurers. Eagle-hunters from around regions gather to test their finely trained birds in singular contests of speed and agility in these few days. During the festival we also see some Kazakh Traditional Horse Games like “BushKushi” (Try to take out from each other the goat skin on horseback),”Kiss woman on horseback”, ”Pick up coins from the land on horseback” and others. In the evening we enjoy to have the Kazakh Concert with some traditional songs and music.
8th Oct Flight to UB
Transfer to the airport and fly to Ulaanbaatar.
9th Oct Departure