EAGLE festival tour
The Golden Eagle Festival or Eagle Festival is an annual traditional festival held in Bayan-Ölgii aimag, Mongolia. In the eagle festival, Kazakh eagle hunters (Burkitshi) celebrate their heritage and compete to catch small animals such as foxes and hares with specially trained golden eagles, showing off the skills both of the birds and their trainers. Prizes are awarded for speed, agility and accuracy, as well as for the best traditional Kazakh dress, and more.
The Eagle Festival is held during the first weekend in October. Dark, rocky mountainous terrain forms the backdrop to the festivities, which incorporate an opening ceremony, parade, cultural exhibitions, demonstrations and handcrafts in the center of the town of Ölgii, followed by sporting activities and competitions 4 km outside of town towards the mountains.
A smaller festival, the Sagsai Golden Eagle Festival on 17-18 September each year especially for photographers, cinematographers and photo journalists, and the Altai Kazakh Eagle Festival, is also held each year in the nearby village of Sagsai in the last week of September. It follows much the same pattern as the larger Golden Eagle Festival, with about 40 eagle hunters participating.
*prices vary according to group size
Day 9 Departure
Have a nice journey. Breakfast at the hotel. We go with you to the international airport of Ulaanbaatar. The transfer can be organized at the time you want, according to the schedule of your flight.
Duration: 8 nights / 9 days
Activities: Visiting cultural heritage sites, experiencing nomad culture, exploring varied natural landscapes, horse riding
Group: Min 2 - Max 10
2 pax 1730€
3-4 pax 1490€
5-8 pax 1350€
9-12 pax 1190€
PRICE NOT INCLUDES
Transfers airport / hotel / airport
2 nights in 3* or 4* hotel in Ulan Bator, breakfast included
Full pension during the tour
1 nights in comfortable yurts camps with warm shower
5 nights in ger with a host family,
Journeys in Japanese or Russian 4WD jeep or minibus with Air con + Driver
English or French speaking guide
Camel and horse trek
Local guides for the treks
Entrance fees for parks and museum indicated in the program
Passport and visa fees
Drinks / alcohols extras
Any excursion that is not indicated in the program
Single room supplement: Single supplement is available at 40 euros in the hotel (for 1 nights) Single ger supplement: Single supplement is available at 20 euros per night at ger camps