The Bactrian Camel Festival is organized by the local camel breeders in the Gobi desert every year. This extraordinary festival gives a great chance for travellers to see two-humped Bactrian camels and experience camel breeder’s custom and culture. This fun and exciting event includes camel racing, traditional music and dancing and costume competitions.
During the festival we can ride the camels and explore nomadic Mongolian’s life style, culture and custom. Also we will visit most beautiful areas of Mongolian Gobi Desert.
Day 1: March 06. Fly to South Gobi and Camel Festival
In the early morning we will take a flight to Dalanzadgad of the South Gobi province. After one and a half hours, we will land in South Gobi and meet our driver. He will take us to a tourist camp. After 2 hours, we will reach a tourist camp. Check in to our gers and enjoy Mongolian lunch at the camp. The festival is held in Bulgan soum (small village) and 30 minutes driving distance from our camp. Competitions of the day include “best looking couple with Mongolian traditional costume on camelback”, most adorable male and female camels and a camel polo and more…. Also there’s an exhibition of paintings by local children. The exhibition is called “Camel– My Friend”. In the late afternoon, we will enjoy a performance by “Altai Snowcock” youth club. Overnight in tourist camp.
Day 2: March 07. Camel Racing
Today we will join again locals and attend the camel racing. The first three winners of camels are awarded with gold, silver and bronze medals. In the afternoon, we will see Camel Relay competition, including catching camels, taming, and training and loading a camel with an ger.
We will an opportunity to ride camel and take unforgettable loads of pictures. Overnight in tourist camp
Day 3: March 08. Explore dinosaur’s land
Today, we will drive to the world famous Flaming Cliffs- Bayan Zag. Here we can explore the trail of American paleontologist, Roy Chapman Andrews who discovered dinosaur fossils here, including a nest of fossilized dinosaur’s eggs in 1920. Dinosaurs were roaming here 60 million years ago. Then we will drive to Dalanzadgad and Overnight hotel
Day 4: March 09. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar
Up early we will take a return flight to Ulaanbaatar
US$ 1120 pp for 2-3 pax
US$ 1060 pp for 4-12 pax
06-09 March, 2016
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