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Mongolian Camel Festival Tour-2018


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 05. 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 6. 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 7. 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. 

Day 4. March 8.Visit Eagle valley
In the morning, we will take a trip to Yol Am – a wonderfully picturesque place with ice even in summer, and surrounded by sheer rocky walls, forming incredible canyons. We will visit Gobi museum and see Gobi desert animals and plants. These areas are situated in the Gobi Gurvan Saikhan National Park (Gobi Three Beauties) end of the Altai Mountains. Overnight in tourist camp.

Day 5. March 9. Fly back to Ulaanbaatar
Up early we will drive back to South Gobi and take a return flight to Ulaanbaatar


Tour cost: 

US$ 1120 pp for 2-3 pax

US$ 1060 pp for 4-12 pax


Departure date:

March 2016


Tour prices included:
English speaking guide
All entrance fees
4 nights at tourist camp+Breakfast
+Lunch +Dinner
Camel Trekking
National foreklore concert ticket


Tour prices not included:
Lunch and Dinner in UB




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Client's comment

Just a quick email to thank you and all your people for a well organised and enjoyable tour. We arrived back on Saturday and have just finished unpacking. We are pleased with our photos of Mongolia and will forward some pictures of birds for you to identify.
Thanks again........
Terry Briggs
Dr S Subba Rao (England,UK)

Hi Ganaa and Buyant
I can confirm that Hovd Tour organised a fantastic
Mongolian adventure for me. From the greeting at the airport I was filled with confidence that I was in capable hands and my feelings were proved correct.
At no time did I ever feel uneasy whilst such a long way from home, my guides were always on hand and their English is excellent, there was never a dull moment from start to finish.
I would not hesitate to recommend Hovd Tour too you, they are a very capable and reputable organisation who can tailor any kind of holiday you desire. I will most certainly be using their services again....
James Singlehurst  (Uk)


Dear Hovd Tour Team, 

We had a wonderful time with our tour guide Biba and driver Hosoo. Thank you so much for organizing the trip. I hope we can visit again in the future and we would love to go with Hovd Tour again. 


Caroline and Vincent

Hey Everyone !!!
How is everyone after this great adventure in Bayan Olgii ???
Here back to Tokyo daily life was a bit hard at the beginning , everything so stressful and speedy... one minute is one minute  can never be  late .... aaaaaaa too much !!!
I really really enjoyed this trip with your company all, really great time and a lot's of Fun and many laugh, I think I haven't laugh that much since long time !! Thank you very much for Hovd Tour.
Julien &Alexandra (France & Japan) 

Hi Buyant and Ganaa
Greetings from Sydney, wishing you all well and an enjoyable summer full of sunshine. Once again, thank you very much for a great trip around Mongolia.
Deryn and Jo (Australia)


Many thanks for the warm welcome at the camp. We really enjoyed our travels in Mongolia and looking forward to returning in the future.
All the best....
David (UK)

Thanks Ganaa,
It was a great trip and your camp really made us feel at home after a long day on the road.
Thanks for your hospitality.
All the best....
Steve (UK)

Ganaa my friend for life
I would like to thank you for organising our tour of UB and the
neighboring countryside last year. Thanks to you we saw some great sights
in the city - some of historical interest and others of great beauty! I
particularly enjoyed our trip to the market, where your local knowledge and
humor proved invaluable. Without your help, I would never have had the
opportunity to experience a night out in the 'Countryside' with a
traditional Mongolian family.
The horse riding will forever
remain in my memory......
Chris and Ramsay

Hi Hovd Tour
We had amazing time in Mongolia. We enjoyed the horse trek very much in the nice countryside around Valley of Orkhon River.
Ingram & Katerin (Sweden)