Mongolia Classic Trips

Classic Trips (Scroll Over the Small Pictures for Details)

Experience Mongolia's nomadic culture and natural beauty on these 2018 departures. Attend festivals, visit families, enter monasteries, enjoy folk music and sample Mongolian cuisine. Enjoy day hikes and try horseback and camel riding. Accommodations include a five-star hotel in Ulaanbaatar and comfortable ger camps in rural areas.

Highlights of Mongolia

Highlights of Mongolia (May 23–June 7, 2018)

Experience the breathtaking variety of Mongolia’s landscapes. Spend time with a herding family on the steppe. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Orkhon Valley. Relax on the shores of pristine Lake Huvsgul in the country’s far north. Take in the dunes and canyons of the Gobi Desert. Marvel at the towering Genghis Khan Statue.

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Nomadic Life and Naadam

Nomadic Life and Naadam (July 9–22, 2018)

Experience Naadam 2018, a celebration of Mongolia’s nomadic heritage and the Three Manly Sports: wrestling, horse racing and archery. Meet nomadic families and explore the deserts, steppe and river valleys that are home to Mongolians and their animals, discovering the millennia-long story of living and migrating in harmony with nature.

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Sacred Dance of Naadam

Sacred Dance of Naadam (July 30–August 9, 2018)

For centuries, at the Danshig Naadam Festival, monks danced in elaborate masks, while nomads competed in the Three Manly Sports: wrestling, horse racing and archery. Banned in the twentieth century, this ancient festival has been reborn. Experience Danshig Naadam, and the places and culture that inspired it.

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Across the Land of Eagles and Nomads

Across the Land of Eagles and Nomads (Sep. 7–20, 2018)

Experience the golden eagles of Mongolia at the Altai Kazakh Eagle Festival. Witness the art of eagle hunting, visit a nomadic family, ride horses and camels and explore historic monasteries. Visit the rugged landscapes: mountains, steppe and sand, that Mongolians call home and discover the art and music inspired by these places.

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Mongolian Steppe