Published: 03 April 2017 by: Kate Webster

Discover Mongolia a little differently

Discover Mongolia a little differently by immersing yourself in the colourful and traditional Naadam Festival, with Byroads Travel’s two-week long Mongolian Discoverer tour.

Byroads Travel’s Steve Mortimer will host guests on this small group tour from 4 July to 17 July 2018.

“The festival is so unique, it is included on the UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage list,” he says. “The three-day event officially celebrates the Mongolian revolution and independence, although the festival is said to pre-date the great warrior Genghis Khan.” 

While Mongolia’s capital, Ulaanbaatar, hosts the largest and most commercial Naadam Festival, Byroads Travel has selected one of the provincial events “for a more local and authentic experience looking at the nomadic history, culture and traditional sporting events which make this fascinating country famous”.

Discover Mongolia a little differently

The 14-day Mongolian Discoverer begins in Ulaanbaatar and explores several cultural centres as well as the remote, unimaginable wilderness, populated by traditional nomads who continue to roam the great steppe lands, grazing their animals and living in their felt gers, the traditional houses of the Mongolian people.

Discover Mongolia a little differently

This tour is among the Australian-based travel company’s most adventurous, traversing a large part of Mongolia from Ulaanbaatar in the central north to the South Gobi Desert. Byroads Travel’s 14-day small-group tour begins in Ulaanbaatar on July 4 2018 and is priced from US$3,550 (about A$4,884) per person, twin share. Return air fares from Australia are extra.

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