Undertake an adventure spanning two of Mongolia’s most dramatic destinations: the Altai Mountains to the West, and the Gobi Desert to the south. High in the Altai, you will meet local Kazakh families and experience firsthand their traditional songs, customs, and heritage of golden eagle falconry, and visit such astonishing sites as a ancient burial mounds and a prehistoric stone man statue of Turkish origin.
In Search of Dragons & Eagles2022-09-29T17:01:09+00:00
Tour the major cultural centers of Mongolia’s blossoming capital Ulaanbaatar before venturing west to the Altai Mountains and witnessing the annual two-day Golden Eagle Festival, a showcase of the Kazakh nomads’ astonishing bond with their magnificent hunting eagles.
The Golden Eagle Festival2022-09-29T09:04:27+00:00
When it snows in the Altai Mountains, Mongolia’s Kazakh falconers trek on horseback into the challenging winter terrain with their golden eagles. Here bird and hunter work together to catch fox and rabbit, as they have for more than a thousand years.
Dinosaurs of the Gobi2022-08-16T13:44:18+00:00
Long before the days of Chinggis Khan, the Tarbosaurus ruled Mongolia. During the Cretaceous period, the Gobi was densely forested and sodden with lakes and streams. Yet for millions of years thereafter its dryness has pristinely preserved the life that once was.
From verdant fields dusted with wildflowers to forested mountains bordering alpine lakes and sandstone cliffs towering above the sands of the Gobi, the wild beauty of Mongolia is awe-inspiring. Experience the hospitality of Mongolia’s nomads while exploring the country’s extraordinary contrasts.