Nomadic Expeditions

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In Search of Dragons & Eagles

In Search of Dragons & Eagles

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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.

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The Golden Eagle Festival

The Golden Eagle Festival

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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.

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Mongolia Family Fun

Mongolia Family Fun

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For more than a thousand years, the nomadic people of western Mongolia have hunted with golden eagles in the Altai Mountains in order to survive the harsh winters. Experience the annual festival celebrating this magnificent tradition.

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Dinosaurs of the Gobi

Dinosaurs of the Gobi

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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.

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Iconic Mongolia

Iconic Mongolia

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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.

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From the Altai to the Gobi

From the Altai to the Gobi

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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.