Sagsai Eagle Festival 2022

Sagsai Eagle Festival 2022

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Sagsai Eagle Festival 2022

5 Days Starting and ending in Ulgii, Mongolia

Visiting:

Ulgii

,

Uujim

Tour operator:

Discover Altai

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat, Halal

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

0002

Group size:

2 - 8

Age range:

6-90

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

From:
$1150

$933 (USD)

Operator discount: $170

EXTRA tourhub discount: $47

Tour Overview

Western Mongolia is well known as home for the nomadic eagle hunters who could keep their ancient traditional hunting with the golden eagles. Nowadays, eagle hunting is alive because it passes from dad to son, from generation to generation. It is our honour to introduce our traditions and provide and unique experience in this remote corner of the world! Sagsai Eagle Festival or Altai Eagle Festival as well known as the smaller eagle festival takes a place in the small village of Sagsai. The Festival is the second-biggest festival in this region after the Golden Eagle Festival. The dates are usually in mid-September. For this year it will be held on 17th, 18th September. There are a couple of reasons why this festival is much better than the Golden Eagle Festival (GEF). The first reason is the weather; mid-September is still nice weather for hiking and horse trekking. The second reason is fewer tourists: during the bigger eagle festival, it is so much traffic everywhere. The hotels are fully booked and the price for tickets raise very high. Sagsai eagle festival is more comfortable and affordable. And the third reason is; absolutely the same highlights on both festivals. Both festivals have the same activities as traditional horse games and camel races etc. So, we highly recommend you to choose exactly the Sagsai Eagle festival. During your visit to western Mongolia, you will be guided by an English-speaking tour guide. The trip was based on the experience cultures of nomadic people. Please feel free to contact nomads, and it is absolutely OK to filming and photo-shooting. The trip will be started and end in Olgii town. Our team will meet you on your arrival at the local airport. The domestic flight tickets you can easily book in advance. If your arrival date is a day before of tour starting date, it is OK you can be a guest in our place without any extra charge. If you have any questions about booking a domestic flight or transportation in Ulaanbaatar please let us know. We are always happy to be helpful. Enjoy your best-planned Sagsai Eagle Festival trip!

Highlights

  • Visit nomadic eagle hunter's family

  • Be a part of real eagle hunting

  • Join one of the ancient nomadic festival in western Mongolia

  • Enjoy the horseback trekking with the eagle hunter

Places You'll See

Nomadic Eagle Hunters

Champion of Golden Eagle Festival 2019-2020

Camels are ready for the race

Traditional horse games

Itinerary

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icon Day 1 : Arrive in Bayan-Olgii Province
Location:

  Ulgii


Accommodation:

  Homestay, Homestay


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Welcome to the land of gorgeous Altai Mountains and nomadic eagle hunters. On your arrival at the local airport, you will be welcomed by your local team. English-speaking tour guide and expedition cook. Welcome lunch at the restaurant and visit the local museum. Afternoon we will drive to eagle hunter’s place. Please welcome nomadic eagle hunter. The nomadic Kazakh people are well known for their hospitality. Enjoy the traditional meal “Bes Barmak”.

icon Day 2 : Real Eagle Hunting
Location:

  Uujim


Accommodation:

  Homestay, Homestay


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Today you have an opportunity to become a real eagle hunter. After having breakfast we will go to the mountainside by horseback. If you have never ridden the horse before, or it was long years ago let us know in advance. The horses are well-trained, and we will do our best to make it enjoyable and safe. The Eagle hunter will demonstrate how he trains his eagle. If we get lucky you can witness how the eagle catches the real fox or rabbit. During the eagle hunting, feel free to photo-shooting and filming. Enjoy your horseback day. Go back to the family.

icon Day 3 : Sagsai Eagle Festival Day 1
Location:

  Uujim


Accommodation:

  Homestay, Homestay


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Dinner


Today we will drive to the Sagsai eagle festival. It is the second-largest festival in this region. More than seventy eagle hunters from all around the province join the competition. The festival starts with an opening ceremony parade. During the festival, our team will set up our own kitchen tent where you can have a hot tie or coffee anytime. Stay overnight in a traditional yurt.

icon Day 4 : Second Day of Festival
Location:

  Uujim


Accommodation:

  Hotel


Meals Included:

  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


The Festival includes the competition of eagle hunters where they demonstrate how their eagles are ready for the winter hunting season. Also, you can enjoy a lot of nomadic horse games like Khiz Khuu, and Kok Bar. The meaning of the games we will introduce during the games. Our team will take you to short activities like riding a camel and having a memorable picture with eagle hunters. The festival continues with a concert in a local theater.

icon Day 5 : Fly back to Ulaanbaatar
Location:

  Ulgii


Meals Included:

  Breakfast


Thank you for coming. Hope to see you again!

What's Included

  • 1 bottle of Mineral Water per person per day

  • Accommodation

    During the trip we will be camping, and in Olgii you will stay at local hotel

  • Drinks with Meals

    Three times a meal a day from our expedition cook, plus snacks

  • Entrance Fees

    National park permit and fees are included

  • Fully Guided

  • Fully Guided

    You will be guided by local English-speaking tour guide

  • Fully Guided

  • Transportation

    Transportation during the trip

  • Visit nomadic families

  • Tipping and Gratuities

What's Not Included

  • Airport Transfers at Destination

  • All Domestic Transportation (including internal flights)

  • Tipping and Gratuities

Check out our Q&As

Are flights included in this tour?

No

What is the maximum group size?

8

What is the fitness level required to do this tour?

moderate

What is the tipping policy?

it is OK

Do you require a visa for this holiday?

Depends on your country

    Company Instant Book

    Yes

    Are vaccinations required for this tour?

    No

    Can you assist with pre or post tour accommodation?

    Yes

    Is there a supplement for solo travellers?

    yes

    Are all the relevant entry visa’s included in the price of the tour?

    No

    Is there any free time to explore places during the tour?

    yes

    What currencies are required for this tour?

    Dollar

    Is free Wi-Fi available in the accommodation used?

    Some part only

    Is there a limit to luggage that can be brought on the tour?

    No

    Are all entrance fees included in the price?

    Not all, but entrance of festival included

    What kind of activities does this tour includes

    Horse trekking

    What is the standard of the hotels on this tour?

    medium

    What happens if a group doesn’t make its minimum required number of passengers?

    We start the tour anyway

    Are the local guides on the tour English speaking?

    Yes

    Are children permitted to take part in the tour?

    Yes

    Is the tour coach air conditioned?

    Yes

    Are airport transfers included in this tour?

    Pick up and drop off included

    What documents will I receive before I travel?

    Confirmation letter

    What policies are in place for Covid-19?

    Keep all health recomendation

    Who will be my travelling companions on the tour?

    Travellers from around the world

    Do you operate a “single share” option and how does it work?

    Yes, please make it sure by contacting with us in advance

    Will the accommodation included meet local health and safety regulations?

    yes

    Can i create private tour plan?

    Yes, you are welcome to make your ideal tour plan. Please get in touch with us!

    Who will guide us?

    You will be guided by local experienced guides

    How long has the tour company been trading?

    Over eight years

    Can I join the tour once it has departed?

    No

    What happens if I need to change my holiday date once I’ve booked?

    Please let us know in advance we will do our best to solve it

    Am I contributing to any charity by booking the tour?

    Yes

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    Spend the majority of time amongst your group to reduce exposure to others

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Please note, this tour is not available for booking in your country.

Dates & Availability

Instant Booking Available

Thursday

Sep 14, 2023

Monday

Sep 18, 2023
  • Operator discount: $170 (USD)

  • EXTRA tourhub discount: $47 (USD)

$1150
$933 (USD)
$1150
$933 (USD)

Operator discount: $170

EXTRA tourhub discount: $47

Book with Confidence

  • Free Date Changes

    Discover Altai allows you to make 12 free date changes, as long as the change is made at least 60 days before the start of the tour.

  • Transfer as credit to Future Tours

    Discover Altai allows you to transfer existing payments to a future tour to avoid cancellation fees if you can't travel and inform discover altai, 60 days before departure.

  • Low Deposit

    Discover Altai requires a minimum deposit of 700 USD per person or the full booking value, whichever is less, with the final balance not due until 15 days before departure.

  • Cancellation Policy

    We don't charge a cancellation fee, here is a summary of discover altai charges.

    Up to 60 days before tour starts: 100% of deposit.

    At 30 days before tour starts: 50% of booking price.

    At 15 days before tour starts: 100% of booking price.

  • Keep all health recommendation during the trip

    We will do our best to keep you and whole team safe!

Sagsai Eagle Festival 2022

5 Days Starting and ending in Ulgii, Mongolia

Visiting:

Ulgii

,

Uujim

Tour operator:

Discover Altai

Physical rating:

Low

Special diets catered:

Vegetarians, Meat, Halal

Trip Styles:

Activities:

Tour code:

0002

Group size:

2 - 8

Age range:

6-90

Tour operated in:

English

Interests:

Recommended For:

Private Available:

Request A Private Tour

From:
$1150

$933 (USD)

Operator discount: $170

EXTRA tourhub discount: $47

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