The Naadam Festival is Mongolia biggest and oldest sporting festival, taking part over three days in July. On this tour, arrive in time to watch the spectacular opening ceremony; watch traditional sporting events like horse racing, wrestling, or archery; and enjoy lunch at the venue. Accompanied by a local guide, you’ll gain a fascinating insight into the famous festival and its significance to Mongolians.
Prepaid Naadam Festival tickets including opening ceremony
Traditional entertainment including live music, dance, and sporting events
Typical Mongolian-style lunch within the festival venue
Hassle-free pickup and drop-off from your Ulaanbaatar hotel
Hotel pick-up is offered for this tour. Note: if you are booking within 24 hours of the tour/activity departure time, we cannot guarantee hotel pick-up. Once your purchase is complete, we will send you complete contact information (phone number, email address, etc.) for our local operator to organize pick-up arrangements.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Dress code is smart casual
Children must be accompanied by an adult
Minimum drinking age is 18 years
Dress code is smart casual
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 25 travelers
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Viator Traveler's Reviews
, Jul 2018
We were very disappointed with our day at Naadaam in Ulaanbaatar a few weeks ago. Yes, we were picked up and seated at the ceremony. After we toured the stalls set up for buying things and were seated for lunch at one of the tent stalls on sloping ground.stallas You can not image this place. An object fried in rancid grease was handed hand over hand to me in a napkin. I am no princess when I travel, but this was a shock. Because I'm diabetic I have to eat regularly. This was not food. Then we sat and sat. It seems that we were
I'd prefer giving you a personal account of our treatment. Left to wait long period time of for the rest of the group, given false reasons why we couldn't proceed with the agenda given. In a makeshift tent we were served an unbeievably bad, inadequate lunch of something fried in rancid grease which was handed to us hand over hand in a paper napkin. Viewing the ceremony through thousands of umbrellas was by far the best part of the day.
After an hour we asked to go to one of the main attraction which was given across a pathway. We were told it was too crowded. After another long wait, we walked and enter the archery contest to watch the event. Not crowded in the least. By this time in the later afternoon we were very disappointed. We were not informed of what was next on the agenda for us and asked to b taken back to the hotel. We paid as much as the larger group and feel that we were not given the same treatment that they did.
The event itself was awesome but the logistics provided by the local supplier were so terrible that we were not sure till the very end whether we will be able to get inside the stadium - it was a total mismanagement leading to chaos, undue stress, eviction from the stadium by the authority and eventual reentry followed by arguments with other occupying the same seats. Overall, it had a distinct flavor of some underhanded deals as far as our tickets were concerned. Our eventual seats were the worst in terms of position - Viator should definitively try harder to find a better local supplier.
Travel Mongolia, was totally unorganized, there were supposed to contact me never did. I rang on Tuesday evening told had to go to Shangrl la. Walked to stadium but we paid for transport. We were late for
opening ceremony because we had to wait for Travel Mongolia guide to allocate tickets. The guide wasn't sure which gate we should enter. We were on Gate 10 and my seat was blocked by stage column.
I felt it was a total rip off. I would recommend never to buy tickets online US$100. same tickets cost US$4. local.