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New! Mongolia: Naadam Festival & the Khan Legacy (2018)

Marco Polo Journeys: Exclusive trips, accompanied by A&K's most accomplished guides

Limited to 18 guests
Days: 12  |  From: $11,795

Retrace the footsteps of the Khan legacy as you take in the vivid spectacle of a centuries-old festival, explore the far-flung wilds of the Gobi Desert, and follow Kublai Khan's influence to the winding lanes of Beijing.

A&K Advantages

  • Explore the legacies of Genghis and Kublai Khan as you witness a deeply rooted festival, ride a camel through the Gobi Desert, and reveal the Khan heritage in Beijing
  • Witness one of the continent's oldest spectacles of skill, strength and daring at the annual Naadam Festival
  • Walk a section of the Great Wall and trace Kublai Khan's footsteps through the hutongs of Beijing
  • Share perspectives with a Buddhist lama at a monastery
  • Ride a camel through the dunes of Moltsog Els
  • Explore the badlands of the fossil-rich Flaming Cliffs, a site of groundbreaking paleontological discovery

Itinerary at a Glance

Mongolia: Naadam Festival & the Khan Legacy

Day 1: Arrive Beijing, China

Day 2: Beijing | Atop the Great Wall

Day 3: Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia | Introduction to an Empire

Day 4: Ulaanbaatar | Life of Genghis Khan

Day 5: Gobi Desert | Dunes, Canyons & Wide Open Skies

Day 6: Gobi Desert | Valley of the Eagles

Day 7: Gobi Desert | Camel Ride & the Flaming Cliffs

Day 8: Ulaanbaatar | Past Meets Present

Days 9-10: Ulaanbaatar | Naadam Festival

Day 11: Beijing, China | Yuan Legacy of Kublai Khan

Day 12: Depart Beijing

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