The Naadam Festival in UlaanBaatar, MongoliaThe annual Naadam Festival is the biggest celebration of the year in Mongolia, showcasing the “Three Sports of Man,” horse racing, Mongolian wrestling and archery:

  • Cheer on the sturdy steppe horses with their school-age riders.
  • Admire the stately wrestlers in their traditional eagle costumes.
  • Marvel at the skill of the archers, who wield the same type of bow that Genghis Khan’s armies used, carefully crafted of birch, fish glue and deer sinew.

MIR offers three ways for travelers to be part of the pageantry of Naadam. Choose from outstanding small group tours, exclusive rail journeys by private train or create your own Naadam adventure with our private and custom travel options.

MIR Corporation is an award-winning tour company focused on building creative, culturally immersive small group tours and custom and private journeys along the Silk Route, the Trans-Siberian Railway, to Russia and beyond, since 1986.

Request a free catalog or email a MIR Tour Specialist today to ask about any of our great Naadam Festival adventures.

Why MIR is your Best Choice

Award winning tour operatorWhether you are looking for a small group tour or a rail journey by private train, or thinking about a private journey with our fully-customized travel options, be assured that MIR can provide the logistical expertise and personalized customer service you need to transform a vacation into the trip of a lifetime.

  • Over two decades of Mongolia travel experience
  • Travel programs such as Princeton and Dartmouth have chosen MIR to guide them to Mongolia
  • National Geographic named MIR one of the Best Adventure Travel Companies on EarthTwice named one of National Geographic Adventure’s “Best Adventure Travel Companies on Earth”
  • On-the-ground support and quality you can trust
  • Personalized travel planning from start to finish
  • Guides and tour managers that clients rave about


MIR’s Great Naadam Festival Adventures

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Small Group Tours:


Rail Journeys by Private Train:


Custom & Private Travel:Whether you’re looking for a compact trip with all the highlights or something a little roomier with some of the extras, MIR’s Private Journeys department can suggest places to see and things to do based on our local knowledge, and design a one-of-a-kind itinerary for you, your family or your group of friends.

Find out more about our custom & private travel expertise or connect with a Private Journey Specialist to get started.




More about Naadam

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“The friendliness and hospitality of the Mongolian people is unmatched in the world. The Naadam opening ceremony was a magnificent kaleidoscope of color and action.

I have traveled to 115 countries and can honestly contest that my MIR Tour Manager is the best that I have ever traveled with.”

D. Lindner – Brookfield, WI