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Join the Grand Celebration of Ethnic Sports

Join the Grand Celebration of Ethnic Sports

Are you ready to experience the thrill of nomadic heritage? The World Nomad Games (WNG) are a global celebration of ethnic sports rooted in the folk games of historically nomadic peoples of Central Asia. Recognized by UNESCO as Intangible Cultural Heritage, the WNG aim to promote the development of ethno-sports and the ethno-cultural movement, protecting the heritage of human civilization. Join CultureRoad as we will be going to the 5th Edition of the World Nomad Games this year!

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World Nomad Games Tour: EUR 2995 2995
Join the Grand Celebration of Ethnic Sports

General info

Start date7 September 2024
End date15 September 2024
Where Astana, Kazakhstan
Days9 days / 8 nights
Price€2995
IncludingAccommodation
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Breakfast
Visa Support
Entry fees for sights in itinerary
Entry World Nomad Games
ExcludingInternational flights
Insurance
Visa
Single room: €400
Lunch & Dinner
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.

Itinerary

Saturday 7 September – Astana

  • Arrival in Astana, the capital city of Kazakhstan, known for its modern architecture and home of the 2024 World Nomad Games.
  • Airport pick up.
  • Meet your group at the hotel before we head for a welcome dinner and learn about the World Nomad Games from our local guide.
  • Overnight stay in Astana.

Sunday 8 September – Astana – World Nomad Games

  • Highlight: Today is a big day! We will attend the grand Opening Ceremony of the World Nomad Games, expect spectacle, important officials and an amazing atmosphere.
  • Astana city tour (In morning or afternoon; depends on the timetable of the Opening Ceremony).
  • Overnight stay in Astana.

Monday 9 September – Astana – World Nomad Games

  • Highlight: This morning we will watch Qazaq Wrestling at 10AM.
  • Between the two games we will do a old city tour, delving into the city’s history and looking at impressive examples of Russian Empire and USSR architecture.
  • We return to the World Nomad Games grounds and watch the Archery games at 4PM.
  • Overnight stay in Astana.

Tuesday 10 September – Astana – World Nomad Games

  • We head to the futuristic EXPO-2017 Complex with its Nur Alem Museum of Future Energy. The complex featured various pavilions, displays, and events from participating countries, highlighting their contributions to shaping a sustainable future. Expect robots and even an aero tube.
  • Visit the Hazrat Sultan Mosque, the largest mosque in Central Asia.
  • Nazarbayev University.
  • We return to the World Nomad Games grounds.
  • Highlight: We return to the World Nomad Games grounds for two games at 4PM Alau sport complex. We will witness Mass-wrestling and Tug of War.
  • Overnight stay in Astana.

Wednesday 11 September – Astana – World Nomad Games

  • We start the day with a visit to an eagle hunter’s family. We discover how eagles are cared for, raised, fed, and trained for hunting.
  • Highlight: Once again, we return to the World Nomad Games 2024, this time we will attend the Asyk Atu (the game involves two teams mounted on horseback competing to throw a goat carcass into the opponent’s goal) and the Uzbek Wrestling (both at 4PM in Alau sport complex).
  • We’ll take a wine tasting with 3 types of white and 3 types of red wines from Kazakhstan. Yes, they also have great wines here!
  • Overnight stay in Astana.

Thursday 12 September – Astana – World Nomad Games

  • Highlight: At the World Nomad Games we experience the thrill of the Turkish Wrestling competition and Alysh (folk wrestling).
  • Visit to the private museum Berik Alibay.
  • Highlight: We return to the World Nomad Games for the Archery games at 4PM.
  • Russian banya in the evening.
  • Overnight stay in Astana.

Friday 13 September – Astana – World Nomad Games

  • Highlight: We leave the capital to uncover the dark history of Kazakhstan at the ALZhIR Museum-Memorial Complex. This place was a former Soviet Gulag and is today a learning center.
  • We will have a traditional Kazakhstan lunch.
  • Highlight: Time to head back to the World Nomad Games festival grounds for the closing ceremony.
  • Overnight stay in Astana.

Saturday 14 September –Astana – World Nomad Games

  • Today you can choose to do a hike in Burabay or have some free time.
  • Conclude our journey with a Kazakh farewell dinner.
  • Overnight stay in Astana.

Sunday 15 September – Astana

  • Airport drop-off.
  • End of the tour.