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Ayan Travel

Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
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Ayan Travel – Experienced inbound tour operator for Adventure and Photography tours in Mongolia combining cultural discovery for the benefit of sustainable way of nomadic life. Specialized and Tailor made tours.
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chaletaria wrote a review May 2020
London, United Kingdom522 contributions136 helpful votes
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We used Ayan travel for a horse riding trek through the Orkhon valley with ger camping. The staff were friendly and our ger hosts were exceptional. The horses were easy to ride and seemed very at home with us. You do have to work a little to persuade them to let you canter/ gallop (this is probably because they are concerned about safety), but once they are happy you can have a great canter/ gallop. Take your own helmet! The pace of life is very different, so don’t expect anything to happen quickly, just go with the flow. The food in the gers was plentiful and tasty. Obviously you will have to share a ger with other people (they are usually for 4), so you may be lucky to get another couple or (like me) have a tent with 1 woman and 3 men! Toilet facilities are basic- take toilet paper. The other activities (ride to Tovkhon monastery, tour of Ulaanbaatar, Karakoram, ErdeneZuu) were fine and the guide was flexible to alternatives. I would suggest a trip to the Bogd Khan palace rather than Black Market would be more interesting to many travellers. If you go with more than 1 minibus try to ensure you are in the one with the guide as the others have no guides in them at all. The trip was well organised and the staff have to chat.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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John OF wrote a review Feb 2020
The Hills Shire, Australia13 contributions4 helpful votes
Mongolia in late January is quite a daunting prospect for a couple of keen photographers of senior years, but it has its advantages also, being far less crowded. We intended to put together a tour with an independent guide, but decided in the end to work with Ayan Travel. As events turned out, there had to be significant changes to the itinerary, with the advent of COVID-19, with museums and temples being closed to visitors and a personal bereavement midway through causing a change of guide. Nevertheless we had a very fulfilling trip thanks to the flexibility, constant attention and reorganisation 'on the fly' by AYAN. Destinations of standout were the Chingis Khan Statue Complex, the Khustai National Park, with ample wildlife photo opportunities, and a traditional orchestra, singing and dance performance. I cannot stress enough how hard AYAN worked to deliver in such a difficult situation and how pleased we were in hindsight to have the backing and support of a professional organisation rather than a solo guide - top marks!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Response from AyanTravelTeam, Manager at Ayan Travel
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Thank you very much the review, John and Stephen. Glad to hear your first time experience was quite good with us. Hope Mongolia will be one of your favorite destinations in the future. Wish you all the best.
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steven s wrote a review Jan 2020
Nashville, Tennessee73 contributions4 helpful votes
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Both parts of this tour were fantastic. Riding Bactain camels in the Gobi Desert as well as photographing the dunes at sunrise were highlights there. The Eagle Festival was exactly what you would expect of a sporting event. The eagles were magnificient and the pagentry of the event surpassed our expectations. Ayan arranged photo shoots of eagle hunters around the events of the festival including a visit to the home of one of them. It was fun watching the 10 year old daughter of the family we visited compete the day after we met.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Tio Oso wrote a review Oct 2019
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Booked the 12 day trip which included the short city tour, Gobi desert, Golden Eagle Festival, and Terelj National Park. Ayan was the only local company that I could find with the perfect itinerary for me. Communication with Mona prior to the trip was very easy and she was very responsive to all my questions. Our guide Zero was always going the extra mile to solve whatever issues came up, even when there wasn't a whole lot to work with. Things got a little hectic during the eagle festival with so many different groups coming together for the company but I think they really went above and beyond to try to make sure we were all happy. All the extra private photo shoots with the eagle hunters were great and we seemed to be the only group getting services like this. Many of their employees are photographers themselves who have shot this event multiple times so they know what to look for. I would not hesitate to book with Ayan again.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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St Erme C wrote a review Oct 2019
Truro District, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
We recently used Ayan travel for our horse riding adventure in western Mongolia and were thrilled with the tour and the service, especially Zero our always attentive organised guide. Can't reccomend this tour enough.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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