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Serene!

As inexperienced riders, we spent a couple of days on horses and the Ger stay. It was an excellent... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
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The Gobi Crossing - 10 days (Late Oct to early Nov)

In the interests of full disclosure, I should say that this is my fifth time in Mongolia with Stone... read more

Reviewed November 9, 2018
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Reviewed September 19, 2016

Having never visited Mongolia before, I did not know what to expect when I signed up for an 8-day horseback expedition with Stone Horse Tours. Needless to say neither Mongolia nor Stone Horse Tours disappointed. We were able to see and tour the modern capital city of Ulaanbaatar, stay in traditional gers, and get a small glimpse of the vastness of the forest steppes that seem to have changed little since the days of Genghis Khan. The trip was well organized, the food (made fresh every day by Sabine) was delicious, the equipment and horses were in top shape and conversation around the dinner table was lively and informative. The sheer scenic beauty and expansiveness of the country alone would have made the trip more than worthwhile. But having Keith and Sabine there to share their love and extensive knowledge of the area's history, customs, geography and ecology took the experience to a whole different level. Their unabashed passion for and lifelong dedication to helping preserve the wild places of the world makes them the perfect guides for a trip into just such a place.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Keith S, Owner at Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Thanks very much for your comments. Conservation of the environment and treading lightly on the land is what we try to promote with our horse riding adventures. It was a pleasure having along and that we were able to show you a little bit of Mongolia. All the best with your onward travels.

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Reviewed September 10, 2016

We cannot say enough good things about the experience we had in Mongolia with Stone Horse Tours in July. It was an incredible discovery in all senses of the word. None of us had been to Mongolia before, and we were all really taken by the beauty of the country and its many fascinating cultural and historical features. We went in a family group of five adults.

Stone Horse Tours does a wonderful job with the expeditions that they lead into the national park and the wilderness. Mongolia in the north seems very similar to Colorado or Idaho in terms of scenic beauty, but without any people or fences! The horses are so well trained and professional in their jobs - most impressive. And they have the most incredible endurance, able to travel for hours over any type of terrain. Keith and Sabine are expert guides and know all of the territory over which Genghis Khan rode inside out.

The camp sites were very nice and the camping facilities (tents, sleeping bags, etc) were high quality. Sabine and Keith and their team made everything work well in any kind of weather and were extremely competent in wilderness guidance as well as in horse management. They clearly love their work and do this job with grace and pleasure. The food was home cooked and had a lot of variety. We celebrated my son's birthday one evening as the moon rose, and Sabine made him a special birthday cake!

What Stone Horse Tours offers is unique in Mongolia and perhaps the world. You should not miss this experience to discover a very interesting country and breath-taking scenic beauty.

We were also very grateful to have had the opportunity to experience the Naadam Festival when we were there for the July expedition; that helped us to understand a lot about the people and their values and customs. Stone Horse Tours organized this for us as an add-on to the expedition. Much appreciated.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Keith S, Owner at Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Sherry, it was nice to have you and the family along for the ride. Everyone proved to be good riders and competent in their abilities. That's always nice and makes it fun for us as well. Very glad you liked it and got to share this little bit of Mongolia with us.

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Reviewed September 6, 2016

I have just completed the August 12-day horse packing trip in Terelji National Park. You will never meet more interesting or professional guides than Sabine and Keith, You will be inspired by their knowledge of wilderness conservation, as well as history of the area. My travel companions on this trip were exceptional people who added to richness of the experience, The scenery and total experience is not to be missed. This trip is at the top of my most favorite travel adventures..

Do use the excellent packing list that is available on the website.
Rae

Date of experience: August 2016
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Keith S, Owner at Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

Rae, thanks for your comments. Glad you mentioned the packing list we provide in ebook format on the website. Put a lot of effort in that to make our guests travel experience a little easier. It was nice having you along and enjoyed the meal time conversations.

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Reviewed September 5, 2016

We spent 2 nights in July with Stonehorse as part of our Trans Siberian experience. The first night was spent in a traditional Ger tent with Yadma as our host.We did not have long,so opted to go for a ride on the evening we arrived.This was magical as there was thunder in the sky and eagles were gliding over head during the course of the ride. The guides were great as my wife has not been on a horse before and was quite nervous.They kept an eye on her the whole time and their competent presence ensured she enjoyed the whole experience. The food was great,rice/meat combo and a ravioli type dish.The camp was an oasis of tranquility after the train and we enjoyed the peace and seeing the cows and goats coming right up to the Ger.
On day 2 after my wife milked the cows we headed into Ulaanbaatar where our guide Davi showed us the sights of the town and took us for a lovely lunch. We finished the day with a show of Mongolian dance and song.The final day was free for us to explore and in the evening Davi picked us up from the accommodation and took us to the train station .
Every aspect of the Stonehorse operation was totally professional and efficient and this left us to enjoy our time without any concerns.

Date of experience: July 2016
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Keith S, Owner at Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

So glad you enjoyed the Train to Ger trip with us. I'll pass your comments along to Yadmaa and Davasuren, as they are always eager to know what guests think of the experience.

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Reviewed July 30, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I went on the 10 day trek through Gorkhi Terelji National Park with Stone horse in July and couldn't rate it highly enough!

Whether you are an experienced horse rider or just starting out there is something for you. The horses are highly responsive and seem to adapt to your experience. I had not been on such sure footed horses either before in my life; they really take care of you as you pass through a variety of terrain.

As for the Keith and Sabine and their team, we could not have asked for better hosts. They ensured we were all happy on our mounts and treated us to spectacular meals every day.

We would highly recommend this once in a lifetime trip!

Date of experience: July 2016
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Keith S, Owner at Stone Horse Expeditions & Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded November 7, 2016

It was really nice having you along on this trip and that you enjoyed the horses. July is a great time to be here. Hope to see you back again sometime.

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