I have been travelling independantly for over 30 years, and this is by far the best travel agent I have ever had. I can't even call her a travel agent, because she is truly like a best friend, a family member who wants to host you and show you the absolute best experience in her country. Where do I start? Well I guess I could start by explaining that I started planning this trip over six months ago and, probably sent her, without exaggeration , Over 1000 emails. I wanted this trip to be perfect and had done extensive research. I would be traveling with a young boy. She was absolutely fantastic. She responded to emails within an hour or two, even in the middle of her night. She made the impossible , possible. We visited a shaman, saw the reindeer herders- visited a eagle Hunter and even shared food and drink with locals in their yurt. She scoured the cities for art and handicraft stores because I was so interested in taking home some special things from her country. She was in constant contact with me, even joined me for part of the trip. I can't tell you enough how she made this trip special. She even helped me pack my suitcases!!!. I even have left some things in Mongolia, that I couldn't bring home, because they were too heavy, and she is trying to find ways to get them back to the United States less expensively, either by boat or air. Her drivers and tour guides were absolutely fantastic, friendly, knowledgeable and, like her, only wanting to make our stay special. We really enjoyed having them join us for local meals. The hot pot was delicious, and we went to that restaurant three times! She even found a local mask maker and arranged for us to meet him and purchase some authentic masks from him, featured in one of the photos I uploaded. If you want to see Mongolia and have it personalized, fairly priced and an unbelievable service, don't look anywhere else. It is an amazing country. Just use travel buddies and dont look at any other agents. You will not be disappointed. I can't wait to return. She , and everyone that she hired, wanted everything to be absolutely perfect for us and went to all extents to be able to make that happen
Dear Keira and Colin,
What a memorable experience we had in Mongolia last August ! We were fascinated by your ambition to explore Mongolia for extended time and learn in-deep Mongolian culture.
We are happy that we could arrange the travel effectively taking you to the Western Mongolia, Northern Mongolia, Gobi desert and Karakorum with two return flights and another flight to the Gobi with some driving for 16 days only. Also, we could experience the Danshig Naadam while you stay in Ulaanbaatar. Glad that you received the boxes with Tsam masks you bought from the local artist. Wish you the Merry Christmas :)
Can't wait to see you again in Mongolia !
Your guide and Travel Advisor