Our family of four people booked online with Discover Mongolia and the team designed for us a 7-day customized schedule. Emails from the team were very prompt and payment processing was fast and reliable. The management team fully support us with arranging hotels at Ulaanbaatar on our first and last days with airport transfer to be included in the tour package. Overall, we highly appreciate their efforts and find the package was value for money.
The tour driver Mr Miigaa was very kind, gentle, helpful, so patient with us despite having to pick us up at midnight and then dropping us at the airport very early in the last day morning. His driving skills are very reliable and he even spent time after dinner driving back to a tour point just to pick up an item I forgot while travelling.
The tour guide, Ms Myagmar Uuganaa was also very kind, gentle, cheerful, considerate, and possesses very good relationships with key persons at each tour destination. She took really good care of our accommodation, meals, feelings, health status to arrange touring time which fit us all in a relaxing way.
She knows very well about the history, culture, or the story behind every place, and can quickly noticed the grazing rain deers or wild horses up high and far away in the mountains, or the little cute marmots along the way across the national park. Therefore, we could stopped at the right place to enjoy every moment near such beautiful creatures, and we were guided on how to walk slowly and quietly to get really close to the gentle and amazing wild horses.
Mongolian is really inspiring in its wonderful nature and its deep history and culture. I can never forget the sweet flavor of the special herbs that can be found anywhere on the grass fields. The horses, sheeps, cows, yaks, goats, and all kinds of animals living here are so free and can enjoy grass with special herbs. I see happiness in them just to be such free animals. They are also so weathered and strong, which made me think all of us should spend much more time to be closer to nature and respect nature much more.
Mongolian naadam, or traditional festival (regional or national), is very charming, where you can really see how the beautifully dressed Mongolian people play skillful games (knuckle shooting, horse racing, archery, and various delicious traditional foods).
Experience the Nomad families' lifestyle and enjoying their specially cooked foods, listening to their stories, we learned a great deal about nature and realized how far away from nature we are. This caused us to think more about how to live in peace with nature for a happy and sustainable life, where animals are free and dearly loved.
I think no words are enough to describe this experience, and I wish I can come back again to explore more about Mongolia, as there are still so many things we haven't got time to spend on.
My love to Miigaa and Uuganaa, wishing them good health and happiness,