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“View Mongolia tours more than we could have asked for.”
Review of Gobi Desert

Ranked #18 of 137 things to do in Mongolia
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 8 December 2016

I contacted View Mongolia after searching and reading a Trip Advisor review.
I was conversing with Ms Boggie the whole time and her English was excellent and so accommodating and understanding of our needs.
We are family of four with two boys, at the time 6 and 9 years old.
My eldest had dietary restrictions and everything was not a problem where ever we went... Even with the nomads.
We discussed at length our plan starting with the Panoramic Family tour advertised on their website.
It was adjusted to suit us easily.
We were met at the airport by Ms. Boggie. Something i did not expect due to our first night in a hotel and starting tour the next day.
The next day we were met by tour guide and a driver. Both whom we became friends with quickly.
Two night stays at three locations worked for us. There was quite a bit of travelling between destinations. Frequent stops and yummy picnic were appreciated.
First up was 2 nights with Nomads.
AMAZING. Lovely family who included us into their Ger's and allowed boys to help with chores.
Meals were delicious and we all have fond memories of their Mongolia Pancakes and fresh cream.
Horse riding as a highlight with the nomads.
Next stop and I thoroughly recommend, was the Hot Spring Tourist ger camp.
The area was remote but out of nowhere is an amazing natural hot spring that you can visit and supplies hot water to all the surrounding hotels/ ger camps and resorts.
We chose to stay in Gers, however there is an option to stay in hotel room inside with heaters.
All the accommodation including Nomad family, light your Ger fire in the evening and in the morning so you go to bed and wake up warm.
Our guide was Bluma, very pleasant and lovely. Her English was excellent and translated anything we wanted.
She got on well with our boys and was respectful of our space as well.
Our driver had limited English although with Bluma's help we learnt a lot from him as well. He was a fabulous driver and made us feel at ease when crossing rivers and muddy patches.
Not once did we feel lost (despite being in the middle of no where). He knew the area well.
Thank you View Mongoila, Ms Boggie, Ms Bluma and Mr Tsgana.
We will be back one day.

3  Thank travelMcs
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View Mongolia T, Manager at Gobi Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 17 December 2016

Dear Megan and family,
It is great to hear you and your family members enjoyed the trip.

Indeed, you and your children were really good to deal with the nomadic experiences, activities and local meals etc.

We wish to see you in Mongolia again and will do our best if there is a chance to serve you.

All the best for your beautiful family.
View Mongolia team

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

We spent 3 weeks traveling from the Gobi to the northern lakes by cargo the eastern part of Mongolia. Soni our guide was very knowledgeable and could not do enough for us. The car was quiite comfortable and Chuckah our driver was a human GPS. Boggie planned our trip and is quite pleasant to deal with. The company is very customer oriented from start to finish. The ger camps were nice and we even got a chance to stay with a nomad family. I would recommend View Mongolia to everyone and would love to do it all again

2  Thank Vin D
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Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

With a family with three children (6, 4 and 2 years!) we had an amazing tour through the gobi desert and central mongolia. View Mongolia organized the trip and they did an amazing job. We hiked, rode a camel, rode a horse, went to hot springs and visited an nomad family. The landscapes along the way are stunning, it's very quite and you are literally in the middle of nowhere, amazing. Kids loved it as well. We were a bit worried to go with a two year old, but it went perfect. View Mongolia is very flexible to accommodate your needs. We had an amazing guide Bluma and an amazing driver Daram, they both went out of there way to give us an unforgettable experience! I cant recommend them enough!! Very friendly, helpful, social and fun, kids will for sure talk about them for a very long time:-)!!!

2  Thank WesternInChina
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Reviewed 2 September 2016

We booked View Mongolia for a 5 day tour of the Steppes on horseback. The company is great to work with and very accommodating. When the posted itineraries didn't work for our schedule, they were happy to customize one just for us.

We also thought that the price was very reasonable for a private guide (I don't remember his name, but he was great!), driver, wrangler, and all meals and accommodations. As an avid equestrian, I was a little concerned with what the quality/health of the horses would be, and I was quite happy to see that they were well-cared for and very healthy and sound. I would definitely use this company again.

Thank Viper428
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Reviewed 31 July 2016

I looked at lots of companies when planning the trip and settled on ViewMongolia.com because of the Trip advisor reviews, and the efficiency of Boggie. I like supporting local companies plus it seemed more economical than the big tour companies, but it never felt like a cheap trip – quite the contrary. I strongly commend the super efficiency of Ms Boggie answering my queries in the planning phase - about diet issues, standard of car, length of drives, special requirements for itinerary, visas, money presents for nomad children etc.
It is a leap of faith to read reviews on Trip Advisor, pay your money, get off a plane UlaanBaatar (UB) and hope someone is there to meet us. Our driver Chuka was indeed there, with his welcoming sign and off we went - for our two week tour.

After our arrival in UB, we spent a day or so looking around. Blue Sky hotel was an impressive building with modern, clean and spacious rooms, good breakfast, and right next to the big city square (especially useful if you are there for Naadam). We loved the Naadam festival, and the opening ceremony for all its colour and costumes and fun – I recommend to go then if you can. The traditional dancing show that ViewMongolia took us to see was the best local culture show I have ever seen (I have seen lots) – impressive throat singers, lovely local string instruments, well rehearsed, good costumes, altogether most enjoyable.
After UB we set out for a week across the green steppes of Outer Mongolia, across occasional rough roads, sometimes it appeared there were no roads, and even crossed a small river. Our Toyota (with good tyres ) never missed a beat. We stayed in Gers (Yurts), visited nomads, walked, rafted and enjoyed the history and scenery.
Some of the bathroom facilities were rustic, some were surprisingly nice. (The accommodation near the big statue of Chinggis Khan is in a Yurt complete with ensuite.) The Milky way and stars were spectacular one night.
If you can – spend a few days in the Jalman Meadows camp – that was our favourite - middle of nowhere but really was in a meadow, staff were outstanding, and the river rafting was gentle and very photogenic ( we didn’t even look like falling in, but take a water proof camera just in case.) They even had a shower in a Ger which was quite a novelty.
We visited the medical clinic for expats in UB: sosmedica.mn It was very well set up indeed. (Not that one wants to be sick but good to know there is somewhere trustworthy to go.)

Only negative was we felt very sorry for the large tied birds that we saw chained for tourist photos in two places - they were placed on tourists arms and tourists were asked to wave arms around so birds would extend their wings - very sad.

I thought Mongolia was a splendid destination and that View Mongolia was a lovely, easy and efficient local company to organize the trip. Our Guide Soni, and Driver Chuka were attentive, cheerful, helpful, flexible and knowledgeable. There was also a steady stream of complimentary water that was most appreciated. This trip was a JOY. Thank you to all the team.

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