Wondering where you should go for your next trip? I would recommend Mongolia. WHY??? I had such a great and unique travel experience throughout my stay in this beautiful country. Whether it was visiting the nomads, attending the Naadam Festival, traversing the sweeping landscapes, experiencing its culture, learning its fascinating history, watching wildlife, or riding a yak, the trip captures the essence of Mongolia. Meeting the nomads was such a great way to learn about their way of living in such an authentic and intimate manner. I had developed a deep appreciation of their resilience, tenacity and ingenuity in living with nature. As well, I was very much taken by their hospitality.
Zola, thanks for your great help, patience in answering all my emails in such an informative and prompt manner, and planning this trip.
Ms. Yiman Ng. CANADA
Just a note to thank you for the best trip ever. Mongolia horse trips offer a special blend of adventure and a view to a way of life not found anywhere else. However the biggest thing was the people from Selena we went with. They could not have been better, tears from laughing too much at dinner and tears at the airport leaving these wonderful people. Can’t guarantee every Selena team will be like ours but Enkhmunkh, Erdenebat, Usukhbayer, and Enkhmunkh, the best ever.
Eric and daughters. USA
How are things in Mongolia? It hardly seems possible but it is already over a month since we were on holidays there. Thanks again for organising such a wonderful trip. The experience was one we will never forget. Our crew of Egi, Angel, Hasha, Badarch and Mandah were exceptional, and we all had a great time together. Once again, thanks and best wishes.
Mr. Phil Atkinson and friends. AUS
How can we praise you enough for the fantastic trip that you arranged for us? We were expecting to have a wonderful time but everything exceeded our expectations. We had the time of our lives.....both Glenn and I enjoyed every minute of every adventure. We were so happy to get to share the Naadam Festival with you. You were great to take us to all the events and spend the time with us. It was such a great experience that we'll never forget. I am trying to get my pictures so that I can e-mail some to you. I am not good on the computer but I will keep trying.
Zola, thank you so very, very much for everything you did to make our trip so special.
Ms. La Vonne and Glen. USA
It is almost a week that we have been at home and still I am feeling the amaizing vibrations of Mongolia. You have a stunning land, so coloured, so romantic, in spite of the so bumpy roads, I am crazy about the combinations of the varied landscapes, the open steppes, the so touchable people, the melodies and animals and flowers that were greeting us all over. Every day of the journey was like a magic for me and I know for sure that it is only the first time and I will come again.
I want to thank you again for being so proffesional, I was so glad to meet you such a delicate person, I am glad that I made my travel in Mongolia with you. Keep doing what you are doing in the same devotion.
Mrs. Ilana Heim and Mr. Gadi Heim . ISRAEL
In the event you haven't noticed it, I have a love affair going with Mongolia. My third visit within two years clinched it for me. I can't think of a better place to spend my vacations than your country.
As in prior years, my fourth Holiday with Nomadic Family was an unmitigated success. Ariunaa tirelessly translated, cooked and cared for me and educated me about the intricacies of Mongolian culture.
The Ganbolds and their friends made me a member of their horse racing team and we had the best time preparing our horses for Naadam. More than anything else, it is their friendship that will bring me to Mongolia over and over again. I thank you Zola for all your assistance and support. Count me in again for next year!
Meta Mertens . USA
We hope that everyone has comfortably eased back into their usual routines after the wonderful Mongolia tour. I (Ted) have been busily plowing through the photos on my two cameras and have more-or-less gotten them in order, I've whittled them down to a little over 200 from over 1200 and created a web slide show for anybody interested. It is viewable at:
I've concentrated (mostly) on "pretty pictures" of the people and landscape, I'll try and put up something different, more focused on our group, at a later date.
For the totality shots, that is obviously not how it looked over time. There are 2 series of 4 shots (one from the first few seconds of totality, one as totality was ending). The 4 shots are different exposures: recommend camera setting, 1 stop under exposure, 5 stops underexposure, and 1 stop over exposure). Good luck to all, hopefully we'll run into each other again at various points.
Ted & Michelle Ressell. USA
We have had our tour in your lovely country and we are now back home safely.
It has been an exciting and memorable tour for us. We love the wildeness of the desert and admire the life of the nomads. We thank you for your kind arrangement. We had a good time in Mongolia and we would definately advise our friends to visit your country when they can. Thank you again for your tour and we wish you great business in next season.
Chong Heng & 14 colleagues. MALAYSIA
I am including several pictures from our trip for you; one of the highlights, that wouldn't have happened without Baagii, was Donald getting to wrestle at Naadam (in Khatgol). Baagii's wrestling experience and willingness to help Donald learn about Mongolian wrestling was invaluable, and Naadam day was Donald's dream come true. My dream was a bit more prosaic, to ride a yak, and Nara helpfully located one for me in Huvsgol! Because of these and so many other requests cheerfully accomodated, we are thrilled with our Mongolia vacation!
Sarah and Donald McLester . USA
Before we set off to Mongolia, all our friends ask us: "What is there to see in Mongolia except grass? How can horse riding be fun except whole day on a horse?" Well, after returning from our trip, we shared our photos and experiences with them in complete satisfaction. Our tour guide (Dorjoo), the driver and horseman were all so friendly, dedicated and responsible. This is our first horse riding trip and they guided us so well that we were so comfortable and carefree with our horses just after half day of riding. Throughout the horse riding journey, we chitchat and enjoyed beautiful sceneries as the horse trotted through the grassland; many times we get adventurous and we galloped for a distance. We simply fell in love galloping on horseback…. and the staffs were always just beside me to ensure our safety. We really had an awesome time in Mongolia. Even overnight in the wild land, sleeping in tent, telling stories and joking under the starry skies is a memory that is so unforgettable to us. We will definitely recommend this Mongolia Horse Riding trip to all my friends…. It’s a different experience of a lifetime. We not only missed the vast grassland and Mongolian horses, but also the nature, mountains, lakes, fresh air, and amazing people from Selena Travel.
Hui Hui & Leng . SINGAPORE