Soko and friends

So our trip is organized and run by a 100% genuine locals. We are a team of experienced hands-on, independent tour guides, who do not belong to any tour agencies or operators. We operate on our own performing the tours and managing the related logistics according to our years' long experiences. Our team members are all qualified and have attended various professional training and yet still concerned about their constant growth and self-development as tour guides.

As the key figures of tour team, we also closely collaborate with a team of local drivers from rural parts of the country who are also rich in experience and has a broad knowledge of each and every route of Mongolia.

 

Byamba (Driver)

  • He can speak very basic English
  • Experienced driver in the Northern & Reindeer Tribes Destination
  • Originally from Rashaant village, Northern Mongolia
  • UAZ Porgon-452 Russian Minivan

Aagii (Driver)

  • He speaks basic English
  • Experienced driver in the Gobi Desert, Northern & Western Region
  • Originally from Rashaant village, Northern Mongolia
  • UAZ Porgon-452 Russian Minivan

Baagii (Driver)

  • He speaks very basic English
  • Experienced driver in the Central, Gobi Desert & Northern Region
  • the northern part of Mongolia
  • Originally from Bat-Ulzii village, Central Mongolia
  • UAZ Porgon-452 Russian Minivan

 

 Ganaa (Driver)

  • He speaks very basic English
  • Experienced driver in the Central, Gobi & Northern Region
  • Originally from Zuun-Mod town, Central Mongolia
  • Toyota Land Cruiser-80

 

In 2016, I was able to host Gobi Desert Tour (incl. Dead Desert) for the Indy Guide founders Ati and Alexandra. You may ask them about my personality and services too.

My skills, interests, and hobbies: Enjoy Adventure Holidays in Mongolia that you will never forget! We are a full-service tour offering complete tour planning for individuals and/or groups of all sizes. I can help you plan your next event from start to finish. TRAVEL MORE & WORRY LESS We specialize in customized, well-organized, exciting and widely varied itineraries to fit your needs. Our tours give you the unique opportunity to discover the nomadic people, culture and landscapes of Mongolia in an authentic way, which will be suited to fit your needs. YOU BOOK YOUR TRIP, SUPPORT LOCALLY OWNED BUSINESSES AND NOMADIC HERDER FAMILIES Mongolian owned , who can best serve the needs of international travellers from all over the globe. We deal with local nomadic families so we support our local people. Our tours visit nomadic families so we can support local people, which will help make their future better. The families that open their homes to travellers benefit from the opportunity to get to know you, which enriches their lives and you benefit from getting to know them, which will enrich yours.

Country: Mongolia

Services in: Mongolia

Role: Registered Tour company

Years of experience: 9

44 open listings

29 received reviews (97% positive, 28/29)

VANESSA

I have just ended the 3 day semi desert and Khustai National park tour and to conclude, the whole experience was tremendously pleasant. Soko was very responsive during our correspondence online and upon meeting her, we were pleased to learn that she is equally helpful and engaging. The driver, Norvoo, was friendly and very helpful despite not being able to speak any English.Due to the fact that we are pescastarians, Soko prepared all our meals herself and the food was indeed wholesome and tasty.Overall, I would highly recommend Soko and friends to anyone who is keen on learning more about Mongolia and what it has to offer.

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Andreas

We enjoyed a beautiful trip through the southern, central and northern part of Mongolia this June. With our dutiful driver Sukhee it was possible to see countless highlights along the way and experience a true Mongolian outdoor adventure.

This incredible journey was only possible due to the excellent support of Soko. Very patiently she helped us to organise the trip in advance, answered my thousand questions and prepared us a tailormade itinerary. Thank you Sokko for that, for the all-day-round phone support, the countless impressions and becoming a good friend.

We wish you all the best for the future and hope to enjoy your service again soon!

Best wishes

Andreas and Johnny

Andreas about listing Mongolia Multi-Day Car Rental Offer 2 months ago.
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Junko

It was truly amazing, one of the most memorable trips I have ever been. The stunning and massive nature in the semi desert, countless number of animals to see/play with, warm and nice people, and great planning of the itinerary and an organized and cheerful guide and a kind driver. I can't have enough of this beautiful country, I will definitely come back to Mongolia again.

We wanted to go off-road into the vast Mongolian steppe, horse-riding and see historical places(Karaholin) as well. Soko planned a perfect 6-day plan for us, we had all of it in a private tour for our group of two. She is a great host with excellent English.

During the tour, Tuul was our guide and excellent cook, driver was Byamba who spoke no English but was such a nice gentleman, always helpful and professional. Also, we had another guide-under-training called Ichinhko, such a sweet person.

We stayed in 4 different places, but our highlight was staying in a family gher near Orkhon Valey for 2 nights. We enjoyed playing with the kids and dogs, riding the horses, visiting the valley. Yet, most spectacular occasion was watching the family men training wild horses. They really managed to let a horse bent his knee down while riding on to him. This is a clear part of how humans domesticate the nature. We were lucky enough to see highly trained skill how nomad people cope with wild animals and the nature, and impressed and admired by that they keep this lifestyle until now.

Reading a bit beforehand about local customs and also about things to buy back in UB before going home was super useful.

Bayala!!! ARIGATO GOZAIMASHITA.

Wai Peng

Wonderful experience we had. From the very 1st time we engage Soko till the end of the trip, she provided very clear day to day itinerary. Update us on the weather situation as the tour date draws nearer and advise us on the things to bring.

Our driver and guides were equally wonderful, Making sure that we are warm and well-fed throughout the trip.

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Clara

My husband and I had a wonderful 8days/7nights trip organised by Soko’s company.

We went to 5 different nomadic families places and enjoyed many activities such as camel and horse riding, hiking and also visited temples, museum and relaxed at the hot spring. We tried local food and traditional clothes and really enjoyed everything. Our guide and driver were adorable and we would like to thanks them for their kindness and arrangements in each situation.

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Jamie

Just got back from a nine day Gobi tour with my girlfriend, and I have only good things to say! Soko invited us to her office, and over a cup of tea we went through our route. She was super friendly and helpful, even offering to keep helping us even after our tour ended.

The tour itself was fab. We had a WONDERFUL tour guide called Helen (a dentistry student) and a kind, super experienced (very funny) driver. The ger camps we stayed in were all comfortable and camping spots well chosen. Little things, like the quality food, made it as comfortable as a road (or lack-of) trip in the Gobi possibly could be.

We got lots of agency as to what exactly we wanted to do, and basically total freedom to craft the trip (although we took the advice of Soko and Helen as what exactly to do.

On the Gobi itself, it's worth saying this: I'd really recommend it as long as you're comfortable driving off road (quite bumpy) and being creative in going to the toilet.

We're still in touch with Hele, and Soko helped to organise our hostel in Moron (later on in the trip).

Couldn't recommend Soko and friends any higher, and if anyone has any questions please feel free to message me on here!

Jamie

Hanna

We really enjoyed our trip!!!

First we were surprised that we were going with two guys since we are two girls but luckily everything was fine. Our guide told us a lot about Mongolian history and cooked delicious food for us. Our driver seemed to be very experienced and he was friendly and funny so we felt very safe! Soko organized our trip and I am happy I chose her because she is a very cool and nice person! Hopefully we meet again

Hanna and Anisa

Hanna about listing Semi desert 3 days 4 months ago.
Anthony

Soko was very helpful in organizing a Naadam festival tour. We had fantastic seats at the main stadium with great views of the opening ceremony and wrestling that followed, and got to see the horse race the same day out of town. The tour included a tour of a nearby national park, but there was a last minute change from Terelj to Hustai National Park. As it turned out, this was great since we saw lots of wildlife in Hustai, even a couple of rare Przewalski horses high on a hill. On returning to UB, we were meant to see a cultural performance but our local guide (not Soko herself) got us to the venue too late to get a seat, which was a disappointment. Fortunately, I was able to see the performance on another tour that I had already arranged. Soko was also very helpful in arranging a separate tour to Terelj National Park and the giant Chinggis Khan statue. Soko is delightful in person, an experienced tour organizer (one of the very first with Indy Guide) and always trying to improve her tours. I would recommend her.

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Martin

Im a tour guide and I spent 15 days travelling in Mongolia with 6 tourists. Everything was great. The driver was very friendly and helpful. Also Soko was very helpful, she helped me to buy cheep food and water, gave me phone contacts to all the ger camps, which was on the beautiful places and wasnt expensive. She also helped me several times during our trip by phone.

Next time I will definitely want to go with Soko again.

Franz

Vielen Dank an Soko für die Organisation der Tickets zum Naadam Eröffnungsfest.

Ich konnte leider nicht daran teilnehmen, da ich krank war. Aber meine Gäste aus der Schweiz haben zusammen mit meiner Mongolischen Frau Bolormaa die Eröffnung geniessen können. So hoffe ich auf das Jahr 2019, das ich dann auch die Eröffnungszeromonie Live erleben kann. Ih bayarlalaa to Soko. Franz

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