Soko and friends

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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

35 received reviews (97% positive, 34/35)

Alexandra

Great organization, uncomplicated communication and competent support. We've had the best 4 weeks ever!

On our Gobi tour, we were in a small group of three with a friend of ours and with driver Naruwa and his Russian Van.

We cooked ourselves and at night we stayed at nomad families in their guest gers, which Soko has organized in advance.

Every day there was a special highlight, from the Flaming Cliffs, the White Stupas, the Singing Sand Dunes in the very south to the waterfall in the Grasslands.

At our request to do horse trekking, Soko has organized a 4-day tour through the 8 Lakes area - one of the greatest adventures you can do. We totally loved it!

We've had an introductory meeting with Soko in advance, where we discussed the individual days and all the details of the trip. The communication beforehand was great and Soko helped us with all the preparations (for example, grocery shopping, SIM, etc.) - so we always had a good feeling about our tour.

BIG THANKS to Soko and her team!! You guys made this trip unforgettable!

Alexa & Patrick (from Germany)

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Mark

Great except for the smoking. Driver smoked outside the car but inside the car we we're choking on his toxic breath. Invest in a pack of gum. Open a window. Nobody wants to gag on the fumes.

Mark about listing First terelj trip 15 days ago.
Fabienne

Our tour team was just the best! Gamba was the perfect driver and took good care of the van and us and Alma was spoiling us all week with great information and food (we thought it was impossible to travel through Gobi Desert as a vegan but she made it happen! We always had wonderful freshly cooked food!)

Soko did a great service pre&post trip and we can highly recommend them!

We would love to come back again one day and would wish to have the same team again

Fabienne about listing 7DAYS/6NIGHTS GOBI Tour 28 days ago.
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Thomas

Everything worked out perfectly and I was taken very good care of by all people involved. Highly recommended!

Thomas about listing Deposit for my Mongolia trip with Solo 30 days ago.
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Alberto

Beautiful nomad tour !!! Everything perfect !!! Excellent organizer, fulfill your dreams!!!

Alberto about listing Central Tour 4D 3N 2 months ago.
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Andrew

Things went smoothly! i was promptly picked up by Soko and the driver.Though the driver could not speak much english, he can generally understand the simple english stuff like food or toilet etc.

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 8 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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