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Zhaun was everything we could have wanted - a young, ambitious guy with good experience deciding to set out on his own. The tour was customized to exactly our interests, he was organized, thoughtful, prepared, and friendly. He made our trip to Mongolia better than we could have hoped. I'm telling all my friends to take a trip to Ulgii and book with Zhaun. We loved him!
Our tour was subcontracted out to another company so it wasn't necessarily true to the spirit of Indy Guide. We had a very nice time in the Gobi but since it wasn't with Galmndakh directly, I don't feel I can fairly give a review.
Muugii did a great job organizing my trip on short notice. Very friendly and replied fast to my questions. I would recommend her to anyone traveling to Mongolia.
I've requested online a 10 days Tour in North and South Mongolia. I've got 10-12 offers through Indy Guide, very diferend regarding prices and descriptions. From far away, Muugii's one seems to be the most professional one, the most complete one, even if it was not the cheapest one. I'm happy and proud to have had a good flair. The Tour was a great one from the first moment up to the last second. Everything went smoothly and perfect. Good and comfortable car & driver, lovely, professional and perfect English speaking guide (Shinee), good itinerary, air tickets, the best ger camps (iurtes) , very good food and permanent care for my comfort and well feeling . I've got detailed information about any issue I was interested from Shinee and Muugii (she was my guide the last day in Ulaan Bataar), so I had a fantastic adventure, a perfect experience. Many, many thanks Muugii for your service. Mongolia is the 97-th country I've visited, your Tour was so far the best one! Go on, go on! You are doing a perfect job! We, travelers need you! Do I need to say that I recommend heartily Muugii's Tours to all real travelers? The picture : Dining with Muugii in Ulaan Bataar
Our trip through Mongolia was absolutely amazing. It was something my friend and I will never forget. Our guide Bakhitgul and her team (Lussia and Idos) were simply amazing showing us around Western Mongolia. We experienced so much of the beautiful Mongolian landscape and culture which we will be forever grateful. I would highly recommend this trip, and Khanat to anybody looking to tour through Mongolia.
Zhandaulet made traveling through Western mongolia very easy! He was able to give me a custom tour for my short amount of time there. Everything was taken care of and he was prompt at communication as well as transportation to/from the airport. I highly recommend booking through him. =)
Perfect; Muugii made the experience extra special with her attentive care, understanding, patience and knowledge.
Zhandaulet (‘Zhan’) is kind, cheerful and professional. He speaks fluent English, Kazakh, Mongolian, and Russian. We had great fun in the Altai under his guidance, with many interactions with the locals, which left us with the feeling that all Kazakh-Mongolians in the Altai are the best of friends. We toured with Khajbek as our driver (Zhan’s uncle) and Gul as our cook (Zhan’s auntie-in-law), and so it felt as if we had been adopted into Zhan’s family for a fantastic camping trip. Khajbek is a very skilled driver, and the hours of driving seemed to pass quickly, at odds with all we had read regarding the horrors of bumpy Mongolian roads. Gul is a wonderful cook, offering us many tasty traditional dishes. Zhan was happy to change our itinerary to suit us – even mid trip, when we wanted another day to explore a beautiful valley that he took us to. I would highly recommend Zhan as a guide. He took great care of us, and we had an unforgettable trip.
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If you are looking for a tour guide for your Mongolia trip, I highly recommend Duke. My husband and I traveled to Khovsgol Lake for 9 days with Duke and Zara, a driver, and they made our trip very special. He is an experienced and excellent tour guide who can arrange your trip according to what you want to do. He is also a very good chef. Our trip couldn't have been better thanks to Duke.
I´m still overwhelmed with mongolia experience! :)
While its always a little scary using an independent service - I say, don't hesitate to use Indy-Guide as it is a professionally run organisation that enables locals to be better paid and us travellers to get much better value! Our guide Duke has perfect English - a great cultural understanding of the western world - so we can joke around a bit and took care of all the details so our trip ran smoothly and when the inevitable hiccups happen as they do when you are on the road, his first action is to make sure that we are safe and comfortable. We had lots of spare time so could have packed more in, but it was nice to have a rest after being on the road for a few weeks already - so we were happy with that. Do you research on where you want to go and let Duke organise to take you there and fill you in on all the details. Thanks again Duke for a rich and interesting part of our trans-siberian journey.
Our stay with Shuree was ideal. This was a warm caring family who welcomed us in their lives, offered help and translation, and fed us. While we never took public transportation to/from the home, our drivers had no trouble finding the place. I highly recommend staying here if you are looking for a family experience.
The guide Batshuk was excellent. He had good english and was very helpful. The accommodation and meals very good. Geoff Kricker
We had an amazing time. My friend and I were travelling for four months total, but our week in the Gobi with Duke and Driver was definitely a highlight. They're both a lot of fun, the tour was action-packed and allowed us to be immersed in the culture, and Duke cooks good food.
We had a great experience in Mongolia, especially in Altaï. Taskhyn was a great help to organize the trip. We discuss with him to cutomize the itinerary as we wanted. And he was also a force of new proposal, knowing perfectly his Bayan-Olgii region. Also Taskhyn works with Nurka, our driver. Both work together as a real team to make the trip amazing and memorable.
I strongly recommend Zhandaulet for any tours involving the Altai Mountains and nomad lifestyle. He is accomodating, friendly, knowledgeable, engaging and amusing. We had a great time on the Altai tour with him and he looked after us very well. His first priority was always making sure our needs were met. He is very interesting and easy to talk to, with a great sense of humour. He is curious about other cultures and more than ready to share about his own. We immediately felt at ease with Zhandaulet, and we developed rapport over the course of the tour. He was also very flexible in shortening the tour to accommodate our schedule, and arranged airport transfer for us. His driver Baiboulet was excellent, a very good driver and also quite humerous. His cook, Gul (Flower), made delicious food and was a lovely person to be around. She gave us lots of variety and there was always enough to eat. For anyone travelling to West Mongolia, I would recommend Zhandaulet and his team. 10/10! We will miss you Zhandaulet!
If you want to visit mongolia, i highly recommend DUKE he is a young and good person, he speaks fluent English, he is a good chef and he has a great culture of his wonderful country, each day you will visit different places and Duke explains you a lot of things day by day. he will assist you since the beginning.. we exchanged a lot of messages as we asked a lot of things about the trip, the food, the car, the things to bring with us etc and he always reply promptly and with care. I chose the Mongolian trip, desert gobi tour 9 days, to celebrate my fiftieth birthday and Duke managed to arrange me a surprise party with cake, lots of candle, birthday’s cap, etc – it has been a great day and Duke has been fantastic I will always thanks Duke for his surprise please do not looking for other agency/guide, be sure to book your trip with Duke. you will be happy of your choice thanks Duke J annalisa from Italy
This summer we had a great time crossing Mongolia by bike thanks to Muugii. The trip has met all our expectations. Mugii has given us a very good deal and their driver Boldaa was excellent. They had all things very well prepared and they always had an attentive and kind treatment. An unforgettable trip. I recommend it to you...
It was overall a nice experience. Our guide shown us all the destinations as discussed earlier in our plan. we requested a short horse riding and she arranged it. But for the new travelers I would like to advice from our experience , Mongolia is not complete without ger camping ,horse riding , camel riding ...so make a deal when you are clear about all these. because our friends did all these in winter too. We stayed with a nomad family , but I have no knowledge about them because no interaction. No toilet inside. People should know everything before going. We are different human beings so we have different problems. A guide should understand this. We faced problems regarding food. same food and same preparation. I advice our guide , at least asking is necessary sometimes. If there is no chicken , I would say egg , if no egg then vegetables , or even fruits , so please ask. But overall our guide was very cooperative , she tried as much as possible to make us comfortable , she is a good human being and helped us almost at every situation , last day muugii and her husband gave us their time for our shopping and also pay for us , as we were sort of Mongolian currency. I recommend her strongly and for travelers who are willing to go Mongolia , it is difficult to see Mongolia in winter ..but we have enjoyed the snow valley and mountains but the cold was tremendous. Summer is the right time to enjoy. I thank Muugii and her husband for this wonderful trip , even for the next time we would love to go with her.
Munkhduulga has been very patient and helpful with my many questions about a trip through Mongolia. After a number of emails (sent promptly) we have agreed on a tour. Looking forward to meeting in May!
Our trip was so perfectly organised and planned by Tamiraa. We had no idea what a wonderful trip this would turn out to be. Right from pickup at the airport to drop, we were always helped with a smile which made us feel we were spending time with family in a new and unknown place. Her association with the locals is amazing and she surely knows what tourists like us want/expect from a trip. Choice of food was perfect and we have no complains. From living in a ger in the icy desert (our visit was in January 2017) to finding wild horses in the Khustai National park and learning about Mongolian History at the Chinggis Khan complex and finding the Tarbosaurus Bataar at the National Museum of Mongolian Dinosaurs, it was an awesome journey together. Our first day was with a nomad family. There was enough supply of firewood and fuel to make sure the fire does not run out. Warm woolen blankets and sleeping bags were also provided to make sure we dont feel cold at any time. The hospitability of the family was something we never expected in a foreign land. Since we were travelling in winter and with the temperatures not familiar to us (being from Calcutta, India where temperatures are never sub zero), Tamiraa made sure we were comfortable at all times. She never rushed us in the trip even when we were taking up too much time at a particular spot. She was also very patient with us being very noisy people. Special mention of Bartaa is much required i feel. He is a man of many qualities. Great driving skills and personality.
This was undoubtedly one of the best trips I've ever taken. As a solo female traveler, I was a little hesitant about this tour. However, Duke turned out to be one of the most down to earth and sociable guys I've met! Also his driver is an extremely sweet, caring man who did an amazing job. The Gobi Desert is definitely a very special place. It is absolutely stunning in the winter time. It's pretty empty in the winter so it feels like you have the whole desert to yourself. It was awe inspiring. I really can't put it into words. You have to see it to believe it. In the evenings we stayed with very kind nomadic families who clearly have established a great relationship with Duke and his driver. These nights have some of my fondest memories of the trip. I asked Duke many questions about Mongolian culture and history and he did a fantastic job teaching me countless things. This trip helped me fall in love with Mongolia. I'm also leaving the country with a new friend and a stronger understanding of this culture. Thanks so much to Duke for all his hard work. Even though I was a solo traveler, he really made sure I had the best time, always checking up on me and making sure I was comfortable and happy. Indy Guide was also a very efficient and useful platform to use - the whole process of organizing the trip was very simple. Overall I highly recommend Duke's services and the chance to experience the beauty of Mongolian nature and the warmth of Mongolian hospitality.
Contact with Aynabek went very well, all questions were answered as requested, in a timely manner.
Taskhyn and his team did a tremendous job in organizing my 12 days trip to western mongolia even though I only engaged him less than 1 month before the actual date. His team (the guide, the driver and the cook) were all very good at what they do and always went the extra miles to make sensible tweak to the trip to make me felt comfortable and get tge most out of the trip. I highly recommend Taskhyn to anyone who is looking for a value for money, unforgettable trip to Mongolia.
Muugii and Mottu were great! The tour in itself was beautiful, and we're glad we had the chance to experience the Gobi just outside the main tourist season.
Khuanysh and his father led an authentic Western Mongolian experience. I think you'd be hard-pressed to find someone that knows the land better than they. Overall positives and negatives below: Positives: - They were very hospitable and allowed a lot of flexibility in activities and route - Extensive connections throughout Western Mongolia - Authentic, non-touristy experience - Accommodating with personal preferences as well as dietary restrictions - Adventurous and spontaneous trip Negatives: - English barrier caused for a heavy amount of miscommunication - Did not properly set expectations - Lack of historical knowledge Recommendations: - Do your own research for what you want to see/ do in UB and in Western Mongolia so that you come educated with activities that will be fulfilling. This will ensure that you get the most out of your journey.
We did a 7 days tour to the Gobi desert with Duke and his Driver Sak. It was a very nice time with them. We saw a lot of the country. The organisation was good. He could tell us a lot of the culture of mongolia. Further Duke is a good cooker. We felt as we were traveling with friends. It was a unforgettable time.
We did a 9 day trip to the Gobi with Duke and we had the best time! Duke is a great guide and guy. He is very professional, his English is really good and he knows a lot about Mongolian history and culture. The planning via email in advance to our trip was already really smooth. Duke always replied promptly and had an answer to all our questions. During the trip he would make sure that everything went as planned and always went the extra mile (like making Mongolian sushi in the middle of the Gobi, getting treats like ice cream, preparing a Mongolian barbecue, etc.). As you can tell from my description before, he also is a good cook. Moreover he had good ideas about adjusting our tour so we would get the most out of it. We also have to say that we also were very lucky with our driver Saagi. The two of them were a real dream team! To sum it up, we really recommend doing a tour with Duke!!! Thank you Duke, we had the best time with you!