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This was a good experience for riders who are relatively new to the activity. The horses were tame and the guides would lead you if you were not experienced. Beautiful scenery. Trip included a visit to the giant statue of Chenggis Khan which describes the history of the early Mongols in several nice displays.
This was an absolutely fantastic day trip - I would highly recommend to everyone. Our tour guide Yogi was funny, vibrant, and an excellent host. He was very knowledgeable about the area and his English was great. Not only this but he was very well prepared with sun cream, stops at local shops for snacks and water, and he even let me borrow his cap as I had forgotten mine. The horse riding is the best way to see this beautiful country and we ate lunch at the house of a local family. The views are stunning and there is lots to see out of the window as you drive out to the museum and horse ranch. I traveled by myself but met some amazing people from the US on the tour and it was a fantastic day.
The local team were also very accommodating and even managed to help me change the day of my trip when I had a last minute change to my schedule. Of course this would not always be possible but there was someone there to answer the phone late evening and they did everything they could to help. Lucky for me it all worked out.
Huge thank you to Yogi and the team!
This was a fantastic day out with Yogi our guide. He was a great English speaker with a wide range of knowledge and a real heart for his country and its future. The places visited were just mighty. We never felt rushed and so felt we had plenty of time to soak in the awesome scenery. A must do trip. Thanks Yogi.
We had a great day in the countryside riding horses. It was my girlfriend's first time on a horse and the guides took great care to make sure she was comfortable and safe. The lunch in a yurt was also a really nice touch. We also got to visit a Monastery in Ulaanbaatar in the morning before heading out to the National Park, and had a brief stop at Turtle Rock for a few pictures on the way back to the city. This was a wonderful way to spend a day away from the congestion and traffic of Ulaanbaatar.
As I only had a few days in Ulaan Baatar, this was a very good selection to visit one of the nearby National Parks and see some of the beautiful countryside. To their credit, the local tour company went ahead with this tour despite it being only one person. The 4WD vehicle and driver were extremely good, and in fact the Company Rara Avis have been given an award for best-in-class transportation, including safety. My guide Tuvy Tuvshin was informative and excellent. Although the tour did not formally include a visit to the Genghis Khan Museum, they offered to include it a no extra charge aside from a minimal entry fee. The scenery in Terelj National Park was awesome, particularly so with deep blue skies and the mountains partially snow covered. After a short initial horse ride we had a lunch of Mongolian stew at a local house in the national park, which was really nice as the host family were super friendly. Then continued on the horse ride for several hours in the afternoon, which I enjoyed immensely - my horse Alag was very steady and surefooted, and the saddle surprisingly comfortable. Loved riding through the trees near the river. So overall a fantastic day. One piece of feedback for Viator ....I choose this tour over another tour because I wanted to do as much as possible and it indicated 8 hours in reality the tour is not that long so you should correct the time. Lastly thanks for applying the discount retroactively as a first time introduction after joining. Appreciated.
This was the absolute highlight of my trip to Mongolia! Enjoyed a magical day exploring this beautiful country. The Genghis Khan monument is incredible and well worth the visit - be sure to get kitted up in traditional attire for a photo. The horseback riding itself was fun and suitable for absolute novices, such as myself, and the more advanced rider. We had a delicious lunch in a traditional home. And our guide was superb - very knowledgeable and friendly. Highly recommended :
This tour made our brief journey to Mongolia one of the most special moments ever, and now I wish I would've scheduled more time in this beautiful country!
Our guide, Billy, picked us up at our hotel at 9 a.m. We liked Billy immediately! He was warm and friendly, very knowledgeable about his country, and answered all of our touristy questions. And he spoke excellent English, which was great, because my wife and I speak nothing English.
After a drive through Ulaanbator where Billy pointed out numerous locations of interest, we visited the Ghengis Khaan monument. What a sight! The stainless-steel statue is huge and contains a museum inside. As a history geek, I appreciated all the displays, like the local artifacts, attire of the ancient Mongolians and the various recreations. Neat gift shop, too. gave us a chance to buy some Christmas gifts for family back home.
As cool as that was, the horseback riding at Gorkhi Terelj National Park was the highlight of this entire trip. As guaranteed, this was a small, intimate group - just me, my wife, Billy and the nomad who owns the horses! He didn't speak any English, but he was full of smiles the entire time! I think he enjoyed watching us having a great time as much as we enjoyed participating in this tour! We had a traditional, Mongolian lunch prior to our journey which aided in keeping us warm it was late November and there was snow on the ground.
The horses were well-behaved and calm. It's apparent a lot of love and care has gone into their training, so I you're a novice horseback rider like me, don't worry! These fellas are very manageable. The ride was about three hours around the park, and despite being cold, I couldn't help removing my gloves and snapping dozens of photos. We even trotted through a couple villages before wrapping up. We hit the early-evening traffic on the way back to our hotel, but that just gave me more time to interrogate Billy about life in Mongolia!
A tour, excellent guides, and I highly recommend this for anyone visiting Mongolia!
Had a fantastic day on this tour. I was surprised that I was the only person on the day, talk about a small group! My guide for the day was Tuvshin, who was absolutely brilliant. He spoke excellent English and is very knowledgeable about the area, and answered all my dumb questions. Got the opportunity to see the Genghis Khan statue in addition to the horse riding which was a really nice bonus. I did my day tour in late October, and although there was snow all over, it was no problem and not too cold. After a lunch of local Mongolian food in a Ger it was time for the horse riding. Only my second time on a horse, but they we well behaved and no problem. Even got a chance to open them up for a bit of a gallop over the snowy fields, awesome!. There's loads to see on this tour and it is an incredible day out. The tour company, and my guide were extremely professional. I was picked up at my hotel exactly on time in a brand new 4x4 truck, and dropped back off at the end of the day. Would highly recommend this excellent day tour.
The trip was awesome!
I was really impressed with the local guide name Tuvshin. Not only he can speak English fluently,but also enlight me in every aspects i wanted to know. The trip itself was amazing, riding ox cart and horses through snow field, having traditional lunch at GerCamp with local fam!