Maria and Jose from the Philippines,
Thank you Selena Travel for making our long
visit an excellent, memorable trip. It has been absolutely
wonderful and everything in Mongolia is great! This was
one of the best travel experiences in my life and I've been
to over 120 countries so far.
Maria and Jose from the Philippines
Ann & Dave from the Wales, UK.
Good to hear from you and thanks for the photo of the unforgettable
part of Naadam! We had a
great holiday thoroughly enjoyed it . . .. We found
the Mongolian people very friendly and welcoming and nothing
was too much trouble for them. Our little group of seven
tourists, our guide Oogiii and two drivers Jack and Batar
had a lot of fun together with much teasing and laughter
on those long 'road' journeys. Oogiii was a great guide
and readily and easily sorted out any problems that arose,
she quickly got the measure of Dave and teased him as much
as she was teased. I'm still sorting through my pictures
but I've attached a few for you.
Hui Hui & Leng from Singapore,
I have been back from Mongolia
for a month and have spent so much time looking through the
photographs again and again… My friend, Leng, and myself
really want to thank Selena Travel for giving us such memorable
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
and Donald McLester from the USA, July 2008
Hello, as we've now been home just a week, I wanted to share
with you the experiences in Mongolia with your company. This
trip represented almost three years of dreaming and planning,
and I have to say we were nervous about it. The remarkably
talented, humorous, and bright Nara surely put our fears to
rest! I imagine that all of your guides are competent and
friendly, but Nara is really something special. You are very
fortunate to have such a flawless English speaker, passionate
historian, and tremendously likable person as Nara to represent
Our trip was an unparalleled
success, and I hope that telling of our experience will help
increase responsible tourism in beautiful Mongolia so that
others will come to love the country as we do. Again, thank
you for a wonderful vacation that we will never forget.
Please feel free to use my comments
in your promotional material or pass along my email address
to any future clients as a reference. I did have a short interview
with National Public Radio while we were there that you might
enjoy hearing--I regret that they edited out Nara and Baagii's
names and did not permit me to mention Selena Travel, but
if I have any other
opportunities to promote your company, I will surely do it!
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!
Heng & 14 colleagues from Malaysia, Sep-Oct 2009
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.
Best regards, Chong Heng
& Michelle Ressell from USA. July-August 2008
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
Good luck to all, hopefully we'll run into each other again
at various points.
Ted and Michelle
Meta Mertens from the USA, June-July 2008
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!
Ilana Heim and Mr. Gadi Heim from Israel. June 2007
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
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.
La Vonne and Glen from the USA, July 2007
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.
Phil Atkinson and friends from Australia, August 2007
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. Phil
and daughters from the USA. May 2007
Just a note to thank you for the best trip ever. Mongolia
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.
Yiman Ng from Canada, July 2006
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
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
Mr. Galoy Gilbert
(from Belgium) About
Taimen Fishing trip
A taimen fishing trip in the north of Mongolia is a true challenge.
The fisherman is a globe-fisher and the sporting fish has
all it sense and merge the geographical variety, cultural
and human of the deeply felt Mongolia. Beautiful country,
fantastic adventure and fishing trip.
Gary Campbell from the UK, Sep 2005
I just wanted to tell you that we had a fantastic time in
your country. Baya the guide was excellent as were the drivers.
I would have no hesitation recommending your company to anyone.
Many thanks, Gary Campbell.
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