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Bek Travel

Olgiy, Mongolia
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Bek Travel is the leading tour operator based in Western Mongolia organizing all kinds of tours with our 10 years of experience and professional staff.
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Stodge wrote a review Jul 2020
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I booked my trip with Bek Travel partly because of the good reviews, partly because of the reasonable price, and partly because he replied quickly and positively when I emailed to ask if he could suggest anything to do if I arrived a few days early for the Eagle Festival. It is only when you get there that you realise you are not the only "special case", but that he has 20 tourists arriving at different times, doing different things, leaving at different times... and he has it all under control! In fact, we exchanged several emails to arrange my trip - replies were always quick, clear, perfectly patient (when I got dates muddled) and non pushy (I wasn't in a position to book immediately, but there was no pressure about that, and Bek was happy to wait until I could confirm my plans). Bek organised someone to collect me on arrival in UB and take me to a hotel for an overnight stay before flying to Ulgii. Doggy (guide) and Mrs Moggie (cook) took me out to Tavan Bogd National Park for 4 days cycling. On return to Ulgii, I then joined the Eagle Festival tour, before returning to UB - where he had organised a day trip out to the Genghis Khan Monument. The tours themselves were brilliant. The bike was good quality, the food excellent, the guides friendly, accommodation varied from staying with a family in a ger to en suite hotel rooms. The cycling was hard enough - quite hilly, and the dirt roads tend to be washboarded, which, even with the suspension, makes for some challenging stretches - however, the guide was relaxed about chucking the bike in the van if I got tired. The Eagle Festival is brilliant, and the time spent with the eagle hunter afterwards was amazing. One of the nice touches when we were with the eagle hunter was that Bek had brought a Mobile (Cellular) Wi-Fi unit - when the generator fired up each night, the 4G WiFi would spring into life giving us all a chance to send messages (and photos!) to people back home. However, it's when things go wrong that you really find out how good your tour operator is - and, being wild Mongolia, things can and do go wrong. My flight delayed from UB by bad weather? The UB and Ulgii teams kept in touch and were there when I did arrive, no problems. The van broke down in the national park (miles from anywhere)? Doggy arranged for me to go for a great day trip with another group, while he took the van apart, got a couple of guys to drive 6 hours to us with a replacement part, repaired the van, no problem. One of the group got a mild concussion? A doctor was brought from the nearest village - no problem. Too sore from horse riding the previous day to do another day? A 4x4 was arranged to follow along and rendez-vous at the eagle hunting location such that no-one felt they'd missed out, no problem. In summary, the country is beautiful, the people friendly, and Bek's and his team come highly recommended based on my experiences.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Vic L wrote a review Dec 2019
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There are few places on the planet as isolated yet full of culture and vibrancy as western Mongolia. I spent weeks researching which company would be able to help make my journey through this amazing landscape as close to a vision of local, sustainable, and responsible as possible. Bek works with local guides and horsemen to ensure a safe, well-catered, and fully supported trip. I opted for the 13 day odyssey into the mountains and down through the lakes of Altai Tavan Bogd National Park, and tacked on two extra days in Olgii to take in the provincial Naadam! It could not have been a better experience, and the crew we had were definitely making sure we had what we needed to make the journey unforgettable. Schedules are flexible enough to make changes on the fly, and my guide Shokhan was incredible. Language was not a problem the entire trip (keep in mind they speak mostly Kazakh here, so my rudimentary Mongolian was useless for the most part). Food was delicious, and I was sure I was putting on weight while hiking 10-15kms a day. Accommodations are what you would expect during our trekking portion, and staying in gers was comfortable. I learned an amazing amount about the culture of Bayan-Olgii province, and got to live a healthy dose of the culture up close and personal. Everyone was friendly and genuine and didn't take you for a tourist mark. Having had the opportunity to spend some time with Bek in UB before meeting his crew in Olgii, and then gotten to know how his crew respect and admire his dedication to them (even in the tourist off-season!), I can confidently recommend Bek Travel to anyone looking for a wholesome journey with good people!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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David S wrote a review Nov 2019
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I am a professional photographer and used Bek Travel to organize a photography tour of the Altai Mountains and the Eagle Hunters of Western Mongolia. They definitely delivered on their promise and we had a wonderful time. Bek was very good at communicating as we setup the itinerary. Our guide Dave was great at getting us to the places we needed to go and he spoke perfect english. They used a large crew of drivers, cooks, and support staff so we were well looked after. We had many opportunities to shoot the eagle hunters in the best light and even got to go on an actual eagle hunt. We organized a private eagle festival as well and also got several horseback rides in. I would definitely recommend Bek Travel to all photographers!!
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Response from Aynabek, Owner at Bek Travel
Responded 7 Nov 2019
Thank you Dave for choosing us. Look forward to working with you again.
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Milan wrote a review Oct 2019
The Hague, The Netherlands8 contributions
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I am currently writing Tripadvisor for all the travel experiences I had in the past, something I regrettable never did before. The trip I made with Bek took place in October 2015, so this is a very delayed review, I’m sorry for that. But even though it’s already four years ago I was in Mongolia, I still remember this trip very vividly, it made a deep impression on me and I am very sure I will never forget this amazing travel. The trip itself took two weeks, and I joined a group of fellow travelers (in total we were 6) who had booked Bek as our guide. Our main goal of the trip was to visit the Golden Eagle festival in western Mongolia. Bek himself drove us there during a 3 day drive though spectacular landscape. We stayed for almost a week in Ulgii, seeing the surroundings and visiting the festival. After that we went on a weeklong trip through western Mongolia, with our own guide Jabar and personal cook. Both were friendly and helpful and took us around beautiful places. We rode horse, hiked mountains, played in the snow, encountered big herds of sheep and yak, hold a golden eagle on our arm and drove many miles through pure wilderness. We slept at local people’s homes, which were so friendly and fed us elaborate meals. The whole trip was perfectly arranged and I am still so grateful for being able to experience this. I want to thank Bek again for this unforgettable trip. I can wholeheartedly recommend him.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mike wrote a review Sep 2019
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I did little research on Mongolia and the nature of our tour, but knew we'd do some trekking and horseback riding and a homestay. We opted for the 13 day tour. It was incredible to be surprised each day with new scenery, adventures and cultural experiences. The landscape changed by the hour as we made our way through the mountains. Highlights included climbing Mulchin peal, the great people, and galloping on horseback along beautiful rolling hills (as a novice rider). The company was extremely well organized and everything went off without a hitch. Communication was good and everyone was super friendly, from Bek to the guides to the cook to the horsemen. The people of Mongolia are so friendly and welcoming, so refreshing! It was an authentic outdoors experience, but with enough comfort and support. Loved it! Mike
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Date of experience: July 2019
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