This stopover destination became a highlight of our trip thanks to Samba with Mongolia Trekking.
We booked easily online and the info was all accurate and helpful. Samba met us with a sign right at the train. Got us a good breakfast then he and the friendly driver took us out to the Genghis Khan Monument. Not only did they tune in to our comfort, prep, safety and skills; Samba is an amazing Ambassador for his country; full of knowledge as an educator, too!
The excursion plan has a nice balance of sharing the area, history and culture without feeling rushed or that you are missing out on the ride aspect of the adventure. What an adventure we had! We were unprepared for the spectacular beauty or the thrilling interactions with herds on the steppe. Samba went above and beyond in all things and made sure that the ride he planned fit us and our travel profile, such a keen sense for that. He fine tuned my bike seat, took pics, shared great stories, even cleaned out my shoes after a bit of a mud foot bath (no extra charge!) was the cost of my one shortcut.
What stood out was how capable Samba was at ensuring that every aspect of our visit turned out well, even helping us plan the following day with his local insights. The driver tailed us on the ride, managed lunch, water, gear then together they dropped us at the door of our (out of the way) Airbnb which we truly appreciated.
You cannot go wrong with this quality outfitter and Samba, our new friend in Mongolia!