Travel to Mongolia – Episode 111

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The Amateur Traveler talks again to Chris Willis (Episode 38 – Swimming with Whales off Tonga, Episode 80 – Mountain Gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda) about his recent trip to Mongolia. Chris talks about seeing wild horses at Hustai National Park, the surprising look of the Gobi desert, the beauty of Lake Khuvsgul (near Siberia), the expanse of the landscape, and the cultural sites in Ulaanbaatar and Kharakhorum.

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Show Notes

Chris’s Pictures of Mongolia

Mongol Global Tour Company
Chinggis Khaan (Genghis Khan)
Mongolia (official tourism site)
Mongolia map
Hustai National Park
About Hustai National Park
Naadam Festival
National Museum of Mongolian History

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by Chris Christensen

Chris Christensen is the creator of the Amateur Traveler blog and podcast. He has been a travel creator since 2005 and has won awards including being named the "Best Independent Travel Journalist" by Travel+Leisure Magazine.

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Samar Magic Tours LLC-National Ecovolunteer Agency
Ecovolunteers who want to participate in the project are very Welcome!. The project depends on the help of ecovolunteers, as it is difficult for them to collect enough data otherwise. You can participate in the activities mentioned on the previous page. During the research you can enjoy the beautiful nature of the Mongolian steppe. When you participate in this project, you will be surprised how much you can learn about nature by observing very accurately. You may indicate your preferred dates of arrival and departure yourself, provided that you allow for a minimum period of participation of 10 – 20 days or of three weeks (21 days) for the Przewalski’s horses project in Mongolia.

National Ecovolunteer Agency-Additional arrangements support: We also organise wilderness Horseback treks, Ecotravel, Birdwatching & Nature, Adventure, Gobi desert Tours & Expeditions and can arrange tour extensions to other parts of Mongolia. In case you would need additional support, train tickets, plane tickets or any additional tourist arrangements in Mongolia or accommodation at “Mr. Gomez” Budget Hostel in Ulaanbaatar city, please contact us:

Samar Magic Tours LLC-National Ecovolunteer Agency
Postal Address:Ulaanbaatar 15160,C.P.O. Box 2567, Peace Ave., Blg # 3,Mongolia.
Tel: (976) 11 311051; Fax: (976) 11 327503
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Office Hours (GMT+0800): Mon-Friday 11:00-22:00

Selena Travel Mongolia


Selena Travel is a Mongolia based tour company specialised in 4×4 discovery tours, authentic cultural journeys & active adventures: trekking, horse riding. We offer 3 Mongolia tour brands: 3-15day luxury tours, 5-21day mid-range packages and 2-4day Mongolia stopovers for Trans-Siberian travellers. Since our start in 1998 we’ve been tested & stood up to the challenge & have become one of TOP 10 tour operators in Mongolia.

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