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GO(H) MONGOLIA

This unforgettable, money-can't-buy experience to Mongolia is an exclusive, private VIP tour for Goh Bock Seng and friends. 

22 - 30 June 2024

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Do you like travelling to awesome places?

Would you like to go on a money-can't-buy experience with your family & friends?

Do you want to visit the traditional eagle hunters and hold the mighty bird on your arm?

Would you want to visit the Nomads, learn all about their lifestyle and build a gher tent that we will then gift to our new friends? These gher tents are their traditional homes and will be used for up to 30 years, so this present is something quite remarkable!

Do you want to ride a yak, a camel and learn how to make mare milk vodka?

YES? THEN THIS TOUR IS EXACTLY THE RIGHT THING FOR YOU!

LET'S GET STARTED...

HOW IT ALL STARTED...

Mongolia has fascinated me for as long as I can think. In 2018 I finally had the chance to visit this amazing country for the first time. I instantly fell in love with the vastness and beauty of the countryside as well as the spirit of the Nomadic population. I have since made Mongolia one of the core destinations for my unforgettable experience tours and have organised some very successful tours for HNWI as well as brands such as Cycle & Carriage.

Over the years I have made some close Nomadic friends like grandma Emme (on the photo) and her family. People that I truly care about. People that are incredibly rich in values, heart and hospitality.

Goh Bock Seng, Chloe and some of their wonderful friends have already joined me on unique tours to Namibia as well as New Zealand. Mongolia is up next!

Join us on this unforgettable journey and explore a country and a culture so totally different from ours. 

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SONJA PIONTEK

German BUNTE Magazin calls her a 'powerhouse of inspiration'.

Sonja Piontek is a bestselling author, esteemed executive coach, top 100 keynote speaker and founder of the award winning boutique travel agency Sonnenkind Pte Ltd. The dynamic German looks back on an international executive career with BMW and has lived in six countries. She left the corporate world in 2017 to properly spread her wings and pursue what she is most passionate about: creating unforgettable travel experiences and helping others unleash their potential so they can have have real impact in life and create what she calls a "living legacy".

„I have fallen in love with the vastness and beauty of Mongolia and the depth of the Nomadic people many years ago. This country is one of the last true bucket-list destinations.

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Mongolia is one of the most stunning countries in the world.

 

Mongolia is the #1 bucket list destination for people from all over the world.

With over 250 days of sunshine a year, Mongolia is often referred to as the 'land of endless blue skies'. ​

Mongolia is the least densely populated country in the world - it's vastness impressive beyond imagination.

Two thirds of the population still live a Nomadic or semi-Nomadic lifestyle with very limited access to medical care.

WHY MONGOLIA?

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CAROLYN STROVER

This journey truly is an "unforgettable experience"!

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TESTIMONIALS

MANDY BARLOW

The Nomadic grandma Emme is one of the most inspiring people I have ever met.

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AUDREY BRANDT

One of the best trips of my life - THANK YOU! 

WHAT TO EXPECT

The Go(h) Mongolia tour is an unique VIP offer, exclusively developed for Goh Bock Seng and friends.

 

This 9-day journey takes you to some of the most spectacular places of Mongolia, to the vast plains of the stunning countryside and deep into the Nomadic culture.

You will meet the traditional Eagle Hunters and be able to hold the mighty bird on your own arm, you will dive deep into the Nomadic culture, learn how to shoot with bow and arrow, wrestle with your new Mongolian friends (if you want), learn how to make mare milk vodka, ride a yak and try the many unusual local specialties. As a special experience you will learn how to build a traditional gher tent and build the tent we have specifically purchased to then gift to our new friends - for us it might just be a tent, for them it is a house they will use for up to 30 years!

On top of all this, you will also ride camels in the dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai, visit the world's largest (!) horse statue,  the historic town of Karakorum, join the morning prayers of the Buddhist monks and enjoy a private meditation ceremony in the Aryapala Mountain Monastery in the middle of the stunningly beautiful Terelj National Park where we will spend two nights.

Before heading back home you will have the opportunity to visit the top sights of the capital Ulaanbaatar like Zaisan Hill, Bogd Khan Winter Palace, the Gandan Buddhist Monastery with it's 26.5m tall wooden statue and the impressive Sukbhaatar Square. As a last highlight of the tour, we will visit Mongolia's leading cashmere factory, see the production process and then go shopping for some real treasures in the brand's factory store. 

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DAY 1 - WELCOME TO MONGOLIA

  • Arrive at Ulaanbaatar International Airport around noon

  • Scenic drive to our first Nomadic camp

  • Settle into your own spacious gher tents 

  • Experience the century old Nomadic traditions, learn all about the Nomadic lifestyle, ride camels, horses & yaks, play games with your hosts, listen to the unusual Mongolian music and taste some of the local specialties like home made mare milk vodka or goat milk curd

  • Enjoy a first joint dinner with the group

  • Overnight in the Nomadic Camp

DAY 2 - SAND DUNES AND CAMELS

  • Relaxed breakfast at the Nomadic Camp before we head West

  • Scenic drive towards the famous sand dunes of Elsen Tasarkhai at the far end of the Gobi Desert

  • Together with your family and friends you will enjoy an exciting camel ride across the beautiful sand dunes and take some stunning photographs

  • Another hours' drive will get us to the former capital of Karakorum

  • Dinner and overnight at one of the most modern gher camps in Karakorum

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DAY 3 - KARAKORUM

  • After a hearty breakfast in the camp we will visit one of Mongolia's most important landmarks - the famous monastery of Erdene Zuu 

  • As a special treat we will witness the prayer ceremony of the resident buddhist monks and learn all about this impressive historic place

  • To get a better understanding of Mongolia and it's impressive history, we will visit the Karakorum Museum and visit the beautiful viewpoint with stunning views over the Orkhon Valley and Karakorum

  • Brief scenic drive back to wards the East

  • Lovely sunset and dinner in the vast countryside

  • Overnight at a beautiful local gher camp

DAY 4 - NOMADIC ENCOUNTER

  • Today is a unique day as we dive deep into the Nomadic culture

  • We will learn all about their traditional lifestyle, how they live closely with their animals, make curd out of goat milk, vodka out of mare milk and how they get through the rough winters in the field

  • We will learn how to shoot bow and arrow and how to wrestle the Mongolian way - if we dare

  • As a special treat, we will build a traditional gher tent that we will then gift to our new Nomadic friends! This is an incredibly touching moment, as this tent will serve them as a home for up to 30 years

  • Dinner and overnight will be at a beautiful nearby tourist camp

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DAY 5 - AMAZING HORSEMANSHIP

  • After a relaxed breakfast we go on a scenic drive towards our next adventure

  • The camp we are going to is a great place to witness the spectacular horse riding and herding skills of the Nomads

  • They way the Nomads master their sturdy little horses is amazing to watch

  • Dinner and overnight is in the beautiful Nomadic camp

DAY 6 - GHENGGIS KHAN 

  • The impressive Ghenggis Khan was the founder of the Mongol Empire, one of the largest empires in history

  • His 40m high statue is the largest horse statue in the world and visitors can even climb into the horse's head

  • After this impressive site we will drive to nearby Terelj National Park, that is one of the most popular areas for visitors due to the natural beauty, the mountains and rock formations

  • Dinner and overnight will be in the most beautiful camp in the park

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DAY 7 - EAGLE HUNTERS

  • Today is the big day where we will visit the traditional Eagle Hunters and learn all about their century old lifestyle and their incredible bond with their eagles

  • As a special treat we get to hold the mighty bird on our arm - what an unforgettable experience and great time to take some million dollar photographs

  • After this unique experience we will take a brief drive to Ulaanbaatar to start the sightseeing with a visit to Zaisan Hill Viewpoint

  • We will also visit Mongolia's leading cashmere factory, go on a private factory tour and shop in the brand's own factory store

  • Dinner and overnight will be in Ulaanbaatar

DAY 8 - CAPITAL ULAANBAATAR

  • Today we will take the time to properly explore the capital city of Mongolia, Ulaanbaatar

  • As special highlights we will visit the Bogd Khan Winter Palace, the Gandan Buddhist Monastery with it's 26.5m tall wooden statue and the impressive Sukbhaatar Square

  • As this is our last full day in Mongolia we will enjoy a sumptous farewell dinner where we can share all our memories

  • Overnight in an international hotel in Ulaanbaatar

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DAY 9 - FAREWELL

  • Today is our last day in Mongolia

  • The morning is free for some more shopping

  • After a lovely last lunch together with our friends we will transfer to Chinggis Khaan International Airport for your return flights home

  • Here are some of the things you will take home from this once-in-a-lifetime experience: deep insights into a new culture, unforgettable experiences, amazing memories, new friends and million dollar shots

ACCOMMODATION

For the first six nights of this trip, we will stay in some of the region's most beautiful gher camps. A gher tent is the traditional 'house' of the Nomads. Ghers are rather large, round tents in which several generations usually live together.

 

The camps we chose were built specifically for tourist purposes. We sleep in spacious double rooms with comfortable beds and of course electricity. For this exclusive tour, we will book the luxury gher tents with private ensuite bathrooms for you.

 

Accommodation in these gher camps offers us the opportunity to experience the traditional way of life of the Mongolian nomads while staying overnight comfortably.

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A GIFT FROM THE HEART

During my last trip to Mongolia, we built a gher tent that we later gave to our Nomadic friends as a gift. We could not have gifted this gher tent to a more suitable family. The head of the family had died shortly before our visit and the mother struggled enormously with the fact that the traditional handover of a 'home' from the father to the eldest son could no longer take place. Due to the loss, she no longer had the financial means. Our gher tent was therefore much more than just a gift... it was the entry into adulthood that we handed over on behalf of the late father.

THIS TOUR IS FOR YOU IF...

  • You want to go on an unforgettable money-can't-buy experience

  • You would like to explore the bucket list destination Mongolia

  • You are excited about getting to know the local culture and the Nomads 

  • You are excited about experiencing this unforgettable journey with likeminded people, family and friends

  • You got the link to this website from Goh Bock Seng, Chloe or their friends... this already means they would love to have you along! 

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THIS TOUR IS NOT FOR YOU IF...

  • You are boring and negative

  • You only feel happy in big cities

  • You don't like to meet new people and get to know different cultures

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Included in the tour price

  • 9-day exclusive program, developed for Goh Bock Seng and friends

  • Preparation zoom calls online before the start of the tour

  • This tour will personally be hosted and run by Sonja Piontek 

  • Accommodation in shared double luxury tents with en suite bathrooms in some of the nicest gher camps in the region

  • Accommodation in shared double rooms in an international hotel in Ulaanbaatar for the last night (minimum 4 stars)

  • Breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks

  • Water, soft drinkscoffee, tea

  • All land transportation during the tour including airport shuttles

  • Exclusive program including a deep dive into the Nomadic cultural, camel rides, horse rides, bow and arrow shooting, wrestling sessions, visit of the Erdene Zuu monastery, witness of the prayer ceremony, visit of the Gandan monastery, the Zaisan Hill and many more exciting experiences

  • Included is also the gher tent we are going to set up and gift the family 

  • Local support team 

  • A personalised certificate stating your participation in this unique Mongolian Experience Tour

Not included in the tour price

  • Flight to and from Ulaanbaatar 

  • Travel and health insurance 

  • Visa (most countries don't need a visa, see F&Qs)

  • Alcoholic drinks, tips, souvenirs, etc

Tour price

  • EARLY BIRD (for bookings until 31st March 2024)        7800 SGD 

  • Normal tour price (from 1st April 2024)                    9800 SGD

Single room

  • Single room supplement                                           480 SGD 

THIS IS WHAT YOU GET

FAQs

How will we communicate with the Nomads?

Sonja will be supported by a local tour guide that will help translate, so communication is not a problem.

Will I need a visa?

Most nationalities do not need a visa to enter Mongolia. To be on the safe side, please check the following website https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_policy_of_Mongolia

 

What is the weather like in June?

June is probably the best time to visit Mongolia. The days will be sunny and we will have comfortable t-shirt weather during the day. 

 

Will be have cellphone coverage and wifi?

Mongolia's network is surprisingly good. We will have good coverage throughout most of the tour. If wanted, local SIM cards can be arranged.  

Who took all the photos on this page?

All photos were taken during Sonja's tours to Mongolia. Most by National Geographic photographer Carolyn Strover.

 

By when shall I make my booking?

The sooner the better as we will fill slots on a first come, first serve basis. Also the Early Bird rate ends on the 31st March 2024.

 

Can I bring my spouse, my partner and friends?

Yes! You are more than welcome to bring along additional people.

Can I bring my children?

Mongolia is an incredibly child friendly country. Kids are generally welcome on this tour as long as they are able to join the program and not hold anyone up. 

 

How can I secure my slot(s)?

Simply click on the bottom below and register via the online registration form.

 

I have more questions...

No problem, just send a message to sonja@sonjapiontek.com or WhatsApp on +49-174-9162260 and I will get in touch.

What are the next steps?

Secure your slot(s) and get ready to create your own personal legacy.

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