April 2018 Issue

To celebrate the onset of spring in Mongolia, we are offering 20% off our Lives of the Locals small group tour, departing on the 27th May - now only $1,945pp.

The 15-day circuit through the southern sands of the Gobi to the heart of Mongolia focuses heavily on nomadic life at this busy time on the steppe. Immerse yourselves in the lives of local families at homestays as they move to new pastures and tend to baby animals. Learn how to cook traditional Mongolian food, visit a tree-planting project, put up a ger, and ride horses. You will also experience the rich history of the country by visiting some of it’s most celebrated landmarks such as Erdene Zuu Monastery and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Orkhon Valley.

May is a wonderful time to travel, with fewer tourists and that wonderful eternal blue sky forecast. Discover the charms of our favourite homestay families via our blog below, several of which will be ready to welcome you on the
Lives of the Locals tour.
Last May, we were delighted to welcome Paula and Perry from the US to Mongolia on a trip which Paula cites as one of the best trips of her life. High praise indeed from the full-time travellers! Read all about their trip here, how Mongolia captured their imagination, and why travelling with Goyo Travel made it extra special.

Inspired? For all you adventure buffs, animal lovers, off-the-beaten-path seekers and culture fans out there, why not heed Paula’s top tips and make Mongolia your next destination.
‘Home is where the heart is’; never a truer word was said when describing our favourite homestays in Mongolia. From the moment you arrive you’ll be welcomed with open arms and fully immersed in day-to-day nomadic life.

Wake with the sun and spend the day helping tend to animals, playing with children, learn how to make traditional food and drink, put up a ger, try some wrestling moves and head out on horseback or hiking in some idyllic settings. By night, enjoy a camp fire whilst swapping stories, playing traditional games and singing songs with your hosts. Just beware of the competitive nature of Mongolians, especially after a few homemade vodkas...

Staying in a homestay is a way to take a pause from the outside world and truly understand the nomadic culture; it is an experience that will stay in your heart for many years to come.
Read on for more about our favourite homestays across the steppe.
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