June 14, 2015
My family and I spent a week travelling with Meg through the Gobi desert - we bumped in our little van across the vast terrain between the Gers where we stopped to stay the night and experience our nomadic hosts' great hospitality. We saw the Red Cliffs, the Singing Sand Dunes, the Vultures Canyon, and much more. We were fed well and catered for in every way. Beyond all that, however, we also made great friends with Meg and with our driver, so that we left the trip with more than just memories. A great experience.
Far-flung travels and Friendship
My 3-day tour in September was amazing, and I can't say enough good things about Mongolia or Meg's Adventure Tours. Our guide was great, full of interesting history and anecdotes about the places we visited. We had a lot of special experiences and encounters that I believe were due to the relationships that Meg and her team have formed with communities over the years. And Mongolia is phenomenally beautiful, and the people friendly and kind. I would love to go back and spend 3 weeks, because 3 days was not enough.
I spent a couple of nights at Meg's Guesthouse and three days on a custom tour. It would be hard to say enough good things about the tour. I only regret that we didn't make it a four-day tour, because we had a day to spare. Mongolia is a beautiful place, and our English-speaking guide did a great job of showing us a small part of it. Meg did the planning herself, and conceived an excellent program given the constraints we gave her. Our tour included everything promised, plus many small comforts and kindnesses along the way. My traveling companion and I had such a great time that we're already planning a return trip, most likely with another friend or two who heard our stories and want to experience Meg's Adventure Tours (and Mongolia) themselves.
I took a 9 day trip through central/northwest Mongolia organize by Meg and surfed with her for 2 days. Everything worked out perfectly on the trip and it cost way less than anyone else. I've heard so many horror stories from other travelers in Mongolia and I'm happy to report that none of the things that happened to them (on account of shitty tour operators) happened to me. I would definitely recommend Meg if you're looking for someone to arrange a trip in Mongolia for you.
Beau Lynn-Miller Austin, TX, USA
You can trust that Meg will give the best service. This is where I would recommend anyone visiting Ulaanbaatar to stay. Its a hard city to find decent accommodation, especially at a decent price. In addition to her amazing accommodation, she runs incredible trips. I had the most amazing trip with Meg. We went all around the Gobi, saw incredible sights. Meg has this incredible way of disarming people. She walked into Gers and made everyone feel comfortable and at home. The food was outstanding and Meg was accommodating of any requests we had. I can't wait to do another trip with her.
Gabrielle Clover, traveled with friends
Thank you for an amazing six day tour of the Gobi Meg. We all had a great time - the driver and van were great, the beautiful places superb, guide was fantastic and the people we met were awesome. I can't thank you enough. I will be in touch for more tours and adventures.
Luke Moller UK
I had an incredible two months traveling in Mongolia, all thanks to Meg and her team. I'm used to traveling by myself and was very reluctant to use a guide or go on arranged tours but decided to because of my unfamiliarity with the country and language. Meg organized trips around what I wanted to do and see. It was like traveling with a very organized, well connected friend. Her passion and knowledge for her country and it's history is inspiring and contagious. She's very conscious of the negatives and positives of tourism in Mongolia and works very hard to make her tours benefit both locals and travellers. Her philanthropic efforts are numerous, she has the biggest heart! I felt like every dollar I spent was going to a worthy cause.
I had only originally planned to do two trips but ended up doing five because they were such great experiences! I really can't say enough good things about Meg and her company. Having travelled to Mongolia with no real expectations, I feel like I've come away with a friend for life in Meg and completely in love with a country of endless sky.
"I first contacted Meg to help with the logistics of photographing for a book about Mongolian nomads that would take me all over the country. I wanted to find a guide who had experience and connections within herding communities and could put together custom itineraries. Meg did a fantastic job putting together a number of excursions into the countryside that summer, and I've continued to work with her on a number of subsequent trips since."
Nina Wegner & Taylor Weidman