1 independent reviews for Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound

Reviews for Trans-Siberian and Mongolia tour, westbound


review 14 May 2017

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

The Mongolian ger camp was wonderful. ...the local guides Tuya and Nimo were terrific and made the Mongolian stop off great. Lake Baikal was also amazing...great fun with the sauna and jumping in the freezing river..standing on the frozen lake...beautiful and memorable. The entire train journey was special and being escorted by a brilliant guide was just the best way to feel safe yet given every opportunity to meet and interact with travelers from everywhere, learn new languages and it made for a fascinating insight into these less travelled places.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Read some online information on traveling the trans siberian express. I got some good tips there on what to take, what to eat, what type of bags to take (wheelie suitcase actually ) plus small ruck sack as train corridors are tight and steps to platforms steep so need to be able to manage your own stuff. Be prepared for some hard beds but all linen and bedding was lovely. Be prepared for the toilets in China and along the way..it's not pretty but you'll manage and all part of a real adventure.

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

All inclusive parts of the trip were very local and superb. Local guides and even cafes opened just for us on request so we were able to use small local places much of the time. It was a 2 way experience for us and all we met along the way..we were not just tourists.

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Excellent. ..loved it all!

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