Sherri Baptiste: Istanbul Mongolia Trip is NOW FULL

Golden Eagle Festival, Gobi Desert & Hustai National Park
13 days Southern and Western of Mongolia
September 15–27, 2024

Dear Friends,

Hello. Just a heads up that I am getting ready to embark on a thrilling Mongolian once in my lifetime kind of experience. I will be going as a participant this September 2024. I invite you to come with us.

This is a region that's beautifully untouched by the commercial hustle and bustle. If you would like to join us; As you immerse yourself in this new culture, please bear in mind that Mongolia is a wonderfully raw and remote country where tourism is still in its infancy. Schedules sometimes evolve on the fly and certain shops or venues may close unexpectedly. But, it's all about the adventure, right? This is what makes Mongolia an exciting destination where genuine interactions and unique experiences await.

You'll meet people so very different from us, which is what travel is all about. It's a rare opportunity to explore a country that's still largely unscathed by the effects of mass tourism.

So, strap your boots tight, keep an open mind, and get ready for an unforgettable journey, a Swan Dive together into the heart of Mongolia!

Some of us will be flying from San Francisco,  if you would like to time your flights with us, details will be shared with you.

Consider this Once in A Lifetime Adventure. It would be fun to experience this with you.

Sherri Baptiste


MONGOLIA: 'The Land of the Eternal Blue Sky’

Talk about a remote frontier - Mongolia is nothing short of mesmerizing - raw, seemingly endless open spaces, crystal clear waters, and a culture dating back thousands of years that maintains a true stronghold today, with 30% of the population still living a nomadic lifestyle. It’s a land of jaw-dropping beauty just waiting to be explored by the adventurous traveler that wants to challenge themselves.

High on the Central Asian plateau, landlocked between Russia to the north and China to the South, Mongolia is almost untouched by tourism, famed for its nomadic tribespeople and the legacy of Genghis Khan, emperor of the once-mighty Mongol Empire. A land once ruled by ruthless warriors and noble emperors, Mongolia’s wild landscapes and extraordinary history make it the perfect destination for stepping off the well-worn path to explore its unique beauty, nomadic culture, and rich history.


The Golden Eagle Festival is not just a remarkable display of skill and tradition; it is a celebration of the deep connection between humans and nature. It serves as a reminder of the rich cultural heritage that has withstood the test of time and continues to thrive in the vast landscapes of western Mongolia.

Gandan Monastery, the largest and most famous functioning monastery in Mongolia. The temple is thought to have been constructed by either the fourth or fifth Jebtsundamba Khutuktu (spiritual leader of Tibetan Buddhism in Mongolia) in 1809. It is situated in the heart of Ulan Bator. The temple once housed a number of monks who learned and practiced Buddhism.

Spend time with a nomadic family and discover their way of life - learn how they herd animals, brew their special milk tea, fry Mongolian “Boortsog” biscuits and work the land.

The forbidding expanse of the Gobi Desert & Flaming Cliffs: Drive to Bayan Zag (1 hour drive from Three Camel Lodge), commonly known as the Flaming Cliffs for its orange glow at sunset. It was here in 1923 that Dr. Roy Chapman Andrews and his exploration team from the American Museum of Natural History found the first nest of dinosaur eggs. To the trained eye, the red sandstone of the Flaming Cliffs is rich with dinosaur fossils, and paleontological expeditions continue to make significant discoveries at this site.

‘Singing Sands.’ These spectacular dunes got their name from the noise made by the shifting sand in the wind. Feel the breeze in your hair as you ride a camel across the dunes before returning to the ger camp. Isolated from the rest of the country, the Singing Sands are the best kept secret for a thousand years in the history of Mongolia.

Two nights at a luxury Ger, where we will become one with nature. Blending traditional style with sophistication. Each ger is equipped with an en-suite bathroom and views across the uninterrupted endless steppe with night skies to remember forever.

All accommodations are 5 star or best available.
All meals included.

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