TRAVELLERS FROM LAST SUMMER, 2014
I just want to say a BIG THANK YOU for organising such a fantastic trip, we had an amazing time. The three days Eagle hunting and training Balapan were out of this world, and the Eagle festival, an fabulous experience.
Thank you also for creating this special group for Hiroke and me, Bashakhan and Serxhan were the best Eagle hunters ever, we really enjoyed being with them, Aquaramel cooked delicous food, we were never hungry, and she is such a sweet person, Mohamed was a great driver, always so pleasant nice and humerous and Duat was simply very excellent as our guide. We felt so well looked after by your team and every day was a wonderful experience spending time with them
All the best
I just wanted to thank you and your team for ensuring that we had a fantastic trip with Blue Wolf.
It was fortuitous that our itinerary was changed, as we got to see Nadaam in Ulgii and spend more time with the Eagle Hunter family and neighbours. Your planning of our itinerary exceeded our expectations, with a fantastic personal meeting with the throat singer, our meeting with the shamen and our extended visit with the eagle hunters, which was an absolute highlight.
The team were excellent, with the cook making great food and leading the crew expertly, our driver was brilliant and our guide/interpreter although very new to this was enthusiastic and shows a lot of promise. The only let down, which can be easily improved is the state of the bathrooms at the ger camp.
I will definitely recommend Blue Wolf and will to use you again when I return to Mongolia, as I would love to come to see the Eagle Hunters Festival.
I have taken pictures of the eagle hunters and their families. Would it be easy if I sent them over to you, so they can be taken by your next trip team.
I've been in contact with my Kazakh friend, Canat Cheryiasdaa about your interests. Canat and I worked together on National Geographic films and set up and operated the film shoots for Gregory Colbert, Ashes and Snow. You've probably seen Colbert's work before. Canat also works closely with world renouned photographer, David Edwards whose work about the Eagle Hunters is the best I've seen. David is a good freind and frequent traveller to Mongolia. Canat runs the very best show in the Altai and knows all the Eagle Hunters. He sponsors the annual Eagle Festival in Ulygii. We did a ten day horse, camel ride down the Altai Mountain chain which still brings smiles to my face. He can customize a great trip for you and also and handles upfront Ulaanbaatar time. Attached are two of his trips on his website. Of course you can shift dates, itineraries etc., to match your interest.
Thomas L. Kelly
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