Welcome to GER to GER Mongolia!
Mongolia’s First Internationally Awarded Nationwide Sustainable Geotourism Travel Agency/Operator (CSR) offering community based cultural ecotourism routes that allow you to travel like early explorers i.e. Marco Polo or Roy Chapman Andrews from nomadic family to nomadic family across vast and epic geographical terrains as done since the ancient days; before and after Mongolia’s Great Emperor, Chingis Khan. In addition to our nomadic routes, GER to GER offers soft adventure travel packages, professional film and tv production logistics that includes all pre-production, production and post production logistical support.
We are ‘the’ industry professionals – filmmakers, explorers, social economic developers and humanitarians that design travel experiences for ‘explorer travelers’. Explorer Travelers are those that wish to have deeper genuine and intimate cultural experiences (as the locals truly live and interact with their environs) than standard sightseeing tourists or travelers; they are the ones seeking unique cultural adventures that are more closely associated with the destination they visit.
What to Expect from GER to GER as a Social Enterprise
Geniune Nomadic Families – The “Real Deal”; Humans Living their Lives the Ancient Way
Custom Itineraries Designed Around Nomadic Lifestyle – Minimize Our Impact
Authentic Cultural Immersion – Become an Ethnologist Explorer, Experience Their Lifestyle Their Way
Professional Knowledge Sharing with Real ‘Field’ Experts – 20+ Years Overseas Humanitarian Experience and More
A Humanitarian Approach to EcoTourism – We Invest and Foster Human Capital
Ethical Revenue Sharing with Rural Communities – We Advocate Non-Exploitation, Everyone is a Stake-holder
and much, much more!
Your Exploration Starts Here – The First Step
You are only a few clicks away from amazing cultural eco adventures along nomadic travel routes across the Gobi Desert, vast open Steppes, river valleys and mountain passes by horseback riding, camels, ox carts, trekking, visiting home-stays and more with nomadic families across Mongolia.
Mongolia Solo Trips
Mongolia Packaged Trips
Mongolia Special Interest
Mongolia Winter Trips
Film and TV
You are on your way to becoming a responsible explorer, cultural ecotourism ambassador and change-maker!
Safety and Expertise via Sustainable GeoTourism Agency
In 10 years, well over 6,000+ international travelers have been trained and traveled Responsibly across Mongolia;
What is GER to GER?
Hi my name is Mr. Zanjan Fromer (professional filmmaker, marketer, industry specialist, social economic developer and humanitarian) USA Alaskan Native and Founder/CEO of GER to GER Agency and Foundation, I operate nationwide ecotourism initiatives across Mongolia with my long-time partner and co-founder, Ms. Bayarsuren Yalalt (industry specialist and humanitarian), we offer individual trips, packaged trips and special interest trips that are eco-friendly with the mission of sustaining the destinations. We are specialized in providing a truly unique method of experiencing Mongolia; travelers will receive a pre-departure Responsible Travel training workshop before their overland expeditions and/or nomadic family centered, point to point, cultural eco adventure with Mongolian nomads across vast geographical terrains (deserts, mountains, river valleys, steppes, etc.) by horseback, camels, ox carts, trekking and more! As a team we have successfully established nationwide community-based ecotourism travel routes that extends 11,000 square kilometers (7,000+ miles) across 10 Provinces or States of Mongolia’s geographical terrains.
Imagine how the ancient explorers of the past traveled the globe i.e. Marco Polo, Roy Chapman Andrews, etc., the raw sense of cultural immersion with the locals, the adventure and excitement of the expedition! That’s GER to GER, a fusion of ancient and modern day experiences; an ancient nomadic lifestyle existing in a remote corner of the world in-between Russia and China. GER to GER responsibly shares knowledge with the locals and all travelers (pre-departure) to ensure that as you travel with the nomads across vast geographies that includes deserts, mountains, river valleys, open and vast Mongolian Steppes, your travel mentality is that of an early Explorer; rather than your standard “Tourist” or “Backpacker”. This sort of trip is perfect for those travelers wishing to experience travel like a Mongolian and immersing themselves into their daily nuances (lifestyle, etc.) like the early Explorers. GER to GER is suitable for avid adventurers, humanitarians, individuals, couples, groups and families both young and old that are wishing for a unique local adventure that will take you along an itinerary but also has the flexibility to take you on those unexpected cultural and exploring detours which makes it often a more authentic cultural ecotourism experience.
ESTABLISHED INTERNATIONAL CREDIBILITY – A DECADE OF HONORS and RECOGNITIONS
- 2014 Certified Member of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA)
- 2006-Today Official Partner of Give2Asia (USA501c3)
- 2008-2014 Lonely Planet “…most innovative tourism concept in Mongolia, …top of every traveller’s wish list…”
- 2013 Rough Guides – Meet the Locals – How to Immerse Yourself on Your Local Travels
- 2012 National Geographic’s “World’s Best Travel Experiences” #8 – GERtoGER.org
- 2010 National Geographic Society – Geotourism Ambassadorship
- 2010 National Geographic Society – Global Finalist Certificate
- 2010 Honored by National Geographic as one of World’s Innovative Travel Entrepreneurs
- 2009 Top Ten Global Finalist of National Geographic Society and Ashoka Changemakers “Power of Place” GeoTourism Challenge
- 2009 WHL Travel’s Urban Adventures Award
- 2009 Tour Dust’s Scholarship Award
- 2009 National Geographic Society’s Weekend Broadcast
- 2007 United States Agency for International Development Grant Winner
- 2007 Officially recommended by UNESCAP at its 63rd Session – Page 14
- 2006 Official Partner of the CBS’s The Amazing Race
- 2005 Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation Grant Winner
- 2005 World Bank Tender Winner – Cross-Industry Supply Chain and Competitiveness Study and Analysis
Are You Ready to Explore Mongolia!
Here a few Featured Packages to get your started…
Finances from trips helps support our Humanitarian and Social Economic Development Initiatives
Mongolia Overland Trips
Mongolia Horseback Riding Trips
Mongolia Trekking and Hiking Trips
Mongolia Gobi Desert Trips
Mongolia Cultural Home-Stays
Be Culturally Smart, Travel Locally Smart and
Globally be a Humanitarian!
Mongolian Proverb “A Person with a Tongue is a Person with Feet”; If you speak with comprehension you will go far
Mongolian Proverb “If the Master Endeavors, Destiny shall Endeavor”; Strive for life and Life will strive for you
ETHICALLY SHARING TOURISM REVENUES WITH RURAL COMMUNITIES and NOMADIC FAMILIES ACROSS MONGOLIA
More than a million dollars have been directly injected into Mongolia’s local economies, 100s of human resources across the country have been trained and new job markets created by our social economic value and supply chain advancement methodologies via Sustainable GeoTourism.
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Nearly a Decade of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Travel to Support Rural Nomadic Families Across Mongolia
How Good is GER to GER in Generating Benefits for the Locals?
Good enough to receive numerous international honors and awards for over a decade!
Our package trips are designed for travel agencies that sustains our organization, however, our independent trips responsibly returns approximately 70%-80% of generated annual revenues to the locals as apart of our sustainable livelihoods Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Mission which is audited by the Mongolian Government. GER to GER is proud to be Mongolia’s first Tour Operator/Agency that was designed to incorporate a strong CSR Mission into its overall nationwide operations. In accordance, The GER to GER Foundation, an official Mongolian Government certified Humanitarian NGO, continues to operate via its own funding and by in-kind donations made to it through our partnership with Give2Asa; a globally recognized USA 501c3 charity organization. GER to GER Foundation has been successfully audited by numerous international agencies (including but not limited to): Swiss Agency for International Development, United States Agency for International Development, The Asian Foundation, and more.
Annually, GER to GER manages the involvement of both direct/indirect local human resources totaling 1,000+/- in addition to the 100s of annual international travelers is a testament to our operational logistical capabilities; the very same capabilities used towards managing 100s of successful projects and programs. Today, as we continue to operate across Mongolia’s vast geographical terrains we are furthering our social economic development goals.
Extremely remote nomadic communities have been systematically included into the initiatives sustainably.
Costly outreach health initiatives that benefit a few hundred nomads/locals have been enhanced to reach between 4,000 to 5,000 at 1/10 the traditional cost.
Diversification of rural job markets owing to increased level of demand on supply and value chains.
And 100s more success stories!