GER to GER is featured #8 from 10 “Out of the Ordinary Stays” Worldwide

“eXperience mongolia meaningfully…”

EXPLORE Ulaanbaatar City with our MASTER “Chef’s Specials!” Experiences or “LIVE LIKE LOCAL” with Nomadic Families via rural GEOtourism networks and/or travel across Mongolia experiencing all the highlights via our custom tailored “EXPLORE LIKE A LOCAL” Expeditions. 

Mongolia’s #1 Specialists in “RESPONSIBLE” NOMAD CENTERED COMMUNITY BASED TOURISM, LOCAL LIVING & GEOTOURISM DEVELOPMENT; up to 80% of revenues for both Live Like a Local and Master Experiences are returned to the locals, and 100% is returned to all participating NGOs of our “Empowerment Impacts” Experience (as our in-kind Social Impact contribution).

Awarded Mongolia's Ministry Medal of Honor

GER to GER GEOtourism Mongolia offers “value” and a truly unique way to sustainably experience Mongolia, its cultures, its lifestyles and its incredible “off the beaten path” GEOtourism adventures!

  • WE CARE ABOUT CREATING REAL CULTURAL ADVENTURE EXPERIENCES FOR REAL PEOPLE
  • WE CARE ABOUT CREATING OPPORTUNITIES FOR THE LOCALS
  • Live Like a Local Nomad
  • Packaged Expeditions & Tours
  • Chef's Travel Specials
  • Specialized UB City Experiences
  • PRO TV FIXERS

Living Like a Local Nomad

Community Based Tourism (travel method & local benefits): Networks of Nomadic Families for the Adventurous.  You will explore Mongolia from nomadic family to nomadic family across deserts, mountains, steppes, etc.; families are your hosts and guides. These Geotourism trips are 100% Affordable, 100% Community Based, 100% Reality, 100% On Your Own with trained nomadic communities that earn 80% of the Trip Fee!!! Nomadic families provide 3 meals with unlimited hot tea; your own nomadic ger as specified; nomadic guides that travel with you on an average of 20 to 40+ kilometers per day from one nomadic family to the next (family to family networks) across Mongolia’s deserts, mountains, steppes, pastures, river valleys, etc., with horses, ox-carts, camel, etc.. These types of trips are semi-all inclusive; contact us for further details. Knowledge Based Travel: This means a certain level of learning and acceptance/empathy is required as you will be trained for an ole style cultural adventure! “Simply… explore Mongolia’s incredible terrains and nomadic families’ lifestyles with a good heart - be flexible/understanding and you’ll have an amazing adventure.” Rural Benefits: as the locals do most of the works as they are your host (you’ll stay in the families’ extra nomadic ger) and your guide across incredible geographic terrains (trekking, horseback, etc.), most of the income generated is returned to participating nomadic families and community members. 

Explore Like a Local Across Mongolia via Our Packaged Expeditions & Tours

Packaged Overland Tours and Expeditions (travel method and benefits): Packaged Trips are custom designed for people of different backgrounds and interests; which includes: active adventurers, soft adventurers and even first-time adventurers who desire a good mix of city-like travel with some adventure. Our leisure trips are specially packaged for your market that thoughtfully combine Mongolia’s nomadic lifestyle with the diverse spectrum of geographic experiences (terrains, historical sites, etc.) all of which are escorted by a professional guide. These trips move at a slower pace and you have more time to explore, experience your surroundings and get to know the local people. The social-economic benefits from these trips directly funds our sustainability and our social economic development initiatives (United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals etc.) within Mongolia and abroad which you can read further about on our website.

"Chef's Travel Specials!"

EXPERIENCE THE REMOTELY LOCATED 'BLUE SAPPHIRE MOUNTAIN LAKE' WITH HEART-WARMING HIGHLAND NOMADIC FAMILIES

Our "Chef's Specials" ARE DEFINITIVELY GER TO GER'S BRAND GEOTOURISM/LIVE LIKE A LOCAL EXPERIENCES! An off the beaten path hiking, trekking and horseback expedition/"Live Like a Local" experiences in a region of Mongolia that is unspoiled by the "general tourism industry" (impossible to reach by your standard tourist buses) of which GER to GER has been operating with our incredibly warm-hearted nomadic families for over a decade... our "Diamond in the Rough".

The following custom designed itineraries are 100% perfect for the avid hikers, trekkers, horseback and nature enthusiasts! 

Option One: Trekking to the Blue Sapphire Mountain Lake

Option Two: Horseback Riding to Blue Sapphire Mountain Lake

Option Three: Horseback Riding with Highland's Nomadic Ranchers

SPECIALIZED CITY
EXPERIENCES WITH
MASTERS

Imagine having access to the Masters of Archery, Calligraphy, Asian Brush Arts, Khoomei, Horse-head Fiddle, and more... NOW YOU DO!

Don’t be bored in Ulaanbaatar with the same ole sights/wasting time at dumb bars and junky guesthouses...  Join our Master Experiences and uniquely explore Ulaanbaatar City!

At GER to GER, we are 100% local-oriented GEOtourism Agency... with local assets across Mongolia; nomadic families, communities, honored human resources, masters of the arts, masters of music, masters of archery and more... GER to GER’s Cultural Ambassadors and Master Instructors are opening the doors into worlds not commonly experienced NOR accessible to international travelers.

 

PRO TV FIXING & Production Management

Mr. Fromer, founder of GER to GER, is a professional film and media specialist who's managed/fixed/facilitated some of the world's largest and most renowned Reality TV Programs across Mongolia for over a couple decades.

From 100s of small to large film productions - Mr. Fromer has been contracted by National Geographic Society, Rubin Arts Museum, CBS/WRP The Amazing Race, Quick Silver, ARD1, Syfy's Destination Truth (UNIVERSAL), NBC and so much more!

GER to GER is truly a "Producer's Paradise" as we are professional country producers ourselves that have traveled to almost every corner of Mongolia (-60 degrees in the winter to +40 degrees in the summer) with nomadic assets across Mongolia and working relations with a variety of tourism boards, Ministries, etc., and we work on productions from pre-scout creative development, scouts, all pre-production, production and post-production levels.

  • WE CARE ABOUT CREATING UNIQUE EXPERIENCES BOTH ON AND OFF THE BEATEN PATH ACROSS MONGOLIA

TRAVEL NOTICE – CLIENT SUITABILITY

Please kindly note that GER to GER is refined for the more ‘responsible’, empathetic, open minded, non-judgemental and non-touristic type of travelers and explorers who do not have the typical ‘touristic expectations’ that desire something truly unique that is much more towards the exploration of the non-touristic and/or “REALITY” aspects of cultures, countries, environs, geographic terrains, etc… 

NOTICE TO “LOW” BUDGET TRAVELERS
Kindly note that we are extremely overworked with many social economic development related projects, programs, initiatives, famed film and TV Productions, etc., that further assists Mongolia’s development… Literally, WE don’t have the time nor energy for the dumb & nonsensical dramatized travel-scammers (and how they waste our invaluable time/energies), HENCE, from 2020 GER to GER will be slowly discontinuing much of our generous and goodwill services for the “Low Budget Travelers” (we’ll leave a few products).  This is a HUGE GAIN for GER to GER as WE ARE NOT OBLIGATED to wastefully provide our incredible cultural adventure services nor time, energies and expertise to those who are both ungrateful and unable to afford quality experiences. Indeed, the majority of Low Budget Travelers are good folks – HOWEVER – more than a handful of Low Budget Travelers shamelessly create tons of issues for good people and good businesses, and GER to GER has had enough of their negative impacts… As we don’t financially earn much from helping Low Budget Travelers we’ve decided to upgrade most of our nomadic routes and discontinue servicing ‘low budget travelers’ – thank you, but no thank you.  

  • WE ARE NOT JUST ANOTHER "TOURISM BUSINESS" THAT EXPLOITS THE LOCALS

We are a Social Enterprise that does “Good”

GER to GER “SHARES” ITS KNOWLEDGE with BOTH TRAVELERS/LOCALS as well as its WEALTH WITH THE LOCALS. GER TO GER’S TEAM & CLIENT ETHOS:

RESPECT THE LAND’S HISTORY, RESPECT THE CULTURE, RESPECT THE PEOPLE’S GROWTH, MANAGE YOUR EXPECTATIONS,  BY UPHOLDING INTEGRITY OF OTHERS”

  • YOU'LL FIND OUR UNIQUE TRAVEL EXPERIENCES ON BOTH OUR WEBSITE AND OUR FAMED INTERNATIONAL PARTNER SITES

Official Adventure Partners

“GER to GER is officially one of the 200 Founding Members of Airbnb Adventures”

Live Amongst Mongolian Mountain Nomads

You can only book this ‘Specialized Adventure’ via Airbnb.
Note: this trip isn’t the Blue Sapphire Mountain Lake

Nomadic Living in Mongolia’s Deserts

You can only book this ‘Specialized Adventure’ via Airbnb.

  • GER TO GER HAS GENERATED MUCH SUCCESS FOR OVER A DECADE AND DEFINITELY A SMALL HANDFUL OF LESSONED LEARNED

WHAT DO PEOPLE THINK ABOUT US?

Our Success Rate

Well over 95% are satisfied clients

CONTINUOUS ACTION IS MORE MEANINGFUL THAN WORDS ALONE – EXCELLENCE IS A SUSTAINED HABIT

“The best choice for a tour in Mongolia” – Trip Advisor Review

“If you are thinking to take a tour in Mongolia this is the place to shop. Forget about all other agencies that offer traditional touristic tours with a English speaking guide, sleeping in tourost camps, etc. Ger to Ger will place you in real nomadic family without a tour guide so you will be on your own, sleeping in real gers with family, eating with family etc.  I took 2 humanitarian tours (Dairy and Gobi) and no doubt one of my best experiences in my life.”

We believe in good ole HONESTY; nobody is PERFECT, from 10,000+ SUCCESSES - less than 1% were displeased...

RESULTS FROM THE LAST 10,000 TRAVELERS

Liked the "Live Like a Local Nomad" Humanitarian Trips - Just As It Is
Satisfied 97%
Satisfied with the "Live Like a Local Nomad" Humanitarian Trips - However Needs Improvement
3%
Liked the Packaged Trips - Just As It Is
Satisfied 95%
Satisfied with the Packaged Trips - However Needs Improvement
5%
  • FOR OVER A DECADE - MAJOR TV PRODUCTIONS AND PUBLICATIONS HAVE RESEARCHED, EXPERIENCED AND WRITTEN EXCEPTIONALLY ABOUT GER TO GER

SEE WHAT “INTERNATIONAL EXPERTS” HAVE EXPERIENCED AND WRITTEN SINCE 2005 ONWARDS

World’s Innovative Travel Entrepreneurs to Gather at National Geographic to Share Geotourism Success
Ger to Ger Goes for Gold in Mongolia; With two wins under its belt in the Ashoka’s Changemakers 2009 Geotourism Challenge: Power of Place – Sustaining the Future of Destinations, Ger to Ger – the self-styled ‘market-driven social enterprise’ based in Mongolia – is definitely doing something right. Founded in 2005 by Mr Zanjan Fromer, a native Alaskan with extensive experience in tourism and development, Ger to Ger has in a few short years managed to generate the kind of buzz for which many similar enterprises earnestly and sometimes vainly strive.
"MONGOLIA CAMPING"
GER to GER GEOTOURISM MONGOLIA: 2006 Official Country Partner of the CBS’s The Amazing Race: S10 E2; An Emmy and Directors Guild Award Winning Season.
GER to GER Geotourism Mongolia | Rough Guides and GERtoGER
"Meet the locals – how to immerse yourself on your travels"; A typical day on a trip with Ger to Ger, a non-profit organization that promotes grassroots tourism development, starts with a journey on horse or oxcart from the ger where you spent the night onto your next resting post. The rest of the day is spent doing what your new hosts do.
"MONGOLIA PRACTICES SUSTAINABLE TOURISM"
GERtoGER.org is featured in the TOP 12 GLOBAL DESTINATIONS for honeymoons - the story is now featured in New York Magazine's 2018 biannual Weddings issue and is now live online. 
"PLACES OF INTEREST IN MONGOLIA"
"TRAVELING RESPONSIBLY" - PAGE 31 (SLIDE 13)

GO LOCAL, 

GIVE LOCAL

“A truly Mongolian experience”
– Trip Advisor Review

“If you want to get an idea of what traditional life in Mongolia is like while also staying off the beaten track, this is the place to book a tour. I did a three day tour in the Middle Gobi region and a 6-day tour in Bulgan Province. I stayed in Mongolia near the end of april, which is a good time temperature-wise. Both tours greatly exceeded my expectations, as did the service provided by GerToGer…”

“…I thoroughly enjoyed staying with these people and want to thank GerToGer. These tours were the best combination of feeling safe (knowing you can always call them in case of emergency) and experiencing something real and unique. Definitely a highlight of my travels, you can’t miss this if you are visiting Mongolia!”

Dr. Carmen Rohrbach
Ms. Carmen Rohrhach traveled with Mr. Fromer of GER to GER; Ms. Rohrbach's last "Mongolei" book featured GER to GER

German Travel Writers Explore GER to GER

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