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WHAT WE DO
WHERE WE GO
I’m Jess, the founder of Eternal Landscapes. Together with Turuu and our entirely
Mongolian team, we provide local trips of discovery and exploration through Mongolia.
What makes us different?
Our size. We’re small. We offer freedom and flexibility and bring a touch of individuality to our trips. Our belief in promoting a more responsible and sustainable travel approach makes us different too -
As a team (I am the only westerner) we research, design and operate all aspects of the holidays we offer. We work independently and not through any agency or representative of another company. We also don't follow the typical stereotypes of a tour company either -
It won’t all go according to plan. It can’t. It’s Mongolia. A country the size of western
Europe with a basic infrastructure. It’s challenging for the locals and will challenge you as well. But. Bring your spirit of adventure. Ditch your watch. Be prepared to face irritations and frustrations. Embrace the weather.
Come and experience the vast ‘eternal’ landscapes, the way the locals make their life in this harsh terrain, and the impact all of this has on your daily life. It will restore your sense of the earth’s immensity and your place in it. Mongolia is a fabulous country to explore.
'We got to experience Mongolian life and not just see Mongolia from the "comfort" of our car. Camping in the wild, horse trekking, staying with families and sharing in the Mongolian barbecue made us feel as though we weren't so much tourists but rather more like we were friends of friends.
Maria Seele, 2015
'This was by far the best we have experienced. Jess, Turuu, and the whole team are committed to offering a real taste of Mongolia, in a responsible and environmentally-
Viv McWaters, 2015
'Authentic. Poignant. Challenging but very genuine.'
Aiko Michot, 2015
'Would recommend without hesitation. The values of the company. The staff. The product. The care. The itineraries. All excellent.'
Jane McNab, 2015
It is very impressive that you maintain your core values and love for Mongolia over $$.
Tammy Ruddick, 2015
'From the very start I was impressed with the honesty. It was very clear what this travel experience would not be and what it would try to be (without guarantees and thus false promises). It felt very personal.'
'The approach to travelling was refreshing and I really appreciated it: showing the 'real' side of Mongolia, without any pretence.'
Sophie Van Het Erve, 2015
'I have been an independent traveller for more than 40 years but would have wanted nothing different on this trip.'
Naomi Luck, 2015
‘Thank you Jess, for Eternal Landscapes! Your vision and mission sets an example for all other tour companies.'
Peter Lai, 2015
'Someone commented to me, 'Jess makes a difference in the lives of many people in Mongolia.' I could see that.'
Hulda and Kenneth Bridgeman, 2015
' The opportunities to meet local people we met were very important in getting to know about Mongolia.
Everything was a revelation. The scenery of Mongolia is stunning and driving through it was so enjoyable.
Visiting the monasteries and seeing the creativity in the landscape'
I really like that EL is a small company and the people in charge are still really connected with what's happening on the ground.’
‘The Essence of Mongolia itinerary was exactly how we expected to have a feel of the country in so short a trip and travelling in just a small fraction of the vastness of the country. Eternal Landscapes was the only travel company I have travelled so far that emphasised on care for the environment and giving back to the community. Eternal Landscapes made our Mongolia trip memorable from start to finish.’
Claudette Morales, Private / Tailor Made Trip, 2016
‘Mongolia is not an easy country to tour. EL took the planning and execution end to end and provided with a top of the class experience.’
Eviatar Halevi, Private / Tailor Made Trip, 2016
‘I believe in using and supporting local people and so I think EL is a top company in this regard , in addition to the fantastic experience that is provided. I would definitely recommend EL to everyone. 100% very satisfied -
Paula Ridge, Small Group Tour, 2016
‘EL was the ultimate non-
KATHLEEN GO, Tailor Made/Private Trip, July 2016
‘The overwhelming message that I want you to have, and to take pride in, is that your staff made all the difference (as did your high levels of pre departure responsiveness and service).’
Evangelise Apostolou, Private / Tailor Made Trip, July 2016
‘Attention to individual needs and tailoring of trips to those; responsiveness; realistic representation of self, the trip, and the country; company with character that includes love of and pride in the country; responsible and sustainable travel.’
SABINE CHAI, Family Tour, July 2016
‘It totally met our expectations and beyond. It was so tranquil and remote and we really felt like we were having a real experience rather than going to all the main tourist attractions.’
Imi Bond, Private / Tailor Made Trip, July 2016
Responsible, sustainable or ethical travel -
This is about our responsibility to Mongolia. Travel can, and should be, a positive experience for both you, the visitor, and for Mongolia – its natural environment, people, culture and traditions. I believe that travel has to be beneficial to all concerned. That for me is responsible travel.
We operate all aspects of the business ourselves -
Reserve any of our 2017 trips before December 31st and receive a 15% discount per person.
Look at our special offers page for more specific details on individual tours.
Autumn 2016 Newsletter
Read about our Gobi tree planting!
No tight schedules. No ‘tick it off the list’ travel. Just freedom to explore and discover.
Image by our guest Egon Filter, Untamed Mongolia small group adventure
Be one of few rather than one of many. My small groups are a maximum of six.
Image by our guest John Holman, Bayandalai Naadam in the southern Gobi.
We don’t ‘close’ for the winter months. Do something different. Be part of the minority that
Image by our guest Massimo Rumi, 2015
tour on every trip.
Image by our guest Frank Jones, 2014
We offer you freedom to explore
Each itinerary is designed to provide you with a more individual style of travel -
Image of the EL drivers at Khongoryn Els sand dunes.
Off the beaten track adventure
We cater for those who typically travel independently (or have done in the past) and so are looking to do an organised trip but have trouble with the ethos of an organised trip.
Day hike at Khovsgol Nuur National Park
Mongolia is a country of spectacular raw natural beauty and sublime space that inspires adventure and exploration.
Image by our guest Zeynep Ozbek. Khoridol Saridag Mountains. Wilderness Trails trekking itinerary.
No contrived experiences. We are working toward a long-
Batbold and Jargaa at Terkhiin Tsagaan Nuur . Image by our guest Susan Macleod.
We offer refreshing journeys that lift your experiences out of the ordinary
'We stood on the threshold of the wide plateau at the entrance of the land of the nomads...we felt as though born into a new life...' -
Gain a fresh perspective. Image by our guest Mick Egan, 2014
Leave small footsteps in a big county. We’re serious about responsible travel. Travel has to benefit all.
The spectacular Khar Nuur in Zavkhan Province. Image by our guest John Holman.
We give you the essence of Mongolia
Not as a one time ‘tick-
Image by Egon Filter, Brazil
Wilderness Adventure, 2009
Our trips focus on 21st Century Mongolia
We try to provide a realistic overview rather than the Mongolia portrayed by guidebooks and other companies.
Image by Nick Rains
Come with us. We look forward to welcoming you. Please get in touch or explore our website for inspiration.