Mongolia Tours

Saranzaya Baatar

Saranzaya Baatar

President and Co-Founder

Saranzaya has devoted her life to building bridges between her native Mongolia and the world. At the National University of Mongolia (NUM), Saranzaya earned B.A. and M.A. degrees and became one of the nation’s leading experts on the U.S.-Mongolia relationship. She has served Mongolia as a lecturer at NUM, Foreign Affairs Manager of one of Mongolia’s largest corporations, a special contributor to the City of Ulaanbaatar’s international projects and a guest on Mongolian TV discussing American culture. Saranzaya founded Blue Silk Travel in 2009 to further Mongolia’s development and international integration, while also pursuing her personal passions: world travel, photography and enjoying nature. When she is not traveling to new destinations, Saranzaya divides her time between the U.S. and Mongolia. She is fluent in Mongolian, Russian and English.

Jonathan Khoury

Jonathan Khoury

Vice President and Co-Founder

Jonathan, Saranzaya’s husband, has spent almost two decades exploring the cultures of Asia and sharing them with the world. Well known by travelers for his expert knowledge of all aspects of Mongolian society, Jonathan delights in sharing his passion with visitors. Jonathan holds a B.A. from Yale University, and has lived in Beijing, served in the Peace Corps for two years in a remote village of Mongolia, worked in the private sector in Ulaanbaatar and traveled extensively throughout the far reaches of Mongolia. He is committed to harnessing business and investment to assist Mongolia’s development, and has earned the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation. Fluent in Mongolian and English, Jonathan lives parts of the year in both his native Cleveland and his adopted Mongolia.

B. Tsolmon

B. Tsolmon

Mongolian Office Director

Tsolmon handles reservations, contracting, ticketing, scheduling and other in-country logistics. She has enjoyed a distinguished career as a purse designer and is one of Mongolia's most talented leather workers, bringing a contemporary sensibility to Mongolia's historic tradition of leather arts. Tsolmon has traveled widely throughout Mongolia, Russia and Eastern Europe and has lived in Prague. She is fluent in Mongolian, Russian and Czech.

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