Choijoo azaa

Azaa Choijoo

Azaa Choijoo was born and raised amid the rolling hills and grasslands of Mongolia’s eastern steppes, and has been a professional Trip Leader since 1998. Fluent in English, Russian, and Kalkh Mongol, Azaa is a graduate of the Institute of Foreign Languages in Ulaanbaatar. During the school year, she teaches Russian and English at a Middle School in “UB,” and describes her homeland as “one of the few countries with an untouched nature—a land with no fences, free and unchanged in millennia, with a magnificent culture where you are welcomed at every door.” Although she loves all of Mongolia, she has a particular fondness for the Gobi, with its vast open spaces, stillness, and variety of landscapes. A delightful leader with boundless energy and an incredible command of her country’s history, Azaa loves sharing Mongolia’s natural beauty and fascinating culture, especially facilitating visits with local families. “At first people seem shy and not so talkative. But after a few questions they become more open. I want my trip members to intercommunicate with nomadic families and experience their life.” When not leading trips, Azaa lives in Ulaanbaatar with her husband and two children, and visits her parents at their ger in the countryside.

Upcoming Trips: TBA

Past Trips

Client Testimonials

Azaa was absolutely wonderful. She was able to talk at length on any subject that came up. She answered our questions honestly. She was ALWAYS cheerful, attentive to our needs, informative and candid. She shared so much of her own life to better understand her country.
— Brenda M., Anchorage, AK
Wild Mongolia
A delightful trip leader in every way, with a great sense of humor and a font of knowledge on Mongolian history.
— Sandy B., San Francisco, CA
Wild Mongolia
Azaa was fabulous. Her knowledge is encyclopedic. She was organized and in control, while being playful and engaging at the same time. Absolutely a delight!
— Scott S., Freestone, CA
In the Realm of Genghis Khan
Azaa was delightful. She handled all the trip logistics well, was highly knowledgeable about a wide range of Mongolian topics, and was an extremely pleasant person to be around.
— Gail L., Boulder, CO
Mongolia Private Journey
Azaa was an excellent guide! She was extremely knowledgeable and considerate. It was great to have her as part of the trip.
— Heidi M., Fort Collins, CO
Mongolia Private Journey
Azaa is mature, very knowledgeable, and good working with people. She is also adaptable and will ensure that what is promised is delivered.
— Jeanne S., Orange, CA
Wild Mongolia
Azaa did a great job. She knows the country, the people, the history, the arts, and it was very good to have her, particularly in a country where very few speak English.
— Jacques L., Berkeley, CA
Wild Mongolia
Azaa was able to adapt quickly to changing circumstances and provided us with a great experience.
— Ted S., Denver, CO
Wild Mongolia
Azaa rocks!
— Mary W., Crosby, TX
Wild Mongolia
Azaa was very knowledgeable and friendly.
— Becky H., Chandler, AZ
Wild Mongolia
Azaa was superb—very informative and responsive to our needs.
— Bill D., Champaign, IL
In the Land of Genghis Khan
Aaza was an excellent guide. Our wonderful interaction with the people was facilitated by her warm manner.
— Jean B., Carmel, CA
In the Land of Genghis Khan
An intelligent, knowledgable, personable, skillful, tactful, competent guide—A1.
— Sue Z., San Anselmo, CA
In the Land of Genghis Khan
Azaa was the best trip guide I have ever experienced. She was helpful, resourceful, patient, attentive, and unflappable. Without her, the trip would not have been as great. What a pleasure to travel with her!
— Phebe J., Escondido, CA
In the Land of Genghis Khan
Azaa was amazingly patient and unfailingly calm and professional, while also perfectly friendly. A simply wonderful guide in every way!
— Alan R., Santa Cruz, CA
In the Land of Genghis Khan