Karen and Barry Rosenthal, November, 2013
My husband and I just returned from an incredible tour of the Stans, arranged by Zulya Rajabova of Silk Road Treasure Tours. We have traveled independently to over 140 countries, and we were so totally impressed with all the arrangements that Zulya made for us. The planning process was easy, as Zulya had wonderful suggestions. She returned calls and emails immediately, and addressed any concerns I had due my lack of knowledge about the region. Our flights and other transportation between places went smoothly, and our accommodations were in the best hotels and inns that existed in each place. Most important, the guides that Zulya chose in each country were the most knowledgeable and personable people, and we truly enjoyed spending time with them, learning about the lives and culture of each place on our itinerary. Wandering through places like Khiva and Bukhara, we felt as if we were walking through history. People were friendly and welcoming everywhere, and we always felt safe and secure. We traveled to Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and ended our journey in Baku, Azerbiajan. I have never used a tour company that paid as much attention to detail as Zulya did, and who checked in frequently with either us or our guides. I will cherish the memories of everything I experienced: from the colorful markets and the warm hospitality to the magnificent old, new and restored architecture. I would tell anyone I know who is planning to go to Central Asia, that there is no one better than Zulya to plan the trip of a lifetime.
Karen and Barry Rosenthal