Trending Travel to Central Asia with Silk Road Treasure Tours

Immersive Travel Experience

immersive travelMany tour operators offer special trips, but Zulya Rajabova continues to build her legacy with Silk Road Treasure Tours. How? By not just being a native of the area, but by returning several times a year to discover ways to give her clients true 'trips of a lifetime.'

For Ms. Rajabova, the immersive experience is created with loving care and the most unique perspectives. With local, specially trained tour guides, the relationships that Zulya maintains give her travelers opportunities that no other service can provide.

She takes great pride in showing off her home city of Bukhara, Uzbekistan! One of the most ancient cities of Uzbekistan, Bukhara boasts over 3,000 years of history, playing a central role in the development of the Silk Road connecting Europe with Asia! The legendary cities of Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva and Tashkent are waiting for you in Uzbekistan.

immersive travel 2Highlighting the optimal season for travel to Central Asia, her tours run from April - November each year. During that time, her guests enjoy the best of local culture - Festivals, Bazaars, Colorful fabrics and craftspeople, and often a traditional village wedding! The convenience of luxury accommodation and dining combined with fabulous landscapes, fascinating experiences, and a hearty camel ride gives her clients an appreciation for local and regional culture without sacrificing comfort.

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Central Asia Specialist for Pure Luxury Travel Group

pureAs the only Central Asia Specialist, Zulya will be attending the upcoming Pure Life Experiences annual conference in Marrakech next month. "Our community of like-minded mavericks push boundaries to create life-enriching experiences" - Pure.

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Tien-Shan Declared UNESCO World Heritage Site

Tien Shan"On 17 July 2016, during the World Heritage Committee’s 40th session in Istanbul, Turkey, Western Tien-Shan was inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List to protect its biodiversity. This is Kazakhstan’s second natural site to be declared a World Heritage Site, while it is Kyrgyzstan’s and Uzbekistan’s first." - Birdlife International

Sary-Chelek Lake in the Sary-Chelek State Biosphere Nature Reserve. Photo: Ushakov V.

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White House Visit Recap

zulya whitehouse tripIn mid-July 2016, Silk Road Treasure Tours owner Zulya Rajabova was invited to the White House to discuss international trade as part of the Leadership council. The opportunity allowed her to meet with Ambassadors and advisors further strengthening her relationships in Central Asia. As part of her unique travel business and the industry as a whole, support for the TPP brings employment opportunities to not only her homeland, but also to the United States with support staff.

Zulya's Invite to the White House Featured in Local Media

zulyaOur own Zulya Zulya Rajabova owner of Silk Road Treasure Tours, was featured by Wendy Stanton in the Mendham-Chester Patch.. The article covers the recent news that Zulya has been invited to the White House Business Council. The article went on to say:

Chester, NJ - June 21, 2016 - As part of her continued success, Zulya Rajabova owner of Silk Road Treasure Tours has been invited to the White House to attend the 2016 Business Council and Business Forward briefing on July 13, 2016. With the help of more than 50 of the world's most respected companies, Business Forward is making it easier for tens of thousands of business leaders from across America to advise Washington on how to create jobs and accelerate our economy.

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Happy International Women's Day!

zulua womans dayMarch 8 celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world and calls for continued action on gender parity.
As a public holiday in Central Asia, the nations combine International Women's Day and Mother's Day for this celebration. Backed by legislation ensuring equal rights, childcare leave up to three years and benefits for pregnant women as well, Uzbekistan is proud of its high literacy rates and record of leadership roles for women. The government supports programs for health, education, assistance with jobs for female university graduates, and assistance including micro-loans for women entrepreneurs. Silk Road Treasure Tours supports these actions and salutes all the women of Uzbekistan as well as the many who work for us and travel with us.

Silk Road Treasure Tours Debuts its new Customizable Family Adventure to Central Asia with Set and Flexible Departures in 2015 and 2016

Families with Children, Tweens, Teens, Adult Children, and Multi-generations

Explore, Discover, and Enrich Your Lives Together in Central Asia

Family Milestone Celebrations in 2016 Coordinate with the countries of Central Asia and the 25th Anniversary of their independence from the former Soviet Union.

Chester, NJ, May 18, 2015 ... Silk Road Treasure Tours, the premier American tour operator with founding roots in Central Asia announces its brand new 15-day FAMILY ADVENTURE TO THE "STANS" OF CENTRAL ASIA with a customized itinerary to suit families with children ages seven to adult and multi-generations traveling together. Trips offer hands-on experiences, age matching people-to-people interactions, participation in seasonal, traditional festivals and a balance of adventure and culture created just right for every family's interests. The tour offers a unique bonding opportunity for family members of all ages exploring a region of ancient trading civilizations along Central Asia's Silk Road.

SILK ROAD TREASURE TOURS DEBUTS NEW LUXURY TOURS TO CENTRAL ASIA and the CAUCASUS

Superior first class accommodations with butler service, fine food and wine with tailored menus, private luxury vehicles, exclusive access to closed venues, and VIP treatment throughout, await you on a Silk Road Treasure Tours’ Luxury and Immersive, Once-in-A-Lifetime Travel Experience at the Crossroads of the Silk Road, where the ancient civilizations of East and West merged.

Chester, NJ, April 27, 2015 … Silk Road Treasure Tours, the premier American tour operator with founding roots in Central Asia, announces its new luxury tour offerings.

Says Zulya Rajabova, Uzbekistan native, and President of Silk Road Treasure Tours, “I designed these travel itineraries to specifically offer the richest cultural experiences combined with the most comfortable accommodations, most modern and convenient luxury transportation, and superior, personal service.”

These new luxury Central Asia tours include: a 14-day Central Asia luxury itinerary, featuring Ashgabad,Turkmenistan; Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, Uzbekistan; Bishkek, Burana Tower, and Issyk Kul Lake,Kyrgyzstan; and Almaty, Kazakhstan (from $470 per day, open departures); a 10-day luxury travel experience in Uzbekistan, featuring Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva in-depth (from $530 per day, open departures); and a 10-day luxury culinary immersion in Uzbekistan, visiting the same fascinating Uzbek cities, but highlighting indulgent gastronomical experiences at bazaars, bakeries, gourmet shops, restaurants, farms, wineries, local homes, private estates, and caravan-serais, with hands-on activities and behind-the-scenes access (from $532 per day, open departures). 

In the Caucasus, Silk Road Treasure Tours offers a five-day luxury Georgia tour including: Tbilisi, Sighnaghi, Velistsikhe, Kisiskhevi, Tsinandali, Gombori, Kazbegi, and Mtskheta (the black sand desert).  Historians lead travelers to explore and contrast ancient and contemporary churches, synagogues and mosques (some are UNESCO sites), so that they feel the vibrancy of melding cultures.  Guests bathe in ancient hot springs; sip wine made according to centuries’ old methods on an estate set amongst terraced vineyards; eat lunch while gazing out at Mount Kazbegi, the mythical home of Prometheus; and learn the time-honored art of Georgian enamel making at a historic cloisonné studio (from $498 per day, open departures).

In Central Asia, Silk Road Treasure Tours offers luxury in culture, adventure, and cuisine.  Whether in the vibrant capital city of Ashgabad, behind sun-warmed adobe walls, in a village nestled in a lush valley, or in a nomadic Kyrgyz  yurt under a sky of blazing stars or next to a giant, glowing desert crater, guests are presented with both the highest comfort and most authentic experience. They explore palaces, madrassah, fortresses, and caravanserais from by-gone eras.  They witness classic Soviet architecture amidst soaring minarets, brilliant blue cupolas, lace-like ornamentation and the azure and olive glazed ceramics of medieval mausoleums and mosques.They excite themselves in Central Asia’s bustling bazaars - still as busy now as they were hundreds of years ago, where anything is available and everything is on display. They ride horse-back around an endorheic alpine lake or lumber on a Bactrian camel over rolling dunes. They are tempted by the aroma of fresh bread from clay tandoor ovens, and the robust smell of Silk Road spices redolent from faraway lands.

On all these tours, special amenities and luxury arrangements include: first-class train cars on the high speed railway, luxury automobiles, fine food and wine with tailored menus, and exclusive access to closed venues, and VIP treatment. Furthermore travelers stay in Silk Road Treasure Tours’ exclusive collection of international luxury branded hotels and local boutique hotels. International hotels include: Ritz Carlton, Hyatt, Inter-Continental, and Serena properties. Boutique hotels include: Minzifa, Sasha and Son, and Komil hotels in Bukhara; Shakhrezade Hotel in Khiva; and the Diyora and the Grand Samarkand Superior in Samarkand. In addition, Silk Road Treasure Tours is now also using two new boutique Bibi-khanym properties in Samarkand and Bukhara respectively. The Bukhara property, just opened in November 2014, is adjacent to the 17th Century historic Labi Khouse Chaikhana complex.

All these luxury trips are priced land only, based on double occupancy for 4 to 10 travelers, and all itineraries can be customized.

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