Anita and Hsiao Kao, June 2016

Anita and Hsiao Kao, June 2016

My husband and I just got back from an amazing 35-day back-to-back  "5-Stans" and "3-Caucasus" trip, which was arranged by Zulya Rajabova 's travel company "Silk Road Treasure Tours".  Despite our extensive travel around the major continents, we have never been exposed to that part of the world.  I was very excited when I read about the 5 Stan countries from Conde Nast travel magazine and about the Silk Road Treasure Tours company, so I contacted Zulya Rajabova for more information.

From the very beginning I was attracted to her warm, pleasant personality, then I was deeply impressed by her caring and professional attitudes. She was very patient in answering all my questions and addressing all my concerns, then she helped me to obtain required visas, plan a convenient and efficient tour itinerary, book the best flights and make this a hassle-free tour to Central Asia and Caucasus.

In the 8 countries we visited, we had a very comfortable private cars with  drivers and English-speaking local guides.  All the guides were very professional, friendly, knowledgeable, accommodating, and enthusiastic to show us their countries.  All the drivers were  also very courteous, attentive and friendly.  Even though they did not speak English very well, but through the tour guide, we managed to share many jokes and laughters along the way.

During this trip we had ample opportunities to enjoy spectacular sceneries, visit beautiful madrasahs, mausoleums, mosques and world-class museums, interact with friendly local people and school children. We also had a chance to meet with Zulya's family as their lunch guests. Throughout the trip, Zulya Rajabova  kept in touch with our guides to make sure that everything goes well according to the itinerary.

All in all this was a fantastic trip! It easily ranks on top of all our travel adventures.  I will not hesitate for one moment to travel with her again or recommend her to anyone who wants to visit Central Asia and the Caucasus countries.

Anita and Hsiao Kao
June 2016
Ohio, USA