: Wynoma de Faria | Rating
: 520 October 2017
Advantour with Yuriy.
It was our second with Advantour the first being Uzbekistan May 2016.
First of all on behalf of the group our thanks to Yuriy for having organised a superb travel of the 3 Caucausian countries Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Armenia for a group of 16 pax for 15 days. It was Yuriy`s quick reply to my first mail that made me confirm the destination and then the agency, 15 months before our trip started
Wasn`t sure what to expect as not many people have been to these countries undiscovered by tourists.
It was much more than i expected... grandiose places, full of history culture, different food. etc. One has to visit these countries now before they are exploited by mass tourism.
I have exchanged uncountable mails with Yuriy about hotels, sites, prices, etc, etc. But there was a prompt reply to all the queries, you are amazing Yuriy.
I had no apprehension at all...and right enough from the airport PICK-UP to all land travel may be over 2000 kms to airport DROP we had no problem at all with transportation not even a tyre puncture...the buses and drivers were very good and drove us diligently over the Caucausian mountain gorges and plains.
The hotels were good too, and as requested for central locations all were superbly located and better than reviews, specially the Shah Palace Hotel in Baku, and Aviatran in Yerevan and Mirhav in Goris were excellent.
The guides too were extremely knowledgeable, well versed in their matter with good diction and experienced in their profession and answered all our questions. Patient as well to handle a group of 16, Seymur of Baku, Anna of Georgia and Nune of Yerevan were just top of the line.
The sites included were also well chosen by Advantour, bear in mind that visiting these countries involves a lot of bus travel as one has to move out of the city.
The dinners organised in Tblisi and Yerevan were of high standard with an insight to the folk and food culture of the country, do include one in Baku as well...it completes the cultural experience.
The exit and entry at borders is very time consuming...either the staff is not well informed about the regulations or they simply want to harass travelers....we took over 2 hours crossing from Azerbaijan border to getting to the Georgian side.
Advantour please make a note of the time constraint here and this delays the sighting seeing and thus missed a bit due to arriving at dusk.
Thanks for your effort to get our Armenia Visas
: Parker | Rating
: 52 March 2017
Wonderful tour of the Caucus area. Top notch tour company with excellent itinerary, scenery, activities, guides, transportation, drivers! A true must trip for all. Can`t wait to visit the 5-Stan tour next year!
: Deborah French | Rating
: 524 July 2016
Not long returned from my second trip with Advantour & once again I was not disappointed. Advantour is a well run, professional travel agency. Their communication is second to none and they go out of their way to ensure your trip is packed with interest and wonderful experiences. I would highly recommend a tour to Uzbekistan and the Caucasus region; all countries are beautiful, safe and a joy to visit.