Author: Paul & Robyn - Australia | Rating: 51 October 2019
My husband and I have just returned from a 27 day Essentials of the Silk Road organised by Advantours. Our contact in Tashkent was Anvar who was the absolute professional, answered all emails promptly and ensured that all visas and bookings were attended to with no hassles. Our tour leader for the Stans - Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan was Zokhid. Zokhid was a pleasure to travel with. His knowledge and calm nature ensured we were fully informed and also at ease when border crossings can be a little trying. His attention to detail and the welfare of the passengers was excellent.
Once we transferred to the Caucauses we were met by Yuriy from Tbilisi Advantour Office who also was very professional and helpful. Our Tour Leader was Anna Uturgauri. Again Anna excelled at her role - knowledge of the countries of Azerbaijan, Georgia and Armenia and ensured that all passengers were comfortable, well fed and aware of each days proceedings.
The tour itself was fast paced as there is so much to see in all of these countries but we did not feel that we were rushed or it was merely a job for the guides. They genuinely immersed themselves in the history telling and ensured that we sampled the local culture and food.
Overall an excellent experience and would recommend.