Custom Travel Planners for Central Asia
When you engage a Central Asia custom travel planner you will find a partner in travel who can guide you on the best way to make the most of your travel experience and your travel dollars! Whether it’s an active climb to a peak experience, gliding between towering mountains or a relaxing nature adventure to photograph scenery, these experts help to create the trip of your dreams.
From CN: “Meeting people helps a person understand and appreciate a country and its culture, and Stewart makes that happen, giving her clients the opportunity to see and understand what life is really like in a place. Her clients have spent a night in troglodyte caves, attended local weddings, danced in family restaurants, lunched and dined in private homes, played English country house games with Bedouin tribesmen, and even taken an insider tour of the presidential offices in Tbilisi. She’s plugged into the capital’s coolest boutique hotels and its cutting-edge fashion scene, and is a conduit to Georgian culture: khinkali-dumpling-cooking lessons, polyphonic choirs, a village pagan festival.”
Central Asia Custom Tour Planner: Zulya Rajabova (Uzbekistan): Silk Road Treasures
Conde Nast Travel Expert, Travel & Leisure A-List, Wendy’s WOW List
Website: Silk Road Treasure Tours
From Wendy: “Zulya grew up in Uzbekistan—her hometown, Bukhara, is one of the legendary cities of the Silk Road trading route—and has lived in the U.S. since 2003. This makes her well suited to introduce foreigners to the stunning landscapes and ancient sites of Central Asia, including all five “Stans.” Her expertise with languages (in addition to Uzbeki and English, Zulya speaks German, Russian, and Farsi) set her on a path in tourism: She started out as an interpreter and guide for journalists, diplomats, and heads of state visiting Uzbekistan. Her personal contacts at museums, exhibition sites, and performance companies translate to exclusive access for her clients, and the encounters that she orchestrates with artisans and businesspeople help bring alive aspects of the culture both ancient and contemporary.”
Read Zulya’s Insider’s Guide to Uzbekistan.
Central Asia Custom Travel Planner (Former Russia): Greg Tepper: Exeter International
Conde Nast Travel Expert, Travel & Leisure A-List
Website: Exeter International
From T&L: “A Russian speaker, he arranges exclusive experiences in both major cultural centers — a private performance from the Georgian national dance company in Tbilisi, say — and more out of the way destinations, like the Armenian countryside, the medieval towns of Russia’s “Golden Ring,” or the Silk Road sites of Uzbekistan.”
From CN: “Uzbekistan is Isomovna’s home country — which means she’s actually there, a point of differentiation that gives many clients peace of mind. She can arrange after hours tours in spectacular Samarkand or Bukhara and, through her connections, she’ll take you into some off-the-beaten path rural areas. ”
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Countries of Central Asia
Try some of these great ideas to start your conversation with one of the travel experts listed above. Rather than try to come up with specifics, we thought we’d let the beauty of the countries speak for themselves. Below are beautiful pictures from seven of the countries in Central Asai, followed by pictures for additional countries in the regions.
Most of the pictures are from Unsplash, Dreamstime and Pixabay.