I myself am a Tour Operator from Florida and organize these types of trips on a daily basis. I can confidently say that from my first email to Elina, to my final airport drop off, this tour couldn't have been put together better!
We did a customized 5 days, 4 countries through the "Stans", and everything ran so smoothly! Upon our arrival at the Bishkek airport in Kyrgyzstan, we were promptly greeted by our Tour Guide Ilya. He had a sign with my name on it, and within 5 minutes of talking to him, we knew this was going to be a great first day.
We did a half city tour of Bishkek, followed by a trip to Al Archa. The country side trip only took about one hour, and was the highlight of our first day there. Ilya was extremely knowledgeable, super friendly, and made us feel like family the entire day.
Our second day we flew to Almaty, where once again we we promptly greeted on time by our tour guide Alina, and had the same driver from Kyrgyzstan, Ruslan. Both were absolutely fantastic and showed us around this beautiful country. The highlight of that day, and the whoe trip had to be Big Lake Almaty. Just stunningly beautiful and just breathtaking!
On our third day we flew from Almaty to Tashkent and once again, we were greeted on time, but this time, Elina was there to welcome us. We felt even better knowing she was there since she had been our point of contact since day 1.
We headed on a day trip to Tajikistan, to the beautiful city of Khujand! We walked from the border of Uzbekistan to Tajikistan and besides the crazy border chaos, the day trip was awesome! Our driver Amir and our guide Rahmatulo really made us feel like family.
Our final day was spent on a day tour of Tashkent! We had a wonderful time learning about the history of this iconic city. Our guide Kanol was so knowledgeable and so friendly. He gave us an opportunity to learn more about this amazing history.
Theres no doubt in my mind that whenever I comeback to the "Stan" countries, I will use Anur Tour's services again. Fast responses, professional and knowledgeable guides, with awesome drivers! Two thumbs way up to Elina and her team for the trip of a lifetime!