The destination is rich in culture, history, traditions with honest people. The guides were fine in all cities excluding the one in Khiva. We really enjoyed travelling with our guide in Bukhara who was expert in terms of knowledge of the area and the way she delivers it.
The driver Marat was very good and he was always on time. We liked all hotels where we stayed. However, the boutique hotel in Bukhara "Amulet" seemed to be sublevel than what we expected but then we discovered that and it was madrassah built in 18th century. The staff was very polite offering us tea and oriental sweats for free. By the we enjoyed our stay at Asia Khiva hotel where local wine testing was going on.
Chris and Debb Hallams, Australia 2013/ customized silk road trip
Thanks a lot for your assistance. It was nice trip and I thank to Dilshod very much for remodifying my itinerary as per my request. I am not used to driving long hours so I had to skip Turkmenistan portion of the trip.Thats why I asked him to reschedule the travel itinerary. I had an opportunity to visit their office and used internet to send some e-mails.
Trip to Tajikistan was in the end of the itinerary before visiting Turkmenistan. After skipping Turkmenistan I tried to reach Tajikistan but we forgot about visa dates which were starting from the next day so I had to wait a little bit in border until the car arrived to pick me back to Uzbekistan. But I was treated very well by my guide from Tajik side and customs officers. It was my first experience having lunch with border officers. Overall experience with Golden Steppes was fine and I recommend them because it was cheaper with them, compromising, quick and prompt replies.
Chia Rosina, USA 2013/15 days customized tour to 5 stans
All guides and drivers were superb especially Olga in Kyrgyzstan. Tour met all my expectations and I recommend Golden Steppes to my friends.
Hotels were nice in all cities except in Mary (it was not clean). All in all it was well arranged and really enjoyed the trip.Good job guys.
Jenny Wann, Australia 2013/21 days customized tour to 5 stans
It was so good! Excellent! Very good services indeed!
We would like to say that in all of the hotels we stayed we were happy. However, hotel in Mary (Margush) was so so and staff of Sasha and Son hotel in Bukhara was not friendly. People and breakfast at Kazhol hotel in Almaty were nice.
Guides took us to very nice restaurants most of the time. It was lovely and we had very nice food in all Central Asia. The cars were nice and clean. They were in very good condition. All the guides were very nice - the best: Olga, Shukhrat and Bava.
The organisation was 100% very good! We thank you for all of you for our nice trip. We will recommend you to our family members and friends if by any chance they decide to go to Central Asia any time.
Grace and John, Brazil 2013/21 days customized tour to 5 stans
Very pleasant experience. The guides were amazing and helped us understand the cultures of Central Asia in details. The drivers were superb especially Andriy in Uzbekistan.
We would like to thank our tour operator for organizing such a smooth holiday and we liked the way she runs the correspondence. The replies were always prompt and quick.
Central Asia is nice destination to travel and we do recommend taking holidays to Central Asia and Golden Steppes.
John and Diana, USA 2012/ 19 days Central Asia Holiday to 5 stans
Our trip to Uzbekistan was awesome. Steve and I found it very interesting to learn history, traditions and beliefs of Uzbek people. Our visit to local family and stop at cotton field where we picked up some cotton was thrilling.
We liked strolling in old city of Bukhara after having done with the tour. We loved friendly, hospitable Uzbek people, dry and sunny weather, sweet fruits. But please include one more day in Tashkent in the end of the holiday. You are allowed to publish this review in case you need.
Ann & Steve, UK 2012/ 7 days Jewels of Uzbekistan Holiday
Thanks for organizing such a nice trip for four of us. Everything was just great!
Shukrat is such a nice guy--friendly, helpful, knowledgeable and accommodating.
He treated us as if we were family elders which was very touching.
We wish to do all the Stan countries with you.
With best regards
Sushma and B. N. Uniyal
P. S. Pl convey our best wishes to Shukrat.
India 2012/ 10 days Jewels of Uzbekistan Holiday
We really enjoyed this trip. All the guides through 5 stans were great and gave us deep insight of the culture of Central Asia and lifestyle of its people.
Drivers were always punctual and all vehicles were spotless.
We all really appreciate our tour operator and coordinator who were easygoing, practical and very helpful. Thanks a lot guys for making such an unforgettable tour.
Australia 2012/19 days Central Asia Holiday to 5 stans