Yes, we are safe back home!
Thank you, it was a very well organised trip and it worked smoothly. The service and supportiveness were really great from everyone involved. The minor change that I would have put on the itinerary was maybe to go to Tashkent in the evening instead of following morning so that we could have seen a little bit more of Tashkent. As my husband was sick and hence delayed our departure from Samarkand and the John Kerry thing, we arrived very late in Tashkent and missed the opportunity to see the city.
But that is of course not your fault!
I will definitely write a positive review on TripAdvisor.
Roxana Tour is a wonderful company. Our driver, Nossir, was the best ambassador and a super driver. We really appreciated his companionship. The guides in all the cities were very knowledgeable and articulate. All of them were fun to be with while they taught us history, politics, architecture, economics and culture.
Roxana has the best guides. We were really pleased. Anton was very helpful and wise, encouraging us to see and do things that were wonderful. He was efficient and very hospitable. Thank you for being the go-between to Roxana. Although there were some miscommunications, we had a memorable trip.
Devon and Bill
United Arab Emirates
I would like to thank Roxana for your well preparation and arrangement to my visit trip to Uzbekistan. Every think went smoothly from the arrival at airport through the hotel arrangement and driver and the tour guides. Again thank you and sure I will advertise you among the friends and colleagues and hopefully will join you later in other trips.
We loved Uzbekistan. We found people very warm and welcoming, and even at the airport so many people were trying to help us. The fault with our experience at the airport was with Easy Jet, which did not supply us with the e-ticket numbers, and was not accessible. The airport staff was very accommodating. We truly enjoyed experiencing your country's history and culture, and we will urge our others to do so as well.
I wanted to thank you for the marvelous time we had with the people you assigned to us: Timur, Dalia, Denis and Otabek and of course Nassir Akah who was so gentle and fabulous. Uzbekistan is a real gem.
I certainly will recommend Roxana to my colleagues and friends, except the hotel in Samarkand… Also I would like to thank you for the dinner in Afonsa, which was a nice farewell.
Prof.Alexander Levitzki, MSc,PhD
I wanted to thank you all for your company during our adventure with a special thanks to Gary and Rakhmatjon for leading and educating us on our tour – what a great trip and educational experience. It was a pleasure and I am grateful for the opportunity to have met you all and to have had the time to spend it with you on our trip in Uzbekistan – you all are very special. I hope to see you again and I pray that God will bless you with health , wealth and happiness all the days of your lives. For those interested my blog should be up in about a week
Rakhmajon please tell Shrin she was a great guide and is a great mother and fantastic caretaker for her mother. I pray for her as well that she will realize all her dreams and all her wishes will come true.
Ok peace to you all.
Robert S. Travers
My wife and I got back in London after the 2-week travel on September 3 (Saturday) evening. The journey was absolutely fabulous and we enjoyed every minute of it. We learned a lot of culture and history and had a great time. All the drivers were exceptionally good and careful and invariably appeared on time everyday.
Thank you very much for organizing the 2-week program. Everything went exactly according to plan and everything was meticulously organized. Thank you very much for the extremely efficient way you put the whole thing together.
Incidentally, I had paid USD 40 to the driver who took us to Tashkent.
Both guides were exceptional. The guide in Tajikistan was very knowledgeable, polite and courteous. He talked of Tajikistan's history and culture and kept us entertained and absorbed all the time with humorous stories from the country's past. It was a great pleasure to travel with him. I have got his e-mail address and shall write a special thank-you note to him.
Mr Tore, the guide in Turkmenistan, was a class apart. He was probably the best guide we have ever had. Tore was extremely friendly, sincere, knowledgeable and dedicated to his work. He made the 6 days in Turkmenistan a sheer pleasure. At the end of the journey, he was not only an exceptional guide, but also a very good friend.
I wanted to write an e-mail to him to thank him specially for the warmth of his heart and for every kind of help he provided. Unfortunately, I did not get his e-mail address, so please pass on my e-mail address to Tore, so that he can write to me. Alternatively, if you give me his e-mail id, I will write to him myself.
Thanks again for the truly wonderful experience. In due course, maybe in a year or two, I shall get in touch again for a journey through Kazakhstan.
Best regards to you, and to everyone else who made the trip such a wonderful event, from Sheila and I,
Good morning Dilya,
I am writing to thank you for the amazing tour you have helped us with. Me and my family felt excelent. I also want to thank you for the guide you have chosen for us. Dilya made us comprehend the culture and history of Uzbekistan, with her easy to understand and follow explanations.
Also, the trips to Bukhara, Samarkand and back to Tashkent were comfortable and we felt safe at all times. The hotels were comfortable and had a pinch of history in them. We loved that.
With those four days you have planned for us we fell in love with Bukhara, Samarkand and Uzbek history and civilisation, as a whole.
Thank you Anton, Dilya and Roxana Tour, as a team. We are surely going to recommend you to anyone that wants to visit Uzbekistan.
Ileana Matei and family.
Dear Mr.Anton Shulakov,
On behalf of all the trekkers, I would like to extend our sincere gratitude to you and your team for hosting the Asia Leadership Trek's inaugural visit to Central Asia. I hope that the workshops led by the Harvard fellows have been a great value-add in helping the younger generation build their leadership aspirations to make the country a better place.
I also wish to extend our appreciation to you for the warm welcome to your homeland Uzbekistan; it was truly a memorable learning experience sharing insights and new perspectives on leadership and practice. We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. We look forward to hearing from you again on any ways we could contribute to, or support your efforts.
Samuel Hungsoo Kim, LL.B, MA, M.P.A.
JohnF.KennedySchool of Government
Center for Asia Leadership in Kuala Lumpur
ALT, ALI, ACC, AIL and CALI PRESS
An Initiative in collaboration with the Jeffrey Cheah Foundation
Yesterday I returned home somewhat tired but surely happy. The only part of the traveling process I did not appreciate was the beginning, that is the slow drive to enter the parking lot and the uncomfortable hustle just the pass through the first control booths in Tashkent. After that it was the routine checking, checking..... The airlines and security services at all airports are really on high alert so it calls for patience.
I want to thank you again for arranging a beautiful trip for me; and I'll remember you if anyone wants to visit UZB. I enjoyed our trip and very much your pleasant company. Please convey my thanks to those in Kyrgyzstan for sending me the pictures.
Best regards, until.....
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