I booked a day tour to Samarkand from Tashkent only a couple of days before arriving to Uzbekistan. Communication was easy and the manager Elina even came to my hotel on the day before to handle the train ticket and all necessary information.
My guide (French speaking) had a great knowledge of the local history and it was an amazing experience to visit all main sites and learn more about its history and Uzbek culture.
So worth it!
Trip Date: 2021-11-12
Perfect tour from pick up to drop off. Every detail well-planned. Calm and friendly driver, well-spoken, knowledgeable guide and all major attractions covered. Highly recommended!
Amazing Anur , Stunning Uzbekistan
Author: Sean L
Trip Date: 2021-10-09
From the moment I emailed and enquired to the moment I flew home Anur tours were amazing . Mumin was my point of contact and he regularly was on what’s app to me pre departure giving me updates - great communication.
I had loads of questions especially around Covid requirements and transport but it was all so professional and smooth .
I was met at every airport and train station as planned , the guides ( Zak , Ali , Umid and Valentina ) were amazing kind , caring , informative and knowledgeable people …by the time the tours Anur had arranged were over they felt like close friends . Everything I wanted to get out of my stay was arranged with no bother or hassle , these people really can’t do enough for you To make sure your trip goes well and you enjoy it to the max .
I loved my time in this beautiful country , I was sad to come home …I had made some great friends and it is so heart warming the care , compassion and kindness the people give you . Mumin and his team are first class and so professional…..above all they are great people who want to give you the best …highly recommend and I will use again 100%
Thank you so much Mumin and your team
Author: Ludmila G
Trip Date: 2021-10-05
Very grateful for outstanding organisation of the tour-we enjoyed detailed and exciting stories told by knowledgeable guides, all eager to give advice on local restaurants and shopping, answer every question, no haste or hurry. Thank you-our guide Sabir and driver Ruslan in Samarkand, Umad in Bukhara and Anna in Tashkent, you made this tour unforgettable.
We highly appreciate the attention and care of Anur your, that allowed us to fully relax: always on time and helpful in every way.
The best experience!
Trip Date: 2021-09-09
Our tour in Uzbekistan was impeccably organized.
We had 9 days available and Anur Tour has integrated these days in a perfect private tour!
All employees from drivers or guides for each location etc. they were professionals who responded promptly to any request from us.
All accommodation was also very well positioned and quality.
We managed to visit Khiva, Bukhara, Shakrisabz, Samarkand and Tashkent each with a local guide.
Everything was included, from the transfer to the airport, plane to Urgench ... speed train from Samarkand to Tashkent ... etc. back to the airport.
Elina is the main person responsible for the wonderful days spent in Uzbekistan that she made count every minute.
Thanks Elina and thanks Anur Tour!
An amazing experience of visiting this part of the world. I was travelling for a whole month and there wasn't a single glitch.
Author: Caroline M
Trip Date: 2021-08-20
I asked for Anur tours to put together a package for flights I had booked. Elina was amazingly efficient and responsive. She created the perfect tour for me based on my requirements for Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. I had drivers right from when I landed at the airport all the way through. The guides were all very experienced and looked after me fit the whole way through the trip. I cannot recommend this company highly enough.
If you do Kyrgyzstan, as for Nika and Stas if you can. They were the best!
Thank you for dotting every I and crossing every T. I had a fantastic time.
Amazing experience in Uzbekistan and Kyrgysztan
Author: Tamara G
Trip Date: 2021-08-07
After 5 years of trying to visit Uzbekistan we were finally able to travel to that beautiful country last month. Anur Tours is an excellent company and our tour operator, Elina, was amazing. We told her where we wanted to go and she organised every detail of our trip. She also suggested some places for us to visit which were really good. Elina was very flexible, responsive and patient to all of our questions. The journey went smoothly and the guides and drivers were really good. We recommend especially Ilyas in Kyrgysztan and Timur in Samarkand.
After searching many other tours companies I concluded that Anur Tours is the most affordable one if you contact them directly.
Trip Date: 2019/11/19
Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan are amazing places to visit. We did 10 day tour. Elena organized our trip. Everything was arranged for us. Entire trip went smoothly. Our guides were wonderful. We really enjoyed the time there. We would use Anur tour again when we come back to that region. Thanks for everything!!!
Day trip to Samarkand
Trip Date: 2019/11/18
I had a great day trip from Tashkent to Samarkand with Anur Tour. Impeccable service, on time and well prepared. Very informative. My guide in Samarkand was excellent and punctual. All very positive.
Trip Date: 2019/11/13
We did a 4 day tour to Samarkand and Bukhara. All transfers, tours, and train tickets were arranged by Anur Tour and the entire trip was done perfectly according to plan. Would definitely use them again on a future trip to Uzbekistan.
Trip Date: 2019/10/30
Uzbekistan is a wonderful place to visit. My wife, my adult daughter and I did a three week tour there. Our requirements were somewhat unusual - we are Zoroastrians and we needed to visit sites that were of that heritage. We were interested in visiting places off the beaten track - Andijon, Nukus and Termez. We wanted to travel internally only by train. and, finally, we wanted to not be in a large tour group in any portion of the visit. Anur handled all of this very well. They understood our requirements perfectly. The Zoroastrian sites were not their strength but my research had already identified what we wanted to see and they made sure that we had Engkish speaking translators to take us to them. I say translators because there are almost no real guides in Uzbekistan as we understand the term elsewhere in the world. That is no fault of Anur. All the rest, we left to Anur and they delivered perfectly. Our "handler" was Elina. She was excellent - daily in touch from the office or home in Tashkent to ensure that we had no problems. She had good suggestions for restaurants wherever we were. Some places that were not on the original list but which we later wanted to see were included. No issue was made about any increase in the agreed rates. She could not have been better. Why did we choose Anur? We wrote to several agencies in Tashkent who had good reviews. Anur was the only one that replied within hours. The others either did not bother to respond or took a fortnight to even show any interest. Anur understood our needs well and we did not have to make any changes to the draft programme they sent, after studying our needs. Especially tricky was ensuring connecting trains, two of which were overnight journies. (Best avoided because the toilets even in Business class could be cleaner). To anybody who reads this review, I say choose Anur blindly. They are involved with their clients, concerned for the clients' enjoyment and their prices are most moderate. As for Elina, she is the best. As a parting gift, she left us three bottles of excellent Uzbek juices. Go to Uzbekistan and go with Anur; if you are even more lucky, Elina will be your anchor.
Author: Fernando H
Trip Date: 2019/10/18
Overall, we thank Khilola for her help with this tour. We booked 3-star hotels throughout, with the ones selected not being available, except for the last night at the Shodlik. Guides were personable and knowledgeable, with the best one being Denis in Samarkand. The best breakfast was at the Sultan in Bukhara. The Zilol Baxt had stale bread and pastries. People in Uzbekistan are gentle and friendly, with young girls trying their English on us and wanting to have pictures taken with us. Transfers were on time. The train ride from Samarkand to Tashkent on the Afrosiab was great. Credit cards are not accepted; you must send a wire to book a tour.
Anur Tours the cherry on our cake
Author: Ruhiya Mahimwala
Trip Date: 2019/10/12
Our all ladies travel group decided to visit Uzbekistan this year,and my son who had just been there last year was raving about the place.It was he who pointed me to Mr Momin of Anur Tours'Mom just WhatsApp him,he will sort out everything for you'll and his services are very good. So started my daily conversations on WhatsApp with Mr Momin,who answered my every question ...every little detail was sorted out..even a wheelchair was provided for all the 10 days that we were in Uzbekistan..our van was very comfortable ,driver was a loving caring soul,our English speaking lady guides were very helpful ..our hotels were the ones we chose..very comfortable n clean..our 10 days 3 days each in Bukhara Samarkand n Tashkent passed off like a breeze.We loved the country and the people,had a wonderful enriching holiday ,and the cherry on the cake was the services provided by Mr Momin of 'Anur Tours'.... extremely impeccable !!!
Wonderful service and amazing country.
Trip Date: 2019/10/09
I contacted ANUR TOUR from Brazil and was extremely well attended by Elina, who answered all my questions and answered me wonderfully. And during our trip in Uzbekistan we had exceptional service, not only with Guide Luiza who was impeccable in her explanations, but with all the service offered. ANUR TOUR is clearly recommended.
Thank you, thank you and Thank you, you are a great country with a kind people.
The perfect tour agency in Uzbekistan
Trip Date: 2019/09/27
We (a couple in our early seventies) have spent 10 days in Uzbekistan using the services of Anur Tour. Our trip was planned and executed by the one and only Elina, who've made sure that all the drivers and the guides at the different locations were on time, and stick to the planned agreed itinerary. She even phoned a driver at 6am to make sure he will be in time for the Khiva flight.
All the guides were experienced and knowledgeable and service oriented. Two guides were exceptional - Nazira in Bukhara, and Nazira (yes, the same name) in Samarkand. These two women are my top recommendations for these regions.
With Anur we really felt like a home away from home.
My friend and I did a 10-day custom trip through the Chimgan mountains in addition to visiting Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. Khilola at AnurTour was great in organising all the the logistics: the hotels and transfers were above expectations.
Unfortunately the quality of the guides was decidedly mixed - the one in Bukhara was great but the others (particularly in Tashkent and Samarkand) either spoke English so badly that it was not possible for them to understand and respond to questions OR simply did not know the answers. In the latter case, the guide simply made up answers to our questions (we cross-checked with a reputable guidebook).
This is unfortunate as it significantly detracted from our enjoyment of our trip and I would probably hesitate to use AnurTour again on future visits.
My husband worked with Elina to develop a two-week custom tour that included time in Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. Elina and her team were very helpful in the planning stage of this travel adventure which requires special visas and permissions that must be worked out in advance. This care extended throughout our trip as detail-oriented, knowledgeable and caring guides met us at borders and responsible drivers were our norm. Elina checked in with us and took care to organize local guides to share insights about the awesome sights that included Tashkent, Ashgabat, Khiva, Bukhara, Lake Aynar, Samarkand, Almaty, Bishkek and Issyk Kul. Just home from this beautiful cultural adventure, we’re happy to recommend visiting Central Asia and working with Anur Travel as your travel professionals. Elina was super responsive and made sure the entire trip went smoothly.
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!
My husband and me are interesting in a travell visiting Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkanda. We'll arrive to tashkent on 20th june 014 at 6,30 AM and we'll come back on 28th June at 8,15 AM. We prefer hotels 4-5*. We´d prefer spanish language guide.
"Registan Plaza (President)" hotel review
Author: Isolde Krones
Trip Date: 2013-06-06 17:34:13
We stayed in your hotel from 03.05.-05.05.2013. I put some postcards in your letterbox - opposite from the reception - till now no card arrived in Germany. May be this box in not working anymore ? Please can you check. Thank you very much and kind regards Isolde Krones