From Kyrgyzstan to Turkmenistan, Rajabova focuses on bespoke luxury tours. She visits Central Asia several times a year, always on the lookout for new experiences and new possibilities. A springtime highlight: the Silk & Spices Festival in Bukhara, Uzbekistan, which commemorates the caravans that once passed through the country on the Silk Road.
"We're committed to creating a travel experience on the Silk Road that travelers will treasure forever, from archaeological digs to stays at luxurious hotels, nomadic yurts, or small boutiques," Rajabova says. One of her favorite accommodations: the Zerafshan Boutique Hotel in Khiva, Uzbekistan.
ADDITIONAL SPECIALTIES: The Silk Road
Languages Spoken: English, German, Russian, Uzbek, and Tajik
Minimum Daily Spend: Seven-day trip minimum
Trip Planning Fees: $300
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"Zulya arranged an amazing tour of Uzbekistan for me in May of 2021. She set me up with an amazing local guide, Akhmadjanova Mashkhura, who I now consider a dear friend. I started in Taskkent and traveled on to Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva. One of the highlights was a great feast in the personal home of Zulya's family, where I was treated to food, singing, and dancing. Uzbekistan is a gem—especially in the capable hands of wonderful local guides and this expert travel advisor!" - Susan P.