|I would highly recommend
stantour !!! They are fast, they adapt to your needs
and budget and they are...extremely honnest (they
do not pretend you need invitations or guide when
you don't if you see what I mean) They managed my
invitations and organised a one week trip in Turkmenistan
( they put me in contact with another traveller
to reduce the cost and adapt to our budgets). This
week was intensive and amazing, I will always remember
the Burning Crater in the middle of the desert,
even more than the outstanding ruins of ancient
cities Thanks a lot to David
Cyril, France 24/07/03
|Now in Baku; made
it across this morning on the boat from Tbashi.
Turkmenistan simply magnificent-I couldn't have
had a better time. Thank you for all your time and
efforts and please peredai ogromnoe spasibo and
privet to everybody. It was all simply brilliant
and I cannot wait to return again once I am ready
to confront the visa system once again.
James Hardy, UK 28/05/03
|Great trip! Sas &
me are very happy about it. Notwithstanding a few
stomach and gut probs for both of us, everything
really OK.Very happy with the organisation
Wieland & Saskia, Belgium 02/06/03
|The contacts we had
in the past months have been of great help to us
anf I sincerly thank you for taking the time to
answer all my questions. I'll make sure to recommend
your company to people wanting to go to CA. And
when I have more money to visit TM, I know on which
dood to knock!
Sebastien Reichel, Switzerland 19/05/03
|Your help has been
fantastic, thanks again!
Suzanne Wehl, Australia 04/06/03
| Thanks for all your
help. If there's anything else we need to book for
the region, I'll definitely be in touch. In the
meantime I'll continue to recommend your services
on the Thorn Tree.
Graham Stride, UK 18/02/03
|OK, looks like they're
giving me the visa. I guess this is the end of our
correspondence, so I'd like to thank you once again
for all your invaluable help. That is unless you're
in Uzbekistan in May - June? Cheers,
Jonathan Apps, UK 08/04/03
| Unfortunately I am
back home Everything was wonderful and went allright.
Only the flight back was difficult because of all
the snow in Istanbul. Aber schlussendlich hat dann
doch alles geklappt. Thanks a lot again.
Stefan Huebscher, Switzerland 26/02/03
| Just to say, how
very much I enjoyed my time in Turkmenistan; Oleg
and Tanya were lovely, and extremely accommodating
to my petulant whims, and I couldn't have asked
more of a guide than Oleg, shuttling me round the
place with erudition and perpetual good humour.
Above all, of course, I'm very grateful to you for
organising everything at such short notice; I fear
that I managed to make life difficult for people
for a couple of tense days before my arrival, and
I'm sorry for that, but I had a terrific time and
I'd be sure to recommend your services to anyone
planning to visit the country. Thank you again,
and best wishes for the future -
Thomas Welsford, UK 10/04/03
|Just a quick mail
from Samarkand to say we enjoyed our stay in Turkmenistan.
We especially liked staying in the desert in the
first small village. Despite the bumpy ride....
Marc and Marijke, Netherlands 10/06/2003
|Really loved it and
had a lot of fun and booze. I am now in samarcand
after a little accident in Nukus,The byke is fixed
( russian way ! ) and I`am heading back to Bouchara
and Khyva . Will call you asap.
Pascal Bourgogne, France 09/06/03
|I do appreciate the
time and honest advice you have provided. When we
decide to schedule our trip to Turkmenistan and
Uzbekistan we will certainly contact you.
|RE: question about
visa for infant: Thanks for the help! Do you do
taxes, too? :)
Nathan, US 11/04/03
|We are safely back
home now. We would like to thank You and Oleg for
the nice trip we made to Turkmenistan. We have seen
many beautiful spots in the country. And we have
a good feeling about this trip. Much succes with
Huib Paapenhuizen & Jacintha Rensen, Netherlands,
|Landed in truly boring
Sweden a couple of hours ago, and with the body
and soul still full of impressions there is so much
I would like to say but the bottom line is: THANKS!
I've had a really good time, met a lot of interesting
people, had lots of splendid food, seen many beautiful
views... well, I've had more of everything than
I expected! Such an interesting region, the mix
of russian, asian, turkish and arabic is thrilling.
And the people... There's a lot to learn for us
europeans when it comes to hospitality and friendliness.
And they're so stunningly beautiful. Artyk was excellent:
ambitious, extremely caring yet fun. A medal of
honour to that guy; his efforts for me went far
beyond the line of duty. Also had great drivers
and hosts. Ekibaly seemed to be going strong - he
has, as I'm sure you know, lots of ideas for how
to expand tourism in Nokhur - and some moments in
the area was pure magic to me. Got a diary full
of info and impressions in the backpack... Already
planning a new trip in the area.
Magnus Almehd, Sweden 15/04/02
|This isn't a cheeky
ad, just a solid recommendation. If anyone is looking
for a no-nonsense, reliable travel agent in CA to
organise letters of invitation or more, you would
do well to contact Stantours, which is run by a
German national David Berghof. He's been totally
straight-up with us, and very helpful, especially
during difficult times in Turkmenistan. We've got
our LOIs and are off shortly...
Chobham, LP Thorntree 21/02/03
| I have got the same
informations, and booked a tour with stantours They
have given me a lot of useful information and worked
out an interesting programme for me, not just the
things written in guide books.
Susanne, LP Thorntree 14/01/03
|And thank you in turn
for arranging everything so quickly and efficiently!
Paul Brand, UK, 14/10/02