I got a tip to visit the webpage for Kalpak and have not regretted since. They arrange trips to Central Asia and do it really well. They are professional, respond to inquiries instantly, are very flexible and know the region well. I was in contact with Luca for a combination of mountain biking and trekking in the Fann mountains in Tajikistan. My experience is solely positive; truly professional and passionate about the region.
Mind you, Kalpak uses local resources and is responsible tourism. I really recommend Kalpak Travel! They make astonishing trips to Central Asia and are professional, serious and responsible.
We had a fabulous 13-day tour of Central Asia - Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan - in May/June. Luca, the owner of Kalpak Travel, has been very reliable and committed to giving excellent service. He was constantly keeping in touch during our trip to ensure that everything was running smoothly.
The guides in each city spoke excellent English and were extremely informative on all aspects of Central Asia. In Almaty, we were invited to have dinner at our tour guide's home. The food was fabulous and we had a wonderful evening….
We were very lucky to have Kalpak Travel as our tour company which exceeded our expectations with flying colours. We highly recommend Kalpak Travel if you are planning a hassle-free tour of Central Asia.
We had a wonderful 3.5 week trip through the 5 Stans. I feel like I've seen the highlights in case I don't get the opportunity to return, but I most certainly DO want to return and see more. These are the warmest and most welcoming people I have every encountered.
My regret is that Luca does not arrange trips for other parts of the world, as I truly enjoyed every minute of working with him, and would love to do so again. SUPERLATIVE service.
I recently finished an glorious 8-day tour of Uzbekistan with Kalpak Travel. Hardly anyone speaks English out there, so a private guided tour was the best way to see the country. A small group of us travelled around in a minivan. Our guide, Aijan, knows the country inside out, speaks fluent English, German, Uzbek and Kyrgyz, among others. She had the lowdown on all the best restaurants and the region's history.
It wasn't your typical guided tour, it was more like travelling with a friend. Thank you Kalpak, for an unforgettable trip.