Dieter and Annett

May 21, 2013

Currently living in Shanghai, we decided to do the Silk Road trip only 3 weeks before the trip. We received quick responses from Imam and could discuss some adaptations on the itinerary with no problems. Organization of the tour was good, no problems with tickets for planes and trains. We spend 6 days in Kashgar, had a very friendly driver and a friendly guide, but English was little bit an issue. The stay at the family at Karagul lake was really interesting and we recommend it, even so we had to struggle with “high sickness”. We also did the “Desert” tour and expected some real nature adventure, but did end up in a AAAA scenic spot, so be prepared for a kind of “Disney Desert Chinese Style” to avoid beeing dissapointed.
In Turpan, the guide was very good, good knowledge, friendly and good English skills, same as in Dunhuang. In Dunhuang you may consider to skip the “Ancient Great Wall” and the fortress – 2 hours drive (one way) and only little to see. In general it was a great trip and without hesitation we can recommend Imam.
Dieter and Annette from Germany!