2 independent reviews for Walking in Kyrgyzstan vaction

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review 28 Jun 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Probably in homestay or in yurts.

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

Pack lightly and wear trekking shoes in the plane over! Lost bagages arrived the night before my traveling friends left kyrgyzstan!

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Yes and no. Our hotel in Bishkek was over 5km out of town, which meant taking taxis every day. This benefitted the locals but didn't help the environment. homestays and yurt stay was beneficial to all

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

Very good. Programme was well thought out except for the 4 nights accommodation in Bishkek. The lake part of the trip was great. would only change the hotel in Bishkek if I was to do it again.

Read the operator's response here:

Hi Serena, thank you for taking the time to provide us with a 5 star review. The comments you have provided is very valuable to us and benefits our future travelers. The homestay and Yurts is a true experience and well received by our customers, it's said to be the highlight of their time on tour and for many the memories from spending time with a local family is very special and a true experience. Your comment for the hotel in Bishkek is noted and of course we will look to see if this can be improved. We try to support the local community where possible but not at the cost to the environment if this could be avoided. Once again, many thanks and we look forward to welcoming you on another adventure in the not too distant future.

review 12 Sep 2022

1. What was the most memorable or exciting part of your vacation?

Nice scenery

2. What tips would you give other travelers booking this vacation?

This is a cultural tour with a bit of walking included not a walking trip as described in the notes

3. Did you feel that your vacation benefited local people, reduced environmental impacts or supported conservation?

Canít say

4. Finally, how would you rate your vacation overall?

The guide whilst very nice appeared not to own proper walking shoes - not sure why - this may have been why there was lots of lots driving and less walking than the program Indicated. The 15 k walk from the hit springs never eventuated.

Read the operator's response here:

Thanks for your feedback Lisa, I shall pass this on to our Walking & Trekking Programme Manager for them to review.

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