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Snow Leopard Tours

Samarkand, Uzbekistan
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About Snow Leopard Tours
Our guide and driver will pick you up from your hotel around 8:30 am for city tour of Samarkand. Our visit includes the famous Registan Square, Gur-Emir Mausoleum of Tamerlane, and the massive mosque of Bibi Khanym, We’ll stop at the ancient colorful market, “Siab. Afternoon visit the regal mausoleums of Shah-I Zinda, site of Central Asia’s most sacred Islamic shrine, the Afrosiab Museum.
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Mike S wrote a review Apr 2022
Melbourne, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
My son and I have just completed a tour of northern Pakistan with Snow Leopard Tours and it was magnificent. We had an outstanding driver, Sajeed, who spoke English well and was very flexible in letting us do more hiking than was originally scheduled. He literally saved our lives on a couple of occasions with some driving skill, and he also took us to his village to meet his wonderful family. Iman Rahim at Snow Leopard set up a schedule that took in some incredible sights but we never felt as though there was too much being packed into one day. We asked for midrange hotels and each one was very good … no complaints. I highly recommend Snow Leopard tours if you wish to see some of the most amazing mountain areas on the planet.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Ignacio M wrote a review Dec 2019
Rome, Italy88 contributions12 helpful votes
Snow Leopard Tours organized for me a solo two weeks tour in Northern Pakistan with a driver (Ferman) and a guide (Majeed). Six months before my trip I got in contact with Iman Rahim, the owner, who proposed me different itineraries to cover the main spots in Gilgit Baltistan. He was also very flexible to fit his initial proposal into my budget. If you want to get the most of Northern Areas probably the only way is having your own 4x4 and a driver. Ferman and Majeed made me feel so safe and comfortable all the time. We do have a program and a fixed itinerary but they both were open to some changes when I felt tired or just in the mood for something different. Thank you so much for you patient! Probably one of the highlights of my trip is that Snow Leopard Tour, even if they are based in Australia, is a company run by locals from Upper Hunza in Northern Pakistan, so it gives me the chance to get deep into local culture and understand the complexity of the different people (tribes, language, religion, etc.) living in Gilgit Baltistan. After my tour trip I stayed ten days more visiting other areas of Pakistan traveling on my own by public transportation. During this time Ferman and Majeed keep contacting me to be sure everything was going OK and I do not need any help. My pakistani experience wouldn't have been so perfect without their help.
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Date of experience: November 2019
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rjayebe wrote a review Oct 2019
Wingham, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
We, a group of 6 friends recently travelled the Silk Road from Kashgar to Samarkand. What a wonderful trip it was,many thanks to Iman of Snow Leopard Tours for organising it. We loved the scenery in Kyrgyzstan and the magnificent old cities and buildings in Uzbekistan. Kashgar was an eye opener and the trip up to Karakol Lake a long and very worthwhile day. The guides and drivers were great and each did their job very professionally. Hotels were clean and comfortable in the main, well positioned and the 1 night Yurt stay was enjoyable and just enough. Our guide in Kyrgystan was good fun and greeted us at the cold Chinese Border with a bottle of Cognac which went down well when we had to wait 1.5hrs for the Kyrgyzstan border post to open.This was after a long frustrating trip to the Chinese Border in which we had to present our passports at least 8 times and a couple of new passport numbers caused much confusion early on. Our Kashgar guide managed to overcome all the problems, thankfully. Our Uzbek guide was wonderful, very professional and so helpful. He looked after us really well, filled us with information and chose the restaurants and meals really well. He handled the two 'free' days we incorporated into our schedule very well by scheduling activities over two days, giving us two half days free. It worked very well.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Marie D wrote a review Sept 2019
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A group of five friends recently travelled with Snow Leopard to Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. This 17 night/18 day tour was a memorable experience.in every way. It was very well organised. The tour guides spoke excellent English, introducing us to the history and culture of these fascinating countries. They were very generous with their time, and we had many informal and interesting conversations with them. We chose the comfort class of accommodation, which was well named. The food was varied and interesting, This was contrary to opinions we had read before travelling - it is not all plov. We did, however, have several meals of plov, and enjoyed it. The two countries have many similarities, one of which is the openness and friendliness of people with whom we had contact. Uzbekistan rightly deserves its reputation for splendid Islamic Architecture, particularly in cities such as Bukhara and Samarkand. The physical environment, especially the mountain scenery in Kyrgyzstan is stunning. Unfortunately, I slipped and badly dislocated my ankle, five days before the tour ended. The Snow Leopard personnel, including Iman, Talant our tour guide, and Olga, the local representative in Bishkek, provided fantastic support during this time. Suffice it to say that without them, I might have had to wait in Bishkek for much more time, waiting for a reluctant travel insurance company to fly me home. I wholeheartedly recommend Snow Leopard Tours to potential travellers to the Silk Road.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Iran Journey wrote a review July 2019
Shiraz, Iran5 contributions2 helpful votes
We had joint projects with many companies around the world but Snow Leopard Tours is the one who takes care of clients personally and making sure the service and quality be 101% not 99%.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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