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Lyuba Tours 2007 Privacy Policy
Lyuba Tours 2007 is a company registered with accordance of the Bulgarian Commercial Law, with UIC 175198488, and a licensed tour operator. This privacy policy will explain how our organization uses the personal data we collect from you when you use our website.

What data do we collect?

Lyuba Tours 2007 collects the following data:

  • Personal identification information (Name, email address, phone number, etc.)

How do we collect your data?

You directly provide Lyuba Tours 2007 with most of the data we collect. We collect data and process data when you:

  • Register online or place an order for any of our services.
  • Voluntarily complete a customer survey or provide feedback on any of our message boards or via email.
  • Use or view our website via your browser's cookies.

Lyuba Tours 2007 may also receive your data indirectly from the following sources:

  • Company's media social accounts (Instagram, facebook, etc.)

How will we use your data?

Lyuba Tours 2007 collects your data so that we can:

  • Process your order and manage your account.
  • Email you with special offers on other products and services we think you might like.

Lyuba Tours 2007 will not share your data with other companies.

When Lyuba Tours 2007 processes your order, it may send your data to, and also use the resulting information from, credit reference agencies to prevent fraudulent purchases.

How do we store your data?


Lyuba Tours 2007 securely stores your data.
Lyuba Tours 2007 will keep your personal data for five years. Once this time period has expired, we will delete your data.

Marketing

Lyuab Tours 2007 would like to send you information about products and services of ours that we think you might like.
If you have agreed to receive marketing, you may always opt out at a later date.
You have the right at any time to stop Lyuba Tours 2007 from contacting you for marketing purposes.
If you no longer wish to be contacted for marketing purposes, please click here.

What are your data protection rights?

Lyuba Tours 2007 would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following:

The right to access – You have the right to request Lyuba Tours 2007 for copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service.

The right to rectification – You have the right to request that Lyuba Tours 2007 correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request Lyuba Tours 2007 to complete the information you believe is incomplete.

The right to erasure – You have the right to request that Lyuba Tours erase your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that Lyuba Tours 2007 restrict the processing
of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to Lyuba Tours 2007's processing of your personal data, under certain conditions.

The right to data portability – You have the right to request that Lyuba Tours 2007 transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions.

If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at our email:

Call us at: +35929633343

Or write to us: office@lyuba.tours

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For further information, visit allaboutcookies.org.

How do we use cookies?

Lyuba Tours 2007 uses cookies in a range of ways to improve your experience on our website, including:

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What types of cookies do we use?

There are a number of different types of cookies, however, our website uses:

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How to manage cookies

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, and the above website tells you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Privacy policies of other websites

The Lyuba Tours 2007 website may contain links to other websites. Our privacy policy applies only to our website, so if you click on a link to another website, you should read their privacy policy.

Changes to our privacy policy

Lyuba Tours 2007 keeps its privacy policy under regular review and places any updates on this web page. This privacy policy was last updated on 26 March 2019.

How to contact us

If you have any questions about Lyuba Tours 2007's privacy policy, the data we hold on you, or you would like to exercise one of your data protection rights, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Email us at: office@lyuba.tours
Or call us: +35929633343

May 20, 2019

Adventures: winter-spring 2019

Hello, dear friends.

Whew, it's been a wild winter-spring. Our main season is yet to start, but we had two amazing tours of Kyrgyzstan, one of Bulgaria during the winter mummers, and one of Uzbekistan.
We travelled extensively across Armenia and Georgia, Siberia twice - all the way to Kamchatka and Sakhalin island - and around Uzbekistan. We saw spring quite a few times: in Uzbekistan first, early March, then again in Kyrgyzstan in later March, a third time in Armenia in mid April, and a fourth time in Bulgaria in late April. Every time we saw spring, with all the trees in blossom, flowers and birds, the next day we went back to winter, with all the blizzards and freezing cold. It has been a long winter-spring!
In the summer we are to explore Mongolia and Romania, have another quick dash to Armenia, and have a look at the insular North Caucasus - with Kabardino-Balkaria, Ingushetia, North Ossetia, Chechnya and Dagestan on our radar. We will report on this journey in our next letter :-)

First of all I can't tell you how amazed I am by Armenia. I think the country is as fascinating as Bulgaria and Kyrgyzstan, combined. There is everything there: friendly people, stunning old villages, ruins of old civilisations, amazing food, great lodgings and glorious nature everywhere around. I think Armenia will be our third home in the years to come. The first one is, of course, Bulgaria, and the second one is Kyrgyzstan where we just established a company and have plans to develop and expand.

By the way, we have our first formal tour of Armenia in September, 14-24. So far seven have signed up, and we still three to four spots empty. It will be a terrific tour, including experiences like meeting the Nagorno Karabakh women responsible for removing landmines from their land, a concert inside a large, abandoned 164 foot Soviet telescope, and more. No one has done an Armenia tour quite like this one. If you get this letter, we really, really believe you would be interested in this tour.

We also have four spots on our Tajikistan-Pamir Highway adventure, starting in Dushanbe, Tajikistan's green capital on Aug 27, and ending in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan on Sep 4. It's quick, exciting tour along thousands of years of history, and some of the world's highest, most glorious mountains. We are travelling during harvest, and there will be fields of apricots, figs and pomegranates. Join us if you are curious how locals make walnut oil and pikht, mulberry flour.

By the way, I was so amazed by Armenia that I forgot to mention Siberia. We will have a tour to the north of Lake Baikal and the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) at some point next winter or the winter after. I really want to do it in February 2020, but Armenia took all my mind away, and I haven't been thinking about Siberia since, although I should.
I went to Siberia twice this year - once in the height of winter, January, and once at the end of winter, in April. You may be wondering why winter, why not summer? Well, I am not too fond of summer in Siberia. There are way too many annoying insects, including clouds of mosquitoes and ticks, and travel can be a challenge. Think fording rivers and going through thick mud. Winter's cold, but clothes, vehicles and houses are warm, and the famous Russian zimniks, or ice roads, make travel possible to even the farthest settlements. Plus, I find fascinating how local people adapt to the most inhuman living conditions on the planet. And not least, lake Baikal's ice is stunningly beautiful. And the north of Baikal is truly pretty, surrounded by mountains on all sides. While the south has been overrun by tourists, mainly from China, the north is still wild and remote. And it has so many interesting, welcoming people! Many of them came as volunteers during the 1980s, when the Soviets were building the Baikal-Amur Railway. Construction brought unusual, wacky young people who were not particularly pleased with their life elsewhere. Many of them stayed.
We are already looking forward to an interesting 2020, with great tours to Kyrgyzstan for Nawruz (the Persian New Year, late March), Bulgaria for the Orthodox Easter (in April) and the Koprivshtitisa Music Festival (in August). We also have a super interesting Uzbekistan tour in the spring. On this one we explore everything from Nukus and the Aral Sea in Karakalpakstan, to Bukhara, Samarkand and Tashkent: Aral Sea's last fishermen, ruined Zoroastrian forts, old avant-garde art, shabby pontoon bridges, fascinating Japanese, Russian and Kazakh graveyards in the Kyzyl Kum desert, forgotten shrines, and roads less travelled in an otherwise booming tourist land. Yes, we do visit Samarkand and Bukhara's big sights, but the focus is more on places and sights we will be the first to visit.
Where are your travels taking you this and next year?

And some last good news from our office: Dinara Kanybek kyzy is now working for us, full time, from Bishkek, and from elsewhere, too.
She's an economist by education. She was new to tourism, but was not new to travelling and appreciating the world and its oddities and curiosities. She's got a big heart and an eye for things creative and unusual. She's really the motor behind much of what's happening in Central Asia. She was also the motor behind our last year's renovation of our office in Sofia. And not least, she's behind all our cool, fancy art work for each of our tours :) She's now feeling at home with us, and is no longer a stranger to the travel industry. We can't to make some amazing tours together!
Take care. From Sofia, but soon heading to start a Danube and Black Sea journey.

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