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Number of Reviews: 24 Overall score: *****
Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

Uzbekistan Uncovered

4
This was well planned and organised, and very satisfactory. The variety, with city explorations plus trips to the desert fortresses and into the desert to stay in yurts, was a good idea, but entailed a lot of time spent in the bus driving over indifferent roads. Hard to avoid that, but the journeys used a lot of time. The advance notes were adequate, but incremental changes had been inserted and noted, some of which conflicted with the earlier text, but the whole document had not been adjusted and edited to create a clear narrative (about the details and practicalities, such as liability for a departure airport tax). The local leadership was excellent and might be worth more emphasis - it was a 24/7 service whilst I certainly expected to be relying on my own resources much more. The hotels were generally good (even the Uzbekistan in Tashkent had no hot water on day one, and the loos in Bukhara were somewhat smelly). The airline trip was really uncomfortable in both directions - London to Tashkent direct might only be possible with Uzbekistan Airlines, which is a plus, but the seating and the service - the food - was quite dreadful.
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

Uzbekistan uncovered

4
Very nice trip, good company and leader. Historical monuments are not as old as some in other countries (modern compared with Roman). But good trip none the less - Beautiful tiles
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

uzbekhistan uncovered

4
overall rating on the ground brilliant, transport to London and back DIRE; only a few hours of the 12 glorious days but if Uzbekhistan wants to encourage tourism, the age of their (?only) Boeing 757 and the Soviet charm of their staff needs to be seriously improved; this (an overnight flight out of 6 hours so arriving shattered and a miserable 7+ hours back, seats broken, minimal leg room, the most appalling inflight service etc etc) left an appalling impression. Having got that off my chest, the trip was exhilarating and a much better itinerary than many of the other groups met at the airport (only 2 London flights a week so all, whatever their cost, suffered the same indignities) (C&K, VJV, etc who were submitted to a an unvarying diet (saturation) of the 3 Ms (mosques, madrassahs and markets); this one had intervening days out in the desert including an arguable highlight, a night in a yurt followed by a Bactrian camel ride to a swim in an inland sea
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

Uzbekistan Uncovered

5
Uzbekistan is known as the " land of the golden smile" not a reference to a national happiness index but rather that many local women and some men have mouths featuring the status symbol of a full set of shiny golden teeth. It's dazzling! The Uzbeks are good spirited and genuinely hospitable. I didn't feel like a tourist or a traveller more like a guest of Uzbekistan.
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

Uzbekistan Uncovered

5
A brilliant tour to a wonderful country. The itinerary is very thorough and gives a comprehensive view of the life, landscapes, and culture of Uzbekistan. Recommended to anyone who likes to see a unique country and travel off the beaten track.
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

Uzbekistan uncovered

5
This trip has an excellent itinerary - an absolutely perfect mix of guided sight-seeing, individual time to explore & little extras, like the camel ride and lake-side swim. (Again, this was just the right amount of time as we met other groups who had two nights at the yurt camp & we felt that the timing for us was perfect after after the desert castles).
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

Uzbekistan Uncovered

5
This was a captivating and well-balanced trip to a country with a fascinating sweep of history, both ancient and modern. Our group was friendly, fun and considerate and our guide, Dilshod, excellent.
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