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Number of Reviews: 33 Overall score: *****
Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

the delights of uzbekistan

5
The people of uzbekistan are so open and friendly. The cities and the monuments within them live up to all expectations and there is so much to see. The Yurts are comfortable and spacious, toilet facilities at the camp are good, much better than expected. Camel ride and walk through the desert was a great experience and finishing up with a swim and a picnic beside the lake was a great rounding off of the camp experience. There are long bus journeys on this trip between the towns and some of the roads are quite rough but we felt safe in the hands of our driver. Food is much better than expected and there is more variety than the trip notes seem to indicate. Nobody appeared to get any serious stomach bugs on the trip which is unusual when the weather was so hot. I think this was because our guide advised on good eating places and kept us right. The currency issues are not as difficult as hinted at and are easily managed. Security, including arrival and departure at the airport was robust but not a problem
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

Uzbekistan uncovered

3
This was a well structured trip , and took in most of the spectacular sights of Uzbekistan. It is busy with little free time (in the right places ) and we didn't get to go on the train , which would have been a relief from the tour bus ,as it covers a lot of distance. Uzbekistan is a fabulous place to visit , has many awesome buildings , and you cannot walk more than 50 metres without a local wanting a photo with you, which meant lovely conversations and interactions. It was great to have a camel ride to the lake , as this meant chilling time and a much needed refreshing swim.
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

Uzbekistan Uncovered

4
A well balanced comprehensive trip in that we had time to see all the sights and look around in general before moving on to the next destination. Trips out to the desert fortresses and the night staying a yurt followed by a hike with camel ride to Aidarkul Lake were a welcome break from seeing the historical and other not so old blue tiled mosques and madrassas etc. The long drives were made more bearable in the fact we had a full sized coach and only 16 people so were able to spread ourselves out, the rest stops were regular and unhurried. The food was variable and rather greasy and mostly edible. The local people were friendly (apart from some taxi drivers)
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

Glad I went but glad it's over

3
This was a bit of disappointment because I was hoping to see lots of exquisite Islamic art and architecture. There is some toward the end of trip in Samarkand but the mosques and madrasas in Khiva and Bukhora weren't very attractive. There was too much shopping time for my taste. I am vegetarian which limited food selections. The salads are very good but there isn't much choice beyond that and I don't think even the non-veggies enjoyed the food much. Sometimes a vegetarian dish was just a regular dish with the meat removed e.g. we were told chick peas were vegetarian but they came with some bits of meat which they had overlooked. The local beer, however is excellent. An interesting part of the trip was learning about the Russian influence, good and not-so-good, and the changes that have occurred since the Soviet Union imploded and Uzbekistan became independent. I also enjoyed learning a about current life in Uzbekistan but am aware that we as tourists we may be presented with a somewhat sanitized view of things.
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Khiva
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Uzbekistan Uncovered

Uzbekistan uncovered

5
Well planned and executed trip. A wide range of sights visited. Hotels were reasonable some were good and some were very good. Particularly the room in the madrassa was unusual. Generally the standard was better than expected.
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

A great mix of the old and new in Uzbekistan

5
A fascinating tour along the Silk Road seeing all the fabulous architecture, mixed with activities which were relaxing and interesting. This is a leisurely tour, a couple of early starts and a few long drives but nothing too onerous. Good to have some free time to explore places. We had an expert guide, helpful and friendly and quietly smoothing our path - perfect!
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

Uzbekistan

5
Uzbekistan was the only section of the Silk Road that I had not travelled so this trip was on my bucket list and it met my expectations. We had a lively group. Travelling was fine, as described in the trip notes, and the pace was just right. Hotel accommodation was good with excellent service. We visited all the famous sights,shopped in the bazaars, enjoyed the local food and had fun at the yurt camp. I was impressed by the friendly and enterprising. people. A memorable trip.
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Khiva
***** Written
Uzbekistan Uncovered

Great trip to Uzbekistan

5
An absolutely great trip. We were lucky with our group of 8 as we gelled brilliantly. Star leader/guide in Dilshod. I loved Uzbekistan. Relaxed, safe, and met with universal friendliness. Once there a very cheap holiday. Itinerary pretty standard with exception of excursion from Khiva out to desert fortresses which was interesting - one of bits of "leavening" of a diet of cities and mosques/madrassas etc, lovely tho they were. Altogether well balanced trip, and would recommend Exodus version.. Can't avoid long journeys between centres, but we had plenty of space in a medium sized coach. Even the retail stops (carpets, embroidery (beautiful pieces), pottery were quality.
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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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