2 independent reviews for Uzbekistan tour, nature and culture

Reviews for Uzbekistan tour, nature and culture

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review 21 Jun 2019

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

Climbing the Islam Khodja minaret (not for the faint of heart) and being rewarded with the most spectacular view over Khiva. Not too bad for my first day!

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Learn some pleasantries in Uzbek/Russian: few people speak English, and this is a great way to connect.

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

Yes: I only purchased items at locally-run/owned places and all of the accommodations were also locally operated. Additionally, I can speak some Russian so I was able to have (basic) conversations with local people, who were surprised and delighted to have a solo British guest. Such good people.

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

10/10: an intriguing country, warm people, delicious food and an abundance of fascinating architecture. I plan to return. I very much recommend this tour operator, who not only organised a personalised tour for me (and a phenomenal guide), but made me feel welcome and safe.

review 29 Sep 2019

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

Visit to Khiva

2. What tips would you give other travellers booking this holiday?

Carefully study with interest the places where the tour company proposes to take. Not leave entirely with the tour company. They should tell the tour company NOT to select restaurant and meal for them. Let the tour company give client a budget for meal and let them chose their meal with in that budget, if any excess shall be paid the client. Trip to Aydarkol Lake was NO good Instead should include Aural Sea.

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

Yes

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

Not at all happy with selection of guide. He is an excellent,pleasant, sincere, honest and hardworking person. But lack experience and knowledge, 20 years of age just started as guide. You can not expect more. He has done his best under the circumstances. We were very happy with him but NOT with the operator. They should give us aged and experienced guide and NOT just a beginner. Second point preselection of restaurant and meal.

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