Travel hints
  • We had a really good time in Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kashgar. All guides, drivers, accommodation and food was fantastic! We had plenty of positive experiences. The program worked perfectly and we are your happy customers.
    Assoc Prof Regine Wagner
    Visiting Fellow Flexible Learning Institute Charles Sturt University

  • We have had many guides in the course of our world travels, but never ever one any better than the guide from Roxana Tour He worked tirelessly for us night and day. His efforts for us were far beyond what would have been "good".
    Dr. Paul Hettinger
    Orlando, FL, USA 32818

  • I have been coming to Uzbekistan for 32 years and as a Tour leader for different companies, I can say that Roxana Tours is the best travel company in Uzbekistan I had in 32 years.
    Gary Wintz, LA
    Tour leader from ZOE and Mountain Sabeck

  • I wanted to drop you a quick e-mail thanking you for the outstanding tour you provided. From the time we arrived at Tashkent until we left, we had no problems and everything was first class.
    Richard L. Wolfel, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor of Geography
    United States Military Academy
    West Point, NY 10996

  • I am indeed impressed and would like to Thank you from the bottom of my heart, in fact you have not only gained my respect and admiration, I salute your efficiency, not to say the least, I am grateful I am sure I would not be traveling again to Uzbekistan without you definitely involved in my itinerary.
    Saud A.Al Jaidah
    CEO/ Al Jaidah Intl. Doha, Qatar

Travel hints to Uzbekistan

Official name: The Republic of Uzbekistan UZ
Geographic coordinates: 41 00 N, 64 00 E
Area: total 447.400 km2; land: 425.400 km2; water: 22,000 km2
Capital (Largest city): Tashkent
Other big cities: Samarkand, Bukhara, Andijan

Visa

 

In order to enter Uzbekistan every foreign tourist must have a valid entry visa, to be obtained from the nearest Uzbekistan Embassy or General Consulate. Tourist visas can be obtained upon presenting an Invitation Letter, duly approved by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Uzbekistan. Roxana Tour provides visa invitation letters free of charge within 7 days after receiving: Copy of the passport, certificate of employment (no need in cases of unemployment or retire) and dates of arrival and departure.

Population

 

The population of Uzbekistan, estimated at about 30 million, is the largest of the Central Asian republics, comprising more than 40 percent of their total population. Growing at a rapid rate, the population is split by ethnic and regional differences. The country is very multinational consisting of many nationalities of all former soviet republics and other foreigners. The main population are Uzbeks, Russians, Tatars, Tajiks, Kazakhs, Koreans and others.

Language

 

The state language is Uzbek. Russian language is commonly spoken everywhere in the country. Some people in big cities and touristy destinations can speak and understand English.


Weather

 

Uzbekistan has an extreme continental climate. It is generally warmest in the south and coldest in the north. Temperatures in December average -8°C (18°F) in the north and 0°C (32 °F) in the south. However, extreme fluctuations can take temperatures as low as -35°C (-31°F). During the summer temperatures can reach 45°C (113°F) and above. Humidity is low. Spring (April to June) and Fall (September through October) are in general the most pleasant times to travel. In Fall it's harvest time, and the markets are full of fresh fruit. If you're interested in trekking, then summer (July and August) is the best time, because summers are almost dry.

Money Spend

 

Most transactions are conducted on a cash-only, local currency basis. Major credit cards are only accepted at the main hotels and a few shops and restaurants. Traveller's cheques can be cashed into USD, EUR, JPY, GBR at the National Bank of Uzbekistan. Local currency is SUM. 2,380 sum approximately 1 USD.


Prices; Meals:

 

Good lunch or dinner at best restaurants costs from 10-15 USD and in Tashkent from 15-20 USD. Transportation: Public buses and subway (in Tashkent) 0.3 USD for any amount of stations. Taxi which is very commonly used and easiest way of getting to the places: 1 km- 0.5 USD. First aid in any hospitals 5-10 USD. Tips 10 % from the order in restaurants. Tickets to the theaters and cinemas 5 USD max.


Tourist services and facilities

 

Basic medical services are available for tourists at local hospitals and clinics. Telecommunications services are also available from major hotels. Postal services are available at the Main Post Offices and in all hotels.


Electric power

 

220 V AC, 50 ampere; standard two-pin plug socket


Time

 

GMT + 05:00


International dialing code

 

+998 90 176 98 83

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