Uzbekistan Tours

Hello everyone! This is our first blog in 2020, thank you for being with us and following all our news and blogs in 2019 and in all recent years. We definitely had a very successful touristic season, the number of travelers coming to this region is growing rapidly, especially Uzbekistan tours are becoming more and more popular and the main reason for that is the visa regime which is abolished for many -many countries and still the list is expanding. This makes us to think of giving you five main reasons why Central Asia tours should be on your wish list in this travel season.  “The ’stans are the next frontier,” I heard from one of our repeated costumer. And she might be right. One of our travel company partner in Australia that works with a small group tours announced that has seen four times more increase in bookings for Uzbekistan and we can say for sure it is 91 % increase globally. In other words: The tourists are coming. Now is the time to go. Here are five reasons why: As mentioned above now It is a lot easier to visit Uzbekistan than ever before. The visa regime has been thoroughly overhauled. While during the past president times the country was under a strong control including tourisms sphere. And this new president has much different ways of dealing when it comes to opening Uzbekistan to the whole world. The country has finally realized that it is a time to welcome investors and foreign travelers by providing them appropriate conditions and support which can be a real turn on for the national economy. And adopting a free visa regime to the western countries was a huge step forward in this direction. Now the citizens of almost all European countries together with Australia, New Zealand, Turkey, China, Canada ect can enter the country without visa. For many other countries the visa obtaining process has been simplified by adopting the electronic visa procedure. Currency convertibility. For so many years everyone who was coming on their Uzbekistan tours were annoyed by the difficulty in banking system which mainly effected the money exchange issues. It is no secret that the country was experiencing the black market rate and official government rate that had a huge difference in between. Now as soon as you arrive you have opportunities to get cash for your money right from the airport, hotels, banks, banks machines and in many shops and markets. It is a big change in our lives that keeps the country moving towards the market economy. If you ask me what would be the top 5 list of the worst airports in the world, Tashkent international airport would be defiantly on that list. The bureaucratic procedures and low efficient system has created huge lines in passport controls that made this airport giving a very bad first impression. It could take up to 2 hours to finally check out the passport control and reach the baggage claim zone which would could made you spend another hours and hours for your bags to be delivered. Really proud to say now the whole process in the new Airport named after Islam Karimov is taking maximum one hour and sometimes even faster. More and more options for transpiration and logistics. It is a huge country and sometime you have to drive for many hours to reach the next city, which is not preferable for those who don’t like spending so much time sitting in the vehicle. And the high speed Spanish train Afrosiab is being a perfect alternative for that now. While it started only with taking you from Tashkent to Samarkand and back, now days you can reach on this train Bukhara which is another gem , Karshi and with normal trains you can travel all the way up from east starting in Ferghana Valley all the way up to the  west to Nukus. This is simple reason. Uzbekistan is becoming popular to fast in many terms, so if you are one of those who wants to be in extra ordinary tours then Uzbekistan tours is a perfect choice before it is getting to crowded here.   And if you coming to Uzbekistan would be much valuable if you can spend some time extending your journey to some other stan for Central Asia tours

Finally!!!

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Navruz in Uzbekistan, a new hope for a new season!

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Uzbekistan is OPEN

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Welcome to Uzbekistan

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Getting an Uzbek Visa

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Uzbek Joke

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The Legacy of Nasreddin Khoja

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American - Uzbekistan Chamber of Commerce Business Conference

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2013 Tashkent Open

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Meet Miss Uzbekistan!

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Women's Chess Championships in Tashkent!

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Tourism Improvements Set in Uzbekistan

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Uzbeks Open International Solar Energy Institute

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Rare Mammoth Find in Uzbekistan

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Wine-Tasting in Uzbekistan

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Euronews about new series of "Postcards of Uzbekistan"

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President of Uzbekistan signed a decree postponing abolishment of visas for tourists until 2021.

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“Samarkand city” will be created in Uzbekistan’s Samarkand city until 2020

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Representatives of "National Geographic Traveler" visit Uzbekistan

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TV5 Monde film crew in Uzbekistan

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A 6-TON POT OF RICE IN UZBEKISTAN IS ABOUT TO ENTER THE GUINNESS RECORD BOOKS

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Uzbekistan introduces a visa-free regime for citizens of seven countries

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All terminals in Uzbekistan will work in multicurrency mode from July 1.

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The Republic of Uzbekistan introduces E-visa system for 51 countries and a 5-day transit visa-free procedure for 101 countries.

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Uzbekistan wins National Geographic Traveler Awards

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Uzbekistan is recognized as the safest country in Central Asia

Experts of International SOS and Control Risks compiled a map with risk assessments for tourists for 2019. Uzbekistan is recognized as the safest travel country in Central Asia. The level...

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Uzbekistan introduces a visa-free regime for a period of 30 days for citizens of another 45 countries of the world from 1 February 2019.

President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed a decree “On additional measures to accelerate the development of tourism in the Republic of Uzbekistan”. The document notes that the sim...

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Popular American bloggers visited Uzbekistan

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Uzbekistan hit the top 10 most attractive countries for ziyorat tourism.

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The doors of the Suzuk-ota complex are open for tourists coming for Uzbekistan tours!

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Uzbekistan to build new Tashkent – Andijan highway jointly with World Bank

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Tourism potential of Uzbekistan on the air of the American TV channel “PBS”

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IN THE CITY OF KHIVA WILL TAKE PLACE I INTERNATIONAL TOURNAMENT “STRONGMEN GAMES” IN HONOUR OF PAHLAVON MAHMUD

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Samarkand will receive the status of the world city of artisans.

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Established a new procedure for electronic entry visas in the Republic of Uzbekistan

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More than $500 million will be spent on the creation of three resorts of international level in the Tashkent region.

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Grandvoyage Tourism Awards: Uzbekistan recognized as the best developing tourist destination

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Vacation without a voucher” began shooting a program about Uzbekistan from Khiva.

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The center for the protection of beauty bustards in Uzbekistan

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Hunting in Uzbekistan

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"It was one of the greatest experiences of my life!"

"I never imagined Uzbekistan was so beautiful!" "Upon my return home, I came to the realization that Uzbekistan is one of the world's best kept secrets for tourism." "I should h...

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Archaeologists of Uzbekistan discovered the legendary Alexandria Oksianskuyu.

Archaeologists of Uzbekistan discovered the legendary Alexandria Oksianskuyu August 22-27 in Tashkent, Samarkand and Termez for that reason it is planed to have a Heritage Week "Uzbekistan - the cr...

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“Open sky” regime introduced at Karshi, Nukus, Termez and Bukhara international airports.

From October 1, 2019, the “Open sky” regime has been introduced at Karshi, Nukus, Termez and Bukhara international airports. In order to increase the inflow of foreign tourists to Uzbekis...

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REGISTAN COMPLEX NOW WILL BE OPEN TILL NIGHT.

The Registan complex will be open to residents and guests of Samarkand until 24:00 daily. The Registan complex will now be open until midnight According to a government decre...

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