Reviews about Uzbekistan
Our journey with Anur Tour
Elina from Anur Tour was super nice and has helped us a lot with the Organisation and the execution of our 8 day family journey. She is very professional and you can count on her on whatever issues you have. Thank you for everything.
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Visit to Uzbekistan
We had the opportunity to visit this beautiful country for 5 days as a family and we were fortunate to pick Anur Tour as our travel agency, the visit was unforgettable and very well organized, nicely guided tours in three cities but specially their Guide in Bukhara , Shuhrat, was amazingly knowledgeable about the history of his country and was so kind to us , we loved Uzbekistan and we thank you Anur tour for organizing our tour.
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Anur organised quite a last minute tour for my husband and I of Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarqand. Private tours and transportation and hotels all sorted for us with no hassle or issues. Tour guides were excellent and adjusted the tours to suit us perfectly. Can not recommend Anur highly enough. We did two nights in each location and it was fantastic.
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Quick visit to Uzbekistan
I visited Uzbekistan last week with my son for a few days for a quick break. As time was limited, I preferred not to organise everything myself and looked online and found Anur Tours. Following prompt email correspondence I booked a half day tour of Tashkent and a 2 day private tour by train to Samarkand and Bukhara. I must admit that I didn't really know what to expect of Uzbekistan before I went but whilst it was very tiring, I was very impressed all round and with the help given by Mumin at Anur tours. They arranged everything from Tashkent (and a taxi from the airport on arrival at 3am in the morning) including being picked up and dropped back to the hotels and the whole trip went like clockwork. It was completely stress free. The 3 guides at the locations were also very knowledgeable and helpful indeed. I would have no hesitation in recommending them, and indeed Uzbekistan.
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Uitstekende reisorganisatie voor Oezbekistan. Alles tip top geregeld.
Mijn man en ik hebben afgelopen week (31 Jan - 2 feb 2019) Oezbekistan bezocht. De twee dagen stonden in het teken van zaken, de laatste twee dagen in het teken van vrije tijd. Wij hebben toen met Anur Tours de steden Samarkand en Buchara bezocht. Alles was uitstekend geregeld: de treinverbinding met een hogesnelheidslijn, de ‘drivers’ die telkens al klaar stonden bij het station, de uiterst deskundige en zeer vriendelijke gidsen die ons rondleiden in beide steden. Een geweldige ervaring! Read on Tripadvisor
Our experience with Anur Tour and its staff was absolutely positive. They organized our 12-days, tailor-made trip in Uzbekistan for four persons during the first half of August. Almost everything went as planned and the company genuinely seemed to care that we were happy with the trip.
They defined a very good route trip, comprehensive and informative, according to our desire and we felt that we had ample time in each of the destinations. The hotels were surprisingly good and in Khiva we benefit of a unique experience, sleeping in an ancient madrassa converted to hotel, in the historical center of the town.
Our tour guide and driver were excellent. They were true, knowledgeable experts that really seemed to care that we were allowed to have the best experience possible. They made us feel more like old friends than temporary visitors and this was a great value.
Our guide, Bahrom (Bak), was excellent, friendly, relaxed but efficient, historically and culturally prepared and very helpful.
All in all, we were very satisfied with the arrangements that Fatima organized for us and we will certainly use them again for next tours in Central Asia.
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Anur Tour was recommended to us by a friend who had travelled for work to Uzbekistan. We were attracted by the possibility to get a tailor made journey perfectly meeting our preferences and time tables. After much planning and work - Anur tour patiently offered 8 versions of our journey until all looked perfect, discussed in high detail. We had a number of "extra wishes".
No other tour operator offered this extent of flexibility. Other operators had very limited time-windows or limits of group sizes. Our "group" was one of two persons.
Everything was well organised.
If you want to see modern Uzbekistan and not only the classical Silk Road highlights we would recommend to travel as well to the Fergana valley. This detour helps to give up many prejudices about Central Asia that we hold in the West. This is an amazingly quick developing country with impressive developments after the 1990s and especially since the new government came in.
The highlights like Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, and the capital Tashkent are of course a must, but already much discussed in other contributions. Tashkent is worth at least one evening to go to the opera, and one morning for the central market. Try not to travel too late in the year.
Anur tour staff will advise you on that. There is nothing better than local knowledge.
Important: \the new e-visa system works fine once one has some support from the advisers. This is, however, cheaply possible by whatsup communiction. .
The border authorities were extremely helpful and friendly - just imagine the opposite of the USA immifgration officers.
The price/quality ratio is very good.
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Everything was taken care of so we could enjoy and relax
Anur Tour was our travel agency responsible for 4 day trip to Samarkand, Buchara and Shahrisabz. We have approached several agencies but Anur Tour was the fastest in giving feedback, the most flexible one (organised tailored made tour including Shahrisabz). Elina who was our co-ordinator did an excellent job in organising everything for us. Everything was according to the agreed plan, on time so we could fully enjoy these beautiful places we were visiting. For sure we will come back to Central Asia and then our first contact will be Anur Tour! :)
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Siamo stati in Uzbekistan io e la mia famiglia, oltre il paese essersi rivelato una vera sorpresa sia per le bellezze architettoniche, sia per l’ospitalità del suo popolo, abbiamo condotto un viaggio davvero ben organizzato da Anur Tour, in particolare grazie ad Elina che ha costruito un viaggio ad hoc secondo le nostre esigenze. Consigliatissimo!!
"First trip to Uzbekistan alone"
One person traveling around 3 cities: Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara. In fact, we traveled with the local Japanese guide Hasan. I thought I would be nervous to travel with people I met for the first time in a foreign country, but I did not do that at all, and I felt like I was traveling with my friends and had a good time. The drivers and the people in the town were also kind and I never felt disgusted while traveling. The explanation of Uzbekistan's history and buildings from Hasan is very easy to understand, so I want to know more and more. I would like to find out about Timur and go again. Not only historical buildings, but also the current Uzbek society and things of life are also taught by sightseeing, and interest in Uzbekistan has increased more than before the trip. It is thought that the country's information in Uzbekistan coming into Japan is scarce and unclear, but it is a safe country and a good country for people to travel with kindness. I want to go there again.
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This is our first time to travel to central Asia. We have different language and culture with central Asia, so very thankful for Anur tour to help us planning the trip. We have 8 people want travel and bike in some cities which made us more challenge to plan the trip, but Mr.Mumin help us a lot,give many useful idea to us. He arrange two very nice, knowledgeable tour guide to us, comfortable hotel, safe driver,good arrangements of tour. Let us enjoy the trip and see the beauty of mid Asia. I think I would visit again with Anur tour. Thank you Mumin, Diana and Timo.
Uzbekistan - August 2018
Our wonderful visit of Uzbekistan (Tashkent- Urgench / Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand- Tashkent) was entirely organized by Elina Shaposhnikova, of Anur Tour in Tashkent.
Thanks to Elina’s good advice and knowledge of Uzbekistan, but also to her professionalism and remarkable efficiency, every step and moment of our trip was as successful as it was flawless.
All internal flights, train rides on the Afrosyab fast train, bus transfers and hotel bookings were perfectly well booked by the Anur Tour team and were always on time.
In particular, Elina’s choice of our excellent guide (Tulkin Amirovich Ergashev) was a great asset towards the success and our appreciation of our visit.
We will gladly rely on Elina’s and on Anur Tour’s knowledge and experience of Uzbekistan and its neighboring countries for our next visit in that part of the world.
Above and Beyond. True excellence.
Extraordinary service by Anur Tours. This was my second visit, first time was last year. I had to come back to this truly magical, remarkable and unforgettable country. Thank you Anur Tours! Zarina provided first class service, extraordinary indeed. Mr Umid, my guide, went above and beyond, exceeded my expectations. Highly recommended.
Unforgettable Experience in Uzbekistan
I happened to find Anur Tour on the Google Search and their service was beyond my expectations. My family trip to Uzbekistan became one of my unforgettable moments in my life because I can make my wife and my mom happy during the trip.
The service and arrangements was great, we got minor issues with the hotel, but it was not a big deal because we still enjoyed the trip. They even gave us surprise in the end of the trip, what a remarkable service to end my visit in Uzbekistan.
Superb trip- brilliant organisation from Anur Travel
Just returned, 30 May 2018 from 7 days visiting the historical sites of the country organised by Elina from Anur Tours.Excellent service.. picked up by driver at all locations then the guide , who spoke brilliant English on all the 5 occasions we had them. Knowledge superb... even a sense of humour ! Nothing too much trouble.. helped us enjoy the experience of the country and it's customs. All hotels booked were fine, food great and inexpensive even at the hotels apart from Tashkent.Leave enough time for at least 2 whole days in Bakarah... a brilliant place. Elina even rand the hotel on 2 occasions to make sure everything was in order and we were enjoying the tour.
Tour, Guides all 5 star. No worries as to entry / departure... no forms to complete, no letters of introduction all scrapped, just walk through customs and off you go and enjoy. Simple trick - can book internal flights online at a great rate and e tickets do work.
Fascinating Uzbekistan Travel
Anur Tours, under the direction of Ms. Elina Shaposhnikova, facilitated visas, lodging, internal travel, and tour guides for a memorable 7 day trip around Uzbekistan. Highlights included the museums, madrasas, mausoleums, minarets, mosques and markets in Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, and Samarkand. Personal guides in each city covered the major events which defined the development of the famous SILK ROAD: the expanding empire of Alexander the Great (4th century BC), the arrival of Islam (7th & 8th century AD), the riotous destruction of Ghengis Khan (13th century AD) and then the flowering of the Silk Road under Amir Temur (14th century AD). Guides also provided interpretation of Uzbekistan's modern development covering the influence of the neighboring Russia from the 19th century through the nation's independence in 1991 as a flourishing nation of Central Asia. To quote a fellow tourist: "Travelling in Uzbekistan is like being in the movie -- "Aladdin".
March 2018 Trip
Most places I've been to someone usually says 'oh you should have been here 10 years ago'! Well get to Uzbekistan now because there is a big push for tourism and I'm sure it will all become much more commercial. We chose a tour because we were unsure how we would cope in s
uch a different place from what we were used to and because the literature seemed to suggest it was required. We found Anur via Trip advisor after a Melbourne company that started off well just ignored my emails (Sundowner tours). It turned out to be a great find. Cars arrived as planned, guides arrive
d on time and were excellent. Take a few days in each place without a guide and explore it yourself, the guides are full of information but it can overload the brain a bit. Help the guides to work at your pace, get them to stop for a cup of tea or lunch when you want it. Its usually then that you get to know about Uzbekistan and its people rather than the detail of its history (interesting though that is). Finally 10 out of 10 for Elina who was our point of contact throughout. Helpful at every stage. Enjoy your trip and dont forget, go now rather than in 10 years time.
From the start, Elina was responsive and attentive to our needs. She gave us suggestions to make our trip better. We only confirmed our trip after a few months of exchanging emails and also made a last minute request. Nevertheless, Elina was very patient and efficient. She met us on the first day of our trip at the airport, very early in the morning to pass us our train tickets and brief us. She had us at hello. Throughout the trip, she checked in on us and we had her personal contact number in case we had problems. We took a customised train tour, covering Tashkent, Fergana Valley, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. The co-ordination of the trip was seamless, with someone always waiting for us on time at various train stations. The local guides were very knowledgeable about their cities and shared interesting stories as well as insights into the lives of the Uzbek people. They also suggested good local places to eat. Even the drivers were friendly and helpful. We loved the hotels suggested within our budget, most of them (the ones in Tashkent, Bukhara and Khiva) were all within walking distance to the places of interests. Rahmat (thank you) Anur travels for a memorable trip. They have such a great team.
Trip to the 4 Stans in Central Asia
I booked my trip to the Central Asia with Anur tour for a 2.5 weeks trip across the Central Asia. I am glad that I used Anur Tours t plan my trip. I went to Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. I was planning to travel to Turkmenistan but they are notoriously famous for rejecting visas with no explanation. While on the tour I found out that my visa for Turkmenistan has been refused. The Managing Director of Anur Mr. Mumin came personally himself to my hotel along with Zarina, my tour coordinator to explain the situation and offer alternatives which was very kind of them.
Anur helped organize the day trips and the hotel reservations.
From the time I landed to the time I departed there was flawless coordination at each travel destination. Most of the tour guides were excellent, the others were very good. What I liked about the guides were they didn’t want to take me to shops to buy things and that was a Big plus. While in Tajikistan, I got a Kidney stone pain and I was so humbled by the care provided by the guide Shahboz who took me to the hospital and spoke to the doctors.
I would high recommend anyone planning a trip to Central Asia or Uzbekistan or any country in the region to work with Anur tours. They made it a worthwhile experience!
"Porso" hotel review
My husband and me are interesting in a travell visiting Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkanda. We'll arrive to tashkent on 20th june 014 at 6,30 AM and we'll come back on 28th June at 8,15 AM. We prefer hotels 4-5*. We´d prefer spanish language guide.
"Registan Plaza (President)" hotel review
We stayed in your hotel from 03.05.-05.05.2013. I put some postcards in your letterbox - opposite from the reception - till now no card arrived in Germany. May be this box in not working anymore ? Please can you check. Thank you very much and kind regards Isolde Krones