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Questions about visit in July

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Questions about visit in July

Hello,

we are thinking about visiting Uzbekistan in July with an escorted tour. How hot does it get in July and can Uzbekistan be "compared ( even slightly) with any other country or is it completely unique? Just curious.

Thanks, Undine

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1. Re: Questions about visit in July

My family and I are planning a trip there this July as well. We should compare notes.

We usually avoid operators but in this case I'm not sure yet whether independent travel is permitted. Do you mind if I ask what tour operator you are going with? Have you dealt with the consulate yet? So far I haven't gotten through.

I look forward to seeing any answers to your query.

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Plans have changed. We will hopefully go next year.

We would have gone with "avantour" . They seemed very professinal, organized and we would have loved that tour.

Good luck, let me know how it went.

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Independent travel is easy in Uzbekistan. Most people seem to travel in tour groups, but it really isn't necessary..

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hi. I went to visit Tashkent in last feb. just a few tips. when filling out customs forms when landing in Tashkent. made sure you fill out both forms and have them both stamped by the officer. you will keep one for when you leave boarding your plane.

Tashkent is different then most countries. locals are friendly. always have your passport on you because sometime a police men will stop you can ask for your passport and a couple of questions and let you leave. I only stayed in Tashkent for a week and I wasn't part of a travel group maybe that is why I got stopped a few times, lol. it is pretty safe in all terms, just be careful if you want to exchange money in the black market, you can get in deep trouble if caught.

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I have been planning to visit as well in July but seems like the weather will be pretty hot as well as it is the Ramadan season.

Perhaps its a bad idea after all?

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I want to visit in July too, and since I am a woman and would be travelling alone Im a bit concerned about safety. Should I be?

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Uzbekistan is safe country, even if you are traveling alone.

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8. Re: Questions about visit in July

Hi Undine

July is really hot. However - it is a particular kind of heat. Humidity is not as bad as the tropics, and in the shade, once you're used to it, it;s perfectly manageable. Do as the locals do and drink hot tea, it keeps you "regular". You will see many Uzbeks doing that in the middle of the day. Also I would try not to cram each day - take it easy a bit, and conserve energy and stay hydrated.

On the tour group versus independent dilemma - it depends. Travelling independetly is most rewarding if you can speak Russian or Uzbek, but most visitors can't. It is a particular kind of travel, often suited to a particular time of life (tends to be people in their 20s and 30s that are happiest to do it, perhaps because they're flexible. If something doesn't work out, just stay longer etc). In my experience there generally comes a point where you no longe want to travel like that, and perhaps no longer can either (i.e. limited holiday time, which you have to maximise).

It is more expensive to travel on an organised tour - private or group - but booking it through a local company is the most cost effective way (that's me declaring my interest).

All the best

Huw

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Hi guys, I from china visited Tashkent,buhara and khiva old city this week complete. Very impressed in preservation of historic legacy, although some of which are newly recovered. During this time sun shining is hot around 30-35 degree Celsius. sunscreen is necessary.

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10. Re: Questions about visit in July

Extremely Hottest period of summer. About 45+C in July

I would not advise to travel in July, reschedule to second part of August or September