Indeed I’ve been meaning to write so say a big THANK YOU!!!! I had the most amazing trip, in fact it has to be one of the best holidays ever.
From the moment I was met at the airport until I left, everything went extremely smoothly and I had just an unbelievably fascinating, relaxing and exciting time – if all of those make sense!
My driver/guide, Nab, was excellent and took very good care of me, plus his insights and explanations throughout the trip were an added bonus.
The highlights were definitely the goat market, desert trip and turtle visit, but just driving around and seeing the different landscapes was fantastic – especially when slightly off the beaten track.
All of the accommodation was good, but the Alila was a real stand out, and the Grand Hyatt grand executive suite was an excellent way to end the trip.
We had a great holiday. There were one or two mix ups which you warned us might happen. Fortunately none were too serious and we could laugh about them afterwards. In total Uzbekistan was quite different from what we had expected. Tashkent and Samarkand were very modern cities. Very clean, no litter to be seen anywhere. Wide boulevards heavy with traffic. Their cars were modern, made in Uzbekistan under licence from Chevrolet. Any colour you like as long as it’s white. A useful tip, note the number of your car as they all look the same. The people were dressed western style and smart. Although Uzbekistan is a Moslem country they are fiercely secular. Some women wear the head scarf but not many. The people were very friendly and if they saw us struggling with the language someone would step in and help. They are all keen to practice their English. At no time did we feel threatened, there are police everywhere.
Our one real gripe, shared by others that we met up with was the meals. For some reason they seemed to think we needed a three full course lunch and dinner, the portions are huge.
We had a great time, came away with some good memories, good photos and made friends with our guides. The drivers need a mention too. They were all excellent which is more than can be said for the roads once you leave the cities!Traveller
We would be delighted to book with you again and recommend you to anyone looking to taking this trip.
Many thanks – we had a great time and everything went perfectly. The itinerary was wonderful – we really saw a lot on the 4 day tour, our guide Nabil was great and the food and accommodation were all very good. Oman has a lot to offer!
Just a quick note to say that the holiday was again superb, with the hotel exactly as we expected.
As usual we were looks after very well and renewed acquaintances with many of the staff.
The private transfers were excellent with the drivers being there on time for both journeys.
One thing that you may want to look at and review with the transfer company is the collection times for the flight out of Muscat and it may be worth seeing if , in the short term, the pick- up should be approximately half an hour earlier.
Thank you for all your help with the holiday and hopefully we may be able to go again next year.
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