Any recommendations on accommodation and transport in Samarkand, Khiva and Bukhara?
Finally I have found time on my working schedule to plan a trip. This time I plan to go to Uzbekistan. Main point on my list is of course Samarkand with the majesty of its Registan and the mysterious Shakhi Zinda Necropolis. I also want to cover Khiva and Bukhara. Don’t think I would like to make the trip with a group, would rather an independent travel. Is this possible? Any advice from anyone who traveled to Uzbekistan alone would be very helpful. Any recommendations on accommodation and transport?
If you want to cover all three historic cities Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva, then the best way is to fly to Tashkent and then to Urgench (city near Khiva) and travel back to Tashkent via Khiva-Bukhara-Samarkand-Tashkent. About 12 days is needed to cover all three cities fully. However, if time is a problem than 7-10 days is also possible. Hotels range from 20 USD to 45-50 USD for a single room. Travel companies can provide you with tailored packages as well. Good luck!