If your idea of a great vacation is relaxing somewhere comfortable, doing as little as possible, then Uzbekistan is probably not for you. However, if you enjoy adventure travel packed with outdoor activities, Uzbekistan is a wonderful option that is often overlooked.
Uzbekistan’s outdoor attractions include skiing, which is a popular activity in the Chimgan-Beldersay region near the city of Tashkent; mountaineering, rock-climbing and hiking. Horseback riding and hang gliding are also popular, especially on Greater Chimgan mountain in Ugam-Chatkal National Park.
Due to its location on the ancient Great Silk Road, Uzbekistan also has many stunning archaeological and architectural sights. For example, the city of Samarkand is a UNESCO World Heritage site due to its ancient history and impressive buildings like the Registan and the Bibi-Khanym Mosque.
To visit Uzbekistan, you will need an Uzbekistan visa. Visas are not available on arrival, so you will need to apply before you leave. Here are the basic documents that you will need to apply:
- Your US passport
- One Uzbekistan visa application form
- 1 passport photo
- 1 copy of your flight tickets and your itinerary.
- To get an Uzbekistan tourist visa, you need a tourist voucher, which is like a permission slip. If you’re traveling with an organized group, they should provide one. If not, RushMyTravelVisa.com can get one for you if you apply through us.
- If you are visiting friends or family, your host needs to get an invitation letter for you.
Also, bear in mind that you may need transit visas for neighboring countries, even if you are only passing through the country to get to a destination within Uzbekistan. If your flight path includes stopovers in another country, you may have to get a transit visa for that country, even if all you are going to do is change planes.
RushMyTravelVisa can research your itinerary to make sure you have all the necessary visas. We can also help you with your visa applications and expedite your paperwork for the shortest possible processing time.