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Hiring a car for your Uzbekistan holiday? Planning to visit all the best attractions from Samarkand to Khiva and from Bukhara to the Aral Sea in a private car? Then take a look at these most important things to know before hiring a car, and planning the best road trip in Uzbekistan, Central Asia.
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Things to know before you hire a driver and car in Uzbekistan
Know who your driver is
This is the #1 rule. If you hire a personal driver in Uzbekistan, be sure to have all the contact details of your agent, your driver, and your guide (if you have one) before arriving in the country. This will help you avoid any misunderstandings and this information will be very useful in cases of emergency like flight delays, road closings, itinerary changes, etc.
Great drive with a perfect driver
Driving in Uzbekistan is not similar to that in European countries. Here, you do not always see road indications, you do not easily find small eateries in cities and villages. In order to find some of the best places to eat and some small things to see, you need an all-knowing local driver. Traveling to Uzbekistan with a good driver is one of the assurances of a successful trip. Let us reserve you a driver in Uzbekistan who will be a living GPS and a real ambassador of his country!
Great drive with a perfect driver
Driving in Uzbekistan is not similar to that in European countries. Here, you do not always see road indications, and you do not easily find small eateries in cities and villages. In order to find some of the best places to eat and some small things to see, you need an all-knowing local driver. Traveling to Uzbekistan with a good driver is one of the assurances of a successful trip. Let us reserve you a driver in Uzbekistan who will be a living GPS and a real ambassador of his country!
Uzbekistan car hire hidden costs
Hiring a Car in Uzbekistan, finding a car and driver can be easy but there are a few things you should know about your local agency. Before confirming your hire request you have to be sure that your driver knows all or most of the places you want to go and at least this must be a person who is eager to search for what he doesn’t know. Especially, if you want to go to remote villages or little-to-no-known places, having an expert driver is essential.
Apart from that, you need to read carefully what is included in your Uzbekistan car & driver package. Your Car Hire Packages in Uzbekistan include:
What type of car you have booked?
Depending on where you want to go in Uzbekistan, you may need to have different types of cars. Choosing the right type of car ensures you get the most joy from your trip. We recommend you choose the right type of car following the type of your trip (adventure, culture, mountains, etc) and according to the number of travelers.
For up to 3 travelers we propose sedan-type cars Chevrolet Lacetti/Cobalt or SUV Chevrolet Orlando/Captiva. For small groups of 4-6 travelers, we recommend booking a minivan Hyundai H1.
Restricted means forbidden
There are some areas where you are not allowed to stop or park your car. These are mainly the areas close to the border checkpoints, military bases, a few tunnels, and other strategic places.
No fee for airport transfers
If you reserve a Car with a Driver package in Uzbekistan, you will not pay any extra for your airport/train station transfers. These services and many other small “unplanned” visits/drives will be provided free of charge. Your car and driver will be at your disposal from 9 am to 6 (flexible) pm and to take you to your dinner later in the evening. You can always plan your daily schedule and activities with your driver following your itinerary and your interests. We are flexible!
Gasoline is a headache
In Uzbekistan, nearly 90 percent of cars run on Methane Gas. The drivers who have cars with Methane Gas are cheap. But, if you want to be safe during your trip, we recommend you be sure that your car doesn’t run on gas. Our agency doesn’t try to be the cheapest and the safety of our drivers as well as our passengers is important to us. Therefore, we don’t use cars which use Methane Gas.
No destination names
Hiring a Local Uzbek Driver is one of the easiest ways to travel in Uzbekistan. Though, if you need to have a good navigation app, apart from Google Maps we strongly recommend installing the app called MAPS.ME. This app is broadly used in Uzbekistan and is one of the best to use. Alternatively, you may do the old-school way – get a map of Uzbekistan.
No cancellation penalty
CentAsia Voyages works hard to make your trip easy and you can reserve as well as cancel your Uzbekistan Car Hire easily. If you have issues like changes in flight schedule, visa problems, health matters, etc. you can inform us about it 3 days prior to your arrival in Uzbekistan and we will immediately confirm your free cancellation.
Not too much adventure
If you hire a car and driver with CentAsia Voyages, you will enjoy unlimited kilometers and the services of top experienced local drivers in Uzbekistan. Our drivers are highly devoted to their job and always ready to follow all your special interests. They don’t mind taking you to your Last-Minute-Destinations even if they are not mentioned in your confirmed travel itinerary. We would like you not to overuse this facility and please bear in mind that the drivers in Uzbekistan are not recommended to drive more than 8 hours a day.
Pack your own extras
Uzbekistan is quite an extended country and some intercity transfers require sitting long hours in the car. In order to make the drive enjoyable, the drivers will stop to see some attractions on the road. Besides, you can prepare the books you want to read, a memory card with the music you love, and your charger for the phone.
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