Uzbekistan Discovered

Classic, Tashkent to Tashkent

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From the remarkable mosques and Soviet architecture of Tashkent to the ancient capital of Khiva, follow the legendary Silk Road through the exotic best of Uzbekistan. Indulge in steamy marble hammams, roam the twisting lanes of ancient bazaars and explore the monuments and minarets of Samarkand. Your CEO will lead the way, taking care of the hassles and leaving you free to explore a land rich in culture and history. For a great taste of enigmatic Uzbekistan, this 12-day adventure serves up only the best.

What’s included

  • Local Living: Overnight in a Yurt, Ayaz Qala
  • Tashkent guided walking tour
  • Samarkand city tour
  • Homestay in a mountainside village
  • Bukhara city tour
  • Khiva ancient city tour
  • Toprak Qala and Ayaz Qala visit
  • Yurt stay
  • Internal flight
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities

Highlights

  • Discover ancient cities of the silk road
  • Sip hot drinks in tiny khiva teahouses
  • Bargain at colourful bazaars
  • Admire the fountains and madrassas of the registan
  • Stay in a traditional yurt.

Itinerary

Day 1 Tashkent There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Tashkent (1B) Take an included sightseeing tour of the city with a local guide before free time to explore. Opt to visit the history museum, fine arts museum, mosques, and bazaars. Included Activities: Tashkent Guided City Tour
Day 3 Tashkent/Samarkand (1B) Go for dinner in one of the many delicious restaurants in the city. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 310km)
Day 4 Samarkand (1B) With free time, enjoy the Samarkand sights, have a cup of tea in a local tea house, or wander around the bazaar. Included Activities: Samarkand City Tour
Day 5 Samarkand/Sentyab (1B, 1D) After visiting the sights in Nurata, continue on to Sentyab village, located in the Nurata Mountain range. Enjoy a homestay in Sentyab, a great opportunity to learn more about the life of villagers, or take an optional short walk into the mountains. Enjoy dinner with the family. Transport: It's about 5-6 hours of driving time, not including stops. Private Vehicle
Day 6 Sentyab/Bukhara (1B) Travel to Bukhara, one of the most charming cities in the country. Opt to visit the old city bazaars, have dinner with a local family, or visit a traditional hammam (bathhouse). Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Bukhara (1B) There is plenty of time to explore the artisan shops and wander the narrow twisting streets and alleyways. A centre for pottery, cloth, and Turkmen carpets, the Old City is centered around Lyabi-Hauz, a delightful pool of water surrounded by ancient mulberry trees, where you can sit at café tables and let the evening drift by. There is also the option to take in a local puppet show held in an old caravanserai or indulge in a Turkish bath. Included Activities: Bukhara City Tour
Day 8 Bukhara/Khiva (1B) Enjoy a full day's travel through the desert to reach UNESCO-listed Khiva. Spend the evening getting to know the place. Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 450km)
Day 9 Khiva (1B) Explore the old town surrounded by city walls, bargain with locals on the market, and wander through the madrassas, climb up minarets, and explore the dark dungeons Khiva was infamous for back in the 10th century. Wander through the inner walls of the Ichon-Qala and enjoy spectacular sunset views of the sand-coloured mosques and madrassas. Included Activities: Khiva Ancient City Tour
Day 10 Khiva/Ayaz Qala (1B, 1L, 1D) Explore the remains of ancient Khorezm by visiting Toprak Qala and Ayaz Qala. Stay in yurts near Ayaz Qala and take an optional camel ride. Included Activities: Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm Visit Overnight in a Yurt Transport: Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 11 Ayaz Qala/Tashkent (1B) Enjoy some sights and museums in Nukus before the flight to Tashkent. On arrival, opt to head out for a final dinner together. Included Activities: Nukus City Tour Transport: Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s)) Plane (0.50-0.75 hours)
Day 12 Tashkent (1B) Depart at any time.
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