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UzbekistanSilk Roads small group tour

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Embark on a 12 day highlights of the Silk Road small group tour. Begin in Tashkent – the capital of Uzbekistan and marvel at its combination of the new and ancient architecture. Continue your discovery in Khiva – the pearl of the East. Next up, Bukhara will impress visitors with its 140 architectural monuments. Hop on a camel and ride to your desert camp for a traditional dinner and dancing around...

Embark on a 12 day highlights of the Silk Road small group tour. Begin in Tashkent – the capital of Uzbekistan and marvel at its combination of the new and ancient architecture. Continue your discovery in Khiva – the pearl of the East. Next up, Bukhara will impress visitors with its 140 architectural monuments. Hop on a camel and ride to your desert camp for a traditional dinner and dancing around the camp fire. Meet the warm hearted locals of Mitan village, the winner of the World Responsible Tourism Travel Award 'To Do' at the ITB Berlin 2015. Arrive in Samarkand – one of the most ancient cities of Central Asia.

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Tour itinerary includes
  • Arts and crafts
    Arts and crafts
  • Local cuisine
    Local cuisine
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Meet locals
    Meet locals
  • Desert
    Desert

Your group tour

Day 1: Welcome to Uzbekistan!

Arrival in Tashkent, the capital city of Uzbekistan

You will be welcomed by our representative and transfer from the airport to your hotel

• Take the day to rest up after your journey

Visited:
Tashkent
Accommodation
Shodlik Palace (Tashkent)

Day 2: Discover Tashkent

• First, visit the complex of Khast-i-Imam, the religious center of Tashkent and a stunning piece of architecture

• Sit down for lunch at a traditional Uzbek restaurant

• Proceed to the Museum of Applied Art of Tashkent, the former palace of Russian diplomat Alexander Polovtsev

• Discover beautiful Kukeldash madrasaJuma Mosque and Chorsu Bazaar –the biggest market in the country


Visited:
Tashkent
Accommodation
Shodlik Palace (Tashkent)

Day 3: Off to Khiva

• Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Urgench

• Once there, transfer to Khiva and drop off your luggage at the hotel

• Explore the UNESCO World Heritage city during a guided tour

• Visit the monuments of Ichan Kala, the inner town

Accommodation
Orient Star (Khiva)

Day 4: Toprak Kala & Ayaz Kala

• Explore the ancient fortresses Toprak Kala and Kizyl Kala

• Then, drive to Ayaz Kala, the mud-walled fortress overlooking the vast Amu Darya plain

• Return to Khiva

Visited:
KhivaTuprak-Kala , Ayaz Kala
Accommodation
Orient Star (Khiva)

Day 5: The road to Bukhara

• Set off on a scenic drive to Bukhara (7h)

• Experience the red sands of the Kizil-Kum desert

• Marvel at the Amu-Darya river- blue serpent in the desert

• Reach Bukhara in the late afternoon and spend the rest of the day at leisure

Visited:
KhivaBukhara
Accommodation
Lyabi Hauz (Bukhara)

Day 6: Discover Bukhara

• Today, you'll discover the most mysterious city of the Silk Road – Bukhara

• Visit magnificent historical monuments such as the architectural complex Poi-Kalyan

• Continue to Laybi-Hauz, the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara

Visited:
Bukhara
Accommodation
Lyabi Hauz (Bukhara)

Day 7: Around Bukhara

• Discover monuments situated in countryside of the Bukhara

• Visit mosque Tchor Minor and the Sitora-i-Mokhi Khossa, which was the second residence of the last emir of Bukhara

• In the afternoon, enjoy free time for personal discovery. Here are some suggestions:

• Go for a walk in a former Jewish district and visit the synagogue

• Admire the gorgeous photography of Shavkat Boltaev

Visit the workshop of popular puppet-creator Iskandar Khakimov

Visited:
Bukhara
Accommodation
Lyabi Hauz (Bukhara)

Day 8: Desert camp

• Visit a ceramic workshop in Guijduvan, known throughout the country

• See the ancient caravanserai Rabat-i-Malik and medieval water keeper, Sardoba

• Meet a local family for lunch in their home

• Explore the ruins the ancient citadel of Alexander the Great

Camel ride to your desert camp accommodation

• Enjoy a dinner in the desert around a campfire

Visited:
BukharaNurataYangui Gazagan

Day 9: Mitan village & Samarkand

Drive to the village of Mitan, the winner of the World Responsible Tourism Travel Award in 2015

• You will be a guest in one of the Uzbek local family homes

• Lunch will be served at the local house

Go for a walk in village and observe untouched nature

• In the afternoon, drive to Samarkand

Visited:
NurataMitan, Samarkand
Accommodation
Night at Zilol Baxt (Samarkand)

Day 10: Discover Samarkand

• Your tour of Samarkand includes a visit to Registan Square, the ensemble of three madrasahs, the Sher Dor Madrasah and the Tillya Kori Madrasah

• Marvel at Gur-Amir Mausoleum – a masterpiece of Central Asian architecture

• In the afternoon, discover Bibi Khanum Mosque, constructed in 1399 by the best architects of Khorossan, Azerbaijan, Persia and India

• Finish at the Siyab Bazaar - the most ancient and biggest in Samarkand

Visited:
Samarkand
Accommodation
Night at Zilol Baxt (Samarkand)

Day 11: Return to Tashkent

• In the morning, visit the Shakhi-Zinda Ensemble with more than 20 buildings and the Observatory of Ulugbek

• In the afternoon, drive to Tashkent (4h)

Accommodation
Shodlik Palace (Tashkent)

Day 12: Departure

We hope you had a wonderful time in Uzbekistan!

• At the appropriate time, transfer to the airport for departure

Safe travels!

Visited:
Tashkent

TashkentUrgenchKhivaTuprak-Kala Ayaz KalaBukharaNurataYangui GazaganMitanSamarkand

Price and dates for group departures

Details of the group

Minimum group size: 6 people
Maximum group size: 15 people

Price and departure dates

Price per person, based on occupancy of one double room. Excluding international flights.Departure dates are guaranteed only if the minimum number of travelers per group is reached.

Departure date of group tourFromFixed departure
From 04/17/2020 to 04/28/2020$2,110
From 05/08/2020 to 05/19/2020$2,110
From 05/22/2020 to 06/02/2020$2,110
From 06/12/2020 to 06/23/2020$2,110
From 07/24/2020 to 08/04/2020$2,110
From 08/21/2020 to 09/01/2020$2,110
From 09/11/2020 to 09/22/2020$2,110
From 09/18/2020 to 09/29/2020$2,110
From 10/02/2020 to 10/13/2020$2,110
From 10/16/2020 to 10/27/2020$2,110
From 10/30/2020 to 11/10/2020$2,110
  • Single Room Supplement:$260

Included in the price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to the trip itinerary
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • In-trip flights
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in the price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
Book your flights to Uzbekistan
International flights are not included in this trip. Thanks to our partnership with Option Way, you can take advantage of booking your flights directly with your local agent.
Check out the many benefits:
  • Competitive rates
  • All-inclusive prices with no hidden fees
  • Your local agent Shahlo, in Uzbekistan, will inform you of any changes to your flights
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