Days 1-2 Tashkent
Start the journey in the most modern of Uzbekistan’s cities, Tashkent. Visit the Chorsu Bazaar to pick up Soviet-style souvenirs and admire the ornately decorated Kukeldash Medressa.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2
Day 3 Khiva
Catch a flight to Khiva. Get to know this mesmerising city on a guided orientation tour that takes in Kalta Minor Minaret, Juma Mosque and the skyline-defining tower of Islom-Hoja Minaret.
ACCOM: Guesthouse - 1
Day 4 Ayaz Qala
Drive to Ayaz Qala and delve into the weather-worn desert complex of Toprak Qala. Bed down below vast open skies in a yurt for the ultimate, authentic Uzbek experience.
ACCOM: Yurt - 1
Days 5-7 Bukhara
Get to know Central Asia's holiest city and one of the region's finest examples of a well-preserved Islamic city. The combination of buildings that span 25 centuries of history and a thoroughly lived-in Old Town combine to create an enchanting ambience.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3
Day 8 Nuratau Mountains
Pass the fortress of Alexander the Great en route to the ancient town of Nurata. Gain an insight into local village life on a family homestay and take in the haunting views over a desolately beautiful landscape.
ACCOM: Homestay - 1
Days 9-11 Samarkand
Travel on to Samarkand, the architectural jewel in Uzbekistan's profusely adorned crown. Get a taste of the old world, navigating the eclectic stalls of the bazaar, checking out Ulugbek's Observatory or simply strolling the atmospheric city streets and alleyways.
ACCOM: Hotel - 3
Days 12-13 Tashkent
Return to Tashkent for a final night sampling Uzbekistan's charm. Perhaps seek out a cabaret performance at one of the imperial Russian nightclubs or head to a banya (bathhouse) for a traditional deep tissue massage.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1
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