Classic Uzbekistan Itinerary

Embark on an adventure around Uzbekistan. From Tashkent, journey to Khiva and the holy city of Bukhara, then follow a loop back to Tashkent via Samarkand.

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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Classic Uzbekistan.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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