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10 Days | Discover the ancient Silk Road riches of Uzbekistan.

4.8 out of 5 based on 62 reviews submitted.
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Journey back to the days of the Great Silk Road on a 10-day Premium adventure through Uzbekistan. Explore the cosmopolitan capital of Tashkent, marvel at glorious architecture in Samarkand, discover the holy sites of Bukhara and visit the ancient monuments of Khiva. Encounter a friendly welcome at every turn, join a local family for a traditional cooking class and get to know the ins and outs of a traditional Uzbek village. From medieval cities to charismatic communities, Uzbekistan has so much to uncover.

Trip overview

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Start
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Finish
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Theme
Explorer
Destinations
Uzbekistan
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Style
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Ages
Min 15
Group size
Min 1 - Max 12
Trip code
KFPU
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Why you'll love this trip
  • Travel with a local leader who will share the magic of Uzbekistan's "holiest city" in Bukhara, tell the ancient tales of historic Khiva, and guide you through the extraordinary architecture of Samarkand.
  • Uncover Tashkent’s Soviet legacy and its contemporary culture. Explore the vast Chorsu Bazaar and embrace the hustle and bustle in one of Asia's oldest markets.
  • Immerse yourself in Uzbek culture when you visit a typical local village, learn the art of sewing suzani, chat to the friendly villagers and enjoy a traditional lunch together.
  • Stay within the walls of Uzbekistan’s history during feature stays in an old Jewish house converted into a gorgeous boutique hotel in Bukhara, and a centuries-old medressa turned opulent and elegant hotel in Khiva.
  • Understand local life through food – join a local family in Samarkand for a cooking class of the quintessential Central Asian rice dish – plov, and enjoy a taste of Khorezmian culture during a family cooking class in Khiva.
  • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

Is this trip right for you?
  • As there are a number of long travel days, plenty of time spent on your feet and days can be hot and dusty you'll need to be reasonably fit to get the most out if this trip.
  • The Central Asian diet relies heavily on meat based dishes. Dietary restrictions, such as vegetarian and gluten free, are not well know in Uzbekistan, and may have very limited options.

Itinerary

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Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners

Transport

Private vehicle, Metro, High-speed train, Plane

Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights), Bukhara Feature Stay (2 nights), Khiva Feature Stay (2 nights)

Premium Inclusions
  • Arrival airport transfer
  • Tipping for accommodation, activities and transport
  • Luggage transfer
  • Daily breakfast and signature local meal experiences
  • 24/7 on-ground support
Activities
  • Tashkent - welcome dinner
  • Tashkent - Chorsu Bazaar
  • Tashkent - Amir Timur Square
  • Tashkent - Khast Imom Complex & Moyie Mubarek Library Museum
  • Tashkent - City tour
  • Tashkent - Metro tour
  • Samarkand - Shakh-I-Zinda
  • Samarkand - Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum
  • Samarkand - Bibi-Khanym Mosque
  • Samarkand - Siob Bazaar
  • Samarkand - Registan
  • Samarkand - City tour
  • Samarkand - Plov cooking demonstration & family visit
  • Samarkand - Ulugbek's Observatory
  • Samarkand - Afrosiab Museum
  • Samarkand - Handmade paper workshop
  • Samarkand - Uzbek Bagizagan winery visit and tasting
  • Gijduvan - Ceramics workshop
  • Shofirkon - Uzbek village and silk suzane making family visit
  • Bukhara - Folklore & music performance
  • Bukhara - Ismail Samani Mausoleum
  • Bukhara - Ark Fortress
  • Bukhara - Bolo Hauz Mosque
  • Bukhara - Chor Minor
  • Bukhara - Kalon Minaret & Mosque
  • Bukhara - Chashma Ayub Mausoleum
  • Bukhara - Bolo Hauz Complex
  • Bukhara - Taki Zargaron Trading Dome
  • Bukhara - Lyabi Khauz Complex
  • Bukhara - City tour
  • Bukhara - Sitorai Mohi Hosa Palace
  • Khiva - Islom Hoja Minaret & Medressa
  • Khiva - Juma Mosque
  • Khiva - Tosh-Hovli Palace
  • Khiva - Kunya Ark
  • Khiva - Kalta Minor Minaret
  • Khiva - Sunset drinks
  • Khiva - Muhammad Rahim-khan Medressa
  • Khiva - Muhammad Amin-khan Medressa
  • Khiva - Khorezmian cuisine cooking class
Add on activities
  • Tashkent - State Museum of History of Uzbekistan - UZS50000
  • Tashkent - Art Gallery of Uzbekistan - UZS20000
  • Tashkent - Museum of Applied Arts - UZS25000

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Important notes

1. A complimentary airport arrival transfer is included; valid if you are arriving on Day 1 or if you have booked pre-tour accommodation through us. You must provide your flight details to your booking agent at least 14 days prior to travel.
2. A single supplement is available if you’d prefer not to share a room on this trip. The single supplement applies to all nights of your trip and is subject to availability. Please speak to your booking agent for further information. 
3. This trip includes a domestic flight from Urgench to Tashkent. The luggage allowance is 20kg for check in luggage and 5kg for carry on.

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Reviews

4.8 out of 5 based on 62 reviews submitted.
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Rosalyn · Traveled November 2023
A fascinating country brought to life by our very informative guide, Lochin. This tour is very varied in terms of cities visited and accommodation, don’t expect luxury or spacious rooms but the locations are wonderful. Group meals were authentic and tasty. Make sure to dip out of freetime group lunches if you want to have some precious free time as otherwise the guide has arranged lunch for everyone. Go now before the tourists start coming, it was a joy to travel without crowds.
Review submitted 26 Nov 2023

Jessica · Traveled November 2023
Uzbekistan is a wonderful destination that exceeded all my expectations. Incredible architectural gems and the friendliest people I have encountered traveling. Lochin was a fantastic guide and made our trip so smooth.
Review submitted 21 Nov 2023

Angie · Traveled October 2023
This was our first trip with intrepid and it won’t be our last. Our guide was first class and the sights were incredible. The cultural immersion added an extra dimension.
Review submitted 18 Nov 2023

Colleen · Traveled October 2023
The premium tour of Uzbekistan was excellent. Our guide, Lochin, was knowledgeable, organised and supportive of all tour participants. He made everything easy. The tour itself was fast-paced and interesting and there were a number of awe-inspiring sites on the itinerary. While there were some long travelling days, overall the tour was great.
Review submitted 30 Oct 2023

Jane · Traveled October 2023
A fantastic trip in every way. Uzbekistan is extraordinarily beautiful, and our tour leader Lochin absolutely made the trip - extremely knowledgeable and endlessly enthusiastic, he went above and beyond for us every single day, and made an already great adventure an unforgettable one.
Review submitted 11 Nov 2023
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