Take an immersive history lesson in underrated Uzbekistan.
Uzbekistan is bursting with ancient history, interwoven cultures, vibrant marketplaces and diverse landscapes, and on this 12-day classic adventure, you’ll experience the best of the Uzbek. Hitting the capital Tashkent at the beginning and end, discover the unique collection of Russia avant garde art in the most unusual choice of location – Nukus, walk the walls of the ancient inner city of Khiva, explore the sacred and holy sites in Heritage-listed Bukhara and be dwarfed by the medressas in the iconic Registan Square of Samarkand. Learn about a history that may be often overlooked, but is definitely not dull – Uzbekistan’s mix of Islamic influence, Silk Road splendour and Soviet-era rule provides insight into an era long gone, but definitely not forgotten.
Nukus takes you off the tourist grid and back to Uzbekistan in its Soviet-era times. No wonder Savitskiy Art Gallery, the second most valuable collection of Russian avant-garde art, chose its home here.
Spend time in World Heritage-listed Bukhara – a sixth-century BC city that's teeming with history and home to the formidable Ark of Bukhara.
Get a bit active and learn the stories and people of Uzbekistan while sharing home-cooked meals with local families on a visit to the Amankutan Valley.
Steeped in Silk Road history and immortalised in many a tale, the World Heritage-listed town of Khiva is full of colourful monuments and history spanning centuries.
Stand in Samarkand’s Registan Square, getting dwarfed by the scale and beauty of the medressas surrounding you – some of the true pinnacles of Islamic architecture.
This trip is for anyone keen to get a glimpse into a part of the world steeped in Silk Road legend, with plenty of focus on the architecture and key historical sights of the country. Some understanding of Silk Road history and Islamic architecture will help you make the most of the amazing history and architecture you'll encounter on this trip.
Most sights in Uzbekistan require a separate ticket to take photos. This is usually just a few dollars at each site, but be prepared with plenty of change in local currency and ensure you budget for this in your sightseeing.
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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 to have your own room is bookable on this trip for all nights, subject to availability.
3. Please give us your exact name and passport number at least 45 days before trip for us to book the internal flight ticket on this trip.
4. The check in luggage limit for the domestic flight is 20kg.
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