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10 Days | Discover the ancient Silk Road riches of Uzbekistan

4.7 out of 5 based on 86 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
Premium
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 of 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 share a traditional lunch together.
  • Stay within the walls of Uzbekistan’s history during historical Feature Stays in an old Jewish house converted into a boutique hotel in Bukhara, and a centuries-old medressa turned opulent hotel in Khiva.
  • Understand local life through food by joining a local family in Samarkand for a cooking class, where you’ll learn about the popular Central Asian rice dish of plov. Then, 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.
4. Due to changes to the airline’s flight schedule, on some departures the domestic flight to Tashkent on Day 9 will be in the afternoon instead of the morning. All included activities will remain unchanged.

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Reviews

4.7 out of 5 based on 86 reviews submitted.
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Tamara · Traveled May 2024
Go to Uzbekistan! You will be awed by its architecture and charmed by its people. I loved all the places we visited. The trip is a busy itinerary so plan for lots of touring. Our guide Zafar did a great job taking care of our group, and he is a wealth of knowledge and organization. Our group was a nice mix of good people who got along well.
Review submitted 02 Jun 2024

Ann-Marie · Traveled May 2024
I have no hesitation in recommending Intrepid's ‘Premium Uzbekistan’ tour - I went from knowing nothing about the country apart from having a fascination with ‘The Silk Road’ to having a deep regard for Uzbekistan, it’s people, religious tolerance and family values. Uzbekistan is a very safe country and the people absolutely lovely.
Review submitted 01 Jun 2024

Ann-Marie · Traveled May 2024
I had little specific knowledge about Uzbekistan apart from it being on the ‘Silk Road’ and this tour opened my eyes to how rich it’s history really is; how cohesive the community is and the importance of family; and how religiously tolerant the country is. I now have a deep respect for the country and it’s people, and hope to return.
Review submitted 05 Jun 2024

Mary · Traveled May 2024
Overpriced, under delivered. Our whole group feels this way “I feel ripped off” a statement from a very gentle soul on our trip. Upside, our tour leader and the actual group. Appalling hotels, unnecessary bus trip, when a train is available. Be very careful in choosing this trip.
Review submitted 30 May 2024

MICHELLE · Traveled May 2024
Had a wonderful 10 days in Uzbekistan - such a rich culture and history (the architecture is a photographer's dream) and friendly people. Our tour leader Lochin was outstanding, very knowledgeable, passionate and helpful. He went above and beyond to ensure that everyone had a safe, seamless and memorable journey.
Review submitted 29 May 2024
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