Beautiful Uzbekistan – Silk Road Adventure
Beautiful Uzbekistan - Silk Road Adventure
Beautiful Uzbekistan - Silk Road Adventure
Uzbekistan is a vibrant and mesmerizing destination that is sure to leave you with a lifetime of memories. From the bustling streets of Tashkent, to the ancient city of Khiva, and the city of Bukhara – Uzbekistan is full of incredible history, culture, and sights. Explore the beautiful nature of Yangikazgan, and stay in a traditional yurt camp to experience the nomadic lifestyle of the locals. With so much to explore in Uzbekistan, you’ll be sure to have a unique and unforgettable time.
Welcome to Uzbekistan
Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to hotel accommodation, breakfast and rest. Sightseeing tour in Tashkent with visits to Khast Imam Complex, Chorsu Bazaar and Kukeldash Madrasah. Visit to the new part of city: Mustakillik Square (Independence Square), Museum of Applied Arts, Alisher Navoi Theater and square, Amir Temur Monument and Square.
Tashkent, Urgench, Khiva
Today you will catch an early morning flight from Tashkent to Urgench . From here you will be transferred to the friendly Silk Road town of Khiva for a sightseeing tour. In the evening, we will visit a local family run cafe to watch a traditional bread making process. You will then have the pleasure of eating this delicious bread with your dinner! Overnight in Khiva
Khiva, Ayaz Kala, Toprak Kala, Khiva
Today we take a 1.5 hours’ one way drive to Khorezmian ruins of Ayaz kala and Toprak Kala to learn about the original historical town ruins of Khorezmian region. Later in the afternoon drive back to Khiva for a free afternoon and overnight in Khiva
Transfer from Khiva to Bukhara (8 hours) crossing the Kyzylkum desert. Lunch in the roadside café. Arrival to Bukhara at approx. 16:00 hours. Accommodation and overnight in Bukhara.
Day of sightseeing in Bukhara: The Samanids Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Kalyan Mosque, Kalyan Minaret, Miri-Arab Madrassah, Chor-Minor Madrassah, Modari-khan Madrassah, Ulugbek Madrassah, Lyabi-Hauz Architectural Complex, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Monumental Shopping Arcades, The Ark Fortress.
Transfer to Yangikazgan town located in Kyzyk KUm dessert. On the way visit to Chashma in Nurata town. Arrival to Yurt Camp “Camel”, accommodation in yurts. Dinner by the fire.
You will begin your day at Aydarkul Lake, where you will be given the opportunity to go on an easy hike around the lake or swimming (weather permitting). You will then be given a picnic lunch atop a hill with great views of the lake before continuing the journey to Samarkand, where you will spend the night. In the evening, you’ll visit the Khovrenko Winery to learn about this ancient vineyard and do a wine tasting!
After breakfast, begin your days sightseeing tour of Samarkand. Highlights include Registan Square, Guri-Amir Complex, Bibikhanum Mosque, Siyob local bazaar, Shah-I-Zinda, Ulugbek Observatory and the Afrosiab Musuem of the ancient town. In the afternoon, we’ll make a visit to a local paper mill to discover ancient methods of paper making. Overnight in Samarkand.
Morning in Samarkand to continue our tour and enjoy the local bazaar, Siyob. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent and overnight in Tashkent.
Morning transfer to airport for return flights.
Check FCO Travel Advice and Entry Requirements
Vaccinations and Health Advice
Packing List and other Useful information
- Backpack or day bag
- Power adaptors- https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/uzbekistan/
- Sun protection - hat, sunscreen, sunglasses (depending on which month you travel)
- Travel wipes/ Hand sanitizer/Face Mask
- Insect repellent
- Comfortable Walking shoes/trainers
- Head scarf or something that will also cover the face to keep the sand off your face and eyes in the desert
- Clothing- We recommend layers of clothing for all seasons including a rain jacket. it is important to dress modestly when visiting mosques in Uzbekistan. Men should wear long pants and a shirt with a collar, while women are expected to wear a headscarf and long, loose-fitting clothing that covers the arms and legs.
- Medication – If you are carrying prescribed medication, you will need to carry a doctor’s note with you to verify this.