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12 days,Tashkent to Tashkent
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Discover ancient cities of the Silk Road, sip hot drinks in tiny Khiva teahouses, bargain at colourful bazaars, admire the fountains and madrassas of the Registan, stay in a traditional yurt.

From the remarkable mosques and Soviet architecture of Tashkent to the ancient capital of Khiva, follow the legendary Silk Road through the exotic best of Uzbekistan. Indulge in steamy marble hammams, roam the twisting lanes of ancient bazaars and explore the monuments and minarets of Samarkand. Your CEO will lead the way, taking care of the hassles and leaving you free to explore a land rich in culture and history. For a great taste of enigmatic Uzbekistan, this 12-day adventure serves up only the best.

What's Included

  • Tashkent guided walking tour. Samarkand city tour. Home-stay in a mountainside village. Bukhara city tour. Khiva ancient city tour. Toprak Qala and Ayaz Qala visit. Yurt stay. Internal flight. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 11 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 2 dinners. (Allow USD240 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (9 nts), homestay (1 nt), traditional yurt (1 nt, multi-share).
  • Local bus, air-con bus, plane.
  • Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 12

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Day 1 Tashkent

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Tashkent (1B)

Tashkent guided tour. Optional visits to history museum, fine arts museum, mosques, and bazaars.

Days 3-4 Samarkand (2B)

Samarkand city tour and tour of the Registan. Optional excursions include the Guri Amir Mausoleum, Tomb of the Prophet Daniel, Cultural History Museum and Registan minarets.

Day 5 Nurata/Sentyab Village (1B,1D)

Travel to rural Uzbekistan for our homestay in Sentyab village. On the way, visit the remains of Alexander the Great's fortress and Nurata Holy Spring.

Days 6-7 Bukhara (2B)

Bukhara guided tour, including entrance to the Ark. Optional visits to old city bazaars, dinner with a local family or visit a local hammam (bathhouse).

Days 8-9 Khiva (2B)

Wander through the inner walls of the Ichon-Qala and enjoy spectacular sunset views of the sand-coloured mosques and madrassas.

Day 10 Khiva/Ayaz Qala (B,L,D)

Explore the remains of ancient Khorezmian Empire visiting Toprak Qala and Ayaz Qala sights. Stay in yurts near Ayaz Qala and take an optional camel ride.

Day 11 Nukus/Tashkent (B)

Drive to Nukus where we'll take a short flight to Tashkent.

Day 12 Tashkent (B)

Depart at any time.

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