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Travelling Uzbekistan - Tours and Holiday Packages in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Tours and Holidays 2018/2019

A trip to Uzbekistan will introduce you to the best treasures of the ancient trading Silk Road. The cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand were all popular sites for traders and have each been delicately restored.These stunning mosques and mosaics are complimented by classic Russian architecture, as the country equally pays homage to its many years ...

10 Trips in Uzbekistan with 21 Reviews

Highlights
  • Gaze up at the ancient walls surrounding Khiva
  • Discover the futuristic architecture of Ashgabat
  • Learn about Tamerlane's dynasty
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Intrepid Travel

Ashgabat To Tashkent

of 8 reviews
Strategically positioned along the Silk Route, the cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva were famed... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Ashgabat/Tashkent View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 21 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,066 15 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Discover the natural and cultural highlights of the Silk Road in Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
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Exodus

The Silk Road

of 8 reviews
For centuries great caravans of merchants made their way through deserts, across steppes and over... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Tashkent/Izboskan View Map
  • Operator Exodus Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,655 15 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Delve into rich and colourful Uzbekistan
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Exodus

Uzbekistan Uncovered

of 10 reviews
Who can mention the names of Samarkand, Bokhara or Khiva without conjuring up images of... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Tashkent/Tashkent View Map
  • Operator Exodus Active 1 hour ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,635 11 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Pick up souvenirs in the bazaars of Tashkent
  • Experience the romance of the Silk Road in Samarkand
  • Spend a memorable night sleeping in a yurt
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Intrepid Travel

Tashkent To Ashgabat

of 10 reviews
Strategically positioned along the Silk Route, the cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva were famed... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Tashkent/Ashgabat View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 21 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,085 15 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Uncover all facets of Samarkand's incredible Registan. This much-photographed public square is one of the true pinnacles of Islamic architecture
  • Experience for yourself the legend that is Central Asian hospitality
  • Marvel at the beautiful Song Kol Lake, where in mid-summer you may see flocks of sheep, goats and herds of horses watched over by nomadic herdsmen and their families
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Intrepid Travel

Central Asia Explorer

of 3 reviews
Be entranced by the beauty and the wonder of Central Asia on this 16-day tour... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Bishkek/Tashkent View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 21 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,731 16 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Visit the lesser known Hanyangling Mausoleum, of the Han Dynasty. In our opinion this site is far more authentic and interesting than the better known Terracotta Warriors.
  • Visit the incredible UNESCO World Heritage site of the Mogao Caves, a important Buddhist site of the Silk Road.
  • Overnight in a yurt. Yurts are the traditional dwellings of the Kyrgyz people, made of felt and tarpaulins on a round frame.
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Intrepid Travel

The Great Silk Road

China really does have it all: tranquil countrysides offering jaw-dropping natural scenery and invigorating hikes... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Beijing/Tashkent View Map
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 21 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 5,980 28 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Explore historical cities.
  • Experience the rich culture.
  • Enjoy the national cuisine.
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Sitara International Ltd.
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Uzbekistan Classic Tour

Come explore historical cities with rich culture, national cuisine and the hospitable people of Samarkand ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Tashkent/Tashkent
  • Operator Sitara International Ltd.
  • Tour Type Private Tour
From US$ 1,040 8 days View Tour
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Highlights
  • Join a local family for a master cooking class on the classic Uzbek meal known as Plov.
  • Stop in the famed ceramics city of Gijduvan and join a pottery master for a memorable demonstration.
  • Enjoy a full day of guided exploration in Tashkent.
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Peregrine Adventures

Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Discoverer

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Discover a mystical side of Central Asia that rarely features in the minds of travellers ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Tashkent/Ashgabat View Map
  • Operator Peregrine Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 5,110 US$ 4,611 19 days View Tour
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May 14 Only 4 seats left
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Highlights
  • Learn ancient cooking techniques in Samarkand
  • Connect with the locals in a desert yurt community
  • Marvel at colourful mosaic buildings
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G Adventures
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Best Of Uzbekistan

While it doesn't get a lot of attention, Uzbekistan is a life-changing destination for all... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Tashkent/Tashkent View Map
  • Operator G Adventures Active 4 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,299 10 days View Tour
Highlights
  • Try out the mouth-watering Uzbek cuisine
  • Meet and interact with a local in their home
  • Help prepare authentic dishes and share a meal with the family
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Urban Adventures
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Cooking Uzbek Food With Locals In Samarkand

We welcome you to join us, the Hotamovs family, for a meal in our... ... Read More
  • Starts Samarkand
  • Operator Urban Adventures
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 42 4 hours View Tour
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Uzbekistan Tour Reviews

4.6 - Excellent Based on 21 customer reviews
the silk road Reviewed Tour: The Silk Road
5 - Excellent
“a simply amazing tour.”
silk ROAD trip Reviewed Tour: The Silk Road
4 - Very Good
“A varied and inspiring (but arduous) journey through Central Asia, from the magnificent mosques and mausoleums of Uzbekistan, to the bleak but beautiful mountain and steppe landscape of Kyrgyzstan, this trip delivered what it promised.”
Simmering the soul on the silk road Reviewed Tour: The Silk Road
4 - Very Good
“There's never a dull moment in this full-on, activity packed, classic road and rail journey. Squeezing three contrasting countries into just 15 days is something of a challenge and it requires stamina, energy, good humour and an open mind to get the most out of it. With just five in the group, this felt like a private trip and the intensity and space certainly benefitted an excellent itinerary. Uzbekistan has the monuments, China provides the counterpoint and nomadic Kyrgyzstan oozes impossibly beautiful mountain and lakeland vistas. Throw-in the Russian influences and the echoes of Ginghis Khan, Tamerlane, Alexander the Great and Marco Polo and you have an intriguing concoction.”
The Silk Road in September Reviewed Tour: The Silk Road
5 - Excellent
“Overall a fantastic trip but not a relaxing one. Each country is different from the others and it feels like three holidays in one. Early starts and long journeys made for arduous travelling at times and the border crossing into China was a pain, but spectacular scenery and reasonably regular stops made it interesting and nearly every day had highlights to look forward to. The hotels were comfortable and the food was better and more varied that we were led to believe from reading previous reviews. I'd score it 9 out of 10 overall.”
In the footsteps of Tamerlane Reviewed Tour: The Silk Road
4 - Very Good
“This is a full on trip across three countries and at times travelling through mountainous areas on fairly rough roads. As a result this isn't the holiday to take if your looking for relaxation but the pay off is an amazing contrast of stunning ancient buildings, breathtaking scenery and mixing with people who have had limited contact with western europeans. At times we were being photographed as much as the locals! The tour really does take you back through the centuries to the time of Tamerlane and even earlier. The soviet restoration of some sites has been done incredibly well and we felt welcome in all of the mosques and mausoleums we visited”
The Silk Road - Trip Code AXF Reviewed Tour: The Silk Road
5 - Excellent
“Great Trip with some administrative blunders”
Beautiful Islamic art with warm, friendly, polite and helpful people. Reviewed Tour: A Week in Uzbekistan
4 - Very Good
“Fantastic experience of viewing outstandingly beautiful Islamic buildings and art; learning about the cultural history of the region, especially Amir Temur; set against the background of a country regaining its own identity after being under the control of Russia, and the Soviet Union. The fun of staying in a yurt, and going for a camel ride. Enjoying (or not) the local delicacies and beverages. The people have great pride in their heritage and keep everywhere clean of litter, together with being friendly, polite and welcoming.”
A fascinating taster of a country rarely visited by tourists. Reviewed Tour: A Week in Uzbekistan
5 - Excellent
“Uzbekistan is a fascinating country full of surprises and although longer trips are available, I felt we packed enough in to a week to get a real taste of what the country is like. Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara are all very different, but all equally interesting in their own ways.  The stay at the yurt camp is really fun and offers some much needed down time in what is a very busy week. ”
Uzbekistan Uncovered Reviewed Tour: Uzbekistan Uncovered
4 - Very Good
“This was well planned and organised, and very satisfactory. The variety, with city explorations plus trips to the desert fortresses and into the desert to stay in yurts, was a good idea, but entailed a lot of time spent in the bus driving over indifferent roads. Hard to avoid that, but the journeys used a lot of time. The advance notes were adequate, but incremental changes had been inserted and noted, some of which conflicted with the earlier text, but the whole document had not been adjusted and edited to create a clear narrative (about the details and practicalities, such as liability for a departure airport tax). The local leadership was excellent and might be worth more emphasis - it was a 24/7 service whilst I certainly expected to be relying on my own resources much more. The hotels were generally good (even the Uzbekistan in Tashkent had no hot water on day one, and the loos in Bukhara were somewhat smelly). The airline trip was really uncomfortable in both directions - London to Tashkent direct might only be possible with Uzbekistan Airlines, which is a plus, but the seating and the service - the food - was quite dreadful.”

Uzbekistan - Tour Highlights and Travel Tips

A trip to Uzbekistan will introduce you to the best treasures of the ancient trading Silk Road. The cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand were all popular sites for traders and have each been delicately restored.These stunning mosques and mosaics are complimented by classic Russian architecture, as the country equally pays homage to its many years under Soviet rule. With few foreign tourists, get ready for an intimate visit through Uzbekistan’s wonders.

Tour Highlights

  • Get a panoramic view of old Khiva from the minaret of the Islam Khodja mosque
  • See the colourful mosaics of the Registan plaza in Samarkand
  • Roam through the 114 rooms of Khan's Palace in Kokand
  • Explore the Ark of Bukhara, an incredible fortress built in the 5th century AD
  • Shop beneath the blue dome of the Chorsu Bazaar

Travel Tips

  • Uzbekistan offers some great transportation links for anyone wanting to see all the country has to offer. Whether you prefer domestic flights, high-speed trains, or city metro-rides, Uzbekistan has it all.
  • While most of Uzbekistan's cuisine is quite flavourless (think boiled vegetables and grey meats), some dishes are worth seeking out. Try Lagman, a lamb soup with thick noodles and spices, and jiz, a stir-fry-like dish of beef, onion and eggplant.
  • Avoid border areas in Uzbekistan, particularly at its shared borders with Afghanistan. These areas are often riddled with landmines and have been known to incur cross-border gunfire.
  • Uzbekistan relies heavily on cash. Be sure to exchange your money before you visit, and carry the local currency (Uzbek Sum) rather than U.S. dollars or other foreign currencies.
  • Uzbekistan is a police state, so be prepared for heavy police presence across the country. Carry copies of your passport and other ID with you at all times, and think twice before taking photos (especially of important buildings). The main benefit of this is a relatively low crime rate.

Uzbekistan has seasonal weather so please do check up on best time to visit Uzbekistan before planning your tour.

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