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Uzbekistan Tours and Holidays 2017/2018

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 ...

7 Trips in Uzbekistan with 17 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
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 10 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,175 15 days View Tour
Next Departures
May 13 10+ seats left
Jun 10 10+ seats left
Highlights
  • Delve into rich and colourful Uzbekistan
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Exodus
7% Discount

Uzbekistan Uncovered

of 9 reviews
Who can mention the names of Samarkand, Bokhara or Khiva without conjuring up images of... ... Read More
  • Starts/Ends Tashkent/Tashkent
  • Operator Exodus Active 11 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,538 US$ 1,430 11 days View Tour
Next Departures
Mar 31 Only 8 seats left
Apr 7 Only 8 seats left
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
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 10 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,195 15 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jul 3 10+ seats left
Jul 24 10+ seats left
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
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 10 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 2,875 16 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jun 5 Only 10 seats left
Jul 3 Only 8 seats left
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
7% Discount Free Cancellation

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
  • Operator G Adventures Active 11 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 1,299 US$ 1,208 10 days View Tour
Next Departures
May 28 Only 5 seats left
Jun 4 Only 4 seats left
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
  • Operator Intrepid Travel Active 10 hours ago
  • Tour Type Group Tour
From US$ 6,290 28 days View Tour
Next Departures
Jun 18 Only 4 seats left
Jul 2 Only 10 seats left
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
Free Cancellation

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
Next Departures
Oct 20
Oct 21
No Booking Fees
No extra booking fees are charged.
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Uzbekistan Tour Reviews

4.5 - Excellent Based on 17 customer reviews
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
“Very nice trip, good company and leader. Historical monuments are not as old as some in other countries (modern compared with Roman). But good trip none the less - Beautiful tiles”
Glad I went but glad it's over Reviewed Tour: Uzbekistan Uncovered
3 - Average
“This was a bit of disappointment because I was hoping to see lots of exquisite Islamic art and architecture. There is some toward the end of trip in Samarkand but the mosques and madrasas in Khiva and Bukhora weren't very attractive. There was too much shopping time for my taste. I am vegetarian which limited food selections. The salads are very good but there isn't much choice beyond that and I don't think even the non-veggies enjoyed the food much. Sometimes a vegetarian dish was just a regular dish with the meat removed e.g. we were told chick peas were vegetarian but they came with some bits of meat which they had overlooked. The local beer, however is excellent.
An interesting part of the trip was learning about the Russian influence, good and not-so-good, and the changes that have occurred since the Soviet Union imploded and Uzbekistan became independent. I also enjoyed learning a about current life in Uzbekistan but am aware that we as tourists we may be presented with a somewhat sanitized view of things.”

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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