Explore Uzbekistan Silk Road

Explore Uzbekistan Silk Road

Overview:

A Cultural Tour in Uzbekistan. Stand at the crossroads of civilization as you begin your cultural discovery tour to Uzbekistan! Uzbekistan’s fairytale cityscapes and a mysterious desert beauty have attracted merchants, travelers, artists, and kings since the beginning of ancient Silk Road.

Its fascinating ancient cities Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Kokand and Khiva have been attracting the travelers from all walks of life from around the globe. you can enjoy the real ancient Orient.

In our 9-day Uzbekistan cultural discovery tour you will explore the architectural monuments and above mentioned ancient cities as well as Nukus city which is famous for its avant-garde Museum Savitsky-the “Desert of Forbidden Art” and Ayaz Kala nomadic yurt complex. Our cultural discovery tour is about exploring the cultures, warm hospitality, experiencing living history and craftsmanship, visits to the ancient marketplaces and mosques, Palaces and karven Serays and discover the modern wonders of this spectacular Central Asia country-Uzbekistan! 

Our award winning Uzbekistan Boutique tours will be securing for you luxurious boutique hotels from Tashkent to Samarkand, nomadic yurts, guest houses from Khiva to Bukhara to be engaged with local Uzbek people and share the meal with them and spend memorable time.  Our experienced local guides love their homeland, its cultures and traditions and they will share with you their amazing stories by taking you to their homes, to the pilgrimage places where you will meet friendly Uzbekistan people which have different nationalities. Uzbekistan has more than 100 nationalities and nations and they live in harmony. They may have different religions: Islam, Christianity, Jewish but they get together often and enjoy spending time and you will have an opportunity to see these unique things in person in Samarkand, Bukhara, and Tashkent.

We will arrange the best dinners at spectacular Labi Khaus complex which are surrounded by 14 century mulberry trees, and 16-17 century ancient madrasah and mosques and in front of the restaurant there is 17th century pond. On the top of mulberry trees, you can see the nests of stocks… so beautiful atmosphere, the food is delicious At 7 PM the fountain gives extra beauty to the venue. The music and dance are performed by the wonderful local artists, and you can dance and join locals and mingle with them. In Khiva and Samarkand, we have the authentic restaurants to see the best view of these legendary cities from the high points of the cities. Tashkent restaurants serve Uzbek, central Asia and European, Asian cuisine. We will choose for you premier seats and avoid crowded areas of the restaurants in the nonsmoking areas for the best Uzbekistan travel experience. Do not miss trying pilaf in the locals’ home in Bukhara, Lazgi dance in Khiva and fresh bread from Tandir oven in Tashkent’s Chorsu Bazaar. Magnificent Registan square light show, Fashion and Folk show at Bukhara’s Labi Khaus complex and the children’s performance at the traditional Uzbek family will be organized just for you by our top experts of Uzbekistan Boutique Tours BTLES. In addition, we will have special tickets for you for Uzbekistan’s unforgettable local events, festivals and even you will join us for traditional weddings!

Conde Nast award winning tour operators Dilfuza Rajabova and Abdulaziz Isomov along with their top experts will make sure that your Uzbekistan discovery tour experiences smooth, enjoyable and hassel free by providing you with smooth visa process, hotel accommodation, travels to different cities of Uzbekistan by high speed train and climate controlled transportation. We want you to have a one-of-a-kind experience as you discover the beauty, history  and the generous spirit of this fascinating country of Uzbekistan.

Day by Day Details

Day 1 Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent International Airport. You will be met by your personal guide and driver and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

Today you will discover Tashkent, the cultural and economic center of Uzbekistan. Enjoy your tour at the Museum of History (excursion by outstanding professor of the country) and then visit Kukeldash Medreseh, Hast Imam Complex which consists of Medreseh Barakkhan, Friday Mosque Tello Shayh and the Mausoleum of Kaffal Shashi.

Meet the main Imam of Tilla Shayh Mosque and see original 7th century Osman’s Koran. Visit the coloful old bazaar ”Chorsu” and watch craftsman at work. Before welcome dinner we enjoy our brief tour at the Independent Squire.

Day 2 Tashkent-Nukus-Khiva

Morning transfer to the airport to take your flight to Nukus. Sightseeing tour around Nukus and visit the Savitsky Museum which hosts the world's second largest collection of Russian avant garde art (after the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg). It is also home to one of the largest collections of archeological objects and folk, applied and contemporary art originating from Central Asia.( http://www.savitskycollection.org).

Nukus and its fabulous museum were featured in "The Desert of Forbidden Art".

 Sightseeing drive to Khiva. Khiva, one of the popular World Heritage Sites of the Silk Road. Stop by to the romantic dusty deserts and enjoy the archeological sites. Arrival and accommodation. Shakhrezade Hotel. Dinner panoramic view of Khiva on moonlight.

Day 3 Khiva

Sightseeing tour in fairy-tale city Khiva Explore antiquities of Ichan Kala (Old City): Ata – Darvaza, Kalta Minar, majestic blue-tiled Tower from the XIX century, Medreseh Mohammad Aminkhan and Khodja Islam, Kunya Ark (Ancient Citadel), Tash Hauli Palace (Stone yard, with view of the palace's harem-women's quarter), Caravanserai (traditional inn for travelling merchants), Juma mosque with 200 wooden beautiful pillars.

Day 4 Khiva -Bukhara

Drive to Bukhara through Kisil Kum Desert. Bukhara, one of the most ancient and incredible cities in the world. This is another World Heritage Site.Visit Labi Khaus Complex ("the complex around the pond"), Nadir Divan Begi Khanaka (old hotel for merchants). Labi Khaus pond dates from the XVIIth century when it was the principal source of water. Enjoy tea in an ancient Chaykhana (Tea house), near the sculpture of humorist Khodja Nasriddin.

Day 5 Bukhara

Explore Poi-Kalon Ensemble with the greatest minaret in Central Asia. The sightseeing continues with discovering the ancient trade domes of money changers, hat sellers, silk, carpets, puppets and jewelry, Magoki Attari site which was originally a Zoroastrian temple, Abdulazizkhan Madreseh with its sandali (old version of house heating). Enjoy traditional lunch and the demonstration of national costumes from the 18th century at Fayzullo Khodjaev's house, the First President of Bukhara Independent State in early 20s century.

In Bukhara we shall also discover ancient winter residence ARK Citadel of local rulers from the first century and the magnificent Summer Residence of Last Bukhara Emirs “Sitorai Mohi-Khossa“ (The Palace of Moon and Stars). Wine tasting at the ancient Nugai karavanserai which hosted Omar Khayom. Visit Bahauddin Nakshbandi sufi center. Dinner and Folklore show featuring local dancers and singers.

Day 6 Bukhara-Samarkand

Golden Road to Samarkand (300 km). ) through Malikchul desert and ancient Karavan Serai Rabotai Malik. Enjoy your stay in ancient paradise. Samarkand is the city with more than 3000 years history. It was the site of the marriage of Alexander the Great to the local princess Roxana. Sightseeing tour to Registan Square, the main attraction of Samarkand and an impressive place for holding the world’s finest old and modern music festivals and holidays. Discover Amir Timur Mausoleum.

Dinner at the traditional Uzbekistan Restaurant. Grand Samarkand Superior

Day 7 Samarkand

Full day exploration in ancient Samarkand. Visit Ulugbek’s Observatory and Museum (Ulugbek was a scientist, astronomer and architect of the XVth century), Shahi Zinda Ensemble – ancient necropolis, Bibi Khanum Complex and Guri Emir Mausoleum. Visit one of the oldest wineries of Uzbekistan. Dinner.

Day 8 Samarkand- Tashkent

Photo opportunities from the highest point of Samarkand. Scenic drive to Tashkent, stopping near the "gate" of Amur Temur where two mountain ranges meet. Arrival. Afternoon visit the museum of Uzbek Art, the Alisher Navoi Opera Theatre and Abul Kasim medreseh handicraft center. The show at Alisher Navoi Opera Theatre can be arranged upon request. It is the best Opera Theatre in Central Asia. Tashkent Palace

Day 9 Tashkent

Morning transfer to the Tashkent International Airport to take your flights home

 

Scheduled Departures

March 18-26, 2024

April 2-10, 2024

August 28-September 5, 2024

September 4-12, 2024

September 20-29, 2024

October 1-9, 2024

October 20-29, 2024

Visited Countries

Uzbekistan

Visited Cities & Places

Tashkent, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand

 

 

 

Trip highlights

  • Dine against the backdrop of Khiva, the fairy-tale city of the Silk Road!
  • Get lost in the Kizil Kum Desert’s mysterious sites and soothing tranquility!
  • Shop in Bukhara’s bazaars for silk clothing, exquisite jewelry, and delicious treats!
  • Experience endless hospitality in four of Uzbekistan’s most diverse and fascinating cities: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva
  • Glance into history as you explore the madrasas, mosques, and palaces of Uzbekistan cities!
  • Uzbekistan Boutique Tour’s best adventures: hands-on cultural experiences, local exploration, participation at seasonal and traditional festivals, and travel to some of the world’s most beautiful and rarely visited locations with local, experienced Silk Road experts to attend a tea ceremony, relax in a chaikhana, enjoy a champagne picnic on the way to Samarkand.
  • Cooking classes with master chefs and local bakers and dinners at centuries old medresehs, where Marco Polo, Alexander the Great, and Omar Khayam visited.
  • Explore UNESCO World Heritage sites that have inspired imagination through the ages with outstanding archaeologists and historians.
  • Private, guided visits through Uzbekistan’s finest museums, visits to local artisans and galleries. Create your own 1001 nights in the lively bazaars of Uzbekistan.

The trip includes:

  • Accommodation in the 4-star hotels and Boutique Hotels
  • Private folk performances
  • Domestic Flight Tashkent – Nukus
  • Meals: Breakfast and Dinners
  • Visa support/invitations
  • All ground transportation
  • Our handpicked guides
  • All entrance fees to the UNESCO Heritage sites and places, conservation fees.
  • Tea stops, snacks, and water every day

Not Included:

  • International flight
  • Travel Insurance
  • For additional services at the hotels
  • Consulate visa fees and services
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