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Journey back to the days of the Great Silk Road on a 10-day Premium adventure through Uzbekistan. Explore the cosmopolitan capital of Tashkent, marvel at glorious architecture in Samarkand, discover the holy sites of Bukhara and visit the ancient monuments of Khiva. Encounter a friendly welcome at every turn, join a local family for a traditional cooking clas...
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Overview

Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Standard - 3 star
Physical level
Easy
Trip pace
Full schedule

Highlights

    • Travel with a local leader who will share the magic of Uzbekistan's "holiest city" in Bukhara, tell the ancient tales of historic Khiva, and guide you through the extraordinary architecture of Samarkand.
    • Uncover Tashkent’s Soviet legacy and its contemporary culture. Explore the vast Chorsu Bazaar and embrace the hustle and bustle in one of Asia's oldest markets.
    • Immerse yourself in Uzbek culture when you visit a typical local village, learn the art of sewing suzani, chat to the friendly villagers and enjoy a traditional lunch together.
    • Stay within the walls of Uzbekistan’s history during feature stays in an old Jewish house converted into a gorgeous boutique hotel in Bukhara, and a centuries-old medressa turned opulent and elegant hotel in Khiva.
    • Understand local life through food – join a local family in Samarkand for a cooking class of the quintessential Central Asian rice dish – plov, and enjoy a taste of Khorezmian culture during a family cooking class in Khiva.
    • By travelling on this trip, you’ll directly support our Intrepid Foundation partner, Eden Reforestation Projects. Donations help them provide local employment opportunities and tackle climate change one tree at a time as they restore forests across 10 different countries.

What's this trip about?

    Journey back to the days of the Great Silk Road on a 10-day Premium adventure through Uzbekistan. Explore the cosmopolitan capital of Tashkent, marvel at glorious architecture in Samarkand, discover the holy sites of Bukhara and visit the ancient monuments of Khiva. Encounter a friendly welcome at every turn, join a local family for a traditional cooking class and get to know the ins and outs of a traditional Uzbek village. From medieval cities to charismatic communities, Uzbekistan has so much to uncover.

Details

Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeIntimate group - max of 12 people
Age range15 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityTashkent
End CityTashkent

Travel Themes

  • High Adventure

Destinations

  • Asia
  • Uzbekistan

Attractions

  • Bukhara
  • Khiva
  • Samarkand
  • Tashkent

Trip includes

    • Tashkent - welcome dinner
    • Tashkent - Chorsu Bazaar
    • Tashkent - Amir Timur Square
    • Tashkent - Khast Imom Complex & Moyie Mubarek Library Museum
    • Tashkent - City tour
    • Tashkent - Metro tour
    • Samarkand - Shakh-I-Zinda
    • Samarkand - Gur-e-Amir Mausoleum
    • Samarkand - Bibi-Khanym Mosque
    • Samarkand - Siob Bazaar
    • Samarkand - Registan
    • Samarkand - City tour
    • Samarkand - Plov cooking demonstration & family visit
    • Samarkand - Ulugbek's Observatory
    • Samarkand - Afrosiab Museum
    • Samarkand - Handmade paper workshop
    • Samarkand - Uzbek Bagizagan winery visit and tasting
    • Gijduvan - Ceramics workshop
    • Shofirkon - Uzbek village and silk suzane making family visit
    • Bukhara - Folklore & music performance
    • Bukhara - Ismail Samani Mausoleum
    • Bukhara - Ark Fortress
    • Bukhara - Bolo Hauz Mosque
    • Bukhara - Chor Minor
    • Bukhara - Kalon Minaret & Mosque
    • Bukhara - Chashma Ayub Mausoleum
    • Bukhara - Bolo Hauz Complex
    • Bukhara - Taki Zargaron Trading Dome
    • Bukhara - Lyabi Khauz Complex
    • Bukhara - City tour
    • Bukhara - Sitorai Mohi Hosa Palace
    • Khiva - Islom Hoja Minaret & Medressa
    • Khiva - Juma Mosque
    • Khiva - Tosh-Hovli Palace
    • Khiva - Kunya Ark
    • Khiva - Kalta Minor Minaret
    • Khiva - Sunset drinks
    • Khiva - Muhammad Rahim-khan Medressa
    • Khiva - Muhammad Amin-khan Medressa
    • Khiva - Khorezmian cuisine cooking class

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Itinerary

Travel Map

Day 1 Tashkent

Xush kelibsiz! Welcome to Uzbekistan. The largest city in Central Asia, Tashkent is a mix of Russian and Uzbek style, an indication of the fact that for many years it was a key city of the USSR. Extravagant mosques, both ancient and new, sit alongside modern highways ...

Day 2 Tashkent

Explore Tashkent on a city tour with your leader. First, make your way to the Khast Imom Complex including the Barak Khan medressa (a college for Islamic instruction), Kaffal Shashi mausoleum, Quran Library and Mosque, which holds what’s said to be one of the oldest a...

Day 3 Samarkand

Early this morning, take a high speed “Afrosiab” train to the ancient Silk Road hub of Samarkand. The city has long been a centre of artisans and traders as well as the prize for many a conquering army, leaving behind a rich and complex history. On arrival, join your ...

Day 4 Samarkand

Today you’ll dig deeper into Samarkand’s fascinating cultural heritage during another city tour. Visit the workshop of a local artisan and discover one of the few people in Central Asia who continues to produce paper using a 1000-year-old method. Continue to the Afros...

Day 5 Gijduvan/Bukhara

This morning, make your way to the holy and historical city of Bukhara. Stop along the way in Gijduvan, famous for its ceramic pottery, where you’ll have the chance to visit a pottery workshop. Witness the pottery process from start to finish and visit a small museum ...

Day 6 Bukhara

A UNESCO-listed site, Bukhara is widely regarded as Central Asia’s holiest city. With monuments dating from the 8th to the 18th century AD, your leader will help you understand the vast span of history and architecture during a tour of the city. The meticulous restora...

Day 7 Khiva

Make a morning visit to Sitorai Mohi Hosa, the summer Palace of Alim Khan, Uzbekistan’s last emir. Your leader will share stories of the emir’s extravagant lifestyle as you explore the luxuriously decorated compound. In the afternoon, drive to Khiva. You’ll travel thr...

Day 8 Khiva

Take a full day to explore this enchanting city with your leader. Khiva is beautifully preserved and perfect for exploring on foot, with impressive walls that mark the boundaries of the old city. Your leader will guide you through the city’s ancient monuments, sharing...

Day 9 Tashkent

Transfer to the airport in the morning for a flight to Tashkent, arriving in the Uzbekistan capital in the late morning. Admire the façade of the Navoi Theatre, named for one of the nom de plume’s of Ali-Shir Nava’I, a 16th-century writer and mystic. The multi-arched ...

Day 10 Tashkent

Your adventure comes to an end after breakfast today. If you would like to spend some more time in Tashkent, extra accommodation can be arranged in advance (subject to availability).

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Dates & Availability

Price From $2,342
Price per day$234
Last Updated: 5/24/2024
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$2,601
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$3,140
16 Jun 2024
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$2,430
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$2,342
04 Aug 2024
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$2,725
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$2,885
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$2,755
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$3,055
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$2,915
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$3,195

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Our group size has an average of just ten travellers, which allows us to get off the beaten track, use local accommodation and transport, and really get to know the culture. It also ensures we are contributing to the local economy; by choosing local suppliers we were able to keep AUD 60 million in local economies in 2012. We’re also working hard to reduce our carbon footprint and were the first in our sector to introduce carbon offset trips. This, along with our many corporate sustainability activities, has meant we’re one of the travel industry’s leaders in responsible travel.

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Accommodation

Hotel (5 nights),Bukhara Feature Stay (2 nights),Khiva Feature Stay (2 nights),

Transportation & Flights

Private vehicle,Metro,High-speed train,Plane,

Transportation & flights

Private vehicle,Metro,High-speed train,Plane
Guides
All group trips are accompanied by one of our group leaders. The aim of the group leader is to take the hassle out of your travels and to help you have the best trip possible. Premium leaders are Intrepid’s most experienced, with in-depth knowledge and extensive local networks to make it a trip of a lifetime. Your leader will provide information on the places you are travelling through, offer suggestions for things to do and see, recommend great local eating venues and introduce you to our local friends. While not being guides in the traditional sense, you can expect them to have a broad general knowledge of the places visited on the trip, including historical, cultural, religious, and social aspects. At Intrepid we aim to support local guides who have specialised knowledge of the regions we visit. When not already included in your trip, your leader will be able to recommend a local guide service who can share more detailed or specialised information at specific sites should you be interested in delving deeper.
Travel Insurance
Travel insurance is compulsory on all our trips for those travelling internationally. We require that at a minimum you are covered for medical expenses including emergency repatriation. If you are travelling within your home country or region please confirm before travel that you are entitled to access the public medical system easily should an accident occur. We strongly recommend all travellers have a policy that also covers personal liability, cancellation, curtailment and loss of luggage or personal effects. For international trips, you will not be permitted to join the group until evidence of travel insurance and the insurance company's 24-hour emergency contact number has been sighted by your group leader or local representative. If you have credit card insurance your group leader or local representative will require details of the participating insurer/underwriter, the level of coverage, policy number, and emergency contact number rather than the bank's name and your credit card details. Please contact your bank for these details prior to arriving in-country. For travellers who reside within the European Union, Switzerland or USA the requirement to purchase travel insurance cannot be compulsory. However the purchase of travel insurance is still highly recommended, and travellers from these regions who decline travel insurance when travelling outside of their home region must sign a Travel Insurance Waiver Form at the Group Meeting, recognizing personal responsibility for emergency medical and repatriation costs should they arise. For assistance with travel insurance or other services, please visit the link below: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/booking-resources/our-services
Visa requirements
Please note that South African passport holders can be required to apply for paper visa prior to travel and may not be eligible to the visa free schemes for some countries in Central Asia, ie. Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. We may be able to support the Letter of Invitation (LOI) application at an extra expense, depending the required documents. Please check with your nearest embassies on the visa application requirement and we recommend applying no less than 2 months in advance to allow time for LOI issuance and visa application prior to your travel. PASSPORT You’ll need a valid passport to travel internationally and most countries require your passport to have a minimum of 6 months validity, so remember to check the expiry date. We need your passport information to get everything ready for your trip so it’s important that the information on your booking matches your passport exactly. Please take care to provide the correct details. We recommend carrying a copy of the photo page of your passport while travelling and leaving a copy at home with family or friends. VISAS & ENTRY REQUIREMENTS Many countries require a visa and obtaining the correct visa for your trip and any countries you may transit through is your responsibility. We recommend you check your visa requirements as soon as you have booked your trip. This will ensure you have time to prepare your documents and for your visa application to be processed. You can check the entry requirements for your nationality on your government's foreign travel advisories, consular websites or on our page here:  www.intrepidtravel.com/visa-entry-requirements REGISTRATION IN UZBEKISTAN All visitors to Uzbekistan must register with the local department of the Ministry of Internal Affairs within 3 working days after arrival. When staying at a hotel, you will be registered automatically. Please ensure you keep any registration documents issued by the hotel until you exit the country.
Health & Safety
Most national governments provide regularly updated foreign travel advice on safety issues involved with international travel. We recommend that you check your government's advice for their latest travel information before departure and ensure that your travel insurance covers you for all destinations and activities on your trip. Please refer to our website's safety page for links to major travel advisories and updates on safety issues affecting our trips here: https://www.intrepidtravel.com/travel-alerts We strongly recommend the use of a neck wallet or money belt while travelling, for the safe-keeping of your passport, flight tickets, cash and other valuable items. Leave your jewellery at home - you won't need it while travelling. Many of our hotels have safety deposit boxes, which is the most secure way of storing your valuables. A lock is recommended for securing your luggage. Your group leader or local representative will accompany you on all included activities, however, during your trip you'll have some free time to pursue your own interests or relax and take it easy. While your group leader or local representative will assist you with the available options in a given location, please note that any optional activities you undertake are not part of your Intrepid itinerary, and Intrepid makes no representations about the safety of the activity or the standard of the operators running them. Please use your own good judgement when selecting an activity in your free time. Please also note that your group leader or local representative has the authority to amend or cancel any part of the trip itinerary if it's deemed necessary due to safety concerns. Intrepid's operational safety policies can be viewed on our website at the link below. We recommend that you take a moment to read through this information before travelling, and would appreciate any feedback on how safety is being managed on our trips. https://www.intrepidtravel.com/safety-guidelines UZBEKISTAN Uzbekistan is generally a very safe place to travel. Petty crime targeting foreigners and tourists sometimes occurs in Uzbekistan. A regulation has been introduced allowing only licensed taxis (with certain colour and signs and card payment equipment) to operate in Uzbekistan. However, unlicensed taxis continue to operate. You should use official taxis where possible. There have been reports of robberies by individuals posing as police officers. Avoid obvious displays of wealth, particularly in rural areas. Crime levels are higher at night. Avoid walking alone. It is illegal to photograph government and military buildings. This may result in confiscation of equipment or detention. Check before taking photographs of government or security infrastructure. There is a ban on the sale of alcohol and tobacco to those under 20.  Homosexuality is illegal under Uzbek law and is still very much frowned upon socially. You should take care over public displays of affection.
Age Requirements
15 years and up
Additional Information

Finish point

  • Ateca Suite
  • Kohinur St 44A,Toshkent Shahri
  • Tashkent
  • UZBEKISTAN

Alternate Finish point

  • For trips departing on the following dates, use this finish point.
  • 25 Apr 2024 (KFPU240425), 16 May 2024 (KFPU240516), 23 May 2024 (KFPU240523), 26 May 2024 (KFPU240526), 30 May 2024 (KFPU240530), 12 Sep 2024 (KFPU240912), 10 Oct 2024 (KFPU241010), 17 Oct 2024 (KFPU241017), 24 Oct 2024 (KFPU241024)
  • Mir Luxe Plaza
  • Mirabad district, Avliyo-Ota street
  • Tashkent
  • UZBEKISTAN
Trip ID
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