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Best of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Chimgan, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara, Khiva (SR-07)

Group size
2-12 people
All year
10 days
Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Urgench, Gijduvon, Ugam-Chatkal National Park
from $1,745
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Experience the enchanting allure of Uzbekistan on our "Best of Uzbekistan" tour, embarking on a journey through its timeless wonders. This captivating itinerary invites you to unearth the cultural treasures and architectural marvels of this Central Asian gem. Over the span of 10 days, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Uzbekistan's history and vibrant culture as you traverse its iconic cities and historic landmarks.

From the vibrant bazaars of Tashkent to the ancient alleys of Khiva, each destination promises an unforgettable adventure brimming with discovery and awe. Highlights of the tour include the awe-inspiring Registan Square in Samarkand, the enchanting labyrinth of Bukhara's Old Town, and the formidable city walls of Khiva. Along the way, indulge in the craftsmanship of local artisans, savor the flavors of traditional Uzbek cuisine, and bask in the warm hospitality of the Uzbek people.

With seasoned guides leading the way and comfortable accommodations awaiting you at day's end, our "Best of Uzbekistan" tour offers the perfect fusion of culture, history, and adventure. Join us as we unravel the beauty and allure of Uzbekistan, where each moment is a chance to forge lasting memories.

IncludedServices included in the package price.
  • Accommodation
  • Breakfasts in the hotels
  • High-speed day train
  • English – speaking guides
  • Guided tours & entrance fees
  • Airport & railway transfers
Not includedServices not included in the package price.
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Day 1
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Welcome to Uzbekistan! Upon your arrival, our dedicated driver will be eagerly awaiting you at the arrival sector to escort you to your hotel. We are excited about the opportunity to ensure your stay in Uzbekistan is both comfortable and enjoyable.
Day 2
Tashkent city tour
Today's itinerary revolves around immersing yourself in the vibrant cityscape of Tashkent, where a captivating blend of modernity and tradition awaits. Begin your city exploration at Independence Square, a poignant symbol of Uzbekistan's sovereignty, then proceed to the iconic Amir Timur Square and marvel at the grandeur of the Tashkent Metro, renowned for its intricate architecture. Dive into the rich history of the Old Town and marvel at the architectural marvels of the Khast-Imam complex. Afterwards, brace yourself for a sensory journey at the lively "Chorsu" Eastern Bazaar, where you can indulge in exquisite crafts and sample the diverse flavors of Uzbekistan. After a day brimming with exploration and revelation, retire to your accommodation in Tashkent for a peaceful overnight stay, rejuvenated and ready to continue your Uzbekistan adventure tomorrow.
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Tashkent / Ugam-Chatkal National Park / Tashkent / Samarkand
Day 3
Transfer by car / minibus: Tashkent - Ugam-Chatkal National Park
Walk in the Chimgan mountains
Visit to Charvak mountain reservoir
Transfer by car / minibus: Ugam-Chatkal National Park - Tashkent
Afrosiab train: Tashkent - Samarkand
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
Following breakfast, get ready for an extraordinary day excursion to Ugam-Chatkal National Park, an untouched wilderness renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse wildlife. Marvel at the dazzling turquoise hues of the Charvak Reservoir and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you traverse the park's scenic trails. As the day winds down, hop aboard a high-speed train bound for Samarkand, one of Central Asia's oldest inhabited cities, steeped in history and legend. Relax and soak in the comfortable two-hour journey, enjoying the picturesque vistas along the way. Upon reaching Samarkand, you'll be whisked off to your hotel for a well-deserved overnight stay, eagerly anticipating the exploration of this ancient city the next day. Let the rhythmic motion of the train guide you towards your next adventure in Samarkand.
Day 4
Samarkand city tour
Prepare yourself for an unforgettable journey through the ancient marvels of Samarkand as you embark on your guided city tour today. Your adventure begins at the iconic Registan Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site adorned with magnificent madrasahs and mosques that will undoubtedly leave you in awe. Next on your itinerary is the Shah-i-Zinda necropolis, a sacred site boasting intricately decorated mausoleums and tombs, each steeped in centuries of history and storytelling. Marvel at the grandeur of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque, a testament to the city's rich architectural heritage, before immersing yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Siab Bazaar. Here, indulge in sampling local delicacies, shop for unique souvenirs, and absorb the lively ambiance of daily life. Conclude your day with a visit to the Ulugh Beg Observatory, an ancient marvel constructed by the Timurid ruler Ulugh Beg, where you can witness the astronomical achievements of centuries past. After a day brimming with exploration and discovery, retire to your accommodation in Samarkand for a well-deserved overnight stay, reminiscing about the wonders you've encountered.
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Samarkand / Shakhrisabz / Samarkand
Day 5
Transfer by car / minibus: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz
Shakhrisabz walking tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Shakhrisabz - Samarkand
Get ready for an enriching day trip to Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of the legendary conqueror Timur, as you embark on an exploration of this historic gem. Prepare to discover the UNESCO-listed historic center of Shakhrisabz, where architectural treasures await at every turn. Marvel at the grandeur of the majestic Ak-Saray Palace and pay homage to the revered Dorus-Saodat Memorial Complex, each adorned with intricate tilework and ornate designs that vividly illustrate the city's rich history and cultural significance. Delve into the stories of centuries past as you wander through these ancient monuments, gaining profound insights into the legacy of Timur and the vibrant heritage of Shakhrisabz. After a day brimming with discovery and wonder, return to Samarkand for a restful overnight stay, cherishing the memories of your exploration.
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Samarkand / Bukhara
Day 6
Transfer from the hotel to the railway station
Afrosiab train: Samarkand - Bukhara
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
Bukhara walking tour
Begin your day with a delightful breakfast before embarking on a morning train journey to Bukhara, a picturesque ride lasting approximately 1.5 hours through the scenic Uzbek countryside. Upon arrival, prepare to immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Bukhara as your adventure unfolds with a guided walking tour of the city's historic center. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town, where narrow alleys beckon you to discover hidden mosques, madrasahs, and caravanserais, each imbued with centuries of history and culture. Marvel at the iconic Kalyan Minaret, a towering symbol of Bukhara's architectural prowess and one of its most recognizable landmarks. As you wander through the labyrinthine streets, absorb the rich architectural heritage of the city, from the intricate tilework to the grand facades of ancient buildings. Allow yourself to be transported back in time as you uncover the secrets and stories concealed within Bukhara's ancient walls. Conclude your day with an overnight stay in Bukhara, filled with memories of exploration and discovery.
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Bukhara / Gijduvon / Bukhara
Day 7
Transfer by car / minibus: Bukhara - Gijduvon
Explore Gijduvan
Plov cooking master class
Transfer by car / minibus: Gijduvon - Bukhara
Embark on a captivating day trip to Gijduvon, renowned for its rich cultural heritage. Roam through its quaint streets, uncovering hidden gems like local ceramics workshops where skilled artisans meticulously craft intricate designs, offering a glimpse into Uzbekistan's artistic legacy. Immerse yourself in the artistry of Uzbekistan as you observe the creation process, marveling at the skill and precision involved.

Following this, delve into a hands-on Plov cooking master class, where you'll learn the traditional techniques behind this beloved Uzbek dish. Engage with expert chefs to prepare and relish the authentic flavors of the region. For those with different interests, there's the option to partake in a ceramics master class, allowing you to unleash your creativity and craft your own unique piece of pottery under the guidance of skilled craftsmen. Alternatively, continue exploring the town, wandering through bustling bazaars, visiting historic landmarks, or simply soaking in the local ambiance.

As the day winds down, return to Bukhara, where you can unwind and reflect on the day's adventures. Enjoy a tranquil overnight stay, filled with cherished memories of your exploration in Gijduvon.
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Bukhara / Khiva
Day 8
Transfer by car / minibus: Bukhara - Khiva
A short walk along Kyzyl-Kum desert
After a hearty breakfast, set off on a picturesque journey to Khiva, spanning approximately 480 kilometers (300 miles) through the vast expanse of the Kyzyl-Kum Desert. As you traverse this enchanting landscape, marvel at the ever-changing scenery of rolling sand dunes and verdant oasis settlements. Take advantage of a brief stop in the desert to stretch your legs and immerse yourself in the breathtaking views that surround you.

Upon reaching Khiva, you'll be greeted by the ancient walls of the historic Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage site steeped in centuries of history and culture. Check in to your hotel and take some time to relax and rejuvenate after your travels, preparing yourself for the adventures that lie ahead.

Please note: While the typical journey by car takes approximately 7-8 hours, there's a convenient alternative for travelers-an overnight train from Bukhara to Khiva. Departing at 3 - 4 AM (depending on the schedule), this train offers a comfortable and efficient journey, arriving in Khiva at 10 - 11 AM the same morning. Although it requires an early start, it provides ample opportunity for rest onboard and ensures you arrive at your destination refreshed and ready to explore. If opting for the train, you'll depart from Bukhara on the morning of Day 12, allowing for a few hours of sleep until 2:30 - 3 AM at your hotel in Bukhara.
Day 9
Khiva walking tour
Today presents an enchanting opportunity to immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Khiva, where history whispers from every cobblestone and minaret. Embark on a guided walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, known as Itchan Kala, where each twist and turn unveils a new architectural marvel. Marvel at the intricate tilework embellishing the Kalta Minor Minaret, a testament to Khiva's rich artistic heritage. Explore the grandeur of the Mohammed Amin Khan Madrasah, a masterpiece of Islamic architecture that leaves visitors in awe of its beauty and craftsmanship. As you meander through the labyrinthine streets, absorb the sights and sounds of the bustling markets at the Tash-Hauli Palace, where merchants have traded their goods for centuries. Throughout your exploration, delve into Khiva's rich history and cultural heritage as your knowledgeable guide shares tales of conquests, trade, and the vibrant life that has flourished within these ancient walls for centuries. Allow yourself to be transported back in time as you uncover the secrets of this historic oasis city.
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Khiva / Urgench
Day 10
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
Transfer by car / minibus: Khiva - Urgench
As your Silk Road journey draws to a close, we'll arrange your transfer to Urgench Airport for your return flight home. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can opt to return to Tashkent and catch your international flight from there. We extend our heartfelt gratitude for joining us on this unforgettable adventure through Central Asia. Wishing you safe travels ahead!

Accommodation Options

Here is a selection of example hotels used during the tour. Comparable accommodations can be provided based on hotel availability.
City Hotels 3* Hotels 4*
Tashkent Milan / Gabrielle International Hotel City Palace / Hampton by Hilton
Samarkand City Samarkand / Malika Prime Dilimah / Emir Han / Alexandr
Bukhara Fatima / Volida / Kavsar Sahid Zarafshon
Khiva Malika Khiva / Khorezm / Kheivak / Arkanchi Asia Khiva / Bek Khiva
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Dates and prices
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Travel package
Comfort - 3*
Year of travel
Travel dates Excluding flights Single supplement Book
06/29/2024 - 07/08/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
07/06/2024 - 07/15/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
07/13/2024 - 07/22/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
07/20/2024 - 07/29/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
07/27/2024 - 08/05/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
08/03/2024 - 08/12/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
08/10/2024 - 08/19/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
08/17/2024 - 08/26/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
08/24/2024 - 09/02/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
08/31/2024 - 09/09/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
09/07/2024 - 09/16/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
09/14/2024 - 09/23/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
09/21/2024 - 09/30/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
09/28/2024 - 10/07/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
10/12/2024 - 10/21/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
10/26/2024 - 11/04/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
11/09/2024 - 11/18/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
11/23/2024 - 12/02/2024 $1,745 $295 book now
12/07/2024 - 12/16/2024 $1,745 $295 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in US dollars. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section "Included" in the tour description.
  2. Price "Excluding flight" does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights. Alternatively we can quote for flights from any international airport.
  3. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
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