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Great Uzbekistan Discovery: from Fergana to Khiva (SR-06)

Group size
2-12 people
Season
All year
Duration
13 days
Departs
Wednesday
Starts
Fergana
Ends
Urgench
Countries
Uzbekistan
Cities
Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Urgench, Fergana, Andijan, Margilan, Rishtan, Kokand, Gijduvon, Ugam-Chatkal National Park
Price
from $2,095
Reservation
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Embark on an enchanting journey through the heart of Central Asia with our "Great Uzbekistan Discovery" tour, where every step unveils centuries of history, artistry, and hospitality. Over 13 days, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Uzbekistan's most iconic destinations. Begin your adventure in the picturesque city of Fergana, where lush landscapes and bustling markets await exploration. Traverse the legendary Silk Road, pausing to marvel at architectural wonders in Margilan, Kokand, and Rishtan. As your journey unfolds, discover the timeless allure of cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, and Shakhrisabz, each steeped in legend and tradition. Throughout the tour, engage in hands-on experiences that offer insights into Uzbekistan's vibrant culture. From silk weaving in Margilan to pottery making in Gijduvon, each activity promises to deepen your appreciation for the country's artistic heritage.

Join us as we uncover the Best of Uzbekistan, where every moment is an opportunity to create lasting memories and forge connections with the past.

Note: we have minimised travel by car and utilise trains where possible, as it is more convenient, relaxing, and reduces our environmental footprint. However, if you prefer to travel by car all the way, please let us know and we will arrange accordingly.

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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Fergana
Day 1
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Upon your arrival, you'll receive a warm welcome at the airport and be transferred to your hotel in Fergana. Take some time to settle in and unwind after your journey. Enjoy a peaceful overnight stay in Fergana, preparing for the adventures that await you.
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Fergana / Margilan / Andijan / Fergana
Day 2
Fergana city tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Fergana - Margilan
Margilan walking tour
Visit Margilan Silk Factory
Transfer by car / minibus: Margilan - Andijan
Andijan walking tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Andijan - Fergana
After breakfast, embark on a guided city tour of Fergana, exploring landmarks like Central Park, where you can immerse yourself in the lively ambiance and engage with locals. Next, head to Margilan, renowned for its silk industry. Wander through bustling bazaars and witness silk weaving at the Margilan Silk Factory, where artisans showcase intricate techniques. In the afternoon, visit Andijan, known for its captivating Jami Mosque and vibrant bazaar. Immerse yourself in the bustling marketplace, then explore the Babur Museum, dedicated to the founder of the Mughal Empire. After a day of exploration, return to Fergana for a tranquil overnight stay, reflecting on the day's adventures and looking forward to tomorrow's discoveries.
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Fergana / Rishtan / Kokand
Day 3
Transfer by car / minibus: Fergana - Rishtan
Visit ceramics centre
Transfer by car / minibus: Rishtan - Kokand
Kokand city tour
Today, set off on a scenic journey to Kokand, passing through the charming town of Rishtan en route. Renowned for its vibrant ceramics, Rishtan offers the chance to visit a ceramics center, observe local artisans at work, and acquire exquisite pieces as souvenirs. Upon arrival in Kokand, delve into the city's rich history and cultural heritage. Explore landmarks like the Khudoyar Khan Palace and the Jami Mosque, marveling at their architectural splendor. Enjoy an overnight stay in Kokand, immersed in the beauty and history of this fascinating city.
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Kokand / Tashkent
Day 4
Free time
Day train: Kokand - Tashkent
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
After breakfast, enjoy a leisurely morning to explore Kokand at your own pace. Wander through its charming streets, soak in the unique atmosphere, and uncover hidden treasures. Whether you visit local markets, interact with friendly locals, or simply take a leisurely stroll, Kokand offers a delightful experience. Later in the day, as the sun begins to set, board a comfortable train bound for Tashkent. Departing at 5:30 PM, the journey promises a scenic ride through the Uzbek landscape, allowing you to unwind and appreciate the views. Relax onboard, anticipating the adventures awaiting you in Tashkent.
Day 5
Tashkent city tour
Today's agenda is all about immersing yourself in the dynamic cityscape of Tashkent, where a blend of modernity and tradition awaits. Start your city tour at Independence Square, a poignant symbol of Uzbekistan's sovereignty, before moving on to the iconic Amir Timur Square and the grandeur of the Tashkent Metro, famed for its intricate architecture. Next, delve into the rich history of the Old Town and the architectural wonders of the Khast-Imam complex. Then, prepare for a sensory adventure at the vibrant "Chorsu" Eastern Bazaar, where you can indulge in exquisite crafts and savor the diverse flavors of Uzbekistan. After a day filled with exploration and discovery, retreat to your accommodation in Tashkent for a restful overnight stay, ready to continue your Uzbekistan adventure tomorrow.
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Tashkent / Ugam-Chatkal National Park / Tashkent / Samarkand
Day 6
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
After breakfast, prepare for an unforgettable day trip to Ugam-Chatkal National Park, a pristine wilderness celebrated for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse flora and fauna. Marvel at the turquoise waters of the Charvak Reservoir and immerse yourself in the tranquility of nature as you explore the park's scenic trails. In the evening, board a high-speed train to Samarkand, one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia. Relax and enjoy the comfortable journey, which takes approximately two hours. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay in Samarkand.
Day 7
Samarkand city tour
Today, prepare to be enchanted by the ancient wonders of Samarkand as you embark on a guided city tour. Begin your exploration at Registan Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site adorned with stunning madrasahs and mosques. Continue to the Shah-i-Zinda necropolis, a sacred site featuring intricately decorated mausoleums and tombs. Marvel at the grandeur of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque and immerse yourself in the bustling atmosphere of the Siab Bazaar, where you can sample local delicacies and shop for souvenirs. Conclude your day with a visit to the Ulugh Beg Observatory, an ancient astronomical marvel built by the Timurid ruler Ulugh Beg. Enjoy an overnight stay in Samarkand, filled with memories of your exploration of this historic city.
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Samarkand / Shakhrisabz / Samarkand
Day 8
Transfer by car / minibus: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz
Shakhrisabz walking tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Shakhrisabz - Samarkand
Embark on an enthralling day excursion to Shakhrisabz, the renowned birthplace of the legendary conqueror Timur. Delve into the UNESCO-listed historic heart of Shakhrisabz, where an abundance of architectural marvels awaits, including the grand Ak-Saray Palace and the esteemed Dorus-Saodat Memorial Complex. Marvel at the elaborate tilework and intricate designs embellishing these ancient structures, while immersing yourself in the profound history and cultural importance of the city. Conclude your day with a return to Samarkand, where you can reminisce over your unforgettable journey through Shakhrisabz during an overnight stay.
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Samarkand / Bukhara
Day 9
Transfer from the hotel to the railway station
Afrosiab train: Samarkand - Bukhara
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
Bukhara walking tour
Following breakfast, hop aboard a morning train bound for Bukhara, a scenic journey spanning roughly 1.5 hours amidst the idyllic Uzbek countryside. Upon reaching your destination, surrender to the timeless allure of Bukhara as you commence a guided walking expedition through the city's historic nucleus. Wander through the UNESCO-designated Old Town, where labyrinthine pathways unveil hidden gems such as mosques, madrasahs, and caravanserais. Behold the majestic Kalyan Minaret, an emblematic icon of Bukhara's skyline, and delve into the opulent architectural legacy that graces every corner of the city. Conclude your day with an overnight sojourn in Bukhara, soaking in the essence of its rich history and captivating ambiance.
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Bukhara / Gijduvon / Bukhara
Day 10
Transfer by car / minibus: Bukhara - Khiva
Explore Gijduvan
Plov cooking master class
Transfer by car / minibus: Gijduvon - Bukhara
Embark on an enchanting day excursion to Gijduvon, celebrated for its vibrant cultural tapestry. Traverse its quaint avenues, uncovering treasures like local ceramics ateliers where artisans deftly weave intricate designs. Immerse yourself in the craftsmanship of Uzbekistan as you witness the meticulous artistry firsthand.

Following this, indulge in a hands-on Plov cooking masterclass, delving into the traditional techniques that shape this beloved Uzbek delicacy. Collaborate with skilled chefs to prepare and relish the authentic flavors of the region. For those seeking an alternative pursuit, an opportunity awaits to partake in a ceramics masterclass, where you can unleash your creativity under the guidance of seasoned craftsmen, molding your own unique pottery piece. Alternatively, delve deeper into the town's allure, meandering through bustling bazaars, visiting historical landmarks, or simply basking in the local ambiance.

As dusk descends, journey back to Bukhara, where you can unwind and contemplate the day's adventures. Cherish a serene overnight respite, brimming with cherished recollections of your Gijduvon exploration..
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Bukhara / Khiva
Day 11
Transfer by car / minibus: Bukhara - Khiva
A short walk along Kyzyl-Kum desert
Following breakfast, embark on a picturesque voyage to Khiva, traversing the expansive Kyzyl-Kum Desert (480 km; 300 miles, approximately 7-8 hours). En route, marvel at the ever-shifting panorama of sand dunes and verdant oasis settlements. Take a brief respite amidst the desert's vastness to stretch your legs and absorb the awe-inspiring vistas before continuing your journey towards Khiva. Upon arrival, be greeted by the ancient ramparts of the historic Old Town, a testament to Khiva's timeless allure. Check into your hotel and unwind after your travels, immersing yourself in the tranquility of your surroundings. Enjoy an overnight stay in Khiva, ready to embark on further explorations.

Note: For travelers seeking a more convenient option, an overnight train from Bukhara to Khiva offers a comfortable and efficient alternative. Departing at 3 - 4 AM (depending on the schedule), this train ensures arrival in Khiva at 10 - 11 AM the same morning. Though an early departure is required, the journey allows for ample rest onboard, ensuring you arrive refreshed and eager to delve into Khiva's wonders. If opting for the train, 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 12
Khiva walking tour
Today beckons you to immerse yourself in the enduring charm of Khiva, navigating its labyrinthine streets and architectural splendors. Embark on a guided walking expedition through the UNESCO-enshrined Old Town, affectionately known as Itchan Kala, where each twist and turn unveils a fresh marvel. Marvel at the mesmerizing tilework adorning the Kalta Minor Minaret, delve into the magnificence of the Mohammed Amin Khan Madrasah, and meander through the vibrant markets surrounding the Tash-Hauli Palace. Delve deep into Khiva's storied past and vibrant cultural heritage, enriching your understanding of this captivating city.
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Khiva / Urgench
Day 13
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
Transfer by car / minibus: Khiva - Urgench
As your Silk Road odyssey draws to a close, we'll ensure a seamless transfer to Urgench Airport for your homeward-bound flight. Alternatively, if you prefer, you can opt to return to Tashkent and catch your international flight from there. Whichever route you choose, rest assured that your journey's conclusion will be facilitated with utmost care and convenience.

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*
Fergana Asia Fergana Asia Fergana
Kokand Asmald Palace Asmald Palace
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
Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section
Travel package
Comfort - 3*
Year of travel
2024
Travel dates Excluding flights Single supplement Book
06/26/2024 - 07/08/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
07/03/2024 - 07/15/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
07/10/2024 - 07/22/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
07/17/2024 - 07/29/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
07/24/2024 - 08/05/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
07/31/2024 - 08/12/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
08/07/2024 - 08/19/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
08/14/2024 - 08/26/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
08/21/2024 - 09/02/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
08/28/2024 - 09/09/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
09/04/2024 - 09/16/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
09/11/2024 - 09/23/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
09/18/2024 - 09/30/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
09/25/2024 - 10/07/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
10/09/2024 - 10/21/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
10/23/2024 - 11/04/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
11/06/2024 - 11/18/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
11/20/2024 - 12/02/2024 $2,095 $345 book now
12/04/2024 - 12/16/2024 $2,095 $345 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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