Classic: Best of Uzbekistan (AUBU)
Trip Style: Classic - Designed for maximum variety, these trips are geared towards travellers searching for a healthy mix of active exploration, uncommon landscapes, amazing wildlife and local cultures.
Service Level: Standard
Physical Demands Rating: 2 - There'll be some light walking and hiking. Suitable for most fitness levels. Nothing too challenging.
Group Size: Max 16, avg 12
Meals Included: 8 breakfasts, 2 dinners
Accommodations: Not Availaible
Learn ancient cooking techniques in Samarkand, connect with the locals in a desert yurt community, marvel at colourful mosaic buildings, gain understanding of the cultures of Central Asia.
While it doesnt get a lot of attention, Uzbekistan is a life-changing destination for all who are smart enough to visit. These 10 days will take you through some of the greatest cultural highlights the country has to offer. Marvel at the gorgeous mosques in Samarkand, experience a one-night stay in a traditional desert yurt, and immerse yourself in the diverse culture of ancient Bukhara. Uzbekistan is a must-see for any seasoned (or first-time) traveller.
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- Tour Operator
- G Adventures
- Offer valid through 9/30/2018
- 10 Days
- Escorted - Yes
|Day 1||Tashkent||Day 1 Tashkent|
There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting followed by an optional dinner. Included Activities: Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
|Day 2||Samarkand||Day 2 Tashkent/Samarkand (1B)|
Travel on to Samarkand. Take an orientation walk and opt to visit the Amir Timur Mausoleum. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 310km)
|Day 3||Samarkand||Day 3 Samarkand (1B, 1D)|
With free time, enjoy the Samarkand sights, have a cup of tea in a local tea house, or wander around the bazaar. Included Activities: Samarkand City Tour Plov Cooking Demonstration and Dinner
|Day 4||Aydar Kul Camp||Day 4 Samarkand/Aydar Kul Camp (1B, 1D)|
Travel out into the desert to visit the Nurata Shrine and remains of the Alexander the Great fortress. Continue on for an evening in a local yurt camp. Opt to ride a camel or enjoy an evening Kazakh singing show. Included Activities: Chashma Complex and Holy Spring Visit Fortress of Alexander the Great Visit Overnight in a Yurt Transport: Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 280km)
|Day 5||Bukhara||Day 5 Aydar Kul Camp/Bukhara (1B)|
Travel to Bukhara, one of the most charming cities in the country. Opt to visit the old city bazaars, have dinner with a local family, or visit a traditional hammam (bathhouse). Transport: Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
|Day 6||Bukhara||Day 6 Bukhara (1B)|
There is plenty of time to explore the artisan shops and wander the narrow twisting streets and alleyways. A centre for pottery, cloth, and Turkmen carpets, the Old City is centered around Lyabi-Hauz, a delightful pool of water surrounded by ancient mulberry trees, where you can sit at cafE tables and let the evening drift by. There is also the option to take in a local puppet show held in an old caravanserai or indulge in a Turkish bath. Included Activities: Bukhara City Tour
|Day 7||Khiva||Day 7 Bukhara/Khiva (1B)|
Enjoy a full days travel through the desert to reach UNESCO-listed Khiva. Get to know the place on a late afternoon walking tour. Included Activities: Orientation Walk Transport: Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 450km)
|Day 8||Tashkent||Day 8 Khiva/Tashkent (1B)|
Explore the old town surrounded by city walls, bargain with locals on the market, and wander through the madrassas, climb up minarets, and explore the dark dungeons Khiva was infamous for back in the 10th century. Wander through the inner walls of the Ichon-Qala and enjoy spectacular sunset views of the sand-coloured mosques and madrassas. Included Activities: Khiva Ancient City Tour Transport: Basic overnight train (beds) (19.00 hour(s))
|Day 9||Tashkent||Day 9 Tashkent|
Arrive back in Tashkent and enjoy a city tour or explore on your own with some free time. Included Activities: Tashkent Guided City Tour
|Day 10||Tashkent||Day 10 Tashkent (1B)|
Depart at any time. Included Activities: Departure Day
Local Flights: N/A
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