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Ultimate Uzbekistan

  • Duration

    13 days
  • Tour Type

    Group Tour
  • Tour Style

    Classic
  • Price From

    $8,240pp
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Enjoy this in-depth tour throughout Uzbekistan, famous for its ancient cities, beautiful mosques and mausoleums, as you travel the ancient trade route - the Silk Road. This journey takes you through nature where you'll discover beautiful rivers and lakes, mountains and architectural wonders.

Tour Highlights

Our Ultimate Uzbekistan tour will see you exploring the most iconic sites, delving into deep-rooted culture and dining on delicious cuisine.

Authentic Experiences

Our Ultimate Uzbekistan Tour has been thoughtfully designed and thoroughly researched to bring you a range of once-in-a-lifetime experiences, many of which are entirely exclusive to us.

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1

    2 Fly Overnight To Tashkent

    DAYS 1 -2: Fly Overnight To Tashkent

    Fly overnight via Dubai to Tashkent. This afternoon you will explore the capital visiting the old town, Barak Khana Seminary, Tila Shaikh mosque and the archives known for the rare copy of the Quran. Later, continue to Chorsu bazaar, the oldest market in Tashkent and Kukeldash Madrassah.

    • Dinner
  • Day 3

    Discover Nukus

    DAY 3: Discover Nukus

    This morning you will fly to Nukus where the day's highlight is the Igor Savitsky Museum, home to the finest collection of Soviet avant-garde art, gaining insight into Central Asia's unique cultural heritage. Also, visit the ancient city of Mizdahkan - an Islamic complex offering monuments located on three hills.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 4

    Nukus To Khiva

    DAY 4: Nukus To Khiva

    Today, drive 200 kilometres to Khiva, visiting ancient fortresses en route. Chalpik Kala, also known as the Tower of Silence, Kizil Kala Fortress and Toprak Kala Fortress – an excavated town considered to be one of the most important monuments on Khorezm. You'll also get to explore Ayaz Kala, one of the biggest complexes in Karakalpakstan, comprising three fortresses.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 5

    Khiva

    DAY 5: Khiva

    Today, you'll set out on foot taking in all the major sights of the Ichan Kala, the citadel, seeing the Kalta Minor minaret, the Kunya Ark, Madrassah Rakhimkhon and Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud. In the afternoon you will continue, visiting the Friday mosque and Tashauli Palace, including the harem.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 6

    Khiva - Bukhara

    DAY 6: Khiva - Bukhara

    Set off today for Bukhara, taking a long drive across the famous Kyzyl Kum desert. The Great Silk Road once ran a similar route that you will be traversing today. There will be several photo opportunities along the way as well as a stop along the banks of the Amudarya River. Your journey today will take approximately seven hours.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 7

    Bukhara

    DAY 7: Bukhara

    Begin your full day touring of this incredible city, home to hundreds of registered monuments. The main highlights will include Lab-i-khauz – modern centre of traditional Uzbekistan, Madrassah Nadirkhon Devanbegi, Khanaga, and Mogaki Attari mosque. After lunch, visit Ark Fortress, Balakhauz mosque and see the locals doing block printing, metal chasing, suzani embroidery as well as carving.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 8

    Bukhara To Samarkand By Train

    DAY 8: Bukhara To Samarkand By Train

    Visit Sitora-i-Mokhikhosa, the summer residence of the former emir of Bukhara, and then visit Bahauddin Naqshbandi – the memorial complex of famous Sufi, spiritual leaders of this region. In the afternoon you'll make your way to the train station for your journey to Samarkand.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 9

    Samarkand

    DAY 9: Samarkand

    Today you will explore one of the oldest existing cities in the world and the oldest in Central Asia. You'll visit Registan Square which was the heart of Samarkand, and the beautiful madrassahs of Ulug-Bek built in the 15th century, Tillya-Kori built in the 17th century and Gur Emir the mausoleum of Great Tamerlane. Later you will enjoy a wander through the Silk Road bazaar.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 10

    Shakhrisabz

    DAY 10: Shakhrisabz

    Travel two hours to Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of the Great Amir Timur where you will explore sites such as Ak-Sarai Palace, Dorus Tilavat cemetery and Kok-Gumbas Mosque. This is a small, traditional city lying 80 kilometres south of Samarkand.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Day 11

    Samarkand To Tashkent

    DAY 11: Samarkand To Tashkent

    Exploring today begins with a visit to Ulugbek's observatory followed by a visit to the ancient settlement of Afrosiab situated in the hills. You will have some leisure time in Samarkand before transferring to the train station, heading back to Tashkent.

    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
  • Days 12-13

    Fly To Australia

    DAYS 12-13: Fly To Australia

    Fly to Australia via Dubai, arriving home the following day.

    • Breakfast
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 3°c
  • 58mm
  • Khiva
  • -2°c
  • 9mm
  • Samarkand
  • 3°c
  • 41mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 5°c
  • 57mm
  • Khiva
  • 0°c
  • 8mm
  • Samarkand
  • 4°c
  • 46mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 10°c
  • 65mm
  • Khiva
  • 7°c
  • 18mm
  • Samarkand
  • 9°c
  • 69mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 16°c
  • 60mm
  • Khiva
  • 16°c
  • 18mm
  • Samarkand
  • 15°c
  • 60mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 21°c
  • 41mm
  • Khiva
  • 22°c
  • 11mm
  • Samarkand
  • 20°c
  • 36mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 26°c
  • 11mm
  • Khiva
  • 27°c
  • 3mm
  • Samarkand
  • 25°c
  • 6mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 28°c
  • 4mm
  • Khiva
  • 30°c
  • 3mm
  • Samarkand
  • 26°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 26°c
  • 2mm
  • Khiva
  • 26°c
  • 1mm
  • Samarkand
  • 25°c
  • 1mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 21°c
  • 6mm
  • Khiva
  • 21°c
  • 1mm
  • Samarkand
  • 20°c
  • 4mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 15°c
  • 29mm
  • Khiva
  • 12°c
  • 5mm
  • Samarkand
  • 14°c
  • 17mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 10°c
  • 41mm
  • Khiva
  • 6°c
  • 9mm
  • Samarkand
  • 9°c
  • 34mm
City Average Temperate Monthly Rainfall
  • Tashkent
  • 4°c
  • 54mm
  • Khiva
  • 0°c
  • 13mm
  • Samarkand
  • 4°c
  • 47mm
Ultimate Uzbekistan map

Places Visited: Tashkent (1N+1N) - Nukus (1N) - Khiva (2N) - Bukhara (2N) - Samarkand (3N)

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