DISCOVER THE FABLED CITIES AND VILLAGES OF THE SILK ROAD
- Explore the ancient cities of the Silk Road
- Hiking through the Nurata Mountains
- Rich culture and dramatic landscapes
- Welcoming family-run guesthouses
- Extensive guided sightseeing tours
Situated at the heart of Central Asia, the Republic of Uzbekistan has a rich history matched by few other countries. A succession of conquering forces, from Alexander the Great to Ghengis Khan and his descendants, have left their unique mark on the region’s culture and architecture. Our new and unique tour begins with exploring Khiva, before following the Oxus River to the magical Silk Road oasis of Bukhara, which flourished in the 9th and 10th centuries. We’ll also travel to Samarkand, one of the unquestionable wonders of the world, with its mosaic-clad and turquoise-tiled monuments. Here we’ll stay in a well located guesthouse, close to the Bibi-khanym Mosque, one of the largest and most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world and commissioned by Tamerlane himself. As well as visiting Uzbekistan’s most famous cities, to allow us a better understanding of Uzbekistan and it’s people, we will also enjoy some easy paced mountain walks, ride camels across the steppe and explore the high valleys of Nurafan Mountains, where we have the opportunity to meet the Uzbek shepherds and farmers who make their livelihood in this rarely-visited part of the greater Pamir range. During this part of the trip we will stay as welcomed visitors at village guesthouses and experience nomadic shepherd life sleeping in a traditional yurt. With a unique blend of sightseeing and straightforward mountain walks, this is a fantastic adventure vacation situated at the crossroads of Asia and along the famed Silk Road.
The Heart of Central Asia Tour in Uzbekistan is part of our Worldwide Adventure Tours Series. We are able to arrange this trek beginning on any date during the months of April through June and September through October for a group of 2 to 10 people. Please contact us with any questions or to receive a detailed day to day Trip Itinerary.
Day 1. Day 1: Arrive in Tashkent. Fly to Khiva. Hotel.
Day 2: Full day of sightseeing in Khiva. Hotel.
Day 3: Drive to Bukhara. Sightseeing en route. Hotel.
Day 4: Full day of sightseeing in Bukhara. Hotel.
Day 5: Independent exploration in Bukhara. Hotel.
Day 6: Hiking in the Nurata Oasis. Overnight in a Yurt Camp.
Day 7: Hike around Lake Aydar. Asraf Guesthouse.
Day 8: Hike in the Nurata Mountains. Uhum Guesthouse.
Day 9: Hike in the Zarafshan Mountains.Guesthouse.
Day 10: Visiting the ancient city of Shakhrisabz. Hotel.
Day 11: Ayoqchi, Alyastikul & Samarkand. Hotel.
Day 12: Full day of sightseeing in Samarkand. Hotel.
Day 13: Train back to Tashkent. Hotel.
Day 14: Transfer to airport and depart.