Along the Silk Road – Uzbekistan - 15 Days

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A fascinating journey along the Silk Road in Uzbekistan

The Silk Road, a network of trade routes that once connected the East with the West, leaves a rich legacy in Uzbekistan. A journey along the Silk Road is not only a voyage through history but also an unforgettable cultural expedition. Let’s explore together the treasures of this fascinating country.

Historical Significance: The journey begins with a look at the historical significance of this trade route. For centuries, the Silk Road served as a bridge between East and West, with Uzbekistan playing a key role in this network. The ancient trading cities along the route, such as Samarkand and Bukhara, tell stories of trade, culture, and artistic exchange.

The Magic of Samarkand: One of the jewels on the Silk Road is undoubtedly Samarkand. The city impresses with magnificent structures like the Registan Square and the Bibi-Khanum Mosque. The intricate mosaics and impressive architecture immerse visitors in bygone eras, explaining why Samarkand is referred to as the Pearl of the Silk Road.

Bukhara – A Living History Book: A visit to Bukhara is essential on this journey. The city is like a living history book, enchanting visitors with narrow streets of the old town, traditional bazaars, and impressive mosques. The architecture reflects the heyday of the Silk Road, allowing visitors to experience the past centuries up close.

The Oasis City of Khiva: Another gem along the Silk Road is the oasis city of Khiva. The well-preserved old town of Khiva is a UNESCO World Heritage site, transporting visitors back to the Middle Ages. The historical structures, such as the Ichon-Qala Fortress, testify to the city’s former importance as a trading center, captivating history enthusiasts on their journey along the Silk Road.

Cultural Diversity and Traditions: This journey is not just an exploration of historical sites but also an encounter with the rich cultural diversity of the country. Traditional Uzbek music, vibrant handicrafts, and the hospitable population make this journey an unforgettable experience.

Cuisine along the Silk Road: The culinary journey along the Silk Road is a delight for food enthusiasts. The traditional Uzbek cuisine, characterized by spices, pilaf, and noodles, allows visitors to experience the variety of regional flavors. A highlight of every journey is enjoying local delicacies in traditional tea houses.

Silk Production: An integral part of the Silk Road was the trade in silk. On your journey, you can experience traditional silk production up close. Visit silk factories and witness the fascinating process from cocoon to fine silk fabric. These insights not only provide historical knowledge but also make the craftsmanship of this region tangible.

The Desert Oasis of Nuratau-Kyzylkum: The journey along the Silk Road also takes you through the impressive desert oasis of Nuratau-Kyzylkum. Here, you can experience breathtaking nature, ride camels through the sand dunes, and discover the unique flora and fauna of this region. A welcome change on your journey, showing that Uzbekistan has more to offer than just historical sites.

Modern Contrasts in Tashkent: The journey along the Silk Road ends in the modern capital, Tashkent. Here, you encounter fascinating contrasts between ancient tradition and modern progress. The bustling metropolis not only offers modern architecture and top-notch shopping but also museums and galleries that provide insight into contemporary art and culture in Uzbekistan.

An Unforgettable Journey along the Silk Road in Uzbekistan: Overall, the journey offers a unique blend of history, culture, nature, and hospitality. From ancient cities to traditional craftsmanship to modern metropolises, this journey is a fascinating time travel that captivates every traveler. Seize this opportunity to discover the rich heritage of the Silk Road and create unforgettable memories.

Day 1: Day of Arrival

Day 2: Tashkent – where Modern and Old meet

Day 3: Kokand – Chust – Namangan – Andijan

Day 4: Margilan – Home of Silk Production

Day 5: Margilan – Home of Silk Production

Day 6: Khiva – Museum under the open sky

Day 7: Khiva – Museum under the open sky

Day 8: Тhrough the red wonder

Day 9: Bukhara – Pearl of the Orient

Day 10: Bukhara – Pearl of the Orient

Day 11: Shakhrisabz – the home town of Amir Temur

Day 12: Samarkand – Traces of Temur’s Treasure

Day 13: Samarkand – Traces of Temur’s Treasure

Day 14: Al-Bukhari – one of the holy places of Muslims

Day 15: Early Morning Transfer to the Airport and Departure

Day 1
Day of Arrival (-/-/-)

Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in a 4-star Hotel.

Day 2
Tashkent - where Modern and Old meet (B/-/D)

After breakfast at hotel we start our Tour in Tashkent. Tashkent, the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan where the history of modern and old stands side by side is located in the northeast of Uzbekistan and with circa 3 million inhabitants the biggest city in Central Asia. Along with modern hotels, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, opera, disco, oriental bazaars, the city also offers a thousand years of history. Khazrati Imam Complex consisting of Barak Khan Madrasah (16thc.), Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (15thC.), Muyi-Mubarak Mosque – storehouse of the well-known Koran of Khalif Osman and gold hair of Prophet Muhammad, Djuma Mosque of Khodja Akhrar Vali. Dinner at local city Restaurant. Overnight stay in a 4-star Hotel.

Day 3
Kokand – Chust – Namangan – Andijan (B/L/D)

After Breakfast Transfer to the Railway Station and we will drive by train to Kokand. The city of Kokand, with 251 700 (2019) inhabitants, is the junction of the Great Silk Road. Kokand was once the capital of the eponymous Khanate in the 19th century. In Kokand we will visit the Palace of Khudayar Khan, built between 1833 and 1873, with it’s about seventy-meter-wide and infinitely colorful facades. We visit Juma Mosque (1809-1812) and the Madrasah Amin Beg. In the afternoon we drive to Chust. Lunch at lokal restaurant in Chust. The city is known for its knife tradition. We will drive to Namangan. After the city tour in Namangan we will drive to Andijan (Andijon). In Andijan check in to the hotel. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 2-star Hotel.

Day 4
Home of the King of Mughal Empire (B/-/D)

After Breakfast we will visit the city Andijan, where the founder of the Mughal Empire Babur Shah was born and ruled there in the 15th century. Then we will drive to Ferghana. After visiting the city Ferghana we will drive to Margilan. In Margilan check-in to the hotel. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 2-star Hotel.

Day 5
Margilan - Home of Silk Production (B/-/D)

After Breakfast we will visit historical-traditional Silk Factory “Yodgorlik”, which continues centuries of tradition. We will also visit the bazaar in Margilan. Lunch at the lokal restaurant in Margilan. Then we will drive to Rishtan. We visit a ceramic craftsmen family in Rishtan. We will learn how to produce Ceramics in the traditional way. In the afternoon we drive back by train to Tashkent. Dinner at the local restaurant and overnight at a 4-star hotel.

Day 6
Khiva – Museum under the open sky (B/-/D)

After breakfast Transfer to the Airport and we fly to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva (35 km). In Khiva check-in to the hotel. We visit the historical City Ichan Kala. Dinner with live Music in the Restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Day 7
Khiva – Museum under the open sky (B/-/D)

After breakfast we visit the historical City Ichan Kala. Dinner at the local Restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Day 8
Тhrough the red wonder (B/-/D)

After breakfast drive: Khiva → Buchara (480 km). During the drive through the Desert Kysyl-Kum (Red Sand). The Kysyl-Kum Desert is about 200 000 km² and belongs to the territories of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. There you can find the red Sand, from which the Desert gets its Name. On the way to Bukhara we make a stopover at the teahouse “Bukhoro-i-Sharif”. In Bukhara check-in at the hotel. Dinner at the local Restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Day 9
Bukhara - Pearl of the Orient (B/-/D)

After breakfast we visit Poyi Kalon Ensemble consisting of Kalon Minaret (12th c.), Kalon Mosque (12th C.), Miri Arab Madrasah (16th C.), domed bazaars Toqi Zargaron (15th C.), Toqi Telpak-Furushon (16th C.) and Toqi Zaroffon (16th C.). Continue we visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex (14th-17th C.) and Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah. Dinner at a local restaurant and then live Folklore in the Medresse Nodir Devon Begi. Overnight stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Day 10
Bukhara - Pearl of the Orient (B/-/D)

After breakfast we visit Citadel Ark (4th c. BC), Bolo-Khauz Mosque (beginning of the 20th c.), Samanides Mausoleum (9th-10th c.), Chashmai Ayub (14th c.). Lunch at local city restaurant in Bukhara. Afternoon we visit: Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Complex, summer residence of the last Emir (ruler) of Bukhara, Bakhouddin Naqshbandiy Memorial Complex, Chor Bakr (19th c.) and Chor Minor. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Day 11
Shakhrisabz – the home town of Amir Temur (B/-/D)

After breakfast we drive to Shakhrisabz, to the City of birth Amir Temur (known in the West as Tamerlan). The city was already known to Alexander the Great as Nautaca. We visit the summer palace “Ak Saray” (White Palace, 1380-1405). “Ak Saray” was added to the list of World Heritage by UNESCO. We also visit Kok Gumbaz Mosque, Darus Soadat Complex and the Jahongir Mausoleum. Afternoon we will drive to Samarkand. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 12
Samarkand - Traces of Temur's Treasure (B/-/D)

After breakfast we visit in Samarkand the three Medressen of the Registanthe Ulugbek-Medresse (built 1417-1420), the Sher-Dor-Medresse (1619 – 1636) and the Tillo-Kori-Medresse (1646 – 1660). The legendary Timurid mausoleum Guri Amir (XIV-XV century) enchants the viewer with its golden interior decoration. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 13
Samarkand - Traces of Temur's Treasure (B/-/D)

Breakfast at hotel. You will enjoy hearing some legends while visiting the Bibi-Chanum Mosque and the Medresse (XIV century). We visit the traditional oriental Siyab Bazaar. Near the Siyab bazaar there is an ensemble of Shohi-Zinda (the living king, “IX.-XIV century), one of the world’s most famous group of mausoleums, which fasinate you with its beautiful architecture. Next we will visit the famous Ulugbek Observatory (1428-1429 which was built on one of the hills of Chupanata). The observatory was a unique design in his time. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 14
Al-Bukhari - one of the holy places of Muslims (B/-/D)

After breakfast at hotel we will drive to Imam Al Bukhari Complex. We will visit the Imam al-Bukhari Mausoleum, one of the most important places of the Muslims. Mausoleum is located 30 km far from Samarkand. In the afternoon we will drive back to Samarkand and we have lunch at restaurant. Afternoon Transfer to the train station. We will drive by Train to Tashkent (dep. 17.00 – arr. 19.20). Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel.

Day 15
Early Morning Transfer to the Airport and Departure (-/-/-)

Services included in Price:

  • 4 Nights in 4 star hotels in double rooms with Shower/WC
  • 10 Nights in 2-3 star hotels in double rooms with Shower/WC
  • 13x Breakfast, 1x Lunch, 13x Dinner
  • Mineral water (1,5 l per person and per day)
  • Folklore show program in Khiva and Bukhara
  • Services of A/C comfortable transport with professional driver pas per the program
  • Professional English-speaking guides from group arrival to departure
  • Domestic air tickets Tashkent → Urgench
  • High-speed train economy-class (Y class) tickets for Samarkand → Tashkent
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sights as per the program (except photo and video charges)

Do not include:

  • Visa costs and processing
  • Photo and video charges
  • International air tickets
  • Beverages
  • Meals not indicated in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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Along the Silk Road – Uzbekistan
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2 Adults USD 3,150
3 Adults USD 4,725
4 Adults USD 6,300
5 Adults USD 7,550
6 Adults USD 8,490
7 Adults USD 9,450
8 Adults USD 10,440
9 Adults USD 11,385
10 Adults USD 12,700
11 Adults USD 13,695
12 Adults USD 14,640
13 Adults USD 16,055
14 Adults USD 17,010
15 Adults USD 18,000
16 Adults USD 18,960
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Trip Facts

  • $ 245,-
  • TT0014
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 4 - 16
  • Easy
  • Uzbekistan
  • Tashkent
  • Tashkent