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Uzbekistan Adventure Tours

Duration of this Trip 13 Days Priced From $4, 499 per person

Cultural and adventure trip of Strasburger family in Central Asia Cultural and adventure trip of Strasburger family in Central Asia

Uzbekistan holds some of the most beautiful unspoiled landscapes in the world! It's a land of desert, mountain and steppe, of valleys, rivers and lakes just waiting for the intrepid traveler to discover. Tour the famous sites of Uzbekistan with your family and friends and experience life in a very different part of the world. Ride a camel in the desert, stay in a yurt by a lake, visit an Uzbeki family and share a meal, shop for souvenirs in the bazaars and watch craftsmen at work. Make the fabled cities of the Silk Road come alive and enjoy thousands of years of history, tradition and the warmest hospitality of Uzbek people. Make the stuff of legends part of your family history!

At a Glance

Duration

13 Days

Priced From

$4, 499 per person

Departures

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Itinerary

Days 1-2: Arrive in Tashkent. Charvak-Baldersay mountains
Day 3: Samarkand
Days 4-5: Nurato-Sarmishsai-Aydarkul Lake
Days 6-8: Legendary Bukhara, Its Natural reserve
Days 9-10: Ayaz kala Palace remains, nomadic life, photography, Camel Safari
Days 11-12: Kyzyl Kum desert-Khiva
Day 13: Tashkent. Departure

Itinerary

Day 01 Tashkent

Upon arrival you will be met by our representatives and will be transferred to your hotel which will be your home for two nights.

Day 02 Tashkent- Charvak-Baldersai

Well begin our exploration of Tashkent with a walking tour in ancient part of Tashkent. Then we will have a sightseeing day drive to Charvak Lake (90 km from Tashkent) in Tian Shan Mountains. Picnic. Horse back riding. Sun set photography. Overnight in Baldersai.

Day 03. Tashkent-Samarkand

Drive to Samarkand (300 km), the city is more than 2,750 years old, Stopping near the "gate" of Amur Temur where two mountain ranges meet. Arrival. Sightseeing tour to Registan Square, the main attraction of Samarkand and an impressive place for holding the world's finest old and modern music festivals and holidays, Ulugbek's Observatory, XVth century.

Day 04-05. Samarkand-Nurato-Sarmish Gorge-Aydarkul Lake

Breakfast. Continue sightseeing. Shahi Zinda Ensemble – ancient necropolis, Bibi Khanum Complex (the complex was build in honor of the wife of Amur Temur in the fourteenth century), Guri Emir Mausoleum (XIV century). Afternoon adventure drive to Aydarkul lake through Nurato Petroglyph. Excursion to old Karmana town. Discover Sarmish Gorge to see rock paintings; Bronze age petroglyphs (Bronze period). Transfer to the yurt camp on the bank of Aidarkul lake in Kizilkum Lake. Enjoy fishing, camel riding,hiking,swimming and boating. Dinner with folklore show around the fire.

Day 06-08.Bukhara- Natural Reserve-Karavul Bazaar

Sightseeing drive to Bukhara through Gigduvan village. Upon arrival in Bukhara visit Labi Khaus Complex, heart of legendary Bukhara city. Explore the serene desert architecture of Bukhara at the Nadir Divan Begi Madreseh, Kukaldash Medreseh, Khanaka Nadir Divan Begi (XVI-XVII c.), visit the Jewish quarter and ancient Synagogue. The explore Magoki Attari Mosque (XII-XVI c.), the extensive trade domes and markets of the bazaar (XVI c.), the beautiful Poi–Kalon Complex with its legendary minaret (XII c.), Mosque Kalon and Miri Arab Medreseh (XVI c.). Explore ancient Bukhara Fortress-Ark (The winter residence of local Bukhara Amirs, I c.), Ismail Samani (IX c.) and Chashma- Ayub (XII-XVI c.) Mausoleums.Winter and summer Palace of local rulers. Day visit to "Gazella Nature Reserve". This nature reserve in a lush valley near Bukhara is named for the native gazelle of the region. Enjoy all the pleasures of Zeraphshan. Dinner with folk-show in Medreseh Nodir Divan Begi.

Day 09-10. Bukhara – Ayaz Kala-yurt

Early Breakfast. Drive to Ayaz Kala ancient Palace of Khorezm Shakhs through Kizilkum desert, which was the main silk road connected East with West, stop at the chaikhana in the middle of the desert. Picnic. Photo opportunity near Amu Darya (Oxus River). Arrival in Ayaz kala and stay in nomadic yurt. Dinner and folklore show around the fire.

Day 11-12 Khiva-Tashkent

Breakfast. Sightseeing tour in fairy-tale city Khiva: Kunya Ark Fortress including Kurinish Khana, Mohammed-Amin-Khan Medreseh, Islam Khodja Minaret; Mohammed Rakim Khan Complex, Amir-Tur Medreseh, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum. Learn to make traditional bread (non). Discover Juma ( Friday) Mosque with 200 wooden pillars, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Hauli Palace (Stone yard), Alla-Kuli-Khan Medreseh. Flight to Tashkent and accommodation upon arrival. Farewell dinner.

Day 13 Tashkent

Departure

Land Tour Costs

From $4, 499 for 6-10 travelers

Single Supplement

$679

Scheduled Departures

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Trip Highlights

  • Enjoy the Silk Road Treasure Tours' best outdoor adventures and cultural experiences; exotic bazaars, traditional teahouses, music, festivals, games and dance, hiking spectacular alpine destinations, and visiting with local villagers and craftsmen
  • Travel "green" to the treasures of the Silk Road alongside knowledgeable guides with years of ecotourism experience. Come with us for environmentally and socially responsible travel to Uzbekistan.
  • ake part in the many activities available; whether it's horse back riding, hiking or swimming!
  • Get lost in the Kizil kum Desert's mysterious sites and soothing tranquility!

Visited Countries

Uzbekistan

Visited Cities & Places

Tashkent, Charvak-Baldersai, Samarkand, Nurata, Sarmishsay Gorge, Aydarkul Lake, Bukhara, Karaul Bazaar, Ayaz Kala, Khiva

Suggested Extensions

Gems of Kyrgyzstan, Adventure Tour to Turkmenistan

Reading Lists

Peter Hopkirk " The Great Game"
Calum Macleod, Bradley Mayhew "Golden Road To Samarkand"
Lonely Planet Central Asia (2010)
Frances Wood "The Silk Road, Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia"
Peter Hopkirk "The Great Game"
Colin Thubron "The Lost Heart of Asia"

What's Included

  • Visa support
  • Local air tickets from Tashkent to Urgench
  • Ground Transportation
  • Camel riding in Ayaz Kala and Aydarkul
  • English-speaking guide/escort
  • Hotel accommodation in double room, stay in a yurt
  • Meals Breakfast & Dinner
  • Picnics and tea stops
  • Entrance fees to museums and monuments
  • Folklore Show in Bukhara (or Ayaz Kala)

What's Not Included

  • International Flights
  • Charges in hotels for additional services
  • Consular fee

Visited Countries

Uzbekistan

Visited Cities & Places

Tashkent, Charvak-Baldersai, Samarkand, Nurata, Sarmishsay Gorge, Aydarkul Lake, Bukhara, Karaul Bazaar, Ayaz Kala, Khiva

Suggested Extentions

Gems of Kyrgyzstan, Adventure Tour to Turkmenistan

Reading Lists

Peter Hopkirk " The Great Game"
Calum Macleod, Bradley Mayhew "Golden Road To Samarkand"
Lonely Planet Central Asia (2010)
Frances Wood "The Silk Road, Two Thousand Years in the Heart of Asia"
Peter Hopkirk "The Great Game"
Colin Thubron "The Lost Heart of Asia"

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Uzbekistan Adventure Tours Tour

A 13 day tour available as scheduled group tour or as custom private tour

Scheduled Departures

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Land Tour Costs

From $4, 499 for 6-10 travelers

Single Supplement

$679