Uzbekistan is one of the most fascinating destinations for thousands of years of culture, history and hospitality. We recently had the pleasure of working with Condé Nast Traveler writer Sarah Khan who produced this amazing article in Conde Nast Traveler Magazine.
Thank you Condé Nast Traveler for the opportunity. We highly recommend our visitors to read this article to learn more about the exciting travel experiences offered in Uzbekistan by Silk Road Treasure Tours. Make sure to include Uzbekistan and Central Asia on your Central Asia Tours or read the full Condé Nast article using the button below..
We are looking forward to working with you on your Uzbekistan Silk Road Travels.
We are all still dreaming about traveling again... The good news is that Central Asia and Caucasus governments have created policies to take care of your health when countries open their borders to international visitors again... Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Georgia and Armenia are welcoming visitors now from selected countries with negative PCR tests (within 72 hours of departure). Travelers will be re-tested on arrival and provided with testing documents for return to their home country. Our colleagues and guides keep up-to-date with information on local health clinics, available testing procedures and health care providers.
Combined with intel from our team on the ground there, we are pleased to work closely with Central Asia and Caucasus governments and colleagues implementing enhanced sanitation procedures at airports, hotels, railway and restaurants in the new travel era. Tour guides, museums, historical sites and accommodations have adopted strict protocols. We're preparing special travel safety kits ( which include supplies of masks and personal hand sanitizers)for our clients on arrival. The safety and well-being of our travelers and team are our first priority. Advance preparation and up-to the minute monitoring of changing government travel restrictions will make for smooth global travel going forward. Follow all official instructions and abide by national health and safety measures. We will continuously reconfirm all travel arrangements and ensure contingency plans.
I was fortunate to visit my family in Uzbekistan in November, 2020 and took the opportunity to review many of our itinerary destinations with the team. I was impressed with the measures taken to ensure visitor safety at hotels and visitor sites, and our Silk Road Treasure Tours teams comply with international measures and deploy their own protocols to combat and prevent the spread of Covid -19. Directives for thermal screening, cleaning and disinfection, distancing regulations, natural ventilation and accessible alcohol hand sanitizers are in place. Clearly posted information in a variety of languages greet us. Worldwide hotel groups have instituted similar policies for guests' well-being, which you can find posted on their websites. You'll find updated reservation policies, and digital check-ins. Our Silk Road Destinations have plenty of lesser-known natural attraction, allowing for as much social distancing as you want.
Central Asia and Caucasus governments and tour companies have protocols for tour guides and clients, including numbers of passengers in vehicles, the use of PPE (personal protective equipment), procedures for restaurants and tourist sites everywhere. PPE supplies will be made available for our clients. We will be closely monitoring all staff training, and all sites and facilities on our itineraries. In a region known for its food and hospitality, we can’t wait for visitors again! With fabulous seasonal weather throughout the region, al fresco dining will be the norm. Our small group and private tours policies work in your favor here! Our attention to sustainability allows us to support small luxury and boutique hotels, local restaurants, and artisans.
Meanwhile, your trusted experts at Silk Road Treasure Tours will keep looking for ways to give you your best travel experience... ever! #centralasiatravel #caucasustravel
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We are excited to announce our new Uzbekistan Family Tour! Thank you, Tim Baker for the great photos!
10-Day Silk Road Discovery Offers Myriad Experiences
A desert camel ride under the stars in the Kyzil Kum desert, a night in a Nomadic yurt, dining with a local family and participating in community events and ceremonies... just some of the activities featured on your private, 10-day “Uzbekistan Silk Road Discovery Family Tour” from Silk Road Treasure Tours. Designed as a family adventure, the immersive tour provides opportunities to visit ancient sites, participate in community work, watch master crafts people at work, cook with a local family and learn firsthand about this ancient Central Asian country on the fabled Silk Road.
The Uzbekistan tour begins and ends in Tashkent, with a night in a Yurt camp located in the Kyzil Kum desert, a night in legendary Khiva, a UNESCO World Heritage site, 2 nights in Bukhara, and 3 nights in Samarkand. Price for the private family tour is $3,446 per person, double occupancy. Included are accommodations in 4-star and boutique hotels, all domestic transportation including air, ground, and high-speed rail; transfers, English-speaking guides throughout, activities and entrance fees, wine tasting and visa invitation. Also included are cooking classes, master classes with craftsmen, daily breakfast, 2 lunches with local families and special dinners.
Especially For Kids
Throughout Uzbekistan, the tour provides opportunities to interact with local residents and participate in cultural activities. A special treat for kids is meeting our Silk Road Treasure Tours’ “Young Guides - Our Ambassadors” who have learned excellent English and are learning to share their local culture and history with same-age visitors. Kids also participate in cooking classes with local families, visit schools, explore ancient ruins, hike to scenic outlooks, learn to play the Doira (a local drum), enjoy sports together, and experience traditional Uzbek hospitality.
Tashkent to the Kyzil Kum Desert: The Ancient and Modern
In Tashkent, families explore the ancient city with its 2,000-year old Chor-Su Bazaar, a large marketplace selling all types of food, visit the Abdul Kasim craft center, and ride the city’s modern metro with its stations styled after those in Russia and the children's section of the Museum of History. Next stop is Ayaz Kala, in the Kyzil Kum desert, where family members experience ancient Uzbek life, ride a camel, dine and dream under the stars overnight at a nomadic Yurt camp. Following a sunrise photography hike, a drive leads to the UNESCO World Heritage city of Khiva, containing some of Uzbekistan’s best-preserved architecture, including the Tash Hauli Palace, caravansarai bazaar, and tiled minarets surrounded by high adobe walls.
Bukhara to Samarkand
Bukhara, once the intellectual center of the Islamic world, provides family members with an opportunity to see the largest Koranic school in Central Asia, visit the Labi Khaus reflecting pool, the traditional heart of the city, as well as visit the Kalyan Minaret. Legend has it that because of its beauty, the minaret was the only structure untouched by Genghis Khan when he invaded the area. Family members see the city’s local caravanserais (ancient Silk Road inns), visit the National Costume exhibit where they can try on traditional dress, explore covered bazaars, and participate in cooking a meal and dining together with a local family.
From Bukhara, family members travel to legendary Samarkand via high-speed train, where they explore the ancient core of the city including Registan Square, a worldwide pilgrimage destination and landmark, the tomb of the Prophet Daniel, and then Shahi Zinda; a series of 11 mausoleums lining a medieval street showcasing some of the finest Islamic decorative tilework. Other activities include a stop at one of the country’s oldest wineries and a paper mill which still produces traditional mulberry paper A full-day drive excursion leads to Shakhrisabz, for an exploration of ancient ruins and an optional mountain hike. Uzbekistan Silk Road Discovery Family Tour
We had a unique opportunity to exhibit at the three-day Central Eurasian Studies Society’s conference at the George Washington University on October 10-13, 2019
We have been working with professors and faculty of many US universities to provide them with educational tours to Central Asia and Caucasus. We are so pleased meeting many US and European scholars during this conference who would like to take their fellow colleagues and students to the Silk Road Region.
We made the front cover! Recommend Magazine - the cutting edge resource for travel experts- highlighted our Treasures of Armenia tour in October. Writer Carla Hunt and her group explored Armenia with our “perfectly crafted” tour. Read her articleead her article to find out every fascinating, delicious and amazing detail, and get ready for your next great adventure in Armenia and the Caucasus with Silk Road Treasure Tours!