The Ferghana Valley was the center of the ancient Great Silk Road it has 3000 years of history has amazing cultures, warm hospitality, old craftsmanship and authentic cuisine. It attracted travelers, Silk Road merchants and diplomats including Zhang Quan; a renowned Chinese diplomat from the 2nd century BC. It also played an important role as a bridge between East and West.
Ferghana is surrounded by the spectacular mountains of Tiyan Shan and traversed the waters of Naryn and Syr Darya Rivers. The award-winning Silk Road Treasure Tours team is so excited to take our travelers to this fascinating part of Uzbekistan and give them extraordinary travel experience. Tours include a visit to the remote but charming villages, to enjoy Ferghana pilaf with locals and to have master classes with craftsmen who inherited the secrets of making ceramics, silk and carpets from their ancestors.
When I traveled to Ferghana Valley first time from my native city of Bukhara in 1996 I could only go to a limited number of sites. Places like Kokand Khudayarkhan Palace, Andijan Juma mosque and Dehkon bazaar. Now the Uzbekistan tourism infrastructure has been developed restoring many ancient sites. Now, previously closed legendary neighborhoods such as the outstanding Margilan Yodgorlik Silk Factory have been reintroduced into our new Uzbekistan tour itineraries. This new access has spawned new luxury boutique hotels and guests houses so travelers have new exciting enjoyable places to stay.
Our Silk Road Treasure Tours’ guides can take you to neighboring Kyrgyzstan, just a smooth border crossing away. Here visitors can explore the Kyrgyz nomadic life and hike or ride in a horse in the spectacular Tianshan mountains. This region includes the Tajikistan’s Pamir and Fann mountains and the spectacular Ferghana Valley.
Tours to this region typically includes three destinations of Uzbekistan: Ferghana, Andijan and Namangan regions. Most of the Uzbekistan tour itineraries include the ancient cities of Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent, Khiva and Shakhrisabz in the 10 days itinerary. We recommend that you add Ferghana Valley tour either in the beginning or at the end of your Uzbekistan tour as optional tours. You need at least three days to explore this fascinating region. We travel from Tashkent to Ferghana by train 6 hours or by scenic drive through the Silk Road villages and snowcapped mountains.
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