Shop your way through the 1001 Nights in the bazaars of Uzbekistan! Our knowledgeable guides will make sure you see it all, help you hone your bargaining techniques and bring home fabulous souvenirs from your journey into Central Asia. After all, its our part of the world and we know it best. It's all part of the fun in the ancient trade domes, bazaars, and handicraft, artisan and designer workshops here in the heart of the ancient Silk Road. Uzbekistan's master craftsmen are famous for jewelry in silver, gold and semi-precious stones, for embossed silver, brass and copper; gorgeous carved wood, colorful ceramics, luxurious silks, bold ikat fabrics, intricate gold and silk embroideries; and carpets of geometric harmony and pure color. Uzbek aromatic plov and warm fresh bread from the clay tandur oven are just part of this feast of the senses - after all, you'll need to keep your strength up for shopping! The haunting traditional music of the dombra and tambur, the bustle of the markets and the swirl and dash of vibrant colors invite you to sample the traditions of Uzbekistan. Join our unforgettable shopping tour of Uzbekistan among the soaring minarets, glittering monuments, and hospitable people. Just say bozor kilamiz - going shopping!
Special discount $150 pp The offer expires on January 31, 2019. Search for handmade traditional crafts, delicious treats, and fabulous carpets in the Chorsu Bazaar in Tashkent, the Sarrafon Mosque and the Nagoi Caravansarai in Bukhara, the Siyab Bazaar in Samarkand and the Khiva Silk Carpet Workshop. Trade caravans traveled the network of Silk Road routes through Uzbekistan. Caravanserais dotted the desert oases and wealthy medieval cities Bukhara, Samarkand, Khiva and Shakhrisabz offering a welcome refuge to weary travelers and merchants. UNESCO World Heritage sites such as Ismail Samani of Bukhara, the Ak-Sarai Palace in Shakhrisabze, Khiva's Ichan-Kala or old city where narrow medieval lanes are surrounded by ancient city walls, bazaars and the traditional buildings of Samarkand's Registan Square with their blue domes and tiled tesselations. Experience living history and shop for the best!