Along the Silk Road of the Caravaneers
Price includes :
- Airport reception
- Hotels (double room)
- Full pension
- Nights under the yurt
- The rental of a 4×4 car as mentioned in the program
- French tour guide and a mechanic
- Guided tours and entrance to monuments according to the program
- A bottle of water and tea during meals
- Third-party insurance of the vehicle
Price doesn’t include :
- International flights and domestic flight Tashkent – Nukus
- Visa fees
- Personal expenses
- Photograph fees in historical sites
- Tips for the local team
Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent
You’ll board the plane and start heading towards Uzbekistan. Before you do, our team will help coordinate any last details to make sure you have everything you need for a great trip.
Day 2 Tashkent
You’ll descend into Tashkent and be welcomed your local English-speaking guide who will transfer you to the hotel. You’ll enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hotel before heading out to explore the city—which has a history spanning over 2200 years. You’ll travel back in time to Tcach (the ancient name for Tashkent) and discover the wonders of the Silk Road caravans. You’ll have much to explore here from including the ancient Djami Mosque, the Mausoleum of Kaffal Chachi, and so much more. Then as the sun sets, you’ll enjoy dinner in this marvelous place.
Day 3 Tashkent - Nukus - Moynak - Nukus
Don’t worry, you’ll have more time to discover Tashkent at the end of our Uzbekistan travel experience. But now it’s time to hit the road. You’re headed to the airport to catch the short flight to Nukus. In Nukus, your guide will welcome and give you everything you need for the day—including a great breakfast. Now it’s time to grab your vehicle and head out on out. You on the road to the ancient city of Mizda Khan home to the mausoleum of Khalif Erajep. Then you’ll see on the of the most unusual and mysterious places on earth, the former Aral Sea. Once, it was one of four inland seas on the planet, now it’s vanished. It’s an eerie, spectacular place. Then in the evening, you’ll cruise back to Nukus for the night.
Day 4 Nukus - Khiva
Nukus may be a small city, but it’s home to some incredible treasures. First, you’ll explore the unusual treasures of the Savitsky Museum before during to the old fortresses. Today’s most incredible site will be ChilpykKala – the Tower of Silence. The most impressive fortress of the region is nearly 70 meters in diameter spanning 15 meters in height and was constructing over 400 years from the 1st century BC to the 4th century AD. This tower was formerly part of the ancient capital of Khorezm. Then we cruise over to Khiva to wrap up our Uzbekistan tours for the night.
Day 5 Khiva
Khiva is an incredible living museum and the best place to explore on an Uzbekistan trip. Today we’ll trade in our keys for a trusty pair of sneakers to explore the hidden parts of the city by foot. Khiva is the best-preserved Silk Road City in Central Asia. There’s so much to dig into from the towering statue of the Great Savant Al-Khorezmi (Algorithm) who is one of the pioneers of modern mathematics. There more include castles and ancient Gates and the mystical unfinished Minaret of Kalta Minor. You’ll also head into the official residence of the former Khans of Khiva discovering the massive reception hall and royal mosques.
Day 6 Khiva - Bukhara
We’re headed across the desert over the “red sands” to Bukhara on our Uzbekistan tours. This drive is stunningly beautiful as we journey the silk road. We’ll arrive at Bukhara in the afternoon where you’ll discover the commercial and cultural heart of Transoxiana—the birthplace of ancient eastern civilization dating back over 2500 years.
Day 7 Bukhara
Time to begin a deep exploration of Bukhara. You’ll begin by heading to the Samanids Mausoleum, one of the most revered treasures in Uzbekistan and an incredible example of medieval architecture. Then you’ll discover the BoloKhaouz Mosque “mosque above the basin” built in 1712 along with the Grand Bazaar and more. After lunch, there’s even more to uncover including the Poi Kalon Ensemble and its famous Kalon Minaret (12th century) and the Kalon Mosque, Bukhara’s largest and home to over 10,000 worshippers. That’s just the beginning as even more treasures of the city awaits you on our Uzbekistan travel adventure!
Day 8 Bukhara - Yurt Camp
It’s time to leave the big city and head into the heart of the Silk Road. First will discover the small towns and villages including the village of Abu-Abdullah-Guijdovani, home to incredible artisanal goods. You’ll also see Nourata, where you can climb the Hill of Alexander the Great. By evening, we’ll arrive at the yurt camp for a truly authentic experience. Be amazed as these dull white of the outsides give way to a brilliant array of colors and magnificent beauty. You’ll then enjoy a sunset on the backs a camel riding across the steppe. Then savor a local dinner with songs for traditional Kazakh akhou.
Day 9 Yurt Camp - Hayat
After breakfast, you’re headed in the green valleys in the majestic landscapes of Sentob on our Uzbekistan tours.Here you’ll meet Tajiks living in beautiful stone houses along the river where 300-year-old walnut trees create a peaceful backdrop. Discover the mountain village by foot before enjoying a delicious lunch and dinner in the charming guesthouse.
Day 10 Hayat - Samarkand
Enjoy the drive to Samarkand taking time to stop and take some pictures. Then arrive at the grand city and discover its charms in the evening.
Day 11 Samarkand
One day is not enough to discover the treasures of Samarkand and our Uzbekistan trip. Capital of the Timurid Empire, you won’t believe your eyes when you see some of the most spectacular places and architecture of Central Asia. You’ll dive into this rich city that was the former cultural and religious heart of Tamerlane. You’ll visit the Medersa of UlugBeg home to incredible mosaics and beautiful artwork. Along with former parade grounds of the military empire. Then you’ll discover the Bibi-Khanym Mosque, dedicated to Tamerlane’s wife and the Siab Bazaar—one of the most exciting parts of the city. Enjoy dinner and lunch in one of the many incredible options of Samarkand.
Day 12 Samarkand - Tashkent
You’ll have more time to visit Samarkand including the Ulugbek Observatory—the first built in the East. Here you can see the incredible sextant used to observe the sun and moon and truly panoramic place to view the city from. Then you head to the ShakhiZinsa’s necropolis before departing to Tashkent in the afternoon where you’ll spend the evening on your final night of our Uzbekistan trip.