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Golden Road To Samarkand UZ

Visiting: Uzbekistan
Trip Duration 12 Days

Silk Road adventure through Uzbekistan

Join us on the ancient Silk Road as we travel through this remote Central Asian landscape. Highlights include the walled city of Khiva, where we discover a maze of twisted alleyways, medieval mosques and tombs. Following the old caravan route south, we see the fine Islamic architecture of Bokhara and Samarkand. Along the way we will experience the nomadic lifestyle and stay in a traditional felt yurt.

Tour Highlights

  • Tashkent - Mingle with the locals in the lively Chorsu market
  • Khiva - Visit to the most romantic city on the Silk Road
  • Bokhara - Admire Islamic architecture and browse bustling bazaars
  • Yurt stay - Sample nomadic life with an overnight in a traditional felt tent
  • Samarkand - Discover the cultural gem of the Silk Road


Itineraries on some departure dates may differ, please select.

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  • 1
    Join trip in Tashkent

  • 2
    Free morning. Afternoon city sightseeing; ride the flamboyant Metro

  • 3
    Fly to Urgench in western Uzbekistan and drive to the ancient city of Khiva

  • 4
    In Khiva, visit the Old Citadel; free afternoon

  • 5
    Scenic drive through vast plains to Bokhara

  • 6
    In Bokhara, discover blue-tiled domes and minarets; learn about the city's history

  • 7
    Free day to explore Bokhara's sights further

  • 8
    Drive to Yangikasgan desert camp for overnight in a yurt; optional camel ride

  • 9
    Drive to Samarkand; afternoon exploration of the city's monuments including Registan Square

  • 10
    In Samarkand, discover magnificent mosques and mausoleums; free afternoon to explore further

  • 11
    In Samarkand, free morning; afternoon high-speed train to Tashkent

  • 12
    Tour ends in Tashkent

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Golden Road To Samarkand
Why Book this trip
This tour takes you on a classic journey along part of the iconic Silk Road through ancient exotic cities and epic landscapes. Not only will you learn about the history and culture of Uzbekistan but you will also spend the night in a traditional nomadic yurt, a highlight for many. Uzbekistan has been named as one of the top emerging destinations of 2015.
Included meals 11 1 1
Breakfast Lunch Dinner
Bus, Train, Flight
7 nights Standard Hotel
3 nights Simple Hotel
1 night Simple Yurt
Trip Staff
Driver(s), Explore Tour Leader, Local Guide(s)
Group Size
Generally 12 - 18