Uzbekistan once formed the very backbone of the ancient Silk Road trading route, with its cities of grandeur a welcoming destination for weary travelers and shrewd traders who would congregate in its caravanserais. Today, these very cities welcome visitors from the world over to admire their enduring splendor and recollect their history, a past filled with powerful dynasties, magnificent cultural development and the echo of silk road caravans plodding through their streets.
On the Silk Road Caravan in Uzbekistan Tour, you will retrace the steps of these ancient merchants, crossing expansive desert and hilly terrain to reach the famed cities of Urgench, Khiva, Bukhara, Gijduvon, Samarkand and Tashkent. This extensive 10-day Uzbekistan tour includes unhurried time to tour each major city plus an overnight stay in a yurt camp, visit to off-the-beaten-path petroglyphs and tour of a fortress built by Alexander the Great. You’ll be traveling by plane, train and car, but for those truly anxious to relive the Silk Road lifestyle, even camel rides will be provided!
Airport and train station transfers. Transfers Khiva to Bukhara, Bukhara-Gijduvan-Sarmish-Aydarkul-Nurata-Samarkand (1-2 ppl in sedan; 3-8 in minivan);
Economy class flight tickets from Tashkent to Urgench (flight times subject to change based upon availability);
Economy class train tickets for the Samarkand to Tashkent routes (on rare occasions when the high-speed train is unavailable, we will replace it with a reservation on the regular train).
Accommodation based on double/twin room at hotel (8 nights, with breakfast) and yurt camp, shared room (1 night, with lunch, dinner and breakfast).
Private, local English-speaking guide and entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary on days 1, 2, 4, 5, 8 and 9;
Transportation during the city tour on day 1, 5, 8 and 9 (1-2 ppl in sedan; 3-8 in minivan).