Uzbekistan’s lure as a storybook land of wonder is hardly new, having filled curious travelers with admiration for centuries. Famed medieval explorer Ibn Battuta, who visited most of the eastern world in his lifetime, declared Samarkand to be ‘one of the greatest and finest of cities, and most perfect of them in beauty.’ Arab geographers of that time praised Bukhara as ‘the paradise of the world’ while the fierce grandeur of Khiva evoked awe in the few 18th century Europeans fortunate enough to set eyes upon it.
On the Treasures of Uzbekistan In-Depth Tour you’ll retrace the footsteps of explorers and conquerors of old as you discover this glorious land for yourself. Leave no stone unturned on this 2-week expedition that carries you from metropolitan Tashkent to the barren desert of Nukus, from the grand vestiges of legendary Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand to mysterious remains at Termez and Shakhrisabz, with cultural and historical treasures awaiting you around every corner.
Airport and train station transfers;
Transfers Nukus-Muynak-Nukus, Nukus-Khiva, Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand (1-2 ppl in sedan; 3-8 in minivan);
Economy class flight tickets from Tashkent to Nukus and Termez to Tashkent (flight times subject to change based upon availability);
Economy class train tickets for the Khiva to Bukhara and Bukhara to Samarkand, compartment class Samarkand to Termez 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 (12 nights, with breakfast).
Private, local English-speaking guide and entrance fees to the sights as per itinerary on days 2, 3, 5, 7-12, plus entrance fees (with no guide) to sights on day 4;
Lunch at guesthouse in Muynak;
Transportation during the city tour on day 2 and 8-12 (1-2 ppl in sedan; 3-8 in minivan).