Once a central stop on the legendary Silk Road, Uzbekistan is a land ripe for modern exploration. A former stomping ground for Alexander the Great, Gengis Khan and Marco Polo—and more recently, the Soviet Union—this now independent Central Asian beauty is as rich in history and culture as anyplace on earth.

This fantastic one-week exploration will see you strolling down 2,000-year-old streets, marvelling at architectural wonders like magnificent mosques, fortresses and palaces, and being embraced by an incredible hearty people. You will ride a camel, sleep in a yurt, travel by sleeper train, peruse bazaars that buzz with friendly locals, exotic food and craftworks (the rugs!), and visit the legendary cities of Samarkhand, Tashkent and Bukhara, Uzbekistan is spectacular, and deserves to be on any traveller’s bucket list.

Itinerary Highlights

Day 1: Arrive at Tashkent and take a afternoon city tour. Head out to sightsee Tashkent and visit the Independence Square, flanked by public buildings and fountains, and the old town and enjoy its mausoleums and bazaar.

Day 2 and 3: Catch an early fast train to Samarkand and explore the historic Silk Road for the rest of the day and part of tomorrow. Once done, head further countryside and spend the night in Kazakh yurt camp.

Day 4 and 5: Head to Aidarkul Lake and explore the shorelines and go for a swim. Once done, head to Bukhara and explore the many old sites and streets of this historic town.

Day 6: Once done exploring Bukhara, take an overnight train to Tashkent.

Day 7: You will arrive early in Tashkent. Spend some more time in Tashkent before taking your flight back out and concluding your trip.

Uzbekistan

Photo by iStock/ Ozbalci

Booking Info

Exodus Travels

Phone: 800.267.3347

Length/Departs:  7 days / May-Sept

Accommodation: Hotel, Yurt, Train

Price: $1,425 USD

Difficulty: Easy

To learn more about this trip or to book it now, click here.

This trip is part of our 2017 Global Travel Guide, 81 trips hand-picked by the editors at Outpost. You can buy the issue here

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