Uzbekistan Classic and the Desert

Uzbekistan Classic and the Desert

Outside the summer months the visit to the yurt camp and swimming in the lake are replaced by a visit to two mountain villages, a hike in de the mountains and a stay in an Uzbek homestay in a village.

A round tour Uzbekistan, visiting four most important cities; 'Soviet' city and present-day capital of the country Tashkent, plus the legendary historic cities (towns) of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand. In addition you will pass through and stay two different deserts, stay a night in a yurt and have the chance to swim in a large desert lake.
The program offered is intense and packed with excursions, offering you a lot of chances to learn and enjoy the rich history of these places. Unlike the Kazakhs, the Uzbeks have always been sedentary people and have built wonderful cities in different periods. Most of the buildings that you'll admire on this tour stem from the period of Timur and his grandson Ulugbek (14th-15th centuries).

Photos of this trip

Program Summary

Days Day description Distance
Day 1 Arrival and Excursions in Tashkent 10 km
Day 2 History and Culture in Khiva 1,000 km
Day 3 Crossing the Karakum Desert 500 km
Day 4 Bukhara! 10 km
Day 5 The Kyzil-Kum Desert 270 km
Day 6 Swimming in the Aydar Kul Lake 250 km
Day 7 Samarkand! 10 km
Day 8 Finishing in Tashkent 320 km

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Additional travel information

Tour title: Uzbekistan Classic and the Desert
Length of tour: 9 days
Number of persons: 1-10
Group or indiv. tour: Individual travel
Departure dates:
Total distance of tour: approx. 1,400 km over land
Accommodation: hotels, 1x yurt
Transportation: minibus, plane
Included: all transfers, all accommodations (incl. breakfast), entrance-fees, guidance by a local, english speaking guide, invitation for visa, one liter of mineral water p.p. per day
Not included: international flights, Uzbek visa, lunches and dinners
Price: €910-1,025 p.p. at resp. 4-2 persons
Physical effort:
Remarks: As mentioned in the dayprogram you can choose between hotels of different class in the four cities (Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand). Single Supplement €130.
Areas: Uzbekistan