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Great Uzbekistan Discovery: from Fergana to Khiva (SR-06)

Group size
2-12 people
Season
All year
Duration
13 days
Departs
Wednesday
Starts
Fergana
Ends
Urgench
Countries
Uzbekistan
Cities
Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz, Urgench, Fergana, Margilan, Rishtan, Kokand, Gijduvon, Ugam-Chatkal National Park
Price
from £1,695
Reservation
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From the vibrant valleys of Fergana to the ancient walls of Khiva our "Great Uzbekistan Discovery" tour invites you to embark on an enchanting journey through the heart of Central Asia, where every step unveils centuries of history, artistry, and hospitality. Over the course of 13 days, immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of Uzbekistan's most iconic destinations. Begin your adventure in the picturesque city of Fergana, where lush landscapes and bustling markets set the stage for exploration. From there, traverse the legendary Silk Road, stopping to marvel at architectural marvels in Margilan, Kokand, and Rishtan. As your journey unfolds, discover the timeless allure of cities like Samarkand, Bukhara, and Shakhrisabz, each steeped in legend and tradition. Throughout the tour, indulge in hands-on experiences that offer insights into Uzbekistan's vibrant culture. From silk weaving in Margilan to pottery making in Gijduvon, each activity promises to deepen your appreciation for the country's artistic heritage.

Join us as we uncover the Best of Uzbekistan, where every moment is an opportunity to create lasting memories and forge connections with the past.

Note: we have minimised travel by car and utilise trains where possible, as it is more convenient, relaxing, and reduces our environmental footprint. However, if you prefer to travel by car all the way, please let us know and we will arrange accordingly.

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Fergana
Day 1
Transfer from the airport to the hotel
Upon your arrival, you will be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel in Fergana. Take some time to settle in and relax after your journey. Overnight stay in Fergana.
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Fergana / Margilan / Fergana
Day 2
Fergana city tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Fergana - Margilan
Margilan walking tour
Visit Margilan Silk Factory
Transfer by car / minibus: Margilan - Fergana
After breakfast, set out on a guided city tour of Fergana, delving into the rich tapestry of its history and culture. Explore key landmarks such as the Central Park, where you'll soak in the lively ambiance and perhaps engage with locals going about their daily routines. Then, venture to Margilan, celebrated for its illustrious silk industry. Wander through the bustling bazaars, where a kaleidoscope of colours and textures entices your senses. At the Margilan Silk Factory, marvel at the intricate artistry of silk weaving as skilled artisans demonstrate their craft. Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of this traditional market town before returning to Fergana for a restful overnight stay.
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Fergana / Rishtan / Kokand
Day 3
Transfer by car / minibus: Fergana - Rishtan
Visit ceramics centre
Transfer by car / minibus: Rishtan - Kokand
Kokand city tour
Today, embark on a scenic journey to Kokand, passing through the charming town of Rishtan along the way. Rishtan is famed for its vibrant ceramics, and you'll have the opportunity to visit a ceramics centre to observe local artisans at work and perhaps purchase some exquisite pieces as souvenirs. Continue your journey to Kokand, where you'll delve into the city's rich history and cultural heritage. Visit landmarks such as the Khudoyar Khan Palace and the Jami Mosque, marveling at their architectural splendor. Overnight stay in Kokand.
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Kokand / Tashkent
Day 4
Free time
Day train: Kokand - Tashkent
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
After breakfast, you'll have the morning free to explore Kokand at your leisure. Take the opportunity to wander through the charming streets of this historic city, soaking in its unique atmosphere and discovering its hidden treasures. You may choose to visit local markets, interact with friendly locals, or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll through the town. Later in the day, as the sun begins to set, board a comfortable train bound for Tashkent. Departing at 5:30 PM, the journey offers a scenic ride through the Uzbek landscape, providing ample opportunity to unwind and enjoy the views. Relax onboard as you traverse the countryside, anticipating the adventures that await in Tashkent.
Day 5
Tashkent city tour
Today is dedicated to exploring the vibrant city of Tashkent, where modernity meets tradition. Begin your city tour at Independence Square, a symbol of Uzbekistan's sovereignty, before visiting the iconic Amir Timur Square and the majestic Tashkent Metro, renowned for its ornate architecture. Explore the historic Old Town and Khast-Imam architectural complex. Immerse yourself in the vibrant "Chorsu" Eastern Bazaar, known for its exquisite crafts and flavors of Uzbekistan.Overnight stay in Tashkent.
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Tashkent / Ugam-Chatkal National Park / Tashkent / Samarkand
Day 6
Transfer by car / minibus: Tashkent - Ugam-Chatkal National Park
Walk in the Chimgan mountains
Visit to Charvak mountain reservoir
Transfer by car / minibus: Ugam-Chatkal National Park - Tashkent
Afrosiab train: Tashkent - Samarkand
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
After breakfast, embark on an unforgettable day trip to Ugam-Chatkal National Park, a pristine wilderness renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and diverse flora and fauna. Marvel at the turquoise waters of the Charvak Reservoir and soak in the tranquility of nature as you explore the park's scenic trails. In the evening, board a high-speed train to Samarkand, one of the oldest inhabited cities in Central Asia. Relax and enjoy the comfortable journey, which takes approximately two hours. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel for an overnight stay in Samarkand.
Day 7
Samarkand city tour
Today, prepare to be captivated by the ancient wonders of Samarkand as you embark on a guided city tour. Begin your exploration at Registan Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site adorned with stunning madrasahs and mosques. Continue to the Shah-i-Zinda necropolis, a sacred site featuring intricately decorated mausoleums and tombs. Marvel at the grandeur of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque and explore the bustling Siab Bazaar, where you can sample local delicacies and shop for souvenirs. Conclude your day with a visit to the Ulugh Beg Observatory, an ancient astronomical observatory built by the Timurid ruler Ulugh Beg. Overnight stay in Samarkand.
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Samarkand / Shakhrisabz / Samarkand
Day 8
Transfer by car / minibus: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz
Shakhrisabz city tour
Transfer by car / minibus: Shakhrisabz - Samarkand
Today, embark on a fascinating day trip to Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of the legendary conqueror Timur. Explore the UNESCO-listed historic center of Shakhrisabz, which boasts a wealth of architectural treasures, including the majestic Ak-Saray Palace and the revered Dorus-Saodat Memorial Complex. Admire the intricate tilework and ornate designs that adorn these ancient monuments, and gain insights into the city's rich history and cultural significance. Return to Samarkand for an overnight stay.
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Samarkand / Bukhara
Day 9
Transfer from the hotel to the railway station
Afrosiab train: Samarkand - Bukhara
Transfer from the railway station to the hotel
Bukhara walking tour
After breakfast, board a morning train to Bukhara, a journey of approximately 1.5 hours through the picturesque Uzbek countryside. Upon arrival, immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Bukhara as you embark on a guided walking tour of the city's historic center. Explore the UNESCO-listed Old Town, where narrow alleys lead to hidden mosques, madrasahs, and caravanserais. Admire the iconic Kalyan Minaret, one of Bukhara's most recognisable landmarks, and discover the rich architectural heritage of the city. Overnight stay in Bukhara.
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Bukhara / Gijduvon / Bukhara
Day 10
Transfer by car / minibus: Bukhara - Khiva
Explore Gijduvan
Plov cooking master class
Transfer by car / minibus: Gijduvon - Bukhara
Embark on a captivating day trip to Gijduvon, renowned for its rich cultural heritage. Stroll through its charming streets, discovering hidden gems like local ceramics workshops where artisans skillfully craft intricate designs. Immerse yourself in the artistry of Uzbekistan as you observe the creation process.

Afterwards, participate in a hands-on Plov cooking master class, learning the traditional techniques behind this beloved Uzbek dish. Engage with expert chefs to prepare and savour the flavors of the region. For those who prefer a different activity, an option is available to participate in a ceramics master class, where you can try your hand at creating your own unique piece of pottery under the guidance of expert craftsmen. Alternatively, explore the town further, wandering through its bustling bazaars, visiting historic landmarks, or simply soaking in the local atmosphere.

As the day winds down, return to Bukhara, where you can unwind and reflect on the day's experiences. Enjoy a peaceful overnight stay, filled with fond memories of your exploration in Gijduvon.
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Bukhara / Khiva
Day 11
Transfer by car / minibus: Bukhara - Khiva
A short walk along Kyzyl-Kum desert
After breakfast, embark on a scenic journey to Khiva, passing through the vast expanse of the Kyzyl-Kum Desert (480 km; 300 miles, approximately 7-8 hours). Along the way, marvel at the ever-changing landscapes of sand dunes and oasis settlements. Enjoy a short stop in the desert to stretch your legs and take in the breathtaking views. Continue your journey to Khiva, where you'll be greeted by the ancient walls of the historic Old Town. Check in to your hotel and relax after your travels. Overnight stay in Khiva.

Note: While the usual journey by car spans approximately 7-8 hours, there's a convenient alternative for travellers: an overnight train from Bukhara to Khiva. Departing at 3 - 4 AM (depending on the schedule), this train allows for a comfortable and efficient journey, arriving in Khiva at 10 - 11 AM the same morning. Although it requires an early start, it provides ample opportunity for rest onboard and ensures you reach your destination refreshed and ready to explore. If opting for the train, you'll depart from Bukhara in the morning of Day 12, allowing for a few hours of sleep until 2:30 - 3 AM at your hotel in Bukhara.
Day 12
Khiva walking tour
Today, immerse yourself in the timeless charm of Khiva as you explore its labyrinthine streets and architectural wonders. Embark on a guided walking tour of the UNESCO-listed Old Town, known as Itchan Kala, where every corner reveals a new marvel. Admire the intricate tilework of the Kalta Minor Minaret, explore the grandeur of the Mohammed Amin Khan Madrasah, and wander through the bustling markets of the Tash-Hauli Palace. Delve into Khiva's rich history and cultural heritage
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Khiva / Urgench
Day 13
Transfer from the hotel to the airport
Transfer by car / minibus: Khiva - Urgench
Your Silk Road journey has come to an end. We'll arrange your transfer to Urgench Airport for your return flight home. Alternatively, you have the option to return to Tashkent and catch your international flight from there.

Accommodation Options

Here is a selection of example hotels used during the tour. Comparable accommodations can be provided based on hotel availability.
City Hotels 3* Hotels 4*
Fergana Asia Fergana Asia Fergana
Kokand Asmald Palace Asmald Palace
Tashkent Milan / Gabrielle International Hotel City Palace / Hampton by Hilton
Samarkand City Samarkand / Malika Prime Dilimah / Emir Han / Alexandr
Bukhara Fatima / Volida / Kavsar Sahid Zarafshon
Khiva Malika Khiva / Khorezm / Kheivak / Arkanchi Asia Khiva / Bek Khiva
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Dates and prices
Please read notes at the bottom of the table to learn more about the meaning of each pricing section
Travel package
Comfort - 3*
Year of travel
2024
Travel dates Flights Excluding / Including Single supplement Book
17/04/2024 - 29/04/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
24/04/2024 - 06/05/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
01/05/2024 - 13/05/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
08/05/2024 - 20/05/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
15/05/2024 - 27/05/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
22/05/2024 - 03/06/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
29/05/2024 - 10/06/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
05/06/2024 - 17/06/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
12/06/2024 - 24/06/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
19/06/2024 - 01/07/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
26/06/2024 - 08/07/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
03/07/2024 - 15/07/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
10/07/2024 - 22/07/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
17/07/2024 - 29/07/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
24/07/2024 - 05/08/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
31/07/2024 - 12/08/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
07/08/2024 - 19/08/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
14/08/2024 - 26/08/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
21/08/2024 - 02/09/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
28/08/2024 - 09/09/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
04/09/2024 - 16/09/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
11/09/2024 - 23/09/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
18/09/2024 - 30/09/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
25/09/2024 - 07/10/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
09/10/2024 - 21/10/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
23/10/2024 - 04/11/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
06/11/2024 - 18/11/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
20/11/2024 - 02/12/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now
04/12/2024 - 16/12/2024 £1,695 / £2,395 £275 book now

Note on pricing:

  1. All prices are per person, in British Pounds. All included services are listed in the tour dossier and the section "Included" in the tour description.
  2. Price "Including flight" is subject to airfare availability and will be reconfirmed upon your booking. We advise not to delay with booking your tour as airfares may go up.
  3. Price "Excluding flight" does not cover airfare, you are free to book your own flights.
  4. Single supplement goes towards single room (cabin for cruises) accommodation.
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