As pioneers of Silk Route overland travel, we’ll take you on a journey deep into the heart of Central Asia to experience the jewels in the crown of this fabled journey: the cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Once famed trading centres for the caravans that passed this way in ancient times, their streets still bear testament to their historic past, packed full as they are with stunning Islamic architecture and bustling bazaars that have changed little since the rule of Tamerlane. As well as having chance to try out your bargaining skills, you’ll also experience a way of life unchanged for centuries, staying with nomads in the Kyzylkum desert and exploring the imposing Oxus Valley.
Overland expedition vehicle.
Mainly 2-3 star local hotels, wildcamps and one night traditional yurt homestay (20% camping, 80% hotels)
2 Dragoman crew and local guide
Discover the bizarre modern city of Ashgabat with its great hotels and restaurants
Explore, shop and haggle at the vast Tolkuchka Sunday Market
Guided tour of the UNESCO heritage site of the old walled city of Khiva
3 nights to explore the historic and amazingly beautiful city of Bukhara
Guided city tour of Bukhara, including the Ark Fortress, Death Tower and Ismail Samanid Mausoleum
Wander the historic bazaars and markets of Bukhara where unbelievable bargains can be had
Overnight in the Kyzylkum Desert staying in yurts.
3 nights discovering the majestic splendour of Samarkand
Guided visits to Shakh-I-Zinda, Registan Square & Tamerlane's Tomb in Samarkand
One night to explore Urban Tashkent
The Prison 'Zindon'.
State Art Museum.
Bibi Hanum Mosque.
Visit to Shakhrisabz city
Art Gallery of Uzbekistan.
Museum of Applied Arts.
History Museum of the People of Uzbekistan.