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Along the Silk Route in Uzbekistan

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Best time : March – June & August – November 

Starting from USD 1650/ per person    

This exciting and informative tour will enlighten you on the history and culture of Uzbekistan and its world-famous ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva, which still keep traces and legacies of the trade Silk Road cultural exchange and once-great empires of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and especially Timur, better known as Tamerlane in the West, who made Samarkand his capital.

A military genius whose conquests shook the world in the 14th century, Timur was also a great patron of the arts. Samarkand still boasts a number of magnificent architectural monuments built during the reign of his dynasty, including his mausoleum Gur-e Amir, a gem of medieval Islamic architecture, where he lies under a huge jade slab.

Explore fascinating Uzbekistan’s monuments dating from different times – and hear most interesting stories about them. During the tour you will also visit exotic Uzbek bazaars, taste delicious dishes of Uzbek cuisine, travel across impressive landscapes, meet hospitable and charming locals, and enjoy many more other traveller’s titbits’.

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  • Activity Level Soft
  • Group Size Medium Group
All about the Along the Silk Route in Uzbekistan.



  • Explore the Uzbekistan Capital city
  • Visit Khiva – former capital of Khwarezmia and the Khanate of Khiva.
  • Visit ancient cities like Samarkand, Bukhara & Khiva.


  • Type of Tour : Road Journey
  • Total Duration : 08 Nights / 09 Days
  • Best Time : March – June & August – November
  • Ex-Destination : Ex – Tashkent
  • Accommodation (Nights) : Hotel – 08
  • Food Plan : Breakfasts – 08 and Dinners – 07.
  • Travel & Transport : Transportation air-conditioned vehicles; Flight ticket of “Tashkent – Urgench” destination (economy class); Train tickets for high speed train Afrosiab of “Samarkand-Tashkent” (economy class)
  • Requisite Group Size : Min 10 pax


  1. Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent

    Arrival in Tashkent by HY- 424 at 20:00 hrs. Meeting at Tashkent airport. Transfer to hotel and check-in.

  2. Day 2 Tashkent - Sightseeing

    After breakfast start of the guided sightseeing tour around Tashkent. Visit the following sites: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah; after lunch (on own), Independence Square, Amir Timur Square, Minor Mosque. Overnight at the hotel in Tashkent.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

  3. Day 3 Tashkent - Urgench (morning flight) - Khiva (road transfer, 30 km)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and further flight to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva on arrival (40 min drive). Guided sightseeing tour around Khiva (inside Ichan-Kala ‘inner city’ historic old city): Pakhlavan Mahmoud Complex, Kunya-Ark Fortress, Kalta Minor Minaret, Islam Khoja Minaret and Madrasah, Tash Khauli-Khan Palace, Juma Mosque, Muhammad Amin-Khan Minaret and Madrasah, Avesta Museum. Overnight at the hotel in Khiva.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

  4. Day 4 Khiva - Bukhara (road transfer, 440 km)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer across the Kyzyl-Kum Desert and along the Amudarya River to Bukhara. Lunch (on own) en route. Arrival in Bukhara. Leisure time. Souvenir shops / workshops. Overnight at the hotel in Bukhara.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

  5. Day 5 Bukhara - Sightseeing

    Breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Bukhara. Visit the following sites: Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Ulugbek Madrasah; after lunch (on own): Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. Overnight at the hotel in Bukhara.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

  6. Day 6 Bukhara - Shakhrisabz (road transfer, 260 km) - Samarkand (road transfer, 150 km)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz, the home town of Tamerlane. Guided sightseeing tour around Shakhrisabz: Ak Saray Palace, Dorus Saodat Complex, Dorut Tillavat Madrasah, Kok Gumbaz Mosque. Arrival in Samarkand. Leisure time: Siab Bazaar recommended. Overnight at the hotel in Samarkand.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

  7. Day 7 Samarkand - Sightseeing

    Breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah), Gur-e Amir Mausoleum (Tamerlane’s sepulcher), after lunch (on own): Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory. Overnight at the hotel in Samarkand.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

  8. Day 8 Samarkand - Tashkent (evening railway transfer)

    Breakfast at the hotel. Continuation of the guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: St. Daniel Mausoleum, Afrosiab museum and settlement, Silk paper workshop. Transfer to the railway station in the afternoon. Further transfer to Tashkent by train. Transfer to the hotel on arrival. Overnight at hotel in Tashkent.

    Meals: Breakfast & Dinner.

  9. Day 9 Tashkent, Final departure

    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to airport. Departure from Uzbekistan by HY – 423 at 10:40 am.

    Meal: Breakfast


Tashkent – 3 nights – Shark Hotel/Similar

Khiva – 1 night – Bek Hotel/Similar

Bukhara – 2 nights  – Zargaron Plaza Hotel/Similar

Samarkand – 2 nights  – Grand Samarkand Hotel/Similar

The tour package inclusions and exclusions at a glance.

Accommodation & Food:

3*/4* Hotels on twin sharing basis

Breakfast – 08; Dinner – 07.



  • Transportation services for the whole tour – provision of comfortable air-conditioned vehicles is guaranteed;
  • Flight ticket of “Tashkent-Urgench” destination (economy class);
  • Train tickets for high-speed train Afrosiab of “Samarkand-Tashkent” (economy class);


  • Sightseeing tour in each city according to the tour program;
  • Services of escort English-speaking guide;
  • A bottle of mineral water on each day of the tour.
  • Service of Tour Manager from Countryside
  • Goods and Services Tax as applicable.
  • International Travel to & from Tashkent
  • Visa Invitation letter (approx. USD 45/-) & Visa processing (approx USD 30/-).
  • Additional Meals not mentioned in the itinerary.
  • Lunch on all days.
  • Any expenses of personal nature such as mineral water, laundry, liquor, etc.
  • Any kind of insurance such as accident, theft, medical, evacuation, etc.
  • Tips to hotel staff, drivers, guides, etc.
  • Any extra costs incurred due to extension/change of the itinerary because of natural calamities, flight delays, road blocks, vehicle breakdown etc. factors beyond the control of “Countryside Adventure Holidays Pvt. Ltd.” and its associates.
  • Items not specified in the above in “Cost Includes”.