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Uzbekistan: Bukhara, Samarkhand & the Silk Road

Join our modern-day caravan through Uzbekistan along the fabled Silk Route. These ancient lands were sought after and conquered by history’s legendary leaders and still today appeal to true travellers who seek out old-fashioned exploration. We will traverse memorable landscapes and visit magnificent examples of Islamic architecture in streetscapes and grand buildings.

From the modern capital of Tashkent, we set off to the remote valleys of Central Asia surrounded by the Tien Shan Mountain Range where Alexander the Great founded a city in 329 BCE and where traders from China created the Silk Road in the 1st century BCE. In the far West, we’ll visit the wonderful Savitsky Art Museum housing thousands of banned avant-garde Russian art pieces. A drive across the desert takes us to the beautifully intact architectural ensemble of Khiva, then onward to the living museum of Bukhara where we stay for three nights to explore this still very much lived-in old centre filled with medrassahs, minarets, a royal fortress and a mulberry tree-shaded oasis in its heart. In Samarkand we discover the magnificent monuments of Tamerlane and Registan Square, possibly the most awesome single sight in Central Asia.

The incredible sky-blue tile work, woven brick constructions and brilliant fabrics of the Silk Road form a mosaic of vivid snapshots and the warm hospitality is pervasive.

Click here to read Laurielle's Top 10 Must-See Monuments of Uzbekistan on the blog.
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Uzbekistan | 12 days
Cultural Explorations

Dates:
Apr 26 - May 07, 2018
Cost:
US$4670 (Incl. US$375 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
Limited to 16 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, flight from Tashkent to Nukus, accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels as listed or similar, breakfast daily, lunch daily, dinner daily (except for one dinner), transportation by air conditioned coach and first class train, bottled water on the coach, all activities and entrance fees, services of specialized English speaking guide, fully escorted by Worldwide Quest host. Taxes and gratuities of US$375 included.

Itinerary at a Glance

Day 1: Meet in Tashkent
Day 2: Monuments, mausoleums and the Chorsu Bazaar
Day 3: Flight to Nukus; The Museum of Forbidden Art
Day 4: Ancient citadels of the desert
Day 5: Explore Khiva’s spectacular old city
Day 6: Overland across the Red Sands Desert to Bukhara
Day 7: Palaces and bazaars in Bukhara
Day 8: Cookery class and artisan workshops
Day 9: Into the Kizilkum Desert; a night under the stars
Day 10: Onward to historic Samarkand
Day 11: The fabled Registan Square and vibrant bazaars
Day 12: Tamerlane’s monuments, Ulug Bek Observatory
Day 13: The grand Urgut Market; by train to Tashkent
Day 14: Depart Tashkent
Optional Extension: Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan
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Your Tour Leader

Paula Swart is a museum curator and expert on Asian culture and history. Paula has degrees in Sinology, Asian art history, Chinese history, and archaeology and has published several books and numerous articles on the art and architecture of Asian cultures. Paula is a lecturer at the University of British Columbia and has recently been teaching courses on UNESCO World Heritage sites at the UBC Summer Institute and the University of Victoria.

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Cultural Explorations Classic Explorations

Uzbekistan | 12 days
Cultural Explorations

Dates:
Apr 26 - May 07, 2018
Cost:
US$4670 (Incl. US$375 taxes and gratuities)
Group Size:
Limited to 16 participants

Includes:
Airport transfers for passengers arriving and departing as per the group itinerary, flight from Tashkent to Nukus, accommodation based on double occupancy in hotels as listed or similar, breakfast daily, lunch daily, dinner daily (except for one dinner), transportation by air conditioned coach and first class train, bottled water on the coach, all activities and entrance fees, services of specialized English speaking guide, fully escorted by Worldwide Quest host. Taxes and gratuities of US$375 included.

WHAT THEY SAY:

"Uzbekistan has irrepressible charm."

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