Things to Do in Uzbekistan
A passion for history & desire for cultural exploration is a very important part for unlocking Uzbekistan’s secrets. Our experiences bring this remote but breath-taking country alive, the architectural and historical sites will transport you to millennia’s before and unearth magical but often turbulent stories from the Silk Road.
We would also recommend experiencing the local lifestyle and visiting the historic Chorsu Bazaar which is a must for all. It is located at the main square of Tashkent and has been an important landmark for merchants and traders for hundred years. Another highlight of ours is the Ayaz Kala and Toprak Fortress, the architecture is unique and with the high towers you can see how this site would have been imposing to those wanting to invade. For those who love sitting back and enjoying a scenic train ride through the rugged countryside we would recommend the luxury train experience, The Orient Express.
Andijan Sojourn: Home of Moghul Empire
Explore the capital of the Ferghana state, Andijan, offering an interesting excursion including essential visits to the Babur Literary Museum, the Juma Mosque, the Medressa as well as a stop at Ferghana’s Regional Museum of History.
Arts & Crafts of Ferghana Valley
As the cultural hub of Uzbekistan, make an excursion into Margilan’s silk factory “Yodgorlik”, Rishtan’s family ceramic workshops of Rustam Usmonov and the Governor’s House.
Bukhara: Highlights of the Museum City
Discover the twin symbols of the city, Lyabi-Khauz Complex and the Poi-Kalyan Complex. You will also visit Chashma Ayub Shrine, Magoki Attari, Kosh Madrassah and Chor Minor before finishing with a traditional Bukhara costume exhibition.
Bukhara: Second Time's a Charm
A further look into Bukhara to unravel the Citadel Ark, the Samanids Mausoleum, the Bolo-Khauz Mosque and the local bazaars.
Chimgan & Charvak Escapade
Take a break from the bustling historic cities for the charming Uzbekistani countryside, including the scenic Chimgan Mountains and Charvak Lake.
Historical Tour of Khiva
Step into the 8th century as you explore the madrassas, minarets and monuments of Khiva. Wander through the stone-paved alleys and visit the Tash-Khauli Palace and Kunya-Ark Fortress.
Jewels of Samarkand
Explore the highlights of Samarkand including Siab Bazaar, Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda and Gur-Emir Mausoleum. Step into Registan Square, one of the most iconic landmarks of the Silk Road.
Journey to Shakrisabz: Birthplace of Timurid Empire
Often overlooked, the UNESCO site of Shakrisabz is home not only to Amir Temur Empire, but also a host of historic mausoleums, mosques and the famed Ak-Sarai Palace.
Afrosiab & Ulugbek Observatory
Uncover the most valuable artifacts in the Afrosiab Archaeological Site & Museum, as well as the astronomical history of medieval Uzbekistan in Ulugbek Observatory. Also visit St. Daniel's Tomb and a paper center in Samarkand.
Ayaz Kala & Toprak Fortresses
Today, you will make day trip to the ancient fortresses of Toprak and Ayaz Kala.