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Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia

Private Travel | General interest 12 Days & 10 Nights Lead-in price: £2,995 Current prices from: £2,995
Set on the Silk Road, Uzbekistan has played host to waves of conquerors and nomads. See the legacy they left behind in the towering fortresses of Khiva and Bukhara, and the Islamic architecture of Samarkand. The remnants of more recent Soviet history are evident in the capital city, Tashkent.

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Bukhara

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 643 948 1661 2475 3086 3595 3799 3595 3086 2272 1559 846
Min temp (C)(F) -327 -228 439 1152 1661 2068 2272 1966 1457 745 236 -130
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 8 10 13 13 12 11 8 6 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 14 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 221 171 321 301 110 10 0 0 10 50 120 211
Rainy Days 7 6 8 7 4 1 1 0 1 3 4 7
Humidity L M M H VH VH VH VH H M L L
UV 2/L 3/M 4/M 7/H 9/VH 10/VH 10/VH 9/VH 7/H 4/M 2/L 2/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Khiva

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 236 541 1355 2272 3086 3595 3799 3493 2984 2068 1254 541
Min temp (C)(F) -719 -621 134 948 1559 1966 2272 1966 1355 541 134 -425
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 8 10 12 12 12 10 8 6 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 80 181 181 110 30 30 10 10 50 90 131
Rainy Days 6 5 6 6 4 2 1 1 1 3 4 6
Humidity N N N N M H VH H L N N N
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Nukus

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 32 337 1050 2068 2882 3391 3595 3290 2679 1864 948 236
Min temp (C)(F) -916 -818 -228 745 1457 1864 2068 1864 1152 439 -130 -228
Sunshine hours 4 5 6 8 10 12 12 12 10 7 5 3
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 13 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 90 80 181 201 131 30 30 20 30 70 100 131
Rainy Days 6 4 5 5 4 2 1 1 1 3 4 6
Humidity L L M H VH VH VH VH H M L L
UV 1/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 8/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A

Samarkand

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Avg temp (C)(F) 33 337 846 1457 2067 2475 2678 2475 1966 1355 744 337
Sunshine hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Daylight hours 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Rainfall (mm)(in) 40 40 70 60 30 10 0 0 0 20 30 30
Rainy Days 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Humidity
UV
Sea temp (C)(F)

Tashkent

  J F M A M J J A S O N D
Max temp (C)(F) 643 846 1559 2272 2882 3493 3697 3493 2984 2170 1457 948
Min temp (C)(F) -327 -130 439 1050 1457 1864 2068 1864 1355 846 439 32
Sunshine hours 4 5 5 7 10 12 12 12 10 7 5 4
Daylight hours 10 11 12 13 15 15 15 14 12 11 10 9
Rainfall (mm)(in) 602 572 793 733 472 110 70 20 60 442 562 602
Rainy Days 11 10 12 10 7 3 2 1 2 6 8 11
Humidity N N N N L H VH H M N N N
UV 2/L 2/L 4/M 6/H 8/VH 9/VH 9/VH 9/VH 6/H 4/M 2/L 1/L
Sea temp (C)(F) N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A N/AN/A
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Discovery Group Tour in brief

Day 1: Fly to Tashkent

Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Tashkent with Uzbekistan Airways. (N)

Day 2: Tashkent

Arrive and transfer to the Miran International Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. Afternoon tour of the old city stopping at Amir Timur Square and the Kukeldash mosque and madrasa. (D)

Day 3: Fly to Urgench • Khiva

Transfer to the airport and take a 1-hour morning flight to Urgench. Visit the ancient fortresses of Ayaz Kala and Toprak Kala before an afternoon drive to Khiva via Ulli Khovli. Stay 2 nights at the Malika Kheivak Hotel (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 4: Khiva

Full-day tour of Khiva, including Kunya Ark, Islam Khoja minaret, Tash Havli Palace and a local bakery. (B, D)

Day 5: Bukhara

Full-day drive to Bukhara (7-8 hours) through the Kyzylkum desert, stopping at the Amudaryo river for photos. Stay at the Zargaron Plaza (or similar) for 3 nights. (B, L, D)

Day 6: Bukhara

City tour of Bukhara, including visits to Chor Minor mosque, the Poi-Kaylan complex, the surviving trade domes and Lyab-i-Hauz complex, once the city’s principal source of water. This evening enjoy dinner and a cooking demonstration. (B, D)

Day 7: Bukhara

After breakfast, continue your tour of Bukhara, including visits to the imposing fortress known as ‘The Ark’, located on the site of a 2,000-year-old fortress; the Summer Palace; and the Samanid mausoleum, built in the early 10th century with a facade incorporating Zoroastrian symbols. (B)

Day 8: Shahrisabz • Samarkand

Drive to Shahrisabz, birthplace of Tamerlane, and visit the summer palace, mosques and mausoleums. Continue to Samarkand for 3 nights at the Emirkhan Hotel or the Dilimah (or similar). (B, L, D)

Day 9: Samarkand

Full-day tour of Samarkand, including visits to Registan Square, the Ulugbek observatory, Afrosiab Museum, Shah-i-Zinda necropolis, and the Bibi Khanum mosque. (B)

Day 10: Samarkand

Continue your tour of Samarkand. Visit Gur Emir mausoleum, which marks the final resting place of several members of the Timurid dynasty, including Timur himself. Other visits include Nodir Divan Begi madrasa, Hazrat Khizr mosque and the Khodja Doniyor mausoleum. After lunch, stop at a silk carpet factory before returning to your hotel. (B, D)

Day 11: Tashkent

Morning at leisure in Samarkand. This afternoon drive to Tashkent with a stop en route at a small market and Tamerlane Iron Gate. Transfer to the Miran International Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. (B, D)

Day 12: Fly to London

Morning at leisure. Afternoon transfer to the airport. Fly from Tashkent to London with Uzbekistan Airways. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary – B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Important information Discovery tour

Cox & Kings uses the best available accommodation in Uzbekistan. However, outside Tashkent the standard is relatively simple. This tour involves some long drives and walking over rough terrain.

Single supplement

From £395pp.

Private & tailor-made travel

This itinerary can be taken privately on a date that suits you, for which guideline prices are shown. Alternatively, it can be tailored to your exact requirements. Please call to speak with a Cox & Kings consultant or enquire online.

Discovery group tour accommodation

Discovery group tour extensions

Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia
Fergana Valley
3 Nights from £625

Explore Uzbekistan’s cultural heartland on visits to some major towns in the Fergana valley. Highlights include Andijan’s vibrant local market and the Yodgorlik silk factory in Margilan, which uses traditional production methods that date back to the days of the Silk Road caravans.


Drive to the Fergana region of Uzbekistan, visiting Kokand en route. Stay 2 nights at the Asia Fergana Hotel (or similar). (B, D)


Full-day tour of the region, including Andijan and Fergana. (B, D)


Morning at leisure. Return to Tashkent and stay at the Miran International (or similar). (B)


Transfer to the airport and fly to London with Uzbekistan Airways. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.


Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia
Fergana Valley
3 Nights from £625

Explore Uzbekistan’s cultural heartland on visits to some major towns in the Fergana valley. Highlights include Andijan’s vibrant local market and the Yodgorlik silk factory in Margilan, which uses traditional production methods that date back to the days of the Silk Road caravans.


Drive to the Fergana region of Uzbekistan, visiting Kokand en route. Stay 2 nights at the Asia Fergana Hotel (or similar). (B, D)


Full-day tour of the region, including Andijan and Fergana. (B, D)


Morning at leisure. Return to Tashkent and stay at the Miran International (or similar). (B)


Transfer to the airport and fly to London with Uzbekistan Airways. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.


Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia
Kazakhstan
5 Nights from £1595

Extend your tour with a trip to Kazakhstan, the world’s largest landlocked nation and a former Soviet republic. Explore the country’s largest city, Almaty, then travel into the remote countryside. Stop at dramatic canyons, hike through striking mountain scenery and listen to the ‘singing dunes’ in Altyn-Emel National Park.


Fly to Almaty (Kazakhstan) and enjoy a guided sightseeing tour of the city. Visit Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, a local baazar and a chocolate factory. Stay 1 night at the Kazzhol (or similar). (B)


Travel to the spectacular Charyn canyon for a gentle hike before continuing to Altyn-Emel National Park, home to dunes, burial mounds and rock carvings. Stay 2 nights at a guest house. (B)


Spend a full day in the park exploring natural springs, oases and listening to the natural phenomenon of the ‘singing dunes’, where the rumbling sound omitted from the sand sounds like an instrument is playing in the heart of the desert. Finish the day with a hike along the grandeur of the Aktau and Katutau mountains, where the red colours and remains of lava flows leave a lasting impression. (B)


Return to Almaty with several photo stops en route including Kapchagay reservoir, Ili river and the deserts of the national park. Stay 2 nights at the Kazzhol (or similar). (B)


Drive to the picturesque valley of Medeo Gorge and take a cable car up to an altitude of 2,230 metres above sea level for scenic views of the surrounding mountains. Return to Almaty for a city tour, including visits to the Central State Museum, Republic Square, Presidential Park and the Monument of Independence. (B)


Transfer to the airport and fly to London with Turkish Airlines*. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

* Note:

Your outbound flight to Uzbekistan on day 1 will also need to be with Turkish Airlines rather than Uzbekistan Airways.

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.


Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia
Nukus & Moynak
3 Nights from £895

Journey to the Aral Sea, once one of the four largest lakes in the world but today largely dried up due to poor agricultural planning in the 1960s. Visit the ghost town of Moynak, a former fishing village, and Nukus.


Fly overnight from London (regional connections available) to Tashkent with Uzbekistan Airways. (N)


Arrive and transfer to the Miran International Hotel (or similar) for 1 night. Afternoon tour of the old city including Amir Timur Square and the Kukeldash mosque and madrasa. (D)


Fly to Nukus and enjoy a tour including several museums, City Hall and the local bazaar. Stay 2 nights at Jipek Joly (or similar). (B, D)


Drive to Moynak town, visiting Mizdakhan ruins en route. (B, D)


After breakfast, drive to Khiva and then the afternoon is at leisure. Stay overnight at Malika Kheivak (or similar). (B, D)


Early morning drive to Urgench where you will join the rest of the group for the tour (day 3 of the main tour). (B, L, D)

Meal basis

As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.


Uzbekistan: Heart of Central Asia
Termez
3 Nights from £695

Travel to the far south of Uzbekistan and learn about the fascinating history of the region; discover how Termez was first established in the third century BC by Ghengis Khan and how it has changed through the years.


Day at leisure. Stay overnight at Emirkhan Hotel (or similar). (B, D)


Drive to Termez (6 hours) stopping at Sayrob village en route. In Termez, join a guided visit to the archaeological museum. Stay 2 nights at the Merian Hotel. (B, D)


Full-day tour of the surrounding areas. Highlights include an ancient minaret at Jarkurgan, Alexander’s ancient bridge, an archaeological monument at the first capital of the Kushan empire and a citadel of Alexander the Great. (B, D)


Drive to Karshi and then take the train to Tashkent. Overnight at the Miran International (or similar). (B, D)


Transfer to the airport and fly to London with Uzbekistan Airways. (B)

Meal basis

As per itinerary - B: Breakfast, L: Lunch, D: Dinner, N: No meals.

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.


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Dates & prices

UZB2020

Main Costs
Departure-Return date Original Price Special Offer(£) Single Supplement Click to Book
20 Mar 2020 - 31 Mar 2020 £2,095 £0 £395 Reserve
27 Mar 2020 - 7 Apr 2020 £2,145 £0 £395 Reserve
3 Apr 2020 - 14 Apr 2020 £2,225 £0 £425 Reserve
10 Apr 2020 - 21 Apr 2020 £2,145 £0 £425 Reserve
24 Apr 2020 - 5 May 2020 £2,245 £0 £425 Reserve
8 May 2020 - 19 May 2020 £2,245 £0 £425 Reserve
22 May 2020 - 2 Jun 2020 £2,245 £0 £425 Reserve
28 Aug 2020 - 8 Sep 2020 £2,145 £0 £425 Reserve
4 Sep 2020 - 15 Sep 2020 £2,195 £0 £425 Reserve
11 Sep 2020 - 22 Sep 2020 £2,195 £0 £425 Reserve
18 Sep 2020 - 29 Sep 2020 £2,195 £0 £425 Reserve
25 Sep 2020 - 6 Oct 2020 £2,295 £0 £425 Reserve
2 Oct 2020 - 13 Oct 2020 £2,295 £0 £425 Reserve
30 Oct 2020 - 10 Nov 2020 £2,295 £0 £425 Reserve
 

Flexible Prices & Itineraries
For a quote based on alternative accommodation standards or flight options, or to tailor this itinerary, please call 020 7873 5000 or send an email enquiry

Additional Information

Please call 020 7873 5000 for more information or to make a booking.

Prices above are per person in pounds sterling (£), based on two people sharing a twin-room. The prices which were valid at the time of publication, may be subject to change, particularly as a result of variable flight costs. You will be informed of any such changes prior to booking.

 
  • • 3- & 4-star accommodation
    • Flexible - extensions & flight upgrades available
    • Average group size - 20 people (max 26)
    • International flights
    • Internal flights as specified
    • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Experienced local tour manager
    • 10 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 8 dinners
    • Guided sightseeing & entrance fees
    • Porterage at all hotels

Destinations on this tour

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