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Our Uzbekistan tours highlight the cultural gems of this fascinating country. Journey along part of the Silk Road, stopping at ancient cities with their colourful mosaics and domed roofs. Soak up the history and meet friendly and welcoming locals on our trips. And outside the cities take in the sights of deserts, remote yurt villages and vast plains.

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From the iconic Silk Road and camel rides in the desert to an overnight stay in a traditional yurt, our small group tours will show you the very best that Uzbekistan has to offer and take you on roads less-travelled. 

Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rustic charm of the ancient cities of Khiva and Samarkand on our Uzbekistan cultural tour.  Join your local tour leader who will share first-hand knowledge of Uzbekistan culture, and delve into the bustling bazaars to barter with the locals. Uncover the striking Islamic architecture of Registan square; three madrassahs embellished with glistening cobalt-blue tiles and ornate aquamarine mosaics, and, after a busy day of exploring, relax with a cup of traditional ko-chai in a local tea house. 

Considering a trip to Uzbekistan but new to small group travel? We've answered some of the most-asked questions.

Our most popular Uzbekistan tours

The Silk Road of Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan

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Wonders of the Silk Road

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The Silk Road of Uzbekistan

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The only Central Asian state to border all other Central Asian states, land-locked Uzbekistan borders Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Turkmenistan. Throughout history, its location between ancient kingdoms and competing empires has made it a vital place of cultural and economic interchange. By the time the region was conquered by the Arabs in the 8th century, it had been an established trading post on the old Silk Road for centuries. The dawn of Islamic cultural fluorescence only enriched and empowered the region, and today, a string of ancient cities maintain a dazzling profusion of fine historical architecture. Uzbekistan’s ornate palaces, impenetrable forts and citadels, elegant mosques, minarets, and madrasahs all express the philosophical and aesthetic values of a civilisation at its height.

Ethnically, Uzbekistan traces its roots to Turkic-speaking Uzbek nomads, who conquered the region in the early 16th century and went on to dominate Central Asia entirely. Today, their descendants mix with an eclectic range of minorities including Russians, Tajiks, Kazaks, Tatars, and Karakalpaks. Traditional Uzbek culture – including classical Uzbek music, famed for its interludes of powerful Sufi poetry – remains strong in the remote countryside, a land still isolated and somewhat entrenched after decades of Soviet rule in the twentieth century.

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