Trip idea in Uzbekistan

Craft and Culture in Uzbekistan


from £1,590 pp

(ex international flights)


11 days

Uzbek culture is enshrined in the arts and crafts prevalent throughout the country. On this 11 day tour, you will have the unique opportunity to immerse yourself in these colourful traditions. Highlights include: ➣ Explore the kaleidoscopic city of Samarkand and admire the intricate mausoleums. ➣ Eat tantalising home-cooked meals and discover the secrets behind lepeshka baking. ➣ Enjoy a masterclass in Usto Davlat miniatures and calligraphy in the home of Davlat Toshev, Bukhara. ➣ Stay in a traditional Kyzylkum yurt camp and gaze at the glistening night sky to the sounds of a local akyn. Uzbekistan is a country brimming with stories, and the handing down of artistic traditions from one generation to the next has never stopped. The tour provides a gateway into this infectious culture, and in true Uzbek spirit, you will feel at home from start to finish.

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Day 1 - Tashkent

  • Transfer from Tashkent airport to hotel
  • At leisure in Tashkent

Day 2 - Bukhara

  • Transfer from Tashkent to Domestic airport
  • Flight from Tashkent to Bukhara
  • Transfer from Bukhara Airport to the hotel
  • Full day exploring the monuments of Bukhara
  • Delicious home-cooked meal
  • Fabulous puppet show
  • Delicious home-cooked dinner with a local master of arts
Gijduvan, Bukhara

Day 3 - Gijduvan, Bukhara

  • Transfer from Bukhara to Gijduvan
  • Discover the ceramics of Gijduvan
  • Master class of "lepeshka" baking
  • Lunch with Alisher Narzullaev's family
  • Transfer from Gijduvan to Bukhara
Aydar Yurt Camp

Day 4 - Aydar Yurt Camp

  • Transfer from Bukhara to Nurata
  • Transfer from Nurata to Aydar yurt camp
  • In the heart of the Kyzylkum desert
Aydar Yurt Camp, Samarkand

Day 5 - Aydar Yurt Camp, Samarkand

  • A trip to Aydarkul Lake
  • Transfer from Aydarkul Lake to Samarkand

Day 6 - Samarkand

  • Glorious Samarkand
  • Visit the Happy Bird art gallery
  • Delicious food and Uzbek hospitality
  • Traditional folk perfomance
Samarkand, Tashkent

Day 7 - Samarkand, Tashkent

  • Paper-making workshop in Konigil village
  • Afrosiab ancient town and famous Ulugbek’s observatory
  • Transfer from Samarkand to the train station
  • Train from Samarkand to Tashkent
  • Transfer from Tashkent train station to your hotel

Day 8 - Tashkent

  • Explore the old town of Tashkent
  • Visit of Rakhimov's ceramic studio
  • Visit the House Museum of Pumpkin
  • Tashkent Museum of Railway engineering

Day 9 - Chimgan

  • Transfer from Tashkent to Chimgan Mountains
  • Explore the beautiful Chimgan Mountains
Chimgan, Tashkent

Day 10 - Chimgan, Tashkent

  • Light trekking in the mountains
  • Transfer from Chimgan Mountains to Tashkent

Day 11

  • Transfer from Tashkent to the International airport