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Mar 13, 2020

Our fantastic female-led local partners

Kaya Brown

At TravelLocal we’re proud to support many fantastic female-led local travel companies around the world. In honour of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month, we thought we’d introduce you to a few of these inspirational women.

BrazilUzbekistanKenya, +7
Unique to TravelLocal
Sep 4, 2019

Our historical hotlist

Martha Hales

From Beijing's Forbidden City to the ancient mosques and minarets of Samarkand, we've gathered together our top 10 historical places to visit around the world.

GuatemalaCambodiaIndia, +8
CulturalHistory

Great trip and very nice people

"Dear Olga We returned yesterday morning from our 8 day trip to Uzbekistan that was organised by your company"

niovi from Greece / UK
Uzbekistan
April
Mar 8, 2019

Celebrated women of the world

Corinne Homer

Learn about the celebrated women of the world on International Women's Day! From tyrannical queens to brave revolutionaries, each one fought against the traditions and gender biases of their time to become legendary figures in their own right.

ColombiaJapanIndia, +4
Wonders of the WorldCulturalColonial Era, +1
Jan 2, 2019

Where to go in 2019... and why!

Samantha Fergusson

Here at TravelLocal HQ, we are dreaming of the wonders that the world holds in store for 2019. And we aren’t simply thinking of destinations we’ve not been to before, but also the unique events happening there that make them an even more exciting prospect! Discover which countries are hosting exciting festivals, featuring wonderful seasonal events or simply celebrating an anniversary, from Armenia to Tanzania...

South AfricaUzbekistanChile, +8
Great JourneysCulturalAdventure, +8

Brilliant trip, everything we hoped it would be!

"We had a pretty good idea what we wanted from a trip to Uzbekistan; pairing up with your local partners made it all so easy and took the hassle out of buying internal flight and rail tickets, entrance to sites and a night in a yurt camp"

Mimi from London
Uzbekistan
October

Outstanding & magical Silk Route adventure !

"From minute we landed in Beijing to the minute we departed from Tashkent we were constantly amazed"

Margaret from Scotland
Uzbekistan
September

Wonderful experience

"The drivers and guide were excellent especially Tolmas who was exceptional"

Susan from Cornwall
Uzbekistan
September
Aug 15, 2018

Travelling in Central Asia

Kati Taylor

Central Asia is in many ways the land that time forgot. Remnants of the Silk Road demand exploration, caravans of nomadic people still wind their way across the empty landscape, the blue domes of ancient cities could have been lifted from the times of Marco Polo, and as you lay your head down in a traditional yurt by the shores of a tranquil lake, you will wonder if you truly have gone back in time.

KyrgyzstanKazakhstanUzbekistan, +1
MarchAprilMay, +5
Off the Beaten PathHistoryWalking & Hiking, +4
Aug 8, 2018

Trip tips for travelling the Silk Route

Huw Owen

Travelling along the Silk Route can seem a daunting prospect. Here, TravelLocal co-founder Huw has put together some top tips that will help you get started. From book recommendations to which markets to not miss, read on to see what he has to say as a Silk Road traveller himself...

KyrgyzstanChinaUzbekistan
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalOff the Beaten PathClassic, +2

Great trip.

"Excellent trip and guides, especially the guide in Tashkent"

Elliott from UK
Uzbekistan
August
24 days
from £5,060 pp

Mysteries of the Silk Route

UzbekistanKyrgyzstanChina
JuneMayAugust, +1
Great JourneysAdventureCultural, +1
Jul 19, 2018

Our top 25 UNESCO World Heritage sites

Martha Hales

There are over 1,000 UNESCO World Heritage Sites found all over the globe. It is therefore rather difficult to decide which ones to prioritise visiting - whether that's the ever popular Taj Mahal or the lesser-known segments of the Great Wall of China. We've picked out some of our favourite UNESCO recognised sites to help narrow your search.

KyrgyzstanArgentinaBrazil, +15
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
HighlightsHistoryClassic, +1
11 days
from £2,210 pp

Two 'Stans' Tour: Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

KazakhstanUzbekistan
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
HighlightsTrain JourneysCultural, +2

This was a near perfect trip which fitted the requirement to see the places the people and learn about life in Uzbekistan.

"Firstly this country as we experienced it was the most welcoming. At no time did we feel we were not wanted and every person we met from guides and interpreters drivers strangers, hotels and restaurants staff as well as craftsmen an women all made great efforts to make our trip a great experience. "

Nick and Jen from Chester
Uzbekistan
March
10 days
from £1,990 pp

Uzbekistan in Style

Uzbekistan
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +5
CulturalHistoryFood & Drink, +2
Mar 1, 2018

A Brief History of the Silk Route

Martha Hales

Learn about the silk route, from its origins in an Empress's cup of tea to it's fruition throughout Asia and much of the eastern countries of Europe. Great characters such as Marco Polo and Tamerlane had roles to play, and you can follow in their footsteps...

IndiaChinaUzbekistan, +2
JanuaryFebruaryMarch, +9
CulturalWonders of the WorldHistory
28 days
from £5,430 pp

Ultimate Central Asia

UzbekistanKazakhstanKyrgyzstan, +1
MayJuneJuly, +3
CulturalOff the Beaten PathWalking & Hiking, +3

Uzbekistan: An extraordinary and fascinating country

"A week is too short for Uzbekistan but it can be done if you work hard"

juliet from Abingdon and Edinburgh
Uzbekistan
October

A great travel experience to Uzbekistan

"A generally well organised trip from TravelLocal's partners in Uzbekistan"

Dianne and Steve from Australia
Uzbekistan
September

Our trip to Fergana Valley

"We think TravelLocal's Uzbekistan partner organised it extremely well and all the arrangements went without a hitch. "

Peter from UK
Uzbekistan
September
May 30, 2017

May Update from our Founders

Huw Owen

Are there any places in the world that you would love to share with friends? Read on to find out how you can make your dream group tour into reality and to get the latest updates from TravelLocal HQ...

BotswanaUzbekistanPanama
Unique to TravelLocal
Apr 12, 2017

Get to know Tashkent

Martha Hales

Uzbekistan has a rich and varied cultural history. Tashkent, the nation’s capital, has a wealth of buildings, foods and entertainment, making it a must-visit destination to see that variety…

Uzbekistan
SeptemberOctoberApril, +1
Food & DrinkCultural
Mar 31, 2017

Spotlight on Uzbekistan: Culture

Timothy Vivian-Shaw

A trip to this delight of Central Asia is sure to beguile you. Here is our guide to some of the highlights of Uzbekistan’s culture...

Uzbekistan
AprilMaySeptember, +1
Off the Beaten PathFestivalsAdventure
Mar 20, 2017

In The Spotlight: Caroline Eden

Kati Taylor

We caught up with Caroline Eden, author of Samarkand, to discuss her favourite foodie and travel experiences…

TajikistanUzbekistan
Food & Drink
Feb 20, 2017

Follow in the footsteps of Marco Polo

Martha Hales

Follow in the footsteps of one of history’s greatest adventurers - who traversed Europe and Central Asia in order to reach China - and get to know the mysteries of the Silk Road...

KyrgyzstanUzbekistanArmenia, +2
MayJune
Great JourneysOff the Beaten PathHistory
Feb 13, 2017

In The Spotlight: Justin Marozzi

Kati Taylor

In this month’s spotlight, we chatted to historical travel writer Justin Marozzi about his latest book and the experiences that have shaped his work...

Myanmar (Burma)PhilippinesUzbekistan
AdventureHistory
Jan 13, 2017

January Update from Our Founders

Huw Owen

With January marching on, and falling temperatures making us daydream of warmer shores, here is the latest news from HQ...

NicaraguaChileEthiopia, +5
Unique to TravelLocal
Jan 11, 2017

More for your Money

Kati Taylor

It can be easy to overspend when travelling but there are plenty of ways to save money and still have an incredible experience! Read on for our top tips…

UzbekistanGeorgiaVietnam, +4
Food & DrinkUnique to TravelLocal
11 days
from £1,520 pp

Craft and Culture in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan
AprilMayJune, +2
FamilyCulturalWalking & Hiking, +1