Uzbekistan & Turkmenistan Silk Road Cultural Discovery
Tashkent, Uzbekistan to Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Experience the best of East and West on this extraordinary journey through Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Delight in the natural beauty of the northern Silk Road route's immense deserts and rich cultural heritage. Explore some of region's most stunning ancient and modern cities, from Tashkent and Samarkand to Bukhara and Khiva. Visit bustling bazaars; explore mosques, mausoleums, and palaces; take in local folk performances; and sample traditional regional cuisine. Let MT Sobek guide you on this adventure of a lifetime along the Silk Road - part of the world where few Westerners go!
- Travel through the heart of the northern Silk Road — one of world's great cultural crossroads
- Explore UNESCO-listed Bukhara's mosques, domed bazaars, and caravansaries, illustrating 1,000 years of history
- Visit the marbled city of Ashgabat and its legendary everything-from-carpets-to-camels bazaar
Internal Airfare: $325
Minimum Age: 13
- Educational and Learning
Expertise and services of our experienced adventure guides
All accommodations as noted in the itinerary
All breakfasts, almost all lunches and dinners as noted in the itinerary
Snacks and water between meals
Additional regional guides and experts on many trips
Comprehensive Trip Planner with detailed pre-trip information
Private guided tours at historic sites, museums, wineries and other select attractions as noted in the itinerary
Special events and other select attractions as mentioned in the itinerary
All gratuities at hotels and restaurants
Equipment and experienced guides for activities as described in the itinerary
Park and other entry fees (unless otherwise noted)
Fares for trains, ferries and other modes of travel as listed in the itinerary
Select transfers as mentioned in the itinerary
Baggage transfers and porterage
International airfare, airport taxes, and excess baggage fees
Alcoholic beverages (MT Sobek provides wine at select events)
Gratuities for MT Sobek guides and guide-drivers
Travel Protection Program
MT Sobek has led travelers on this epic Silk Road adventure for over 20 years, expertly navigating border crossings and visas.Reason #02
Our remarkable local guides offer immense insight and expertise, and go out of their way to make you feel at home.Reason #03
This immersive adventure takes you back in time to explore the legendary wonders of Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, Khiva, and beyond.Activities
Cultural touring of historical cities and stunning sights, including bazaars, mosques, tombs, madrassas and palaces. At night enjoy folk performances and savor regional cuisine.Lodging
Comfortable and conveniently located Silk Road hotels with modern and traditional flair.Climate
Temperatures will range from the low 50's F at night to the high 80's and into the 90's F during the day. It will generally be warm, dry and sunny.Who will meet me on arrival?
Our MT Sobek representative will meet you at the Tashkent Airport.What is the highest elevation on this trip?
Please note that this entire trip is below 6,000 feet.Do I need a visa for this trip?
Yes, you actually need two: one for Uzbekistan, which you will get on your own, and one for Turkmenistan, which you get at the border during the trip.Do I need to bring a prescription from my doctor for my prescription medication?
Yes, you must bring it for all prescription medications and it must match your name. Please only bring the amount of medication you need for the trip.What days will I be in each country?
You will be in Uzbekistan from Days 1 - 6 and then Days 9 - 12 and Turkmenistan from Days 6 - 9.
About MT Sobek
To feed your spirit of adventure, Mountain Travel Sobek offers a wide range of unique and perfectly paced itineraries led by incredible local guides. We keep groups small, usually fewer than 10 people, and seek out great food and characterful accommodations everywhere we go.
Beyond the seamless logistics and careful attention to detail, our aim is to create a space for truly special moments in unforgettable places.
We are the Adventure Company—come explore with us.