DESTINATION: Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan, nestled in the heart of Central Asia, is a treasure trove of history, culture, and architectural wonders. It is a must-visit destination for history enthusiasts who want to understand the history of the ancient Silk Road – where else can you walk the same streets once trodden by Marco Polo and Alexander the Great? For photographers, Uzbekistan provides endless opportunities for spectacular photos.  Uzbekistan also boasts some unique food experiences. 

Highlights of Uzbekistan

Samarkand

Immerse yourself in Samarkand’s rich history as you explore iconic landmarks like the Registan Square and the Bibi-Khanym Mosque which showcase exquisite Islamic architecture. Beyond its historical treasures, Samarkand offers bustling bazaars, aromatic tea houses and cozy restaurants.

Bukhara

Wandering through the narrow alleyways of Bukhara lined with centuries-old madrassas, mosques, and caravanserais, it’s easy to lose yourself in the history of this town.

Sitting in one of the restaurants alongside the beautiful Lyabi Hauz central pond while enjoying a shashlik or two is the perfect end to a day of exploration and adventure on the Silk Road.

Khiva

From the majestic Kalta Minor Minaret to the bustling markets of the Ichon-Qala fortress, Khiva’s timeless charm and meticulous restoration make it a cultural gem well worth exploring in Uzbekistan. The opportunities for photography here are endless!

Journeys Featuring Uzbekistan

A epic 59-day guided adventure from Istanbul to Beijing via Turkey, Georgia, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan & China.

Gallery: Uzbekistan

Travel Journal: Uzbekistan