The Heart of Central Asia: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan

Samarkand, Uzbekistan
October 5, 2021
13 Days
Overland Adventure
14 Guests
From $13,990
Spice market, Kyrgyzstan

Expedition Highlights

  • Admire the magnificent domes and turquoise spires of Registan Square, the heart of ancient Samarkand, flanked on three sides by grand, elaborately-decorated madrassas (Islamic seminaries).
  • View the Bibi Khanym Mosque, built by Tamarlane in the 14th century, whose grand size pushed the limits of architectural knowledge.
  • Spend two days in the Silk Road trading city of Bukhara, now considered Central Asia’s religious capital.
  • Explore bustling markets and bazaars, overflowing with exotic foods and colorful produce, spices, jewelry, pashminas, knives, and hand-woven carpets.
  • Meet with colorfully-clad locals for hands-on cooking demonstrations and a glimpse into their daily lives.

Expedition Team

Additional Exploration

Post-Trip Extension:
Turkmenistan
October 17October 22, 2021
From $4,990

Explore Turkmenistan's gleaming capital of Ashgabat and discover ancient Khiva with its wealth of impressive mosques, bazaars, and minarets.   

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