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AWTU - Best of Tajikistan & Uzbekistan

Get yourself to two incredible (and often overlooked) destinations: Tajikistan and Uzbekistan. This 15-day combo trip brings together the best highlights of these two cultures for first-time visitors. Stay at unique Tajik homestays and roam the stunning countryside before heading to the cultural centre of Samarkand. Spend a night in a traditional desert yurt and discover a part of the world few others get to see. This is a tour for all kinds of adventurers.


Your Local Living Moment: Community Homestay, Kuli Iskandarkul Your Local Living Moment: Overnight in a Yurt, Aydar Kul Camp
Dushanbe city tour
Hikes and picnic lunch
Mug Teppe settlement visit (Ura-Tube)
City tour (Khujand)
Khujand market visit
City tour (Tashkent)
Orientation walk (Samarkand)
City tour including a Registan visit
Nurata Shrine visit
Alexander the Great fortress visit
Guided walking tour (half-day, Bukhara)
Walking tours (Khiva)
Transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Tour Provider G Adventures
Number of Days
Price From
AUD $2,749
Start Location
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
End Location
Tashkent, Tajikistan
Age Range
Avg. 30+
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Tour Themes
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
24 Apr 201908 May 201911AUD $2,749
01 May 201915 May 20199AUD $2,749
15 May 201929 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
22 May 201905 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
29 May 201912 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
05 Jun 201919 Jun 20192AUD $2,749
12 Jun 201926 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
19 Jun 201903 Jul 201910AUD $2,749
26 Jun 201910 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
03 Jul 201917 Jul 20197AUD $2,819
10 Jul 201924 Jul 20195AUD $2,819
17 Jul 201931 Jul 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
24 Jul 201907 Aug 201913AUD $2,819
31 Jul 201914 Aug 201910AUD $2,819
07 Aug 201921 Aug 201910AUD $2,819
14 Aug 201928 Aug 201914AUD $2,819
21 Aug 201904 Sep 201916AUD $2,819
28 Aug 201911 Sep 201916AUD $2,819
04 Sep 201918 Sep 201915AUD $2,749
11 Sep 201925 Sep 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
18 Sep 201902 Oct 201915AUD $2,749
25 Sep 201909 Oct 201910AUD $2,749
02 Oct 201916 Oct 201913AUD $2,749
13 May 202027 May 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
20 May 202003 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
27 May 202010 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
03 Jun 202017 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
07 Jun 202021 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
10 Jun 202024 Jun 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
17 Jun 202001 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
24 Jun 202008 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
01 Jul 202015 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
08 Jul 202022 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
15 Jul 202029 Jul 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
19 Jul 202002 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
22 Jul 202005 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
29 Jul 202012 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
05 Aug 202019 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
12 Aug 202026 Aug 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
19 Aug 202002 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
23 Aug 202006 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
26 Aug 202009 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
02 Sep 202016 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
06 Sep 202020 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
09 Sep 202023 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
16 Sep 202030 Sep 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
20 Sep 202004 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
23 Sep 202007 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
30 Sep 202014 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
07 Oct 202021 Oct 2020Fully BookedAUD $2,749 
Day 1 - Dushanbe
Arrive at any time.
Day 2 - Dushanbe/Kuli Iskandarkul
Visit some sights in the capital city of Dushanbe, including museums, monuments and the main mosque. After lunch, drive through the valleys and mountains of the area for an overnight in local homes in the stunningly beautiful Iskanderkul area. Meet the locals and explore this gorgeous landscape in the Fann Mountains.
Day 3 - Kuli Iskandarkul
Spend a full day exploring. Hike in the mountains to an impressive waterfall. After a picnic lunch, return to Sarytag village.
Day 4 - Kuli Iskandarkul/Khujand
Continue on to Istaravshan and visit an ancient settlement in Ura-Tube. Enjoy an optional lunch in a local chaikhana (teahouse) before driving to Khujand. Explore the city in the afternoon, visiting the museum and a mausoleum.
Day 5 - Khujand/Tashkent
Visit the Khujand market (largest in Tajikistan) before continuing on to the border. Cross into Uzbekistan and drive to the capital city of Tashkent. Enjoy a short orientation walk in the evening before an optional dinner.
Day 6 - Tashkent
Enjoy a free day to explore.
Day 7 - Tashkent/Samarkand
Travel on to Samarkand. Take an orientation walk and opt to visit the Amir Timur Mausoleum.
Day 8 - Samarkand
Enjoy a city tour and visit to the Registan. Opt to check out the Guri Amir Mausoleum, Tomb of the Prophet Daniel, and the Registan minarets. Use some free time to wander the bazaar or visit more sights.
Day 9 - Samarkand/Aydar Kul Camp
Travel out into the desert to visit the Nurata Shrine and remains of the Alexander the Great fortress. Continue on for an evening in a local yurt camp. Opt to ride a camel or enjoy an evening Kazakh singing show.
Day 10 - Aydar Kul Camp/Bukhara
Travel to Bukhara, one of the most charming cities in the country. Opt to visit the old city bazaars, have dinner with a local family, or visit a traditional hammam (bathhouse).
Day 11 - Bukhara
Take a half-day guided walk around the beautifully restored mosques, madrassas, and covered markets that make up the Old City.
Day 12 - Bukhara/Khiva
Enjoy a full day's travel through the desert to reach UNESCO-listed Khiva. Get to know the place on a late afternoon walking tour.
Day 13 - Khiva/Tashkent
Enjoy a guided tour of the city with free time to experience the local life. Opt to browse the shops, wander the lanes, examine handmade silk rugs, or sit in a caf in this ancient historical town. Later, take an overnight train to Tashkent, travelling alongside the locals.
Day 14 - Tashkent
Arrive back in Tashkent and enjoy a city tour or explore on your own with some free time.
Day 15 - Tashkent
Depart at any time.