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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.

Inclusions

Local Living: Community Homestay, Kuli Iskandarkul Local Living: 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
15
Price From
AUD $2,599
Start Location
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
End Location
Tashkent, Tajikistan
Age Range
Min :12
Group Size
1 to 16
Tour Style
Original
Tour Themes
Small Group
Physical Rating
Easy to Moderate
Tour departure dates
StartEndAvailabilityPrice
23 May 201806 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
30 May 201813 Jun 20181AUD $2,599
06 Jun 201820 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
13 Jun 201827 Jun 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
27 Jun 201811 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
04 Jul 201818 Jul 20181AUD $2,599
11 Jul 201825 Jul 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
18 Jul 201801 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
25 Jul 201808 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
15 Aug 201829 Aug 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
22 Aug 201805 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
29 Aug 201812 Sep 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
12 Sep 201826 Sep 20181AUD $2,599
19 Sep 201803 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
26 Sep 201810 Oct 2018Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
03 Oct 201817 Oct 20181AUD $2,599
24 Apr 201908 May 201915AUD $2,599
01 May 201915 May 201916AUD $2,599
15 May 201929 May 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
22 May 201905 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
29 May 201912 Jun 20199AUD $2,599
05 Jun 201919 Jun 201914AUD $2,599
12 Jun 201926 Jun 2019Fully BookedAUD $2,599 
19 Jun 201903 Jul 201916AUD $2,599
26 Jun 201910 Jul 201916AUD $2,599
03 Jul 201917 Jul 201916AUD $2,599
10 Jul 201924 Jul 201916AUD $2,599
17 Jul 201931 Jul 201916AUD $2,599
24 Jul 201907 Aug 201916AUD $2,599
31 Jul 201914 Aug 201916AUD $2,599
07 Aug 201921 Aug 201915AUD $2,599
14 Aug 201928 Aug 201916AUD $2,599
21 Aug 201904 Sep 201916AUD $2,599
28 Aug 201911 Sep 201916AUD $2,599
04 Sep 201918 Sep 201916AUD $2,599
11 Sep 201925 Sep 201914AUD $2,599
18 Sep 201902 Oct 201916AUD $2,599
25 Sep 201909 Oct 201914AUD $2,599
02 Oct 201916 Oct 201916AUD $2,599
Itinerary
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.