Have you conjured up in your imagination what a Silk Road City was like during the days of Marco Polo in the 13th century? If so, it most likely includes colorful images of crowded caravanserais housing a huge array of exotic items from distant lands brought by intrepid entrepreneurial merchants who exchanged not just goods, but ideas about different cultures, religions and traditions.

An extensive network of routes going north to south and east to west, the Silk Road was populated by thriving trading centers along the way. Some of these cities have been destroyed, but some of the most significant metropolises – the glorious ones that have been repeatedly restored after the destructive invasions of Genghis Khan and Emir Timur (Tamerlane) are the great cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva – all conveniently located in Uzbekistan.

Today, you can marvel at the glorious craftsmanship of the masters who constructed incredible Mosques, Madrassas, Minarets, Mausoleums and Monuments located in these charming cities. Walk around the narrow labyrinth of alley ways in the walled fortress city of Khiva – a city often considered the 7th Wonder of the World. Spend time with a family in Bukhara to learn first-hand how residents continue to observe ancient cultural traditions. And, marvel at the spectacular, unsurpassed beauty of Registan Square in Samarkand.

Uzbekistan has it all. And the people – they are among the most gracious to be found anywhere. Visit Uzbekistan and you will be invited into homes, to wedding celebrations, to family gathering. And, you will find yourself in countless group photos of smiling locals who will consider it an honor to be photographed with an American.
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14-DAY SMALL GROUP CULTURAL JOURNEY THROUGH UZBEKISTAN
April 3 – April 16, 2018
14 Days 13 overnights
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Itinerary in Brief

Day 1                 Arrival Tashkent

Days 2 & 3         Tashkent

Days 4, 5 & 6      Khiva

Days 7, 8 & 9      Bukhara

Day s 10, 11 & 12 Samarkand

Day 13                 Tashkent

Day 14                 Departure

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