Unforgettable experiences along the Silk Road on your Uzbekistan trip
The historic Silk Road hides ancient secrets, countless adventures and other mysteries that are just waiting to be explored. The Silk Road had its heyday when world trade crossed Central Asia, and is a common name for various east-west trade routes that connected China, Persia, the Middle East, India and Europe, and which were used to transport silk and other valuables. The Silk Road has existed for millennia, and through the ages there have consequently been different eras, and thus the different routes have had different meanings. For example, the Silk Road connected China with Baghdad during the Abbasid Caliphate (750-1258), and more recently, the Silk Road connected Russia with India. A branch of the network even connected the strongholds of the Vikings in the North with Central Asia, through a route called the Amber Route.
There is a special sound and atmosphere over the cultural journeys through the ancient emirates on the Silk Road in the forgotten Central Asia. The journey through the realm of Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan and Timur Lenk offers experiences beyond the ordinary cultural journeys. The journey with Tourist Travel goes along the Silk Road through the Kyzylkum desert in the classic Transoxiana to the oasis towns of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. There is plenty of opportunity to walk on the paths that the nomads walked hundreds of years ago, smell and taste spices that you have never heard of before, see textiles, materials and other things that are very far from our daily lives. . In short, the Silk Road is still a route that exudes mystery and seduction, and which is only waiting to be explored.
Khiva – Bukhara – Samarkand
Khiva – a unique city that has rightly been given the title “the seventh wonder of the world”, thanks to its authentic atmosphere, which gives the feeling of an era from the beginning. The city appears almost like a museum in the open air due to the magnificent buildings, the core of which is the palace of Itchan Kala. The city is located west of the Amu Darya River (Oxus), and was a central stop on the Silk Road. A trip to Uzbekistan’s Khiva can thus give you a look into the heyday of caravans and bombard you with sensory impressions ranging from the special architectural expression to the aroma and taste impressions of the bazaars.
Bukhara – a historic gold mine
Bukhara is one of the famous oases on the Silk Road. Water from the rivers Zerafshan and Amu Darya has given the city lots of life. The city is located on a parallel route to Silkevejen, and was in Silkevejen’s heyday a trade and cultural center for the region, and had trade connections to both east, north and west. Bukhara is one of the most complete examples of a medieval city in Central Asia, which is why the city center is also included on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The city hides unusual monuments such as Ismail Samani’s mausoleum. The city exudes history, and there is ample opportunity to get your nose and curiosity deep into the history of Central Asia.
Samarkand – the jewel of Uzbekistan
With almost half a million inhabitants, Samarkand is the second largest city in Uzbekistan, and at 2,700 years, it is one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. Back in time, the city was the center and meeting place for commercial caravans from India, Persia and China. It is clear that Samarkand is one of the oldest cultural cities in the world, and it fascinates with its many well-kept, oriental buildings. For example, Samarkand is home to the largest dome mosque in Central Asia; Bibi Khanum Mosque, which is definitely worth a visit. This legendary city was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001, and continues to give the West associations to mysterious and unattainable times. It is a city to be experienced if one is to travel in the footsteps of caravans.
Travel to Uzbekistan with Tourist Travel
Together, these three cities form central and important, historical hubs on the Silk Road, making them essential destinations on a Uzbekistan trip. Central Asian travel is becoming more and more popular. Whether it is because of the exciting and eventful history, the tradition-bound and historical sights such as the Silk Road, or whether it is completely different things that attract people, is not to say. But one thing is for sure – a trip to this part of the world will give you unforgettable experiences and memories for life. The region has so much mystery, history and culture to offer that you can not possibly be disappointed.
If a country like Uzbekistan, a region like Central Asia, and a historical route like the Silk Road are to be understood and experienced, it is essential to have a guide who knows the areas, the detours, and the secrets, so that you can experience the little nooks and crannies. tourist never discovers. Tourist Travel gives you just the opportunity for this, so if you are as adventurous as us in culture and mystery, we will be happy to help you satisfy your curiosity and desire to travel with a trip to Central Asia and Uzbekistan.
There are daily departures on the tailor-made Uzbekistan trips
Tourist Travel’s group trips to Uzbekistan, Iran and Kyrgyzstan
Small groups with a Danish tour guide
Contrary to the trend in the Danish travel industry, we place emphasis on small groups, as we believe it unconditionally benefits the experience and the intercultural interaction. This means that we generally keep the groups below 16 participants – and quite a few are below 10 participants. This means that it takes less time to get in and out of buses and other logistical annoyance time. We think it’s a hallmark of quality, but it also costs a little more to be a group of 12-14 travelers than a group of 36 travelers.
A group trip is most often the trip that is most cherished. Here you get unique experiences, often on unique routes outside normal tourist routes. This applies to both our cultural trips and trekking trips as well as the expeditions. And tour guides can often create the finishing touch as they know the areas and countries, creating the ultimate spice.
We often guarantee departure of up to 8 participants.