Uzbekistan

Home to the legendary cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, Uzbekistan boasts extraordinary architecture, grand mosques, vibrant bazaars, UNESCO World Heritage sites and breathtaking landscapes.

Located in the heart of Central Asia, Uzbekistan has some of the region’s finest architecture and a dynamic, distinctive history.

Its capital city, Tashkent, with its turquoise domed mosques and bazaars, was a major trading centre along the Silk Road, and the country’s proud legacy of warriors and emperors is reflected in monuments dating back to the 13th and 14th centuries.

Marvel at the epic scale of ancient Samarkand’s Registan lined with meticulously tiled madrassas and 2,500-year-old Bukhara, Central Asia’s holiest city, with its famous Ark of Bukhara, a remarkable ancient fortress and archaeological complex. Journey into Fergana Valley, the epicentre of silk production in Central Asia, to witness weaver’s at work and pause for quiet reflection as you gaze over the towering Tien Shan mountains, which span more than 2,900 kilometres.

An A&K journey through Uzbekistan’s cities and countryside will delight travellers of all interests.

REGION Central Asia
LANGUAGE Uzbek
CAPITAL Tashkent
POPULATION 33,520,004
AREA 448,978 km²
CURRENCY Uzbekistani soʻm

When to Go

Uzbekistan is best visited during the country’s warm, dry months, which occur in Spring (April to early June) and Autumn (late August to November), between the country’s weather extremes. While markets are in full swing during July and August, travellers can expect to be met with very hot temperatures, up to 40°C. Winter temperatures regularly drop below freezing but clear, crisp, sunny days make for excellent photography and crowds are fewer.  

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A&K carefully prepares journeys through Uzbekistan suited to solo travellers, couples, and small groups. Guests with a penchant for history and culture will relish the opportunity to travel back in time on a luxury holiday through this storied country. Many of Uzbekistan’s small villages feel unchanged across centuries, with long plots of land dotted with woolly, fat-tailed sheep. At every destination, you will be welcomed by friendly, smiling faces.

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