Uzbekistan, in the ancient cradle between the Amu-Darya and Syr-Darya rivers, is arguably the most fascinating of the Central Asian republics.
After the collapse of the USSR Uzbekistan is now a new independent state in Central Asia.
Uzbekistan boasts some of the oldest towns in the world with breath-taking architecture. Well preserved relics from the time when Central Asia was a centre of empire lie in the Ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Shakhrisabz. Uzbekistan,located between the Amu-Darya and Syr-Darya rivers and located on the ancient Silk Road, the trading route between China and the Western Europe. Uzbekistan cities were important trade centres where architecture and the arts were highly developed. Samarkand was the capital of Tamerlaine in the 14th century. He was ruling an empire stretching from Turkey to China and built monuments with incredible delicacy, including mosques, madrassahs and the majestic Registan Square.
Khiva, near Urgench is one of the largest open-air museums and most preserved complex of ancient times.
These unforgettable trips take you to capital of Tashkent, the symbols of oriental beauty and magical cities and Bukhara, Samarkand ,Shakhrisabz, Khiva and Urgench. Visit the astonishing historical sites and wander around oriental bazaars and tea houses, where the different nationalities of Central Asia gather together with their traditional and colourful customs, creating the old atmosphere of silk road. Enjoying the long tradition of the Uzbeksand diverse cuisine, folk music and spectacular natural beauty, landscape of cotton fields, mulberry trees, fruit orchards, silk production in Ferghana Valley, surrounded by the Tian Shan and Pamir mountains.