Stroll through the ancient cities of Samarkand and Bukhara
Visit Aidarkul Lake in the Kizyl-Kum Desert and ride camels
Watch the sunset on the Nuratinski Mountains; eat fish by a campfire and sleep in a yurt
Travel beyond Khiva to the shrinking Aral Sea; see ships stranded far from the water’s edge
Visit the fertile silk producing region of the Ferghana Valley
Trek in the Chimgan Mountains
Paul Craven has been with Steppes Travel for 16 years and true 'Travel Beyond the Ordinary' is what he loves most - he is in his element when trekking through remote landscapes, exploring hidden backstreets and generally getting off the beaten track and setting foot where few have done before.
His knowledge of border crossings and their complications would be hard to beat and many of the wonderful trips he prepares for our clients can combine 4 or 5 countries over several months. During his extensive travels Paul has also built up an interesting and often amusing photo gallery of the 'world's worst toilets'!
Paul can tailor make your holiday to your exact requirements; be it a family adventure, a luxury holiday, a multi-country trip or venturing off the beaten track.
Uzbekistan boasts the cream of Central Asian architecture. Moreover, recent investment has produced plentiful good quality hotels and small guesthouses brimming with local character and with frequent direct flights from London, Uzbekistan is becoming an increasingly sophisticated destination.
In the north is Khiva, a once ruined desert town that has been magnificently restored through a UNESCO funded project. To its south and across the desert, lies Bukhara with a wealth of architectural heritage dating from its days as one of the principal Silk Road cities. In the former Khanate of Samarkand, the bright turquoise domes and the mosaics of Registan Square are in abrupt contrast to the more muted colours of Bukhara.
Although the main cities are the highlight of any journey to Uzbekistan, there are some interesting alternatives to explore as well as some stunning landscapes to venture into.
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