Join professional photographers Tom Bourdon and Richard James Taylor on an eleven-day adventure along part of the silk route and witness some of the most breath-taking architecture in the world.
The tour will start in Tashkent where you will explore the bustling city life, visit the incredible metro stations and get lost amongst the spices in Chorsu Bazaar.
The people of Uzbekistan are noted for their kindness and hospitality. In fact, the people of Uzbekistan are so generous we have been invited to a wedding in the foothills of the Hissar mountain range. We will meet the family, experience the traditions and be free to photograph as much, or as little, as we like. In return, we will provide the family with images of this truly special occasion.
No trip to Uzbekistan would be complete without visiting the UNESCO world Heritage sites of Bhukara, Khiva and Samarkand. From magnificent palaces to intricately-decorated mosques, a journey through Uzbek architecture is a journey through time itself. Uzbekistan is a relatively new destination on the tourist map so traditional ways of life are very much part of everyday life.
You will be accompanied every step of the way by two leading travel photographers, National Geographic Traveller photographer and LEE Filters ambassador, Richard James Taylor, and Gurushots Guru Pro and travel photographer, Tom Bourdon.
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In the unlikely event that we cancel the tour for any reason, your money will be refunded. Refunds will not be made for any other costs you may have incurred as a result of your booking.
Failure to meet payment schedule may result in cancellation and forfeit.
Travel insurance is mandatory for this trip. Participants will be asked to provide details of a policy that protects against any loss, cancellation costs, medical expenses and repatriation 2 weeks prior to the start date.
Basis of Rates: All prices are based on two people sharing a room. All prices and fares are quoted in US Dollars. Extra charges may apply for early check-ins / late check-outs and transfers at unsocial hours.
Eligibility: Participants must be aged 18 or over.
Included in Tour Cost: Accommodation and meals as indicated in the itinerary, educational materials, pre-departure information and sightseeing as included in the itinerary, all ground transportation considered as part of the tour, transfers to and from flights where applicable, lecturers, guides and internal airfare.
Not Included: International air transportation and related fees (except as indicated in the itinerary), activities noted as optional in the itinerary, gratuities, passport and visa expenses, baggage/accident/cancellation insurance, personal expenses (such as laundry, telephone calls, excess baggage and alcoholic beverages...) and any other items not specifically noted as included.
Minimum Participants: The tour will not be confirmed until there are a minimum of 6 participants. Please do not purchase flights until the tour has been confirmed.
Accommodations: We reserve the right to change accommodation based on our final attendance count. We typically stay in hotels in the 4-star category. Not all destinations offer these types of properties and we often look to include some authentic local accommodation or smaller boutique hotels.
Single/Shared Accommodations: A limited number of single rooms are available at an extra cost on a first-come, first-served basis. We will assist persons requesting a roommate where ever possible. Participants will be notified if a suitable roommate is not available, in which case the single rate will be charged. Single room supplementary is not available in the yurt camp.
Bank Fees: Any bank transfer fees will need to be paid for by the participant.
Covid 19: It is expected that by the start date most Covid-19 restrictions will have been lifted and the tour will take place as laid out above. In the event that the tour is unable to go ahead due to Covid-19, the tour will be rescheduled for May 2023. If for any reason participants are unable to attend the 2023 tour then a full refund will be issued. In the case of exceptional circumstances where either Richard or Tom are unable to lead the tour a professional photographer of similar standing will fill in as required.