Gastronomic tour to Uzbekistan

Category:Thematic tours
7 Days / 6 Nights
Cities:Tashkent - Samarkand - Shahrizabs - Bukhara - Tashkent
Season: Year-round
Tour structure

Tour description

Why tour to Uzbekistan is gastronomic? What do you know about the East? What do you know about Uzbekistan? A lot of information on the Internet, a huge pile of literature, movies, photos and stories of travelers. You can hold in your hands souvenirs, brought from travel, you can admire the culture, traditions and philosophy of the East. However, according to the stories and photos of the eastern cuisine, you can not understand its taste, feel the tart aroma of oriental spices and spices. It is for this reason that we want to offer you to combine excursions to the Great Cities of Uzbekistan with a magnificent oriental cuisine.

But in fact, along with the cultural development of the history of cities, which attracted thousands of the best architects of the time, along with the development of science, art, handicrafts, the culinary side of the history of the East developed. The Great Silk Road passed through Uzbekistan, which means that thousands of caravans from different parts of the world have plowed these lands for many years. Each ruler tried to stand out against the background of others with his greatness, chic and elegance. That's why the best masters from all over the East were involved, who had the secrets of cooking delicious dishes. Over the centuries, skill, honing and improving, passed down from generation to generation, until eventually the stable features of the cuisine of each corner of Uzbekistan were formed.

The best Bukhara pilaf is cooked exclusively in Bukhara and no matter how, Samarkand bread, Dolma from grape leaves, Uzbek Somsa, Norin, Mashhurd and many more dishes that you can try in the framework of this gastronomic tour, during the journey through the cities of Uzbekistan . The taste of oriental cuisine can not be described in words. It is the combination of the ingredients of the dish, the ratio of oriental spices, the skill of the cook and the soul that the chefs of the east undoubtedly invest in every stage of cooking, which makes the taste unique to every dish that can not be forgotten.

However, as part of the tour that we bring to your attention, you will be able not only to enjoy the architecture of the east, culture and traditions, openness and hospitality of the Uzbek people, you can also participate in the tasting of eastern wines, which have long been written poetry poets of the East. But this is not all, what can surprise you Gastronomic tour to Uzbekistan.

You will learn how to prepare many oriental dishes yourself at master classes that are available only to participants of our tour. Plunge into the history of the East and Oriental cuisine, learn the culinary secrets of the masters and how to know, maybe it's the oriental cuisine that will take your heart and discover new culinary talents! I think it's worth it to try.

Canaan travel will make every effort to make this tour as exciting and informative for you as possible.

Tour structure

Day 1 | Tashkent
  • Arrival in Tashkent
  • Meeting at the airport
  • Excursion in Tashkent.

The tour of the capital of Uzbekistan will take its start from the religious center of modern Tashkent - Hast-i-Imam Square, where you can see the ancient manuscripts of Central Asia - the 7th century Qur'an of Osman. The Hast-i-Imam ensemble was formed at the grave of the famous scientist, Koran scholar and hadith, poet and artisan Khazret Imam. The next visit to the functioning Madrassah ‘Kukeldash’- one of the largest madrasahs existing in our days in Central Asia. This madrasah is located near the Chorsu square in the historical part of Tashkent.

  • Dinner

This madrasah is located near the Chorsu square in the historical part of Tashkent. Independence Square. Amir Timur Square. Theatre Square. The former (the residence of Prince Romanov in Tashkent). The former residence of Prince Nikolay Romanovich Romanov, who was exiled to the Turkestan Region for mining precious stones in 1881, is located in Tashkent. The Tashkent Underground is the Museum of Tashkent.

Remaining under the great impression of everything seen and having tasted a delicious, high-calorie, and most importantly useful lunch, you will go to learn oriental cuisine further. The evening will be held in the national house, where you will be taught to prepare a lagman.

Lagman is made from meat (mainly lamb), vegetables and long noodles. Noodles are pulled in a special way: spinning a piece of dough like a child's rope, pull it into a skein of noodles. With a large amount of broth, the lagman is similar to soup, with other cooking methods - like noodles with gravy and complex stuffing.

  • Transfer to the Hotel.

  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2 | Tashkent – Samarkand
Tashkent – Samarkand
  • Early breakfast in the hotel.

  • 06:30 Transfer to railway station.

  • 08:00 Way to Samarkand by highspeed train “Afrosiyab”

  • 10:10 Arrival to Samarkand.

  • Full day excursion in Samarkand.

Registan Square is surrounded with beautiful buildings from three sides: ‘Ulugbek’ madrasah, ‘Sher-dor’ madrasah and ‘Till-Kari’ madrassah. All these three madrasahs are directed with the portals to the middle of the square and form united ensemble composition. Each building is distinguished by its unusual decor - a pattern of stone on the walls and portals. The blue domes above the madrasah are made with burnt bricks, and glazed tiles adorn them from the outside, it shines brightly in the sun. 

  • Dinner

The ‘Bibi-khanum’ mosque. A beautiful legend is connected with the ‘Bibi-Khanum’ mosque. According to which the formidable governor built a mosque for his beloved wife Bibi-Khanum. After a successful trip to India, Timur decided to build the largest building in the East. Shining walls, significant minarets, extensive portal of the mosque, carved with marble, glorified the name of Timur and his beloved wife.

Moreover, for dinner we go to a local restaurant, where we try such a delicious dish as the Noreen. Noreen, quite simple in cooking a dish, but very beautiful and very nutritious. Trying this creation of Uzbek cuisine will forever fall in love with it.

  • Transfer to the hotel.

  • Overnight.

Day 3 | Samarkand
  • Breakfast in the hotel

Ensemble of ‘Shokh-i-Zinda’. The ‘Shokh-i-Zinda’ ensemble consists of eleven mausoleums, which were joined to each other in sequence during the XIV-XV centuries. This unique and mysterious ensemble is located near the ancient settlement ‘Afrasiab’. The ensemble is also called ‘Cemetery Street’. The blue domes of the mausoleums, rushing the chain into the far, look like a graceful necklace from a bird's eye view.

  • Dinner

Ulugbek Observatory. The ‘Ulugbek’ Observatory is a vivid confirmation of the significant development of architecture, science and culture in Central Asia in the XIV-XV centuries. The visit of the ‘Koni Gil’ village, a workshop for the production of silk paper from the bark of the mulberry tree. Master Class.

And for dinner you will try the khanum, an unusual dish of Uzbek cuisine, cooked for a couple of tender delicate dough with a juicy meat filling inside, which is poured on top with a juicy tomato onion roast.

  • Overnight in the hotel

Day 4 | Samarkand – Shahrizabs - Bukhara
Samarkand – Shahrizabs - Bukhara
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Moving from Samarkand to Shahrsabz (85 km) - 1h. 40min.
  • Excursion around the city

Ak-Saray ("White Palace", built in 1379-1409) is the greatest palace of Tamerlane constructed by architects from. Of this grandiose palace, there remain only the ruins of the 50 metre-high portal, flanked by two 50 metre-high towers covered with majolica. Above the portal of the Ak-Saray are huge letters saying: "If you challenge our power - look at our buildings!"

The road to Bukhara passes through the Takhta-Karacha Pass, from where you can see breathtaking views of the valleys of the immense mountains, our land. Here we will stop in the traditional chayhona, where we will try a dish baked in tandyr (clay oven, which since ancient times was used for cooking national dishes)

  • Dinner

Dorut Tillovat (“A Place of Meditation”) is the 14th century complex of Kok Gumboz mosque (1437), madrasah and mausoleums of Shamsiddin Kulol (1374) - a Sufi master, Amir Taraghay - Tamerlane's father and four Termez Sayeds - descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. Kok Gumboz Mosque (Blue Dome) was completed by Ulugbek in 1437 in honour of his father Shah Rukh (Timur's son).

Dorus Siodat (Seat of Power and Might) is the family crypt of the Timurids with the graves of two sons of Tamerlane (Jahangir and Umar Sheikh) and Khazrati Imam Mosque of the 19th century.

  • Transfer from Shakhrisabz to Bukhara (267 km) - 4 hours.

  • Transfer to the hotel.

Dinner will be held in a local restaurant, where you can taste one of the most popular and not less delicious dishes - mantas, called Uzbek dumplings, cooked for a couple.

  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 | Countryside Bukhara
Countryside Bukhara
  • Breakfast in the hotel

Visit the ‘Bahauddin Naqshbandi’ mausoleum. There is one of the most important religious places of Bukhara in 12 kilometers from Bukhara. ‘Sitorai Mohi Hosa’. There is the summer residence of the last Bukhara emirs in 4 kilometers to north from Bukhara - the palace of ‘Sitorai Mohi-Khosa’.

  • Dinner

‘Chor Bakr’ Ensemble. If you travel 8 kilometers to the west from Bukhara, you will find yourself in the main attraction of this village of the ‘Chor necropolis, which is better known as the "city of the dead" in the West and it is also inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

For dinner we will visit the Bukhara National. Where you will cook Bukhara pilaf before your eyes. Bukhara pilaf is unique, combining all four types of cooking. This swimmer is the king of Uzbek cuisine and the main attraction of Uzbekistan

  • Transfer to Bukhara

  • Overnight in the hotel

Day 6 | Bukhara- Tashkent
Bukhara- Tashkent
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Excursion in Bukhara

Tour around Bukhara. Your journey begins with a visit to the ‘Lyabi-Hauz’ Ensemble. This is one of the central squares of the city of Bukhara, an architectural ensemble created in the 16th-17th centuries. The square is formed by the buildings of the Kukeldash Madrasah, the Diwan-Begi Madrassah and the Diwan-Begi Khanaki, grouped around the Nodir-Begi Hole. Madrassah Kukeldash - the largest madrasah in Bukhara,‘Ulugbek’ Madrasah - the only building left from the times of the famous "scientist on the throne" of Ulugbek. Kalyan Minaret, without which it is impossible to imagine the silhouette of Bukhara.

  • Dinner.

Next to the minaret is the ‘Kalyan’ Minaret without which it is impossible to imagine the silhouette of Bukhara. Next to the minaret is ‘Kalyan’ Mosque and the Muslim spiritual school – ‘Mir-i-Arab’ madrasah that is acting from the 16th century to the present day.The Ark Citadel‘Bolo Hauz’ Mosque, domed trading buildings- ‘taki I tymi’. The mausoleum of Ismail Samani is the oldest surviving building of Central Asia. Mausoleum of Chashma Ayub ("The Source of Job"). The legend of the monument is connected with the prophet Job (Ayub).

Fried to crispy crust the meat from fried to a golden color in oil and fat from meat under small potatoes. Moreover, the meat is pre-marinated in a dry or sour marinade

  • Flight to Tashkent.

  • Transfer to the hotel.

  • Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 | Tashkent
  • Breakfast in the hotel
  • Free time
  • Transfer to airport
  • Depart from Uzbekistan


  • Accommodation in these hotels based on breakfast
  • Service of comfortable transport
  • All transfers by comfortable transport of program
  • Sim card local operator (in the group)
  • Services of professional guides on cities

Not included

  • International flights
  • Video and photography
  • Tips
  • Insurance
  • Soft drinks and alcoholic beverages
  • Early check in and late check-out


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