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Start: 8 May 2023
End: 20
May 2023

Code: IOU23

Variable price structure. Prices from:

8 pax 2150 pp
9 pax 2095 pp
10 pax 2025 pp
11 pax 1975 pp
12 pax 1895 pp

excl. flights, based on roomshare

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Min 8, max 12 people

Places left: 0

Trip is full

Trip is to be confirmed.

Single supplement: 275

Estimated current
flight cost 750

Please note: an approved Covid vaccine is no long mandatory for our trips from 2023. You can see more on this policy here.

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Impressions of Uzbekistan

Day 1: Tashkent
Day 2: Margilan
Day 3: Rishtan
Day 4: Tashkent
Day 5: Khiva
Day 6: Khiva
Day 7: Bukhara
Day 8: Bukhara
Day 9: Darband

Day 10: Samarkand
Day 11: Samarkand
Day 12: Tashkent
Day 13: Tour ends

Website, Images and text Steve Davey/ 1990 - 2023

Land arrangements are sub-contracted to Intrepid Travel, who have many years experience in running small group adventures.

Bookings are made through the Intrepid Tailor Made Dept. in London not the Intrepid website or Stores. Contact Steve Davey for information


unforgetPlaces4PCThis tour is led by Steve Davey - a professional photographer, whose work appears in publications all over the world. He is the author of the bestselling Unforgettable Places To See Before You Die (BBC Books). Steve recently published Footprint Travel Photography (Footprint Books), which covers everything that you would ever want to know about travelling with a camera. Click for more.

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Highlights of this trip

• Walled city of Khiva

Historic Fergana Valley

• Ayaz Kala desert ruins

• Village of Darband

Forboding Bukhara

• Registan of Samarkand

• Photography tuition

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Included in the trip price

• 12 nights hotel

• 1 night guesthouse

• 12 breakfasts

• 1 lunch

• 7 dinners

• Tashkent to Urgench flight

• Kokand to Tashkent train

• Samarkand to Tashkent train

All transport as per itinerary

• Bottle mineral water daily

• English Speaking leader

• Sightseeing and city tours as per itinerary

• Entrance fees as per itinerary

• Camera fees as per itinerary

• Pre-trip Facebook group

Expert photographic tuition

These tours are designed and specified exclusively by Steve Davey, but the land arrangements have been subcontracted to Intrepid Travel. Bookings are handled by the Intrepid Travel Tailor made department in the United Kingdom. Your contract is with them, and they will handle all payments. This means that you are protected by their industry bonding, and if you get them to purchase a flight for you, can even be issued with an ATOL certificate!

To reserve the place on the tour, you will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of 400. Obviously if we do not get  enough numbers for the tour to go ahead, the deposit will be refunded. The decision for this will be made no later than 56 days before departure. It is recommended that you don't buy a flight before that time.

Payments can be made in a variety of ways: bank transfer, cheque, debit card or credit card. If you wish Intrepid to book your flight for you, the quoted price will include their booking fee, and the payment might be required immediately. We can advise this at the time of booking.

Please remember: although Intrepid Travel are providing the land arrangements for this tour, this is not one of their trips. It won't appear on the Intrepid Travel website, and you can't book it through any of their stores or agents. If you have any questions about this trip, please contact Steve directly using this Ask a Question link.

How to make a booking?

Bookings are handled by the Intrepid Travel Private Groups department based in the United Kingdom. The only way to make a booking is to fill out the booking form below. Steve will forward the booking on to Intrepid who will contact you directly to take the deposit payment.

Booking conditions

By booking this trip, you are entering in to two different contracts of supply. All of the photography and tuition portions of the trip are covered by the Better Travel Photography booking conditions. All of the travel elements of the trip are, including anything mentioned in the Intrepid Travel Trip Notes, are covered by the standard Intrepid Travel booking conditions. For the avoidance of doubt; the presence of Steve Davey on any tour, is not covered by the Intrepid Travel booking conditions.

The Intrepid Travel Booking Conditions can be found on the following link:

A summary of the main points is included below.

1). The tour price consists of an amount in Sterling. You will be billed in Sterling and the exact amount paid will be governed by your bank or credit card provider.

2). You will need to pay a non-refundable 400 deposit to secure your place on the tour, with the balance payable within 60 days of the tour departure date.

3). The price quoted is per person. Prices for our this trip is based on a twin share basis: that is on two people sharing a room. If you are travelling with a partner, or a friend, then this doesn't affect you, but if you are travelling on your own, you will be paired up with another same-sex member of the group to share with.

Sharing a room, or paying the single supplement is compulsory on this trip. To keep the price as low as possible for everyone, we simply can't let anyone have a single room without paying for it. This means that we will have to manage the rooming lists carefully, so that this situation doesn't crop up. Unfortunately this means that the availability of places or the availability of the optional single supplement cannot be guaranteed. When making a booking, the more flexible that you can be over rooming and dates, the more likely you will be to get a place!

4). Travel insurance is compulsory for these tours, and the Intrepid leader will check your documentation when you join the tour.

5). Intrepid Travel are able to book a flight for you, at the prevailing cost plus a booking fee. If you buy a trip including an international flight from the UK then your trip may be covered by Intrepid's ATOL bonding.


Better Travel Photography Booking conditions

1). By booking this trip, you are entering into two separate contracts of supply. The travel portions of this trip, are set out in the Intrepid Trip notes and are covered by the Intrepid standard booking conditions, and teaching portions of the trip, nor the presence of Steve Davey on the trip. The photography and teaching aspects of the trip, and the presence of Steve Davey on the trip are subject to contract with; t/a Better Travel Photography.

2). Whilst Steve Davey will make every effort to accompany every trip, under very unforeseen and exceptional circumstances, he reserves the right to replace himself with another photographer whom he deems suitable. Under these circumstances, no compensation will be payable; and as the photography portions of the tour are not covered by the Intrepid Travel booking conditions, the replacement of Steve Davey with a replacement photographer will not count as a major change to the itinerary, as covered in the Intrepid Travel booking conditions and therefore will not be accepted as grounds to cancel the trip.

3). Under further exceptional considerations it might not be possible to find a suitable replacement photographer for all, or part of the trip. Under these circumstances, a compensation of 25 per day will be payable, for every full day where no photographer is available to cover the trip; and the lack of a replacement photographer will not count as a major change to the itinerary, as covered in the Intrepid Travel booking conditions and therefore will not be accepted as grounds to cancel the trip.

4). The maximum number of people on the tour will be 12. The minimum number needed to run will be between six and eight. The exact number will be stated on the tour page. This will be notified as soon as possible. You are advised not to purchase a flight, or any any other travel arrangements before the trip is confirmed.

5). These trips are not designed for professional photographers. Due to the amount of input and involvement Steve puts into the itinerary, and into the day to day photography, by joining any tour you warrant that you will not place any images shot on any tour with any photolibrary, or market them in any way, commercially or otherwise, without express permission from Steve Davey. This especially applies to any images that would be placed with any form of micro-stock site, which are expressly forbidden. For more information, please contact Steve Davey before booking.

6). For the privacy of members of the group and also those we encounter along the way, we have taken the decision to ban the use of Google Glass, or any similar products or any other form of covert filming on all of our trips.

7). At their sole discretion, Steve Davey and Better Travel Photography reserve the right not to accept any booking for any reason.

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