UZBEKISTAN Photo Tour

12 DAYS | 11 NIGHTS

Photograph the mythical cities of the Silk Road in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Go beyond the classic architectural images of the ancient world and meet Uzbek people going about their daily activities far from the tourist trail.

UZBEKISTAN Photo Tour

12 DAYS | 11 NIGHTS

Photograph the mythical cities of the Silk Road in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Go beyond the classic architectural images of the ancient world and meet Uzbek people going about their daily activities far from the tourist trail.

UZBEKISTAN Photo Tour

12 DAYS | 11 NIGHTS

Photograph the mythical cities of the Silk Road in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Go beyond the classic architectural images of the ancient world and meet Uzbek people going about their daily activities far from the tourist trail.

UZBEKISTAN Photo Tour

12 DAYS | 11 NIGHTS

Photograph the mythical cities of the Silk Road in Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Go beyond the classic architectural images of the ancient world and meet Uzbek people going about their daily activities far from the tourist trail.

Uzbekistan Photography Workshop

Join us for a 12-day adventure in Uzbekistan!

At night, the moon lights up the tops of the minarets, the domes of the mosques and the madrasahs in the cities of the Silk Road. In Khiva, Bukhara, and Samarkand, you will be immersed into the tale “Thousand and One Nights”, a journey between light and shadow.

In Uzbekistan, you will have the impression of traveling through time, from city to city, through steppes and deserts like the caravans of the ancient Silk Road.

Capture the architectural marvels at the best times of the day, and document the daily life of people in amazing locations. Deep dive into the culture and discover the incredible warmth of the Uzbek people.

Off the Beaten Path

We are beyond excited to announce our upcoming adventure in Uzbekistan for 2025!

This country never fails to amaze us with its rich culture and warm-hearted people. Our updated itinerary is designed to immerse you even deeper into the local way of life, allowing you to capture the essence of the people through photography. Explore the vibrant streets like never before, some part of the desert like nobody else and one of the most spectacular game you will ever see in your life: Kupkari!

We are definitely taking cultural experiences to a new level, offering a more authentic connection with the places we visit.

Highlights of the Tour

  • Samarkand and the Registan Square in the best light 
  • Bukhara, its artisans and its countryside
  • Street Photography on the old city of Khiva
  • Metro of Tashkent
  • Chorsu Bazar
  • Beautifully intimate meets with local families in rural areas
  • Local life: markets, villages, workplaces and other daily activities
  • Kupkari and Animal market

12-Days

April 29 – May 10, 2025 (6th edition) – Secure your spot NOW, 5 spots left!

April 29 – May 10, 2026 (7th edition)

Tour Price

USD $4,250 (single supplement $400)

Group Size

Small group: 3-6 Participants.

We believe in quality, personalised tuition, and so our host-to-guest ratio is always 1:6 or better.

Accommodation

Comfortable 3-star hotels

Effort Level

Average (3/5). Warm weather. Flat ground, walking 6-10km per day. Several long drives.

Gallery

See more photos taken during the workshop >>

Available Privately

We also offer private and costumized guided photo tours >>

Themes:
Local life ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Architecture ★ ★ ★ ★
Landscapes ★ ★ 

Testimonials

We pride ourselves on the quality of our photography workshops.
But don’t take our word for it…. Read hundreds of five-star reviews on Tripadvisor.

Amazing Trip To Uzbekistan

My wife and I have recently completed a 12-days photography trip to Uzbekistan with Regis Binard of Asia Travel Photography. Our journey covered the major cities of Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara… read more

David - Singapore

2019

Uzbek Magic

I have recently returned from a wonderful Photography tour in Uzbekistan led by Regis and our local guide Ibrahim. We had so many fantastic photography opportunities. Regis planned our days…  read more

Tess - New Zealand

2024

Traveling in Uzbekistan

I had the pleasure to travel again with ATP on a long workshop this time to Uzbekistan. Why Uzbekistan you might ask, why not would be my answer. Traveling along the silk road, seeing historic…  read more

Annabelle - Germany

2023

Dream a Little…

Here’s what we’ll see on our 12-Day Uzbekistan Workshop

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent

As soon as you arrive, our team will take care of everything and make sure you settle in comfortably at your hotel. Then, we’ll all meet up for a delicious dinner and start getting to know each other. Can’t wait to finally meet everyone in person and kick off this amazing journey together!

 

Day 2: Tashkent

We’re kicking it off with a visit to the awe-inspiring Chorsu Market in the morning, followed by an exclusive tour of the Tashkent Underground/Metro, which was off limits to photographers until 2019. And as if that wasn’t enough, we’ll wrap up our day at the stunning Khasti Imam complex during the golden hours.

 

Chorsu Market Tashkent
Metro Tashkent
Khasti Imam complex

Day 3: Tashkent – Khiva

Today we’ll take a quick early flight to the ancient city of Khiva, entrenched behind its high walls. Once a feared slave trading hub, the inner city has been lost in time, with little changing over the last century. We’ll photograph the architectural wonders of this living “museum” during the beautiful afternoon light, the sunset and the blue hour. We will also introduce you to street photography, empowering you to see the city in an entirely different way.

 

Pahlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum
Street Photography in Khiva
Khiva sunset

Day 4: Khiva

Today we’ll delve deeper into the ancient city. Starting from sunrise, we’ll discover more architectural beauties and wind our way through the narrow streets, seeing the city come to life through its people. In the afternoon, we will also have the opportunity to photograph local artisans at work before enjoying the afternoon light, sunset and blue hour in a different location.

 

Khiva
Uzbek Ceramic
Street Photography in Khiva

Day 5: Khiva – Bukhara

Post breakfast, hop on the new train or cruise in a car through the desert towards the sacred city of Bukhara in central Uzbekistan. Covering 475 km, the journey takes 6 hours by train or 8 hours by car. Upon arrival, unwind and capture the stunning sunset views from a rooftop, soaking in the picturesque charm of the city.

 

Bukhara
Bukhara
Bukhara sunset

Day 6: Bukhara and its countryside

We’re starting off early with a visit to an animal market, then heading to a charming village outside Bukhara to immerse ourselves in the daily life of a local family. From capturing their routine on camera to savoring warm, freshly baked bread for lunch, every moment promises to be special. Get ready to feel the true essence of Uzbek hospitality as we share this intimate experience. As the day winds down, we’ll bask in the golden lights and blue hues of the Poi Kalon area!

 

Animal Market
Kitchen in Uzbekistan
Kalan Mosque

Day 7: Bukhara and its countryside

Today, after a delicious breakfast, we’re going to meet local artisans, explore the bazaar in town, and visit more talented craftsmen in the countryside near Bukhara in the afternoon. I’m looking forward to experiencing their hospitality and learning more about their artistry with you.
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Bread maker
Bazaar Bukhara
Tandoor Oven Uzbek

Day 8: Bukhara – Nurata – Uzbek desert

We’ll kick things off with a picturesque morning stroll through the charming streets of Bukhara, capturing the beauty of the morning light and playing with shadows around Ploi Kalon and Ulugbeb. After a delicious breakfast, our next stop is Nurata, where we’ll immerse ourselves in the rich culture of the Kazakh people and explore a village of former nomads.

 

Bukhara
Kazakh Village
Kazakh Woman with her baby

Day 9: Nurata – Samarkand

I can’t wait to start our day in Samarkand! After breakfast, we’ll be hitting the road and heading straight there. The thought of doing a photo review in the afternoon and then exploring Sha-I-Zinda and the iconic Registan square later on has me feeling so excited and eager for all the adventures that await us. Let’s go!

 

Registan
Sha-I-Zinda
Registan

Day 10: Samarkand

Today we head out early to photograph the Registan square. Before our departure to Tashkent in the late afternoon, we will also make sure we don’t miss the beautiful Gur-i Amir, where we can see a replicate of Amir Timur Tomb.

 

Registan Square
Street Photography in Registan
Samarkand

Day 11: Kupkari

One of the highlights is always keeping a day open for the unexpected… I’m especially excited to witness the traditional nomad game of “kupkari” where horse-mounted players try to score goals with a goat or calf carcass. It’s going to be a memorable experience, especially since we’ll be there for the last Kupkari of the season. Get ready to become a photographer on a mission!

 

Kupkari
Kupkari
Kupkari

Day 12: Departure

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Inclusions and Exclusions

What's Included:

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Accommodation (3-star hotels)

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Transport during photography excursions (local airfare, fast train and minivan)

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All meals during the tour.

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Guiding/Tuition from a Western professional photographer. Local guide for the communication with locals.

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All tickets and entrance fees.

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Round-trip airport pick-up and drop-off

What's Excluded:

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Airfare to and from Tashkent, Uzbekistan.

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Meals, Drinks and Snacks beyond those specified.

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Alcoholic beverages beyond one with specified meals

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Tips for Guides/Drivers etc.

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Medical & Travel Insurance

General Information

HOW DO I RESERVE A PLACE?

Simply fill out the form on this page to let us know your dates and preferences.

We’ll need a 30% deposit by International Bank Transfer to reserve your dates, with final payment being due 45 days prior to departure.

WHAT IF I NEED TO CANCEL?

We understand that plans change. That's why all of our tours come with a clear, fair cancellation policy.

You'll find full details in our brochure and in our booking conditions.

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