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Dental Study Tour in Uzbekistan

7 - 19 Oct 2024
  • Medical & Professional Tours

About the tour

Uzbekistan is the land-locked heart of Central Asia’s evocative Silk Road. The stunning architecture of its ancient cities links the empires of China and Persia, reflecting layers of history encompassing the giddying heights of culture as well as stories of conquest and trade. Travel in the footsteps of Silk Road caravans through Uzbekistan and experience vast, isolated landscapes containing magnificent sites and cultures little changed over time.

Visit dental practices and meet your dental peers in Uzbekistan. Gain insight into the challenges and priorities of dental practice in Central Asia and come away with a deeper understanding of both healthcare and society in Uzbekistan and experience its history, contemporary life and cuisine. The tour is also eligible for CPD.

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Dental Study Tour in Uzbekistan

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Your tour leader

Picture of JBT tour leader, Dr. Ashok Sethi

Dr. Ashok Sethi

Dr. Sethi has pioneered, in the UK and internationally, the art and science of surgical and restorative implant dentistry for 25 years. His practice is totally dedicated to implants, achieving outstanding success rates in terms of predictability as well as aesthetic and functional outcome.

He conceived and taught the Diploma in Implant Dentistry of the Royal College of Surgeons of England. He is the director of the recently established PID – Academy providing postgraduate education and training in practical implant dentistry. He is a founding member and past president of the ADI and has been elected as an honorary life member of the Association.

He has written a book “Practical Implant Dentistry” jointly with Thomas Kaus, which is published by Quintessence International and has been translated into 10 different languages. The 2nd edition, “Practical Implant Dentistry–the Science and Art”, is now available.

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Itinerary at a glance

  • Day 1: Tashkent (Mon, 7 Oct) Arrive in Tashkent, the largest and most cosmopolitan city in Central Asia, and transfer to the Marriot Courtyard Hotel. Take an orientation tour before a local dinner.
  • Day 2: Tashkent (Tues, 8 Oct) Explore some of Tashkent’s more ornate stations. Travel to Kosmonavtlar Station and visit the Museum of Applied Arts, where the curator will guide you through the decorative arts of Central Asia. Visit a private dental hospital in Tashkent and meet with local dentists, or at leisure. Enjoy a welcome dinner.
  • Day 3: Tashkent / Khiva (Wed, 9 Oct) Visit the Hast Imam and Halk across Independence Square.Fly to the living museum of Khiva and transfer to the Malika Khiva Hotel. Dinner on a terrace with a view of the walled city.
  • Day 4: Khiva (Thur, 10 Oct) Explore Khiva, which is perhaps the best preserved of all the Silk Road cities. Explore the city gates and walls, with the option to climb up to the gatehouse for magnificent views, and the Mohammed-Amin Khan Medressa, the Kalta Minor minaret and the Palace of the Khan. Enjoy lunch at Zainab’s House before visiting the Museum of Khorezm History and the prison.
  • Day 5: Khiva (Fri, 11 Oct) Visit the starkly magnificent desert castles, including Ayaz-Kala and Toprak-Kala, and the archaeological sites of ancient Khorezm. Ayaz-Kala is unlike other Khorezm castles as it has unfortified rural settlements – a set of residential buildings, each with a large yard, enclosed by a low brick wall and planted, apparently, with gardens and orchards at the time. Toprak-Kala is remarkable for its size and intact representation of Khorezm culture as well as artworks. Return to Khiva.
  • Day 6: Khiva / Bukhara (Sat, 12 Oct) Drive across the desert*, crossing the River Amudarya (Oxus) to Bukhara, once Central Asia’s religious, intellectual, scientific and commercial hub. Arrive and transfer to the Kalon hotel before a city orientation tour, including the Kosh and Ulubek Medressa, and see the synagogue. Rooftop dinner at Minzifa café.
  • Day 7: Bukhara (Sun, 13 Oct) Spend the next day exploring Bukhara, which looks much as it did 200 years ago. Gaze up at the Kalon Minaret, a 47-metre tower so impressive that even Genghis Khan was moved to spare its destruction. Visit Miri Arab Medressa and the Domes of the Jewellers, Hatters and Money Changers. Lunch is at Lyabi Hauz, a cool plaza surrounding a pool which is shaded by mulberry trees dating back four centuries. Visit the Ismail Samanid Mausoleum, the Bolo Haouz Mosque and the lovely Chor Minor.
  • Day 8: Bukhara (Mon, 14 Oct) Visit Bukhara’s great fortress and the zindan (prison) with its notorious bug pit. Visit the village of Afshona, the birthplace of Avicenna, and visit the Museum of Abu Ali Ibn Sino (Avicenna). The museum houses reconstructions of surgical instruments from the period. Visit the adjacent medical and dental college, meet staff and student and visit the medicinal herb garden. Dinner at the private Dostan House.
  • Day 9: Bukhara / Samarkand (Tues, 15 Oct) Visit the pottery centre at Gijduvan, where sixth generation potters produce needle-fine work in traditional vividly coloured floral designs. Continue to Navoi and take the train to Samarkand. Arrive and transfer to the Grand Samarkand hotel. Visit the tomb of Tamerlane and majestic Registan Square.
  • Day 10: Samarkand (Wed, 16 Oct) City of myth and fable, Samarkand was founded in the 5th century BC, razed to the ground by Genghis Khan in 1220 and re-built as Tamerlane’s capital in 1370. Tamerlane’s stamp can still be seen in superb Islamic architecture, while the city of old lives on in the main bazaar. A full day in magnificent Samarkand will take you to the Ulugbek Observatory, Daniel’s Tomb and the Bibi-Khanym Mosque. Walk to the winery for wine and cognac tasting. Dinner in a local restaurant.
  • Day 11: Samarkand (Thurs, 17 Oct) Visit a local dental polyclinic and continue onto the traditional paper making factory. Afternoon at leisure before a farewell dinner in the evening.
  • Day 12: Samarkand / Tashkent (Fri, 18 Oct) Take the train to Tashkent and check into the hotel before a local dinner in the evening.
  • Day 13: Tashkent (Sat, 19 Oct) Depart Tashkent after breakfast.

* If the railway timetable allows, we will take the train.

Tour cost

The ground only cost of the tour (excluding international flights and transfers) is USD $4,519 per person sharing. The cost of the tour with a room to yourself is USD $5,166

Our online booking system is temporarily unable to accept payments. If you would like to book this tour please call our office on:(Toll Free) 1-8777-398-764.