This item appears on page 24 of the July 2021 issue.
Man walking past Juma Mosque in Khiva, Uzbekistan. Photo by Jered Gorman for MIR Corporation

10-day, 9-night cultural tour, March 16-25, 2022. “Medium” activity level; walking at least 2 miles a day. Group limit, 16. Highlights: In Tashkent, Monument of Courage Earthquake Memorial, 16th-century Kaffal-Shashi Mausoleum/in Bukhara, Old Town’s Lyab-i-Hauz Plaza/puppet maker’s studio/home of local family for sumalak (sweet pudding)/ceramics workshop in Gijduvan/Samarkand for Urgut Market/in Ohalik Mountains, watch game of buzkashi (equestrian sport). $4,195 ppdo. Single supp., $650. Internal air, $125. MIR Corporation (Seattle, WA; 800/424-7289,