Overland Travel in Uzbekistan
The double-landlocked country of Uzbekistan offers overlanders the opportunity of driving through the desert for days on end. To camp on the soil of what not too long ago was the Aral Sea. To drive not only to the Silk Road jewels in Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva, but to find the remains of settlements, forts, and Buddhist remains far off the beaten path, where few other travelers venture.
Uzbekistan offers the best of the best when it comes to architectural highlights of the Silk Road era, but definitely is a true overland destination as well with a very distinct challenge: the desert climate.