Samarkand Silk Road Home Cooked Food Tour

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Food and table setting.
Food and table setting.
The host family.
The host family.
The host family on the dining table.
The host family on the dining table.
The hosts welcoming guests at the entrance.
The hosts welcoming guests at the entrance.
The family posing for a photo.
The family posing for a photo.
Authentic Uzbekistan delicacy.
Authentic Uzbekistan delicacy.
One of the family members cooks for the guest.
One of the family members cooks for the guest.
Different local spices to used in cooking.
Different local spices to used in cooking.
Different local spices.
Different local spices.
Food served on the table.
Food served on the table.
A rice dish.
A rice dish.
Noodle soup.
Noodle soup.

What To Expect

Try the delicious local food of Uzbekistan. Meet a local family and chat about their lives and customs. Have the privilege to spend time in a local home and help whip up some tasty Uzbek food. Be treated like family!


  • Take a peek into the local lifestyle of a typical household in Uzbekistan

  • Feast on authentic home cooked Uzbek dishes

  • Experience Uzbek hospitality and be treated like family


Tours in Samarkand
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Meeting Point:
Registan Ensemble
4 hours
daily at 10:00 AM; 4:00 PM
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Join the Hotamovs family for a meal in their home in the crossroads of the Silk Road - Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Meet the members of their family; Pardaboy, Sobira,  Bunyod, and Ozod. Pardaboy and Sobira are teachers, and Bunyod and Ozod are both students. Be treated like family as they show you to make the authentic home cooked Uzbek delicacies such as palov, manti, barak, dimlama, sashlik, halva, pahlava, and kazan kebab.

A translator will help facilitate the conversations. Experience life in Uzbekistan exactly how it is. This experience will be no different to the Hotamovs family having any of their local friends or relatives around. Hang out in the kitchen and chat about the affairs of the day that are impacting and bringing joy into their lives, and to know just how the locals really live.  

Swing by the market or shops on the way home to pick up some last minute ingredients, which will be a chance for you to know the local spices and produce in Samarkand.  

On arrival at the home of your hosts, grab the opportunity to do some cooking. You are invited to take part in this as much or as little as you like. Feel free to lend a hand with chopping produce. If you want to learn the recipes for the dishes being cooked, Pardaboy will be happy to show you the ropes!

When the food is ready, sit down together and share the meal prepared, enjoy the conversation, perhaps look at each others photographs, and even take some together!


  • Dinner in a local home with a local family

  • Tea

  • One bottle of mineral water (1.5L for two people)


  • Tips and gratuities

  • Personal expenses

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • Children 5 years old and below are free of charge provided that no meal is consumed.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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