Experience the culture and nature travel in a tour! You will visit the capital Tashkent and the historical cities of the Silk Road such as Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Shahrisabs. Desert nature with camel rides through the Kyzylkum desert and learn the culture of the people in the mountain village!
|1||Day of Arrival||-/-/-||☆☆☆☆|
|3||Tashkent → Urgench; Khiva program||B/-/D||☆☆☆|
|5||Khiva → Bukhara; Bukhara program||B/-/D||☆☆☆|
|8||Bukhara → Yurt camp||B/L/D||Yurt|
|9||Yurt camp → Sentyab||B/L/D||Inn|
|10||Sentyab → Samarkand||B/-/D||☆☆☆|
|11||Samarkand ↔ Shakhrisabz||B/-/D||☆☆☆|
|12||Samarkand → Tashkent||B/-/D||☆☆☆☆|
|13||Transfer to the airport and departure||/-/-||-|
Day 1: Day of Arrival (-/-/-)
Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - a city where modern and old stand side by side (B/-/D)
After breakfast at hotel we will start our Tour in Tashkent. Tashkent, the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan where the history of modern and old stands side by side is located in the northeast of Uzbekistan and with circa 3 million inhabitants the biggest city in Central Asia. Along with modern hotels, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, opera, disco, oriental bazaars, the city also offers a thousand years of history. In Tashkent we will visit: Khazrati Imam Complex consisting of Barak Khan Madrasah (XVI c.), Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (XV c.), Muyi-Mubarak Mosque – storehouse of the well-known Koran of Khalif Osman and gold hair of Prophet Muhammad, Djuma Mosque of Khodja Akhrar Vali. Dinner at the local city restaurant and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Khiva – Museum under the open sky! (B/-/D)
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to the airport and we will fly to Urgench. We will drive to Khiva (30 km). In Khiva check-in to the hotel. We will visit the historical city “Ichan Qala”. Dinner at the live music in the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Khiva – Museum under the open sky! (B/-/D)
After breakfast at the hotel we visit the historical city “Ichan Qala”. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Drive through the red wonder! (B/-/D)
After breakfast at the hotel we will drive to Bukhara. A drive destination from Khiva to Bukhara is 480 km. While driving through the desert Kysyl-Kum (Red Sand) you experience the unique expanse of desert landscape in Central Asia. The Kysyl-Kum Desert is about 200 000 square kilometres and it partly lies in the territories of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. It is covered with red sand from which the name of the desert derives. On the way to Bukhara we make a short stop at the teahouse "Bukhoro-i-Sharif", where you can have lunch or just relax and drink tea. In Bukhara check-in the hotel. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara - Pearl of the Orient (B/-/D)
After breakfast at hotel we will visit Poyi Kalon Ensemble consisting of Kalon Minaret (12th c.), Kalon Mosque (12th c.), Miri Arab Madrasah (16th c.), domed bazaars Toqi Zargaron (15th c.), Toqi Telpak-Furushon (16th c.) and Toqi Zaroffon (16th c.). Continue we will visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex (14-17th c.) and Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah. Dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah along with traditional folklore program. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara - Pearl of the Orient (B/-/D)
After breakfast at hotel we will visit Citadel Ark (4th c. BC), Bolo-Khauz Mosque (beginning of the 20th c.), Samanides Mausoleum (9-10th c.), Chashmai Ayub (14th c.). Lunch at local city restaurant in Bukhara. Afternoon we visit: Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Complex, summer residence of the last Emir (ruler) of Bukhara, Bakhouddin Naqshbandiy Memorial Complex, Chor Bakr (19th c.) and Chor Minor. Free time and overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Nature experiences - in the yurt camp (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the hotel we will drive to Nurata, to the yurt camp on the desert Kyzylkum. Free time at the yurt camp. Afternoon we will be camel riding. Dinner at the live music of a Kazakh folk musician and overnight in the Yurts.
Day 9: Nature experiences - at the Aidarkul Lake and in the mountain village Sentob (B/L/D)
After breakfast at the Yurt we will drive to the Aidarkul Like. We have a picnic on the lake and then we will drive to the mountain village of Sentob. Preparing to cook together traditional Palov (pilaf). Dinner at family in Sentob. Overnight by family in the mountain village.
Day 10: Samarkand - travelling through the treausure of Temur (B/-/D)
After breakfast at the family we will drive to Samarkand. We will visit in Samarkand the three Medressen of the Registan - the Ulugbek-Medresse (built 1417-1420), the Sher-Dor-Medresse (1619 - 1636) and the Tillo-Kori-Medresse (1646 - 1660). The legendary Timurid mausoleum Guri Amir (XIV-XV century) enchants the viewer with its golden interior decoration. You will enjoy hearing some legends while visiting the Bibi-Chanum Mosque and the Medresse (15th c.). We will visit the traditional oriental "Siyab Bazaar". Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Shakhrisabz – the home town of Amir Temur (B/-/D)
After breakfast at hotel we will drive to Shakhrisabz, to the city of birth Amir Temur (known in the West as Tamerlan). The city was already known to Alexander the Great as Nautaca. We will visit the summer palace "Ak Saray" (White Palace, 1380-1405). "Ak Saray" was added to the list of World Heritage by UNESCO. We will also visit Kok Gumbaz Mosque, Darus Soadat Complex and the Jahongir Mausoleum. Afternoon we will drive to Samarkand. Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Samarkand - travelling through the treausure of Temur (B/-/D)
Breakfast at the hotel. Near the Siyab bazaar there is an ensemble of Shohi-Zinda (the living king, 9th – 14th c.), one of the world's most famous group of mausoleums, which fasinate you with its beautiful architecture. Next we will visit the famous Ulugbek Observatory (1428-1429 which was built on one of the hills of Chupanata). The observatory was a unique design in his time. Afternoon we will visit Imam Al-Bukhariy Memorial Complex with excursion. Then Transfer to the train station. We will drive by Train to Tashkent (dep. 17.00 – arr. 19.20). Dinner at a local restaurant in Tashkent. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13: In the morning transfer to the airport and departure.
- Accommodation in hotels on DBL/TWN sharing basis
- Meals: breakfasts at the hotels; lunches and dinners as per the program
- Mineral water bottles during the tour (1,5 L per person per day)
- Folklore show program in Khiva and Bukhara
- Services of A/C comfortable transport with professional driver pas per the program
- Professional English-speaking guides from group arrival to departure
- Domestic air tickets TAS-URG
- High-speed train economy-class (Y class) tickets for Samarkand → Tashkent route
- Entrance fees to all the mentioned sights as per the program (except photo and video charges)
Price does not include
- Visa costs and processing
- Photo and video charges
- International air tickets
- Meals not indicated in the program
- Travel insurance
- Tips and gratuities
- Any personal expenses
- Any services not included in the above itinerary
|Nov 01. – Mar 15.||A|
|Mar 16. – Jun 15.||C|
|Jun 16. – Aug 30.||B|
|Sep 01. – Okt 30.||C|
|2||$ 1375,-||$ 1405,-||$ 1480,-|
|3-5||$ 1150,-||$ 1175,-||$ 1235,-|
|6-9||$ 995,-||$ 1020,-||$ 1075,-|
|10-12||$ 940,-||$ 965,-||$ 1015,-|
|Single room supplement||$ 225,-|
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