Uzbek tour 3
Uzbek Tour 3
Duration of tour: 10 days
Highlights: Tashkent - Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva - Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the city tour in Tashkent. In course of the Uzbek tour 3 you will visit Independence square, the main square of the country that was erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in WWII. Then you will see the Broadway Street that separate Independence square and Amir Timur square. After it in course of the tour you will take a ride in the one of the most beautiful subway in the world that is situated in Uzbekistan. Then you will visit the old part of the city where it will possible to see such interesting sight as a Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that include several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. And the major sights of the tour here is the Othman Quran which considered to be the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Night is in the hotel
Day 2: Tashkent - Nukus (domestic flight)
Today your travel will start by having flight to Nukus from Tashkent. Upon arrival you will have a guided city tour where it will be possible to see such interesting and prominent sight as the Museum of Savitsky the famous place of the masterpieces of forbidden art. Here you can witness works of such famous painters like Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The museum possesses this collection by the curator of Karakalpakstan state museum of art due to the fact that he bought these works from indictable soviet artists. After it you will explore the ancient necropolis- Mizdakhan, it used to be a city. From 4th century BC till about 14th century AD this area was seized all the time. Your next destination in course of the tour is Chilpyk - Zoroastrian ancient monument that is 2200 years old
Day 3: Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva
Today in course of Uzbek tour 3 you will be transferred to the oldest city in the country. This place has a great history that related to the famous and mythical Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench. In the 10th century this city used to be the trading center on the Silk Road. Due to the caravans full of goods the gates of the city were busy until the sunset. This place was well preserved and passed through generations. After it you will be transferred to two imposing fortresses - Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala Ayaz Qala. It is important to be noted that they are not just fortresses but an ancient castle of Khorezm. They were built in II century AD. Tuprak Qala was in the royal city where Korezmshah's ruler lived. Tuprak Qala can be translated as Clay fort. Due to the endless wars and intrusion that emaciated this fortress was under occupation until 6th century AD. Overnight is in Khiva's hotel.
Day 4: Khiva
In course of Uzbek tour 3 you will start to explore Khiva city. You can enjoy the interesting sights in tour of the oldest city of Uzbekistan. The tour will start with visiting Ichan Qala. It is the inner city that has strong rounded walls. Inside it you can witness a great architectural history of old buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses that made Ichan-Qala into unique city-monument. Here you will be able to find more than 400 traditional dwelling and about 60 monuments. As the time passed in 1969 Ichan-Qala became historical and architectural maintaining area. Moreover here it will be possible to see such prominent sights as Kunya-Ark fortress of the 17th century, discovered by Muhammad Arang Khan. Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace the incredible sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s was also found by him. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Khiva - Bukhara
Today you will be transferred to Bukhara city. This city is also known as a "town museum" that has more than 140 architectural monuments. Moreover Bukhara appeared in Middle ages. The construction of the city is made of green and narrow streets, big parks and beautiful gardens, historical and architectural monuments in spite of belonging to different time they locate very close to each other. During the tour you will see Kizilkum desert as well as Amu Darya River that considered to be the deepest river in the Central Asia that appeared due to the fusion of the two rivers from Tajiistan - Panj and Vakhsh, and flowing into Aral Sea. In Bukhara you will have free time. The night is in the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara
Today you will have a city tour where it will be possible to see the oldest citadel of 4th century - Citadel Ark. This citadel was used as a palace for several dynasties Bukhara Empire. After it you explore Samanids mausoleum the masterwork of 9th- 10th century. Chasma Ayub or Job's Well and Bolo-Hauz mosque that consist of forty column named in honor of Abu - Fabyud Khan that was governor here. Then it will be possible to walk at the Shopping domes and the well-known madrasah of Bukhara - Nodir Divan Begi. It is part that belongs to Lyabi Kalon Ensemble. Last attraction that you will see today is Poi Kalon complex that is considered to be architecture of art of Bukhara. The complex has three structures of 12th- 16th centuries they are Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and the last one is Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight will be in hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand
Toady you will see the birthplace of Amir Timur - the town Shahrisabs. Here you will be able to see the Ak Saray Palace. It is a famous palace that Amir Timur made. Moreover while exploring it you will find out that there is an inscription on the main portal of the palace: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". After visiting it you will see Jahongir's mausoleum that was built to the eldest son of the Amir Timur trhat died at 20 years old. The highlighted part of the tour is the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes where all Amir Timur's descendants and relatives were placed. Continue tour to Samarkand. Night is in the hotel.
Day 8: Samarkand
Toady you will have a tour in Samarkand. This city is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan and considered to be second largest city in Uzbekistan. Also it is well known that the city has the same age as the Babylon or Rome. During the tour in Samarkand you will visit such interesting attractions as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. In the tour you will be able to explore the Madrasahs of 15th-17th that will not leave anyone indifferent due to breathtaking beauty. Moreover you will be able to see UNESCO World Heritage Site - Shakhi - Zindeh. This complex is famous and prominent due to the collection of mausoleums dating back to 11th - 15th centuries. One of them was built to one of his favorite wife after the successful campaign in India and the name of this Mosque is Bibi Khanum.
Day 9: Samarkand - Tashkent
During the travel on Samarkand you will verify that here you can see a lot of things such as Ulighbek observatory that was built at the 15th century due to his order. Due to the history of this city it can be said that he was one of the famous ruler and scientist of Samarkand. Thank to this observatory he opened about 1 018 heavenly bodies in his manual "Zidji Guragoni" that he published in 1437. He was killed by the hands of his own son. After it you will have calm walk at the Broadway Street where you can find a lot of goods. Don't forget to visit National bazaar Siab where you can find Uzbek traditional handmade products and sweets. Furthermore it will be possible to visit factory where around 400 women sew handmade carpet. Night is in a hotel.
Day 10: Tashkent - Departure
Driver will take you to Tashkent international airport for your flight to next destination.
Price per person:
02 pax - 850 $
04 pax - 670 $
06 pax - 575 $
08 pax - 605 $
10 pax - 560 $
Single - 135 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 40 $
Half board - 80 $
Full board - 145 $
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 75 $ per person
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva - 265 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 580 $ per group
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3*
Nukus - "Jipek jo'li" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Train tickets (if any)
- Mineral water supply
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Entrances to all museums