Tashkent – Nukus – Ayaz Kala – Khiva – Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand – Tashkent
Day 1: Europe -Tashkent.
Fly to Tashkent by Turkish.
Day 2: Tashkent
Upon arrival in Tashkent International Airport you will be met by one of Trip Orient representatives and transferred to the restaurant for breakfast. After breakfast we are invited to our first visit Tashkent. We start sightseeing tour from the Independent square and Amir Temur square which is new city. We continue our travel to the old part of city through Kukeldash madrassah and “Chorsu” bazaar. After Lunch we transferred to the beautiful hotel, here we stay 1 night. We continue to visit of touristic attractions: Khast-Imam, the madrasah Barak-Khan where is kept the Uthman Qur’an (VII), the mosque Tilla-Shaiyh, the mausoleum Kaffel-Shashi as well. Dinner is served at a local Restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Tashkent – Nukus – desert castles – Khiva (300 km)
Transfer to Tashkent airport is after an early breakfast. Flight Nukus is around 1 hour 30 minutes. Upon arriving to Nukus you will visit the museum Savitskiy and we get transferred to Khiva stop off the visit of desert castles: Chilpyk Kala, Qizil Kala, Toprak Kala and Lunch is serve at the Yurt in Ayaz Kala. Returning to Khiva, late in the afternoon we will arrive to Khiva and transfer to hotel. We check into hotel and Dinner is served at restaurant on the terrace, overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Khiva
Morning guided visit to Khiva. You will visit the main attraction in Khiva. On the tour we visit the entrance gate of fortress “Ata Darvaza” in Itchan – Qala and others architectural monuments in Khiva: Kunya-Ark, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Arab-Mukhammadkhan Madrasah, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, the minaret of Islam-Khoja, Tash-Khovli, the Palace and Khan’s Harem, Kaltaminar, Juma mosque, Caravan saray as well as the local bazaar in nowadays. After 6 hours of guided visit we have few hours by our self to keep exploring this magnificent place. Dinner is served at one of the Khorezm restaurants. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Khiva – Bukhara
After breakfast at the hotel. We drive to Bukhara through the desert Kyzyl Kum, riding 6-7 hours. Lunch is served at local “Tchayxana”. At Late afternoon we will arrive in Bukhara. Transfer to the hotel we check into. Rest of the afternoon is at your own leisure. Optional afternoon tour: relax or take a tour in Bukhara and dinner is served at a local gourmet restaurant, overnight at the hotel
Day 6: Bukhara
Optional morning activity: we start travel by private bus from hotel across Bukhara. We travel on the main park of the city and Ismail Samanid mausoleum, Chasma- Ayub mausoleum, to Bukhara local bazaar, Ark Fortress or town citadel and Bolo-Khauz mosque. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. After lunch we begging Bukhara city tour, on this tour we visit the currently still used old madrasah Miri-Arab, Poi-Kalon Ensemble including the minaret Kalyan, Taqi Zargaron (Trading dome of the jewelers), Taqi Telpak Fouruoshon (trading dome of the of the haters), ToqiSarrafon (Trading dome of the money changers), Ulug-Bek madrasah, Abdulaziz-khan madrasah, Magoki Attori mosque, Labi Khaouz complex. Tonight dinner is served at local restaurant, here we enjoy Uzbek cuisine. Overnight at the hotel
Day 7: Bukhara
Breakfast. We continue our in Bukhara. Take a short drive to Chor-Minor and SitoraiMokhi-Khosa summer residence of last emir of Bukhara. Go to the Mausoleum of Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi and Chor-Bakir. Lunch in the restaurant local. Free time for walking in the city. this evening we visit an local family to get experience how to cook “Palov”. We have dinner in the guest house and overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand
Breakfast. Today we visit Shakhrisabz. We travel by private bus from the hotel to across the the rigion Kashqadaryo district where the home of Amir Temur is located. Lunch is served at restaurant. We start to visit of the Ak-Saray palace, Mausoleum of Jakhangir, Complex Darut Saadat, Mosque of Imam Khazrat, Gumbazi Saiidon, and Darut-Tillavat. You will visit the city bazaar, this is a great place for fine Shakhrisabz artisanal handicraft, jewelers, ceramic and textile. We return to Samarkand. Dinner is served at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel
Day 9: Samarkand
After breakfast we will visit of the mausoleum of Guri Emir (Tamerlane’s Tomb), Registan Square – one of Central Asia’s most iconic sights Ulugbek, Sherdor and Tillakori madrasahs. We will wander through this incredible city, taking in such sights as Bibi-Khanym mosque and the town’s excellent bazaar Syab. Lunch is served at local restaurant. Visit of Ulug-Bek observatory, the Afrosyab museum and the factory’s paper (Samarkand silk paper production by old-time technology). Dinner. Overnight at the hotel
Day 10: Samarkand – Tashkent (by train)
Breakfast. We will continue the tour to the necropolis Shaki-Zinda and a factory which producing silk carpet. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Transfer to the rail station at 16.00 fast speed train “Afrosiyab”. Arrive at 19.00 and transfer to the hotel. Dinner and overnight at the hotel
Day 11: Tashkent – Home
Transfer to airport at 03.00
Ends of Uzbekistan tour
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