The true admirers of the ancient cities would love this tour around Uzbekistan. The tour includes the trips starting from the capital of the country “Tashkent” to the one of the most historical city “Samarkand”, after which the visitors will be transferred to Tashkent back. You have an opportunity to enjoy a beauty of the cities such as Khiva, Bukhara during the trip.
Flight to Tashkent. Upon arrival at Tashkent International Airport, you will be met by one of Trip Orient representatives and transferred to the beautiful hotel, where we stay 1 night. After breakfast, we are invited to our first visit Tashkent. We start sightseeing tour from the Independent square and Amir Temur square, Metro Tashkent, Theater of Navoi which are in the new city. We continue our travel to the old part of the city through Kukeldash madrassah and “Chorsu” bazaar. We continue to visit touristic attractions: Khast-Imam, the madrasah Barak-Khan where is kept the Uthman Qur’an (VII), the mosque Tilla-Shaikh, the mausoleum Kaffel-Shashi as well. Dinner is served at a local Restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Transfer to the domestic airport catch an early morning flight from Tashkent at 07:00 am to arrive in Urgench at 08:50 am. Transfer to your hotel around 40 minutes from the airport which is 19 miles (30 km) away from Urgench. Visit Kunya-Ark Fortress, Ichan Kala, Tower Kalta Minor, Madrassah Muhammad Amin Khan, Juma Mosque with 212 trees and Minaret, Tash Khali, the Mosque Ark, the Minaret of Islam Khodja, the Minaret of the main Vizir, and Caravansaray of Allakhuli-Khan. Lunch, visit the Memorial of Pakhlavan Makhmud, Khiva Bazaar, and the craft centers of Khiva. Dinner. The evening is left free to relax or explore your surrounds as you see fit. Overnight at the hotel
After breakfast, we will leave for Bukhara. We ride a six-hour to Bukhara. On your road to Bukhara which it was a historical road that was originally crossed via camel Caravan, we will stop off to visit Kyzyl-Kum Desert and have lunch at the “Chayxana” Tea house. The late afternoon we are left free for private exploration. Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel
It is possible to travel that route by train from Khiva to Bukara (Train runs 3 times a week – Monday, Thursday, and Saturday)
At 9am we begin a guided trip of Bukhara’s old centre, taking in the main square, the impressive mausoleum Ismail Samanid, Chashmai Ayyub, Bolo Khauz Mosque, and rebuilt many times Ark Citadel amongst other highlights. In the afternoon, we also visit Minaret Kalian, Mosque Kalian, Madrassah of Mir Arab, Madrassah of Ulughbek, Madrassah of Abdulazizkhan, and Hanaka & Madrassah Nadir Divan Begui. Bukhara is one of the most ancient centres in Uzbekistan. We cross a spectacular city centre where we can see the caravan sarays and silk markets and workshops, Lunch, Dinner. Overnight at the hotel
Breakfast. We are picked up by our bus for our journey to the residence of Emir of Bukhara, Ensemble of Bakha-ad-Din Nakshband, Chor minor. Lunch is served at a local restaurant and transfers to your beautiful hotel. Dinner is served at the madrassah Nadirdevanbui with a traditional dance show. The evening is free to explore the cities lively nightlife and excellent panorama. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will drive to Nurata. On the road, we will stop off to visit the Gijduvan. Nurata is a desert town where we visit the historical complex of a fortress built by the Alexander Great. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. We head for Yangi Gazgan, the village of shepherds, by the short of Aydarkul. We drive to a bench of Aydarkul and enjoy swimming on the Lake. After arriving to our camp we visit the Kyzyl Kum desert with its amazing views and mehari tour. Dinner is served at Yurt. The evening is left free for private exploration.
Departure by car to Ukhum village, which is located along the Aydarkul lake and in the footsteps of Nurata mountains. The road goes around the lake through Ukhum village, which incorporates villages, situated in the South of the lake. You will have a look at Ukhum and other villages in that area: Sintop, Temirqovuq, Qizilcha, and Yangiqishloq. A great majority of the population there are ethnic Tajiks.Lunch at a local homestay. After lunch, we do some excursions in Ukhum village. Dinner and overnight stay at a local homestay.
After breakfast, we drive to Samarkand and after arrived in Samarkand, transfer to the hotel and for lunch. After lunch we will visit Reghistan Square (Tilla-kari, Sher-dor, Ulug-bek madrasah), a magnificent viewpoint one of the cities of Samarkand. We also visit the impressive Bibi-Khanum mosque, rebuilt after the conquest of Russia in 1870. We visit the local Siyab Bazaar with its amazing colorful oriental shops and markets. Optional activity: visit to the theater “El-merosi” (musical show with traditional costume). Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast, we take a taxi and drive to Shakhrisabz which is situated 80 km south of Samarkand. The sights of Shakhrisabz are Ak-Saray (White Palace 1380-1404), which was largely destroyed. The mausoleum of Dorut-Saodat (The Place of Power) and an ensemble of Dorut –tilyavat , our city tour also includes a visit to Jami – Kok Gumbaz (1435), Hazrat-Imam Mosque (XIV century) and the cenotaph of Tamerlane himself. After lunch, we will a break in Omonquton village where we can meet with locals and to see the mountains all around it. In Omonquton village a local family will show you how our national meals are made. Your dinner will be served at 7 p.m in the homestay, where you will spend the night.
After breakfast, we will walk around the village. We will make many photos there and if you want it is possible to go on a top of a mountain (2 hours) to see a panorama. After lunch we will came back to Samarkand. We will travel to Bagizagan Winery, just outside the city. The company, their main business was supplying wine in bulk to Russia. In 2003 they started bottling their own and began to explore other export markets. 90% of their production is dry wines and they’re now the second biggest producer of these in Uzbekistan. Dinner is served at a local restaurant transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. The late afternoon and evening are left free for private exploration. (Optional activity: visit the Registan light show)
At 9am we begin guided trip of Samarkand old centre to the Guri Amir Mausoleum, we also visit of Shakhi-Zinda Necropolises which is probably one of the most significant religious complexes in Samarkand and monument of unique architecture in whole Central Asia. Visit of the observatory of Ulugbek and Samarkand Afrasiyab museum. Transfer to the railway station at 16:00 p.m. Arrive in Tashkent and transfer to the hotel. Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast transfer to the airport for back fly.
Transport: New and Private air-conditioned transport;
Accommodation with breakfast, based on double/twin room sharing;
English speaking guide;
Train ticket Samarkand – Tashkent (35 $)
Domestic flight Tashkent-Urgench (100 $);
Visa fee (If required);
Meal as per itinerary;
PRICES PER PAX FOR 2019 (in $ USD):
|2 pax||1120 USD|
|4 pax||955 USD|
|6 pax||890 USD|
|8 pax||785 USD|
|10 pax||770 USD|
|12 pax||720 USD|
|Single supplement||150 USD|
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