Travel to Uzbekistan: Tour 8
Day 1: Tashkent
We are happy to see you in Uzbekistan. Upon arrival you will an opportunity to visit Independence square, time-honored as a sign of victory over fascism in World War II. See local Broadway, see Tashkent metro, among the most attractive subways in the world opened in 1977. Visit old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that comprises of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The highpoint of its exhibitions is the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan who was the Third Caliph. But he was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent- Nukus
In the morning is flight to Nukus. Then you will have full day city tour in this city. Visit the Museum of Savitsky which displays the masterpieces of forbidden art. It collects 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The warden of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art composed the artworks in 1960s. He bought banned works from persecuted soviet artists exhibited them in this distant central Asian art-house. Drive outside of Nukus to see Mizdakhan graveyard which used to be an ancient city centuries ago. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea
The tour will start by having long drive to Aral Sea. We will drive via route: Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. We will stop at Gaur-Kala Fortress or "fortress of the infidels", erected around the fourth century B.C. The walls of the stronghold, the height of which exceeds ten meters, are enclosed by the preserved till our days a few throttleholds. Today it is impossible to say for sure what kind of structures they were. Aral Sea will impress everyone so you can explore the environs. Overnight is in tents.
Day 4: Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus
We will visit attractive canyons of Ustyurt and drive concerning Muinak over the dried bottom of the sea. The town of Muynak is one of the outstanding examples of the ecological adversity in the region. It was once the prime Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. On arrival in Muinak visit the cemetery of ship in ex-shore of the Aral Sea and town museum. We will visit drive to Nukus. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 5: Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva
In the morning we will drive to Khiva, the most antique city in Uzbekistan full of history and captivating sites. Its history is indistinguishably associated with the history of the mythological Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench before. In the 10th century Khiva is mentioned as a main trading center on the Silk Road. On the way we will visit two well-known fortresses: Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. Ayaz Qala is an ancient castle of Khorezm, called on behalf of celebrated warrior-slave Ayaz, a Turkic folklore hero of the II century AD. Tuprak Qala is translated "clay fort", was the imperial city of Khorezmian ruler Artav. Archeologists claim that fortress was built in I or II century AD. It was engaged until 6th century AD. Night is in a hotel in Khiva.
Day 6: Khiva
In the morning we will have pleasing sightseeing tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It will be inside of Ichan Qala, the inner city in Khiva smooth-edged with robust walls. On the way you will old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan Sarais and Bathhouses. Ichan Qala contains of over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. On the way we will see Ichan Qala opened in 1969 and elected a historical conservation area. The most extraordinary sites in it are the Kunya Ark fortress of the 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Khiva - Bukhara
Untimely in the morning we will have transfer to a captivating city of Bukhara. See more than 140 architectural monuments Bukhara is a "town museum" belonging to the Middle Ages. The city contains of narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical monuments of different epochs. The road from Khiva to Bukhara goes via the renowned Kizilkum desert. On the way we will relish the view to Amu Darya river as the deepest river in Central Asia, shaped by the convergence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan and flowing into Aral See. Upon arrival in Bukhara. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Bukhara
Have a great tour around Bukhara. Visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century named Citadel Ark which used as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then you will see Samanids mausoleum of the 9th -10th century. Then the tour continues to Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque, the mosque of forty columns erected in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. Walk sideways the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi which is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble, famous central touring of Bukhara. End your tour by visiting Poi Kalon complex, the exclusive sample of architectural art of Bukhara. It contains of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.
Day 9: Bukhara - Samarkand
The tour will start by driving to Samarkand. Samarkand is placed in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan as Babylon or Rome. Today you will visit its most enduring sights such as Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, a complex of three charming Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh signifies a large gathering of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Bibi Khanum Mosque was erected to the beloved Tamerlane's wife, after his fruitful battle in India. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 10: Samarkand - Tashkent
The tour will start by travelling to Samarkand city. See Ulughbek observatory, assembled in the 15th century by Ulughbek as one of the most renowned Samarkand scientists. When he worked observatory, he created in 1437 the "Zidji Guragoni" catalog, which had data about 1018 heavenly bodies. Inappropriately, he was slayed by order of his own son. Then we will walk lengthways the local Broadway enclosed by souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. Visit national bazaar Siab, oriental bazaar. On the way you can find Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. In the afternoon we will transfer to Tashkent by train. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 11: Flight
Transfer to airport.
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 075 $
04 pax - 915 $
06 pax - 845 $
08 pax - 815 $
10 pax - 770 $
Single - 100 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 75 $
*Full board - 135 $
*Entrance fees - 75 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 220 $ per group
Escort guide - 580 $ per group
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
Aral Sea - "Tents"
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Tashkent - Nukus flight from 90 $