Travel to Uzbekistan: Tour 7
Day 1: Tashkent
Welcome to Uzbekistan. We will visit Independence square established as a representation of victory over fascism in World War II. Then walk sideways the local Broadway, ride in famous Tashkent metro, among the most attractive subways in the world opened in 1977. We will visit the old part of the city which contains: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that entails of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The highpoint of its shows is the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph but killed by unknown in 8th century. His blood can be found over the Quran pages. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Nukus
We will have flight to Nukus. Today is the city tour and visit the Museum of Savitsky which parades the masterworks of forbidden art. This museum amasses 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The guardian of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art collected the artworks in 1960s. He obtained disqualified works from mistreated soviet artists and exhibited them in this distant central Asian art-house. We will drive outside of Nukus to see Mizdakhan graveyard which used to be an ancient city centuries ago. It is long-established that area was uninterruptedly apprehended from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea
We will have long drive to Aral Sea. It will take 9 hours over following path: Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. We will visit Gaur Kala Fortress or simply "fortress of the infidels", erected around the fourth century B.C. The walls of the fort, the height of which surpasses ten meters, are enclosed by the well-maintained till our days a few throttleholds. Upon arrival to Aral Sea you will have opportunity to sightsee the environs. Overnight is in tents.
Day 4: Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus
In the morning we will visit attractive canyons of Ustyurt and drive about Muinak through the dried bottom of the sea. The town of Muynak is one of the arresting examples of the ecological catastrophe in the region. It was once the greatest Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. On arrival in Muinak visit the churchyard of ship in past of the Aral Sea and town museum. We will drive to Nukus. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 5: Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva
Today we will have a great tour in Khiva, the most primeval city in Uzbekistan filled of history and charming sites. Its antiquity is indissolubly connected with the history of the mythical Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench before. In the 10th century Khiva is stated as a foremost trading center on the Silk Road. See the single city well-looked-after and valued to pass to our next generation. On the way don't forget to take photographs. We are self-assured that you will be charmed. See Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. Ayaz Qala is an ancient castle of Khorezm, called on behalf of well-known warrior-slave Ayaz, a Turkic folklore hero of the II century AD. Tuprak Qala means "clay fort", was the imperial city of Khorezmian ruler Artav. Night is in a hotel in Khiva.
Day 6: Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
In the morning we will travel to see the most beautiful tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It will be inside of Ichan Qala, the inner city in Khiva smooth-edged with sturdy walls. Find out about more about old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan Sarais and Bathhouses. Ichan Qala contains over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan Qala was elected a historical and architectural conservation area. The most outstanding sites in it are the Kunya Ark fortress of the 17th century, discovered by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, a farfetched sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. In the evening you will have flight Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport. Thank you!
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 815 $
04 pax - 695 $
06 pax - 640 $
08 pax - 595 $
10 pax - 575 $
Single - 60 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 50 $
*Full board - 85 $
*Entrance fees - 35 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 160 $ per group
Escort guide - 400 $ per group
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
Aral Sea - "Tents"
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums