Name of the tour: Heritage of Uzbekistan
The best attractions: Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Ayaz Qala, Nukus
Length of the tour: 8 days
Day 1: Tashkent
Today you will have a wonderful city tour in Tashkent capital of Uzbekistan. Today you will observe Independence square which is the Central square of the country. Then you will have a chance to walk along the fabulous attraction the local Broadway, where tourist will have an opportunity to buy some souvenirs and see two main squares as Independence square and Amir Timur square. Then you will continue the tour with exploring Tashkent metro. You will see that this metro popular due to its decoration and architecture. You will see that this amazing metro was opened in 1977. Then you will have a chance to discover the old part of the city where you can observe: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. Here are located several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. This day you will be amazed by the enchanting site the Othman Quran. You will see that it is the world’s oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Samarkand (morning train)
In the morning you will departure to railway station of Tashkent. Then you will travel to Samarkand by train. You will be able to explore on tours that Samarkand is a city of blue and green domes, luxurious landscapes and bright facades. This city is very old and dates back about 2500 years. You will be able to explore during the tour that Samarkand is the same age as famous cities like Babylon and Rome and is a real fairy with a riot of colors. It is the second largest city in Uzbekistan. This day you will explore the best attractions of the city such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is a square in the center of Samarkand. "Registan" was the name given to the main squares in the cities of the Middle East. Samarkand Square is the most famous Registan due to the famous architectural ensemble of the XV—XVII centuries located on it. Architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh is one of the best architectural ensembles of Central Asia, a monument of great historical value, which houses a large collection of mausoleums and is a UNESCO heritage site. During the tour you will see that Bibi Khanum Mosque is fascinating mosque that was erected in honor of the favorite wife of Tamerlane and has the fascinating views. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand – Bukhara (train)
This day you will have a morning train to Bukhara. You will have a chance to see the best attractions in the city and explore it during the tour. Today you will discover the interesting site in Bukhara called Citadel Ark that dates back to the 4th century. You will see that it is the last witness of the greatness of the Bukhara emirs. Then you will discover mesmerizing attraction site known as Samanids mausoleum. Guests will have a chance to explore the masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century. The tour continues with exploring amazing Chashma Ayub that means Job's well. This day you will also discover Bolo-Hauz mosque, a magnificent mosque with a small reservoir, which was built in honor of the Governor Abu-Fayud Khan. After that you will get to the shopping domes and stroll along it. Today you will discover madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi. You will see that it is the part of Lyabi House Ensemble. This tour you will continue with Poi Kalon complex, where guests will have a chance to discover the masterpiece of art. Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah of the 12th - 16th. Today you will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara – Khiva (440 km, 7 hours)
In the morning you will travel to Khiva. During the tour, you will be able to explore that Khiva is an ancient city that dates back about 2,500 years. In the tours, guests will explore that Khiva is the ancient city of Khorezm, where almost all the buildings have been preserved. In ancient times on the way of the Great Silk Road, it played an important role. There were countless caravans that were loaded with goods, and caravans passed through the gate. Of the numerous cities of Khorezm, only Khiva has survived the hardships of history and nature. This day you will transfer and explore the fascinating landscapes of the deepest river of Central Asia Amu Darya river, winding, long. Upon arrival to the city you will have free time. The night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 5: Khiva – Tuprak Qala – Ayz Qala
This day you will have an amazing tour where people will have a chance to discover the fascinating city of Uzbekistan, Khiva. Today you are going to explore internal city of Khiva - Ichan-Qala, surrounded by strong walls. It became the first World Heritage site in Central Asia. Guests will have a chance to overlook the ancient buildings, palaces, mosques, madrasahs, mausoleums, minarets, caravan-sarais and bathhouses. You will see that all this landmarks made Ichan-Qala into unique open air city. There are located over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. The Ichan-Kala reserve was created on the basis of the Khorezm in 1966. The tour route will show you the fascinating sites as the Kunya-Ark fortress dating back to 17th century, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, that is fascinating example of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. After that you will travel to Ayaz Qala desert yurts camp. Night will be in the yurts.
Day 6: Ayz Qala – Nukus
The fortress of Ayaz-Kala II is a small almost oval fortress connected by a steep passage with an open settlement on the plain. A giant fortress with a large courtyard surrounded by mighty walls with towers and a gateway maze. It is believed that Tuprak Qala hillfort is an outstanding monument of the history and culture of our country. It is located in the lower reaches of the Amu Darya, on the territory of modern Karakalpakstan. Toprak-Kala was a fairly large settlement that existed on the plain near the slopes of Sultanuizgad in the I-IV century AD. You will rest the night at yurts camp near Ayaz Kul Lake. Transfer to Nukus and overnight.
Day 7: Nukus – Tashkent (flight, 21:00-23:00)
This day you will have a chance to have a highlight tour. This day you will discover the Museum of Savitsky. During the tour you will explore that it was built in 1966. The largest in the Asian region. Russian Russian avant-garde collection is second in importance only to the collection of the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg. The full catalog of works is still missing. Museum vaults hide about 90% of the collected exhibits. The director of this place was Igor Vitalyevich Savitsky. He carefully collected and collected works of the forbidden avant-garde in Soviet times. It is the largest in the territory of Asian region. There you will have a chance to see 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. You will continue the tour with exploring outside of Nukus where you will explore Mizdakhan necropolis. Today you will also discover interesting site 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. You will complete the tour with flight to Tashkent. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – Flight
Transfer to airport.
02 pax – Sedan
04-06 pax – Minivan
08-10 pax – Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax – 695 $
04 pax – 615 $
06 pax – 565 $
08 pax – 525 $
10 pax – 495 $
Single – 70 $
Early check-in – 30 $
Single early check-in – 50 $
*Half board – 55 $
*Full board – 105 $
*Entrance fees – 60 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides – 200 $ per group
Escort guide – 440 $ per group
Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
Khiva – “Old Khiva” Hotel 3*
Ayz Qala – Yurts Camp
Nukus – “Jipek Joli” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Dinner and breakfast in yurts camp
- Train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand, Samarkand-Bukhara
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums