Name of the tour: Treasures of Uzbekistan
The best attractions: Tashkent, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand
Length of the tour: 9 days
Day 1: Tashkent
Upon arrival to Tashkent International airport, you will be net by the driver with signboard at meeting area. After that he will departure you to the capital and you will have a city tour. This day you will start exploring the first destination Independence square. You will see the main square of the country and notice that it was erected in honor of the victory in the Second World War II. You will continue the tour with the fascinating attraction the local Broadway. Here you will have a chance to observe Independence square and Amir Timur square. Further you will direct to fabulous Tashkent metro. You will have an opportunity to explore the landscapes and views of the charming scenery and take a ride. It was opened in 1977. His day you will also observe the old part of the city. During the tour you will explore Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. Hast Imam complex includes several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. This day you will also explore the holy Othman Quran. It is the world’s oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Nukus (domestic flight)
This day you will have a morning flight to Nukus. You are going to explore the interesting attraction Museum of Savitsky. Here you can enjoy a rich collection of valuable exhibits, enjoy the beautiful exhibits of Russian and local artists, they are the second most important in the entire CIS. During the tour, you will be able to explore what the exhibits in the museum tell about the systematic development of the history of Karakalpakstan, as well as a collection of paintings, which is considered a real treasure of the Museum. You can walk here and enjoy the charm, see the masterpieces of the forbidden art of the avant-garde. During the tour, you will be able to enjoy the exhibits and learn that there are paintings dedicated to the Russian avant-garde of the 20th century, works by Komarovsky, Sokolov and the Amaravella group. After that you will travel to outskirts of Nukus where you will have a chance to explore Mizdakhan necropolis. You will see that it was an ancient city. You are going to explore that it was historical and archaeological monuments located on three hills and a plain between them. This day you will have a chance to discover a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument called Chilpyk. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Nukus – Khiva
After breakfast you will transfer to Khiva. Today you will have a chance to observe fascinating attractions and explore the fabulous sites. Today you will discover the most ancient city. You will start the tour with discovering the inner city of Khiva - Ichan-Qala and explore rounded with magnificent walls. You will be amazed here there old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses distorted Ichan-Qala into exclusive city-monument. You will explore today the fascinating city and discover that Ichan-Qala has over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala was a historical and architectural conservation area. Today you will have an opportunity to discover the fascinating sites as the Kunya-Ark fortress found in the 17th century by Muhammad Arang Khan. Later on we will explore Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. You are going to observe the fascinating sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Khiva – Bukhara (440 km, 7 hours)
In the morning you will travel to holy Bukhara. Here people can find more than 140 architectural monuments. During the tour you will know that Bukhara city consider a "town museum" that was originated in the Middle Ages. Here you will see a lot of fabulous mosques, mausoleums, madrasah, narrow streets, green parks and gardens. Tourists will have a chance to walk along the streets, explore the amazing sites, admire historical and architectural monuments. that were built in different ages. You will have a chance today to overlook to Bukhara from Khiva via amazing Kizilkum desert. En route you will discover the fabulous views of Amu Darya River that considers to be the deepest river in Central Asia. Upon arrival to Bukhara, the guests will have free time. The overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
Today you will have a wonderful highlight tour in the holy Bukhara. The tour will start with fascinating ancient citadel in Bukhara called Citadel Ark. This is the oldest archaeological site in Bukhara, dating from the I-VI century. The earthen fortification is located in the western part of the city. You will see today Samanids mausoleum of 9th -10th century that will amaze you by its beautiful views. After that you will discover Chashma Ayub. You will explore that it names as Job's well. Then you will explore Bolo-Hauz mosque. During the tour you will explore the significant mosque of forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. In course of the tour you will transfer to the shopping domes where guests will have a chance to buy souvenirs. Moreover tourists will have a chance to discover Nodir Divan Begi the fascinating madrasah that is the part of Lyabi House Ensemble. It is the amazing sample of masterpiece. The tour finishes with the interesting attraction that is Poi Kalon complex. Tourists will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery, explore the splendor of the architectural art of Bukhara, where there are three buildings that were built in the 12-16 centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara – Samarkand (Evening train)
Today you will visit the interesting attractions of Bukhara. The first de3stintion of the tour will be Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex that is located not far Bukhara. You will know that the complex was built in honor of popular Sufi Leader and Philosopher. You will be able to explore that this place was a place for pilgrimage and Muslims from all over the world were eager to visit this place. During the tour, you can explore Sheikh Bahauddin Naqshbandi was one of the most popular mentors Amir Timur. There are also Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, a courtyard with a swimming pool, a madrasa, a tomb of Bukhara rulers and a Dakhma on the grave of Saint Bahauddin Naqshbandi. The you will continue the tour with travelling to countryside residence of Bukhara Emirs named Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. You will be able to explore what about the place was built in unique architecture, beautiful styles. And it is also important for people to note that the residence was named after the beautiful wife of the Emir who left this world as a youngster "Star-shaped and lunar palace". After that you will transfer to Sumiton village where guests will have a chance to explore the fascinating Chor Bakr memorial complex. You will see that this place is popular as the town of the dead. People will see that the attraction has four sides of the earth and infers that all people are equal. Also people will see that this complex was built in the Samanids reign until the 16th century. After that you will complete the tour with driving to Samarkand. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand
Our company is glad to present you the next day of the interesting tour where you will have a chance to discover city Samarkand. You will be able to explore during the tour that the city has a history of 2,500 years and an interesting history. During the tour, you can also find out that the city is located in the valley of the Zeravshan River. It is the second largest city in Uzbekistan. And the most interesting sights of the tour will be beautiful places like Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. This day you will be inspired by the magnificent three madrasah that date back to 15-17th centuries that are located on the grand Registan Square. After that you will continue the tour with visiting architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh, our clients know that it is on the UNESCO World Heritage List, where there is a large collection of mausoleums that date back to the 11th-15th centuries. Here you can also enjoy the beautiful place of Samarkand, which is called Bibi Khanum, this mosque will surprise you with beautiful views, landscapes, fascinate with its beautiful size, you will be able to explore that it was built in honor of Tamerlane's wife. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 8: Samarkand – Tashkent (Evening train)
Today you will discover the amazing sites in Samarkand. Today you will discover the best attractions. And the first destination of the tour will be Ulughbek observatory. During the tour, you will be able to explore that it was built in the 15th century by the ruler Ulugbek. At that time, he was one of the most influential leaders and scientists. The observatory itself began operating in 1437. He was able to find information about 1018 bodies and create a catalog of “Ziji Guragoni". But he was killed by his own son. The tour continues with the fascinating attraction the local Broadway where guest of the country will have a great chance to where you will find souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. The guests will have a chance to buy souvenirs here. Then you will continue the tour with exploring National bazaar Siab, oriental bazaar. Here you will have an opportunity to stroll along the colorful rows and buy some fresh fruits. The tour complete with discovering a carpet factory where over 400 women sew carpets without using traditional techniques. You are going to travel in in the evening to Tashkent by train. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent – Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.
02 pax – Sedan
04-06 pax – Minivan
08-10 pax – Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax – 745 $
04 pax – 645 $
06 pax – 555 $
08 pax – 590 $
10 pax – 545 $
Single – 105 $
Early check-in – 40 $
Single early check-in – 45 $
Price per person:
02 pax – 930 $
04 pax – 830 $
06 pax – 740 $
08 pax – 770 $
10 pax – 725 $
Single – 210 $
Early check-in – 65 $
Single early check-in – 95 $9
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Khiva, Bukhara – 270 $ per group
English speaking escort guide – 550 $ per group
All dinners – 70 $
All lunches and dinners – 120 $
Entrance fees – 70 $ (*with escort guide only)
Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*/ “Ramada” Hotel 4*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*/ “Diyora” Hotel 4*
Bukhara – “Porso” Hotel 3*/ “Omar Khayyam” Hotel 4*
Nukus – “Jipek Jo’li” Hotel 3*
Khiva – “Old Khiva” Hotel 3* / “Bek Khiva” 4*
- Train tickets
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums