Travel to Uzbekistan · Tour 11 days


Tashkent – Urgench - Khiva – Ayazkala – Bukhara – Shahrisabz – Samarkand – Tashkent

11 days / 10 nights

Day 1-2, Tashkent
Arrival at Tashkent Airport. You will be met and transferred to hotel. Hotel check-in. Time for discussion of tour program and other details with our company representative. Free time

Day 3, Tashkent
Tashkent. Sightseeing tour of Tashkent to the old and new parts of the city: Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square with the Opera House, Applied Art Museum, Earthquake Memorial, Abdul Kasim Madrassah and Alisher Navoi National Park, Independence Square,  Khast Imam Square – a religious center of the city consisting of the Barakkhan madrasah, Kaffal  Shashi Mausoleum and the library of Islamic Literature with the Holy Koran Book of the VII century.

Day 4, Tashkent – Urgench-Khiva
Early breakfast. Transfer to domestic flights terminal.  
07:00 Fly to Urgench by Uzbekistan
Airways flight HY1051
08:40 Arrival at Urgench Airport. Transfer to Khiva (30 км). Hotel check-in.
Start sightseeing in the old part of Khiva – Ichan Kala known as “Inner town”. Ichan Kala which is the biggest open air museum in Central Asia consists of the following architectural monuments:  Ata Darbaza (West Gate), Kunya Ark, Muhammad Rakhim-Khan Madrassa, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassa, Kalta Minor Minaret, Jome Mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja Madrassa and Minaret, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, the last Khiva Khan Allakulikhan’s Madrassa and Tosh Hovli Palace where was the harem with 40 concubines, Caravanserai and Tim Allakulikhan.

Day 5, Khiva - Ayazkala
Breakfast. Free time. Later start to Ayazkala Yurt camp. On the way visit to Toprakkala and Kizkala ancient fortresses.  Arrival in yurt camp. Lunch, dinner with accompany of national Karakalpak akyns songs and dances. 

Day 6, Khiva – Bukhara
Breakfast in the hotel. Start from Khiva to Bukhara via the Kizilkum desert (475 км). Stop en route near the Amudarya River. Upon arrival in Bukhara check–in at the hotel. Free time.

Day 7, Bukhara
Breakfast in the hotel.City tour along the old part of Bukhara including visits to the Mausoleum of Samanids, Bolo Hauz Mosque and the Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to I century BC, Poi Kalon Square with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassa. There are three trading domes or so called covered bazaars preserved from the XVI century and these bazaars were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy and purchase different souvenirs of a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets. Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassas, Abdullakhan’s Tim and a visit to the Caravanserai Sayfuddin which is the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara. Magoki Attari Mosque. Lyabi Hauz is the center of old Bukhara and it is an architectural complex of the XVII century that includes Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa and Khanaqa, Kukeldash Madrassa and the monument of the famous historical comedian figure Khodja Nasreddin is also based in this square.Dinner with folk show in Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa. Night in the hotel.

Day 8, Bukhara – Shahrisabz – Samarkand
Breakfast in the hotel.Drive to Shakhrisabz (298 км). Shakhrisabz is a home - town of Tamerlane and during our 2 hour sightseeing tour you can enjoy the bright example of Central Asian architecture of XIV-XV centuries by visiting: The Ak-Saray Palace – used to be a huge and incredibly beautiful residence of Timur. There are only two pylons (entrance part of the palace) preserved up to this day. Darus Saodat Compldex with Hazrat Imam’s Mosque and Jekhangir’s Mausoleum. Darut Tilavat complex with Kok Gumbaz (Blue Domed) Mosque of Ulughbek, Gumbazi Saidon and Mausoleum of Sheykh Shamsuddin Kulol. Drive on to Samarkand (100 км).  The road goes through the mountain pass which is open during spring and summer and you can be transferred by sedan cars. In the winter, when the pass is closed you will take a detour road via Karshi (140 km).

Day 9, Samarkand
Breakfast.Start sightseeing in Samarkand with a visit to the famous Registan Square – heart of Samarkand and real masterpiece of Central Asian medieval architecture, consists of three grandiose buildings: Ulughbek Madrassa, Madrassa Sherdor and Madrassa Tilla Kori. After Registan you will visit Gur Emir Mausoleum – a burial vault of Timurids dynasty; Bibi Khanim Mosque – the biggest medieval building in the city; Shahi Zinda Necropolis – unique complex of Mausoleums; Ulugbek’s Observatory – one of the most important astronomical centers;A visit to the Mausoleum of Khodja Doniyor known as Saint Daniel. Members of the three religions – Muslims, Christians and Jewish visit and treat the mausoleum with respect; Samarkand local bazaar - Siyab    

Day 10, Samarkand
Continue of Sightseeing in Samarkand.

Day 11, Samarkand – Tashkent
Breakfast in the hotel. Morning transfer to Tashkent (300 km)
Arrival in Tashkent. Check in at the hotel. 

Day 12Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport

Hotel accommodation as per program: 

 City

Hotels 

Khiva

Malika Khiva

Bukhara

Omar Khayyam Bukhara

Samarkand

Malika Samarkand

Tashkent

Le Grande Plaza Tashkent

 

 

OR OTHER HOTELS OF THE SAME LEVEL

 COST OF THE TOUR: 

 Number of participants

Price per person 

2-3 people

$1600

Single room supplement $290
 nederlandse groep $1300
 


 

Includes:

- Hotel accommodation in double / twin sharing rooms;
- All entrance fees to the monuments and museums as specified in the program ;
- Full transportation service and all transfers on vehicles with a/c
- Half board (breakfast, lunch)
- Lunch in Yurt camp;
- Escort-guide for the entire tour if the group size is more than 5 people;
- Folk show with dinner in Bukhara;
- Visa invitation letter for Uzbekistan (if necessary);   
- Train tickets (in case of train journey).

Extra to pay:

- Air tickets for international flights;
- Fees for the use of photo
and video cameras at the monuments;