Uzbekistan trip 2
Duration of the tour: 7 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Samarkand - Gijduvan - Bukhara - Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
You can enjoy one of the countries of Central Asia in full since it will show you incredible and ancient architectural monuments. In addition to this, it will be great for you to learn the culture and traditions of the people after having learned their culture and life that has been transformed through the history. You will have a great chance to the wonders of the country.
Day 1: Tashkent - Samarkand
Upon arrival guide will meet and pick you up at the airport. Toady you will have a tour in the capital of Uzbekistan. The tour in Tashkent will start in Independence Square, which was built for the victory over fascism in World War II. Then toy will have an opportunity to walk in the street that divide Independence Square and Amir Timur square, the name of which is Broadway. After it you will have a ride in the famous for its beauty metro, first line of which was opened in 1977. After it you will explore the old city where the Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex consisting madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum are stuated. And the highled art of the tour is the world's oldest Quran copy which was found in the 8th century. Afterwards transfer to Samarkand by train. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Samarkand
In course of the tour you will explore the city that situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan as well as being the second largest city of Uzbekistan as Babylon or Rome. Here you will be able to explore the main sights of the cities like Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. The first sight to see is the Registan Square that is famous for complex which consists of Madrasahs dating to 15th and17th centuries. Another prominent sight is the Shakhi-Zindeh consists the collection of mausoleums of 11th and 15th centuries as well as being listed to the UNESCO World Heritage List. And the Bibi Khanum Mosque that was dedicated to the favorite Tamerlane's wife after his visiting in India. The night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand - Gijduvan - Bukhara
In the morning you will have a drive to Bukhara city. On the way to it you will have a stop to explore the home of sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family. This place is popular to the chance to witness the private pottery workshop. This village is famous for its secrets of making ceramic goods that we passed from father to son. The famous thing of this school is a geometric patterns well as green and blue colors existing in decoration of products. After it you will visit and observe the memorial complex of Al Bukhary. This complex is known due to the Islamic scholar who defined the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari ruled by Sunni Muslims as one of the most genuine Hadith collections. Upon arrival in Bukhara city and spend the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
In course of your travel you will be able to enjoy the great sights of the city. The first sight is the most ancient citadel in Bukhara dated back to 4th century, the name of which is Citadel Ark. This place is interesting to be a palace of several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then is the grandeur master work of 9th and 10th centuries that known as Samanids mausoleum. After it you will have an opportunity to visit the Chashma Ayub - Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. This sights is famed due to the forty columns which were made to Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Next sights of the tour are shopping domes and madrasahs known as Bukhara named Nodir Divan Begi. It can be said that this madrasah is the part of Lyabi House Ensemble. At the end of the tour you will visit the one of the most beautiful sights of Uzbekistan, Poi Kalon complex of the 12th and 16th centuries. This shight will impress you with the three structures as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight will be spent in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara - Khiva
In course of the travel you will drive to the one of the most prominent cities of Uzbekistan. But before you will explore the city of more than 140 architectural monuments. This city will impress you by its narrow green streets, gardens and others. All historical monuments are very close to each other. The road to this site goes through famous Kizilkum desert. During the drive you will have an opportunity to witness the breathtaking view of Amu Darya river which is also known as to be the deepest river in Central Asia, shaped by the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan as well as flowed out into Aral Sea.The night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 6: Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
In course of the travel you will have a tour in Khiva. Here you will have an opportunity to learn more about the oldest city in Uzbekistan. Here you will be able to enjoy the inner city of it called Ichan-Qala. This site encircled by strong walls but inside of it you will be amazed of the ruins of old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravanserais and Bathhouses due to which Ichan-Qala became city-monument. Here you will have a chance to witness at least 400 traditional dwelling houses and 60 architectural monuments. Moreover this site became historical and architectural conservation area in 1969. Also we advise you to visit the Kunya-Ark of 17th century that was built by Muhammad Arang Khan. After it you will have the great chance to explore Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace which that are known as the masterwork of Khorezm architecture of 1830s. We are sure you will like it in tours in Uzbekistan. Then is evening flight to Tashkent. Overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
After breakfast you will transfer to airport and flight to the next destination.
Price per person:
02 pax - 670 $
04 pax - 530 $
06 pax - 455 $
08 pax - 460 $
10 pax - 430 $
Single - 75 $
Early check-in - 45 $
Single early check-in - 75 $
Half board - 50 $
Full board - 95 $
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 55 $ per person
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva - 160 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 420 $ per group
Flight tickets Khiva (to Urgench airport) - Tashkent - 70 $ per person
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Provision of mineral water
- Train tickets for Tashkent - Samarkand (economy class)
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Museum admissions