Duration: 15 days/ 14nights
Day 1. Tashkent
A guide will be eagerly awaiting you at Islam Karimov Tashkent International Airport. Following a short welcoming ceremony, you will be safely transferred to the hotel. Have some rest before city tour starts. During the Tashkent city tour there is opportunity to visit the following sites:
- Hast-Imam complex
- Kukeldosh madrasah
- Chorsu bazaar
- Amir Temur Square
- Tashkent Broadway
- Independence Square
Lunch and dinner at the restaurant. Free time to prepare for the upcoming day trip outside the city. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2. Tashkent - Chimgan and Charvak tour (100 km one way)
Today you will explore Chimgan Mountains and Charvak mountain reservoir. It is a great opportunity to observe gorgeous mountains’ scenery and rich nature just within 2 hours drive from Tashkent city.
Lunch in the mountain resort area. Drive back to Tashkent. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 3. Tashkent - Samarkand
After breakfast transfer to the railway station. Following the 2 hours ride on the high-speed train Afrosiab, you finally reach the pearl of the Eastern Muslim World. Departure (Tashkent) 08:00 am. Arrival (Samarkand) 10:10 am
Today you will explore:
- Mausoleum of Amir Temur
- Observatory of Ulugbek
- Shahi Zinda Complex
- Bibi Khanum Mosque
- Registan Complex
Lunch and dinner at the restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 4. Samarkand - Urgut market (highly recommended to visit it on Sunday)
Today you will be transferred to Urgut market - the true oriental market (40 min).
You will enjoy the culture of the locals, colorful traditional clothes, cheap handmade craft products. Free time.
If time allows you can visit papermaking master class at Meros paper mill and wine tasting ceremony (fees are covered by you own).
Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 5. Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel, following 2 hours drive to Shakhrisabz. The city tour includes:
- Mausoleum of Hazrat-Imam – “the Great Imam”
- Ak-Saray Palace
- Dorus Saodat and Dorus Tillovat complex
Free time to explore the nature of the city.Lunch in the city. Drive back.Overnight in Samarkand
Day 6. Samarkand - Sentyab village
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning drive back to Sentyab village (200kms).Lunch on the way. Arrive at the village.Free time.Dinner with a family.
Overnight in family guest house.
Day 7. Sentyab
Breakfast, explore the outskirts of the village. Visit ruins of a fortress and do the hiking and trekking to the hilltop. Overnight in family guest house.
Day 8. Sentyab - Aydarkul Yurts
Breakfast at the guesthouse.Drive to the Aydarkul lake. Picnic lunch. Enjoy the sceneries, swim or stroll along the Aydarkul lake shores .Night in the yurts.
Day 9. Aydarkul Yurts - Bukhara
Breakfast. Enjoy the sceneries, camel ride (extra charge). Drive to Nurata. Visit Alexander the Great’s fortress ruins and Chashma holy spring in Nurata. Lunch in a family in Nurata.
Drive to Bukhara, one of the most ancient cities of Uzbekistan (3,5 hours).Arrival to Bukhara.Dinner.Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 10. Bukhara
If the trip will be planned at the end of May, there is an opportunity to visit Silk and Spices Festival.
After breakfast, sightseeing:
- Poi Kalyan ensemble
- Lyabi Hauz Complex
- Samany dynasty mausoleum
- Chashma Ayub mausoleum
- Ark fortress
- Bolohauz mosque
Lunch and dinner. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 11. Bukhara
Breakfast at hotel. Excursion to Bukhara Emir’s summer palace Sitora-i-Mokhikhosa.
Free time.Lunch and dinner.Overnight at hotel in Bukhara.
Day 12. Bukhara - Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Khiva (8 hours) through the vast desert of Kyzylkum along the old caravan route of the Great Silk Road, which connected these two ancient cities.
Khiva - a unique city, rightfully claiming the title of "the seventh wonder of the world", thanks to its authentic atmosphere of the 'era of the beginning of time. " Most of the city of Khiva is similar to the open-air museum. Arrival to Khiva. Dinner.Overnight at the hotel in Khiva.
Day 13. Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing in Khiva includes:
- Kunya-Ark Fortress
- Kalta-minor Minaret
- Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud
- Juma Mosque
- Ismoil Khodja Complex
- Tash- KHovli Palace
Overnight at ahotel in Khiva.
Day 14. Khiva - Tashkent
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Ayaz-Kala (2 hours one way) to visit the Ayaz Kala and Tuprak Kala desert castles.Evening departure to Tashkent.
- Departure (Urgench) 22:40
- Arrival (Tashkent) 0005+1
Overnight in Tashkent
Day 15. Tashkent
The last few hours to enjoy the heartwarming atmosphere of Uzbekistan. After having a breakfast, you have some free time before the departure back home.
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The price of tour:
For group of 2 pax 1168 USD per person
For group of 5 pax 844 USD per person
For group of 10 pax 721 USD per person
The price includes:
Accommodation in a twin room + breakfast (hotel 3*), accommodation in a 4-person yurt on Lake Aydarkul + breakfast
Transport service according to the program
A local guide in every city
Train tickets in Uzbekistan according to the program
Visa support (without visa fee)
Water (1 l per person every day)