2018 Land Cost Per Person: (double occupancy)
2 travelers: $2375
4 travelers: $2280
6 travelers: $2190
8 travelers: $2150
Single Supplement – $485
This tour operates with a minimum of 2 travelers and a maximum of 10 travelers. Other group rates available on request.
- Accommodation at Superior Class hotels on double share basis
- Transportation with comfortable a/c vehicles with professional drivers
- Breakfasts at the hotels
- Meals: Lunch and dinner
- Water: Two bottles of 0.5 L per person per day
- Local guides for excursions in cities
- English Speaking Escort Guide for the entire tour
- Entrance fees to mentioned sights (excluding photo and video charges at sights)
- Visa support if required
Price does not include:
- Visa consular fees and processing expenses
- Photo and video charges at sights
- International air tickets to / out of Tashkent
- Domestic flight Tashkent – Nukus
- Travel Insurance
- Tips for guide and driver
- Extras, not indicated in inclusions
Day 1: Tashkent
Arrival at Tashkent international airport and transfer to your hotel for check in and overnight.
Day 2: Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing tour of Tashkent includes Independence square, Broadway – walking street between independence square and Amir Timur square and Tashkent metro, one of the most beautiful subways in the world. Continue to visit the old part of the city with its bazaars, narrow streets and ancient Madrasahs from the 15th and 16th centuries. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Tashkent – Nukus (domestic flight)
After breakfast, you will be transferred to the domestic airport for your flight to Nukus. Upon arrival you will be transferred to your hotel for check in and overnight. You will meet the local guide at hotel lobby and start the tour. Full day tour in Nukus includes the famous Savitsky State Museum or as is also known the museum of forbidden art. The curator of Karakalpakstan State Museum collected the banned works produced by persecuted Soviet artists, often for little or no money, conserving and ultimately displaying them in this remote central Asia outpost. After optional lunch at a national restaurant, you will visit the ancient city of Mizdakhan on the outskirts of Nukes.
Day 4: Nukus – Karakalpakistan desert – Khiva
After breakfast you will drive to Khiva. En route you will visit Ayaz Qala, the largest castle of ancient Khorezm. The region is the homeland of Zoroastrianism, one of the world’s oldest religions. The castle has been named after the legendary warrior-slave Ayaz who threw himself at an amazon princess who lived in the Kirk-kiz fortress. You will also visit the ancient settlement of Toprak-Qala which is as outstanding monument of Khorezm culture. After dinner, overnight at your hotel.
Day 5: Khiva
After breakfast meet the local guide at the hotel reception for your full day city tour of Khiva which includes Ichan-Qala Inner Fortress with its almost intact Medieval old town area or inner defence circle, the first UNESCO site in Central Asia. Ichan-Qala, a unique city-monument, consists of over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments such as palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and bath houses After the excursion, you will have free time to enjoy ancient city on your own. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Khiva – Bukhara (440 km, 7 hours drive)
After breakfast at the hotel morning departure for Bukhara crossing Kizilkum desert. Short stop over to enjoy the views of Amu Darya River and the desert. Free time in Bukhara and overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara
After breakfast at your hotel meet with your local guide for your city tour of Bukhara. Your tour begins with the Citadel Ark a fortress from the 4th century which encompassed the town and served as a home for the royal courts that ruled the region around Bukhara. Visit the Samanides Mausoleum (9th to 10th century) one of the most important and finest sites of Central Asian Architecture and the resting place of the powerful Ismail Samani, an Amir of the Samaid Dynasty that ruled in the 9th and 10th centuries. Continue to visit Chashma Ayub (14th century) or Job’s Well, which is still a source today of pure water constructed under the reign of Timur and Bolo-Hauz Mosque, known also as the Mosque of fourty columns. After the excursion, return to the hotel for overnight.
Day 8: Bukhara (Surroundings)
After breakfast meet with your local guide for another city tour of Bukhara visiting Bahauddin Naqshabans complex located outside Bukhara. This is the memorial complex of the Islamic Saint Baha-Ud-Din, the Asian Philosopher and Sufi. Continue your visits to Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex (meaning star-like and moon-like palace) dedicated to emir’s wife who died very young and to Chor Bakr Memorial Complex, a UNESCO world heritage site. Continue to visit the shopping centers such as Toki Saraffon, Toki Telpak Furushon & Toki Zargaron, the Madrasah Nodir Divan Begi and the Poi Kalon complex, which consists part of three structures built in the 12th – 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Returning to the city and overnight will be at the hotel.
Day 9: Bukhara – Yurts camp of Nurata(310 km, 4 hours)
After breakfast at your hotel drive to Nurata. Upon arrival visit the Khasan- Khuseyn Mosque (16 – 17 centuries), the blacksmith’s and potter’s workshops and a sacred pond with sacred fish, which is a place for pilgrimage by Muslim worshipers and the ruins of Fortress Nur (Meaning “Ray”), built by Alexander the Great. Continue the drive to yurts camp in dessert for overnight.
Day 10: Yurt camp – Samarkand (260 km, 4 hours)
Breakfast at yurt camp. Transfer to Aydarkul Lake. Lake activities on your own: fishing, swimming, boating. picnic lunch. Drive to Samarkand. En route short stop over at ancient stone paintings. More than 3000 pictures have been discovered here displaying animals, people and hunting scenes. Upon arrival to Samarkand check in at your hotel for overnight.
Day 11: Samarkand
After breakfast at your hotel meet with your local guide at the hotel lobby to begin your Samarkand city tour. Samarkand is one of the oldest cities of the East. It played a huge role in the development of the Great Silk Road that connected East and West. It was not only a centre of trade but also of manufacturing and handicrafts that were sought throughout the ancient world. Samarkand’s Registan Square dominates the city with its three great Madrasahs, Ulunghbek (15th century); Shir-Dor(17th century); and Medreseh Tilla-Kori (17th century). Visit the architectural complex Shahi-Zindeh (11-15 centuries) where a cousin of the prophet Muhammad who came with the Arab invasion from the 7th century is said to be buried. After lunch visit the Mausoleum of Guri Emir (14- 15 centuries). The architectural complex with its Azure Dome contains the tombs of Tamerlane, his sons and grandsons. Timur’s teacher Sayyid Baraka is also honoured with a place in the tomb. Dinner at an old city restaurant.
Day 12: Samarkand – Tashkent
After breakfast at your hotel drive outside the city to visit Al Bukhary memorial complex (12 km away from the city). Al Bukhary, an Islamic scholar, was the author of the hadith collection, known as Sahih al-BukhariThis is regarded by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic (Sahih) Hadith collections. He also wrote other books such as Al-Adab al-Mufrad. Returning to Samarkand you go shopping at the national bazaar Siab. Transfer to Tashkent. Overnight at your hotel.
Day 13: Tashkent – Chimgan – Tashkent
After breakfast at your hotel transfer to Chimgan mountains. You will use chair lift for both going up and down. At the Beldersya peak you will have free time for photo and video shooting and enjoying the beautiful landscape. Lunch at a local restaurant. Continue the drive to Charvak lake side beach and free time for your own activities such as swimming, boating, etc. Return to Tashkent for dinner and overnight at your hotel.
Day 14: Tashkent – departure
Breakfast at the hotel and transfer to Tashkent airport for departure.
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