Name of the tour: Cultural & Exotic.
Duration of the tour: 11 DAYS 10 NIGHTS
Destinations: Your city – TASHKENT – NUKUS –KHIVA –BUKHARA – NUROTA-SaMARKAND – TASHKENT – Your city
Avilable month to travel : APRIL, MAY, JUNE, SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER.
Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent.
Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Nukus – Khiva.
Morning flight to Nukus (1255 km, 2 h. 45 min.). Arrive in Nukus and visit the Savitsky Karakalpakstan Art Museum. The museum hosts the world’s second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art and exposition of Karakalpak applied arts items. Have a short drive around center of Nukus: see statue of Karakalpak poet Berdakh, Nukus City Hall, and Drama Theatre. In the afternoon depart to Khiva (200 km, 4-5 h.). On the way visit archaeological monuments of Ancient Khorezm: Chilpyk Zoroastrian dakhma, and Toprak-Kala – the capital of Khorezm dating back to the 3rd century A.D. Arrive in Khiva, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Khiva.
Full day tour in UNESCO World Heritage site Itchan-Kala Fortress, living museum under the open sky. Take a walking sightseeing tour in Khiva with a guide: visit Kunya-Ark Citadel, Tash-Khovli Palace, MukhammadAminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Juma Mosque, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islam-Khoja. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Khiva – Bukhara.
In the morning depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara (480 km, 7-8 h.). On the way stop in village and explore life of local people. The Great Silk Road once routed through Bukhara and Khiva run through the Kyzyl -Kum Desert, as the present road does nowadays. Stop en-route to enjoy views of Amu Darya River and the desert. Arrive in Bukhara late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Time for rest and overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara.
Full day sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, UlugbekandAbdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to BakhouddinNaqshbandi Mausoleum and Chor-Bakr Necropolis.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara – Nurata – Yurt Camp . (220km)
Morning departure from Bukhara to Yangikazgan on the way stop Nurata town to visit a local mosque with a holy spring water. Lunch in local house with homemade food . Drive to village through Kyzl – Kum desert. Arrival to village , accommodation in yurts take rest. Transfer to Aydarkul – ( Lake in the middle of desert is not the mirage, but the real miracle of nature. It is called Aydarkul. Origin of crystal pure lake on the south-east of Kyzylkum desert is very mysterious. Although there is the scientific explanation. Earlier excess of drainage waters discharged to Arnasay Hollow with saline land. But in summer of 1969, extremely high water on the river Syrdarya exceeded the capacity of Chardarya Reservoir, and water filled the Arnasay Hollow. A lot of fish appeared in the lake. ). Free time at the shore of Aydarkul enjoy the wild nature of Lake and beautiful view of Lake on the desert On the way we will meet camel herds . Camel riding on desert. Back to village . Dinner under the open air around the fire , Kazakh Akin will sing national songs of Kazaks. Overnight at yurts .
Day 7: Yurt Camp – Sentyab . (120km)
Morning transfer from Yurt Camp to Sentyab village . Arrive in Sentyab village and explore the local life of people accommodation in the guesthouse same traditional uzbek - mountain houses. Sentyab village is located far away from roads and cities in a picturesque mountain area with fresh air, green orchards, singing birds, sky full of stars, and friendly people. Have a tour around the village and explore life of locals. (Optional tour on donkeys or horses) Overnight at guest houses .
Day 8: Sentab village – Samarkand (220 km ).
Breakfast. Depart the village and drive to Samarkand (220 km, 4 h.). Arrival in Samarkand. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi- Zinda Necropolis and Gur-Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Samarkand – Tashkent.
Breakfast at hotel . Check out . Continue sightseeing: visit Afrasiab Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. At 16:00 transfer to railway station to take the fast-speed Afrosiyob train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to hotel in Tashkent. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 10: Tashkent.
Breakfast at hotel . City tour capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest mega polis in Central Asia with a guide. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imom visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tillya-Sheykh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu BakrKaffalShashiand the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Explore Chor-Su Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center with Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Tashkent – departure .
Check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure.
End of the tour.
Tour including services:
- 10 Buffet breakfasts at your hotel;
- 09dinner and 09 lunch at local restaurant with traditional food.
Tour excluding services :