Travel to Uzbekistan: Tour 3

Uzbekistan tours, Travel to Uzbekistan: Tour 3. 

Travel to Uzbekistan: Tour 3
Destination:
Turkmenistan
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Chimgan Mountains - Termez - Shahrisabs - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva - Tashkent   

Day 1: Tashkent
Upon arrival, our guide will meet you at Tashkent airport and transfer you to the capital of Uzbekistan. Today you will discover the capital city of Uzbekistan together with guide. City tour will be full of attractive sightseeing in Tashkent. We will start excursion from Independence square that is known as the main square of the country, that was made as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Between the 2 squares Independence square and Amir Timur square there is a local Broadway where you will enjoy the walk. In course of the tour you will have an opportunity to see the magnificence of the Tashkent metro. First line was opened in 1977. You will visit the old part of the city to explore Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The main part of tours to Uzbekistan is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third who waasmurdered by his enemy in 8th century. His blood still can be find on the pages of the book. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Chimgan Mountains - Tashkent
The day of the tour will start with morning drive to Chimgan Mountains. There you will have a chair lift to enjoy the breathtaking view of Beldersay peak (30 min). On the top of it you will have free time to relax among the picturesque scenery. Later on you will have a stop at Charvak lakeside beach for free time and own water activities but it depends to season. Charvak is a manmade lake that is popular place for rest even in neighboring countries. In the end of the day is return to Tashkent. Night will be in a hotel.

Day 3: Tashkent - Termez
Today you will have flight to the one of the ancient cities of Central Asia - Termez. During tour you will know that this city is one of the ancient in Central Asia. Due to it you will see sights that are show multiple cultural layers depicted in remains of historical sites. Due to the Genghis-Khan practically all sights of the city were destroyed in 1220 while new one was erected in the east of the old town. In course of the tour you will visit such prominent sights as: Archeological museum, Fayaztepa, Mausoleum of Hakim at Termezi, Buddhist Stupa Zurmala, Mausoleum Sultan Saodat, Honako Kokaldor Ota, Nunnery Kirk Kiz, Jarkurgan's Minaret, Dalverzintepa archeological dig. It is important to note that some sights might be closed due to military trainings. At the end of excursion is transfer to hotel for overnight.

Day 4: Termez - Shahrisabs - Samarkand
Today you will have a tour in the town that is known as the birthplace of Amir Timur that is known as the Shahrisabs. Here you will be able to see a lot of magnificent sights like Ak Saray Palace that was built by Amir Timur. Here on the main gate you will see the inscription that tells: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". After it you will see Jahongir mausoleum that was built in memory of the oldest son of Amir Timur who lost his life in the battlefield. It's says that after the death of his son the ruler has mourned for a long time (many say that his grief has lasted for 30 years). Then you will see the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes where all descendants and relatives of Amir Timur were buried. After excursion, you will continue the drive to Samarkand. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 5: Samarkand - Bukhara
Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan. During the travel you will know that it also the second largest city of Uzbekistan the age of which is similar to cities of Babylon or Rome. In course of the tour you will explore the most outstanding sights like Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. You will visit the famous Registan Square is a complex of three fascinating Madrasahs of 15-17th centuries. This site is famous among tourists that why tours here are one of the most visited Then is the Shakhi-Zindeh, it is a big collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries. It is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque the sight that was erected in honor of Tamerlane's favorite wife after his victory in India. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 6: Bukhara
In course of the tour you will have a guided city tour to witness the prominent sights of Bukhara. The first destination of the travel is the oldest citadel in the city that is known as the Citadel Ark of 4th century. This ancient sight used to be a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. After it you will see the famous Samanids mausoleum that is considered to be a real masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century. Then you are going to explore the Chashma Ayub or Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. This mosque is prominent due to the forty columns that were built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. After it you will explore the Nodir Divan Begi madrasah that is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble.The last sight for exploration is the Poi Kalon complex. It is known as the exceptional work of the architectural art of Bukhara. It consists of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 7: Bukhara - Khiva
In course of the tour you will have morning drive to Khiva. The history of this city closely connected to the legendary Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench before. It was one of the most influential trading centers of Great Silk Road. Caravans here came like an endless stream to China and back. All these sights were preserved and passed through generations. You will pass the Kizilkum desert that lays from Bukhara to Khiva. On the way we will enjoy the view to Amu Darya river. It is known as the deepest river in Central Asia that appeared due to the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan. The rivers flow into Aral See. Night is in a hotel.

Day 8: Khiva - Tashkent  
In course of the travel you will have a guided city tour to explore the most interesting sight of Uzbekistan such as Ichan-Qala that is known as the inner city full of ancient sights. The strong wall that surrounded this ancient city hides centuries-old buildings, palaces, mosques, madrasahs, mausoleums, minarets, caravanserais and baths. You will be impressed to know that the city possesses at least 400 traditional houses and about 60 architectural monuments.  In 1969 Ichan-Qala became historical and architectural conservation area. The most remarkable sites in it are the Kunya-Ark fortress dating back to 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an incredible sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Evening flight to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel

Day 9: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport and flight home. 

 

Transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus

 

Price per person:
02 pax - 815 $
04 pax - 605 $
06 pax - 545 $
08 pax - 515 $
10 pax - 470 $
Single - 120 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Termez, Shahrisabs, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva -260 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 560 $ per group 

All dinners - 80 $*
All lunches and dinners - 140 $*

Entrance fees - 80 $* (*with escort guide only)

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Termez - "Asson" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Porso" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour                                   

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Train tickets (if any)
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Flight tickets Tashkent - Termez (from 70 $ per person)   
- Flight tickets Urgench - Tashkent (from 80 $ per person)