Travel to Uzbekistan: Tour 8

Uzbekistan tours, Travel to Uzbekistan: Tour 8. 

Travel to Uzbekistan: Tour 8
Destination:
Uzbekistan
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Tashkent- Nukus - Khiva - Bukhara - Nurata - Samarkand - Tashkent 

Day 1: Tashkent- Nukus
Meet Uzbekistan on a tour. Upon arrival we will visit the Museum of Savitsky which shows the masterpieces of forbidden art from 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group where the ruler of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art took the artworks in 1960s and placed them in central Asian art-house. The next destination is driving to Nukus to see Mizdakhan necropolis. It was confirmed that area was unceasingly seized from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. In addition, visit 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument - Chilpyk. Overnight is in a hotel.  

Day 2: Nukus - Khiva
We will transfer to Khiva. We can start from Ichan Qala. It is the inner city in Khiva circumnavigated with durable walls. See ancient old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan Sarais and Bathhouses. It has over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments as well as opened the architectural conservation area. We will see sites opened in the Kunya Ark fortress of the 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
In the morning we will have transfer to a attractive city of Bukhara. On arrival we will see more than 140 architectural monuments Bukhara is a "town museum" found in the Middle Ages. It has narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments. The road from Khiva to Bukhara will go via Kizilkum desert. We will visit Amu Darya river as the deepest river in Central Asia, formed by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan and flowing into Aral See. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara
Today is a city tour in Bukhara. We will visit citadel in Bukhara belonging to the 4th century named Citadel Ark. Then visit Samanids mausoleum found in the 9th -10th century. Then the tour continues to Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque. It has forty columns dedicated to Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. Walk to the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi (Lyabi House Ensemble). In the end of day we will visit Poi Kalon complex and admire beauty of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara - Yurts camp of Nurata
The tour will start by driving to a small town of Nurata. It is positioned in the hills of Nuratau Mountains. It was founded by Alexander the Great in 4th century BC. According to archeological excavations the cultural layer in this area reaches the age of 40 thousand years. On arrival we will visit Khasan Khuseyn Mosque, blacksmith's and potter's workshops and a sacred pond with sacred fishes, a place for pilgrimage by Muslim worshipers in Nurata. The tour will be continued to the Medressa of Sheihun Hasan Nury, Mamazgokh Mosque and remnants of so called "Alexander the Great's Fortress". Night is in a yurt camp.

Day 6: Nurata - Samarkand
Today is transfer to Samarkand. Samarkand is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan. We will have a city tour and visit Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square has three enthralling Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh signifies a large assemblage of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent
Today we will travel to Tashkent by train. We will visit Independence square made as a sign of victory over despotism in World War II. Guests will walk to a local Broadway, Tashkent metro, opened in 1977. The next destination is visiting Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex with madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. See the Othman Quran as the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph but killed in 8th century. Night is in a hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport in the morning.  

 

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


Price per person:
02 pax - 750 $
04 pax - 615 $
06 pax - 560 $
08 pax - 520 $
10 pax - 485 $
Single - 75 $ 

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $  

*Half board - 60 $
*Full board - 105 $

*Entrance fees - 65 $ available with escort guide only   

Local guides - 210 $ per group
Escort guide - 430 $ per group 

Flight tickets Tashkent - Nukus - from 80 $ per person

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Nurata - Yurts Camp
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent
- Mineral water during the tour                                   

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Flight tickets Tashkent - Nukus