Uzbekistan Tour 7

Uzbekistan: Tour 7, Uzbekistan tours 

Uzbekistan: Tour 7
Days of tour: 8
Country: Uzbekistan
Places: Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva - Tuprak Qala - Ayaz Qala - Nukus - Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent
We are happy to see you in Uzbekistan. Today you will have a city tour and visit the Independence square which defined to be as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Walk along the local Broadway where you admire the beauty of Tashkent metro. The next destination is the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that comprises of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. It is worth visiitng the Othman Quran as the world's oldest Quran copy of 8th century. The holy book belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph who was killed by unknown in 8th century. His blood is found over the Quran. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (morning train)
Today you will be transferred to railway station of Tashkent for your train to Samarkand. Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan and the second largest city of Uzbekistan. The tour will be continued visiting its most remaining sights such as Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is a compound of three enthralling Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh signifies a large group of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Bibi Khanum Mosque is dedicated to the favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his effective trip in India. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Samarkand - Bukhara (train)
Today is a morning train to Bukhara. On arrival, you will have a city tour and visit citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century - Citadel Ark which helped as a palace for numerous dynasties of Bukhara Empire. You can admire to see Samanids mausoleum and like the architecture of 9th -10th century. Then the tour continues to Chashma Ayub - Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque, famous for forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. Then you will walk along the shopping domes and visit one of the most fabulous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi (Lyabi House Ensemble). See the Poi Kalon complex of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara - Khiva (440 km, 7 hours)
This tour will start by driving to Khiva as the most ancient city in Uzbekistan where you can learn more about history and captivating places.  Its history is indissolubly linked with the history of the legendary Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench before. In the 10th century Khiva is stated as a main interchange center on the Silk Road. The road from Bukhara to Khiva drives through famous Kizilkum desert. On the way we will enjoy the view to Amu Darya river. It is the deepest river in Central Asia, shaped by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan and flowing into Aral See. Upon arrival in Khiva, night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Khiva - Tuprak Qala - Ayaz Qala
Today you will have a sightseeing tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It will be inside of Ichan Qala, the inner city in Khiva with strong walls. Learn more about old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses malformed Ichan Qala into unique city-monument. Ichan Qala involves of over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan Qala was elected a historical and architectural conservation area. The most amazing sites in it are the Kunya Ark fortress of the 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, a far-fetched sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. In the afternoon is transfer to Ayaz Qala desert yurts camp. Overnight in yurts.  

Day 6: Ayaz Qala - Nukus
Ayaz Qala is an earliest castle of Khorezm, called on behalf of legendary warrior-slave Ayaz, a Turkic folklore hero. Fortress was found in the II century AD. Tuprak Qala, means "clay fort", was the royal city of Khorezmian ruler Artav. Archeologists right that fortress was built in I or II century AD. It was engaged until 6th century AD. Lasts conflicts and attacks bushed the city and continued it without any sign of life. Transfer to Nukus and overnight.

Day 7: Nukus - Tashkent (flight, 21:00-23:00)
Today you will enjoy the city tour and visit the Museum of Savitsky which shows the masterpieces of forbidden art. Museum amasses 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The leader of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art poised the artworks in 1960s. He bought banned works from mistreated soviet artists and preserved them in this distant central Asian art-house. Then we will drive to Nukus to see Mizdakhan necropolis which used to be ancient city centuries ago. Archaeological findings long-established that area was continuously captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Visit a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. In the evening you will have a flight to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 695 $
04 pax - 615 $
06 pax - 565 $
08 pax - 525 $
10 pax - 495 $
Single - 70 $

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

*Half board - 55 $
*Full board - 105 $

*Entrance fees - 60 $ available with escort guide only  

Local guides - 200 $ per group

Escort guide - 440 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
Ayz Qala - Yurts Camp
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Dinner and breakfast in yurts camp
- Train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand, Samarkand-Bukhara

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