Name of trip: Wonders of Uzbekistan
Tour’s destinations: Nukus, Aral Sea, Tashkent, Khiva
Arrival to: Tashkent
Departure from: Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent – Nukus
This day you will have a fascinating highlight tour where you will discover the amazing sites Tashkent city. You will discover the first landmark the main square of Uzbekistan called Independence square. You will explore that it was erected in memory of victory over fascism in the Second World War. After that you will continue the tour with exploring the walking street between the Independence square and Amir Timur square. During the tour you will see that is popular as the local Broadway. You will continue the tour today with discovering Tashkent metro. There you will have a chance to ride and see that it is one of the most fascinating subways in the world. The first line was built in 1977. After that you will direct to the old part of Tashkent. Her you will discover the Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex which includes several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. This day you will also have a chance to explore the world’s oldest Quran copy called Othman Quran. This day you will also have an evening flight to Nukus. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Nukus – Kungrat – Sudochye – Aral Sea
This day you will transfer to Aral Sea. You will drive 9 hours through the route Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. During the tour you will also discover Gaur-Kala Fortress ("fortress of the infidels"). During the tour you will explore that it was erected in the 4th century BC. Here you will see walls are more than 10 meters high. The territory of the Khorezm state is considered the center of the origin and development of Zoroastrianism-a religious teaching that is considered one of the oldest, it was named in honor of the founder, the prophet Zarathustra. The people who built the fortress in the IV century BC near modern Khojeyli professed this religion. You will arrive to Aral Sea in the evening. The driver will organize a comfortable camp for you. You will have chance to have amazing dinner in nature. This night will be in the tents.
Day 3: Aral Sea – Muinak – Nukus - Tashkent
After breakfast you will have a chance to take photos and admire the fabulous nature in the sunrise. I the morning you will discover the majestic Ustyurt canyons and Muinak. The road goes through the dried bottom of Aral Sea. Muynak is one of the most remote settlements in Uzbekistan from the capital. Among tourists, Muynak is better known as the graveyard of ships. It is also called a ghost town. Ships that were 100 kilometers from the water began to be sawn for scrap metal. After arrival you will have a chance to discover the town museum and observe the “graveyard of ships” located on the shore of the sea. After an excursion, you will return to Nukus. You will have a flight to the capital city Tashkent in the evening. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Nukus – Ayaz Qala – Tuprak Qala – Khiva
This day you will direct to the most ancient city of Uzbekistan – Khiva. During the tour you will explore that history is inextricably linked with the powerful Khorezmshah’s State with its capital in Urgench before. The city of Khiva has a very rich and interesting history of its development. For all the millennia of its existence, it has experienced wars, conquests and epochs of prosperity. It used to be the capital of ancient Khorezm, which was repeatedly conquered. Khiva is an open-air museum city located in Uzbekistan. According to archaeological data, the age of Khiva exceeds 2500 years. However, earlier the city was called differently-Havak. This day you will have a chance to discover two famous fortresses: Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. Ayaz-Qala is considered one of the most impressive fortresses in Khorezm. In fact, it is not one, but a complex of three fortresses grouped around an elevated hill on the eastern slope of the Sultan-Uizdag range. uoprak-Qala hillfort ("Earth fortress"). All the structures in Toprak-Qala were built of large mud bricks. Apparently, the Khorezmians had unique building knowledge, thanks to which they were able to build extremely strong buildings from ordinary clay, which we can still observe today, many centuries later. This day you will end with transferring to the hotel for overnight.
Day 5: Khiva – Tashkent
This is the last day of the wonderful tour where toy will discover the ancient Khiva city. During the tour you will have a chance to explore the main highlight is the inner city Ichan-Qala surrounded by strong walls. You will have a chance explore that there are located over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments.there are also situares It includes ancient palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses. In 1969 Ichan-Qala was presented as a historical and architectural conservation area. During the tour you will have a chance to find the popular famous sites are the Kunya-Ark fortress that was erected in the 17th century by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace that reflects the Khorezm architectural art of 1830s. Then you will complete the tour with evening flight to Tashkent. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 6: Tashkent – Flight
In the morning the transfer will take you to the hotel.
02 pax – Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)
Price per person:
02 pax – 830 $
04 pax – 680 $
06 pax – 610 $
08 pax – 575 $
10 pax – 555 $
Single – 70 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
*Half board – 40 $
*Full board – 65 $
*Entrance fees – 45 $ available with escort guide only
English speaking guide – local 130 $ or escort 370 $ per group
Flight tickets Urgench – Tashkent – from 80 $ per person
Flight tickets Tashkent – Nukus – from 80 $ per person
Nukus – “Jipek Joli” Hotel 3*
Aral Sea – “Tents”
Khiva – “Old Khiva” Hotel 3*
Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Flight tickets Tashkent – Nukus
- Flight tickets Urgench – Tashkent