Name of trip: Flavor of the East
Tour’s destinations: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand
Arrival to: Tashkent
Departure from: Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
Upon arrival you will be picked up by the driver at Tashkent international airport. After that you will transfer to the capital Tashkent. This day you will explore the fabulous attractions of the city and observe the main highlights. Today you will discover the fascinating site as Independence square. You will see that it is the main square of the country. Further you will direct to the amazing street the local Broadway, where you will discover the fascinating attraction and observe the souvenir shops, local cafes and incredible works of local artists. Then you will continue the tour with fascinating Tashkent metro where you will have a ride. You will see there the amazing architecture and explore that metro was opened in 1977. You will continue the tour with transferring to the old parts of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex where you will see several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Today you will have a chance to discover the fascinating sites and you will be by the oldest Quran Qopy that was found in 8th century and named as Othman Quran. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva (morning flight)
After breakfast you will have a flight amazing Urgench and then travel to Khiva. We are glad to provide you with the fabulous tours in Uzbekistan. This day you will discover the fascinating sites and explore the priceless monument of Khiva- the inner city called Ichan-Qala, with big walls. Today you will have a chance to discover old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses changed Ichan-Qala into wonderfull open air museum. Being here you will have a chance to discover over 400 traditional dwelling houses and 60 architectural monuments. It is important to note that in 1969 Ichan-Qala became a historical and architectural conservation area. This day you will also have a chance to fexplore Kunya-Ark fortress (17th century), erected by Muhammad Arang Khan. You will continue the tour with exploring Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. During the tour you will also explore that they are mesmerizing sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Khiva – Bukhara
Today you will travel to the spectacular city Bukhara. Today you will have a chance to explore the fascinating sites and there are located more than 140 architectural monuments found in the Middle Ages. Today you will be inspired by the narrow streets, green parks and gardens as well as historical and architectural monuments belong to different epochs and close to each other. During the tour you will also transfer via the charming Kizilkum desert from Khiva to Bukhara. This day you will also have a chance to explore Amu Darya river, that is the deepest river in Central Asia, originated by the confluence of the Pyanj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan. Upon arrival you will have free time. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
In the morning you will discover the fabulous sites of Bukhara. And this day you will have a highlight tour where you will discover Citadel Ark. The Ark Citadel is an ancient symbol of state power. It seems that since the creation of the world, this huge fortress has been standing in the center of Bukhara, which has always been a protection and support for the Bukhara rulers, which dates back to the 4th century. After that you will lead to Samanids mausoleum! This day you will have a chance to discover the art of architecture of 9th -10th centuries. You will have a chance to explore the fascinating Chashma Ayub where you will discover that this place means as Job's well. After that you will also explore Bolo-Hauz mosque where you will be inspired by the beauty of 40 columns erected in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Then you will continue the tour with exploring amazing shops and buy some souvenirs. After that you will also discover the fascinating site of Bukhara- Nodir Divan Begi where you will discover the charming architecture and this attraction was erected in honor of vizier. This day you will complete the tour with exploring Poi Kalon complex, where you will observe three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara – Shahrisabs – Samarkand
Today we are glad to present you the fabulous tour where you will travel to the motherland of Amir Timur, the town of Shahrisabs. The Aksaray mausoleum is one of the architectural monuments of Samarkand, built presumably in the XV century. Samarkand is considered one of the oldest cities in the world, its architectural heritage is of interest to tourists coming here from different countries. This day you will discover grandiose Ak Saray Palace was built by Amir Timur. Today you will be inspires by the charming architecture and will be able to see such an inscription on the walls as: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". After that you will direct to see Jahongir mausoleum which built in the 14th and 15th centuries by the masters of Khorezm. In 1376, at the age of 22, Timur's eldest son Jahangir died suddenly. As Maxim Gorky wrote, since then Tamerlan never smiled-until his death in Otrar. In course of the tour you will also explore the fascinating beauty of the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes. All of Amir Timur's relatives are buried here. After that you will travel to Samarkand. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand
In the morning you will start the fascinating tour in the fascinating city Samarkand. During the tour, you will be able to explore that Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in the world, its age is 2750 years. Samarkand-ancient Marokanda-the same age as Rome, Athens, Babylon. Samarkand is the capital of the mighty medieval empire created by Timur. Samarkand is an important crossroads on the Great Silk Road. Samarkand has preserved magnificent examples of medieval architecture, striking architectural solutions, perfection of forms and richness of colors. In course of the tour you will discover the fascinating attractions as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. During the tour, you will be able to explore that Registan Square is one of the most beautiful in Uzbekistan. There are 3 magnificent madrasas that date back to the 15th-17th centuries, and you will be amazed by the beautiful scenery of the square. You will also have the chance to enjoy the beauty of Shahi-Zinde and you will be able to see the beauty of the collection of mausoleums beauty and beauty will definitely fascinate you you will learn that they are protected by the UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 11th-15th centuries. Do not miss the chance to explore the Bibi Khanum Mosque and see the amazing mosque that was built in honor of Tamerlan's beloved wife. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand – Tashkent
In the morning you will discover the fascinating attractions in Samarkand city. This day you will discover the fascinating site as Ulughbek observatory that dates back to the 15th century by Ulughbek. The Ulugbek Observatory was the largest observatory in all of Central Asia. The observatory was built in the period from 1428 to 1429 by Mirzo Ulugbek (Muhammad Taragai Ulugbek), who was the grandson of Amir Temur, a great scientist, astronomer and astrologer. Ulugbek Observatory occupies a special place among the historical and archaeological monuments of Uzbekistan and Samarkand. After that you will continue the tour with discovering the amazing local Broadway where you will observe shops, teahouses, and can buy sweets and workshops. In course of the tour you will also explore the amazing National bazaar Siab. You will have a chance to discover the hospitality explore the fabulous goods and buy Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. You will continue the tour with exploring carpet factory made by over 400 women that work by special traditional techniques. Today you will have a transfer in the evening to Tashkent by train. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – Departure
Breakfast. Airport transfer. Flight for next destination.
02 pax – Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)
Price per person:
02 pax – 730 $
04 pax – 565 $
06 pax – 485 $
08 pax – 500 $
10 pax – 465 $
Single – 105 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 40 $
Half board – 65 $
Full board – 110 $
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 60 $ per person
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva – 245 $ per group
English speaking escort guide – 475 $ per group
Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Porso” Hotel 3*
Khiva – “Old Khiva” Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Provision of drinking water
- Train tickets Samarkand – Tashkent
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Museum admissions