Uzbekistan tour: Uz-3
Cities: Khiva, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz, Samarkand, Tashkent
Duration: 10 days
Day 1: Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer from airport to hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva
Morning flight to Urgench (1 hour 30 minutes). Arrival in Urgench, Khiva transfer to hotel (30 minutes). Later, for guided tours of Khiva go, spend a day in the UNESCO World Heritage Itchan-Qala fortress. In Itchan-Qala fortress visit Mukhammad Amin Khan Madrassah, Mukhammad Rahim Khan Madrassah, Kalta Minor, Juma Mosque, Tash Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Islam Khoja minaret. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara (480 km, 9 hrs)
In the morning depart Khiva to Bukhara (500 km, 9 hours). Some parts of the road to Khiva be renovated, so it takes no less than 9 hours to pass the distance from Bukhara to Khiva. Stop on the way near the Amu Darya to lunch. Arrival in Bukhara in the late afternoon. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
Sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Ark Fortress, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Kalyan Mosque and Minaret, Miri-Arab Madrassah, Magoki-Attari Mosque, Madrassah of Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, trade domes, Lyabi Hauz complex, Chor-Minor Madrassah. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
Next sightseeing Bukhara. Trip to summer palace of Bukhara emirs Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa, choir-Bakr and Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi Mausoleum. In the afternoon free time in Bukhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand (290 km, 4 hours + 90 km, 1.5 hours)
In the morning depart Bukhara and Samarkand via Shakhrisabz. Stop in Shakhrisabz for sightseeing. Visit the Ak-Saray Palace, mausoleums Jakhongir and Omar Shaikh, the mausoleum-Dorut Tilovat where conqueror Tamerlane's father and his spiritual teacher buried, Kok Gumbaz mosque are remains. In the afternoon you drive to Samarkand. Arrival to Samarkand, in the hotel. Free time.
Day 7: Samarkand
City tour in Samarkand. Visit Registan Square, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Shakhi-Zinda necropolis, Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Ulugbek observatory. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Samarkand
Next sightseeing Samarkand. Visit Afrosiyab Museum, the grave of St. Daniel. Go to the mausoleum of Muslim scholars Imam Al-Bukhari, a place of pilgrimage for Muslims (25 km, 30 min). The place is famous for its modern mosque built after the independence of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Mausoleum of Imam Al-Bukhari, the author and sufist Hadis - second holy book after the Koran in Islam. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Samarkand - Tashkent (297km, 4 hours)
In the morning depart Samarkand to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent, in the hotel. Sightseeing in Tashkent. Visit the Independence Square, Amir Temur Square, Chorsu bazaar, Hast-Imam, Museum of Applied Arts. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Tashkent - end of tour
End of the tour. Transfer to the airport, departure.
Accommodation, option 1
Tashkent Palace, Park Turon, City Palace
Grand Samarkand Asia Samarkand, Malika Prime, Panorama Grand, Samarkand Plaza
Zargaron Plaza, Asia Bukhara, Omar Khayam
Asia Khiva, Malika Kheivak
Accommodation, option 2
Rovshan, Grand Raddus
Malika Classic, Sherdor, Caravan Serail, Kamila
Minzifa, Komil Boutique, Boutique Amelia, Amulet, Sasha & Son
Malika Khiva, Orient Star, Sobir Arkanchi, Malika Horezm, Islambek
The prices include:
A. All transfers: 1-2 pax by sedan type car, 3-6 pax van type of car;
Second Accommodation in double room sharing based, breakfast included;
Third Sightseeing tour in each city with local guides;
4th Entrance fees to sights, museums, mausoleums;
5th Air tickets for domestic flights Tashkent-Urgench;
6th Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa.
Prices do not include:
A. Guides who accompany travelers for the whole period of the tour;
Second Full board (lunch and dinner);
Third Charges in hotels for additional services;
4th Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
5th Personal Insurance.
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