Uzbekistan tour: Uz-6
Cities: Khiva, Bukhara, Nurata, Samarkand, Tashkent
Duration: 10 days
Day 1: Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer from the airport to the hotel, check-in. Sightseeing Tashkent: Independence Square, Amir Temur Square, Applied Chorsu bazaar, Hast-Imam, art museum. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva
Morning flight to Urgench (1.5 h). Arrival in Urgench, Khiva transfer to hotel (30 minutes). Later go for guided tours of Khiva. 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, Kunya Ark, Juma Mosque, Tash Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Islam Khoja minaret and local bazaar. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara (480 km, 9 hrs)
In the morning depart Khiva to Bukhara. Some parts of the road to Khiva be renovated, so it takes about 9 hours to pass the distance from Bukhara to Khiva. To stop on the way, see the Amudarya. Packed. Arrival in Bukhara in the late afternoon. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
Sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Mausoleum of Ismail Samani, Ark Fortress, Chashma Ayub, 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, Chor Bakr and Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum. In the afternoon free time in Bukhara. Overnight at hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara - Nurata - yurt camp
In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to the yurt camp in Kyzylkum desert near the village Yangigazgan (Navoi region, 3-hour drive). Stop on the way to the pottery and Gijduvan Nurata to visit a local mosque with a holy spring water. Continue on the yurt camp in the Kyzylkum desert. Arrival at the yurt camp, accommodation in yurts. Camel rides and attractions. In the evening dinner near the camp fire sing like Kazakh folk songs. Overnight in the yurt camp.
Day 7: Yurt camp - Nurata - Samarkand
In the morning visit the unique Aidarkul lake in the desert. Free time on the lake. In the afternoon you leave the yurt camp and drive to Samarkand. Arrival to Samarkand, check in at the hotel. Time to rest. Overnight at hotel.
Day 8: Samarkand
City tour in Samarkand. Visit Registan Square, Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Shakhi-Zinda necropolis, Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Ulugbek observatory. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9: Samarkand - Tashkent (297km, 4.5 h)
In the morning depart Samarkand to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent, check in at the hotel. Free time. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Tashkent-departure
Transfer to the airport, departure. End of the tour.
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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