Discover Uzbekistan Tour 2

Discover Uzbekistan: Tour 2, Uzbekistan tours 

Discover Uzbekistan: Tour 2
Destination: Uzbekistan 
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand - Tashkent


Day 1: Tashkent
We are happy to see you in Uzbekistan. When you arrive at Tashkent international airport you will be met by the driver who accompanies you to Tashkent city. You will have a city tour and visit the Independence square which is defined to be a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Afterwards visit the local Broadway, located between Independence square and Amir Timur square. Walk to see the famous Tashkent metro opened in 1977. Later on you will have the opportunity to visit old parts of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Visit the unique Othman Quran as the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva (morning flight)
In the morning is a flight to Urgench and then transfer to Khiva. Today you will have a city tour of the oldest city of Uzbekistan. We will learn more about Ichan Qala as the inner city in Khiva with strong walls. The tour will be continued visiting old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan Sarais and Bathhouses malformed Ichan Qala into superb city-monument. In Ichan Qala you will enjoy seeing over 400 traditional dwelling houses and 60 architectural monuments. Meanwhile 1969 Ichan Qala is measured to be a historical and architectural conservation area. Here you will see the beautiful site as Kunya Ark fortress (17th century), found by Muhammad Arang Khan and find Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. They are imposing sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
Today we will travel to Bukhara city. You will have an idea to see more than 140 architectural monuments found in the middle Ages. We will walk around narrow streets, green parks and gardens as well as historical and architectural monuments of various time. Then we will pass by the road from Khiva to Bukhara goes via outstanding Kizilkum desert. There is a lovely view of Amu Darya river as the deepest river in Central Asia, formed by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan and flowing into Aral Sea. On arrival in Bukhara, rest and night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara
Today is a city tour where we will visit citadel in Bukhara as Citadel Ark, found in the 4th century. The Citadel Ark associated with dissimilar kind of dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then we will visit the Samanids mausoleum which is a masterpiece of 9th -10th centuries. The tour will be continued to Chashma Ayub or Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque where you can find the mosque of forty columns dedicated to the Bukhara governor as Abu Fayud Khan. We will enjoy walking along shops and see the most celebrated madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi belonging to Lyabi House Ensemble. Afterwards visit Poi Kalon complex. It has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand
In the morning we will travel to the birthplace of Amir Timur, the town of Shahrisabs. Here you can see the place as Ak Saray Palace, built by Amir Timur. You will see anote written on the main portal of the Palace: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". The next destination is visiting Jahongir mausoleum which is devoted to the eldest son of Amir Timur. He died in a war in twenty years old. After his son's death, the ruler's heartache longed for 30 years. See the sited as Shahrisabs, the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes. They belong to Amir Timur. We will drive to Samarkand. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 6: Samarkand
The city tour in Samarkand. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan as Babylon or Rome and can be found in the Valley of Zerafshan River. We will visit interesting sights as Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square attracts travelers with three Madrasahs, of the 15th - 17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh can be seen by big collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Bibi Khanum Mosque belonged to the favorite Tamerlane's wife, when he came from trip in India. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent
Today we will explore Samarkand city. First to all see the Ulughbek observatory, found in the 15th century by Ulughbek. He was one of the most eminent Samarkand rulers and scientists. Working in observatory, he produced the "Zidji Guragoni" catalog in 1437, which included information about 1018 celestial bodies, but then murdered by order of his own son. This tour will be continued visiting the local Broadway full of shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops as well as the famous National bazaar Siab. Being there you will have an opportunity to find Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets made by over 400 women with special traditional techniques. In the evening is transfer to Tashkent by train. We hope you liked to travel in Uzbekistan. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 8: Tashkent - Departure
Airport transfer. Flight for next destination.


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


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


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
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:
- Visa
- Guides
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Museum admissions