Traditional tour to Uzbekistan
Traveling in major tourist cities of Uzbekistan.Tour package consists of tradiotional culture, historical components, ceramic art, nature, best 8 days tour package for visiting the memorial complexes of Khiva - open air museum, holy Bukhara, legendary Samarkand and Tashkent.
Travel itinerary: Tashkent – Khiva – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent
Duration: 9 days, 8 nights
Group size: Min - 2 persons, Max - 20 persons
Accommodation: Twin or double accommodations in hotels
Description: Traveling in major tourist cities of Uzbekistan.Tour package consists of traditional culture, historical components, ceramic art, nature, best 9 days tour package for visiting the memorial complexes of Khiva - open air museum, holy Bukhara, legendary Samarkand and Tashkent.
DAY ITINERARY 01 Homeland - Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. After having breakfast we visit the Madrassa Kukeldash Complex Khast Imam, the religious heart of the city with the Barak Khan Madrassa, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Mosque Djami and Local Chorsu Bazaar Market - Bazaar is the heart of every oriental city, the center of public life, breadwinner of the whole city. Since the dawn of time bazaars appeared on the intersections of trade roads, on big squares of cities. On counters of this oriental Bazaar you will find fresh fruits, amber-colored dried fruits, toasted Uzbek bread , fresh-killed meat, kazy (horse meat sausage), and what not else. And all these things are so attractive that one can’t stand to pass by them and taste.
Then we continue our tour in the modern part of Tashkent with the Panoramic view: Museum of Applied Arts, Independence Square, Amir Temur Square. The tour ends with the beautiful metro (underground) in Tashkent, where every station is decorated in various themes. Dinner at restaurant “Sim-Sim” with music and dance show. Overnight in hotel.
02 Tashkent – Urgench - Khiva
Early breakfast and transfer to airport. Flight (HY 051 7:50 am) to Urgench. Arrival in Urgench at 09:30am and transfer to Khiva. The day will be dedicated to visiting Khiva. “Ichan Kala”, its old town dating back to the fifth century BC was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The excursion starts from the West Gate Ata Darvaza, the statue of the great scholar Al-Khorezmi (Algorithme), founder of algebra; Complex Muhammed Aminkhan (XIX s) with the Madrassa Aiminkhan and Kalta Minor Minaret, the Fortress Kunya Ark, the residence of local rulers with the Reception Hall, the Royal Mosque, the Harem, the Old Prisons, etc., Mosque Djouma (x, s) is the most beautiful Friday Mosque of Khiva from the 213 carved wooden columns, the Palace Tash Khovli, the second residence of the rulers of Khiva with the Harem, the Reception Hall, the Hall of Justice.
In the evening we go to Uzbek wedding party where you will have a chance to enjoy a real Uzbek wedding party with different customs and tradition of Uzbek people. Overnight in Khiva.
03 Khiva – Bukhara (480 km, 6 - 7 h)
Breakfast. After breakfast drive to Bukhara. Bukhara, most likely paid attention to the strange "shaggy hats" on the top of minarets. On our way to Bukhara through the Kyzyl kum desert we have some stops for taking some pictures of the vast desert and the Amudaryo river. 17:00 Arrival in Bukhara. Hotel accommodation. Free time.
Overnight in Bukhara.
We start our tour from the Mausoleum of the Samanids and architectural jewel of the ninth century, the Mausoleum of Tchashma Ayoub "Source of Job", Mosque Bolo Khouz "mosque over the bath", the Citadel Ark the heart of the old town, was the official residence of the rulers of Bukhara. Lunch time.
Then we continue our tour from the Kalon Complex occupies a central part of the city of Bukhara with its impressive Kalon Minaret of the twelfth century, Poi-Kalyan Complex including: Minaret of Kalyan (XII), Medrese of Mir-Arab (XVI), Kalyan Mosque (XV).
Overnight in Bukhara.
Breakfast. Half day excursion to Bukhara. Visit – Lab-i-khauz ensemble, the pool and chaikhana of which is the modern centre of traditional Uzbekistan.
Master class making of Uzbek national meal “Palov” for lunch at a local family. Free day.
Overnight in Bukhara.
06 Bukhara - Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Samarkand (280 km, 3-4h). Arrival in Samarkand. Transfer to hotel and check-in. Half day excursion. Visit the spectacular Shahi Zinda Necropolis "the tomb of the living king", the road that burial is the most impressive landmark in Samarkand, the Afrosiab museum with his old fresco of the seventh century.
Dinner. Overnight in Samarkand.
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing program in Samarkand: Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah) - the most impressive square in the entire Central Asia, Gur-e Amir Mausoleum - necropolis of the Timurids, Bibi-Khanym Mosque, After visiting the giant mosque of Bibi Khanum, we lead our way to the Siyob Bazaar situated right next to the main gate to the city. Today the Siab bazaar - the city’s biggest and the most ancient market. It welcomes the customers with abundance of fruit and vegetables growing in the fertile of Zarafshan valley. Pyramids of water-melons and melons, bags with walnuts, seedless raisins and dried apricots, bunches of grapes and alluring piles of figs attract the visitor with sweet tooth. Red apples and sweet-scented pears lay on counters next to leathery fruits of a pomegranate. The air is fragrant with a strong smell of spices - pepper and saffron, cardamom and nutmeg, zeera (cumin) and caraway seeds.
Overnight in Samarkand.
08 Samarkand- Tashkent
Breakfast. Drive to Konigil, a village near Samarkand has the “Meros” paper mill, founded by well-known masters the Mukhtarov brothers. Then visit “Samarkand – Bukhara Silk Carpets” factory, where you can observe the whole process of weaving silk carpets based on “handmade” technology. At 16:00 transfer to railway station to take the fast-speed “Afrasiab” train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to hotel in Tashkent. Dinner.
Overnight in Tashkent.
09 Tashkent - Homeland
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out at 12:00. Transfer to the airport. Departure.
Hotels in Cities Budget Option Tashkent Hotel Shodlik Palace 3* or similar Khiva Hotel Orient Star Khiva 3* or similar Bukhara Hotel New Moon 3* or similar Samarkand Hotel Registan 4* or similar
Tour price included:
- Visa support;
- Sightseeing tour in each city according to the tour program;
- Sightseeing tours with local guides in cities;
- Transportation with A/C throughout the whole trip;
- Train tickets (economy class) for high speed premium service train «Afrosiab» (Samarkand - Tashkent);
Tour price does not include:
- Hotel charges for additional services;
- Full board;
- Sites entrance fees;
- Consular fees paid upon collection of the entrance Visa;
- International airfares;
- Personal insurance and any items not mentioned above.
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Departure dates Price from From March to November 2017 USD 650
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