Village tour around Uzbekistan 15 days

Having this tour you really feel the Uzbek Life especially in Villages. Cities: Tashkent, Nukus, Muynak, Khiva, Bukhara, Sentyab village, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz

 

 

Itinerary

Village tour around Uzbekistan 15 days /14 nights

Travel itinerary:Tashkent - Nukus - Muynak - Khiva - Bukhara - Sentyab village - Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Tashkent

Duration: 15 days, 14 nights Best time to travel: april, may, june; august, september, october

Description: Village tour around Uzbekistan. Having this tour you really feel the Uzbek Life especially in Villages. Enjoy watching the traditions and customs as well as Uzbek hospitability. You’ll have the chance to chat with local Uzbek people and make Uzbek national meals with them in the Village houses. You will enjoy Camel and horse riding, Fishing, Watching the Uzbek national games Kopkari and Uzbek Kurashi (fighting competitions), Attending Uzbek wedding parties. The tour gives you the chance to feel yourself as a real Uzbek for a moment in the rural life along Uzbekistan Villages.

DAY

ITINERARY

01

Tashkent 
Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel 
Dinner.
Overnight in Tashkent

02

Tashkent – Nukus – Muynak – Nukus 
Morning flight to Nukus (1255 km, 2 h. 45 min.). Arrive in Nukus and drive to former fishermen’s town Muynak (220 km, 3 h.), which used to be situated on the shores of Aral Sea. On the way stop at archaeological complex Mizdakhan. In Muynak have a look at a former port with abandoned ships in the sand – “Cemetery of ships”. Then visit Local History Museum with art exhibits of the Aral Sea history. In the afternoon return to Nukus. 
Overnight at the hotel.

03

Nukus – Khiva 
Visit the Savitsky Karakalpakstan Art Museum. The museum hosts the world's second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art and exposition of Karakalpak applied arts items. Have a short drive around center of Nukus: see statue of Karakalpak poet Berdakh, Nukus City Hall, and Drama Theatre. In the afternoon depart to Khiva (200 km, 3 h.). On the way visit archaeological monuments of ancient Khorezm: Shylpyk-Kala – a Zoroastrian dakhma, and Toprak-Kala – the capital of Khorezm dating back to the 3rd century A.D. Arrive in Khiva, check in to the hotel. 
Overnight at the hotel.

04

Khiva 
Spend a day in UNESCO World Heritage site Ichan-Kala Fortress, living museum under the open sky. Take a walking sightseeing tour in Khiva with a guide: visit Kunya Ark Citadel, Toshkhovli Palace, Mukhammad Amin Khan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta Minor,Juma Mosque, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islom Khodja.
Free time in the afternoon. 
Overnight at the hotel.

05

Khiva - Bukhara 
In the morning depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara (480 km, 7-8 h.). The Great Silk Road once routed through Bukhara and Khiva ran through the Kyzylkum Desert, as the present road does nowadays**. Stop en-route to enjoy views of Amudarya River and the desert. Arrive in Bukhara late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. 
Time for rest and overnight at the hotel.

06

Bukhara 
Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque,Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. 
Overnight in Bukhara.

07

Bukhara 
Start the second day with a visit to Sitorai-Mokhikhosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. 
Overnight at the hotel.

08

Bukhara – Nurata Mountains 
In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to a village located in Nurata Mountains (330 km, 6-7 h.). On the way stop in Gijduvan pottery masters workshop and Nurata town to visit a local mosque with a holy spring water. In the afternoon continue driving to Nurata Mountains. Stop on Nurata pass to see petroglyphs. Arrive in Ashraf or Yangi Hayot village, accommodation in the guesthouse. Both villages are located far away from roads and cities in a picturesque mountain area with fresh air, green orchards, singing birds, sky full of stars, and friendly people. Have a tour around the village and explore life of locals.
Overnight in the guesthouse.

09

Sentyab Village 
The village Sentob, situating 30 km from the Aydarkul Lake, will be the real corner of peace for those who tired of city fuss. Between Nuratau Mountains and Kyzylkum Desert there is a village, which has preserved the quiet and moral valuables of the past and it seems that a small part of virgin nature suspended in time. Villagers keep house and farm as it was done centuries ago. Women cook on the open fire, weave, spin yarn, bake their own bread, milk the cows. Men farm, shepherd, built houses of stone, rocks and clay. Stay in a village, watching birds, hiking, riding donkey, and participating in cooking traditional food gives an excellent opportunity to witness life of local peasants.
Overnight in the guesthouse.

10

Village – Samarkand 
Depart the village and drive to Samarkand (220 km, 4 h.). Arrival in Samarkand, check in to the hotel. Time for rest. 
Overnight in Samarkand.

11

Samarkand 
Meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby to start city tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siyob Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane. 
Overnight at the hotel.

12

Samarkand – Shahrisabz - Samarkand 
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Shahrisabz. Arrival in Shahrisabz. Excursion program over Shakhrisabz: Ak-Saray Palace (14-15 cc.), Darus-Saodat, Dorut-Tillavat Complexes (15-16 cc.), Ulugbek's Gumbazi-Seyidan Makbarat, Kok-Cumbaz Mosque (15 cc.). Driving back to Samarkand. Arrival in Samarkand. 
Overnight in Samarkand.

13

Samarkand – Tashkent 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Continue sightseeing: visit Afrosiyob Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Koni Ghil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. At 16:00 transfer to railway station to take the fast-speed Afrosiyob train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to hotel in Tashkent. 
Overnight in Tashkent.

14

Tashkent 
Sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia with a guide. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imom Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imom visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Explore Chor-Su Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center with Amir Temur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. 
Overnight at the hotel.

15

Tashkent - Homeland 
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take international flight back home.

Hotel options:

Hotels in Cities

Deluxe Option

Budget Option

Tashkent

Hotel Ramada 4*
or City Palace 4*

Hotel "Shodlik Palace" 3* 
or “Grand Orzu” 3*

Nukus

Hotel Rahnamo 3* or similar

Hotel Nukus 3* or similar

Khiva

Hotel Khorezm Palace 4* or Asia Khiva 3*

Hotel Kala 2* or similar

Bukhara

Hotel Asia Bukhara 3* or similar

Hotel New Moon 3* or Hotel Omar Khayam 3* or similar

Nurata

Yurts or guesthouse

Yurts or guesthouse

Samarkand

Hotel Regal Palace 4* or similar

Hotel Royal Palace 3* or similar

Tour price included:

Accommodation;

Breakfasts, Lunches and dinners;

Transportation with A/C throughout the whole trip;

Sightseeing tour program in all cities, including entrance fees to sights, museums, mausoleums, except camera/video fees;

Afrosiyab Train tickets (Samarkand - Tashkent, econom class);

Air-tickets for domestic flights, econom class;

Visa support;

Escort guide.

Tour price does not include:

Hotel charges for additional services;

Consular fees paid upon collection of the entrance Visa;

International flight tickets;

Tips for porters, guides and a driver;

Personal insurance and any items not mentioned above.

 

 

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