Day 1: Native Land - Tashkent.
Arrival in Tashkent in the morning, passing border and passport control. Meet, welcoming group, transfer to hotel and accommodation. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2: Tashkent.
After breakfast full excursion day over Tashkent, one of the largest ancient cities in Central Asia, capital of Uzbekistan. Khazrat - Imam Complex including Madrasseh Barak-Khan (XVI c.); Jami Mosque (XIX c.); Mausoleum of Kaffal-Shoshi (XV c.). Madrasseh of Kukeldash (XV c.), Medrasseh of Abdul Kasim. Lunch free. 14:30 – Visiting Museum of Applied Arts and new part of the city: Navoi Grand Opera and Ballet Theater, Amir Temur Square, Square of Independence, Monument of Courage. Dinner in hotel or local restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 3: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva.
04:30 – Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to the airport. 07:00–Flight to Urgench by HY-1051(time may change). 08:40 – Arrival in Urgench. 09:00 – Transfer to Khiva (30 km), check-in hotel. Excursion over Khiva: Ichan-Kala architectural ensemble – „Museum under the open sky“. Tosh-Khowli Palace (Harem) (1830-1836), Kunya-Ark Fortress (1868-1888), Kalta-Minor Minaret (1855), Medrese of Shergazi-Khan (1718-1720), Complex of Alla-Kuli Khan (XIII-XVIII), Juma Mosque and Minaret (XII-XX), Karavan-Saray (XVIII), Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam (1908-1910), Medrese of Kutluk-Murad Inaka (1804-1812), Tim of Ala-Kulikhan (XIX), Medrese of Abdulla-Khan (1865), Mausoleum of Said Alautdin (XIV), Medrese of Mukhamad Amin-Khan (XIX), Walls of Ichan-Kala (XVIII-XIX), Palvan-Darvaza Gate (XIX). Lunch free. Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight in Khiva.
Day 4: Khiva - Ayaz Kala - Khiva.
After breakfast departure for Ayaz Kala. Ayaz Kala is a tourist camping which includes Ayaz Kala, Kizil Kala, Guldursun Kala, Kirk-kiz Kala and Toprak Kala archeological ruins (total area – 9000 square meters). “Kala” from Uzbek is translated as a “fortress”. These are old clayey fortresses dating back to I-IV A.C., which are situated in a steppe zone of Uzbekistan, 70 km. north from Urgench. There are 6 “yurta”s (karakalpak national conical house), where tourists will have a lunch. All meals are national. On the way to Ayaz Kala tourists will cross the “Beruniy” pontoon bridge and change the bus (local bus without A/C). 10:00-10:30 - Arrival in and excursion over Kalas; 12:30 – Lunch in yurtas, national meals. 16:30 – Transfer back to Urgench; 17:30 – Arrival in Urgench; Dinner in local restaurant “Khorezm Art”. Overnight in Khiva.
Day 5: Khiva - Bukhara.
08:00 – Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 – Drive to Bukhara (480 km.) through Kizil-Kum desert. Lunch stop on the road (according to clients’ wishes). 17:00 – Arrival in Bukhara and accommodation at hotel. Dinner in hotel or local restaurant. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 6: Bukhara.
After breakfast full excursion day over Bukhara including: Ark Fortress (VII-XIX); Mausoleum of Ismail Samani (X), Medrese of Ulugbek (1417), Poi-Kalyan Complex including: Minaret of Kalyan (XII), Medrese of Mir-Arab (XVI), Kalyan Mosque (XV); Taki-Zargaron Dome Bazar (XVI), Lyabi-Khauz Mosque (XVI-XVII), Chor-Minor Medrese (1807). 13:00 – Lunch in local restaurant. After lunch visiting Sitorai Mokhi Hosa Palace (XIX-XX), once the country residence of the last emir. Here you can see one of the best examples of palatial architecture. So called “White Hall” with its Guncha carvings with mirror layer are of exceptional beauty. 19:00 – Dinner at Nadir Devon-begi Madarassah with folklore show. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 7: Bukhara - Nurata - Aydar (Dungalak).
After breakfast departure to Nurata (180 km). Excursion in Nurata: Sarmysh canion (rock painting). Lunch is possible in Nutata (free). Excursion in Nurata: Namazgo mosque, ruines of Alexandr Makedonsky fortress, sacre source «Chachma». Transfer to Dungalak (75 km) and accommodation in yurtas (nomad’s traditional house). After instruction you can try on camel riding. This is a truly unforgettable experience. 19:00 – Dinner around the fire accompanied with Kazakh live songs. Overnight in yurtas (5-6 pax per yurt).
Day 8: Aydar (Dungalak) - Samarkand.
Breakfast. Transfer to Aydarkul lake (once very little and formed by the water from cotton fields, it is gradually growing in size). Lunch picnic by the lake. 15:00 - Drive to Samarkand (290 km). Arrival to Samarkand, transfer to hotel for accommodation. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 9: Samarkand.
After breakfast excursion “The town of Blue domes”: Visiting Registan square including: Madrasseh of Ulugbek (XIV), Sherdor Madrasseh (XVII) and Tillya Kari Madrasseh; Gur-Emir Mausoleum (XV c.), Ulughbek’s Observatory (XV.), Bibi Khanum Mosque (XV c.), Shakhi Zinda Mausoleum (XII-XVI cc.), Khodja Daniil Mausoleum, world famous Samarkand bazaar – “Siyob”
Lunch and dinner. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 10: Samarkand - Tashkent.
After breakfast visiting ancient settlement Afrosiyab and Afrosiyab Museum (8th BC-13th AD). Situated in the outskirts of the city, with archeological discoveries, pottery and terracotta statuettes are on the exhibit in the Afrosiyab Museum. Lunch in local restaurant. 13:00 - Drive to Tashkent (335 km). Photo stops on the way. 18:00 – Arrival in Tashkent and accommodation at hotel. 19:00 – Farewell dinner at restaurant with local alcohol drinks. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 11: Tashkent - Native Land.
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. Departure for native land in the morning.
Note: Tour program and visits of excursion sights may change because of unforeseen circumstances. In such a case, declined sights will be changed by the same importance object.
- Accommodation in rooms with private facilities at hotels:
* “Uzbekistan” (4* local standard) or similar hotel in Tashkent (3 nights),
* “Malika Khiva” (3*) or similar hotel in Khiva (2 nights),
* “Semurg” or “Malika Bukhara” (3*) or similar hotel in Bukhara (2 nights),
* Yurtas in Dungalak(1 night),
* “Malika” (3*) or similar hotel in Samarkand (2 nights),
- Meals – Breakfasts (10 Breakfasts, 10 dinners and 1 lunch in Dungalak);
* for 15 pax and more on big bus (42 seats) with A/C, audio-system and mic. + local bus without A/C for the transfer over pontoon bridge to Ayazkala on Day 4.
* for 8-15 pax on media bus (16 seats) with A/C, audio-system.
* for 4-7 pax on mini van (10 seats) with A/C.
* for 1-2 pax on sedan type car with A/C.
- All entrance fees for sightseeing according to program.
- English speaking escort guide services for whole tour.
- Folklore concert in Bukhara.
- Charges for entries with photo & video cameras;
- Air-tickets Tashkent - Urgench: 80$ p/p (price may change).
- Charge for consular fee at the Embassy of Uzbekistan.
- Cost of the international air tickets to and from Tashkent.
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