Day 1: Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, You will be met by the representatives of our company. Accommodation. Welcome dinner.
Day 2: Tashkent. Sightseeing tour
Day 3: Tashkent - Samarkand. Sightseeing day drive to Samarkand. Stop near Amur Temur "Gate" where two mountain ranges meet. Accommodation at hotel. Sightseeing tour: Enormous Registan Square (Square of Festivals). View panorama of Samarkand from the highest point of the city. Dinner in hotel restaurant.
Day 4: Samarkand. Sightseeing tour in Samarkand: Visit medieval architectural monuments: Guri Emir Mausoleum (XV c.), Ishrat Khana Mausoleum, Bibi Khanum Mosque. Visit local Samarkand bazaar. Dinner at traditional family home.
Day 5: Samarkand - Bukhara. Morning drive to Bukhara through the desert Malik chul. Stop at Rabota Malik Karavan Saray of XII century. Arrival in Bukhara. Accommodation at hotel. Walk to Labi Khaus, the heart of legendary Bukhara city.
Day 6: Bukhara. Sightseeing tour: Kalyan Complex, which includes minaret (47 metres high), Trade domes of jewelers, hat sellers silk embroidery weavers and money changers, Ismail Samani and Chasma Aiub mausoleums from the IX-XII centures, Ark- Fortress-winter residence of local rulers (I century).
Day 7: Bukhara. Visit Mohi Khosa Palace (summer residence of local rulers with national traditional costumes), Chor Minor Complex.
Day 8: Bukhara – Khiva (470 km, 8 hours). Drive to Urgench (450 km) through the KizilKum desert. Picnic in Uzbek Chaykhana (tea –house). Panaramic view of Amu Darya river. Arrival in Urgench. Accommodation. Dinner in hotel restaurant.
Day 9: Khiva - Urgench (30 km). Drive to the fairy tale city of Khiva (35 km.). Excursion to Ichan Kala (old city) surrounded by high wall of air-dried bricks. Flight to Tashkent.
Day 10: Tashkent - Turkestan, Kazakstan. Sightseeing day drive to Turkistan (300 km), one of the ancient cities of Kazakhstan. Border formalities. Visit Mazar of Khodja Ahmed Yassavi. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 11: Turkestan - Chimkent - Tashkent. Sightseeing day drive to Chimkent city. Explore Otrar ruins., the ancient city which has brought Jenghiz Khan to Central Asia (XIII c.), the archeological and historical museum of Al-Farabi. Return back to Tashkent.Dinner at the Hotel Restaurant.
Day 12: Departure from Tashkent International Airport.
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