Day 1: Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent. City tour: Flight from Tashkent to Urgench. Accommodation in hotel.
Day 3: Khiva. Drive to Khiva (35 km). Excursion to Ichan Kala (old city).
Day 4: Urgench - Bukhara. Sightseeing day drive to Bukhara (450 km). Picnic in Uzbek Chaykhana (tea–house) in Kizilkum desert.
Day 5: Bukhara. Sightseeing tour in ancient Bukhara. Meeting with students of Bukhara State University Faculty of Foreign Languages.
Day 6: Bukhara. Summer Residence of Last Bukhara Emir “Sitorai Mohi-Khossa (20th century), Sufi center in Central Asia-Memorial Complex Bagauddin Nakshbandi (16th century). Dinner with folk-show in Medreseh Nodir Divan Begi.
Day 7: Bukhara - Navoi - Aidarkul Lake. Drive to Aidarkul. Drive to Sarmysh gorge to see Paleolithic era petroglyphs. Arrive at Aidarkul Lake. campfire dinner (fish, shashlik). Overnight in yurt.
Day 8: Bukhara - Samarkand. Morning lake activities (swimming, hiking). Afternoon drive to Samarkand (300 km). Evening with music students of Samarkand University.
Day 9: Samarkand. Ulugbek’s Observatory (15th century), Afrosiyob Ruins and Museum (6-13th centuries) and Registan SquareVisit the local bazaar.
Day 10: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand. Drive to Shahrisabz (150 km). Ruins in Summer Residence of Great Temur “Ak-Saroy”. Return to Samarkand.
Day 11: Samarkand – Tashkent. Drive to Tashkent Airport. Departure.
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