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Oriental Pearls Tour (8 Days/7 Nights)

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 10 people
Destination(s): Uzbekistan  
Specialty Categories: Textile Arts   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: No
Minimum Per Person Price: 650 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1175 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva. Early transfer to the airport and fly to Urgench at 7:00 am. Arrive Urgench and drive to Khiva (30 km), hotel check-in and breakfast. Full day for sightseeing of Khiva, including visits to the inner town of Ichan Kala (XIV-XX c) with Muhamad Amin khan Madrassah, Kalta Minor Minaret, Kunya Ark, Muhamad Rahim khan Madrassah, Djuma Mosque and Minaret, Tash Hauli Palace. In the evening proceed on a sightseeing for 2 hrs: Islam Hodja minaret, Shirgazi khan Madrassah, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum. Overnight in Khiva. Includes: (B).

Day 2: Khiva - Bukhara. Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Bukhara via the Kizilkum desert (460 km,7 hrs). Stop en route near the Amu Darya River and for picnic lunch. Arrive Bukhara, hotel check-in, free time. Overnight in Bukhara. Includes: (B).

Day 3: Bukhara. Breakfast in the hotel. Full day in Bukhara. Portion of city tour for 4 hrs with visits to the Ark fortress (I-XX c), Bolo-Haus complex (XVIII c), mausoleum of Ismail Samani (IX-X c), Chashma-Ayub mausoleum (XII-XVI c). After lunch portion of s/s tour on foot along the old town of Bukhara from medrese and minaret Kalyan (XII c) through orient bazaars with three trade domes of Toki Zargaron (XV c), Toki Sarrafon (XVI c), Toki Telpak Furushon (XVI c), Ulugbek Madrassah (XV c), Abdulazizkhan Madrassah (XVII c) to the Lyabi Hauz complex (XVI-XVII c). Overnight in Bukhara. Includes: (B).

Day 4: Bukhara. Breakfast in the hotel. Today we drive outside Bukhara for sightseeing: Bagautdin Nakhshbandi Complex - a center of Sufism (XIV-XVI c), 14 km outside the town, Sitorai Mokhi Khosa - summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara (XIX-XX c), 4 km outside the town. Afternoon visit to the Chor Bakr Necropolis (XVI-XX c), 10 km outside the town, back to Bukhara and a visit to the Chor Minor (Four Minarets, XIX c). Dinner in Nadir Divan Begi Madrassah with folk show. Overnight in Bukhara. Includes: (B).

Day 5: Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand. Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Shakhrisabz (300km, 4 hours). Shakhrisabz is a home-town of Tamerlane and during our 2 hour sightseeing tour we can enjoy the bright example of Central Asian architecture of XIV-XV centuries by visiting: The Ak Saray Palace, Ulugbek's Blue Domed Mosque, Jakhangir's Mausoleum. After lunch drive on to Samarkand (150 km, 2,5 hours). Arrive Samarkand, hotel check-in. Overnight in Samarkand. Includes: (B).

Day 6: Samarkand. Breakfast in the hotel. Full day in Samarkand. Sightseeing tour for 4 hrs: observatory of Ulugbek (XV c), Excavation of an ancient city and museum of Afrosiab, Tombstone of Saint Danyar. In the evening s/s for 3 hours visiting the Registan Square (XV-XVII c), Bibi Khanum Mosque (XIV-XV c) and Samarkand local bazaar. Overnight in Samarkand. Includes: (B).

Day 7: Samarkand. Breakfast in the hotel. Full day in Samarkand. Start the day with a city tour for 4 hours to the Gur-Emir Mausoleum - Grave of Timur (XV c), Rukhabad Mausoleum (XIV c), Shakhi Zinda Necropolis (XIV-XV c). Then visit the "Samarkand-Bukhara Silk Carpets" factory for 2 hours where you can observe the whole process of weaving silk carpets based on hand made technology. Overnight in Samarkand. Includes: (B).

Day 8: Samarkand - Tashkent. Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Tashkent (320 km, 5 hours). Arrive Tashkent and transfer to Tashkent International Airport. End of the tour. Includes: (B).

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Prices:
- 3 star hotels:
* 2 persons: USD 1095 p/p
* 4 persons: USD 945 p/p
* 6 persons: USD 740 p/p
* 8 persons: USD 735 p/p
* 10 persons: USD 650 p/p
- 4 star hotels:
* 2 persons: USD 1175 p/p
* 4 persons: USD 1030 p/p
* 6-8 persons: USD 815 p/p
* 10 persons: USD 715 p/p.

Price Includes:
- Visa invitation letter
- Transport service on comfortable tourist class vehicle
- Air tickets Tashkent - Urgench with preliminary booking
- Double/twin sharing accommodation
- English speaking guide
- SS programs with English speaking guide
- Entrance fees for the monuments
- Luggage handling at the airports and hotels
- Mineral water
- Hotel accommodation and full board meal for the guide and driver.

Price Excludes:
- Cost of the visa for Uzbekistan
- Fees for the use of cameras and videos in the monuments and tourist sites
- Fees for extra service
- Alcohol
- Lunches and dinners
- Items of personal nature.

Supplier Information
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Location: Uzbekistan
Joined InfoHub: Jun 2010
Client Request Served: 7

M20367, Tashkent based travel agency has been operating on Uzbekistan market for 5 years as a continuation for our 10 years experience in holiday advisory. Apart from tour programs we can take care of arranging your Uzbekistan visa and provide you with Uzbek visa support in the form of letter of invitation (LOI) from...

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