Day 1: Tashkent. Arrive Tashkent, welcome at the airport and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time for rest. Afternoon sightseeing tour of Tashkent for 4 hrs: a visit to the Amir Timur Square, Theater Square with the Opera House, Applied Art Museum, Earthquake Memorial, People's Friendship Palace with Abdul Kasim Madrassah and Alisher Navoi National Park, Independence Square. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva. Early transfer to the airport and fly to Urgench. 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. Sightseeing for 2 hrs: Islam Khodja Minaret and Madrassah, Shirgazi khan Madrassah Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum. Overnight in Khiva.
Day 3: 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.
Day 4: Bukhara. Breakfast in the hotel. Full day in Bukhara. City tour for 4 hrs with visits to the Ark Fortress (I-XX c), Bolo Hauz Mosque (XVIII c), Samanids Mausoleum (IX-X c), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (XII-XVI c). After lunch proceed on s/s tour on foot along the old town of Bukhara from Poi-Kalyan complex with Kalyan Minaret (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.
Day 5: Bukhara - Nurata - Base Camp (Kizilkum Desert). Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Nurata (185km, 3hrs). Enjoy guided tour around Nurata town for 2 hrs. En route visit: ruins and fortifications remained after Alexander the Great, saint spring and medieval mosque Namazgokh. Transfer to the base camp (65km, 1.5hrs). Came riding instructions and then camel riding. Overnight in yurts (huts).
Day 6: Base Camp (Kizilkum Desert) - Samarqand. After breakfast camel riding to the Aydarkul Lake for fishing and swimming with picnic lunch. PM transfer to Samarqand (290km, 4hrs). Arrive Samarqand and hotel check-in. Overnight in Samarqand.
Day 7: Samarqand - Tashkent. Breakfast in the hotel. Half day sightseeing tour in Samarqand: Ulugbek Observatory (XV c), Excavation of an ancient city and museum of Afrosiyab, Tombstone of Saint Danyar. Drive to Tashkent (320 km, 5 hours). Arrive Tashkent and hotel check-in. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 8: Depart Tashkent. Transfer to the airport and depart Tashkent. End of the tour.
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