Day 1: Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Rest. Acquaintance with tour group.
Day 2: Flight to Nukus. Sightseeing: Savitsky's museum where it is possible to see unique collection of Soviet avant-garde pictures, exhibits of Karakalpakstan and Khoresm national arts and crafts.
Day 3: One-day trip to Muynak - former seaport on Aral sea shore. A trip to the cemetery of the lost ships in desert at the bottom of shrinked sea. Excursion to the museum of local lore study.
Day 4: Transfer to Khiva. On road excursion to Mizdakhkan. The complex includes Gyaur-Kala fortress with most ancient Central Asia cemetery. Here, according to scientists, opinion, Gayomard (Adam) - the primeval man of zoroastrizm mythology is buried in the construction called as world hours, counting the time of life end on the Earth. Here unique Central Asia seven-dome underground mausoleum of sacred Shamun-Nabi with 25-meter long tomb is located.
Day 5: Sightseeing in Khiva: Ichan-Kala - the city-museum on open-air, protected by UNESCO, Kalta-Minor minaret (XIX c.), Kunya Ark fortress (XVII c.) - a former residence of Khiva khans, Pakhlavan Mahmud - the national hero and the poet complex (XIV-XIX c.c.), Islam Khodja madrassah and minaret (1908 y.), Juma mosque (X-XVIII c.c.), Tash-Hauli and Allakuli Khan palaces (XVIII-XIX c.c.), bazaar market where world-known Khiva carpets are possible to buy. At 20:00 flight to Tashkent.
Day 6: Transfer to Bukhara via Kyzyl-Kum desert. Rest, walk across evening Bukhara.
Day 7: Sightseeing in Bukhara: Chashma Ayub Mazar (graveyard) (XIV-XIX c.c.), Poi-Kalan complex (XI-XVI c.c.), Miri-Arab madrassah (XVI c.), Lyabi-Hauz complex (XVI-XVII c.c.), Samanid's Mausoleum (IX-X c.c.), Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah (XVI c.), Ark - ancient fortress (VI-VII c.c.), Chor-Minor (XVIII c.) minaret.
Day 8: Transfer to Aydar - yurt camp in Kyzyl-Kum desert. On road excursion to Sarmysh gorge petroglyphs (more than 3500 figures of a "bronze" century - one of the greatest rock picture galleries in the world) and also to the sacred complex of a source with sacred fishes, a dinner in Nurata. Camel back riding and walking through the desert. Supper in yurt camp at a fire place with accompany of local akyn (folklore singer) songs under bright oriental constellations. Spending the night in yurts.
Day 9: Transfer to Sentyab-Say gorge. Hiking in mountains. Night in guest house.
Day 10: Hiking in Nurata ridge mountains. Transfer to Samarkand.
Day 11: Sightseeing in Samarkand: Registan square - the of Samarkand - ensemble of 3 majestic madrassahs (XIV-XVI c.c.) Sherdor, Ulugbek and Tillya Qory, Bibi-Khanum the gigantic congregational mosque (XV c.), Guri-Emir mausoleum of Timur, his sons and Ulugbek the grandson (XV c.), Ulugbek the well-known ruler and astronomer-scientist observatory (1420 y.) - the remains of an immense (30 m. tall) astrolabe for observing stars position, Shakhi-Zinda he Living King (XI-XVIII c.c.) necropolis of Samarkand rulers and noblemen, consisting of set of superb decorated mausoleums, exotic Siab bazaar.
Day 12: Transfer to Tashkent. Halfday sightseeing: - the old city includes Barak-Khan madrassah (XVI c.), Kaffal-Shashi mausoleum (XVI c.), Kukeldash madrassah (XVI c.), Museum of Applied Arts, Independence Square, Friendship of Peoples Square, Tashkent Metro, Theatre Square where Uzbek National Opera House is and others.
Day 13: Transfer to Chimgan Mountains. Hiking.
Day 14: Transfer to Tashkent.
Day 15: Departure from Tashkent.
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