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Cultural Journey in Uzbekistan, Visit Legendary Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 - 15 day(s)
Group Size: 1 - 30 people
Destination(s): Uzbekistan  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey  
Season: April - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 1035 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1255 US Dollar (USD)

This tour combines the two most popular types of travelling in Uzbekistan: a guided tour of the country with excursions to the legendary historical cities of Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand with grandiose architectural monuments and a jeep trip to the Aral Sea across the uninhabited and little-studied Ustyurt Plateau.

This one tour of Uzbekistan, highly logic and perfectly thought-out, will cover the most popular travel sites, the best places to visit and the country’s main tourist attractions. You will thus travel in two absolutely different dimensions - first in the world of unique nature and enormous areas with extraterrestrial landscapes away from civilization, and then in the urban world of human genius, centuries-old culture, oriental cuisine and authentic hospitality.

May your vacation and adventure holidays in Uzbekistan be interesting, eventful and diverse!

Itinerary:
Day 1.
Option 1: Arrival in Tashkent.
Arrival in Tashkent by flight HY 604 at 16:55. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.

Option 2: Arrival in Urgench.
Arrival in Urgench by flight S7 695 at 03:30. Meeting at the airport. Transfer to Khiva and accommodation at the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. Rest. Check out until 12:00. Transfer to the artificial ponds named Kharot where the tourists may taste fresh-caught fried fish (lunch is not included into the tour’s cost). Transfer to Nukus (180 km). Arrival in Nukus and accommodation at the hotel. Overnight in Nukus

Day 2.
Option 1: Tashkent - Nukus.
Early breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure from Nukus by morning flight HY 011 (07:10-08:55). Group gathering. Visit to the Museum named after Savitsky. Accommodation at the hotel after 14h. Proceeding to and visiting Mizdakhan Complex (Khodjeyli district) Visiting Mizdakhkan: Caliph Erejep, Jumart-kassab hillock, half-underground Mazlumkhan-sulu Mausoleum, Shamun-nabi Mausoleum. Back to Nukus. Overnight in Nukus.

Option 2: Nukus.
Breakfast at the hotel. Group gathering. Visit to the Museum named after Savitsky. Proceeding to and visiting Mizdakhan Complex (Khodjeyli district) Visiting Mizdakhkan: Caliph Erejep, Jumart-kassab hillock, half- underground Mazlumkhan-sulu Mausoleum, Shamun-nabi Mausoleum. Back to Nukus. Overnight in Nukus.

Day 3. Nukus - Kungrad - Ustyurt Plateau - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea.
Early breakfast at the hotel. At 07:00 in the morning departure from Nukus. Proceeding to Kungrad, then up to Ustyurt Plateau. Transfer to Sudochye Lake. Proceeding to Village of Urga, first Russian settlement in Khorezm and Aral Sea region, lunch en route. Then transfer to Aral Sea. Photographing canyons en route. Arrival at camp site; descent to shoreline. Dinner. Overnight in tents.

Day 4. Aral Sea - Muynak - Khodjeyli - Khiva.
Breakfast in tent camp. Camp disassembly. Proceeding to Muynak along the bottom of the disappeared sea. Visiting monument to the victims of the Second World War (now a monument to the Aral Sea), which is the highest point of the town of Muynak providing a wonderful panorama of the town and the bottom of the former sea. Visiting famous “Cemetery of Ships” in Muynak. Next visiting a museum at the House of Culture in Muynak, where you can familiarize yourselves with the works of artists F. Madgazin and R. Matevosyan, who used to depict the Aral Sea and the Amudarya River. Lunch in traditional guest house of Muynak. Transfer to Khiva. Overnight in Nukus.

Day 5. Khiva.
Breakfast at the hotel. Guided city tour in Khiva, visiting Ichan Kala (historical inner city): Pakhlavan Mahmud Complex, Kunya- Ark Fortress, Islam Hajji Madrasah & Minaret, Tash Khauli Alakuli Khan Palace, Juma Mosque, Muhammad Amin- Khan Minaret & Madrasah, and Avesta Museum.
Overnight rest in hotel.

Day 6. Khiva - Bukhara.
Breakfast at the hotel. Ride across the famous Kyzyl-Kum desert and along the Amudarya River to Bukhara. Lunch en route. Arrival to Bukhara. Leisure time. Visiting the souvenir shops and workshops. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7. Bukhara.
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing program in Bukhara: Mausoleum of Samanids, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Khauz Complex, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Abdulaziz- Khan Madrasah, Architectural Ensemble of Kosh-Madrasah, Ulugbek Madrasah. After lunch continuation of sightseeing program in Bukhara: Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8. Bukhara out-of-town guided sightseeing tour. Bukhara - Samarkand.
Breakfast in hotel. Out-of-town guided sightseeing tour (4 km from Bukhara): Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace, memorial complex of the Islamic saint Baha-ud-Din Naqshband, Chor-Bakr Memorial Complex. After lunch transfer to Samarkand. Arrival in Samarkand, transfer to hotel and check-in. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9. Samarkand - Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing program in Samarkand: the most impressive square in the entire Central Asia - the Registan Square (madrasah of Ulugbek, Sher- Dor madrasah, Tilya-Kori madrasah), Gur-e Amir mausoleum - necropolis of the Timurids. After lunch: Bibi-Khanym mosque, architectural ensemble Shah-i-Zinda, Ulugbek observatory. Transfer to the railway station. Transfer to Tashkent by premium service train «Afrosiab» (17:00-19:10). Meeting at the railway station. Transfer and accommodation at the hotel.

Day 10. Tashkent. Departure.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out untill 12:00. Leisure time (without any transport and excursion services). Visiting bazaars and walking around the city are recommended. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Supplemental Tour Information:
This tour is guaranteed and will be arranged whatever final number of persons in a group of mentioned dates. Contact us for details.

Notes:
Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Cost of the tour:
Option 1: Arrival in Tashkent: 1035 USD (SGL supplement +120 USD)
Option 2: Arrival in Urgench: 1135 USD (SGL supplement +130 USD)

Price Includes:
- Accommodation at the hotels on twin/double share with breakfast;
- Services of the driver with comfortable transport during the tour, including airport - hotel - airport transfers;
- Sightseeing tour in each city according to the tour program;
- Escort-guide in the Aral Sea part of the tour;
- Sightseeing tours with local guides in cities;
- Train tickets (economy class) for high speed premium service train «Afrosiab» (Samarkand - Tashkent);
- Domestic flight Tashkent - Nukus (economy class) - Option 1;
- Full service in the active part of the tour from 2 to 3 days:
* Full board (lunch, dinner, breakfast and lunch);
* Cook, service staff;
* Accommodation in double tents;
* Sleeping bag;
* Kitchenware;
* Communication facilities: satellite phone;
- Bottle of mineral water per day/per pax;
- Souvenirs.

Price Excludes:
- International air flights;
- Sites entrance fees;
- Medical insurance;
- Meals with the exception of included in the cost.

Additional Services:
- Sites entrance fees - 95 USD/per person/on all route.

About This Supplier
Location: Uzbekistan
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2008

“M18949” is a group of Asian travel agencies, central offices of which are located in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), Osh (Kyrgyzstan) and Moscow (Russia); there are also representative offices in each republic of Central Asia. “M18949” has a long-term experience of successful work in the sphere of arranging of Asia...

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