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Guaranteed Uzbekistan Tours: Golden Road to Samarkand

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 10 day(s)
Group Size: 4 - 12 people
Destination(s): Uzbekistan   Kazakhstan  
Specialty Categories: Cultural Journey   Sightseeing  
Season: March - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 3000 US Dollar (USD)

Welcome to the land of Endless Discoveries!!! Experience 3000 years of history, from the earliest settlements through the time of Alexander the Great and Tamerlane. Admire the remains of countless palaces, fortresses and monuments, bazaars, caravanserais, blue cupolas on minarets, the lace-like ornamentation and brilliant ceramics of mausoleums and mosques-steep yourself in thousands of years of culture and tradition as you travel the routes of history. Meet with Hospitable Uzbek people.

Guaranteed Tours:
- April 10 - April 19, Early reservation discounts
- May 08 - May 17
- September 18 - September 27
- Optional tour extension: Kazakhstan (Shymkent, Turkistan, Almaty).

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent International Airport. You will be met by your personal guide and driver and transfer to the hotel. Tashkent is cultural and economic center of uzbekistan. Today we'll discover the Old City. Visit the coloful exotic old bazaar ”Chorsu” and shop for souvenirs in the bazaars and watch craftsman at work.

Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench. This Morning we fly to Urgench. Khiva. Drive to Khiva. Sightseeing tour in fairy-tale city Khiva. It is one of the popular World Heritage Sites of Silk Road. Explore antiquities of Ichan Kala (Old City. Transfer back to the hotel.

Day 3: Urgench - Bukhara. Early breakfast. Sightseeing day drive to Bukhara (450 km) through Kizilkum desert which was the main Silk Road that connected East with West, stop at the yurts and have nice picnic in local Chaykhana (tea-house). Arrival in Bukhara.

Day 4: Bukhara. Bukhara, one of the most ancient and incredible cities in the world. Visit Labi Khaus Complex ("the complex around the pond"), ancient Chaykhana (Tea house), near the the sculpture of humorist Khodga Nasriddin. The sightseeing continues with trade domes of money changers, hat sellers, silk, carpets, puppets and jewelry, Poi-Kalon Ensemble with the greatest minaret of Central Asia. Dinner and Folklore show featuring local dancers, singers and fashion stars.

Day 5: Bukhara. Today you will visit magnificent Summer Residence of Last Bukhara Emirs “Sitorai Mohi-Khossa“ (The Palace of Moon and Stars) and Chor Minor Minarets. Your afternoon is at your leisure.

Day 6: Bukhara - Samarkand. Golden Road to Samarkand (300 km) through Rabota Malik chul (desert). Stop at the Gizhduvan School of ceramics for introduction to the process of producing ceramics and workshop. Arrival in Samarkand. Enjoy your stay in ancient paradise.

Day 7: Samarkand. Full day exploration in ancient Samarkand. Laser show in Registan Square.

Day 8: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz. Sightseeing day drive to Shahrisabz (150 km), the birthplace of Amir Temur. Visit ancient ruins in Summer Residence "Ak-Saroy”, the Mosque Khazrati Imom, blue-tiled Kok Gumbaz. Return to Samarkand.

Day 9: Samarkand. Photo opportunities from the highest point of Samarkand. Visit local bazaars and handicraft center. Enjoy the traditional food in Uzbek family. Drive to Tashkent. Stopping near the "gate" of Amur Temur where two mountain ranges meet.

Day 10: Tashkent. Transfer to the Tashkent Airport for your departure to your home country.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Visa support
- Local air tickets from Tashkent to Urgench
- Ground Transportation (with air conditioning)
- English-speaking guide/escort around Uzbekistan
- Hotel accommodation in double room
- Meals: Breakfast and Dinner
- Entrance fees to museums and monuments
- Folklore Show in Bukhara
- Pre departure travel packages along with Silk Road Gifts.