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Academic Tours around Uzbekistan

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 11 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Uzbekistan  
Specialty Categories: Archeology/History   Cultural Journey  
Season: March - October
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 2199 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 2599 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent. City tour: Flight from Tashkent to Urgench. Accommodation in hotel.

Day 3: Khiva. Drive to Khiva (35 km). Excursion to Ichan Kala (old city).

Day 4: Urgench - Bukhara. Sightseeing day drive to Bukhara (450 km). Picnic in Uzbek Chaykhana (tea–house) in Kizilkum desert.

Day 5: Bukhara. Sightseeing tour in ancient Bukhara. Meeting with students of Bukhara State University Faculty of Foreign Languages.

Day 6: Bukhara. Summer Residence of Last Bukhara Emir “Sitorai Mohi-Khossa (20th century), Sufi center in Central Asia-Memorial Complex Bagauddin Nakshbandi (16th century). Dinner with folk-show in Medreseh Nodir Divan Begi.

Day 7: Bukhara - Navoi - Aidarkul Lake. Drive to Aidarkul. Drive to Sarmysh gorge to see Paleolithic era petroglyphs. Arrive at Aidarkul Lake. campfire dinner (fish, shashlik). Overnight in yurt.

Day 8: Bukhara - Samarkand. Morning lake activities (swimming, hiking). Afternoon drive to Samarkand (300 km). Evening with music students of Samarkand University.

Day 9: Samarkand. Ulugbek’s Observatory (15th century), Afrosiyob Ruins and Museum (6-13th centuries) and Registan SquareVisit the local bazaar.

Day 10: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand. Drive to Shahrisabz (150 km). Ruins in Summer Residence of Great Temur “Ak-Saroy”. Return to Samarkand.

Day 11: Samarkand – Tashkent. Drive to Tashkent Airport. Departure.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Visa support
- Local air tickets from Tashkent to Urgench
- Ground Transportation (air-conditioned coach bus)
- English-speaking guide/escort
- Acommodations:
* "Malika" Hotel - Tashkent
* "Malika" Hotel - Khiva
* "Shakhristan" - Bukhara
* "Malika" Hotel - Samarkand
* Traditional Yurts - Lake Aidarkul
- Meals on a full board basis: breakfast, lunch, dinner
- Entrance fees to museums and monuments
- Folklore Show in Bukhara (Samarkand).