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Classic Uzbekistan

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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 8 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 16 people
Destination(s): Uzbekistan  
Specialty Categories: Sightseeing   Cultural Journey  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 750 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 900 US Dollar (USD)

Our coach tour will immerse you deeply in the history of most ancient towns of the world - Samarqand, Bukhara, and Khiva. World famous monuments of ancient architecture remember Alexander the Great and Genghis Khan. Once Samarqand was the center of vast medieval Tamerlane's Empire. Tall and elegant minarets, grandiose madrassahs and mosques, medieval palaces and mausoleums decorated with incredibly rich ceramic ornaments, bustle and colors of oriental bazaars, thrilling legends, warm hospitality and hoary traditions of local people will leave indelible imprints in the memory of tourists.

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Rest. Acquaintance with tour group.

Day 2: Transfer to Samarqand (350 km, approximately 5 hrs). Sightseeing: Registan square - 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.), Ulugbeks 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, The Living King (XI-XVIII c.c.) necropolis of Samarkand rulers and noblemen, consisting of set of superb decorated mausoleums, exotic Siab bazaar.

Day 3: Continue of excursion. After lunch transfer to yurt camp in Kyzyl-Kum desert (300 km; approximately 5 hrs). 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 4: Rest on Aydar-Kul lake. Excursion to Nurata and Sarmysh gorge. Transfer to Bukhara (250 km, approximately 4 hrs). 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.

Day 5: 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.), Mausoleum of Samanids (IX-X c.c.), Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah (XVI c.), Ark - ancient fortress (VI-VII c.c.), Chor-Minor (XVIII c.) minaret.

Day 6: Transfer to Khiva via Kyzyl-Kum desert (500 km, approximately 8 hrs). Lunch-picnic on the picturesque shore of Amudarya river.

Day 7: 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 (XIV-XIX c.c.) - the complex of national hero and poet, 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 it is possible to buy world-known Khiva carpets. Flight to Tashkent.

Day 8: Departure from Tashkent.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Accommodation in 2* class hotels with breakfast
- Meeting / transfer from / to airport
- All transfers according to the program on a/c transport
- Excursions with local guide and entrance tickets to museums and monuments
- English-speaking escort guide for program
- Urgench - Tashkent air ticket.

Price Excludes:
- Additional payment for sgl accommodation
- Meals.

Note: The tour cost depends on group size and on the season.

About This Supplier
Location: Uzbekistan
Joined InfoHub: Dec 2006

Our company has been established since 2006 and presently is one of the leading tourist agencies in Central Asia. Among our partners are more than 100 tourist agencies from 5 continents all over the world. Our friendly team of highly experienced guides, experts in history and culture of peoples of Central Asia is...

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