Discover Uzbekistan

  • Duration: Days 12,   Nights 11
  • Tour type: Cultural tours
  • Season: Autumn, Spring

Trip dates – Flexible

Destinations - Tashkent-Urgench-Nukus-Muynak-Khiva-Bukhara-Gijduvan-Nurata-Aydar Lake-Sentyab Village-Samarkand-Tashkent-Charvak-Tashkent

Days

Itinerary

Day 1

Tashkent

Arrive in Tashkent at the Tashkent International Airport and transfer to the hotel (Check in from 14:00). Start sightseeing from the Old City part of Tashkent. Visit Khast Imam - a cultic architectural complex and the religious center of Tashkent where the world famous Uthman Quran has been preserved. Khast Imam complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheikh Mosque, Muyi Muborak Madrasah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, New Khazrati Imam Mosque and the Muftiate building. Drive to Chorsu Bazaar. After exploring the bazaar visit the State Museum of Applied Art to see priceless samples of applied art created by golden hands of masters from the first half of XIX century up to the present time. Have a short Tashkent metro ride from "Kosmonavtlar" station to "Mustaqillik Maydoni" station. Visit Independence Square, Alisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi Theatre, Amir Temur Square and Museum, visit "Broadway" street where some street artists and painters display their original artworks (also there are many shopping centers, fashion shops, boutiques, restaurants are located on and around the Broadway) and Monument of Courage. Drop off at the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

Tashkent – Nukus – Muynak

05:00 Transfer to the Domestic Airport and take the flight to Nukus at 07:25
Arrive in Nukus at 09:25 and transfer to Muynak (200 km).
Arrive in Muynak at 12:00. Lunch. Visit Local History Museum and the former port of Muynak. You can enjoy watching the endless desert that was once a sea. There is a cafe located on the bottom floor of the Lighthouse which serves great local fish. Dried fish also available for the fans of beer. Overnight in the Mayak Yurt Camp located next to the old lighthouse.

Day 3

Muyank – Khiva

After breakfast in the Yurt Camp. Transfer to Nukus (200 km). Visit Savitsky Art Museum in Nukus. Continue drive to Khiva (200 km). En Route to Khiva, visit ancient fortresses of Khorezm - Ayaz Kala and Toprak Kala. Arrive in Khiva. Check in. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4

Khiva

After breakfast at the hotel at 09:00 start your walking sightseeing tour in ancient Khiva. Explore the walled inner town of the city of Khiva - Ichan Kala. Visit Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Kunya-Ark, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Minaret of Islam-Khoja, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5

Khiva – Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel and trip to Bukhara by train. There is a train at 08:45 in the morning on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Other days you can take a train that runs at 14:28. Both trains run more than 6 hours. Arrive in Bukhara and transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6

Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, Trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Chashma-Ayub and Ismail Samani mausoleums. Enjoy Traditional Dance Show at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 7

Bukhara-Gijduvan-Nurata-Yurt Camp

After breakfast drive to Gijduvan. Visit the ceramics workshop in Gijduvan. Drive to Nurata.
Arrive in Nurata. After lunch visit the complex Chashma Spring. Go up to the hills to visit the remains of the fortress of Alexander the Great. Visit the Kariz - the construction of Kariz is a unique underground water pipeline system near Nurata which is also connected with the name of the Alexander the Great.
16:00 Drive to the Yurt Camp near the Aydar Lake. Overnight in the Yurt Camp.

Day 8

Yurt Camp-Lake Aydar-Sentyab village

After breakfast in the Yurt Camp drive to Lake Aydar. Stop and watching along the lakeshore. Drive to Sentyab village.
Arrive in Sentyab village. Lunch with a local family. Enjoy your free time for hiking. Dinner with the host. Spend a night in a traditional house with a host family to experience the charm of local life.

 

Day 9

Sentyab Village-Samarkand

After breakfast with the family triip to Samarkand. Arrive in Samarkand. Lunch. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. (Recommended to visit Registan Square in the evening to enjoy the night view) Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10

Samarkand - Tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Continue sightseeing. Visit Registan Square, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Ulughbek Observatory, Mausoleum of Saint Daniel, the "Meros" paper mill in Konigil village.
16:30 Transfer to train station.
17:25 Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train "
Afrosiyob".
19:40 Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11

Tashkent – Chimgan - Tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Pick up from the hotel in Tashkent and transfer to Chimgan Mountains (Western Tien-Shan Mountains, 92 km).
Arrive in Charvak. Walking in the mountains. Take a cableway ride. Transfer to the shore of the Charvak Reservoir. Drive to Chinara’s restaurant to have lunch under the shade of four ancient giant plane tree. On the territory of the restaurant, there are unique petroglyphs and rock carvings made by prehistoric people. Transfer back to the hotel in Tashkent. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12

Tashkent –

Breakfast at the hotel. Free time until check out till 12PM.

Transfer to Tashkent Intl Airport according to the flight time.

 

 

***END OF OUR SERVICES***

 

Price quotation upon request 

Proposed hotels

Standard hotels:

 

Tashkent: Rohat, Uzbekistan, Shodlik Palace or similar

Bukhara: Baselic, Lyabi Haus, Devonbegi or similar

Samarkand: City, Malika Classic, Ideal or similar

Khiva: Old Khiva, Arkanchi or similar

 

Superior hotels:

 

Tashkent: City Palace, Hyatt Regency, The Royal Mezbon or similar

Bukhara: Asia Bukhara, Zargaron Plaza, Omar Khayyam or similar

Samarkand: Asia Samarkand, Malika Prime, Sultan, Grand Samarkand or similar

Khiva: Orient Star, Asia Khiva, Bek or similar

 

Services included:

  • Accommodation (DBL/TWIN shared)
  • Meals (Breakfast only) HB /FB is available upon request with supplement charge
  • Entrance fees and porterage at hotels
  • Guide
  • All local taxes
  • Mineral water (0.5 L daily)
  • Train tickets (Tashkent – Bukhara, Samarkand – Tashkent) (Y class)
  • A/C Transport: Bus 43 seats (21 pax & more), Minibus 14-30 seats (7-20 pax), Minivan 5-9 seats (3-6 pax), Sedan Car (2 pax).

 Not included:

  • Airfares, alcohol/soft drinks, tips and gratuities, any personal expenses and any other services not included in the program above

Important:

  • If a place of visit is closed to visitors it will be replaced with an alternative. During major events, accommodation may be changed and replaced with a similar category
  • Sequence of itinerary and hotels given is subject to changes without prior notice.
  • Hotel accommodation is subject to availability. No reservations are made before confirmation received from client. If mentioned hotels are not available, we will substitute them with other hotels of similar class.

Payment & Cancellation fee:

  • Tour payment should be made not less than 15 days prior to tourist group arrival to our bank account as per invoice.
  • Cancellation prior 45 days – No charges apply 
  • Cancellation prior 20 days – 50% charge of the tour price
  • Cancellation prior 10 days – 100% charge of the tour price

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