Discover Uzbekistan

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

This tour includes main highlights and you will be able to see local's life and enjoy the nature

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

Availability - 2020/21

Current Rate is bookable until 31 Dec 2020 for 2020/21 tours.

Rates from 01 Jan 2021 subject to change.

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 Kuran has been preserved. Khast Imam complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrassah, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Muyi Mubarak Madrassah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, New Khazrati Imam mosque and the Muftiate Building. Drive to Chorsu Bazar. After exploring the bazaar visit the Museum of Applied Arts 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 Navoiy Bolshoi Academic Theather, 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

Early morning 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 around 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 Madrassah, Mukhammad Rakhimkhan Madrassah, 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. If there is no train available car transfer will be arranged. 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. Visit to Guri Emir mausoleum, Registan Square, Bibikhanum Mosque. (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 SERVICES***

All rates in US$ (per person):

 

Group size

Half-twin with breakfast meals

Standard Hotels

Half-twin with breakfast meals

Superior Hotels

25+1FOC

776

976

20+1FOC

824

1027

15+1FOC

905

1112

10 – 14 NO FOC

960

1150

08 – 09 NO FOC

1047

1244

06 – 07 NO FOC

1132

1328

04 – 05 NO FOC

1167

1363

Single Supplement

184

237

HB Supplement

90

90

Proposed hotels:

Cities

Standard Hotels

Khiva

Old Khiva, Arkanchi or similar

Bukhara

Baselic/Lyabi Haus, Devonbegi or similar

Samarkand

City, Malika Classic, Ideal or similar

Nurata/Sentyab Village/Muynak

Yurts/Guest house

Tashkent

Rohat/Uzbekistan/Shodlik Palace or similar

 

Cities

Superior Hotels

Khiva

Orient Star, Asia Khiva, Erkin Palace or similar

Bukhara

Asia Bukhara, Zargaron Plaza, Omar Khayyam or similar

Samarkand

Asia Samarkand, Malika Prime, Sultan or similar

Nurata/Sentyab Village/Muynak

Yurts/Guest house

Tashkent

International, Hyatt Regency, The Royal Mezbon or similar

 

Services included:

  1. Accommodation (DBL/TWIN shared)
  2. Meals: Breakfast only
  3. Entrance free and porterages at hotels
  4. Guide
  5. All local taxes
  6. Mineral water (0.5 L daily)
  7. Train tickets (Khiva – Bukhara, Samarkand – Tashkent Y Class)
  8. 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).

Services not included:

  1. Airfares
  2. Alcohol/soft drinks
  3. Tips and gratuities
  4. Visa fees
  5. Insurance
  6. Cable way riding in Chimgan
  7. Any personal expenses
  8. Any other services not included/mentioned in the program

     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
  • Staying in yurts and guest houses is in basic condition, room/yurta will be shared with 3-5 pax and washrom/shower facilities located outside of the room.
  • 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:

  • Tour payment should be made not less than 15 days prior to tourist group arrival to our bank account as per invoice.

Cancellation fees:

  • 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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