Uzbekistan - Tajikistan tour 2022/2023

  • Route: Uzbekistan - Tajikistan
  • Duration: Days 11,   Nights 10
  • Tour type: Сlassical tours
  • Season: Summer, Autumn, Spring

Uzbekistan - Tajikistan tour for 2023 including main highlights of Uzbekistan and the stunning view of Tajikistan Mountains.

Day

Detailed Itinerary

D1

Fri

TASHKENT - ARRIVAL

Arrival in Tashkent. Meet your driver and transfer to the hotel. Check in at noon. Free day before beginning of Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Group Tour.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant

D2

Sat

TASHKENT- URGENCH (by air) –KHIVA (30 km)

After breakfast, start guided sightseeing tour in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. You will start with exploring the Old City. Visit Khast-Imam Complex, where the world famous Quran, holy book that belonged to Caliph Uthman, has been preserved. The complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheykh Mosque, Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center to visit Applied Arts Museum and walk through Navoi Theater to Amir Timur Square where you will end Tashkent city tour.
Transfer to domestic airport, evening flight to Urgench departing at 19:00 (1093 km, 1 h 40 min). Arrival in Urgench at 21:20, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min).

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel. Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant

D3

Sun

KHIVA – BUKHARA (480 km, 8 hrs)

After breakfast, sightseeing tour in Khiva. Visit Itchan-Kala Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Itchan-Kala Fortress visit Sayeed Alauddin Mausoleum, Arab-Mukhamadkhan Madrasah, Oq-Masjid Mosque, Madrasah of Hodjan Berdi-biya, Shirgazikhan Madrasah, Abdullakhan Madrasah, Juma Mosque, Allakulikhan Madrasah, Tosh-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islom-Khoja. There is a train at 16:22 to Bukhara, arrives at 00:15 every day. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel. Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant

D4

Mon

BUKHARA
After breakfast start walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara.
Visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, 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, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Dinner and a National Show at Nadir Divan-begi Madrasah.
Meals: Breakfast at Hotel. Lunch at local restaurant & Dinner with show at Nadir Divan-begi Madrassah

D5

Tue

BUKHARA – SAMARKAND (by train)

Breakfast at hotel. Start the second day with a visit to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – the summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to the Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. In the afternoon take the high-speed Afrosiyob train[1] 15:52-17:20 or overland transfer. Arrive in Samarkand, check in to the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel. Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant

D6

Wed

SAMARKAND

After breakfast, Samarkand sightseeing tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, Gur Emir Mausoleum – the mausoleum of Amir Timur, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory. Free time in the afternoon.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel. Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant

D7

Thu

SAMARKAND
Breakfast at hotel. Continue sightseeing tour in Samarkand. You will visit Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Afrosiyob Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to “Meros” an ancient paper mill in Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Farewell lunch in Samarkand. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

 

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel. Lunch & Dinner at local restaurant

D8

Fri

SAMARKAND – SEVEN LAKES - PENJIKENT

Early morning transfer to Uzbekistan-Tajikistan border Jartepa (50 km, 1 h). Customs and passport control on both sides, cross the border, meet Tajik local guide and driver to Seven Lakes (80 km, 1.5-2h.). Haf Kul - seven lakes of different colors in mountains of Tajikistan: 1. Mijgon, 2. Soya, 3. Hushyor, 4. Nophin lakes (2139m.a.l), Khurdak, 6.Marguzor, 7.Hazorchashma lakes (2400m a.s.l.). Picnic at the lake.
After lunch, drive to Penjikent. Sightseeing in Penjikent: Rudaki Museum, as Penjikent is a birthplace of Abu Abdallah Rudaki, considered by many to be the father of Persian Poetry. Visit the ancient Penjikent ruins of old Sogdian town founded in the 5th century and abandoned in the 8th century by Arabs. Foundations of houses, a citadel with a couple of Zoroastrian fire temples and city bazaar are visible in the excavated ruins. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel. Lunch & Dinner – advice location for lunch/dinner

D9

Sat

 

PENJIKENT – ISKENDERKUL - DUSHANBE

Drive to Dushanbe via Iskanderkul Lake. According to the legend, the Lake Iskanderkul was named after Alexander the Great, known as Iskander in the East. People say that Alexander the Great's path to India passed by this lake. Lunch at the traditional homestay "Dilovar". En route you will stroll around the lake, explore five springs and Zmeinoe (Snake) Lake, walk to 38 m high waterfall that local people compare to Niagara and call Fanskaya Niagara (Niagara of Fan). Drive to Dushanbe. Overnight at the hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel. Lunch & Dinner

 

 

                                      

D10

Sun

 

DUSHANBE

Start sightseeing in the capital of Tajikistan. Visit the Botanical garden, a very beautiful garden with many old trees, and a favorite place of Tajik people, National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan (closed on Mondays) that includes exhibits on history, natural history and art (Buddha in Nirvana is one of the most valuable exhibits of the museum), Ismail Somoni Monument, the Building of National Spirit, Rudaki Prospect and the Main Mosque of Dushanbe. Overnight at the hotel.

Transfer to Tashkent airport for departure flight.

 

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel. Lunch & Dinner

D11

Mon

DUSHANBE – Departure

Checkout from the hotel until noon. Transfer to Dushanbe Airport. End of Uzbekistan-Tajikistan Group Tour.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel

**END OF SERVICES**

 

[1] Train timings subject to change; seats are subject to availability. If mentioned train is not available we will arrange car/bus transfer

Proposed Hotels:

Cities

Nights

Hotels

Tashkent

1

Qushbegi Plaza/Corner or similar

Khiva

1

Zarafshon Boutique/Grand Vizir Hotel or similar

Bukhara

2

Imperial Palace/Lyabi Haus or similar

Samarkand

3

Malika/Al Madina or similar

Penjikent

1

Panjakent Plaza or similar

Dushanbe

2

Rumi/Atlas or similar

 

 

All rates in US$ (per person):

 

Group size

 

Half-twin with Full board meals

31 - 34 + 01 FOC:

1182

25 - 30 + 01 FOC:

1223

20 - 24 + 01 FOC:

1260

15 - 19 + 01 FOC:

1331

10 - 14 + 01 FOC:

1393

10 - 14 + NO FOC:

1306

Single Supplement

311

 

Services included:

  1. Accommodation (DBL/TWIN shared)
  2. Meals: Full board as per program
  3. Entrance fees and porterage at hotels
  4. Airfare (TAS-UGC Economy class)
  5. Trainfare – Khiva – Bukhara (economy class)
  6. Escorting guide
  7. Map of Uzbekistan
  8. Mineral water (0.5 L daily)
  9. Folk show in Bukhara
  10. Visit ancient paper mill in Konigil village in Samarkand
  11. Private A/C Transport: Sedan Car (2 pax), Minivan 5-9 seats (3-6 pax), Minibus 20-30 seats (11-20 pax)

Not included: Early check in/Late check out, Alcohol/soft drinks, Minaret climbings in Khiva & Samarkand, Ballet show in Tashkent, tips and gratuities, porterages, visa fees, any personal expenses, any services not included in the above 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
  • 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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