Take part in a journey through the vast expanses of Uzbekistan - the pearl hidden in the sands. You have a great opportunity to visit the country with incredible and varied landscapes - from freshness and coolness of the mountain, to the warming heat of the golden desert. Memorable contrast of greatness of ancient monuments and loud bazaars make your trip unique unforgettable.
Day 1. Tashkent – Samarkand
Arrival in Tashkent and meeting with a tour assistant. Transfer and accommodation at hotel. Breakfast at hotel. City sightseeing: Amir Temur Square, Independence Square, the Alisher Navoi Theater, completed in 1947 by Japanese prisoners, the Museum of Applied Arts. Lunch at restaurant. Transfer to Samarkand. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 2. Samarkand – Bukhara
Breakfast at hotel. A full day of city sightseeing. Visit to the Ulugbek Observatory (XV), where the remains of grand astrolabe for observation of star position and the Afrasiab ruins with the museum are; the necropolis of Samarkand rulers and noble men, the Shakhi Zinda, the Bibi Khanym Mosque (XV) and the Siab Bazaar. Lunch at a local restaurant. Transfer to Bukhara. Arrival and accommodation at hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 3. Bukhara
Breakfast at hotel. A full day of city sightseeing. Visit to the Poi-Kalon Complex, the square separating the Mir-I-Arab Madrassah and the Kalon Mosque; the Kalon Minaret (from Tajik: “grand”), one of the Bukhara’s symbols of 47m high (XII), three bazaars - Taqi Zargaron, Taqi Telpak Furushon and Taqi Sarrafon, the Magok-I-Atori Mosque, the remains of a Buddhism monastery, a temple and a mosque, the Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah (XVII), the Kukeldash Madrassah, one of the greatest Islamic schools of Central Asia. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon visit to the Ark Fortress, a city-in-city, as ancient as Bukhara itself, having served as the residence of Bukhara’s governors for a millennium; the Bolo Hauz Mosque, the Ismail Samani Mausoleum (IX-X), one of the most stylish constructions of Central Asia. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 4. Bukhara – Khiva
Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Khiva. Arrival and accommodation at hotel. Lunch at a local restaurant. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 5. Khiva – Urgench – Tashkent
Breakfast at hotel. Sightseeing of Khiva, the most ancient and conserved city on the “Silk Road”. Visit to the Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassah, the largest one of the city, the Kelle Minor Minaret, the ancient Kuhna Ark fortress built in the XII century and then extended during the XVII century; the Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Mahmud, the patron saint of Khiva. Lunch at a private house. Transfer to the Urgench Airport for the flight to Tashkent. Arrival and accommodation at hotel. Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day 6. Tashkent
Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to the airport.
Order and time of the excursions can be changed according to local circumstances and airplane time-table. If any of the events is not possible, our tour operator will replace it for an equal one.
The cost includes:
- Accommodation at 3*-4* hotels in all the cities;
- Meals: BB / HB / FB;
- All transfers in AC bus;
- All excursions according to the program;
- English speaking guide;
- Air tickets Urgench – Tashkent;
- Entrance tickets.
Cost does not include:
- Tips to guides and drivers;
- Photo & video camera fees;
- International flight ticket;
- early check-in and late check-out in hotel.