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Destination: Uzbekistan
Last updated: 11 May 2017

Maveranahr, Great Empire of Timur

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from US$ 368 per person
Payment in USD or Uzbek soum (UZS)
tour price conditions:

two persons traveling, specific BnB or 2-3* private hotels with breakfast, one double room shared. Tour services shall begin in the morning of Day 1 and be completed at the end of Day 7
* Visa support if needed
* Hotel room with breakfast
* Transfers between cities and transport for all excursions from Day 1 to Day 7
* Intl. and/or local flights
* Accompanying tour guide
* Entrance tickets to museums and monuments, tour guide services
* Meals other than breakfast at hotels
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Tour description

A journey in which you explore what is left of the powerful kingdom once built by the Great Tamerlane, as well as original cultures that flourished in Central Asia for centuries. You visit Tashkent, Samarkand, Shakhrisabz, Bukhara, Khiva. It is a nice classic seven days tour, suitable for individual travelers, families, companies of travelers and bigger groups.
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Tour Details

Duration: 7 days
Customizable? YES
Category: Uzbekistan, History, Culture and Traditions, Medium Classic
Best season:October, March, April, May, August, September
Day 1

Sightseeing Tashkent

You are met and greeted at Tashkent Airport, and after Customs and Immigration clearance, transferred to one of modern hotels in the downtown. After a short fresh-up in the hotel, you have a city tour of Tashkent. You see the monuments and religious centers at the Hasti Imam Square (Barak-khan Madrassah, Mausoleum of Kafal Shashi), the ancient heart of Tashkent. Also, you visit the beautiful Amir Timur Square and the buildings around it, built in different periods over the last three centuries, the gorgeous Theater of Alisher Navoi, built by the Japanese in the midst of 20th century, Museum of Applied Arts with refined samples of Uzbek handicrafts. Overnight in Tashkent.

Visits to: Museum of Amir Timur (Tamerlane), Abul Kosim Madrassah, Suzani Souvenir and Gift Shop, Museum of Applied Art, Chorsu Bazaar, Museum of Fine Arts, Istiklol Palace (former Palace of Peoples' Friendship), Park of Alisher Navoi, Tashkent Metro
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Day 2

Transfer to Samarkand and half day excursion

Transfer to Samarkand (289 km, 4-5 hours driving, or 2-3 hours by train); along the road you enjoy the typical Uzbek agricultural landscape. In Samarkand, accommodation in one of the city hotels just next to the ancient monuments. After lunch, you have a half day tour of Samarkand, visiting the mausoleum of Tamerlane, Guri Amir and the famous Registan Square. Overnight in Samarkand.

Visits to: Registan Square, Gur-Emir Mausoleum
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Day 3

Full day of Samarkand

You have a full day tour of Samarkand and observe Ulugbek's Observatory, Tomb of Saint Daniel (Khodja Daniar), Afrosiab Museum, Bibi Khanum Mosque and Oriental Bazaar, Shahi Zindah (Huge Complex of Mausoleums). Overnight in Samarkand.

Visits to: Ishrat-Khana Mausoleum, Mausoleum of Kusam-Ibn-Abbas, Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Madrasah and Mausoleum, Tillya-Kari Madrasah on Registan Square, Shahi-Zinda Central Group, Ulugbek Madrasah on Registan Square, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Shahi-Zinda Northern Group, Temurid Female Necropolis, Shahi-Zinda Southern Group, Ruhabad Mausoleum, Dahma of Shaybanids, Shahi-Zinda, Mausoleums of Abdi Clan, Khodja Akhrar Necropolis, Tuglu-Tekin And Amir-Zadeh Mausoleums, Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar (Saint Daniel), Observatory of Ulugbek, Afrasiab Hill, Memorial Complex of Imam Al-Bukhari, Hazret-Hyzr Mosque
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Day 4

Drive to Bukhara via Shakhrisabz

You drive westward to Bukhara via Shakhrisabz (360 km, 5-6 hours driving). During the stop in Shakhrisabz, you explore the remnants of the great White Palace built by Tamerlane, as well as Kok Gumbaz and Doru Saodat, where relatives and close friends of the Emperor were buried. After lunch, you head to Bukhara. Overnight in Bukhara.

Visits to: Mirhamid Khanaka, Dorus Siadat, City Walls, Chubin Madrasah, Ak Saray Palace, Chorsu, Mausoleum of Shams Ad-Din Kulyal, Crypt of Amir Temur, Gumbazi Seidon, Green City, Hazret Imam Mosque, Katta Lyangar, Malik-Azhdar Mosque, Kok-Gumbaz, Koba Madrasah
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Day 5

Full Day Tour of Bukhara

Full day tour of Bukhara, the city of 1001 Nights. You attend the Ark fortress, Bolo Hauz mosque, mausoleum of Ismail Samani, Chashma Ayub, Kalyan minaret and mosque, Lyabi Hauz square with the spectacular Nadir Divan Begi Madrassahs. Also, you will see the Sitoran Mokhi-Khosa Palace situated a little north of Bukhara, a fanciful blend of oriental and modern architecture. Overnight in Bukhara.

Visits to: Kalyan Minaret, Ulugbek Madrasah, Bukhara city, Art gallery, sale exhibition of the Bukhara Gold Embroidery Factory, Madrasah of Abdulaziz Khan, Ark Fortress, Ancient Bukhara, Chor Minor, Kukeldash Madrasah, Mausoleum of the Samanids, Chor Bakr Complex, Khanaka and Madrasah of Nadir Divan-Beghi, Kalyan Mosque, Vabkent Minaret, Baha Ad-Din Naqshband Necropolis, Chashma-Ayub, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Magoki-Attari Mosque, Lyabi-Hauz Complex, Sitorai-Mohi-Hosa, Gijduvani Memorial Complex, Fayzabad and Zainuddin, Mausoleum of Sheikh Boharzi, Trading Domes, Bolo-Hauz Mosque, Kosh-Madrasah, Zindan (Prison), Namazga Mosque
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Day 6

Drive to Khiva

You take a long drive (480 km, 6-8 hours) through the desert along the course of the Amudarya River to the capital of ancient Khorezm, Urgench (Khiva). The rest of the day is devoted to checking in the hotel and leisure. Overnight in Khiva.
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Day 7

Full Day in Khiva

You enjoy a full day tour of Khiva, the city of thousand domes. Ichan Kala, the inner fortress, is a museum in the open. You will visit Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassah and its minaret, Kunya Ark and Juma Mosque with 218 wooden pillars, the Harem of Khiva Khans, mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud, a famous ancient wrestler and poet who patronized Khiva. Islam Khodja complex will provide you with a breathtaking view of Khiva from the top of its minaret. Upon completion of the excursion, you fly back to Tashkent by Uzbekistan Airways (1.5 hours) to make it to your flight home with pleasant experiences and memories of Uzbekistan.

Visits to: Djuma Mosque, Madrasah of Matniyaz Divan-Beghi, Anush Khah's Bathhouses, Minaret of Djuma Mosque, Ichan-Qala, Tash Hauli Palace, Necropolis of Khiva Khans, Chadra Hauli, Pahlavan Mahmud Necropolis, Madrasah of Kutlug-Murad-Inak and Abdullah-Khan, Kunya-Ark of Kurinysh-Khan, Tash Hauli Harem, Islam Khodja Ensemble, Madrasah of Khurdjum and Allakuli-Khan, Old City, Mausoleum of Seyid Ala Ad-Din, Muhammad Amin-Khan Madrasah and Kalta-Minor, Complex of Seyid-Biy and Palvan-Kari Minaret, Madrasah of Arab-Khan and Muhammad-Amin-Inak, Madrasah of Muhammad Rahim Khan, Ak Mosque
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