A convenient budget tour for travelers from Moscow, Russia, based on existing flights Moscow-Urgench and Samarkand-Moscow. In Uzbekistan, travelers use motor transport such as comfortable buses or cars with air-conditioning. The program includes a visit to the majestic monuments of the inner city of Ichan-Kala in Khiva, the ancient fortresses of Khorezm, the old town in Bukhara and the famous monuments of the Tamerlane era in Samarkand.
Visiting ancient fortresses of Khorezm - Ayaz-Kala or Tupraq-Kala
On this day you travel outside of Khiva, across the great ancient river Oxus - now the river of AmuDarya, to visit the ancient Khorezm fortress Ayaz-Kala located in the steppe. This is a majestic structure made of clay, which the ancient Khorezmians built to protect the borders of their state from attacks of nomads.
The day is dedicated to travel from Khiva to Bukhara (about 470 km) through the Kyzylkum Desert along the banks of the AmuDarya river. We will make stops in the desert to see the most picturesque areas, as well as have lunch based on lunch-boxes.
Departure from Bukhara to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz. Excursion in Shakhrisabz.
You leave from ancient Bukhara along the southern road towards Samarkand and on the way you enjoy a short excursion in Shakhrisabz, the hometown of Tamerlane, the great commander and statesman of the Middle Ages. Visit the Ak-Saray Palace, as well as splendid monuments of the spiritual and religious heritage of Shakhrisabz. Overnight in Samarkand.
In the morning you start the visit to the monuments and sights of Samarkand, the oldest city on the Great Silk Road and the capital of the empire of Timur. The list of places that must be visited includes the Registan Square, Timur's Gur-Emir Mausoleum and Bibi-Khanum Complex with the adjoining bazaar.