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Destination: Uzbekistan
Last updated: 26 Sep 2018

Indepth Uzbekistan - Authentic Experience

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from US$ 938 per person
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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 17
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* Visa support if needed
* Hotel room with breakfast
* Transfers between cities and transport for all excursions from Day 1 to Day 17
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* 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

This is a full-coverage tour that allows you to see almost every corner of Uzbekistan that is worth seeing. From eastern provinces of Fergana, to west-end Nukus, plus all must-see cities Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. Visiting Nurata and Shakhrisabz, Muslim and Buddist monuments of Termez are an interesting bonus of this trip.
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Tour Details

Duration: 17 days
Customizable? YES
Category: Uzbekistan, Archaeology, History, Islamic Heritage, Culture and Traditions, Gastronomic, Folklore and Ethnic, Handcrafts and Folk Art, Shopping, Rural Stay, Outdoor Activities, Ecotourism, Camping and Trekking, Classic, Mild Adventure
Best season:January, October, November, December, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September
Day 1

Start of tour - train Tashkent – Fergana, s/s Fergana

Seeing attractions of Fergana. Fergana City - Akhmad Al-Fergani Park, Margilan- Said Akhmad Khoja Madrasah and museum of ethnography in Fergana.
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Day 2

Fergana – Rishtan – Margilan – Kokand - Tashkent by car

In Rishtan - visiting famous ceramics shops. In Margilan - silk making factory. Kokand excursion includes the famous Khudoyar-Khan Palace with nice examples of medieval architecture and later decoration styles. Also visits to Dehqon (Farmer) bazaar, Jami Mosque, Norbut-bit Madrasah and Kumtepa Bazaar.
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Day 3

Tashkent - Nukus (by plane), excursions in Nukus

You will visit the famous Art Museum of Savitsky, where paintings of Central Asian classic and modern artists are exhibited.
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Day 4

Nukus - Mizdakhan necropolis - drive to Khiva

A short drive to Khojeili to visit the Mizdakhan Complex with (10-14 centurries), viewing White Khanaka Caravan Serai, Nazlumkhansulu and Shamun Nabi Mausoleums, Halfa Erejep madrassah and ruins of Gyaur Kala fortress(2-4 centures BC). Then, drive to Khiva, and rest.
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Day 5

Khiva - Ayaz Kala - Tuprak Kala - Khiva

You are taken to see ancient Khorezmian clay fortresses Tuprak-kala and Ayaz-kala dating back to the 2nd century AD. If lucky, you may still find in the dust archaic debris, such as pieces of ceramics, coins and arrow heads in the gloomy dark of half-buried rooms. You may have a lunch in a Yurt (nomadic tent) on the top of a hill right next to the huge clay fortress with a smaller fortification on the slopes of the hill.
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Day 6

Sightseeing Khiva

All day for tour in Khiva. Visit Ichan Kala, the inner fortress, 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. Also, you will see Islam Khodja complex with a chance to climb up the 45m minaret and enjoy a breathtaking view of the evening Khiva at sunset from the top.

Visits to: Djuma Mosque, Madrasah of Matniyaz Divan-Beghi, Anush Khah's Bathhouses, Hazarasp, 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 Muhammad Rahim Khan, Madrasah of Arab-Khan and Muhammad-Amin-Inak, Ak Mosque
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Day 7

Drive Khiva - Bukhara

You take a long drive (480 km, 6-8 hours) through the desert along the course of the Amudarya River to the pearl of ancient Central Asia, Bukhara. During the drive you will make stops to enjoy breath-taking views of the ancient Amudarya (Oxus) river. After arrival, the rest of the day is devoted to checking in the hotel and leisure.
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Day 8

Sightseeing Bukhara

Visit the old city, Ark fortress, Bolo Hauz mosque, Ismail Samani mausoleum, Chashma Ayub, Kalyan minaret, Trading Domes with all kinds of handicrafts, where carpets and jewelry are sold. You take pleasure of a lunch arranged in the comfortable setting of a private house in the old part of Bukhara. After lunch, you visit Maggoki Attori mosque, Lyabi Hauz square, Kukeldash Madrassah, Nadir Divan Begi Madrassah, and the Indian style Chor Minor of 19th century.

Visits to: Kalyan Minaret, Ulugbek Madrasah, Bukhara city, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Chashma-Ayub, Magoki-Attari Mosque, Madrasah of Abdulaziz Khan, Ark Fortress, Lyabi-Hauz Complex, Chor Minor, Mausoleum of Sheikh Boharzi, Kukeldash Madrasah, Fayzabad and Zainuddin, Trading Domes, Mausoleum of the Samanids, Bolo-Hauz Mosque, Khanaka and Madrasah of Nadir Divan-Beghi, Kalyan Mosque, Zindan (Prison), Kosh-Madrasah, Namazga Mosque
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Day 9

Continue sightseeing Bukhara

On this day you will visit sights and places that were left unseen on the previous day: Chor-Bakr Complex, Summer Residence of Bukhara Emirs (Sittorai Mokhi Khasa), Baha Ad-Din Naqshband Necropolis, Art gallery and Sale Exhibition of the Bukhara Gold Embroidery Factory (optional).

Visits to: Chor Bakr Complex, Art gallery, sale exhibition of the Bukhara Gold Embroidery Factory, Ancient Bukhara, Sitorai-Mohi-Hosa, Baha Ad-Din Naqshband Necropolis, Fayzabad and Zainuddin
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Day 10

Bukhara - Chashma - Nurata

From Bukhara, to the north, you visit the city of Nurata, once a busy hub on the ancient Silk Road. In Nurata, you see Chashma - a Muslim shrine, famous for its reservoir with crystal clear water and fish. Onsite there are two mosques - Chilustun (9th century) and Cook Gumboz (16th century). Also, Local History Museum with exhibits from prehostoric times till Middle ages and modern era.
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Day 11

Drive Nurata - Samarkand

Drive Nurata - Samarkand. Free time in Samarkand.
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Day 12

Sightseeing Samarkand

Sightseeing Samarkand. Madrassah at Registan Square. Workshops in the Madrassah offer a variety of locally made handicrafts, of which musical instruments and carpets are made with exquisite taste. The artisans will tell you about Uzbek musical instruments and play charming old melodies.

Visits to: Registan Square, 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, Gur-Emir Mausoleum, 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, Hazret-Hyzr Mosque
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Day 13

Continue sightseeing Samarkand

Continue visiting places and monuments that were left unseen on previous day of touring Samarkand.

Visits to: Ishrat-Khana Mausoleum, Dahma of Shaybanids, Afrasiab Hill, Bagizagan Wine Factory/Cellar, Memorial Complex of Imam Al-Bukhari
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Day 14

Drive Samarkand - Shahrisabz - Termez

Drive from Samarkand to Termez via Shakhrisabz. Excursions in Shakhrisabz. 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.

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 15

Sighseeing Termez

Al Khakim At Termizi Mausoleum - the burial site of a famous medeival Sufi author, who contributed to the development of islamic tradition. The Termez Kokildor-Ota is highlighted by researchers for its architectural planning unusual for a 16th century hanaqoh mausoleum. Termez Archaeological Museum features a big collection of paintings and antique sculptures dating back to Greco-Bactrian and Kushan period.
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Day 16

Flight Termez - Taskent, free time in Tashkent.

Free time in Tashkent - visiting galleries, handcrafts shops, famous bazaars and shpping malls of the capital city of Uzbekistan.
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Day 17

Sightseeing Tashkent, end of tour.

Day tour in Tashkent, a city with two thousand years of history. You visit the old part of Tashkent and its medieval Kafal Shashi Mausoleum and Barak-khan Madrassa. You take a quick overlook of the modern city's most spectacular buildings, the complex of Oliy Majlis, People's Friendship Palace etc. Then you attend the Museum of Applied Arts.

Visits to: Museum of Amir Timur (Tamerlane), Hazrat Imam (Hast Imam) Complex, Japanese Cemetery in Tashkent, Abul Kosim Madrassah, Suzani Souvenir and Gift Shop, Museum of Applied Art, Museum of History of Uzbekistan, Chorsu Bazaar, Museum of Fine Arts, Istiklol Palace (former Palace of Peoples' Friendship), Master-Apprentice Pottery School of Akbar and Alisher Rakhimov, Park of Alisher Navoi, Tashkent Metro, Bolshoi Opera and Ballet Theater named after Alisher Navoi
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