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Destination: Uzbekistan
Last updated: 16 May 2017

Uzbekistan from West to East

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from US$ 599 per person
Payment in USD or Uzbek soum (UZS)
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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 10
* Visa support if needed
* Hotel room with breakfast
* Transfers between cities and transport for all excursions from Day 1 to Day 10
* 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

An exciting journey submerging you into the atmosphere of centuries by showing grand remnants of the past and fine relics of vanished civilizations. During this tour you will be able to see all worth seeing in Uzbekistan.
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Tour Details

Duration: 10 days
Customizable? YES
Category: Uzbekistan, Archaeology, History, Culture and Traditions, Folklore and Ethnic, Classic
Best season:October, November, March, April, May, June, August, September
Day 1

Arrival to Tashkent and flight to Nukus

We meet you at the Tashkent International Airport and accompany to the domestic flights terminal for your flight to Nukus by Uzbekistan Airways (1.5 hours). You check in the local hotel and then start excursion of Nukus, capital of Karakalpakstan. You will visit the famous Art Museum of Savitsky, where paintings of Central Asian classic and modern artists are exhibited. Then, you undertake an excursion to the dried bed of the Aral Sea to see the ship cemeteries, where huge vessels of Soviet time are all surrounded by dunes, and only wind howls in the abandoned crew rooms.
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Day 2

Drive to Khiva and Excursion

You drive straight to see the ancient Khiva, the capital of the ancient Khorezmian Kingdom. In Khiva, you visit the most prominent monument of the Mongol era, the 14th century tomb of the Sufi master Said Allauddin, Kunya Ark, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassah and minaret, Juma Mosque and minaret with carved wooden columns, the Stone Yard (harem) of Khiva rulers, the tomb of Pakhlavan Makhmud, a famous ancient wrestler and poet, who was declared Saint. Overnight in a Khiva hotel.

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 3

Visiting Ancient Khorezmian Clay Fortresses

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 will have early 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. Return and overnight in Khiva.
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Day 4

Drive to Bukhara via Kyzyl Kum Desert

Early in the morning you start your longest drive in this tour, to Bukhara, 480 km through the desert (5-6 hours). On the way, you make stops to enjoy specatular views of the great Amudarya (Oxus) river. Overnight in a Bukhara hotel.
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Day 5

Excursions in Bukhara

The whole day is devoted to Bukhara, the majestic pearl of Central Asia. The city tour includes Ark fortress, Bolo Hauz mosque, Ismail Samani's mausoleum with magnificent brickwork, Chashma Ayub, great Kalyan minaret, Maggoki Attori, Mir-i-Arab Madrassah, Lyabi Hauz, a complex with three buildings and a beautiful pool where swans live. 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 Samarkand with a tour of Shakhrisabz

You drive south-eastward to Samarkand (360km, 6-7 hours) via Shakhrisabz, a city where Tamerlane was born. In Shakhrisabz you visit the famous Ak Saroy (White Palace), Kok Gumbaz, Doru Saodat and Doru Tillovat. After lunch you continue to Samarkand, check in the hotel and have free time. Overnight in a Samarkand hotel.

Visits to: Chorsu, Dorus Siadat, Mausoleum of Shams Ad-Din Kulyal, Crypt of Amir Temur, Ak Saray Palace, Kok-Gumbaz
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Day 7

Tour of Samarkand

You start your tour of Samarkand: you go to see Great Observatory of Ulugbek and Afrosiab Museum. Then you see Bibi Khanum Mosque, Shahi Zindah (Complex of Mausoleums) and Oriental Bazaar. Then, the three gorgeous Madrassahs at the Registan Square and the mausoleum of Tamerlane, Guri Amir. Next stop is the memorial complex of Ismail Al Bukhoriy, with a spectacular mausoleum made of whole onyx slabs. Overnight in Samarkand.

Visits to: Ishrat-Khana Mausoleum, 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, Shahi-Zinda, Dahma of Shaybanids, 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 8

Drive to Tashkent and Excursion of the Capital City

You drive to Tashkent (289km, 4 hours) and after settling in a hotel and quick fresh up, we will invite you to have a half day excursion in Tashkent. It will include a visit to the mausoleum of Kafal Shashi and Barak-khan Madrassah followed by a walk inside the largest covered market in Tashkent - Chorsu Bazaar. Attending the Library of the Clerical Board of Moslems, where a copy of the Koran written by Osman, the fourth Caliph, is kept behind a thick glass. Overnight in a Tashkent hotel.

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 9

Drive to Fergana via the Kamchik Mountain Pass

On this day you head east, to the Fergana Valley, by car, train or air plane. If you drive, you will see the city of Kokand en route. After arrival in Fergana, you will be offered an excursion in the city and around it. Overnight in a Fergana hotel.
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Day 10

Driving to Tashkent via Margilan and Rishtan, departure. End of tour.

You leave Fergana, and on the way back to Tashkent, you visit Margilan, with its famous silk-weaving factories, and Rishtan, a small town with ancient tradition of ceramic production. Upon in Tashkent, you take your flight back home.
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