Day 1: Tashkent
On arrival to Uzbekistan, you will visit Independence square dedicated to the victory over fascism in World War II then visit the local Broadway as well as Tashkent metro found in 1977. Afterwards you will visit the old part of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that comprises madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Here you will admire the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th century. This book belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph, but he was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Nukus (morning flight)
Today you will have a flight to Nukus. You will have a full day city tour in this city. First you will visit the Museum of Savitsky which displays the masterworks of forbidden art. Museum collects 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The leader of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art composed the paintings in 1960s. He bought some works from mistreated soviet artists and even free. He exhibited them in this inaccessible central Asian art-house. Then we will drive outside of Nukus to see Mizdakhan graveyard which used to be some ancient city centuries ago. Archaeological findings said that area was unceasingly captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 3: Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea (420 km, 9 hours)
This tour will have by a long drive to Aral Sea. It will take 9 hours. You will pass Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. On the way we will stop at Gaur Kala Fortress built around the fourth century B.C. The walls of the fortress, the height of which surpasses ten meters, are enclosed by the conserved till our days a few strongholds. Today it is unbearable to say for sure what kind of buildings they were. On arrival to Aral Sea you will explore the surroundings. Overnight is in a tent.
Day 4: Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus (440 km, 9 hours)
Having a hearty breakfast, we will visit charming canyons of Ustyurt and drive near Muinak via the dried bottom of the sea. The town of Muynak is one of the outstanding examples of the ecological adversity in the region. It was once the largest Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. On arrival in Muinak visit the necropolis of ship in ex-shore of the Aral Sea and town museum. In the evening we will drive to Nukus. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 5: Nukus - Khiva (290 km, 4 hours)
This tour will start by travelling to Khiva. It is the most ancient city in Uzbekistan filled of history and captivating sites. Its history is indissolubly associated with the history of the legendary Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench before. In the 10th century Khiva is stated as a main trading center on the Silk Road. Today you will have a pleasing sightseeing tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It will be inside of Ichan Qala, the inner city in Khiva with strong walls. Admire the old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses made Ichan Qala into unique city-shrine. Ichan Qala has over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan Qala was elected a historical and architectural conservation area. The most extraordinary sites in it are the Kunya Ark fortress of the 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, a far-fetched sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 6: Khiva - Shavat (60 km)
Transfer to Shavat border, continue to Turkmenistan. Thank you!
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 785 $
04 pax - 660 $
06 pax - 590 $
08 pax - 560 $
10 pax - 540 $
Single - 50 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 40 $
*Full board - 75 $
*Entrance fees - 35 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 160 $ per group
Escort guide - 400 $ per group
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
Aral Sea - "Tents"
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums