Day 1: Tashkent
We are glad to see you in Uzbekistan. On arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to the city. Today you will visit Independence square which is the main square of the country, placed as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Afterwards we will walk to the local Broadway where we can see the Tashkent metro. The first line was opened in 1977. Visit old parts as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that resides madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. In addition, you will find the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. It belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third who was later killed by non-muslims in 8th century. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent- Nukus (morning flight)
The morning will start from a flight to Nukus. On arrival you will have a city tour and visit the Museum of Savitsky which has the masterpieces 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 took the artworks in 1960s. He has got banned works from mistreated soviet artists and exhibited them in this remote central Asian art-house. Later on we will drive outside of Nukus to see Mizdakhan necropolis which used to be ancient city centuries ago. It is confirmed that area was uninterruptedly captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 3: Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea (420 km, 9 hours)
Today is a long drive to Aral Sea for about 9 hours via Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. On the way we will stop at Gaur Kala Fortress found in the fourth century B.C. The building is surrounded by the conserved till our days a few strangleholds. You will be impressed. On arrival to Aral Sea you will have an opportunity to explore the surroundings. Night is in a tent.
Day 4: Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus (440 km, 9 hours)
Today we will visit striking canyons of Ustyurt and drive concerning Muinak over the dried bottom of the sea. The town of Muynak is one of the outstanding examples of the ecological tragedy in the region. It was once the largest Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. When we arrive in Muinak visit the boneyard of ship in ex-shore of the Aral Sea and town museum. Then drive to Nukus. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 5: Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva (290 km, 6 hours)
This tour will start by travelling to Khiva. It is the most ancient city in Uzbekistan with fascinating sites. Its history is connected with the history of the legendary Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench before. In the 10th century Khiva was a foremost trading center on the Silk Road. All the caravans had a stop here with camels and baggage. On the way we will visit two well-known fortresses: Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. Ayaz Qala is an earliest castle of Khorezm, dedicated to the legendary warrior-slave Ayaz, who was a Turkic folklore hero. Fortress dates back II century AD. Tuprak Qala, means "clay fort", was the imperial city of Khorezmian ruler Artav. Archeologists says that fortress was built in I or II centuries AD. It was employed until 6th century AD. Night is in a hotel in Khiva.
Day 6: Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent (flight)
Today you will have a sightseeing tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. See the Ichan Qala, the inner city in Khiva curved with strong walls. Explore centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses transformed Ichan Qala into exclusive city-tribute. Ichan Qala comprises of over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan Qala was selected a historical and architectural conservation area. The most amazing sites in it are the Kunya Ark fortress dating back to 17th century, by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an unbelievable sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. In the evening is flight to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 815 $
04 pax - 695 $
06 pax - 640 $
08 pax - 595 $
10 pax - 575 $
Single - 60 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 50 $
*Full board - 85 $
*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