Day 1: Tashkent
Our company is happy to see our travelers in Uzbekistan. Guests will visit Independence square dedicated to the victory over fascism in World War II as well as walk to the local Broadway and see the famous. Afterwards visit the old part of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex which has madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The tour will take you to the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. This holy book belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph. He was killed by strangers in the 8th century. His blood poured over the Quran. Transfer to a hotel for rest.
Day 2: Tashkent- Nukus (morning flight)
You will have a flight to Nukus. On arrival is the city tour. First you will visit the Museum of Savitsky which shows the masterpieces of forbidden art. Museum collects 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group where the leader was of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art collected the artworks in 1960s and exhibited them in this remote central Asian art-house. Later on we will Nukus to see Mizdakhan necropolis where its findings confirmed that area was continuously apprehended from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea (420 km, 9 hours)
On this tour we will drive to Aral Sea for 9 hours via Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. We will stop at Gaur Kala Fortress found in the fourth century B.C. The walls of the fortress are fenced by the well-maintained till our days a few throttleholds. We will arrive to Aral Sea and admire the surroundings. Overnight is in a tent.
Day 4: Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus (440 km, 9 hours)
Today we will travel to charming canyons of Ustyurt and drive in the direction of Muinak through the dried bottom of the sea. Muynak is one of the prominent examples of the ecological adversity in the region. It was once the biggest Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. On arrival in Muinak visit the churchyard of ship in ex-shore of the Aral Sea and town museum. Afterwards is drive to Nukus. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 5: Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva (290 km, 6 hours)
We will drive to Khiva. It is the most ancient city in Uzbekistan with outstanding sights and highlights connected with the history of the legendary Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench before. In the 10th century Khiva is cited as a major trading center on the Silk Road. All the caravans had a stop here. Then we will visit two famous fortresses: Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. Ayaz Qala is a primeval castle of Khorezm, named on behalf of legendary warrior-slave Ayaz, a Turkic folklore hero. Fortress dates back II century AD. Tuprak Qala, means "clay fort", was the noble city of Khorezmian ruler Artav. Archeologists title that fortress was built in I or II centuries AD. It was employed until 6th century AD. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Khiva city tour
The sightseeing tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It will be inside of Ichan Qala as the inner city in Khiva curved with sturdy walls. Explore the centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses malformed Ichan Qala into unique city-testament. Ichan Qala is famous for over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan Qala was nominated a historical and architectural conservation area. The most noteworthy sites in it are the Kunya Ark fortress dating back to 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, a wonderful sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Khiva - Bukhara (440 km, 7 hours)
In the morning is transfer to Bukhara. On arrival, you will find more than 140 architectural monuments Bukhara of the Middle Ages. The city has narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments of different periods. The road from Khiva to Bukhara goes through famous Kizilkum desert. On the way we will enjoy the view to Amu Darya river, the deepest river in Central Asia, formed by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan and flowing into Aral See. On arrival to Bukhara you will have free time. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 8: Bukhara
Today you will have the city tour of Bukhara. Visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century named Citadel Ark which was as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then you will see Samanids mausoleum of 9th -10th century. Then the tour continues to Chashma Ayub or Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque where you can admire forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. See the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi of Lyabi House Ensemble. It is very famous central sightseeing of Bukhara. The tour will take you to the Poi Kalon complex, the unique sample of architectural art of Bukhara of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.
Day 9: Bukhara - Samarkand (290 km, 3.5 hrs)
In the morning is transfer to Samarkand. Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan and the second largest city of Uzbekistan as Babylon or Rome. Today you will visit its most sights such as Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, a complex of three stunning Madrasahs dating back to 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh signifies a big collection of mausoleums dating back to 11th-15 (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Bibi Khanum Mosque is dedicated to the favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his campaign in India. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 10: Samarkand - Tashkent (train)
Explore Samarkand city and visit Ulughbek observatory, found in the 15th century by Ulughbek. He was one of the most famous Samarkand scientists. Working in observatory, Ulughbek made in 1437 the "Zidji Guragoni" catalog, which had information about 1018 celestial bodies. Then he was killed by order of his own son. Then we will walk to the local Broadway surrounded by souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. Visit national bazaar Siab, oriental bazaar and see Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent is by train. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 11: Flight
Transfer to airport.
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 075 $
04 pax - 915 $
06 pax - 845 $
08 pax - 815 $
10 pax - 770 $
Single - 100 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 75 $
*Full board - 135 $
*Entrance fees - 75 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 220 $ per group
Escort guide - 580 $ per group
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
Aral Sea - "Tents"
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Tashkent - Nukus flight from 90 $