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Uzbekistan Crafts and Haberdashery

  • Off the beaten track
This 12-day tour will satisfy your creative juices – visiting potters and silk-makers, and creating your own ceramic plate, before exploring famous architecture, and crossing Kizil Kum Desert.2 full days will allow you the opportunity to experience Bukhara, and then go on to participate in another ceramics workshop. A mixture of culture, art and history, this holiday will not disappoint....

This 12-day tour will satisfy your creative juices – visiting potters and silk-makers, and creating your own ceramic plate, before exploring famous architecture, and crossing Kizil Kum Desert.
2 full days will allow you the opportunity to experience Bukhara, and then go on to participate in another ceramics workshop. A mixture of culture, art and history, this holiday will not disappoint.

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Customisable trip itinerary

This tour idea is fully customisable

The itinerary has been created by our local agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: First Step in Uzbekistan

A taste of history...
• Liaise with your tour guide and chauffeur before
   transferring and check into to your hotel
• Visit Uzbekistan's capital city Tashkent, starting off
   with the Hasan Imam complex
• Explore the Shashi Mausoleum - the tomb of
   Islam Poets

Visited:
Tashkent
Accomodation
Ramada (Tashkent)

Day 2: Uzbek Palaces and Kokand Mosque

Cultural delight...
• Head to Ferghana Valley after breakfast and
   Kamchik in the Chatkal mountain range
• Stop at Kokand to look at the palace of the last
   Khudoyar Khan
• Lunch at a local Chayhana Kokand followed
   by arrival in Ferghana

Visited:
KokandFergana
Accomodation
Night at Asia Fergana Hotel (Nukus)

Day 3: Make your Own Ceramic Plate! 

Get your hands dirty...
• Visit "Yodgorlik Factory", then head to Rishtan to
   see master potter Rustam Usmanov
• Experience his dish "mantles" - dumplings stuffed
   with meat and onions, or pumpkin
• A free master class will allow you to create your
   own plate, paint it and take it home

Visited:
MarguilanRishtan, Fergana
Accomodation
Night at Asia Fergana Hotel (Nukus)

Day 4: On the Way to Khiva

Transfer over...
• Breakfast at the hotel followed by a drive back to
  Tashkent
•Stop on the road for lunch then upon arrival transfer
  directly to the airport for a flight to Urgench
• Transfer to Khiva, and check-in for overnight stay
   at the hotel

Accomodation
Asia Khiva (Khiva)

Day 5: Explore Famous and Beautiful Khiva

Historic locations...
• Discover the inner city of Khiva, Ichan-Kala and
   the picturesque Oriental architecture
• Visit Muhammad Amin Khan Madrasa and Kalta
   Minaret  
• Learn of poet Mohammed Rakhim Khan, known
   under the pseudonym Ferouz

Visited:
Khiva
Accomodation
Asia Khiva (Khiva)

Day 6: Through Kyzyl Kum Desert

Red sand forever...
• Early morning drive towards Bukhara through the
   red sands of Kyzyl-Kum Desert
• Cross the Arride Steppe with its Astrakhan sheep
   herds
• Picnic on the way at the chayhana before
   continuation to Bukhara in the afternoon

Visited:
Bukhara
Accomodation
Asia Bukhara (Bukhara)

Day 7: Visit Centuries Old Bukhara

Discover days past...
• Today in Bukhara, visit the Po-i-Kalyan which
   includes  the madrasa Mir-i-Arab
• Explore the mosque and the Kalon Minaret of the
   eleventh century
• Finally, go on excursions to the Tok-i-Zargaron
   domes and the Magok-i-Attari Mosque

Visited:
Bukhara
Accomodation
Asia Bukhara (Bukhara)

Day 8: Amazing Architecture of Bukhara

Former Jewish area...
• Enjoy a day trip to Liabi-Hauz, the Madrasa
   Kukeldash, and more
• Take a stroll in a formerly Jewish quarter and visit
   the synagogue
• Explore the Bolo-Hauz Mosque and the Ark
   Citadel, previously home to Bukhara Emirs

Visited:
Bukhara
Accomodation
Asia Bukhara (Bukhara)

Day 9: Ceramic workhop at Guijdivan Village

Hands on experience...
• Discover Guijdivan and its ceramic workshop 
   protected by UNESCO 
• Visit the ancient caravanserai Rabat-i-Malik and
   medieval water keeper Sardob
• Observe the ruins of an ancient Citadel  built  by 
   Alexander the Great  

Visited:
BukharaNurataYangui Gazagan

Day 10: Spend the Day with an Uzbek Family

A day to remember...
• Drive to Mitan, winner of the World Responsible
   Tourism Travel Award
• You will be invited as a guest by an Uzbek family  
• Enjoy lunch at the local house (plov). before
   driving to Samarkand

Visited:
Mitan, Samarkand
Accomodation
Emirkhan Hotel (Samarkand)

Day 11: All Aspects of Samarkand

Architectural delight...
• Explore the Observatory of Ulugbek, widely
   considered as the first observatory in Central Asia 
• Enjoy a view of the Afrasiab Museum, located
   right behind Afrasiab Hill 
• Visit the village of Kunigul where the famous and
   ancient Samarkand paper is made  

Visited:
Samarkand
Accomodation
Emirkhan Hotel (Samarkand)

Day 12: The Pearl of the Orient

Asian culture...
• Travel early to Samarkand, where the mausoleum
   Guri-i-Amir is first on your list
• Discover Samarkand's Pearl of the Orient, 
   housing the famous Registan square
• Onto the Architects and Artisans Khorossan,
   situated near the vibrant city bazaar

Visited:
Samarkand
Accomodation
Emirkhan Hotel (Samarkand)

Day 13: End of Your Journey

Farewell, and thank you...
• Enjoy breakfast at your hotel then journey to
   Tashkent via an Afrasiab speed train
• Transfer to the airport according to your flight
   time
• Take advantage of duty-free shopping for
   souvenirs before your flight

Visited:
Tashkent

Tashkent Kokand Fergana Marguilan Rishtan Urgench Khiva Bukhara Nurata Yangui Gazagan Mitan Samarkand

Price details

This tour idea is fully customisable

The price reflects this specific tour itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. £1,180 / 13 days
Excluding international flights
02 Persons04 Persons06 PersonsSingle supplement
Price per Person in 4 Star Hotels£1,440£1,210£1,070£450
Price per Person in 3 Star Hotels£1,300£1,070£930£360

Included in price:

  • Accommodation in a double room in hotels mentioned or similar (classification to the country's standards)
  • Accommodation in the mentioned hotels
  • Breakfast
  • The tour guide throughout the tour
  • Entrance fees (museums and sites) for all sighting
  • Transport and transfers by air-conditioned vehicle with a program including driver petrol, road tax, etc. (unless unanticipated movements in the program)
  • Domestic train Samarkand – Tashkent $35
  • Domestic flight ticket Tashkent-Urgench $135

Not included in price:

  • International flight round trip
  • Consular visa fee
  • Full board meals
  • Tips for guides, drivers, etc
  • Government permanent taking a photo $40
  • Personal expenses

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