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UzbekistanThe Magic of the East

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Join a group on this incredible adventure in Uzbekistan! Begin in Tashkent, the capital. Then start your tour of the country with Khiva, and the neighbouring fortresses of Toprak Kala and Kizyl Kala. You will also visit the well-known cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, and all their stunning monuments, including mosques, madrasa and mausoleums. This will provide you with an excellent oversight of ou...

Join a group on this incredible adventure in Uzbekistan! Begin in Tashkent, the capital. Then start your tour of the country with Khiva, and the neighbouring fortresses of Toprak Kala and Kizyl Kala. You will also visit the well-known cities of Bukhara and Samarkand, and all their stunning monuments, including mosques, madrasa and mausoleums. This will provide you with an excellent oversight of our country's architectural wonders. To top it off, you will visit a village, Mitan, where you will meet local people and understand their lifestyle, and enjoy an incredible camping experience. Welcome to Uzbekistan!

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Your group tour

Day 1: Welcome to Tashkent and Uzbekistan!

Upon arrival, your guide and driver will meet and greet you outside the airport gate. Transfer and check-in to the hotel.

Discover the capital of Uzbekistan by visiting to the complex of Khast-i-Imam (reconstructed in 2007), religious center of Tashkent. Architectural ensemble includes several constructions. Lunch at traditional Uzbek restaurant.

In the afternoon continue and visit The Museum of Applied Art of Tashkent.

Dinner at the local restaurant.

Visited:
Tashkent
Accomodation
Shodlik Palace (Tashkent)

Day 2: Exploring Marvelous Khiva

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for your domestic flight to Urgench.
Arrival to the airport of Urgench, the capital of Khorezm region and transfer to Khiva.
Explore this marvelous city, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Sightseeing program includes excursion in all monuments of Ichan Kala, the inner town and last resting-place of caravans before crossing the desert.
At lunch, you will taste the famous “gumma” (fried small meat pies) of Khiva.

Then, explore Ichan Kala's monuments: the Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud, the Mausoleum of Sayid All-Uddin, the Medresa of Islam-Khodja, the Medresa of Alla-Kuli is a celebrated example of harmonious blending into an ancient urban fabric.

Accomodation
Medrese Orient Star (Khiva)

Day 3: Ancient Fortresses of Toprak Kala and Kizyl Kala

Today, you will explore the ancient fortresses of Toprak Kala and Kizyl Kala, situated 80 km from Khiva. The fortress was built in the 3rd century and was used as the residence of khorezmshakhs - governors of the country.

Then drive to Ayaz Kala and visit ancient and big, mud-walled fortress, built on the top of a hill overlooking the vast Amu Darya plain. Lunch at a traditional Uzbek restaurant.

In the afternoon, drive back to Khiva, before eating dinner at a local restaurant.

Visited:
KhivaToprak kalaAyaz Kala
Accomodation
Medrese Orient Star (Khiva)

Day 4: Riding Through the Desert - Reaching Bukhara

Early in the morning drive to Bukhara by passing red sands of the desert Kizil-Kum. On the road, cross the arid steppe with its herds of sheep of astrakhan.

Stop and explore the river of Amu-Darya, blue serpent in the desert... Lunch on the way.

In the afternoon going on the road doing another rest stop en-route near Gazli. Arrive late afternoon, transfer and check-in to the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Visited:
KhivaBukhara
Accomodation
Rangrez (Bukhara)

Day 5: Bukhara's Stunning Monuments

Breakfast at the hotel. Discover the most mysterious city of the Silk Road – Bukhara and its magnificent historical monuments that attract thousands of visitors with their beauty.

Full day sightseeing program includes the visits to: Architectural complex Poi-Kalyan (meaning «Foot of the Great»), situated at the foot of the minaret Kalyan. Lunch at the restaurant.

In the afternoon, continue to explore other monuments: architectural ensemble Laybi-Hauz (meaning «the shore of reservoir») – the only preserved monument in Registan Square that includes multi-column aivan, domed mosque, minaret and a small pool; the mausoleum of Ismail Samani, one of the most ancient monuments in the city; and mausoleum ChashmaAyub or "Source of Job".

Dinner at the local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

Visited:
Bukhara
Accomodation
Rangrez (Bukhara)

Day 6: Bukhara's Countryside

In the morning, you will visit other monuments situated in Bukhara's countryside. Start with the mosque TchorMinor, or «Four Minarets», hidden in the alleys of the ancient district of the city. Then visit the summer residence of Bukhara Emirs, Sitora-i-MokhiKhossa. Lunch at a traditional Uzbek restaurant.

In the afternoon, enjoy free time for personal discovery. You can go for a walk in a former Jewish district and visit the synagogue (opened after 17:00), or visit Shakvat Boltaev workshop and admire his georgeous photography. You can also visit the popular puppet-creator Iskandar Khakimov. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Visited:
Bukhara
Accomodation
Rangrez (Bukhara)

Day 7: National Ceramics  and Camping Experience

After breakfast at the hotel, we will drive towards Yurta. We will make a stop in Guijdivan, a small village 40 km away from Bukhara. Guijdivan ceramic workshop is known throughout the country and is protected by UNESCO. Alisher Narzullaev will demonstrate with great pleasure our National ceramics.

Further, we will stop in the place where the Sardoba is located, then visit the ancient ceavanserai Rabat-i-Malik and medieval water keeper Sardoba (XV c). After arrival at the village, we will stay in a local house for lunch.

In the afternoon, we will visit the ruins of an ancient Citadel of Alexander the Great and finally will arrive to a yurt camping. Accommodation in the country, riding camels and dinner in a desert around the fire. Overnight in yurts.

Visited:
Bukhara, NurataYangui Gazagan
Accomodation
Campement de yourtes (Nurata)

Day 8: Meeting Locals in Mitan

Breakfast at yurt camping. In the morning, drive to Mitan Village. Arriving at the village, you will be welcomed in one of the Uzbek local family's home. There you will meet your local guide.

Lunch at the local house, with a traditional Uzbek welcome meals. You will have the opportunity to meet and exchange with local people to understand their lifestyle.

In the afternoon you can go for a walk in the village and observe beautiful nature almost untouched by human development. The tour in Mitan village allow you to really get a feel for Uzbek Life. You will meet some incredibly friendly local people, together with them make Uzbek national meals in host Village house and enjoy watching the traditions and customs as well as Uzbek hospitability.

In the afternoon, drive to Samarkand, transfer and check-in to the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Visited:
Bukhara, Mitan, Samarkand
Accomodation
Night at Bek Samarkand Hotel (Samarkand)

Day 9: Samarkand and its Historical Background

Right after breakfast, begin your sightseeing program: Registan Square (“Sandy Place”), the ensemble of three madrasahs is a unique example of town-building art a remarkable pattern of the architectural planning of the main town square; the Gur-Amir Mausoleum –a world known masterpiece of Central Asian architecture, the family crypt of the great dynasty of Tamerlane decorated with papier-mache. Lunch at a traditional Uzbek restaurant.

In the afternoon, you will discover other monument of Samarkand. Begin with the Pearl of Samarkand, BibiKhanum Mosque, which was compared in beauty and shining with the Milky Way. Then visit the Siyab Bazaar, the most ancient and biggest in Samarkand. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Visited:
Samarkand
Accomodation
Night at Bek Samarkand Hotel (Samarkand)

Day 10: Shakhi-Zinda Ensemble & Transfer to Tashkent

Today, you will start with the visit of the Shakhi-Zinda Ensemble which boasts more than 20 buildings, each with its own style of decoration and great fantasy of skillful artisans. You will then conclude your visit of th city with the Observatory of Ulugbek, built in 1428-1429. Lunch at a traditional Uzbek restaurant.

In the afternoon drive to Tashkent. Arrival in the evening, transfer and check-in to the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.

Accomodation
Shodlik Palace (Tashkent)

Day 11: Your Last Day in Our Country

After breakfast at the hotel, transfer to Tashkent international airport for your international flight. Have a safe flight!

Visited:
Tashkent

Tashkent Urgench Khiva Toprak kala Ayaz Kala Bukhara Nurata Yangui Gazagan Mitan Samarkand

Price and dates for group departures

Season Price Per Adult
Prices Starting From
January 2020 to December 2020 £830
  • Single Room Supplement : £130

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support
  • Trip creation with an expert local agent

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance
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