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Tour itineraryTashkent – Kokand – Rishtan – Fergana – Margilan – Nukus - Muynak (Aral Sea) – Khiva – Bukhara – Nurata – Samarkand - Tashkent

Season: March 15 till November 30, 2016

Duration: 15 Days 14 Nights

Group size: Min - 4 persons; Max - 20 persons.

Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Tour Price: from 995$ (USD) per person. Single supplement 225$ (USD)

Day 1 - TASHKENT                                                                           

Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by Sarbon Tour Guide and transferred to the hotel, guaranteed early check-in in the hotel upon your arrival. After breakfast, you start sightseeing in the capital city of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia – Tashkent. Visit old part of Tashkent with Khasti Imam Complex where the world famous Koran of Caliph Othman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khasti-Imam Complex you’ll visit Madrasah Barak Khan, Tilla Sheykh Mosque and Mausoleum of Kaffal Shashi. Next visit Chorsu Bazaar and Madrasah Kukaldash. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro the continue sightseeing to the city center with Independance Place and Museum of Art Applied. Overnight at the hotel

Day 2 - TASHKENT – KOKAND – FERGANA

Drive to Fergana Valley (320 km drive till Fergana city). The steep road* which connects Fergana Valley with the rest of Uzbekistan runs via picturesque mountain pass Kamchik (2267 m. above the sea level). The first stop will be in the city of Kokand where you will visit the Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Jami Mosque, Kamol-Kazy Madrasah, and Norbut-biy Madrasah. Continue driving to Fergana city (80 km). Visit Akhmad Al-Fergani Park in Fergana. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 - FERGANA – MARGILAN – RISHTAN - TASHKENT

In the morning, drive from Fergana to Margilan and visit Said Akhmad-Khoja Madrasah. Today, madrasah is home to a number of craftsmen producing handmade carpets and silk. Have a walk on traditional market and continue to Yodgorlik Silk Factory to see the production process of silk with traditional Ikat patterns. If it is Thursday or Sunday, visit Kumtepa Bazaar, the largest market in Fergana Valley. Drive to Rishtan to the house of a well-known ceramic master Rustam Usmanov whose works are exhibited on world exhibitions. Enjoy a pottery workshop and have a look at ceramic collection in a small museum. Return to Tashkent. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 – TASHKENT – NUKUS – MUYNAK - NUKUS

Morning flight to Nukus (1255 km, 2 h. 45 min.). Arrive in Nukus and drive to former fishermen’s town Muynak (220 km, 3 h.), which used to be situated on the shores of Aral Sea. On the way stop at archaeological complex Mizdakhan. In Muynak have a look at a former port with abandoned ships in the sand – “Cemetery of ships”. Then visit Local History Museum with art exhibits of the Aral Sea history. In the afternoon return to Nukus. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 – NUKUS – KHIVA

Visit the Savitsky Karakalpakstan Art Museum. The museum hosts the world's second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art and exposition of Karakalpak applied arts items. Have a short drive around center of Nukus: see statue of Karakalpak poet Berdakh, Nukus City Hall, and Drama Theatre. In the afternoon depart to Khiva (200 km, 4-5 h.). On the way visit archaeological monuments of Ancient Khorezm: Chylpyk Zoroastrian dakhma, and Toprak-Kala – the capital of Khorezm dating back to the 3rd century A.D. Arrive in Khiva, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 – KHIVA

Spend a day in UNESCO World Heritage site Itchan-Kala Fortress, living museum under the open sky. Take a walking sightseeing tour in Khiva: visit Kunya Ark Citadel, Tash-Khovli Palace, Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta Minor, Juma Mosque, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islam-Khoja. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 – KHIVA - BUKHARA

In the morning depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara (480 km, 7-8 h.). The Great Silk Road once routed through Bukhara and Khiva ran through the Kyzyl Kum Desert, as the present road does nowadays. Stop en-route to enjoy views of Amu Darya River and the desert. Arrive in Bukhara late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Time for rest and overnight at the hotel.

Day 8 – BUKHARA

Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9 – BUKHARA

Start the second day with a visit to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 –BUKHARA – NURATA – YURT CAMP

In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to yurt camp located in Kyzyl Kum desert (230 km, 4 h.). On the way stop in Gijduvan pottery masters workshop and Nurata town to visit a local mosque with a holy spring water. In the afternoon continue driving to yurt camp in Kyzyl Kum desert. Stop on Nurata pass to see petroglyphs. Arrive in Safari Yurt Camp, accommodation in yurt. Camel riding and free time. In the evening dinner near the camp fire with Kazakh akin singing folk songs. Overnight in the yurt.

Day 11 – YURT CAMP – SAMARKAND

In the morning visit desert Aidarkul Lake Free time on the lake.Tourists can fish, swim and get a tan here. In the afternoon depart the yurt camp and drive to Samarkand (270 km, 5 h.). Arrival in Samarkand, check in to the hotel. Time for rest. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 – SAMARKAND

Meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby to start city tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur-Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 13 – SAMARKAND

Continue sightseeing: visit Afrasiab Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14 – SAMARKAND – TASHKENT

In the morning depart Samarkand and drive to Tashkent (300 km, 4.5 h.). Arrive in Tashkent, check in to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 15 – TASHKENT - DEPARTURE

Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport.  Departure. End of the tour. 

Accommodation: 

City

Hotel  4 *

Hotel  3 *

Nights

Tashkent

Hotel Wyndham, Hotel Le Grand Plaza,

Hotel Uzbekistan, Hotel Grand Nur

3

Fergana

Hotel Asia Fergana

Hotel Club 777

1

Nukus

Hotel Jipek Joli, Hotel Rahnamo

Hotel Jipek Joli, Hotel Rahnamo

1

Khiva

Hotel Asia Khiva,  Hotel Euro Asia

Hotel Hayat Khiva

Hotel Orient Star Khiva, Hotel Malika Khiva, Hotel Old Khiva

2

Bukhara

Hotel Asia Bukhara, Hotel Minorai Kalon, Hotel Omar Khayam

Hotel Karavan, Hotel Porso, Hovli Poyon, Hotel Aist

3

Yangigazgan

Yurt Camp

Yurt Camp

1

Samarkand

Hotel Reguistan Plaza, Hotel Asia Samarkand, Hotel Diyora

 Hotel Bibikhanum, Hotel Sarbon, Hotel Ideal, Hotel Zarina

3

 

Price includes:

  • Accommodation x 14 Nights at the mentioned hotels & yurta (or similar) with breakfasts (based on TWIN/DOUBLE/TRIPLE sharing rooms)
  • Uzbekistan Map per person
  • Comfortable Transport as per program (Car for 2 pax, Minivan for 3-7 pax, Yutong Bus for 10 pax +)
  • Entrance fees to the abovementioned monuments as per program (except photo/ video char.)
  • Professional English, French, German, Italian, Spanish-speaking escort guide from arrival to departure
  • Uzbekistan Visa support Letter (Letter of invitation with Telex Number from MFA)
  • Meals: All Breakfast
  • Tourist tax in Uzbekistan

Price does not include:

  1. Full board (lunches and dinners);
  2. Hotel charges for additional services;
  3. Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  4. Personal travel insurance.
  5. Domestic & International air tickets

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