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Adventure tours in Uzbekistan


Tour itinerary: Tashkent – Urgench – Bukhara – Nurata Region – Samarkand – Tashkent

Season: March 15 -  till November 30, 2016

Duration: 12 Days 11 Nights

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

Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Tour Price: from 750$ per person. Single supplement 175$

Day 1 - TASHKENT                                                                           

Arrival in Tashkent International Airport. 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 Barak Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheykh Mosque, Kafal Shashi Mausoleum and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Next explore the biggest market of Tashkent City-Chorsu Bazaar.

Lunch and continuation to visit Applied Art Museum, Independence Square, Alisher Navoi theatre with the opera House and Tashkent Metro. Farewell dinner and overnight in the hotel.

Day 2 - TASHKENT – URGENCH – KHIVA

Early morning check-out from hotel at 06:00 and drive to domestic airport for the morning flight to Urgench (1093 km, 1 h. 40 min.). Drive (30 km, 35 min) to Khiva. Today you will visit Itchan-Kala Fortress which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. The tour features include visits to Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum. Transfer to the hotel, check-in in the afternoon. Try yourself at climbing Islam-Khoja minaret, the highest minaret in Uzbekistan. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Old Khiva in Kunya-Ark.  Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 – KHIVA – BUKHARA (480 km, 7-8 h.)

In the morning depart to Bukhara.  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 the desert and Amu Darya River. Arrive in Bukhara City late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Time for rest. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4–BUKHARA

After breakfast you spend your morning time in fascinating Old Bukhara which is listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Explore Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Magoki-Attori Mosque, madrasahs of Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, trade domes, Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Chor-Minor Madrasah. Afternoon continues sightseeing in Bukhara outskirts discovering Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Mausoleum of Samanids dynasty and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Then visit Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 – BUKHARA – NURATA – YANGIGAZGAN YURTA CAMP (260 km, 4-5 hrs)

In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to yurt camp located in Kyzyl Kum desert (230 km, 4 hrs). On the way visit a Nurata city, local mosque with a holy spring water & Alexander the Great fortress. In the afternoon continue driving to yurt camp in Kyzyl Kum desert. Stop on Nurata pass to see petro glyphs. Arrive in Yurt Camp, accommodation and Overnight in the yurt.

Day 6 – YANGIGAZGAN YURTA - LAKE AYDARKUL –YURTA CAMP

After breakfast in Yurt camel riding for 10 km. Then trip to Lake Aydarkul. At good weather it is possible to bathe and to lie down in the sunshine.  Tourists can fish, swim and get a tan here. Today the area of Aydarkul lake is 3000 square meters, the length – nearly 250 km and width – from 8 to 15 km.Drive back to Yurt Camp and diner with Kazak music “AKIN”.  Overnight in the yurt.

Day 7 –YURTA CAMP - ASRAF, SENTOB OR KHAYAT VILLAGE IN NURATA MOUNTAINS

In the morning depart the yurt camp and drive to Ashraf, Sentyab or Yangi Hayot village. All villages are located far away from roads and cities in a picturesque mountain area with fresh air, green orchards, singing birds, sky full of stars, and friendly people. Have a tour around the village and explore life of locals. Overnight in the guesthouse

Day 8 – ASRAF, SENTOB OR KHAYAT VILLAGE IN NURATA MOUNTAINS

Full day stay in Nurata village with its uniqueness.People have been living in Nurata Mountains since the times of Alexander the Great. Villagers keep house and farm as it was done centuries ago. Women cook on the open fire, weave, spin yarn, bake their own bread, milk the cows. Men farm, shepherd, built houses of stone, rocks and clay. Stay in a village, watching birds, hiking, riding donkey and participating in cooking traditional food gives an excellent opportunity to witness life of local peasants. A hiking track leads us along green river valleys, over a pass to the neighboring village and to the top of impressive mountains.  Alternatively, those who want can just sit under a walnut tree, drink tea, read a book, write and reflect on the impressions of our journey.

Day 9 – ASRAF, SENTOB OR KHAYAT VILLAGE – SAMARKAND (250 kms, 4-5hrs)

After breakfast morning drive to Samarkand. Arrival in Samarkand by noon, hotel check-in. Afternoon begin the city tour in Samarkand. Visit of Gur Emir Mausoleum, spectacular place of Reguistan, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque and Siyab Bazaar.  Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10 – SAMARKAND

Morning you will visit to Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi Zinda Necropolis, Afrosiyab Museum, and tomb of Sain Daniel. Lunch. Continuation to visit paper factory in Konigul village.  Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 – SAMARKAND – TASHKENT (300 km, 4-5 h.)

In the morning departure from Samarkand and drive to Tashkent. Some visits to the Tamerlan Gate and Honey Market in Jizzakh. Arrival in Tashkent. Free time for enjoying and leisure in Tashkent squares and bazaars for shopping time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12 – TASHKENT - DEPARTURE

Check-out from the hotel at noon. And transfer to Tashkent International Airport.  End of the tour. 

Accommodation: 

City

Hotel  4 *

Hotel  3 * and B&B

Nights

Tashkent

Hotel Wyndham, Hotel Le Grand Plaza, Hotel City Palace

Hotel Usbekistan, Hotel Grand Nur, Hotel Orzu

2

Khiva

Hotel Asia Khiva,  Hotel Euro Asia, Hotel Hayat-Khiva

Hotel Orient Star, Hotel Malika Khiva, Hotel Old Khiva

1

Bukhara

Hotel Asia Bukhara, Hotel Minorai Kalon, Hotel Kukaldash

Hotel Karavan, Hotel Porso, Hovli Poyon, Hotel Aist

2

Yangigazgan

Yurta Camp

Yurta Camp

2

Nurata Village

Asraf, Sentob or Khayat village guesthouse

Asraf, Sentob or Khayat village guesthouse

2

Samarkand

Hotel Reguistan Plaza, Hotel Asia Samarkand, Hotel Diyora

Hotel Bibikhanum, Hotel Sarbon, Hotel Ideal, Hotel Zarina

2

 

Price includes:

  • Accommodation x 11 Nights at the mentioned hotels (or similar) & yurta/guesthouses with breakfasts (based on TWIN/DOUBLE/TRIPLE sharing rooms) ***Yurta for 6 pax
  • Domestic Tashkent-Urgench air ticket
  • 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 + All diner
  • 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. International air tickets

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