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PROGRAM D: 9 DAYS UZBEKISTAN TOUR - DESERT EXPERIENCE

 

TRIP TO THE HEART OF THE GREAT SILK ROAD
TASHKENT-KHIVA-BUKHARA-YANGI KAZGAN-SAMARKAND-TASHKENT
Duration: 9 days \ 8 nights

 

Days

Destinations

Time

Itinerary

Photos

DAY1

Tashkent

The capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. It is known all  over the world as a city of friendship and hospitality and has a unique combination of historical monuments and modern life!

 

Flight to Tashkent by HY…….

Arrival and meeting at the airport of Tashkent by English speaking guide. Transfer to hotel, check in and rest after the flight.

10:30 Late Breakfast at the hotel;
11:15

Full day city tour:        

Visit to Old Town: Hast Imam Square with Barakhan Madrasah and Library with Koran of Khalifa osman (7th c), Chorsu Bazar, Independence square, Alisher Navoi Opera and Ballet theatre, Tashkent subway, Amir Temur square etc

14:00 Lunch
Free time
19:00 Dinner
NIGHT LIFE: Going around city visiting modern bars and, night clubs and getting to know how local youth spend their leisure time.

DAY 2

Tashkent-Urgench (Khiva)

This city is an open air museum, like Pompeii and Herculaneum. UNESCO has declared Khiva a city reserve and included Khiva’s oldes part Ichan-kala in its World Heritage List

05:30

Early Breakfast at hotel.

06:00

Transfer to airport for flight HY-1051. Arrival to Urgench at 08:40 AM. Accommodation at hotel

10:00 Full day city tour of Khiva.
Visit to the oldest part of the city - Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan(19c) Madrassah, Islam Khodja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex(18c), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan (19 c), Amir-Tur Madrassah, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum
14:00 Lunch at national house. Getting aquanted with uzbek family and tasting Uzbek dishes.
Continuing city tour:
Mazary Sharif Madrassah, Kheivak well (10c), Uch Avlioli («three saints») Mausoleum, Jami Mosque(18c), Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud
19:00 Mausoleum,
Dinner

DAY 3

Khiva – Bukhara

500 km

8:00

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Bukhara.
Photo stop near the biggest river in Central Asia -  Amudarya (Oxus).

13:00 Lunch in one of oasis in the middle of Kyzylkum desert.
16:00 Arriving to Bukhara.
Accommodation at Hotel.
Free time at leisure
18:00 Dinner at Lyabi Hauz-a cozy pond in the center of the ancient part where people come together for having a drink and dinner. One of places where you can see the real Uzbek life.

DAY 4

Bukhara

Ancient and fairy-tale town of Bukhara - the land
of magical lamps and Eastern beauties. Ancient Great Silk Road
caravans never missed this town - the only oasis around.
Nowadays Bukhara is famous not only for it's superb historical
monuments, but for it's lively trade. ...every traveler finds something
unique in this town

08:00

Breakfast at hotel

09:00 Full day of city tour.
Visit to Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10c)-the oldest royal mausoleum of Bukhara, Chor-Minor, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14 c), Bukhara local bazaar.
Visit to Old Bukhara: Poi-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c) , Mosque (15c), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Amir- Alim-Khan Madrassah (14c), Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16c),
14:00 Lunch at local restaurant
Lyab-i-Hauz Ensemble(17c), Nadir Divanbegi (17c), Magoki Attari (16c), Ulug Beg (15c), Abdul Aziz (17c) Madrassahs;
Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c);
Free time at leisure
19:00 Dinner with Folklor and National Fashion show at Nodir Devonbegi madrassah

DAY 5

Bukhara-Yangikazgan

270 km

08:00

Breakfast at Hotel


09:00 Transfer to Yangi kazgan.
Enroute visit to Summer Palace of the last Emir of Bukhara, visit to house-museum-workshop of Gijguvan Master of Ceramics Abdulla Narzullaev.
Photo stops at cotton fields, cotton factory and at ancient Karavan Sarai (motel for traders) Rabat Malik, built along the Great Silk Road.
14:00 Lunch at famous Nur Ata legendary complex. 
15:00 Arrival to Yangikazgan yurt camp. Accommodation at yurts in the middle of Kyzil-Kum desert.
Free time at leisure exploring flora and fauna of the desert
Camels riding

   20:00

Recital of local musician, famous Kazakh and Kyrgyz songs.
Overnight in Yurt

DAY 6

Samarkand

The grandiose capital of the Empire of famous Tamerlane -Amir Temur with the biggest mausoleums, madrassahs and mosques in Central Asia. And finally you have a chance to visit the world famous Registan square.

 

08:00

Breakfast. Visit to Aydar Kul lake, cooking fish.

09:00 Transfer to Samarkand.
Arriving Samarkand
14:00 Lunch at famous Samarkand kebab restaurant
Accommodation at hotel.
Free time at leisure.
Getting around at Gorkiy park or boulevard
in down town.
19:00

Dinner at restaurant of European cuisine.

NIGHT LIFE: Sound and Light Show in Registan square, night view of Tamerlane's mausoleum and etc

DAY 7

Samarkand

08:00

Breakfast at hotel

09:00 Full day sightseeing tour of Samarkand:
Full day sightseeing tour of Samarkand: 
Guri Emir - legendary mausoleum of Amir Temur and all his family members.
Registan square - world famous complex of 3 Madrasahs and Golden mosque.
Mosque Bibi Khanum – the biggest mosque ever built in Central Asia as gift of Tamerlane's wife to her husband.
Traditional Siyab bazzar -unique place where you can get acquainted with the life of Samarkand people.
Shahi - Zinda necropolis - a holy place and cemetery with mausoleums of Temurid dynasty and a grave of cousin of Prophet Muhamed. 
Observatory of Ulugbek – incredible construction of 15 century for astronomical research.
14:00 Lunch at local restaurant.
Free time at Registan square and Local bazzar
19:00 Dinner

DAY 8

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samarkand-Tashkent

320 km

The capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. It is known all  over the world as a city of friendship and hospitality and has a unique combination of historical monuments and modern life!

08:00

Breakfast at hotel.

09:00

Transfer to Tashkent by bus. (Possibility of taking a High Speed Train "Afrasiab" to Tashkent)

Small stop to enjoy the view of mountain pass at legendary "Iron Gates" of Tamerlane.

Photo and picnic stop near second largest river of Central Asia - Sirdarya, local fish market and roadside markets where the best melons are sold in the whole region. Quick shopping of water melons and melons (depend on a season). 

Arrival to Tashkent

14:00 Arriving Tashent
Lunch at local restaurant. Tasting different cuisine of Central Asian nations.
Accommodation at hotel.
Afternoon free for shopping.
19:00

Dinner

NIGHT LIFE: Going around city visiting modern bars and, night clubs and getting to know how local youth spend their leisure time (optional).

DAY 9

Tashkent

08:00

Breakfast at hotel.
Transfer to Airport for departure flight HY

END OF SERVICES.

 

Services included in main tour price:   Services excluded in main tour price:
  • Double / Single accommodation with breakfast
  • English speaking guide services (to be ordered)
  • Transport services all over tour by luxury air conditioned car/minivan/bus
  • Local flight Tashkent-Urgench
  • Portage charges at airports and hotels
  • Tips at the airports and hotels
  • Picnic and coffee stops
  • Unlimited bottles of mineral water
  • Unlimited entrance fees to all sights
  • Folklore show in Bukhara city
  • OPTIONAL services for your choice;
Tashkent: Tickets for performance in Alisher Navoi Theatre,
Visiting Christian churches,
Cup of Tea at Tashkent TV tower restaurant
Tashkent zoo and botanic garden.
Any museums of Tashkent
And much more
Wine tasting at local wineries, all museums, theatres, taking part in national holydays, parties and customs / traditions. visiting Uzbek families, schools, medical institutions, bazaars, archives of ancient books, libraries and much much more.
  • Presents from Roxana Tour
  • Visa support (Letter of Invitation)
 
  • Airfare due to the program (international)
  • All optional deviations from the main itinerary
  • Beverages and meals not included in main menu
  • Photo-and video charges
  • All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation / accident insurance
  • Tips to the guides and drivers

 

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