Tour : Heart of the Great Silk Road
Itineraries: Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Urgench(Khiva) - Tashkent
The Great Silk Road, which is said to be the first real link between the East and the West in the 2nd century B.C., has a very special status for tourists from different countries of the world. Until the 15th century when newly discovered sea routes to Asia opened up new trade opportunities, caravans loaded with silk, porcelain, spices, incense, ceramics, ivory and other exotic products used to head from Asia westwards, while caravans loaded with woolen clothes, furs, silver, gold, amber, and glass made their way from Europe, Arabia and Africa to the east, through Caucasus and Central Asia to China and India.
Uzbekistan as a hub of trade and cultural exchange, gave shelter to numerous merchants, pilgrims, explorers and great thinkers traveling along the Great Silk Road. Uzbekistan boasts an invaluable heritage of historical centers dating back to the significant periods in the history of the Silk Road. Such cities as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva managed to survive through the centuries and are ready to share their legends and magic of their beauty.
Too make live easier we have made some example itineraries. These might help you to make a decision. Mind you, you don’t have to take these exactly - you can take a part or just use them as a guideline for what you want to do.
|Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Flight to Tashkent by HY (Uzbekistan Airways)
Arrival Meeting at the airport of Tashkent by English speaking guide. Transfer to hotel, check in and rest after the flight.
05:30 Early Breakfast at hotel.
06:00 Transfer to airport for flight HY-1051 arrival Urgench 08:40
Accommodation at hotel.
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
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 Mausoleum,
Free time at leisure
||Samarkand - Bukhara
Morning sightseeing in Samarkand:
Shah-i-Zinda necropolis (14-15th centuries), Bibi Khanum Mosque (15th
century), visit to Samarkand local bazaar, Ulugbek observatory (15th
century), "Ruines of Afrosiab" - the excavation site and museum of the
ancient town (6th century BC - 13th AD)
Transfer to Bukhara. Arrival in Bukhara. Accommodation at the hotel.
Morning sightseeing in Bukhara:
Visit to Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10th centuries) - vault of Bukhara
ruling dynasty, Chor-Minor, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14th century),
Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16th century) and Bolo-Hauz
complex (18th century).
Afternoon sightseeing: Poli-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12th century), Mosque (15th century), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab
(16th century), Amir-Alim-Khan Madrassah (14th century), Taqi (trading
domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16th century), Lyab-i-Hauz (17th century),
Nadir Divanbegi (17th century), Magoki Attari (16th century), Ulugbek
Madrassah (15th century), Abdul Aziz Madrassah ( 17th century).
National dinner with folklore show.
||Bukhara - Urgench
Transfer to Urgench.
Lunch en route
Arrival in Urgench. Accommodation at the hotel.
||Urgench - Khiva
Morning sightseeing in Khiva: Visit to the oldest part of the city: Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17th century); Mohammed-Amin-Khan Madrassah (19th century), Islam Khodja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex (18th century), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan (19th century), Amir-Tur Madrassah, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum.
Afternoon sightseeing in Khiva: Uch Avlioli ("three saints") Mausoleum, Jami Mosque (18th century), Kutluq-Murad Inaq Madrassah (19th century), Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Hauli Palace, Alla-Kuli-Khan (18th century), Arab Mohammed Khan (18th century) Madrassahs.
Transfer to the airport. Flight to Tashkent.
Arrival in Tashkent. Accommodation at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport. Departure.
|Tashkent||Intercontinental*****||Le Meridien****||B&B Grand Bek
|Samarkand ||President Palace****||Samarkand Central***||B&B Siyavush
|Bukhara||Bukhara Palace****||Zargaron*** |
B&B Omar Khayam
|Khiva(Urgench)||Khorezm Palace****||B&B Malika-Khiva||B&B Arcanchi
|Services included in tour price:
||Services NOT included in tour price:
- Accommodation in double room
with private bathroom facilities
- Breakfast (as specified on the tour programme)
- All entrance fees
- Sightseeing with multi-lingual guide
- All overland transportation by luxurious bus,
minivan or car with air-condition
- All airport-hotel-airport transfers
- Professional multi-lingual
escort touring guide for whole tour itinerary
- All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
- National dinner with folklore show in Bukhara
- Visa support to Uzbekistan
- Airfare Urgench - Tashkent USD 45 per person
- All optional deviations from the main itinerary
- Beverages and meals not included
in the itinerary or main menu
- Photo-and video camera charges during
- All personal expenses (extra luggage fee,
room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
- Foreign airport taxes and surcharges
- Trip cancellation / accident insurance
- Tips to the guides and drivers
- Porterage at the airports
- Visa cost and consulate fee
- Evening entertainment
Silk Road: Uzbekistan Tours
Roxana Tour offers the following services:
- Ordering and booking of hotel (group and individual orders).
- Meeting at the airport and accompaning in hotel.
- Transportation services.
- Air tickets booking.
- Group and individual excursion programs in the cities of , , , and all other cities of Uzbekistan.
Roxana Tour offers delightful tours around Uzbekistan:
- Culture and history tours around the ancient cities of , , , , Termez and others.
- Pilgrimage tours around the sacred places in Bukhara, Samarkand, Nurata, Tashkent.
- Zoroastrianism tours.
- Extreme tours: heli-ski, heli-boarding, free-ride, rafting, rock-climbing, trekking, mountain bike, bike-riding tours, fishing, hunting.
- Jeep-safari tours.
- Camel tours, with a night in the heart of the Kyzyl-Kum Desert.
- Wedding tours.
- Ornithology (birds) and entomology (insects) tours.
Please contact us if you have any questions.
Telephone: +99890 176 98 83
Fax: +99871 250 25 22
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