Tour to Uzbekistan for 12 days

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Tour to Uzbekistan for 12 days

12 Days Tour to Uzbekistan

Country: Uzbekistan
Itinerary: Tashkent - Nukus - Muinak - Khiva - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent
Tour Duration: 12 days / 11 nights
Group size: maximum of 12 people, at least 1 person
Tour Type: culture, history, architecture, eco-tour
The dates of departure in 2016: on request

This saturated twelve days tour will introduce you to the history and culture of the people living on the territory of Uzbekistan.
Our tour starts in Tashkent city, then continues to Nukus which is according to the rating of The Telegraph,  among ten most unusual travel destinations in the world.

There is a unique museum of Igor Savitsky in Nukus, which exhibits collection of works of Russian avant-garde artists.

Then we will continue our trip to the famous "graveyard of ships", located on the revealed seabed of the Aral Sea.

During our tour you will get acquainted with the sights and architectural masterpieces of Khiva, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz, Samarkand and Tashkent. Many of them are included in the UNESCO World Heritage list. They by rights are on a par with the famous monuments of architecture of Egypt, India, Iran, ancient Greece and Rome.

You would not resist the abundance of colors and fragrances of oriental bazaars. And after you get acquainted with hospitality of Uzbek people, known throughout the world, you will take away with you not only bright and interesting memories, but also a ray of Uzbek sun and some of our warmth.
Spend unforgettable days traveling along the ancient cities of Uzbekistan - cradle of culture and education in the East.

Day 1: ARRIVAL IN TASHKENT

TOUR PROGRAM

At the airport you will be met by a driver and a guide.
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in the hotel in Tashkent.
For your convenience, our tour consultant can help you with the selection of international flight to Tashkent, please contact the tour manager on email: travel@minzifatravel.com, skype: MinzifaTravel.

SIGHTS

Day 2: TASHKENT - NUKUS – MUINAK

TOUR PROGRAM

Morning flight from Tashkent to Nukus (2hr 45 min flight, 1255km).
Transfer by individual transport to town Muinak (3 hrs., 230km.). This town once a thriving center for fishing was placed on the shore of the Aral Sea. Then we visit the famous "graveyard of ships", Mizdakhan necropolis (XIV century) and Gyaur Kala Fort.
Return to Nukus. Overnight in hotel in Nukus.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch boxes, dinner

SIGHTS

Day 3: NUKUS – KHIVA

TOUR PROGRAM

In Nukus, visit the museum of Igor Savitsky, where a collection of Russian avant-garde art is held. City sightseeing tour.
Departure to Khiva in the afternoon. (220 km, 4h.) On the way to Khiva stop at the fortress Toprak Kala, Ayaz Kala.
In the late afternoon arrival in Khiva, accomodation in hotel.
Night in the hotel in Khiva.
Meals: breakfast, lunch in a yurt at the Ayaz-Kala.

SIGHTS

Day 4: KHIVA

TOUR PROGRAM

Sightseeing tour to the city-museum of Ichan Kala:
  • Ata Darwaza (the western gate of Ichan Kala)
  • Madrassah of Muhammad Aminkhan (the biggest in Khiva, 1851-1855)
  • Kalta Minor Minaret (1855).
  • Kunya Ark (citadel of Ichan-Qala, 17 century)
  • Madrassah of Muhammad Rahimkhan (1871).
  • Juma mosque and minaret (the oldest in Khiva, 10-16 centuries)
  • Said Alauddin Mausoleum (1303 y.)
  • Complex Pakhlavan Mahmoud (14-20 centuries)
  • Minaret and Madrasah Islamhodzha, 1908-1910y. (The highest minaret in Khiva, height 44.5 m)
  • Ak Mosque (1838-1842 y.)
  • Tash-Hovli Palace: Harem, Ishrat Hovli, Arz Hovli
  • Mausoleum Uch Ovliya
Overnight in the hotel in Khiva.
The city tour lasts 5 - 6 hours
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner 

SIGHTS

Day 5: KHIVA – BUKHARA

TOUR PROGRAM

In the morning departure to Bukhara (470km, 8h.). The route will pass through the Kyzylkum desert, where you will find sand dunes and sparse vegetation. In the past caravans went along this path with silks and spices.
Arrival in Bukhara in the afternoon. Hotel accommodation.
Free time to relax.
Overnight in the hotel in Bukhara.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch boxes, dinner.

SIGHTS

Day 6: BUKHARA

TOUR PROGRAM

In the morning start of the sightseeing tour of the ancient Bukhara.
The excursion includes a visit to:
  • Mausoleum of Samani dynasty (9th century)
  • Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (12th century)
  • Bolo Hauz Mosque(1712)
  • Ark Fortress,
  • The architectural complex Poi Kalyan: Kalyan mosque and minaret and madrassah Miri-Arab
  • Trade domes: Toki Telpak Frushon, Zargaron, Sarafon
  • Kosh madrasah – Ulugbek and Abdulaziz Khan madrasahs,
  • Magoki-Hattori Mosque,
  • Lyabi Hauz Complex
  • Mausoleum Turke Jandi.
Duration of the sightseeing tour: 5 to 7 hours.
Overnight in the hotel in Bukhara.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

SIGHTS

Day 7: BUKHARA

TOUR PROGRAM

 The second day of our fascinating excursion will begin with a trip out of town. We will visit historical and religious complex of Bahauddin Naqshbandi then will pass to the summer residence of Bukhara Emirs - Sitorai Mokhi Khosa ( "House of the Moon and the Stars"). You will appreciate the unique architectural style of this monument that blends European and Oriental traits and characteristics. At the end of the tour - visiting the holy place for Muslims - Chor Bakr Necropolis ( "Four Brothers").

Free time to relax.
Overnight in hotel in Bukhara
The excursion lasts for about 4 hours.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

SIGHTS

Day 8: BUKHARA - SHAKHRISABZ – SAMARKAND

TOUR PROGRAM

In the morning we depart Bukhara and drive to Shakhrisabz by ground transport, the road will take 3.5-4 hours.
Sightseeing Tour in Shakhrisabz includes:
  • Ak-Saray Palace
  • Hazrat Imam Mosque
  • Doru Saodat Complex, which houses the tomb of Jahongir and Omar Sheikh and Amir Temur crypt.
  • The Dor-ut-Tilovat Complex consists of Kok Gumbaz Mosque and the mausoleum where Amir Timur’s father is buried - Amir Taragay.
The tour lasts 2.5 hours.
After the sightseeing tour drive to Samarkand. (93km., 2 hrs.)
Arrival in Samarkand. Hotel accommodation.
Overnight in hotel in Samarkand.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

SIGHTS

Day 9: SAMARKAND

TOUR PROGRAM

Sightseeing tour in Samarkand includes:

  • Mausoleum of Amir Temur - Gur Emir (14th century), the tomb of Amir Timur and his children.
  • Registan square - the heart of the old town, which includes a triad of madrassas: Ulugbek Madrasah (15th century), Sher Dor Madrasah (17th century) and Madrasah Tillya Kori;
  • Bibi-Khanum Mosque (1399-1404 y.) built in honor of Amir Timur’s wife. It is a combination of architectural elegance and Oriental decor.
  • Shahi Zinda Necropolis - one of the greatest ancient architectural ensembles of Samarkand and a unique museum of glazed decoration (14-15 centuries).
Famous Samarkand bazaar Sieb.
The sightseeing tour lasts 6 hours.
Overnight in the hotel in Samarkand.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

SIGHTS

Day 10: SAMARKAND – TASHKENT

TOUR PROGRAM

Early in the morning, the beginning of the out-of-town tour in Samarkand.
After breakfast, the tour program includes:
  • The mausoleum of Al Bukhari which is 30 km away from Samarkand
  • The unique construction of the 15th century - Ulugbek observatory
  • The Mausoleum of Prophet Daniel
  • Afrosiyob Museum.
The excursion lasts for 4 hours.
After the tour, free time.
At 16:00 transfer to the train station.
At 17:00 departure by express train "Afrasiab" to Tashkent, the capital of sunny Uzbekistan.
Arrival in Tashkent at 19:10
Overnight in the hotel in Tashkent.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

SIGHTS

Day 11: TASHKENT

TOUR PROGRAM

After breakfast, sightseeing tour in Tashkent:

  • State Museum of Applied Arts.
  • Complex Hast-Imam, in the mosque there is kept the most famous Quran in the world - the Osman Koran (7th century) - the original source of the sacred book of Islam.
  • The pride of Tashkent is - Subway
  • Square of Amir Timur
  • Independence Square
The sightseeing tour lasts 5 hours.
Free time.
Overnight in the hotel in Tashkent.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.

SIGHTS

Day 12: TASHKENT

TOUR PROGRAM

Continuation of the sightseeing tour in Tashkent:

  • Chorsu bazaar, Kukeldash Madrasah
  • Museum of Applied arts.
The sightseeing tour lasts for 3 hours.
Free time for shopping and exploring the city.
Transfer to the airport according to flight schedule.
Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

SIGHTS

What is included:
  1. 24/7 tour support by our Tour Operator;
  2. Accommodation at hotels and breakfast;
  3. Transportation during the whole tour;
  4. Entrance tickets to museums and sights
  5. Tickets for the train "Afrosiyob", "Sharq", economy class
  6. Early arrival to the hotel and late check-out as per the itinerary
  7. English speaking guide 
What is extra:
  1. International Flights to / from Uzbekistan, Our Traveal Assistants can help you to chose one.
  2. Domestic Flight Tashkent - Nukus
  3. Early arriving and late check-out;
  4. Extra services in hotels;
  5. Tips for guides and drivers (welcomed)
PRICE PER PERSONS
Number of persons in group: 2 3-5
Classic tour - includes 2*- 3* hotels $ 1018 $ 975 $ 1018 $ 975
Prime tour - includes 4*- 5* hotels $ 1345 $ 1195 $ 1018 $ 1195
ACCOMMODATION
City Hotel
Tashkent Shodlik Palace, Samir Hotel
Samarkand Malika Prime, Diyora 4* 
Bukhara Minzifa Hotel, Bibi-khanym Hotel
Khiva Arkonchi Hotel

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