Uzbek melody Tour 3
Duration: 9 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Nukus - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
Guide will meet you at Tashkent international airport and accompany to Tashkent. Upon arrival to the capital city of Uzbekistan you will start your city tour. The first destination of the tour is Independence square that is known to be the main square of the country and the symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After it is the walking street that divides Independence square and Amir Timur square- Broadway. Later on you will have a ride in the famous Tashkent metro that is considered to be one of the most beautiful subways in the world, opened in 1977. Then in course of the tour you will visit the old part of the city where you will have an opportunity to see Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. During the tour you will witness Hast Imam complex that is consist from several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The mst awaited part of the our is Othman Quran. It is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. The night is in hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Nukus (domestic flight)
Today you will have a morning flight to Nukus in the morning. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the Museum of Savitsky where the forbidden art masterpieces can be seen. While having tours here you will be able to investigate the Russian avant-garde paintings of 20th century like Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The gathering of artworks to this museum started in 1960s. The head of this museum bought or got for free banned works from persecuted soviet artists. He cared too much about them and placed in this remote central Asian art-house. After it you will drive to next destination of the tour that is located near Nukus, the Mizdakhan necropolis. This sight used to be prosperous city in ancient times. Some archeologists say that area was unceasingly captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Later on you will explore the monument that is known to be 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument Chilpyk. Today you will have the night in hotel.
Day 3: Nukus - Khiva
In course of the tour you will travel to Khiva. By reaching this oldest city of Uzbekistan you will have a guided city tour in the inner city in Khiva. Ichan-Qala is encircled by strong walls and inside of it you can witness old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses such incredible sights made Ichan-Qala into exclusive city-monument. Here you will have an opportunity to investigate about 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. Moreover in 1969 Ichan-Qala became historical and architectural conservation area. While exploring this sight you will visit Kunya-Ark fortress of the 17th century of Muhammad Arang Khan. Later on is the master work of 1830s Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Khiva - Bukhara (440 km, 7 hours)
In course of the tour you will be transferred to wonderful city of Bukhara. This city is known to possess about 140 architectural monuments due to it the city gained another name "town museum" with the sights of the middle Ages. While be here you will be impressed by narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments of different epochs. On the way to the city the road will go through the famous Kizilkum desert. In addition you will have an opportunity to enjoy the view to Amu Darya river which is the deepest river in Central Asia and formed by the convergence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan as well as and flowing into Aral Sea. On arrival in Bukhara, you will have free time and spend the night in hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
We are glad to impress you by a city tour. You will visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara dating back to the 4th century named Citadel Ark. Before it was a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Visit the Samanids mausoleum which is considered to be masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century. The tour will be continued of visiting Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. It is also known as the mosque of forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. It is recommend walking along the shopping domes and visiting one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi which is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. It is the famous central sightseeing of Bukhara. Then you will have the opportunity to visit Poi Kalon complex. It is the great sample of architectural art of Bukhara and has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara - Samarkand (Evening train)
Today you will see the sights that are located near Bukhara. The first sight to visit is Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex that was built in honor of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher. Due to it became one of the most visited places of Muslim pilgrimage. Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was one of the spiritual masters of Amir Timur. You will be impressed by the mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana here you can witness courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. After it you will be transferred to the scenery residence of Bukhara Emirs named Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex that is interesting due to the combination of different architectural styles. This place was named for Emir named the palace for his wife who died young "Star - like and moon - like Palace". Later on you will be transferred to Sumiton village where the Chor Bakr memorial complex is situated. Nowadays this sight is known as the town of dead. This special complex represents the four sides of the earth and infers that all people are one and the same. The complex was created in the Samanids times until the 16th century. Then transfer to Samarkand. You will spend the night in hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand
In course of the tour you will see Samarkand city that is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan and considered to be the second largest city of Uzbekistan. It is interesting to know that this city has same age as ones of Babylon or Rome. During the travel you will explore Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. At first you will visit Registan Square of three captivating Madrasahs dating back to 15-17th centuries. This sight is known to be one of the main highlights of Samarkand. Then is architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh where large collection of mausoleums dating back to 11th-15 centuries can be find. Moreover the attraction is listed to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is famous architectural complex built in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his prosperous operation in India. The night is in hotel.
Day 8: Samarkand - Tashkent (Evening train)
Today you will continue explore the Samarkand city. Ulughbek observatory is your first destination for today. This sight was built in 15th century by Ulughbek who is known as one of the greatest Samarkand rulers and scientists. In 1437 Ulughbek wrote "Zidji Guragoni" catalog. This work is prominent due to the possessing information about 1018 celestial bodies. Unfortunately he was killed by order of his own son. Later on you will have a time to stroll along the local Broadway where souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops are situated. Afterwards you can visit National bazaar Siab here you will be able to see traditional handmade products and local sweets. There is a carpet factory where over 400 women sew carpets without using traditional techniques. Evening transfer to Tashkent by train. The night will be spent in hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent - Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 745 $
04 pax - 645 $
06 pax - 555 $
08 pax - 590 $
10 pax - 545 $
Single - 105 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Price per person:
02 pax - 930 $
04 pax - 830 $
06 pax - 740 $
08 pax - 770 $
10 pax - 725 $
Single - 210 $
Early check-in - 65 $
Single early check-in - 95 $9
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Khiva, Bukhara - 270 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 550 $ per group
All dinners - 70 $
All lunches and dinners - 120 $
Entrance fees - 70 $ (*with escort guide only)
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*/ "Ramada" Hotel 4*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*/ "Diyora" Hotel 4*
Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3*/ "Omar Khayyam" Hotel 4*
Nukus - "Jipek Jo'li" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3* / "Bek Khiva" 4*
- Train tickets
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums