Tours in Uzbekistan: Tour 8

Tours in Uzbekistan: Tour 8, Tours in Uzbekistan

Tours in Uzbekistan: Tour 8
8 days

Day 1: Tashkent- Nukus
We are happy to see you in Uzbekistan. In the morning you will have a flight to Nukus. Traverlers will have a city tour. Visit the Museum of Savitsky which displays the masterpieces of forbidden art. Museum collects 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The keeper of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art took the artworks in 1960s. He obtained banned works from mistreated soviet artists. He carefully conserved and showed them in this remote central Asian art-house. Travelers will drive outside of Nukus to see Mizdakhan necropolis which used to be some ancient city centuries ago. Archaeological results established that area seized from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. We will visit a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 2: Nukus - Khiva
In the morning is transfer to Khiva. We will have a city tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It will be private of Ichan Qala, the inner city in Khiva round with solid walls. Enjoy seeing old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan Sarais and Bathhouses malformed Ichan Qala into exclusive city. Ichan Qala is famous for 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan Qala was selected a historical and architectural conservation area. The most outstanding sites in it are the Kunya Ark fortress of the 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
We will have transfer to an enthralling city of Bukhara. On arrival you will see more than 140 architectural monuments Bukhara is a "town museum" dating back to the Middle Ages. This place has narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments of various epochs. The way from Khiva to Bukhara goes from side to side famous Kizilkum desert. We will see the view of Amu Darya river. It is the deepest river in Central Asia, formed by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan and flowing into Aral See. Transfer to a hotel for rest.

Day 4: Bukhara
Travelers will have a city tour of Bukhara. We will visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century called Citadel Ark which was a place of several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Admire Samanids mausoleum of the 9th -10th century. We will continue our way to Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque. It has forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. Walk along the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi. It is Lyabi House Ensemble. In the end of day, we will visit Poi Kalon complex. It has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara - Yurts camp of Nurata
Today is transfer to a small town of Nurata, situated in the foothills of Nuratau Mountains and founded by Alexander the Great in 4th century BC. The place is about 40 thousand years. Upon arrival you will have a sightseeing tour and visit the Khasan Khuseyn Mosque, blacksmith's and potter's workshops and a sacred pond with sacred fishes, a place for pilgrimage by Muslim worshipers in Nurata. We will visit the Medressa of Sheihun Hasan Nury, Mamazgokh Mosque and remains of so called "Alexander the Great's Fortress". Night is in a yurt camp.

Day 6: Nurata - Samarkand
Morning transfer to Samarkand. Samarkand is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan. Then we will visit the Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square has three amazing Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh will impress by a rich collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Bibi Khanum Mosque is dedicated to the favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his fruitful battle in India. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent
We will have a morning transfer to Tashkent (train). Visit the Independence square dedicated to the victory over fascism in World War II. See local Broadway as well as famous Tashkent metro, where the first line was opened in 1977. Walk to the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. It has madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. We will see the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. Quran belonged was a part of Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph, but was killed in the 8th century. His blood spred over the Quran that you still can see on its pages. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.  

02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus

Price per person:
02 pax - 750 $
04 pax - 615 $
06 pax - 560 $
08 pax - 520 $
10 pax - 485 $
Single - 75 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $  

*Half board - 60 $
*Full board - 105 $

*Entrance fees - 65 $ available with escort guide only  

Local guides - 210 $ per group

Escort guide - 430 $ per group

Flight tickets Tashkent - Nukus - from 80 $ per person

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Nurata - Yurts Camp
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent
- Mineral water during the tour                                   

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Flight tickets Tashkent - Nukus