Tour: «Fairy cities of Uzbekistan» 2017 — Asia Travel

Tour: «Fairy cities of Uzbekistan» 2017

Country: Uzbekistan
Itinerary: Tashkent –Fergana – Margilan – Rishtan – Fergana – Kokand – Tashkent – Nukus – Muynak – Khiva – Bukhara – Samarkand — Tashkent
Tour duration: 14 days/13 nights
Group size: from 4 till 14 pax
Price per person: from 1125 USD

Brief description:

The legendary ancient Oriental cities are welcoming you! The legends of ancient cities of Uzbekistan tour was specially organized to show the old Islamic architectural monuments of the world’s most mystery cities of the old Silk Road, which will amaze any imagination and will be able to present the feeling of the fairy tale. Uzbekistan is the state famous not only with the magnificent ancient buildings but also with picturesque glorious mountains, stark deserts and stunning valleys. The tour will not disappoint you by the variety of Silk Road cities, traditions, art and modern history.Travelling throughout such cities as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva will let you feel the atmosphere of medieval epoch. Moreover, friendly society will introduce you kind and old traditions of hospitable inhabitants. Gorgeous medressas (medieval schools) and mosques are able to illustrate the spirit of the Oriental culture passing through the times.All in all, you will have the opportunity not only to enrich your knowledge about the most well known Central Asian cities, but also to share your time on nature; probable, Kyzyl Kum desert and Chimgan Mountains will be the best place to show you eco-friendly environment of Uzbekistan.

Detailed itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent, Friday

On arrival in Tashkent you will be met by our representative with meeting board “Asia Travel Discoveries”.

Upon arrival, accommodation at the hotel. Rest.

Day 2: Tashkent, Saturday

07:00 – 09:00 AM. Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 AM Check-out from the hotel.

Full day excursion in Tashkent:

— Khast Imam Complex (XVI-XX cc.)

— eastern market Chor-Su

— Abdul Kasim Medressa where we can see a lot of souvenirs workshops (XIX c.)

Break for lunch

After lunch, continuation of exploring Tashkent.

Applied Arts Museum where kept the best Uzbek handicrafts

Independence Square – the main square in Uzbekistan

Alisher’s Navoi Uzbek state Opera and Ballet Theatre

Monument of Courage dedicated to earthquake in 1966 year.

After excursion, free time at leisure.

Day 3: Tashkent – Margilan — Rishtan — Fergana – 350 km (transfer 6-7 hrs), Sunday

07:00 – 09:00 AM. Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 AM Check-out from the hotel and drive to Fergana valley.

Transfer to Fergana. On the way visit Margilan and Rishtan — two famous cities of Fergana valley, which is used to be called as ‘Garden of Uzbekistan’.

Margilan – ancient city of Uzbekistan was laying in the crossing of the ways of Great Silk Road and still is famous as craft centre of silk producing. Exactly here ‘Yodgorlik’ silk factory is located, where we will see silk producing process step by step.

Rishtan – famous pottery producing centre. Ceramics producing had appeared here about 1000 years ago. Ceramics of Rishtan’s craft men in blue “ishkor” glazed was in requisition at the territory from China till Arabian Peninsula – in extension of whole Silk Road, although many famous ceramists from other regions has painted pottery with leaden-colored glaze too. After excursion proceed to Fergana.

Upon arrival to Fergana, accommodation at the hotel. Free time at leisure.

Day 4: Fergana – Kokand — Tashkent – 330 km (transfer 5-6 hrs), Monday

07:00 – 09:00 AM. Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 AM Check-out from the hotel and drive back to Tashkent.

On the way excursion in Kokand.

Khudoyar-khan palace, Dakhman-Shahon complex (XIX – XX cc.)

Djami mosque

Mulkabad mosque (XX c.)

Modarikhan necropolis and graveyard (XIX – XX cc.)

After excursion, proceed to Tashkent. Upon arrival to Tashkent, check-in to the hotel. Free time at leisure.

Day 5: Tashkent — Nukus — Muynak — Nukus — 420 km (transfer 6-7 hrs), Tuesday

06:00 Transfer to local airport for flight to Nukus by HY 1011 07:10/08:55 AM.

Upon arrival to Nukus, drive to Muynak — a small town, where was a port until 1980, but now there is a small museum and the remains of the Aral Sea. After excursion drive back to Nukus. Accommodation at the hotel, free time at leisure.

Day 6: Nukus — Khiva — 220 km (transfer 3-4 hrs), Wednesday

07:00 – 09:00 AM. Breakfast at the hotel.

Excursion in Nukus.

museum of Igor Savitskiy. Museum exhibits collection of Russian avant-garde painting 20-40 years of the 20th century, the world’s second largest after the Russian Museum in St. Petersburg.

After visiting the museum, we drive to the village Khodjeyli (35 km).

Excursion in Khodjeili.

architectural complex «Mizdakhan.» The archaeological complex of ancient Mizdakhan, located in a large area over 200 hectares include Gyaur Kala fortress, Shamun nabi, Mazlumhan Sulu Erejep Halfa, caravanserai (XIV-XVIII cc.)

After excursion, drive to Khiva. Upon arrival, accommodation at the hotel. Free time at leisure.

Day 7: Khiva, Thursday

07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.

Full day excursion in Khiva by walk.

Khiva – is a beautiful and ancient town and perfect for exploring by walk, with impressive four walls at the centre of each side of the old city named Ichan-Kala.

Monument of Al-Khorezmiy

Kalta Minor Minaret and Mohammed Rakhim Khan Medressa,

Juma Mosque (XVII c.),

the Islom-Khodja complex includes mosque and minaret,

the Kuhna Ark, which was the main fortress,

the Pakhlavon Mahmud Mausoleum complex

Toza Bog Palace, which was the summer palace of Mohammed Rakhim Khan II.

During excursion, break for lunch time.

After excursion. Free time at leisure.

Day 8: Khiva – Bukhara – 450 km (transfer 7-8 hrs), Friday

07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 Check-out from the hotel and drive to Bukhara.

Drive to Bukhara — ancient and interesting city and UNESCO heritage. The road will be via Kyzylkum desert and Amu Darya River, the largest in Central Asia. Kyzylkum desert, an oasis of ancient Khorezm, located among the dunes, keeping the ruins of ancient cities. «Kyzyl Kum» means «red sands». Indeed, the local sands are reddish, oddly mirrored in the waters of the great Amu Darya river. In the evening arrive to Bukhara and transfer to hotel.

Free time at leisure

Day 9: Bukhara, Saturday

07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.

Full day excursion in Bukhara.

mausoleum of the Samanids (IX-X cc.) — the pearl of Central Asia .

Chashma Ayub (XII c.), which means «source of Job.»

Bolo House complex including a reservoir, a Friday mosque and minaret.

Arc citadel. Inside the citadel was situated a town, which includes residential and office buildings: the mosque, a prison, a harem, the treasury, the residence of the Emir (VII-XIX cc.)

Poi Kalyan complex (XII-XVI cc.) includes the Kalyan Mosque , Mir-Arab and the famous Kalyan minaret. After lunch, continuation of exploring Bukhara.

one of the biggest architectural ensembles of Bukhara «Lyabi House.» The oldest part of the complex — Medressa Kulbaba-Kukeldash, which has 160 cells and it pretend the biggest in Bukhara.

Medressa «Nadir Devanbegi» was built by order of vizier Nadir-devanbegi shortly after the device pool and logically completed the ensemble “Lyabi- House”.

The oldest mosque Magoki Attori located next to the ensemble “Lyabi House”, built in the tradition of figurative brick masonry and carved ornaments of archaic majolica.

Chor Minor Medressa (XVIII c.)

Day 10: Bukhara, Sunday

07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.

Continuation of sightseeing in Bukhara.

summer palace of Bukhara emirs «Sitora-I-Mohihosa.», built in fusion of European & Bukhara’s traditions, more than hundred years ago (XIX-XX cc)

Bakhauddin Naqshbandi shaykh (XIV-XX cc.)

necropolis Chor Bakr — city of shadows (XVI c.)

After excursion drive back to Bukhara. Free time at leisure upon arrival.

Day 11: Bukhara – Nurata – KyzylKum desert (Yurt camp) — 220 km (transfer 4-5 hrs), Monday

07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 AM Check-out from the hotel and drive to Yurt Camp.

On the way visit the city Nurata. «Chashma» (spring) — one of the most important Islamic center in Nurata. The complex includes: Juma Mosque, Mausoleum of Nurata. Next to visit fortress Nur, built by Great Alexander. After excursion in Nurata proceed to Kyzyl Kym desert. On arrival, accommodation at Yurt camp. After dinner, you will see the national folklore show at the campfire.

Day 12: Kyzylkum desert — Samarkand — 270 km (transfer 4-5 hrs), Tuesday

08:00 – 09:00 Breakfast.

09:00 – 10:00 Camel riding (10-15 minutes for each person)

10:00 — 13:00 walk to the beautiful Lake Aydarkul, surrounded by desert sands, like a mirage! Aydarkul — one of the most beautiful places in Uzbekistan — the turquoise lake located among Kyzylkum desert. On arrival at the organized beach at the lake – we can swim in its cool, clear water, sunbathing on the loungers, and then have a delicious lunch with fresh fried fish.

After lunch, drive to Samarkand.

Upon arrival to Samarkand, accommodation at the hotel. Free time at leisure.

Day 13: Samarkand – Tashkent – 300 km (transfer 2 hrs), Wednesday

07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 Check-out from the hotel

Full day excursion in Samarkand.

Central Registan square with the majestic Medressas dated back to different centuries: Ulugbek Medressa (XV c.), Sher-Dor Medressa (XVII c.) and the Tilya Kori Medressa (XVII c.)

Gur – Emir Mausoleum – the famous necropolis of Tamerlane (XIV-XV cc.)

famous oriental Bazaar Siyob

Bibi-Khanum Mosque dedicated to one of Tamerlane’s wife (XIV-XV cc.)

Shohi-Zinda memorial Complex (XI-XV cc.)

Ulugbek Observatory – one of the greatest in the middle ages.

After excursion transfer to Tashkent. Upon arrival, transfer to hotel.

Day 14: Tashkent, Friday

07:00 – 09:00 AM Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer to airport for flight to your destination. End of tour.

Price is given in USD per person in twin room sharing:

Number of persons: Budget option 2*(guest houses) 3-4* Hotel option
2 1570 1810
3-4 1445 1685
5-7 1130 1370
8-14 1125 1365
Additional payment for single supplement 130 220

Price includes:

Price includes: Price excludes:
Letter of Invitation for Uzbekistan (not visa fees) International air fare to/from Uzbekistan
All transfers by comfortable vehicle Full board (lunches/dinners)
Accommodation in twin room sharing with breakfasts Photo and camera fees on sights
Excursions with Professional English Speaking guides with escort Early check — in, late check — out after 14:00
Entry tickets Insurance
Air fare Tashkent – Nukus (economy class)
Folklore show in Yurt Camp
Camel riding in Yurt Camp
Train ticket Samarkand — Tashkent
Mineral water 1 lt per day on transfers between cities

Offered hotels:

Cities: Budget option 2*(guest houses) 3-4* Hotel option
Tashkent «Atlas» or similar «Shodlik Palace» or similar
Samarkand «Dilshoda» or similar «Asia Samarkand» or similar
Desert Kyzyl Kum Yurt camp Yurt camp
Bukhara «Fatima & Ibrogim» or similar «Asia Bukhara» or similar
Khiva «Islambek» or similar «Asia Khiva» or similar
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