Tour: «Golden ring of Uzbekistan» 2017 — Asia Travel

Tour: ”Golden ring of Uzbekistan” 2017

Country: Uzbekistan
Itinerary: Tashkent — Urgench — Khiva — Bukhara — Samarkand — Tashkent
Tour duration: 10 days/9 nights
Group size: from 4 till 14 pax
Price per person: from 840 USD

Brief description:

Speaking about Uzbekistan, generally people mention about the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Tashkent and hospitality of people living here. However, that is only the top of the iceberg! The most impressive for tourists getting Uzbekistan is the atmosphere of unknown world, where all the dreams come true. At present such cities as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva can present not only the ancient monuments, but also the opportunity to feel the spirit of Medieval Era. These cities are as other first centers of human civilization — Babylon and Memphis, Athens and Rome, Alexandria and Byzantium intended to go through many events and shakes. They are the witnesses of the history, how the civilizations appeared and disappeared during the pathway of the peoples inhabited here. The tour of “Fairy cities of Uzbekistan” is proud to present Khiva city, which is city-museum, like Pompeya and Gerkulanum, but unlike those places it is alive city. As many Eastern cities, Khiva was born «on the water» — in the lower reaches of the Amudarya river and grew up on the irrigated lands of Khorezm oasis. Khiva is one of the few cities in the world, where the historical building up has actually been preserved; as a matter of fact it is a whole city in the open air. Monumental architecture of Khiva of the end of the 18th — mid-19th centuries formed this newly built city and the energy with which the city grew up in the course of only two-three generations of masters fascinates us until now. Moreover, the visitors will be able to see Sacred Bukhara. In the middle centuries it was the big commercial center along the Great Silk Road. Bukhara is an «open air museum city» too as well as Samarkand and Khiva; it has more than 140 architectural monuments from the Middle Ages. Such ensembles as Poi-Kalyan, Kos-Madras, Mausoleum of Ismail Samani and others, established 2300 years ago is still draws the huge attention. The tour is going to be fascinating!

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 – Urgench — Khiva, 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, transfer to local airport for flight to Urgench by HY 1057 (06:20/08:40 PM) time subject to change.

Meeting at the airport in Urgench and transfer to Khiva (30 km.)

Accommodation at the hotel.

Day 3: Khiva, Sunday

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 4: Khiva – Bukhara – 450 km (transfer 7-8 hrs), Monday

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 5: Bukhara, Tuesday

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 6: Bukhara, Wednesday

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 7: Bukhara – Nurata – KyzylKum desert (Yurt camp) — 220 km (transfer 4-5 hrs), Thursday

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 8: Kyzylkum desert — Samarkand — 270 km (transfer 4-5 hrs), Friday

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 9: Samarkand – Tashkent – 300 km (transfer 2 hrs), Saturday

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 10: Tashkent, Sunday

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 1155 1310
3-4 1050 1210
5-7 845 1000
8-14 840 995
Additional payment for single supplement 90 150

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 – Urgench (economy class)
Folklore show in Kyzyl Kum desert
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 «Grand Art» or similar «Rakat Plaza» or similar
Samarkand «Dilshoda» or similar «Bek Samarkand» or similar
Yurt Camp «Kyzylkum Safari» «Kyzylkum Safari»
Bukhara «Fatima & Ibrogim» or similar «Devanbegi» or similar
Khiva «Shohjahon parvoz» or similar «Bek Khiva» or similar
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