Cities: Khiva, Nukus, Moynak, Bukhara,Shakhrisabz, Samarkand, Tashkent.
Duration 12 days
Day 1: Arrive in Tashkent Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent-Nukus-Moynak-Nukus (2 hours 45 minutes flight, 440 km, 6 hours) Morning flight to Nukus. Arrive in Nukus and drive to former fishermen’s village Moynak, which used to be situated on the shores of Aral Sea. On the way stop at archeological complex Mizdakhan. Continue driving to Moynak. Arrive to the village, pay a visit to local museum, have a look at abandoned ships in the sand. In the afternoon return to Nukus. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Nukus – Khiva, (200 km, 3 hours) Sightseeing tour around Nukus and visit to the State Art Museum named after Savitsky. The museum hosts the world’s second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art and one of the largest collections of applied art items of Central Asia. In the afternoon drive to Khiva. Arrive in Khiva, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
*-some parts of the road are presently being renovated.
Day 4: Khiva Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. The starting point sightseeing tour is Lyabi Hauz complex, continue to Magoki-Attori mosque, trade domes, Kalon Ensemble and Miri-Arab madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasah, Ark Fortress, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5: Khiva – Bukhara, (480 km, 8 hours) In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to Khiva. The Great Silk Road routed through Bukhara and Khiva once ran through the Kyzylkum Desert, as the present road* does nowadays. En-route stop to enjoy views of Amudarya and the desert.
Arrive Bukhara late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Time for rest and overnight at the hotel.
*-some parts of the road are presently being renovated
Day 6: Bukhara Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. The starting point sightseeing tour is Lyabi Hauz complex, continue to Magoki-Attori mosque, trade domes, Kalon Ensemble and Miri-Arab madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasah, Ark Fortress, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleum. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara Start the second day with a visit to summer palace of Bukhara Emirs Sitorai-Mokhikhosa, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi mausoleum and Chor-Bakr necropolis.
Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand, (275 km, 4 hours + 90 km, 1 hour 30 minutes) In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz. Stop in Shakhrisabz for sightseeing. Visit remains of Ak-Saray palace, mausoleum of Jakhongir and Omar-Shaykh, mausoleum Dorut-Tilovat where conqueror Tamerlane’s father is buried, Kok-Gumbaz mosque. In the afternoon continue driving to Samarkand. Arrive in Samarkand, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 9: Samarkand Meet with your guide and driver at hotel lobby and start sightseeing. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khahum mosque, Ulugbek observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur Emir Mausoleum, authentic shrine of Tamerlane.
Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Overnight at hotel.
Day 10: Samarkand – Tashkent, (300 km, 2 hours 30 minutes) Continue sightseeing: head outside of the city to explore Afrosyiob museum, once a heart of ancient Samarkand and nowadays a unique archeological site. Then visit the tomb of Saint Daniel. Free time in the afternoon. Transfer to train station at 16:15, fast-speed train Afrosiyob departs at 17:00. Arrive Tashkent at 19:30, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Tashkent Sightseeing capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia with a guide. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imom Complex and Chor-Su bazar, continue to center of Tashkent with Amir Temur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12: Tashkent-departure Transfer to the airport. Departure.
|City||Accommodation, Option 1 Comfort||Accommodation, Option 2 Economy|
|Tashkent||Tashkent Palace, Park Turon, Markaziy, 4*||Rovshan hotel, Grand Raddus|
|Samarkand||Grand Samarkand, Asia Samarkand, Malika Prime, Panorama Grand, Samarkand Plaza||Malika Classic, Sherdor, CaravanSerail, Kamilla|
|Bukhara||Zargaron Plaza, Asia, Minorai-Kalon, Omar Khayam||Minzifa, K.Komil, Amelia, Amulet, Sasha&Son|
|Khiva||Asia Khiva, Malika Kheivak||Malika Khiva, Orient Star, Sobir Arkonchi, Malika Horezm, Islambek|
|Nukus||Jipek Joli B&B||Jipek Joli B&B|
|Number of persons traveling||Option 1, COMFORT price per person, US$||Option 2,ECONOMY price per person, US$|
Upgrade of the Economy option hotel in Tashkent to centrally located 3* or 4* (per night):
Uzbekistan hotel: SNG Room US$ 20, DBL Room US$ 30
Tashkent Palace – SNG Room US$ 55, DBL Room US$ 65
- 1. All transfers: 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-6 pax by van type car;
- 2. Accommodation based on double room sharing, breakfasts included;
- 3. Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
- 4. Entrance tickets to the sights, museums, mausoleums;
- 5. Airplane tickets for domestic flight Tashkent-Nukus;
- 6. Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
- 1. Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
- 2. Full board (lunches and dinners);
- 3. Charges in hotels for additional services;
- 4. Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
- 5. Personal insurance.