Uzbekistan Tours: Tour 13
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 10 days
Day 1: Your guide will pick you up at the airport and escort you to Tashkent Tashkent. Accommodation at the hotel. Afternoon fly to Urgench. Arrival in Urgench and transfer to the hotel in Khiva. Urgench, the capital of the Khorezm Province, Northwest of Bukhara is the Kyzylkum desert. It is between the Amu Darya (the delta of the river) and on the border with Turkmenistan. Night in the hotel organizes.
Day 2: The Ichan Kala - the heart of the city, where most of the historical and architectural monuments are here:. After breakfast you will have a sightseeing tour It is the so-called "inner city" surrounded by a wall 2.2 km long. Ichan Kala surrounded with tall minarets and domes of housing buildings, the rich tradition of the popular oriental architecture: monumental shapes, fine carved pillars, doors and ceilings, original patterns and colorful majolica. Night in the hotel organizes.
Day 3: Breakfast is served at 8 clock departure to Bukhara via the Kyzylkum (red sand) Desert (435 km). The barren landscape is home to squirrels and turtles. Enroute stop to see the Amudarya River, known as the discoverer of the Oxus. Started by irrigate cotton fields during the Soviet times, the river is rapidly drying. The trip takes 5 to 6 hours. Dinner is served at 7 Clock Night is organized in the hotel.
Day 4: After breakfast, you will have a full day city tour. Morning visit: The Ark Citadel. The royal city-within-a-city is home to the rulers of Bukhara for over a millennium. The ark is as old as Bukhara itself. The fortress was the focus around which the medieval town developed. Night in the hotel organizes.
Day 5: Breakfast is served at 8 clock drive to Samarkand (268 km) via Shakhrisabz, the land of Tamerlane. Shakhrisabz (Green City) is a small town in the south of Samarkand, across the hills in Kashka-Darya Province. This is Timur hometown and once upon a time it was probably even Samarkand itself in the shadows. Night in the hotel organizes.
Day 6: After breakfast, you will have full day tour for you have to see the many wonders of Samarkand. Morning visit: Registan Square, built in the 13th Century, such as in a bazaar place is known, was the center of trade and cultural life in medieval Samarkand. It is surrounded by three madrasahs built in different periods. The main museum displays: the model of the ancient city and fortress walls, pottery, weapons, coins, altars, and especially the murals from the 7th Century. Dinner is served at 7 Clock Night is organized in the hotel.
Day 7: Breakfast is served at 8 clock drive to Tashkent. In the afternoon city tour of Tashkent. Some of the places that you can visit include: The Historical Museum of the peoples of Uzbekistan, Tashkent, the largest museums, contains 8,000 exhibits. The archaeological finds in the museum, present the life of the peoples of Central Asia as well as the life of the Uzbek people from antiquity to modern times. It is picturesque, noisy and full of local color. Night in the hotel organizes.
Day 8: After breakfast you will be sightseeing Tashkent have, including the visit Chorsu bazaar in the old part of Tashkent, Kukuldash mosque and Khast Imom - official religious center for Muslims in Central Asia consists of Barak Khan Madrassa (16 per cent), Tilla Shaykh Mosque - the Osman Koran believed that the world's oldest Koran is kept in the library of this Mosque. Packed. Drive to Samarkand (4 hours). Arrival to Samarkand. Settlement in the hotel. Night in the hotel in Samarkand organized.
Day 9: After breakfast you will be sightseeing in Samarkand, which is also: famous Registan Square (17th with Madrassa Sherdor century, Tilla Kori and Ulugbek 15th century), Shokhi Zinda necropolis (important pilgrimage place in Samarkand), remains the grandiose Bibi Khanum Mosque, Gur Emir Mausoleum (where conqueror Amir Temur (Tamerlane), his two sons and two grandsons are buried, 15th century), Ulugbek observatory. Lunch during the day. Dinner is served at 7 Clock Night is organized in the hotel in Samarkand.
Day 10: Breakfast is served at 8 clock drive to Bukhara via Shakhrisabz. Sightseeing Shakhrisabz including: remains of Ak-Saray Palace (Summer Palace Tamerlane), Kok Gumbaz Mosque (15th century), Khazrati Imom Ensamble (14th century). Packed. Arrival in Bukhara. Settlement in the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Bukhara organized.
Day 11: After breakfast you will have sightseeing Bukhara: Ismail reconstructed Samonid Mausoleum (burial place of the Samani dynasty founder Ismail Samani, 10th century), Kalon Minaret and Poi Kalon Mosque, Miri Arab madrassah (16th century), and in 16th Century, with Zoroastrian temple ornaments below) Lyabi House complex. Lunch during the day. Overnight at hotel in Bukhara organized.
Day 12: Breakfast is served at 8 clock Continue sightseeing Bukhara: Ark Fortress (a home to the rulers of Bukhara), museums inside Ark Fortress, Chor Minor, summer residence of Bukhara rulers. Packed. Depart Bukhara and Khiva (6 hours). Arrival to Khiva. Dinner is served at 7 Clock Night is organized in the hotel in Khiva.
Day 13: After breakfast you will have sightseeing of Khiva: Ichan-Kala architectural complex - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the residence of the last Khan including Ismail Khodja Mausoleum Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassah, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum (14 - (12-19th c.) 18th c.), Juma Mosque (10th c.). Lunch during the day. Transfer to Urgench to catch the evening flight to Tashkent Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Tashkent organized.
Day 14: Your guide will meet you at your hotel, and then transfer to the airport.
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