Uzbekistan Tours: Tour 14
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 sightseeing: "New Tashkent TV Tower" - the highest in Central Asia - 375 m, "Memorial for the victims of repression" - the memorial and museum, "Monument of Courage" - the epicenter of Tashkent earthquake of 1966 (1976). Free time. Dinner will be served at 19.00 clock
Day 2: Breakfast is at 8 clock Transfer to Samarkand (315 km, 5 hours) and hotel accommodation. City guide: "Gur Emir mausoleum" - Tamerlan grave (14-15 C). Built for Temur's grandson Muhammad-Sultan and tombs of three other Timurids - sons of Temur - Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek. Night in the capital of Tamerlane's empire organized.
Day 3: Breakfast is served at 8 clock that day, visit: Siab Bazar, try the best Samarkand bread and fruit, and excavations of the ancient city Afrosiab Museum, Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar - the legend connects it with the Koran 'and Biblical prophets Daniyar (Daniel), whose remains were brought here by Tamerlane, memorial of the outstanding Sunni theologian Imam al-Bukhari Mukhammad. Free time to spend at leisure. This night you will spend in one of the oldest cities in the world.
Day 4: After breakfast you will be transferred to Shakhrisabz - a unique monument of urban design and architecture (90 km, 1.5 hours). Shakhrisabz Tour: - (. 14-15 c) Ruins of the "Ak-Saray Palace" Tamerlane summer residence that shocked the imagination of his contemporaries, "Jahongir mausoleum" - mausoleum of Tamerlane's oldest and most famous son. Night in Samarkand organized.
Day 5: After breakfast, transfer to the camp over the village Yangigazgan (260 km, 4 hours) yurt. Accommodation in traditional Kazakh yurt with all necessary equipment: showers, kitchen etc. Lunch. Experience sandy landscapes, flora and fauna of the Kyzyl-Kum desert. In the evening, learn how to ride camels. Dinner around the campfire and singing Kazakh similar. Night is organized in a traditional style Silk Road.
Day 6: Breakfast is served at 8 clock Drive Aydarkul lake. Fishing, picnicking. Swimming. Eating fried fish caught from the lake for lunch. Back to the yurts. Camel rides or relax in the quiet atmosphere of the desert. Dinner is served at 7 Clock Night is organized in yurts under the stars desert sky.
Day 7: Breakfast is served at 8 clock drive to Bukhara (270 km, 4 hours) on Nurata (in direct translation from Persian into English "Only-ota" means "father of the Rays"). A visit Sarmish gorge on the way to the stone gallery to see the Bronze Age petroglyphs. Free time to rest and walk through the old streets of Bukhara. One of the "1000 & 1 Night" in Bukhara.
Day 8: After breakfast, you have City tour: mausoleum of the Samanids - the oldest brick building in Central Asia, a masterpiece of architecture in the world, mausoleum Chashma Ayub, the esteemed "places of trace" is left out of Saints ((9-10 c.) 14th century). Legend has it that once the bible prophet Job (Ayub) visited this place. Dinner is served at 7 clock night in a quiet and cozy Bukhara Hotel organized.
Day 9: Breakfast is at 8 clock bus ride to Khiva through Kizil-Kum desert along Caravan road (480 km, 5-7 hours). Lunch box on the way to a local cafe "Shavkat". Arrival to Khiva - the only "outdoor museum" in Central Asia, fully preserved to the present day. Hotel accommodation is located within or near "Ichan-Qala" - the historical center of Khiva, which has inscribed on the UNESCO list of world cultural heritage. Dinner is served at 7 Clock Night is organized in Khiva.
Day 10: After breakfast, you will have a sightseeing tour around the architectural complex khan castle - the inner citadel of Ichan-Qala. Ensemble consists of the smallest Medressa in Khiva and a minaret, the upper deck has a height of 45 meters and is the highest vantage point in the city. Free time at your leisure. Dinner is served at 7 Clock Night is organized in Khiva.
Day 11: Breakfast is served at 8 clock transfer Urgench airport (35 km, 30 min) for morning flight HY 1052 in Tashkent at 09:20 clock. Arrival in Tashkent at 10:50 and hotel accommodation. City tour around Tashkent: "New Tashkent TV Tower" - the highest in Central Asia - 375 m, "Memorial to the Victims of Repression" - the memorial and museum, "Monument of Courage" - the epicenter of the Tashkent earthquake of 1966 (1976 y ). Farewell dinner in a traditional Uzbek restaurant. Night is organized in Tashkent.
Day 12: After breakfast, you will have a city tour around Tashkent. Free time to walk Tashkent, see its beautiful squares and fountains, visit museums and galleries, and the Tashkent Subway - one of the finest in the world. Your guide will meet you at your hotel, and then transfer to the airport.
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