Local time: 12:47
Language:
Main / Guaranteed Departures: The Silk Road Tour. Uzbekistan 2018

Turqouise-domed cities of the Silk Road
 
DURATION: 11 days / 9 nights

DOMESTIC FLIGHT: evening flight Urgench / Tashkent

PROGRAM:
DAY ½, TUE/WED: Q ARRIVE TASHKENT – SAMARKAND
Upon morning arrival at Tashkent airport, you will be met and transferred to the local café for breakfast.
No accommodation in Tashkent.
City tour of Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan: Independence Square, Amir Temur Square and Alisher Navoi Theatre Square; Museum of Applied Arts, Khast Imam Square with Barakhan madrassah, Tillya Sheykh Mosque, mausoleum of Kafal Shashi (local doctor, philosopher and poet (X c.)). Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Drive to Samarkand (320 km, 4-5 hrs). Arrival and accommodation at hotel. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 3, THU:   SAMARKAND 
A full day exploring of the marvellous sites of Samarkand: the Reqistan Square surrounded by the three splendid madrassahs. Visit to the Bibi Khanym Mosque. Enjoy a brief stroll through the colorful Siab bazaar. Our next we visit is the necropolis of Shakhi Zinda with the finest works in glazed ceramic and unique Observatory of Ulugbek, Timur’s grandson. Enjoy BBQ lunch at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 4, FRI:   SAMARKAND – OXUS ADVENTURE ECO RESORT
Visit to the Mausoleum of Timur, admire marble and onyx interior and its gold ceiling. Visit the site of Afrosiab and its Museum. Lunch at the restaurant, taste famous Uzbek «manty». Drive to the yurt camp (230 km) located on the shore of the Aydarkul lake. Enjoy camel ride (15 min per person), relax in a sunset or take a walk in the remote surroundings of steppes and dunes. Dinner (vodka is included). Experience the comfort of a well-appointed yurt (4-5 beds/yurt).
OXUS ADVENTURE ECO RESORT

Accommodation: 10 yurts decorated with tradional fabrics and carpets. Each yurt can accommodate up to 4 - 5 persons; single yurt is on request basis only, depending on availability. Yurts are equipped with beds; linens (bed coverings, pillows, towels) are provided. The two sanitary blocks are supplied with cold/hot water, 4 individual shower cabins, 4 toilets.
Meals are served in the nearby restaurant.
Oxus camp has 10 comfortable wooden chalets, twin room with bathrooms.

OXUS ADVENTURE ECO RESORT

DAY 5, SAT:   OXUS ADVENTURE ECO RESORT – NURATA – BUKHARA
Today we drive to Bukhara (330 km). On our way we stop in the town of Nurata, where we have lunch, and also at Rabat-i-Malik caravanserai, in Gijduvan - famous for its ceramics and at the Vabkent minaret.Overnight at hotel.

DAY 6, SUN:   BUKHARA
Visit to Lyabi Khauz square with its splendid madrassahs. Take a walk under the ancient trading domes and enjoy bazaars full of various traditional articles and souvenirs. Lunch at local house, cook «plov» - traditional dish, with Uzbek family. Continue on to the splendid Poi Kalyan complex and Samanids Mausoleum, the treasure of Islamic architecture in Central Asia. Attend folk performance at Nodir Begi madrassah. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 7, MON:   BUKHARA
We begin the day with exploration of Citadel Ark, residence of Emirs; Chashma-Ayub shrine known for its curative source; Chor Minor, a colorful madrassah with four peculiar looking towers. Lunch at restaurant with master class of «Navruz Kebab», one of the unique dishes of the Uzbek cuisine. Afternoon at leisure.Overnight at hotel.

DAY 8, TUE:    BUKHARA – KHIVA
Drive to Khiva across the Kyzylkum desert (450 km, 7-8 hrs). Lunch at a roadside cafe. Arrival in Khiva. Perhaps, take a stroll in the old town enjoying its magical aura. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 9, WED:   KHIVA
All day visit of the inner old town, Ichan Kala, which gives the exact appearance of the Middle Ages oriental town. Enjoy the famous Khorezm dish «Shivet Oshi» for the lunch at the ancient madrassah. Overnight at hotel.

DAY 10, THU:  KHIVA – URGENCH TASHKENT
Morning at leisure for personal discoveries. Enjoy lunch at local restaurant.
Flight to Tashkent. Arrival and accommodation at hotel. Overnight at hotel.


DAY 11, FRI:   TASHKENT
Transfer to the airport for your next destination

PRICE OF TOUR IS BASED ON ACCOMMODATION AT THE FOLLOWING HOTELS:

Hotel base: Samarkand “Orient Star” 3* / similar 2 o/n
  Ayrdarkul Lake “Oxus Camp” yurts (4-5 pax per yurt) 1 o/n
  Bukhara “Asl” 3* / “Minzifa” 3* / similar 3 o/n
  Khiva “Orient Star Khiva” 3* 2 o/n
  Tashkent “Shodlik Palace” 4*/ similar 1 o/n

DATES OF GUARANTEED DEPARTURES FOR 2018:
MINIMUM 2 PERSONS / MAXIMUM 16 PERSONS

 
MIDDLE SEASON HIGH SEASON
 19.06 – 29.06.2018
 10.07 – 20.07.2018
 21.08 – 31.08.2018 
 03.04 – 13.04.2018
 24.04 – 04.05.2018
 01.05 – 11.05.2018
 11.09 – 21.09.2018
 09.10 – 19.10.2018

PRICE PER PERSON: 

855 /pax (double/twin share)
975 /pax (single room except yurt stay)

PRICE PER PERSON:

889 /pax (double/twin share)
1010 /pax (single room except yurt stay) 

PRICE OF TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Accommodation on double/twin base at above mentioned hotels;
  • Tourist tax;
  • Meal base: Half-board: 10 breakfasts + 9 lunches + 1 dinner in yurts;
  • Bottled water – 1 l/person/day;
  • Ticket for domestic flight Urgench/Tashkent;
  • A/C transportation for all transfers, drives and city tours: car for 2 persons, 10-12 seated minibus for 3-6 persons, 18 seated bus for 7-9 persons, 30-35 seated bus from 10 persons;
  • ENGLISH-speaking local guides in each city for excursion time only, national guide throughout from 8 pax;
  • All excursions and entrance fees to monuments as indicated in the program;
  • Folklore performance in Bukhara

PRICE OF TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • International flight’s ticket;
  • Visa fee for Uzbekistan;
  • Visa support fee;
  • Supplement for dinners (8 dinners) – 95 €/person;
  • All personal expenses: payment for photo and video cameras at monuments;
  • Luggage overweight;
  • Tips for guides & drivers & porters at hotels
For more detailed program, information and rates please contact us on office@tour-orient.com
(*Mandatory fields)
Initials*:
Counrty*:
Your message*: