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Guaranteed Departure to Uzbekistan: The Silk Road Tour



Route: Tashkent – Samarkand – Aydarkul Lake - Nurata – Bukhara – Khiva/Urgench – Tashkent

Duration: 11 days/9 nights

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DAY 1/2, TUE/WED  ARRIVE TASHKENT – SAMARKAND

Palace of Prince Romanov (XIX c), TashkentUpon 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.)). 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

Registan square (XV-XVII cc), SamarkandA 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. Lunch at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel.


 
DAY 4, FRI  SAMARKAND – YURT CAMP

Yurt campVisit to the Mausoleum of Timur, admire marble and onyx interior and its gold ceiling. Visit the site of Afrosiab and its Museum. This afternoon, enjoy lunch at the local restaurant, taste the favourite dish of the region - “manty” (local dumplings). 
After lunch we drive to the yurt camp located at the shore of the Aydarkul Lake (230 km /app. 4 hrs drive). Enjoy short camel ride (15-20 min per person), or simply or take a walk in the remote surroundings of steppes and dunes.
Dinner at the camp restaurant (vodka is included).
Overnight in yurts. Experience the comfort of a well-appointed yurt (beds).
DAY 5, SAT  YURT CAMP – NURATA – BUKHARA

Ceramic workshop in GijduvanToday 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

National dish plovVisit 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

Chor Minor madrassah (XIX c), BukharaWe 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 «Navruz Kebab», one of the unique dishes of the Uzbek cuisine. Afternoon at leisure.Overnight at hotel.

 



DAY 8, TUE  BUKHARA – KHIVA

Take in the undulating landscape of Central Asia and drive to Khiva across the Kyzylkum desert (450 km/ app.7-8 hrs). This journey presents an unprecedented opportunity to view this arid landscape and glimpse the sheep farmers or hunters roaming across it. Lunch en-route. Arrival in Khiva. Overnight at hotel.





DAY 9, WED  KHIVA

Ichan Kala (inner town), KhivaAll 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. 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
DATES OF GUARANTEED DEPARTURES 2021:
MINIMUM 2 PERSONS / MAXIMUM 16 PERSONS

 
Month Dates Price
April 06.04/16.04 € 849
27.04/07.05 € 849
May 11.05/21.05 € 849
25.05/04.06 € 849
 June 15.06/25.06 € 815
July 13.07/23.07 € 815
August 03.08/13.08 € 815
17.08/27.08 € 815
September  07.09/17.09 € 849
October 12.10/22.10 € 849
26.10/05.11 € 815

Hotel base:
Samarkand Orient Star 3*/ similar     2 o/n
Aydarkul Lake Yurt camp      1 o/n
Bukhara Lyabi House 3*/ similar     3 o/n
Khiva Orient Star Khiva 3*/ similar     2 o/n
Tashkent Shodlik Palace 4*/ similar     1 o/n
 
PRICE OF TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Accommodation on double/twin base at above mentioned hotels;
  • Meal base: Half-board: 10 breakfasts + 9 lunches + 1 dinner in yurts;
  • A/C transportation for all transfers, drives and city tours;
  • ENGLISH-speaking local guides in each city for excursion time only, national guide throughout from 8 persons;
  • All excursions and entrance fees to monuments as indicated in the program;
  • Folklore performance in Bukhara

PRICE OF TOUR DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • International flights;
  • Visa for Uzbekistan (visa free regime for 78 countries or e-visa);
  • Ticket for domestic flight Urgench/Tashkent - €70-95 per person;
  • Tourist tax - €29 per person;
  • Supplement for dinners (8 dinners) - €97 per person;
  • All personal expenses;
  • Luggage overweight;
  • Gratuities for guides/drivers/hotel porters

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