Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour 6

 

Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour 6, Uzbekistan.

Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour 6
Destination: Uzbekistan
Duration: 11 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent


Day 1: Tashkent
The Tour 6 will start upon arrival to the airport. Driver will meet and accompany you to the capital of Uzbekistan where you will explore the main square of the country, the Independence square. This sight was made as a token of victory over fascism in World War II. After it you will have a walk through the famous local Broadway that is known as the street that separates Independence square and Amir Timur square. After it you will have an excursion in the famous Tashkent metro the first line of which was opened in 1977. In course of the Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour 7 you will explore the old part of the city like Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The min sight in tours to Uzbekistan is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph who was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. His blood spred over the Quran that you still can see on its pages. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent- Nukus (morning flight)
The Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour 7 will continue with the morning flight to Nukus. Upon arrival you will have a guided city tour. In course of the tour you will be able to have an excursion in the Museum of Savitsky. Here you will witness the masterpieces of forbidden art of 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. You will be impressed to know that the curator of the museum collected the banned works from persecuted soviet artists by buying or getting them for free in 1960. He carefully preserved and after sometime exhibited them in this remote central Asian art-house. Later on you will head on to the other destination of the tour such as Nukus to see Mizdakhan necropolis. This sight used to be an ancient city centuries ago that was continuously captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea (420 km, 9 hours)
The route of the travel will go to Aral Sea the road to which will take 9 hours and will go through following route: Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. During the tor you will explore the Gaur-Kala Fortress ("fortress of the infidels") of 4th century. The height of this sight reaches ten meters that preserved till our days a few strongholds. But it is impossible to tell what was inside of it. You will arrive to Aral Sea is a little bit before the dusk. Driver will pitch a camp until you explore the surroundings. Overnight is in tents.

Day 4: Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus (440 km, 9 hours)
In course of the tour you will have a lot of photo stops to capture the breathtaking view of nature. You will have a morning drive to the impressive Ustyurt canyons and farther to Muinak through the dried bottom of the sea. Upon arrival you will have an opportunity to witness the best example of the ecological disaster in the region. It was once the largest Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. The you will head on to the graveyard of ship in ex-shore of the Aral Sea and town museum. After visits drive to Nukus. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 5: Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva (290 km, 6 hours)
The destination of the ravel for today is Khiva. This city is known as the most ancient city in Uzbekistan that will impress you by its ancient history and fascinating sites the history of which has a close connection to the legendary Khorezmshah's State. The capital of this state was in Urgench before. During the tour you will know that in the 10th century Khiva was klnown as the major trading center of the Silk Road. Because of it was possible to witness the endless chain of caravans. You will be impressed to see the preserved sights that were cherished through generation. Here you will be bale to visit two famous fortresses: Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. Ayaz Qala is an ancient castle of Khorezm that was named in honor of warrior slave Ayaz, a Turkic folklore hero. It was made in II century AD. Tuprak Qala, means ‘clay fort', was the royal city of Khorezmian ruler Artav of 1 or 2-century AD. It was occupied until 6th century AD. Continues wars and invasions exhausted the city and remained it without any sign of life. Night is in a hotel in Khiva.

Day 6: Khiva city tour
Today you will have a wonderful sightseeing tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It will be inside of Ichan-Qala, the inner city in Khiva rounded with strong walls. Centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses transformed Ichan-Qala into unique city-monument. Ichan-Qala consists of over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala was designated a historical and architectural conservation area. The most remarkable sites in it are the Kunya-Ark fortress dating back to 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an incredible sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Khiva - Bukhara (440 km, 7 hours)
Morning train to the famous city Bukhara. Upon arrival you will know that it possesses 140 architectural monuments due to which it was given another name "town museum" of the Middle Ages. You will be impressed to observe the city that is made of narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments that were made in different epochs, but locate very close to each other. The road from Khiva to Bukhara goes through famous Kizilkum desert. Moreover you will have an opportunity to enjoy the view of Amu Darya river. It is known as the deepest river in Central Asia that was formed by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan and flowing into Aral See. Upon arrival in Bukhara you will have free time. Night is in a hotel.

Day 8: Bukhara
In course of the travel you will continue to explore this prominent and ancient city of Uzbekistan. During the tour you will visit the most ancient citadel in the city that was made in the 4th century. Citadel Ark was used as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. After it is the master piece of architecture the Samanids mausoleum of 9th -10th century. Later on you will be transferred to Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque that is known as the mosque of forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. After it you will walk along thaw shopping malls as well as explore the one of the most interesting sights of Bukhara that is known as the Nodir Divan Begi. Moreover it is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. In the end of the tour you will visit the Poi Kalon complex, the unique sample of architectural art of Bukhara that is made of three structures of the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.

Day 9: Bukhara - Samarkand (290 km, 3.5 hrs)
The day will start your transfer to Samarkand city that is located in the Samarkand in the valley of the river Zerafshan. You will be impressed to know that the city is the second largest city of Uzbekistan with the age similar to cities of Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square will mesmerize you by its complex of three fascinating Madrasahs of 15-17th centuries. Then is the Shakhi-Zindeh that is known due to the huge collection of mausoleums of 11th-15 centuries. Moreover this sight is part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his success in India. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 10: Samarkand - Tashkent (train)
Today you will explore other sights of the city that is known by its interesting history. The first destination to visit is the Ulughbek observatory. This prominent building was built in 15th century by order of Ulughbek who is known as one of the most famous Samarkand rulers and scientists. With the help of this observatory he created "Zidji Guragoni" catalog in 1437 where you can find information about 1018 celestial bodies. His son killed him. Later on you will see the local Broadway surrounded where you can visit the souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. After it you will explore national bazaar Siabthat is also known as the where it is easy to find the traditional handmade products and local sweets. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent is by train. We will be glad to organize worthy tours to Uzbekistan. Night is in the hotel.

Day 11: Flight
Transfer to airport.


Price per person:
02 pax - 1 075 $
04 pax - 915 $
06 pax - 845 $
08 pax - 815 $
10 pax - 770 $
Single - 100 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $

*Half board - 75 $
*Full board - 135 $
*Entrance fees - 75 $ available with escort guide only

Local guides - 220 $ per group
Escort guide - 580 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
Aral Sea - "Tents"
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Tashkent - Nukus flight from 90 $