Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour 7


Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour 7, Uzbekistan.

Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour
Destination: Uzbekistan
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Tashkent- Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent
Welcome to Tour 7.Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the capital of Uzbekistan to explore its most prominent sights such as the main square. It is also known as the Independence square that was made as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then you will have a chance to walk along the local Broadway, a walking street between independence square and Amir Timur square. After it you will have a chance to ride in one of the most beautiful subways in the world, the Tashkent metro. The first line of it was opened in 1977. Don't miss the chance to see the old part of the city where Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum are situated. The main sight in tours to Uzbejkistan is the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph that 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)
You will have a morning flight to Nukus. Upon arrival you will have an excursion in the Museum of Savitsky where you will witness the masterwork of forbidden art of 20th century. The works of Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group that was collected by the curator of the museum sometimes for free. He carefully preserved and finally exhibited them in this remote central Asian art-house. Then the tour will go to the Mizdakhan necropolis that was an ancient city many centuries ago. It is interesting to note that sight 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)
During the Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour 8 your route will go to Aral Sea and will take 9 hours to drive through Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. You will have a break in tour to visit Gaur-Kala Fortress ("fortress of the infidels") of 4th century. The walls of the fortress are ten meters in height but inside of them are not possible to identify. You will arrive to Aral Sea is a little bit before the dusk. Driver will pitch a camp until you explore surroundings. Enjoy your open air dinner. Overnight is in tents.

Day 4: Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus (440 km, 9 hours)
During the travel you will have a lot of opportunities to take picturesque photos of nature and sights. In the morning you will bead on to Ustyurt canyons and farther to Muinak through the dried bottom of the sea. Upon arrival to Muynak town you will see the one of the best examples of the ecological disaster in the region. This city used to be the largest Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. Moreover you will be bale to see 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)
You will have a morning drive to Khiva. In course of the tour you will be informed that it is the oldest city in Uzbekistan. Here you will witness the history that has some relations to the legendary Khorezmshah's State, the capital of which used to be in Urgench before. In the 10th century Khiva is mentioned as a major trading center on the Silk Road. This place was major point of the Grade Silk Road on the way to China and back. In the past people witnessed the endless stream of trading caravans until the gates were opened. Today you can see the heritage that was preserved and passed for generations. During the tour you will see two majestic fortresses that are known as Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. Talkiing about Ayaz Qala of 4th century you will learn that it used to be an ancient castle of Khorezm that was erected for legendary warrior-slave Ayaz, a Turkic folklore hero. Tuprak Qala can be translated as the ‘clay fort', was the royal city of Khorezmian ruler Artav that existed in 1 or 2-century AD. It was occupied until 6th century AD. This city became stays without people due to constants wars and invasions. Night is in a hotel in Khiva.

Day 6: Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent (flight)
In the morning you will start your travel to the most prominent sights of the oldest city of Uzbekistan. You will visit its inner city that encircled by strong wall, the famous Ichan-Qala. Inside of this prominent site you will see the centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses. All these sights made Ichan-Qala unique city-monument. Here you will be able to explore at least 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. Ichan-Qala was announced to be a historical and architectural conservation area in 1969. Moreover you will see the Kunya-Ark fortress of the 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan as well as the Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an incredible sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. In the evening you will have a flight to Tashkent. Enjoy great tours in Uzbekistan. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.

Price per person:
02 pax - 815 $
04 pax - 695 $
06 pax - 640 $
08 pax - 595 $
10 pax - 575 $
Single - 60 $

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

*Half board - 50 $
*Full board - 85 $
*Entrance fees - 35 $ available with escort guide only

Local guides - 160 $ per group
Escort guide - 400 $ per group

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

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums