Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour 8


Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour 8, Uzbekistan.

Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour
Destination: Uzbekistan
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus - Khiva
- Shavat

Day 1: Tashkent
We will be glad to meet you in Tour 8. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to Independence square that was erected as a token of victory over fascism in World War II. After it you will have an opportunity to explore the local Broadway. It is a street that separates Independence square and Amir Timur square. After it you will have an opportunity to have a ride in the famous of its beauty the Tashkent metro. The first line of this sight was opened in 1977. After it you will continue your tour by visiting the old part of the city to enjoy the Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The main attraction os the tours in Uzbekistan is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. that belonged to Othman Ibn Affan. He used to be the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad) who was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. His blood is can be found on pages even nowadays. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Nukus (morning flight)
During the Travel in Uzbekistan: Tour 9 you will have a morning flight to Nukus. Upon arrival you will eenjoy the guided city tour where you will visit the Museum of Savitsky. Here you will be able to witness the masterpieces of forbidden art of 20th century Russian avant-garde. You will enjoy the works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group that were collected by curator of the museum by buying or getting for free in 1960s. After time passed he finally exhibits them in this remote central Asian art-house. Later on you will head on to visit the Mizdakhan necropolis that used to be an ancient city and 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)
In course of the tour you will travel to Aral Sea and it will take 9 hours to reach it. The route will go through Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. You will have a break at the Gaur-Kala Fortress that is also known as the "fortress of the infidels". This sight was built in fourth century B.C. You will be amazed to see the walls that reach 10 meters but it is impossible to say what was inside of them. Upon arrival to Aral Sea is a little bit before the dusk. Driver will pitch a camp until you explore the surroundings. Enjoy your open air dinner. 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 chances to take breathtaking photos of nature and sights. You will have a morning head on to the Ustyurt Canyons and Muinak the road to which will go through the dried bottom of the sea. Upon arrival you will be amazed to see one of the striking examples of the ecological disaster in the region. This city used to be the largest Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. Here you will also will have an excursion 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 - Khiva (290 km, 4 hours)
In course of the tour you will travel to Khiva. During the tour you will know that it is the most ancient city in Uzbekistan full of history and fascinating sites, the history of which closely related to the legendary Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench. It is worthy to note that it was known as a major trading center on the Silk Road in the 10th century. Here you will be bale to explore the main sights of this old and prominent city. The tour will be in the inner city of Khiva, the Ichan-Qala. At first you will see strong walls that protect the city and inside of the you will be impressed to see the centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses transformed Ichan-Qala into unique city-monument. Ichan-Qala will impress you with the more than 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala was announced as the historical and architectural conservation area where you will be able to enjoy the main sight of tours to this city that is known as Kunya-Ark fortress of the 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 6: Khiva - Shavat (60 km)
Transfer to Shavat border, continue to Turkmenistan.

Price per person:
02 pax - 785 $
04 pax - 660 $
06 pax - 590 $
08 pax - 560 $
10 pax - 540 $
Single - 50 $

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

*Half board - 40 $
*Full board - 75 $
*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