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Uzbekistan 16 days tour

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Tour itinerary: Tashkent – Nukus – Muynak – Khiva – Bukhara – Asraf – Samarkand – Kokand – Fergana – Margilan
Season: all the year round
Days: 16Nights: 15
Price: 1185 or more
Tour description:


16 days Uzbekistan tour on the route of Silk Road. You will see probably all the pearls of Uzbekistan, including Khiva, Aral Sea, you will visit Fergana Valley and kingdoms of handicraft - Rishtan & Margilan.

Day 1
Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Our driver will meet you holding a sign 'ANUR TOUR.' Transfer to the hotel.
Meet with our manager. You will have time to discuss the tour details with him.  
Resting time. Overnight.
Day 2
Tashkent - Nukus - Aral Sea -  Nukus
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport. 
Take a flight to Nukus. It will take 1h45m.
Arrival in Nukus. Come out of the terminal and meet with our driver. Drive to the Aral Sea coast. 
Arrival to the yurt camp, located the nearby Aral Sea. Resting time.
Overnight.
Day 3
Aral Sea - Muynak - Nukus

Breakfast

Drive to Nukus via Muynak.

Arrival in Muynak, which was the rich city in the delta of Amu-Darya and considered the gates to Uzbekistan from the sea. Nowadays there's only the cemetery of the Dead Sea.
We'll visit the City Museum of the history of Muynak and the Aral Sea. Take a small excursion around it, visiting the abandoned port, Ships Cemetary, Museum and a Mother Memorial. 

Continue driving to Nukus. 

Arrival. Transfer to the hotel. Resting time.

Overnight.

Day 4
Nukus - Khiva
Breakfast.

09:00 Meet a guide & driver in the lobby and transfer to the Savitsky Museum. Excursion to the museum.

Finish excursion. Start driving to Khiva. The road will take ~4 hours (202 km)

During the road, you'll visit Ayaz-kala & Toprak-kala. These two are fortresses of Ancient Khorezm and currently drowning in sands. All of them were built in ~4-7th century BCE, during the ages when Khorezm achieved its independence. 

Arrival in Khiva. Check-in the hotel.

Overnight.

  • Day 5
    Khiva

Breakfast.
  • 09:00 Meet with your guide in the hotel's lobby. Start your walking excursion in the old part of Khiva:
     – Ichan Kala known as “Inner town”. Ichan Kala which is the biggest open-air museum in Central Asia consists of the following architectural monuments: Ata Darbaza (West Gate), Kunya ArkMuhammad Rakhim-Khan Madrasah, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Kalta Minor Minaret, Jome Mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja Madrasah and Minaret, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, the last Khiva Khan Allakulikhan’s Madrasah and Tosh Hovli Palace where was the harem with 40 concubines, Caravanserai and Tim Allakulikhan.
    Finish your excursion. Back to the hotel. Free time.
    Overnight.
  • Day 6
    Khiva - Bukhara

    Breakfast in the hotel. 

    Departure to Bukhara by train 'Afrosiyob' or by car through the Kyzylkym desert. (depends on weather/schedule/tickets availability)

    Arrival in Bukhara. Transfer to the hotel, check-in.

    Overnight.

Day 7
Bukhara
Breakfast.
09:00 Meet your guide at the hotel's lobby and start WALKING excursion around Bukhara (4-5 hours):

– Ensemble Lyabi Hauz (Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa, Khanaka, Kukeldash Madrassa and the monument of Khodja Nasreddin);

– Magoki Attari Mosque is one of the oldest mosques survived in Bukhara from the time before the Mongolian invasion; 

– Abdullakhan’s Tim with numerous handicraft stores offering you souvenirs, ceramics, national clothes, and carpets; 

– Caravanserai Saifuddin (the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara);

– There are three trading places or so-called covered bazaars: Toki Sarrofon, Toki Telpak Furushon, and Toki Zargaron preserved from the XVI century. These bazaars were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy and purchase different souvenirs of a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets;

– Visit Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassas or so-called Kosh (pare) madrassas standing in front of each other with a distinctive style of facade ornamental decoration;

– Poi Kalon Square with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassa – the heart of Bukhara, a monumental complex impressing the imagination of every visitor;

- Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to I century BC where one can feel the history of the great fortress covered in beautiful legends and myths.

Optionally can be added by request: a quick visit to Samanids mausoleum (IX century), a monument of early medieval architecture with a local guide.

  • Finish your excursion. Back to the hotel. 
  • Overnight.
Day 8
Bukhara #2
Breakfast. Free day in Bukhara.
Day 9
Bukhara - Asraf
Breakfast. Departure to Samarkand via Asraf by car.
Take a walking excursion in Asraf. Once settled next to Nurata village where Alexander the Great had built his fortress, nowadays there are so few to see: Chashma Spring, petroglyphs, walking session to Nurata Mountains and of course, the fort itself. 
Finish excursion. Walk to the guesthouse, check-in.
Overnight.
Day 10
Asraf - Samarkand
Breakfast.
Continue driving to Samarkand. The road will take ~3 hours (190 km)
Arrival in Samarkand. Resting time.
Overnight.
Day 11
Samarkand
Breakfast. 
09:00 Meet with your guide & driver at the hotel's lobby and start excursion in Samarkand:
 – Gur Emir Mausoleum – a burial vault of Timur the Great and his descendants decorated with gold ornaments and considered as one of the most significant places in the world;
  • – Continue to the famous Registan Square – the heart of Samarkand and a real masterpiece of Central Asian medieval architecture consists of three grandiose buildings: Ulughbek Madrassa, Madrassa Sherdor, and Madrassa Tilla Kori.
  • – Bibi Khanim Mosque – the biggest medieval building in the city which was one of the most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world in 15 Century;
  • – Shahi Zinda Necropolis – unique complex of Mausoleums  formed by standing on both sides of the cenotaph (an imaginary grave) belonging to the Muslim person named Saint Abbas ibn-Kussam;
  • – Ulugbek’s Observatory – the finest astronomical centers in the medieval world was built by order of Ulugbek, an outstanding scholar and astronomer;
  • – Samarkand bazaar – Siyab.
  • Finish your excursion. Transfer back to the hotel. 
  • Overnight.
Day 12
Samarkand - Tashkent
Breakfast. Free morning. 
17:00 Departure to Tashkent by train 'Afrosiyob'. Arrival at 19:10 or by car.
Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight.
Day 13
Tashkent - Kokand - Fergana - 

07:00 Transfer to the railway station.
08:07 Departure to Kokand by train 'Afrosiyob.'
12:13 Arrival in Kokand. Meet with your guide & driver. Start sightseeing excursion in Kokand, observing local architectural mausoleums and handicraft heritage.
After - transfer to the Rishtan town. Get introduced to the local sights and masters.
Transfer to Fergana. Check-in the hotel. 
Overnight.
Day 14
Fergana - Margilan - Tashkent
Breakfast. 
Meet with your driver & guide in the hotel's lobby and start excursion in Fergana. 
After - drive to Margilan and take an excursion there too. 
16:48 Departure to Tashkent by train 'Afrosiyob.'
21:38 Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight.

Day 15
Tashkent

Breakfast. 

09:00 Meet with a guide & driver in the hotel's lobby and start the excursion in Tashkent (5-6 hours)
– 
Earthquake Memorial, the composition is devoted to the tragic date of earthquake in Tashkent on April 26, 1966, and is erected in the approximate place of the earthquake epicenter. Residents still come to the monument to honor those people who took a part in the reconstruction of Tashkent - the main square of Uzbekistan reflects the past, present, and future of the country; 

– Khast Imam Square – a religious center of the city consisting of the Barakkhan madrasah;

– Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and the library of Islamic Literature with the Holy Koran Book of the VII century. 

– Visiting the Chorsu market and drive back to the new city by metro. 

Continue excursion with visiting Independence Square. There are fountains standing for life energy of Uzbek people, the “Eternal flame" in honor of soldiers who died during the World War II,  the arch " Good and noble aspiration" crowned with birds of happiness and prosperity, a road "Ok Yul" (“Good way”) leading to Independence Monument and monument to Happy Mother that symbolize the hope for a great future.

One can often see the newly-weds who start a family and independent life walking through the arch of “Good and noble aspirations,” laying flowers at the monument of Happy Mother and Eternal flame.

– Theatre Square with the Opera House.

– Amir Temur Square

Finish your excursion. Transfer to the hotel. Resting time.

Overnight.

Day 16
Tashkent
Transfer to the airport. 
Departure to your home destination country by the closest flight.
End of the tour.
Accommodations:
Price:

Number of participants

Price in Standart

Price in Comfort

1 person

$2585

$2995

2-3 persons

$1590

$1870

4-5 persons

$1325

$1605

6-8 persons

$1185

$1465

Single supplement

+$345

+$495

Tour Price includes:
  • - Accommodation in standard twin - shared rooms;

  • - Meals: breakfast at hotels;

  • - All transfers as per program by comfortable tourist class transport including transfers to-from airport and train stations ;   

  • - English speaking professional licensed  local guides  (5 standard excursions);

  • - Single entry tickets to the sites, museums, mausoleums as per program;

  • - Train tickets Khiva- Bukhara  by standard train (economy class) OR transfer by car;  

  • - Train tickets Samarkand – Tashkent (economy class) by tourist train “Afrosiab”/”Sharq”;

  • - Tourist tax in the hotels per person;

Tour Price does not include:
  • - International air tickets to/from Tashkent; internal flight Tashkent - Nukus (economy class ~100 USD per person, subject to change);

  • - Photo/video fees (professional camera);

  • - Transport for walking city tours in Khiva and Bukhara, guide and transport service for free time and after the standard city tours;

  • - Meals: lunches and dinners; 

  • - Personal/travel insurance, portage, tips, personal expenses and other services not specified under “Tour Price Includes”.

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