Name of tour: Fabulous flavor of the East
Length: 8 days and 7 nights
Overnight stays: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand
Day 1: Tashkent
After arrival you will meet the driver at Tashkent international airport. Then you will drive to the capital Tashkent. You will have today the highlight tour where you will explore the amazing attractions. You will start the tour with the Independence square is the main square of the country surrounded by green alleys and beautiful sights and fountains. Then you will head on to the colorful street the local Broadway, where you will explore the souvenir shops, local cafes and incredible works of local artists. Further you will explore the fabulous Tashkent metro where you will have a ride and discover the fascinating architecture. This metro was opened in 1977. The tour continues with exploring the old parts of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex where you will see several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. This day you will be impressed by the oldest Quran Qopy that was found in 8th century and named as Othman Quran. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva (morning flight)
Today you will have a flight to fascinating Urgench and then travel to Khiva. Our company is happy to provide you such wonderful tour. Today you will explore the enchanting and priceless monument of Khiva- the inner city called Ichan-Qala, with big walls. You are going to explore old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses changed Ichan-Qala into wonderfull open air museum. Travelling here you will have a chance to explore over 400 traditional dwelling houses and 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala became a historical and architectural conservation area. Today you will aslo have a chance to fascinate Kunya-Ark fortress (17th century), found by Muhammad Arang Khan. The tour continues with exploring Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. You will know that they are mesmerizing sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 3: Khiva – Bukhara
This day you will transfer to the holy city Bukhara. You are going to admire the incredible sites and there are located more than 140 architectural monuments found in the middle Ages. You will marvel and wander along narrow streets, green parks and gardens as well as historical and architectural monuments belong to different epochs and close to each other. This day you will travel via the fabulous Kizilkum desert from Khiva to Bukhara. Today you will also have the opportunity to discover Amu Darya river, that is the largest river in Central Asia, originated by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan. After arrival to Bukhara you will rest. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
This day you will explore the amazing sites of Bukhara. And the first destination of the day will be Citadel Ark that is the ancient site of Bukhara and belongs to the 4th century. This place served as the Palace of the Bukhara emirs, where they ruled. Then you will explore Samanids mausoleum! You are going to admire the art of architecture of 9th -10th centuries. You will go to Chashma Ayub where you will know that this place means as Job's well. And then you will get to Bolo-Hauz mosque where you will be admired by forty columns erected in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. You will walk along the amazing shops and buy some souvenirs. Then you will go to the wonderful site of Bukhara- Nodir Divan Begi where you will admire the fabulous architecture and this site was built in honor of vizier. The tour will finish with exploring Poi Kalon complex, where you will observe three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara – Shahrisabs – Samarkand
Our team is glad to provide you next day of the tour where you will transfer to the motherland of Amir Timur, the town of Shahrisabs. You will have today a wonderful sightseeing tour. You will observe the grandiose Ak Saray Palace, erected by Amir Timur. You will be amazed by the beautiful architecture and will be able to see such an inscription on the walls as: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". Then you will explore Jahongir mausoleum which built in the 14th and 15th centuries by the masters of Khorezm for the suddenly deceased twenty-two-year-old son Timur, it rises in the South-Western part of Shakhrisabz and is part of the memorial ensemble. Amir Temur's grief lasted for 30 years. During the tour you will discover the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes. All of Amir Timur's relatives are buried here. Then you will transfer to Samarkand. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand
After breakfast you will start the incredible tour in the fascinating city Samarkand. This city was formed 2500 years ago and has a long history, it is also the same age as Babylon and Rome. The city is located in the beautiful valley of the Zerafshan river. Today you will experience the bet sites as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square this is a beautiful square in Samarkand with magnificent madrassas dating back to the 15th and 17th centuries, and you will be impressed by the grandeur of the square. Then you will fascinate Shakhi-Zindeh where you will be amazed by a large collection of charming mausoleums, the beauty of which will enchant you and you will be able to enjoy the charm of the UNESCO World Heritage of 11-15 centuries. Bibi Khanum Mosque where you can see the beautiful mosque built in honor of Tamerlane's wife, the grandeur of the mosque will amaze any tourist. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand – Tashkent
You are going to continue adventure in Samarkand. Today you will explore such outstanding sight as Ulughbek observatory that dates back to the 15th century by Ulughbek. Ulughbek was one of the most powerful leaders and scientist o Samarkand. He could create the priceless work as the “Zidji Guragoni” catalog in 1437, which included information about 1018 celestial bodies. But he was killed by order of his own son. Then the tour route will take you to the local Broadway where you will observe shops, teahouses, and can buy sweets and workshops. During the tour you will explore the fascinating National bazaar Siab. Here you will feel the hospitality explore the amazing goods and buy Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. This day you will finish with carpet factory made by over 400 women that work by special traditional techniques. You will have a transfer in the evening to Tashkent by train. We promise you will like your tour. The night is in the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – Departure
Breakfast. Airport transfer. Flight for next destination.
Price per person:
02 pax – 730 $
04 pax – 565 $
06 pax – 485 $
08 pax – 500 $
10 pax – 465 $
Single – 105 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 40 $
Half board – 65 $
Full board – 110 $
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 60 $ per person
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva – 245 $ per group
English speaking escort guide – 475 $ per group
Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Porso” Hotel 3*
Khiva – “Old Khiva” Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Provision of drinking water
- Train tickets Samarkand – Tashkent
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Museum admissions