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Uzbekistan Explorer Tour

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Dates

Rates:

Per person in USD:

$ 1,950.00 (double occupancy)
$ 2,450.00 (single occupancy)

Dates:

ALL YEAR ROUND
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Hotels:

Tashkent (3 nights) Tashkent Palace or similar
Samarkand (2 nights) Konstantin or similar
Bukhara(2 nights) Devon Begi or similar

Included:

Hotel accommodations at 4* hotels
Full Board Meals (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
Bottled water (1 lt per person per day)
All land Transfers with A/C car
Internal Flights
Accompany of private guide/escort
Private guided sightseeing
All entrance Fees per program
Show program in Tashkent and Bukhara

Itinerary:

Day 1  : Arrival to Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Welcome to Tashkent! You are about to begin your amazing Uzbekistan tour! Upon your arrival you will be met by our representative and transferred to hotel for check in and rest. We’ll have a welcome dinner at 7PM with short introduction about Uzbekistan – one of the most developed states in the Central Asia, occupying a bit more than 11% of its territory. Main branches of industry of the republic are cotton growing, silk production, fruit and vegetable production and irrigation construction. Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 2  : Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

After breakfast at the hotel, a full day of sightseeing of Uzbekistan’s capital city Tashkent. While full day of sightseeing in Tashkent for many travelers seem as a necessary stopover en route to the dream destinations, this historical city holds many unexpected surprises. First half of the day we’ll visit old part of the city: Khast Imam Complex which displays unique Osman Koran thought to be the world’s oldest Koran. Chorsu bazaar- is one of the oldest, biggest bazaars of Tashkent. Madrasah Kukeldash – is a significant architectural sightvof the 16 century. After lunch we will continue on to modern part of the city: Independent square (Mustakillik) the main square of Tashkent, flanked by largest public buildings and walls of fountains. A. Navoi theatre square built in 1947 by Japanese prisoners in World War 2. Visits to museum of Amir Temur and museum of Handcraft Art will end our excursion of Tashkent, and we’ll have dinner at one of the local restaurants and overnight at hotel in Tashkent.

Day 3  : Tashkent – Samarkand – 190 mi(Uzbekistan)

After breakfast we will drive to world famous Samarkand located 190 mi from Tashkent. The road to Samarkand is via Syrdarya and Jizzakh provinces and takes approximately 4 hours. We will arrive to Samarkand in the afternoon, check in to hotel and have lunch at Paper Mills Factory where we’ll have a presentation of paper production from mulberry tree. After short rest we’ll start our excursion of Samarkand by visiting: Afrasiyob Museum, Central bazaar of Samarkand- Siyobian where we’ll taste famous round bread (non) made only in Samarkand.After dinner at one of the local restaurants we’ll transfer to hotel for overnight in Samarkand.

Day 4  : Samarkand (Uzbekistan)

After breakfast at the hotel today we’ll have a full day sightseeing of Samarkand. Visit heart of the city – Registan Square which played great role in commercial and scientific life of the time. Gur Emir Mausoleum – mausoleum for the males of Temurid’s dynasty, real masterpiece of Central Asian architecture. Ulugbek’s observatory – dated to 1428 - 1429 – known as biggest observatory of the East with best equipment to the time. Shaki Zinda Necropolis in the northern outskirts of Samarkand. Bibi – Khanum Mosque construction of which started in 1399 after Victorian campaign of Temur to India. After this long day, we’ll have dinner at one of the local restaurants and overnight in Samarkand.

Day 5  : Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Bukhara –240 mi (Uzbekistan)

After breakfast at the hotel, we depart Samarkand for Bukhara with stop at a birthplace of Temurlane – city Shakhrisabz. Once an important stop on Great Silk Poad, Shakhrisabz takes us back to over one thousand years of history. The road from Samarkand to Shakhrissabz is 90 mi, through the mountains ranges Aman Kutan, through a range of orchards, fertile fields and vineyards. Upon arrival to Shakhrissabz, we visit the imposing Ak – Saray, the white palace which was Temurlane’s favorite and most ambitious undertaking in his home town. Next highlight of Shakhrisabz is Kok Gimbaz Mosque – built by Ulugbek, near the original mausoleums of Sheikh Shamsuddin Kulal, teacher and spiritual mentor of Temur’s father Amir Taragay. After lunch in Shakhrisabz we continue on our way to Bukhara which will take almost 4 hours. Upon arrival to Bukhara, we’ll accommodate at the hotel and head for dinner in one of the local restaurants. Today we’ll overnight in Bukhara.

Day 6  : Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

After breakfast we’ll have a full day of sightseeing of this ancient city. Bukhara is one of most historically rich cities on the Great Silk Road attracting attention of thousands of people with its unique heritage. Today we’ll visit: Samanid’s dynasty mausoleum known to be one of the best architectural samples of the Samanids period (875 - 999). Chashma Ayub Mausoleum – legend say is it of Prophet Jove. Bolo – Khauz Mosque. The Ark Forteress – Citadel is the most ancient memorial of Bukhara, on archeological matter dated to the 3rd century B.C. Kalon Complex – consists of minaret, Mosque and Madrasah both of which are still active. Magoki Attori Mosque. Ulugbek and Abdulazizi Khan madrasahs. Next we’ll visit most popular place of Bukhara – reservoir Lyabi Khauz complex built in 1620 by khans’ dignitary Nodir Devan Begi. We’ll end the day with a dinner at the local restaurant followed by a show program. Today we’ll overnight in Bukhara.

Day 7  : Bukhara (Uzbekistan)

After breakfast we’ll continue second full day of sightseeing in Bukhara: visiting Chor Minor memorial, former summer palace of Bukhara Emir Said Olimkhan – last Emir of Bukhara, Sitora – iMokhi – Khosa, Museum of Decorative Applied Art. After lunch we’ll take a 30 mi drive to Gijduvan, where we’ll visit Abdulla’s pottery house where we’ll be offered short presentation and a cup of tea. We’ll be back to Bukhara in time for dinner. After dinner transfer to tha airport for flight to Tashkent by HY1328 at 21:30 (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday). Upon arrival to Tashkent, we’ll accommodate in hotel for overnight and rest. Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 8  : Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Today is the last day of the tour; we’ll have breakfast at the hotel and arrange transfer to the airport for your flight home. End of tour.

Notes:


*Meals: Breakfast at the hotel. Lunch/Dinner consists of: 1 salad, 1 soup, 1 entrée, bread, tea.