Classic Uzbekistan+extraordinary places tour, min 2 px
Day 1: Tashkent – Khiva.
Arrival to Tashkent
Early morning transfer to local airport for flight to Urgench (1093 km, 1 h 40 min). Arrive in Urgench, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min). Later proceed for guided walking sightseeing tour. Spend a day in Itchan-Kala Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad khan Madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Kunya-Ark, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islam-Khoja. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5 hours
Day 2: Khiva – Bukhara
In the morning depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara (480 km, 7-8 h*). Today we will have an overland transfer from Khiva to Bukhara through Kyzylkum desert**. Caravans on the Great Silk Road carrying porcelain and spices used the same route for hundreds of years. Arrive in Bukhara late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Time for rest and overnight at the hotel.
*Since there is only one cafe on the way, you might want to consider preparing a packed lunch before this trip.
**Some parts of the road are not in the best condition.
Day 3: Bukhara
Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Have overnight train to Samarkand.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 4: Samarkand
Meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby to start city tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur-Emir Mausoleum, the final resting place of the Turco-Mongol emperor, Timur. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 5. Early in the morning after breakfast, drive to Zamin visit to waterfall “sharshara” and through zigzag road we drive to scenic plateau “Sufa”, spring water “Sherbulak” and thousand year old tree “ming yillik archa” where we have picnic lunch. After rest we start our hiking (H=2400m) where the road bends to the spring water. We go down to the village not far from the resort on the way.we visit to walnut “Boboyongok” which is 700 years old. (L=12km ;) On the way returning to Tashkent we stop for panoramic view of “водохранилища” (water reservoir). Accommodation in guest house. Dinner
Day 6 Zamin - Tashkent
Departure Zamin and drive to Tashkent ( 280 km, 3.5 hours). Start sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman has been preserved. Explore Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center to walk through Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 7 Tashkent - Beldersay - Tashkent
Transfer to the Beldersay valley to the merge of Beldersay and Mramornaya rivers (75 km, 2 h). This is the start point of our hiking (1550 m above the sea level). Having said goodbye to our driver and left for a back attributes of a civilization we will start to walk up along the left bank of the Mramornaya River. After 1,5 hour of quite pleasant walking we will reach a small birch grove, pictorially located on the bank of the mountain river. Short rest and we start 45 minutes long ascent to Urta-Kumbel Pass (1820 m above sea level). Ascent usually takes 45 minutes and we find ourselves in the saddle of the pass. What a great view! We can see the valley of Beldersay River, Chet-Kumbel Pass and the way, which leads to it. Flat descent will lead us to the small grove, located on the bank of Beldersay, where we will have lunch.
After lunch we will continue our walking and go up to the saddle of the Chet-Kumbel Pass (1850 m). The panoramic view from the pass allows us to see the Valley of Nurekata River and the top of Big Chimgan (3309 m). Having admired by the view we will start to go down to the Beldesay cable car station and the road where our minibus will be waiting for us (1550 m). 16:30 - 18:00 Return to Tashkent.
Transfer to the hotel for overnight.
Day 8: Tashkent – Departure
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.
All transfers 2 pax on SUV, 3-7 pax on van/minivan
Accommodation in 3* based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
Sightseeing tour program with English speaking guides in each country;
Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
Economy class tickets for flight
Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
Full board (lunches and dinners);
Hotel charges for additional services;
Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa at Tashkent International Airport (60-80 USD);
Personal travel insurance;
Tips to the Tour Leader;
International flight tickets
For a confirmed booking, a deposit of (10%) is required. Deposit is paid by credit card (secure payment via Stripe, no credit card fees). The remaining balance can be paid in cash upon start of the trip - unless Host & Traveler agree on different payment methods.
Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.