All of Uzbekistan!
Day 1 Tashkent (05.04.18) Thu
20:45 pm arrival at Tashkent Airport meets& greets service outside of the arrival hall.The customs procedures will take about 1-1, 5 hours.The guests will be met by the local English speaking escort guide.Overnight in Tashkent
Day 2 Tashkent (06.04.18) Fri
Enjoy breakfast at hotel coffee shop.
Discover the Tashkent city. The old town and Victory Park, Independence Square Kukeldash Madrasa, the picturesque market Tchorsu ... Visit the Applied Arts Museum with rich collections of icons, ceramics and the royal costumes. The afternoon continued with visits Abdul Kasim madrassah currently occupied by artisans, Amir Temur's place (Tamerlane), where local artists are presented and metro Tashkent. .
Dinner and overnight in Tashkent.
Day 3 Tashkent-Samarkand (07.04.18) Sat
In the morning transfer to train station and take the fast train “Afrosiyob” to Samarkand at 08:00.
Along the way you will discover a landscape is quite varied which passes through the cotton fields, wheat, part of the Asian central steppe, but also bridges the Syrdarya River (the largest in the country), and that of the Zarafshan River You will also discover the mountains of Zarafshan in Djizakh region. Arriving in Samarkand at 10:00. In the train station meets& greets service outside of the arrival hall. Glimpse city tour and lunch at 13:00… Check in to the hotel and free time to rest.Evening sightseeing walk and dinner at the local restaurant and overnight in Samarkand
Day 4 Samarkand- Urgut - Samarkand (08.04.18) Sun
After breakfast drive to Urgut 45 km. Urgut is a district in Samarkand Province, which is famous for its ancient maples and bazaars. Visit its large market, (closed on Monday), visiting the holy place "Four plane" of which some trees are millennium.lunch then back to Samarkand. Free time.
Day 5 Samarkand (09.04.18) Mon
Gur Emir mausoleum - is one of the masterpieces of the Timurid architecture. The beauty of the mausoleum amazes its pilgrims for centuries, with its famous dome rib. This is based Amir Temur and his family members. Lunch in town. Visit of Afrosiab museum, which consists today consists huge lifeless hills north of the city of Samarkand, where once there was a flourishing life. Visit the Observatory Ulugbeg - one of the largest observatory of the Middle Ages. Visit Shakhi Zinda necropolis. "Shakhi Zinda" - which means in Persian "alive king". Cellar tour and wine tasting.
Discovery of the complex of Imam Bukhari, in Khartan campaign with the tomb of Abu Abdullah Mohammed Ismail Al-Bukhari.
Dinner and overnight in Samarkand.
Day 6 Samarkand (10.04.18) Tue
The whole day is dedicated to the discovery of the capital of Tamerlane'sempire. Samarkand is crossroad of the Silk Road, which connected China and India to the west of Europe. Alexander the Great, Genghis Khanand Tamerlane were his conquerors made it his capital. Its domes andblue mosaic still will subjugate today's travellers.
- The magnificent “Registon Square” with three Madrassahas (15th -17th cent), the noblest square in Central Asia,
- Bibi Hanum mosque
-Visit a silk carpet workshop and paper mill where visitors are able to watch the process of paper production.
-Theatre of Historical costume “El Merosi”, theatre that introduces national suits and costumes of the past years, representing lifestyle, traditions of the inhabitants of the region from the most ancient times up to now.
Day 7 Samarkand-Shakhrisabz (11.04.18) Wed
Breakfast before leaving at 9am to Shakhrisabz (90 km). Shakhrisabz is the hometown of Timur or Tamerlane. Shakhrisabz Free day for acclimatization, Dinner and overnight in Shakhrisabz
Day 8 Shakhrisabz (12.04.18) Thu
After enjoying breakfast at the hotel, You will discover the ruins of the White Palace - Ak Saray (. 14th century), the mosque of Imam Khazrati, all Dorut Tyllawat (the Abode of Reflexion), Dorus Saodat (the Abode of Power), the mausoleum Gumbazi Saidon (15 cen. ) and Gumbaz mosque Kouk (15 cen.).
Day 9 Shahrisabz (13.04.18) Fri
Breakfast at the hotel and visit Langar ota, Langar mountain village and the memorial Langar ota complex is located at the foot of the Zarafshan range in Kamashinsky area in Karshi region, and is situated 70 km to the south of Shakhrisabz. Dinner and overnight in Shakhrisabz.
Day 10 Shahrisabz–Termez (14.04.18) Sat
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and drive to Termez. Several millennia ago, during the bronze epoch, a brilliant civilization of Bactria has emerged which subsequently has become the centre of great cultures, symbiosis of civilizations of East and West. And almost in the centre of Bactria , Termez has settled down. Today Termez city is one of the most historical cities of Central Asia. Arrival in Termez and check-in to hotel.free time dinner and overnight
Day 11 Termez(15.04.18) Sun
Breakfast at the hotel and start sightseeing in ancient Buddhist center and one of the oldest cities in Central Asia – Termez.Ancient Termiz includes Qoratepa, Fayaztepa, Zurmala Mortar, Qirq-Qiz, Khakim at-Termiziy, Sultan-Saodat, KokildorKhonaqo, Djarqurgan Minaret, Kampirtepa. Visit Kokildor-Ota Khanaka, Fortress Kyrk-Kyz – a summer residence of Samani rulers, Sultan Saodat Ensemble, and Zurmala – Buddha's stupa. Continue to Buddhist archaeological sites of Kara-Tepe(Visit to Kara-Tepe is subject to approval by the State Border Committee.), Fayaz-Tepe and Mausoleum of Al-Hakim at-Termezi. Free time in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 Termez (16.04.18) Mon
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check-out from the hotel till noon. Continue guided tour in Termez. Drive north-east to see Kampyr-Tepe – Greco-Bactrian Kingdom fortress (35 km, 1 h.). Then visit Jarkurgan Minaret (30 km, 50 min.). Drive back to Termez, on the way enjoy views of Surkhan oasis and Friendship Bridge, which connects Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Visit Archaeology Museum to explore exhibits discovered on the territory of Termez and its surroundings. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 Termez-Bukhara (435km) (17.04.18) Tue
After breakfast drive to Bukhara. On the way some stops are planned to take pictures while passing endless Kyzil-Kum desert. Arrival to ancient Bukhara and check-in to hotel free time. Dinner and overnight.
Day 14 Bukhara (18.04.18) Wed
Bukhara has more than 140 architectural monuments which are located very close to each other. The city attracts thousands of tourists with its well-preserved oriental style. The city tour includes: Ismail Samani mausoleum (9th-10th century), the oldest building in the city and one of the most beautiful jewels of Uzbekistan, mausoleum Chashma Ayub then (12th-14th century) Bola Hauz (18th century) and the Citadel Ark.The symbol of the Bukhara Emirate stands in all its majesty on the square of Registan and recalls the terror of Mang'it time. Visit Chobakr Residence of the Khans of Bukhara, the Ark is as old as Bukhara itself.Dinner and overnight.
Day 15 Bukhara (19.04.18) Thu
After breakfast continue sightseeing walking tour in old part of Bukhara. Visit Bozori kord Hammam in Bukhara: It is considered one of the oldest working hammams in the world. You will have the chance of having a deep muscle massage in this oriental spa (Two hammams, one for woman and one for gentleman).
-Dinner at National House “Doston House” welcomes guests and offers to taste Uzbek dishes, cooked according to Uzbek traditions.
Day 16 Bukhara (20.04.18) Fri
Breakfast at the hotel and continue “Poi-Kalyan” Ensemble, “Kalyan” minaret - the main symbol of sacred Bukhara (12th c). Mir-I-Arab Madrasah, Trade domes of Bukhara “Toki” and Ulugbek Madrasah - one of the 3 madrassahs constructed by grandson of Tamerlan - Ulugbeg (15th c), Abdulaziz khan Madrassah.The architectural complex “Lyabi Khauz”- the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara (14-17th cc) and “ Nodir Divon Begi” madrassah (17th c),
Dinner and overnight
Day 17 Bukhara (21.04.18) Sat
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and drive outside of the city to visit Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace – a countryside residence of Bukhara emirs.( 20th c). Chor Bakr Necropolis- the magnificent architectural ensemble (15-16th cc)The Memorial complex of Naqshbandi
Dinner at local Restaurant
Day 18 Bukhara (22.04.18) Sun
Drive to a small city called Gigduvan which is famous for hand made porcelain souvenirs and have the chance to watch to process of making it.Free timeto experience the eastern oasis city which located on the ancient Silk Road. Bukhara city comes alive at night. People come outside and city streets become crowded . Dinner and overnight
Day 19 Bukhara-Khiva (23.04.18) Mon
475 km/ 6 to 6.5 hours to drive
After breakfast departure to Khiva at 8:30
During a hundred kilometers, we pass through the villages of the Khorezm region and through the desert Kizil Kum in (Red Sand). Some stops are planned for photos and lunch in one of the "Chaykhana" - Oasis cafe. On the way stop for little hiking to see Petroglyph which carved into the rocks drawing made by ancient people in the Neolithic period. Petroglyphs of Navoi were discovered in the 20th century, and has since continued to be an important subject of study archaeologists.The particular beauty of the desert, Asian center takes us back to the times of caravanners that crossed the sea of sand camel.
Arrive in Khiva late in the afternoon.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Day 20 Khiva (24.04.18) Tue
Discovery of Ichan Kala, the inner city, entrenched behind high walls of bricks. Khiva is probably the most intact town along the Silk Road in Central Asia. The whole day is devoted to visit the city museum. Ichan-Kala, Ota Darvosa, madrassah of Muhammad-Amin Khan and Kalta Minor minaret (19th century), etc.
Day 21 Khiva (25.04.18) Wed
Enjoy the breakfast and check-out the hotel. Start excursion in Itchan-Kala with Kunya Ark Citadel and Allakuli Khan madrasah. Lunch and continue the excursion with Mausoleum of Makhmud Pakhlavan, Tash-Khavli Palace.
Day 22 Khiva (26.04.18) Thu
Visit the historic monument of Turkmen "Oulli khovli" (17th century), 25 km from Khiva where lived a large Turkmen family. Participation in the construction of a yurt. Lunch at "Oulli khovli" then back to Khiva. Continued to explore the city: Djuma mosque (10-18century) DarvozaKosh, TachHaoulie and instead of Allah Khan coolie (18-19th century).
Dinner and overnight in Khiva .
Day 23 Khiva-Toprak Kala - Ayaz Kala -Nukus (27.04.18) Fri
Breakfast at the hotel.
Discovery of Khorezm remains (fortresses Kyzyl Kala, Touprak-Kala and Kala Chilpyk). Visit the remarkable archeological site, on the hills of Kyzyl Kum. Lunch in the yurt to Ayaz Kala. Arrival in Nukus in the late afternoon, free time for personal discovery of Nukus. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Nukus.
Day 24 Nukus-Tashkent (28.04.18) Sat
Visit the art museum "Savitsky." Then drive to the ancientfortresses on the road stop to take pictures and approach Tchilpyk Kala - the Tower of Silence. This round building has a diameter of 70 meters and a height of 15 meters.Dinner and transfer to Nukus International Airport to get the flight to Tashkent. Arrival to Tashkent and transfer to hotel and overnight in Tashkent.
Day 25Tashkent - Kokand (29.04.18) Sun
(235 km, 4 hour to drive)
Breakfast at Tashkent. In the morning drive to the Ferghana Valley via Kamtchik Pass (2110 m). On the road visit the monuments of Kokand 235 km from Tashkent. It has been linked to Uzbekistan until 1922. The palace of the last Kokand khan was built in 1870. It surrounded by huge walls with twelve gates, named after the towns to which they led.
Visit of a sculpture studio house on wood Dangara, the Khoudayar Khan Palace.
Lunch in Kokand, stroll through the market Kokand, business Narbutabey madrassah, built in 1799 by architect boukhariote and was one of the few schools to accommodate students during the Soviet occupation. After lunch you can visit the mausoleum and Modari Khan Jami Mosque. Dinner and overnight in Kokand.
Day 26. Kokand - Ferghana (30.04.18) Mon
Breakfast. Drive to the famous city Rishton throughout the Ferghana Valley for the quality of its traditional pottery. Rishton, famous for its ceramics made from the local red clay and decorated with blue and green natural pigments, which are then glazed. Visit the woolen carpet workshop. Arrival in the city of Ferghana. Check-in to hotel. Walk in the Al-Fergani park. Overnight in Fergana.
Day 27 Ferghana - Margilan - Tashkent (01.05.18) Tue
Breakfast. Drive to Margilan. A dozen kilometers away, and here you are in Margilan, city important stage of the Silk Road from the eleventh century as a pioneer of sericulture. The visit of the textile factory Yodgorlik, 'souvenir' in Uzbek, you will learn everything on silk! Yodgorlik perpetuates traditional manufacturing methods - the progress of the cocoon son scalded up dyeing and weaving. Previously, silkworms were fed mulberry leaves for 25 to 28 days and placed on straw, which allows them to hold on and shape their cocoon ... Margilan the silk town of the valley. Visit Said Akhmad Khodja madrassah and the central market. Lunch in Margilan. Drive back to Tashkent.
Day 28 Tashkent (02.05.18) Wed
After breakfast at the hotel, visit the Museum of Temurids and State museum of history of Uzbekistan and drive to Parkent city to visit the Soqoq Village to have short hike and enjoy beautiful nature. The chance of getting acquainted with local lifestyle. Drive back to Tashkent.Dinner and overnight in Tashkent.
Day 29 Tashkent-Home (03.05.18) Thu
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer International Airport to get flight to Free time for personal discovery of Tashkent city and your final departure at 05:45?.
End of tour