"Uzbekistan in 2 Weeks" Tour

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Description

We invite you to one of the most interesting journeys one can imagine - a journey along the trails of the caravans of the Great Silk Road! Explore the vast territory of Uzbekistan and admire its beauty! Come and enjoy this unforgettable and unique journey!

Start of the tour: Tashkent Accommodation: 4-5 star, Guesthouse, Yurt.
End of tour: Tashkent Tour category: Historical tours, Ethnic tours.
Duration: 14 days / 13 nights Сities: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Aydar lake, Nurata, Samarkand, Chimgan.
Program
  • Day 1: Tashkent

    Arrival at Tashkent.

    Meeting at the airport with a guide and transfer to the hotel, accommodation (early check-in from 08:00 is included).

    Excursion around Tashkent: Madrasah Kukeldash,

    Khast Imam Complex,

    local bazaar Chorsu.

    Modern Tashkent - you will see the Independence Square,

    Amir Timur Square,

    famous Tashkent chimes,

    Forum Palace and local "Broadway".

  • Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva

    Transfer to the airport for the morning flight to Urgench. On arrival transfer to Khiva (30 min), accommodation at the hotel.

    Today you will see a unique city - Ichan Kala with its ancient palaces, mosques and madrasahs, mausoleums, minarets and caravanserais, as well as a local bazaar and workshops of local artisans (WALKING TOUR).

  • Day 3: Khiva - Ayaz Kala - Toprak Kala - Khiva

    A trip to the ruins of the ancient fortresses Ayaz Kala and Toprak Kala (1 hour), excursion.

    Return to Khiva.

  • Day 4: Khiva - Bukhara

    Moving from Khiva to Bukhara through Kyzyl-Kum desert.

    Arrival in Bukhara around 18:00, accommodation at the hotel and rest.

    Optional: departure from Urgench airport to Bukhara (the flight schedule depends on the day of the week).

  • Day 5: Bukhara

    Bukhara is one of the oldest cities in the East - magical and fabulous.

    You will see ensemble of Lyabi-Khauz,

    Poi-Kalyan,

    mausoleum of Ismail Samani, Trading domes

    and much more.

  • Day 6: Bukhara

    Excursion around Bukhara:

    • Sitorai Mohi Hosa - summer residence of the last Emir,

    • Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi - mausoleum of the founder of the Sufi order "Naqshbandi",

    • Chor Bakr is an ancient memorial complex (a UNESCO heritage site).

  • Day 7: Bukhara - Yangikazan

    Transfer to the  Kyzyl-Kum desert, Yangikazgan region, where you will stay in a yurt camp.

    Desert is one of the places untouched by human life on Earth.

    Kyzyl-Kum, the fifth largest sand deserts in the world, is surprisingly beautiful. For centuries, the yurts and camels - "ships of the desert" remained unchanged in the desert. The peoples of the East consider this animal to be the most beautiful in the world, and the words "camel" and "beauty" in Arabic are single-root.

    You ride a camel, walk around the neighborhood, watch the desert fauna.

    In the evening, you will enjoy a supper under the night sky, strewn with thousands of stars and Akin's musical show by the fire.

  • Day 8: Yangikazgan - Eski Forish

    In the morning you will go to the beautiful Aidarkul - a blue lake in the sands of Kyzyl-Kum, one of the most beautiful places in Uzbekistan.

    Many species of birds and mammals live here. You can fish and, if the weather permits, swim in the clear water of Aidarkul.

    You will have a delicious lunch on the shore of the lake made from freshly caught fish.

    After lunch transfer to the village of Eski Forish, accommodation in a guest house of a local family and rest.

  • Day 9: Eski Forish

    Today you will have  opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere of a rural life, the culture of the local people of the Nurata Mountains and taste national dishes.

    You will also hike to the Nurata Eco Reserve.

  • Day 10: Eski Forish - Samarkand

    Today you say goodbye to the local family and continue on your way to Samarkand - once the most important city of the Great Silk Road.

    On arrival check-in at the hotel and rest.

    The beginning of the tour of Samarkand - you will visit world-famous Registan Square.

  • Day 11: Samarkand

    Your today's program include: tomb of Amir Timur - Gur Emir,

    Bibi Khanum Mosque,

    Shahi Zinda Necropolis - ensemble of the nobility tombs, among which is tomb of the cousin of the Prophet Muhammad;

    mausoleum of the prophet Daniel.

  • Day 12: Samarkand - Tashkent

    Continue the excursion: Ulugbek's Observatory - here you can see the remains of the sextant, that Ulugbek invented long before a telescope.

    The modern GPS navigator works exactly according to the principle, that Ulugbek invented almost 600 years ago!

    And, of course, you will visit the local market of Siab - an embodiment of the abundance of goods, You can try freshly baked bread, which is baked in clay ovens (tandyrs).

    Transfer to the station, to the Afrosiab express train to Tashkent (17: 00/19:15).

    Upon arrival, transfer to the hotel, accommodation.

  • Day 13: Tashkent - Chimgan - Tashkent

    Today's program includes a one-day trip to Chimgan - the mountains of the Western Tien Shan.

    Chimgan mountains are located 80 km from Tashkent, and the road passes through picturesque places.

    Upon arrival to the mountains, you can ride on the Beldersay cable car to the summit of Mount Kumbel (2400 m).

    Then you will go to the shore of the man-made reservoir Charvak.

    Two million tons of water, almost 170 meters long dam and 100 kilometers of shore. And it is built in a seismic zone by a unique technology - from a multi-layer pie of stones, sand and clay, which provides tightening of cracks.

    The beauty of the mountains, pure mountain air with the aromas of herbs will not leave you indifferent.

    Return to Tashkent.

  • Day 14: Tashkent

    Transfer to the airport.

Itinerary
Budget
Quantity (from) Quantity (to) Cost
2 pers. 2 pers. $1747 *
3 pers. 3 pers. $1643 *
4 pers. 4 pers. $1440 *
6 pers. 6 pers. $1236 *
8 pers. 8 pers. $1265 *
10 pers. 50 pers. $1259 *
Different number of people in your group? TBD *

* Requesting a price does not oblige you to buy a tour. You can send a request for different tours and choose the most suitable option.

What's included
  • Accommodation in double rooms, breakfast included
  • All food (dinner, breakfast, lunch) included in Yangikazgan and Eski Forish
  • Entrance tickets to the specified attractions
  • Airport - hotel - airport transfer
  • Ticket for Tashkent - Samarkand local high-speed train (economy class)
  • Russian-speaking tour guide for the whole tour
  • 2 bottles (0.5 liters) of mineral water per person per day
Transport

Air-conditioned transport:

1-2 person – sedan (up to 3 seats)

3-6 person –  minivan (up to 7 seats)

7-8 person – minibus (up to 13 seats)

10-40 person - bus (up to 43 seat)

What’s not included
  • International flights
  • Meals not indicated in the program
  • Fee for photo / video shooting, tips, personal expenses
  • Tips for drivers and guide
  • Supplement of half / full board: USD 15 for one meal
Conditions

The proposed routes are not fixed, and you can adjust them according to your needs.

Rates per person in USD for the period from 1 March to 31 October 2018

Cities

Hotels

Tashkent

Ichan Qala 5*

Khiva

Asia Khiva 4*

Bukhara

Omar Khayam 4*

Yangikazgan

Yurt camp

Eski Forish

Guesthouse

Samarkand

Grand Samarkand Superior 4*


Payment: 100% prepayment must be paid at least 10 days (bank transfer takes from 3 to 5 business days) before the arrival of the group.   

Cancellation fee: 
Cancellation 30 days prior to arrival - no penalty
Cancellation 15-29 days prior to arrival - 50% of the tour price
Cancellation 4-14 days prior to arrival - 70% of the tour price
Cancellation 1-3 days prior to arrival - 100% of the tour price

Additional services

Single Supplement: +$220 per person


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