Best of Uzbekistan

Overview

  • Type: Group/Private | Cultural
  • Duration: 9 Days
  • Meal Plan: Full Board
  • Activity Level: 3/5

Why Uzbekistan?

Uzbekistan is truly the heart and soul of the Silk road. The exotic towns of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva never fail to impress visitors with their fabulous mosques, madrassas and mausoleums. This is a land of myth and legend – glorious riches and beauty alongside the land of warriors and one that’s been a mecca for explorers for millennia. In Uzbekistan we travel in the footsteps of Alexander, Genghis Khan, Timur (Tamerlane) and Marco Polo. So, get ready for a travel in time on a Golden Planet tour to Uzbekistan.  

About this tour...

This tour is designed for those who are looking for real cultural experience and hospitality redefined. Our Uzbekistan tours highlight the cultural gems of this fascinating country. Journey along part of the Silk Road, stopping at ancient cities with their colourful tiled domes and majestic minarets. Soak up the history and meet friendly and welcoming locals on this tour. outside the cities take in the sights of deserts, remote yurt villages and vast plains.

Highlights

  • Visit Khiva, the most romantic town on the Silk Road, a UNESCO registered site and perhaps the most perfectly preserved of all the Silk Road towns.
  • Samarkand and Bukhara, living museums with stunning Islamic architecture
  • Stunning natural scenery and tales of grand civilizations
  • Meet with potters and weavers, and dine with locals in their homes
  • Browse bustling bazaars, Admire Islamic architecture, and take tea adjacent to the beautiful pool of Lyab-i-Khauz.
  • Traditional meal in a private home

Itinerary

Best of Uzbekistan

  • Day 1-2: Khiva
  • Day 3-4: Bukhara
  • Day 5-6: Samarkand
  • Day 7-9: Tashkent
  • 2 Nights Khiva
  • 2 Nights Bukhara
  • 2 Nights Samarkand
  • 2 Nights Tashkent
Day 1
Day 1

Takhkent-Flight to Urgench, Khiva

Arrival Tashkent, today you will visit the Independence square which is the main square in Tashkent, Then we will have a chance to walk along the local streets. Then you will visit the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleums. Evening flight to Urgench, transfer to Khiva hotel.

Day 2
Day 2

Khiva

Today you will have a wonderful sightseeing tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It will be inside of Ichan-Qala, the inner city in Khiva rounded with strong walls. The most remarkable sites in it are the Kunya-Ark fortress, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an incredible sample of Khorezm architectural mastership.

Day 3
Day 3

Khiva-Bukhara

Early in the morning we will go to the fascinating city of Bukhara.  With its more than 140 architectural monuments, Bukhara is a "town museum" dating back to the golden age of the silk road. On the way, we will enjoy the view to Amu Darya river, the deepest river in Central Asia flowing into Aral See. Arrival in Bukhara, you will have free time in Bukhara

Day 4
Day 4

Bukhara

Full day sightseeing tour in the fascinating city of Bukhara. we start with the most ancient citadel in Bukhara from 4th century. Then we will see Samanids mausoleum, a real masterpiece of architecture. Then we to Chashma Ayub, and Bolo-Hauz mosque. The ne the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara: Nodir Divan Begi which is also a part of Lyabi House. The tour will end with visiting Poi Kalon complex, consisting of three structures: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Dinner will be at a nice local restaurant, following by dancing show program.

Day 5
Day 5

Bukhara- Gijduvan- Samarkand

After breakfast, we will visit Gizhduvan which is home for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family which glorified Gijduvan school ceramics all over the world. Gijduvan School  is distinguished by geometric patterns.  On the way, we will visit memorial complex of Al Bukhary who was a remarkable Islamic scholar. Afterwards we continue driving to Samarkand.  

Day 6
Day 6

Samarkand

Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan. Today you will visit some great sights such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, a complex of three fascinating Madrasahs. Architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh represents a big collection of mausoleums being a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane’s wife.  Afternoon drive to Tashkent. Dinner with dancing show program.

Day 7
Day 7

Samarkand- Tashkent (350 km, 4.5 hrs drive)

Today you will continue exploring Samarkand city. You will visit Ulughbek observatory from 15th century. In this observatory Ulughbek created in 1437 the Zidji Guragoni catalog, which had information about 1018 celestial bodies surrounded by souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. Visit to Siab oriental bazaar, where it is easy to find Uzbek traditional souvenirs and local sweets. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent.

Day 8
Day 8

Tashkent-Chimgan Mountains-Tashkent- Flight home

This morning, we will transfer to Chimgan Mountains. Then we will use the chair lift to reach the top to see Beldersay peak. Free time for walking around, enjoying the landscapes and nature. On the way back you will stop over at Charvak lakeside beach for free time and own water activities. Charvak is an artificial lake, a popular resort in Tashkent region and thousands of holiday makers from all over Uzbekistan and neighboring countries visit the reservoir.

Day 9
Day 9

Flight back home

Transfer to the airport and fly back home.

samarkand-necropolis
samarkand-mosque
bukhara-fortress
bukhara-mosque
Tashkent-Station
Urgench-Tapestry
khiva-city
khiva-wall
bukhara-mosque

Dates & Price

UPCOMING TOURS

  • April 18, 2020

$1935 USD

  • September 10, 2020

$1935 USD

  • Pirvate/Individual**

$2375 USD

All taxes are included in the price

* For single supplement: an additional fee of $670 USD will be added to the tour cost. Please contact us for details.

** Private and individual requests: available ALL year round. Please contact us for details.

Inclusions

  • All accommodations in 4 or 5 star hotels with full breakfast.
  • 18 meals (lunch and dinner) as per Itinerary
  • Services of our in-house air reservations team
  • All ground transportation and airport transfers in modern vehicles
  • Guided Sightseeing tours, events, visits
  • Entrance fees and professional guides
  • Bottled water and soft drinks at all included meals and water while sightseeing
  • Services of a National guide, drivers, and other staff
  • Gratuities for escort, local guides, drivers, hotel and group meal
  • Domestic air ticket

Exclusions

  • International Air Ticket
  • Visa fees
  • Travel Insurance

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