|Trip Length||17 days|
|Trip Style||Cultural Tour|
|Best Time to Travel||All year round|
|Maximum Number of Passengers||No Limit|
Arrival in Tashkent. Meet and greet service with ULYSSE TOUR inscription.
Transfer to the hotel. Early check-in. Time for refresh & relax after the flight.
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the afternoon city tour along the old part of Tashkent:
Free time for purchases in CHORSU bazaar and souvenir shops.
Transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Tashkent.
Early breakfast and transfer to Samarkand by "Afrosiyob" express train. Arrival at Samarkand. Meeting and assistance upon arrival. Today you will have full day excursion around Samarkand. The first monument is the heart of Samarkand Registan ensemble which consists of three madrassahs – Sher-Dor, Mirzo Ulugbek and Tilla Kori. Later visit famous Gur-Emir mausoleum – the family tomb of great conqueror Tamerlane, Bibi-Khanym Mosque – this monument was built by Tamerlane for his wife, Shakhi-Zinda necropolis - here is buried the cousin of prophet Kussam Ibn Abbas, who is one of the outstanding persons among all, which are buried in Shakhi Zinda. Also you will have opportunity to visit Khodja-Daniil (Daniyar) Mausoleum and Mirzo Ulugbek’s observatory – the construction which was used for observing the stars by first prominent astronomer. Dinner at local restaurant.
Night stay in Samarkand.
Today you will be picked up by the drivers and will be brought to Shakhrisabz – Tamerlane’s motherland through the Takhtakaracha Pass (H=1610 m). En route you will have “Demons’ Plateau” (“Shaitan Dzhiga” mystical field covered with large stones) to Shakhrisabz town. Today you will see Ak-Saray (“White Palace” 1380-1404), then visit Dorus-Tilovat ensemble( XIV c.), Ensemble of Dorus-Saodat mausoleum (“Place of Power”, XIV c.), Shamsuddin Kulola Mausoleum, Timur’s tomb, Kok-Gumbaz mosque (1435), Khazrat-Imam mosque and graceful Gumbazi-Seyidon mausoleum.Later drive back to Samarkand. Dinner at local restaurant.
Night stay in Samarkand.
Early morning breakfast at the hotel. Then you will be transferred to Termez. Here you will have full day trip around the city. Today you will see Khakim at-Termezi Mausoleum, which was restored on 2500th anniversary of Termez city, Archaeological Museum, which opened its doors in 2002 and which includes 9 exhibition halls with 27 thousand showpieces, Fayaztepa Buddhist Temple-Monastery Complex with one of the most ancient depictions of Buddha, Karatepa Complex - the center of ancient Buddhist culture, Dalverzintepa ancient city, Djarkurgan minaret, Kirk Kiz Fortress, which was built in IX-X cc., “Zurmala” Buddhist Stupa and Kukildor-ota khanaka. Dinner at local restaurant.
Night stay in Termez.
Morning after breakfast drive to Baisun village. This village is listed in UNESCO World Heritage and in the list of “Masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity”. This village preserves the memory of long-forgotten great civilizations: from the times of Tamerlane’s Great Empire.
In ancient times the caravans passed though this village, as it was the point of the crossroad of Great Silk Road. Customs and traditions of Baisun village are quite different from other regions and worshipped by local population. Baisun is famous for its delightful needlework from unusual patterns of “Suzane” embroidered on carpets to unique ceramics. Here you can see “Surkhan Nature Reserve” with its rich flora and fauna, and one of the first dwelling sites of human “Teshiktash”, which is well-known in the whole world, there were found the remains of Neanderthal child in 1938. After excursion drive back to Termez. Dinner at local restaurant. Night stay in Termez.
Breakfast at hotel. Start your trip to Bukhara. Before arrival in city visit Gijduvan city to see the ceramic workshop of Alisher Nasrullaev. Today you will have excursion in the old city. You will see Lyabi Khauz Ensemble which consists of Khanaka (17th c.), Nodir Devon Begi (17th c.), and Kukeldash madrassahs (16th c.), Magoki Attari mosque (12 – 16th cc.), (16th c.), Toki Zargaron, Toki Sarrafon and Toki-Telpak Furushon trading domes, Poi-Kalon architectural complex which includes famous Kalon minaret (1127) and Kalon mosque (16th c.), Abdullazizkhan madrassah (17th c.), Miri Arab madrassah (16th c.) and Ulugbek madrassah (15th c.). Dinner at local restaurant.
Night stay in Bukhara.
Morning after breakfast you will continue sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Today you will see the Ark fortress (1st c. BC – 19th c.), Bolo-Hauz complex (18 – 20th cc.), Ismail Samanid Mausoleum (end of 9th – beginning of 10th cc.), Chashma-Ayub mausoleum (12 – 16th cc.), Chor-Minor Madrasah (1807). After lunch you will have enough time for shopping in Karvon bazaar – optional. After shopping you will have a time for leisure or we can recommend you the places you can visit. Dinner at local restaurant.
Night stay in Bukhara.
Breakfast at the hotel. Tour out of Bukhara to visit Sufi scholars graves:
Drive back to Bukhara. Dinner at local restaurant. Night stay in Bukhara.
After breakfast and check out from the hotel you will start your trip to Khiva (480 km). leaving Bukhara region you will see the beauty of Kizil-Kum desert. Also you will have a short stop at the bank of Amudarya River, where you can take photos of these picturesque places. You will have a lunch at local roadside café or will pick up lunch boxes with you. After lunch you will go on moving towards Khiva and upon arrival check in the hotel. After a short rest at hotel you will have a dinner at local restaurant. Night stay in Khiva.
Khiva is one of the pearls of Uzbekistan like Samarkand and Bukhara, which consists of two parts: Ichan Kala (internal city, which is fenced with walls) and Dishan Kala (outer city). You will have full day sightseeing in the city. You will visit: Kukhna-Ark, Madrasah of Mukhammad Aminkhan (1851—1855), Madrasah of Muhammad-Rakhimkhan (1871), the mausoleum of Said Alauddin (1825-1842), Djuma (Friday) Mosque, Shergazikhan Madrasah (1719-1726), Architectural complex of Pahlavan Makhmud (1910), Minaret of Islamkhoja (1910), Ak-Mosque (1938-1842), Baths of Anushakhan (1657), Architectural monument at Palvan-darvaza (1806), Caravanserai and Madrasah of Allakulikhan (1834-1835), Tash-hauli palace (1831—1841). Dinner at local restaurant. Night stay in Khiva.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out your rooms. Morning drive to Ayaz Kala fortress
Tour along Ancient Khorezm in desert:
Arrival at Ayaz Kala Yurt Camp. Night stay in Ayaz Kala.
Breakfast at Yurt Camp. Road trip to Nukus via Chilpyk – hill of silence or Zoroastrian dakhma
On arrival, Nukus City Tour:
Dinner in local restaurant. Night stay in Nukus.
After breakfast, we drive to the town of Muynak. Muynak was busy fishing fleet with large canning factory that supplied fish products to the whole country prior retreat of Aral. Many locals in Muynak still believe that the waters of Aral will one day return to its original shores. Arrive in Muynak and visit the ship cemetery and small local museum with many photos and painting describing environmental disaster in Aral. After having lunch continue to Nukus. The reast part of the day is for your own exploration. Dinner at 18:00. After dinner transfer to airport to catch a flight to Tashkent HY18 Nukus - Tashkent dep. 20:25 arr. 21:45. Arrive in Tashkent at 21:45 - Transfer to hotel.
Night stay in Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out your room. Morning after breakfast you will transferred to Fergana through Kamchik mountain pass. On arrival Kokand (240 km), city tour: Khudoyarkhan Palace and Museum, Djami Mosque, Norbutabi Madrasah, Modarikhan Mausoleum. Lunch at the local restaurant (optional). Further drive to Rishtan (45 km) and visit to Ceramic Studio of famous craftsman. Continue drive to Fergana (55 km). On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Dinner at the local restaurant.
Night stay in Fergana.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out your rooms. Morning excursion in Fergana by visiting Uzbekistan State Museum. Further drive to Margilan (20 km). On arrival, visit to “Yodgorlik” Silk Factory. Here you may see the process of silk production that is being kept from ancient times. Lunch at the local restaurant. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent through mountain pass (360 km). On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Check-in. Dinner at the local restaurant.
Night stay in Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out your rooms. Drive to Chimgan Mountains. Chair lift ride. Chair lift to reach down. Depart to Charvak Resorts. Lunch at the Charvak Resorts Restaurant with the view over Charvak Lake (optional). Enjoy Free time at Beautiful Charvak Lake. Activities on your own cost: - Water scooters; / - Beach activities; / - Banana Boats; / - Catamarans; / - Bowling. Dinner at local restaurant (optional).
Night stay in Chimgan.
After breakfast at hotel you will be picked up by the driver and brought to the starting point of the trekking to Urungach High Mountain Lake. This lake was formed due to the collapse of the rock which became as the natural dumb. First you will climb to the small bottom lake and after a short stop you will continue to the upper lake, but the climbing process will be not so easy, as it was. Splendid beauty of the lake and mountains will give you a unique opportunity to enjoy the silence and contemplation of the nature. In a good weather you can also swim in crystal clear water and sunbathe on the shore of the lake. We assure that you won’t remain indifferent and the best impressions about this unique mountain lake will leave in your memory forever! After descent from the lake drive back to Tashkent. Dinner at local restaurant.
Night stay in Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer to the airport.
Also, the duration of the tour, the number of excursions, tourist facilities, vehicles, as well as the services of a guide speaking a different language, can be changed in accordance with the wishes of a customer. At the same time, the cost of the tour will vary depending on the level of personalization.
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