OVERVIEW TOUR

Europe –Tashkent – Khiva – Bukhara – Aydarkul – Ukhum – Samarkand – Tashkent – Europe

The “The Pearl of Uzbekistan” itinerary includes visits to many Uzbekistan’s magnificent landscapes and classic experiences into a nonstop 11 day tour. Uzbekistan is the most famous country with its ancient cities. Its Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva are famous as Egypt’s pyramid. The deserts around Nurata and Aydarkul, where we will camp in the yurts, dominate the landscape. Discover the lake Aydarkul and meeting with local people will open new experiences about the Uzbek culture. Historical, natural and cultural “The Pearl of Uzbekistan Tour” will inspire all visitors to this truly remarkable and enchanting country.

Included

  • Transport: New and Private air-conditioned transport
  • Accommodation based on double room sharing
  • Tashkent: Arien Plaza 3* or similar
  • Samarkand: Konstantin 3*, Ideal 3* or similar
  • Bukhara: Emir 3*, Labikhouse 3*or similar
  • Khiva: Old Khiva 3*, Qoshadarvoza ** or similar
  • Aydarkul: Yurt camp
  • Ukhum: Guesthouse
  • Train ticket Samarkand – Tashkent
  • Meals; Lunch/Dinner
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrances free
  • Visa support to get tourist visa for Uzbekistan

Not Included

  • Charges in hotels for additional services
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa
  • International flight
  • Domestic flight Tashkent-Urguench

ITINERARY

Upon arrivalto Tashkent International Airport you will be met by one of Trip Orient LLC representatives and transferred to the beautiful hotel, where you stay 1 night. After breakfast you are invited to your first visit in Tashkent. We start sightseeing tour from the Independent square and Amir Temur square, which are located in new city. We continue our travel to the old part of the city by visiting Kukeldashmadrassah and “Chorsu” bazaar. We continue to visit touristic attractions: Khast-Imam complex, the madrasah of Barak-Khan where the Uthman Qur’an (VII) is kept, Tilla-Shaiyhthe mosque and the mausoleum of Kaffel-Shashi as well. Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast transferto the domestic airport to catch an early morning flight from Tashkent at 07:00 am. Arrival to Urgench at 08:50am.Transfer to hotel, the duration is about 40 minutes from airport, which is 19 miles (30 km) away from Urgench. Visit Kunya-Ark Fortress, Ichan Kala, Tower Kalta Minor, Madrassah Muhammad Amin Khan, Juma Mosque with 212 wooden supports and Minaret, TashKhauli, the Mosque Ark, the Minaret of Islam Khodja, the Minaret of the main Vizir, and Caravansaray of Allakhuli-Khan. Lunch at local restaurant. Continue our sightseeing by visiting the Memorial of PakhlavanMakhmud, Khiva Bazaar, and the craft centers of Khiva. Dinner is served at a local restaurant. The evening is left free to relax or explore surrounds as yourwish.Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast we will start towards Bukhara by bus.The duration is sixhours till Bukhara. On ourway to Bukhara, which was a historical part of originally crossed by camel Caravans, we will stop off to visit Kyzyl-Kum Desert and havealunch at the “Chayxana”, a local tea-house. The late afternoon is left free on purpose to private exploration. Dinner is served at a local restaurant.Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.At 9am we begin Bukhara’sguided tour by visiting old centre, taking in the main square,the impressive mausoleum of Ismail Samani, ChashmaiAyyub, Bolo Khauz Mosque, and the Ark, a Citadel amongst other highlights, which was rebuilt many times. In the afternoon, we continue ourvisit to discover Minaret Kalian, Mosque Kalian, Madrassah of Mir Arab, Madrassah of Ulughbek, Madrassah of Abdulazizkhan and Hanaka&Madrassahof Nadir Divan Begi. Bukhara is one of the most ancient centresof Uzbekistan.We cross a spectacular city centre where we can see the caravan sarays and silk markets and workshops.Lunch and Dinner is served at a local restaurants.Overnight stay at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.We are picked up by our bus for our journey to the residence of Emir of Bukhara, Ensemble of Bakha-ad-Din Nakshband,Chor minor. Lunch is served at a local restaurantand transfer to your beautiful hotel. Dinner is served at a local restaurant. The evening isfree to explore the cities lively nightlife and excellent panorama. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast we will drive to Nurata.We visit the historical complex of fortress which was built by Alexander the Great. Lunch is served at a local restaurant. Then we head for YangiGazgan, a village of shepherds, by the shores of Aydarkul. We drive to bench of Aydarkul and enjoy swimming on the Lake.After arrival to our camp we visit the Kyzyl-Kum desert with its amazing views and mehari tour. Dinner is served at Yurt Camp. The evening is left free for private exploration.
Breakfast.After breakfast departure by car to Ukhum along the Aydarkul natural lake.Ukhum is a village, which is situated at the footsteps of Nuratamountains. The road goes around the lake through Ukhum village, which incorporates villages, situated in the South of the lake. You will have a look Ukhum and other villages in the area: Sintop, Temirqovuq,Qizilcha and Yangiqishloq people. A great majority of population are ethnic tajiks. We will do excursions in Ukhum village. Dinner will be served in the Ukhum by local homestay, where you will also spend a night.
After breakfast we drive to Samarkand and also we stop-by to admire the Imam al-Bukhari mausoleum on the road. After arrivalto Samarkand, transfer to hotel.Lunch is served at a local restaurant. After lunch we will pay a visit to ReghistanEnsemble (Tilla-kari, Sher-dor and Ulug-bek madrasahs), which is a business card of Uzbekistan and has a magnificent and remarkable view in Samarkand. Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
At 9am we begin guided trip of Samarkand by visiting an old centre, passing through the main square, the impressive Bibi-Khanume mosque, which was rebuilt after a conquest of Russia 1870. We also pay a visit toShakhi-Zinda complex, a Necropolis which is probably one of the most significant religious complexes in Samarkand and monument of unique architecture in whole Central Asia. We visit the local oriental Siyab Bazaar with its amazing colorful oriental shops and markets. The late afternoon and evening are left free on purpose for self exploration.(Optional activity: visit the Registan light show). Dinner is served at a local restaurant. Overnight stay at the hotel.
After breakfast we take 10 minutes ride above the Afrasiyab remains and archaeological expedition, and also we visit “Afrasiyab” museum and observatory of “Ulugbek”. After lunch we will have time to explore the Samarkand silk paper workshop “Meros”. Transfer to the railway station at 17:00. Arrival to Tashkent and transfer to the hotel.Overnight stay at the hotel.
Transfer to the airport.
End of the program

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