Uzbekistan: Treasure Chest with Oriental Adventures

The tour Chest with Oriental adventures will take you to the most interesting parts of Uzbekistan. They will be mysterious ruins of ancient settlements and masterpieces of medieval Islamic architecture, including Tamerlane’s sepulcher - all backed with rich historical and legendary backgrounds to them.

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Description

Uzbekistan - one of the five Central Asian countries collectively known as the Stans - can be called the Central Asian treasure trove: it boasts the region’s largest number of architectural monuments, including those in the world-famous cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva; it is the richest in museums and theaters, exotic (and surprisingly cheap!) bazaars and arts and crafts centers; it probably offers the most delicious traditional cuisine and has the most diverse terrain… In short, it is the country combining almost everything a traveler is supposed to enjoy in Central Asia while featuring tourism gems you will never see in the rest of the Stans.

The tour Chest with Oriental adventures will take you to the most interesting parts of Uzbekistan. They will be mysterious ruins of ancient settlements and masterpieces of medieval Islamic architecture, including Tamerlane’s sepulcher - all backed with rich historical and legendary backgrounds to them. They will be charming traditional adobe villages, Soviet-era neighborhoods and Independence-era sites. You will feast your eyes on breathtaking landscapes varying from desert widths to alpine heights, meet amazingly hospitable locals, taste their world’s best flat breads and pilaffs, see their captivating folklore performances, and enjoy many more other traveler’s tidbits.

What is included

• Accommodation at the hotels mentioned, or in similar, but of the same category with breakfasts, including early check-in on arrival after 06:00. Check-in/out of other hotels is at 14:00/12:00;
• Meals - breakfasts at the hotels and lunch-box for picnic in Chimgan mounts;
• Guided sightseeing tours according to the program;
• Services of English-speaking local guides in cities in Uzbekistan for city tours only (from 6 persons - accompanying guide will be provided);
• Services of English-speaking mountain guide for day 9;
• Entrance fees to the monuments and museums, listed in the tour program;
• Comfortable air-conditioned means of transportation throughout the tour, including ‘airport-hotel-airport” transfers;
• Local flight of Tashkent-Nukus destination (ticket of economy class);
• Railway transfer of Samarkand-Tashkent destination (ticket of economy class);
• Bottle of mineral water per day/per person.

What is excluded

• International airfares;
• Travel health insurance;
• Uzbekistan visa invitation and visa fees;
• Photo and video shooting charges at museums and monuments.

Tour program
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1. Uzbekistan: Treasure Chest with Oriental Adventures

Day 1 Tashkent, arrival.
Arrival in Tashkent early in the morning. Meet at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest. After breakfast start of the guided sightseeing tour around Tashkent. Visit the following sites: Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, Kafal-al-Shashi Mausoleum, Kukeldash Madrasah, Tashkent oldest bazaar Chorsu; after lunch: Independence Square, Minor White mosque. Overnight at the hotel.
Accommodation: Samir Hotel 3* / Ramada Hotel 4*

Day 2 Tashkent - Nukus (morning flight) - Muynak - Nukus (road transfer, 400 km).
After breakfast transfer to the airport for flight to Nukus. On arrival meet the local guide for making a day trip to Muynak. Visiting monument to the victims of the Second World War (now a monument to the Aral Sea), which is the highest point of the town of Muynak providing a wonderful panorama of the town and the bottom of the former sea. Lunch in traditional guest house of Muynak. Visiting famous “Cemetery of Ships” in Muynak. Next visiting a museum at the House of Culture in Muynak, where you can familiarise yourselves with the works of artists F. Madgazin and R. Matevosyan, who used to depict the Aral Sea and the Amudarya River.
Transfer back to Nukus. Accommodation at the hotel and overnight.
Accommodation: Jipek Joli Hotel 3*

Day 3 Nukus - Mizdakhan Necropolis - Khiva (road transfer, 200 km).
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning visit famous Savitskiy Museum and the great art collection there. Further participation in a guided tour around Mizdahkan Necropolis, located in 20 km from Nukus and visit the following archeological object there: Khalif Eredjep, Djumart Kasaart Hill, Mazlum-Khan Mausoleum, Shamun Nabi.
After lunch transfer to Khiva. Accommodation at the hotel and rest.
Accommodation: Zukhro Boutique Hotel 3* / Bek Hotel 4*

Day 4 Khiva.
Breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Khiva. Visit the following sites of Ichan-Kala ‘inner city’ historic old city: Pakhlavan Mahmoud Complex, Kunya-Ark Fortress, Islam Khoja Minaret and Madrasah, Tash Khauli-Khan Palace, Juma Mosque, Mohammad Amin-Khan Madrasah, Avesta Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Accommodation: Zukhro Boutique Hotel 3* / Bek Hotel 4*

Day 5 Khiva - Bukhara (road transfer, 440 km).
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer across Kyzyl-Kum Desert along Amu-Darya River to Bukhara. Lunch en route. Arrival in Bukhara. Leisure time: souvenir shops recommended. Overnight at the hotel.
Accommodation: Fatima Hotel 3* / Devon Begi Hotel 4*

Day 6 Bukhara.
Breakfast at the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour around Bukhara: Samanids Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Hauz Complex, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex, Kalyan Minaret, Ulugbek Madrasah; after lunch: Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Beghi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. Overnight at the hotel.
Accommodation: Fatima Hotel 3* / Devon Begi Hotel 4*

Day 7 Bukhara - Samarkand (road transfer, 280 km).
After breakfast transfer to Samarkand which will take around 5 hours. On arrival - start of the guided sightseeing tour in Samarkand. Visit the main pride of the city - Registan Square, most famous square in Central Asia (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah); and Gur-e Amir Mausoleum, Tamerlane’s final resting place.
Accommodation at the hotel in Samarkand and overnight.
Accommodation: City Hotel 3* / Grand Samarkand Hotel 4*

Day 8 Samarkand - Tashkent (evening railway transfer).
Continuation of the sightseeing tour in Samarkand. Visit Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Shakh-i-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory.
After lunch visit Afrosiab museum and settlement. Further transfer to the railway station and transfer to Tashkent by the evening train.
Accommodation at the hotel of Tashkent on arrival and rest.
Accommodation: Samir Hotel 3* / Ramada Hotel 4*

Day 9 Tashkent - Chimgan mountains - Tashkent (road transfer, 100 km).
Hiking in the mounts - to Gulkam gorge and Yangikurgan region (9 km, 6 hours).
After early breakfast transfer to the mountain region for participation in hiking in the mountain of Chimgan, located in around 100 km from Tashkent.
*Note: those tourists, who are not interested in trekking will be offered to visit Chimgan mountain with relaxing purpose - you will have a slight walk and ride the local cable car.
Start of the trekking tour. Ascent to Pesochniy Pass (1832m) with further move to and along Gulkamsay river. Hike up the north-western slopes of the peak Bolshoy Chimgan to the spring “Vodoprovod” (1650m). Lunch-picnic at the spring. After lunch rise to the north-western spur of the summit of Bolshoy Chimgan over the river Mazarsai; and descent to the transport vehicle that will expect the travellers near the water intake of Marazsai River. Transfer back to Tashkent. Overnight.
Accommodation: Samir Hotel 3* / Ramada Hotel 4*

Day 10 Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Departure.

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