Uzbekistan Oasis of the Medieval East 

10 days and 9 nights
Tour itinerary: Tashkent -Urgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand - Tashkent - Chimgan - Tashkent

Day 1/ Tashkent (visits with local guide)

Arrival in Tashkent . A guide will pick up at the International Airport of Tashkent and accompany to the hotel.

Check-in.Free time.

Breakfast

Sightseeing tour of Tashkent with visiting old part of the city: Architectural complex "Khazret-Imam" (Mausoleum of imam Kaffal al-Shashi, Barak-khan Madrassah, Tellya Sheikh Madrassah, Mui-Mubarak Madrassah, Juma Mosque, Imam Ismail al-Bukhari Islamic Institute), Kukeldash Medressa, bazaar Chorsu and the Museum of Applied Arts.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 2/ Tashkent - Urgench (Khiva) domestic flight and visits with guide

Breakfast

Transfer to local airport.

Flight to Urgench.

Arrival in Urgench. Transfer to Khiva (30 km). Hotel check-in. Sightseeing tour in the old part of Khiva - Ichan Kala known as "Inner town".

Ichan Kala is the biggest open air museum in Central Asia and consists of the following architectural monuments: Ata Darbaza, Kunya Ark, Muhammad Rakhim-Khan Madrassa, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassa, Kalta Minor Minaret, Jome Mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja Madrassa, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, the last Khiva Khan Allak ulikhan's Madrassa and Tosh Hovli Palace, Caravanserai.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3/ Khiva- Bukhara (450km)

Breakfast. Transfer to Bukhara. On the way stop to see Amudarya River. Arrival in Bukhara in the afternoon, check-in the hotel. Free time.

Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 4/ Bukhara ( visits with local guide)

Breakfast.

Sightseeing tour of Bukhara with visiting: Samanids Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Haus Mosque, Ark Fortress, Minorai-Kalon and Poi-Kalon Mosque, Miri-Arab Madrassah, Toki-Zargaron, Kosh Madrassah (Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan), Magoki-Attori Mosque, Lyabi-Hause ansemble. A visit to three trading domes (covered bazaars). In XVI century it was the center for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5/ Bukhara ( visits with local guide)

Breakfast
Countryside trip includes visiting the last Bukhara's Emir's summer residence "Sitorai-Mokhi-Khossa" and Bakhauddin Naqshbandi mausoleum (the founder of Naqshbandi Sufi Spiritual order) Located near Bukhara the memorial complex of Bakhauddin Nakshbandi is considered as one of the most significant religious places of Bukhara that attracts many visitors as well as pilgrims. 

The memorial was rebuilt several times in XIV - each Emir of Bukhara wanted to build something new near the mausoleum. This complex impresses with its incomparable style of oriental architecture, which reflects the spirit of the Sufi Order.

Free time for shopping

Overnight at the hotel

Day 6/ Bukhara - Gijduvan - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand

Breakfast
Transfer to Samarkand through Gijduvan and Shahrisabz cities.

From ancient times to the present day Gijduvan is known as a shopping city and the center of handicrafts, helped by proximity to the Great Silk Road. Pottery is unique among the various crafts that flourished in the town. Gidjuvan ceramics school is characterized by the use of geometric shapes and colors in the ornaments.

Short city tour around historical part of Shahrisabz :Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak-Saray Palace, Dor-ut Tilavat Ensemble with Kok-Gumbaz Mosque and burial vault of Tamerlane's father. Continue driving to Samarkand.

Arrival in the afternoon and check in hotel

Overnight at the hotel

Day 7/ Samarkand (visits with guide)

Breakfast
The history of Samarkand is about 2,750 years old and has witnessed many upheavals during the times of Alexander the Great, the Arabic Conquest, Genghis-Khan Conquest and lastly Tamerlane's. Hence, the culture of Samarkand was developed and mixed together with the Iranian, Indian, Mongolian and a bit of the Western and Eastern cultures.Sightseeing tour of Samarkand with visiting: 

Registan Square (a heart of the city), Bibi-Hanum Mosque, orient bazaar Siyab, Shahi Zinda Necropolis

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8/ Samarkand - Tashkent (visits with guide + fast speed train )

Breakfast

Sightseeing tour of Samarkand with visiting: Ulugbek's Observatory, Mausoleum of Khodja Doniyor known as Saint Daniel. Free time for shopping

Transfer to railway station of Samarkand.

Depart for Tashkent by high-speed train "Afrosiab".

Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9/ Tashkent - Chimgan - Tashkent 

Breakfast

In the morning, depart to Chimgan Mountains (80 km, ~2 h.). You will be driving the road lying in picturesque surroundings full of local villages, gardens, and streams. If the cableway is functioning take 3 km long ride in Beldersay gorge to Kumbel peak (2400) where the longest ski track has its start. Have a walk in mountain area. Continue to the shore of Charvak reservoir, surrounded by green mountain flanks. With numerous resorts, beaches, and children summer camps, Charvak Lake is a favorite place of locals and foreigners to enjoy summer days outside the city. Drive down serpentine road to Chinara's restaurant to have lunch under the shade of four giant plane trees. On the territory of restaurant, there are unique petroglyphs, rock carvings made by prehistoric people, preserved for the future.Return to Tashkent

Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 10/ Tashkent (flight)

Transfer to the international airport of Tashkent . End of tour.


Tour price includes: 

- Double / twin accommodation;
- All entrance fees to the monuments and museums as specified in the program ;
- Transportation services all over the tour;
- Local guides services;
- Visa invitation letter for Uzbekistan (if necessary);
- Lunch, dinner at Yurt Camp;
- Tickets for museums

Tour price does not include:

- Airfare international flights;
- Video and photo shooting charge on the spots;
- Meals (lunches, dinners).
- Insurance