Day 01 - Arrive
You will be met upon arrival at the airport/station and transferred
to your hotel. Sightseeing with guide in the afternoon visiting the old
city, Barak Khan Madrassa founded in the 16th century by a descendent of
Tamerlane who ruled Tashkent during the Shaybanid dynasty, Yunus Khan Mausoleum,
Kaffal al Shashi Mazar, Kukeldash Madrassa built in the mid 16th century by the
ruler‘s vizier, Kukaldash, after secular use as a Soviet warehouse and museum,
the Museum of Applied Art, Square of Independence, Friendship People' Square,
the Metro, and the National Theatre of Opera and Ballet.
Day 02 - Tashkent.
Full day hiking excursion in the Chimgan Mountains area. Return to Tashkent for
Day 03 - Tashkent.
After an early breakfast you will be transferred to the airport for the
short flight to Urgench. You will be met upon arrival and driven to Khiva
and your hotel located in the old city. Full day sightseeing of this fabled
fortress city with your guide visiting Ichan
Kala, Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassa & Minaret, Kunya Ark, Pakhlavan Mahmud
Complex, Islam Khodja Madrassa & Minaret (1908), Jumma Mosque, Tash Hauli
Allakuli Khan Palace, and of course, time for shopping in the Bazaar.
Day 04 - Khiva.
Drive through the Kyzyl Kum Desert
and check into your hotel in the early afternoon. Rest of the day at leisure to
stroll around the Lyabi Hauz area, the social centre of Bukhara. Lounge on a
traditional chaikhana in the shade of the mulberry trees to drink green tea, eat
shashliks, or try your hand at dominoes with the locals!
Day 05 - Bukhara
An extraordinary mix of markets and monuments. Here you will see some of the
finest Islamic architecture in the world. Your sightseeing will include a visit
to the Chashma
Ayub Mazar, Poi-Kalan Complex, Ulugbeg Madrassa, the Lyabi Hauz Complex, Samanid’s
Mausoleum, Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa, and the impressive Ulugbeg Ark Fortress.
Full day sightseeing with guide visiting Sitorai Mokhi Khosa (Palace
of the Moon & Stars – summer residence of the last Bukhara Emir), Bolo Khauz
Mosque, & Complex Bakhoutdin Nakshbandy.
Day 07 - Drive to Samarkand
Check into your hotel after lunch. Rest of the day at leisure.
Day 08 - Samarkand
One of the oldest cities in Central Asia and once an important trade centre on
the famous Silk Road. Full day sightseeing with guide visiting the
Emir Mausoleum, Rukhabad Necropolis, Registan Square, undoubtedly Uzbekistan's
most famous attraction, Bibi Khanum Mosque, Ulugbeg Observatory, the outstanding
hillside necropolis of Shakh-i-Zinda and Al Bukhari Complex.
Today your guide and driver will take you on a full day
sightseeing excursion to
Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of Tamerlane. It is a spectacular drive past some
magnificent mountain scenery. You will visit Ak Sarai (summer residence of
Tamerlane), Malik Azhdar Khanagha, Jumma Mosque, Kok Gumbaz, Dorut Tilyavat
(House of Meditation) and the Dorus Siadat complexes.
On returning to
Samarkand you can stop at one of the numerous chaikhanas set up over the
mountain streams where you can enjoy eating home cooked food in a tranquil
Day 10 - Samarkand.
Drive to Tashkent via the beautiful market village of Urgut. There is a
bi-weekly market here on Thursdays and Sundays and is a colourful affair
with traders selling local wares. Continue on to Tashkent and Hotel for
Day 11 - Transfer to
airport or station - Services end
Price on application.
all accommodation with breakfast
all sightseeing with local guide
all entrance fees
all transport by
private airconditioned car
domestic air ticket
visa invitation letter for
Uzbekistan and it's Neighbours