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Uzbekistan & The Areal Sea

Published in Uzbekistan
 
Itn#:   UZC03
From:   $2125 USD
Duration:   12 days / 11 nights
Best Season:   Apr to Oct
Trip Type:   Cultural
 

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Highlights:

Tashkent, the Aral Sea (the dying Sea) Madrasahs and mosques, Khiva for desert citadels and cities of Bukhara and Samarkand.

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Itinerary


Trip Itinerary:

  Day 01 Arrive Tashkent
Early arrival in Tashkent and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon see Tashkent's main sights including the central square Amir Timur or Tamerlane's Square, the AlisherNavoi Opera Theatre, the Chorsu Bazaar and the old town's mosques and madrasahs.
 
  Day 02 Tashkent – Nukus (Flight)
Flight to Nukus and upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Visit state museum of Karakalpakstan – famous Savitsky art collection – Karakalpakstan nomadic exhibits and unique necropolis of Mizada Khan. Overnight at hotel.
 
  Day 03 Aral Sea
Day excursion to Muyinak, the former banks of Aral Sea.Overnight at hotel.
 
  Day 04 Nukus – Khiva
Drive to Khiva ( desert fortress) enroute visit the Shylpyk tower of silence, the royal Toprak Kala, Ayaz Kala, the highest of the fortresses. Later continue to the walled city. Overnight at hotel.
 
  Day 05 Khiva
Today enjoy a full days excursion to Medieval Khiva. With your guide you will be able to wander through the maze of twisting alleyways and visit the "Kunya Ark" or old citadel, the Emir's Palace and the magnificent Juma Mosque with its 200 individually carved wooden pillars.Overnight at hotel.
 
  Day 06 Khiva – Bukhara
A long drive today though the KyzylKum or red desert to the magical city of Bukhara. Arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
 
  Day 07 Bukhara

With its narrow alleyways and bustling bazaars, Bukhara is the quintessential Silk Road city. Tour through the narrow streets of old Bukhara, including the Ark Citadel, Kalyan Square with its great minaret and Ismael Samani Mausoleum dating from the 10th century.
 
  Day 08 Bukhara
This morning visit the last Emir's Summer Palace, an eclectic mix of European and Oriental design. Return to Bukhara for a free afternoon to wander the old town with its cafes and trading domes.
 
  Day 09 Bukhara - Vabkent - Gidjduvan - Samarkand
Travel along the Golden Road to Samarkand visiting the potteries, shrines and tombs of Vabkent andGijduvan on the way. Also visit the Ulug Beg Madrassah and the tomb ofKhoja Abdul Khaliq. Arrive in Samarkand in the late afternoon and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
 
  Day 10 Samarkand
Samarkand@Samarkand, one of the key trading cities of the ancient Silk Road, became famous as the capital of the vast state created by Tamerlane. On your full day tour you will visit Tamerlane's Tomb and Registan Square, an architectural masterpiece with blue tiled madrassahs on three sides. Also see Ulugbek's observatory, the Shah-i-Zinada necropolis and the immense BibiKhanum Mosque, built by Tamerlane for his Chinese wife.
 
  Day 11 Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand
Enjoy a full day excursion to Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of Tamerlaine and surrounded by the Zerafshan Mountains. Enjoy fantastic views from the top of the enormous portal of Tamerlaine'sAk-Sarai Palace and visit his intended Mausoleum and the KukGumbaz Mosque.
 
  Day 12 Samarkand – Tashkent – Departure
This morning drive from Samarkand directly to Tashkent airport for your return flight.
 

Additional Info


Additional Information:

TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Accommodation based on twin shared room at selected hotels with daily breakfast.
  • Half board (dinners) and Full board (Lunches & Dinners) can be requested.
  • Professional English Speaking tour guide or other languages upon request.
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time.
TOUR EXCLUDES:
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International / Domestic air tickets.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of personal nature, Tips and gratuities.

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