LEGENDARY CITIES OF TRANSAXONIA

DURATION: 12 DAYS/11 NIGHTS

ROUTE:         TASHKENT-URGENCH-KHIVA-URGENCH-BUKHARA-NURATA-YANGIGAZGAN-LAKE AYDARKUL-SAMARKAND-SHAKHRISABZ-TERSAK-URGUT-SAMARKAND-TASHKENT

 KHIVA

DAY 1. TASHKENT

A.M. Visit Khazrati Imam Complex, Kukaldash, Barakhan Madrassah, Applied Art Museum.

 P.M. Independence Square, Underground Metro, Chorsu Bazaar.

DAY 2. TASHKENT-URGENCH-KHIVA (BY AIR)

Morning flight to Urgench by HY-1051 at 07:00. Arrival at 09:30. Transfer to Khiva. Accommodation. Excursion in Khiva Ichan Kala. Full day SS tour of Khiva: Ichan –Kala (UNESCO World Heritage List) with towers, a heavily fortified citadel called Kunya-Ark – the Old Fortress, palace-fortress Kurynysh-khana, Juma mosque the Seyid Allauddin mausoleum and the Bagbanli mosque, Mukhammad, Khurdzhum and Shirgazi-khan madrassahs – in the 17th and 18th centuries, Among later structures, of special interest are the Kutlug-Murad-inak madrassah, the Pakhlavan–Makhmud mausoleum, the caravanserai, and Allakuli-khan madrassah, the Tash-Khauli palace.


DAY 3. KHIVA-AYAZKALA

Morning transfer to Ayazkala, visit ancient Fortresses. Ayazkala, Kirkkizkala, Toprakkala.

Drive back to Khiva and free time for shopping in old city.


DAY 4. KHIVA-BUKHARA

Drive to Bukhara via Kyzylkum desert along Caravan road. Arrival and accommodation in hotel. P.M. Self walk to ancient city. 

DAY 5. BUKHARA

Full day SS tour in Bukhara including: The Lyabi-Khaus ensemble  (Includes the Kukeldush madrassah and Nodir-Divan-Begi as well as the Khanakas). Also visit 3 remaining domed bazaars – Taqi Zargaron, or Jeweler’s Bazaar, Taqi Telpak Furushon or Cap Makers’ Bazaar and Taqi Sarrafon, or Moneychangers’ Bazaar, Mausoleum of the Samanids, Chashmai-Ayub,  Mosque Bolo-Khauz, citadel Ark. From high walls of citadel the interesting skyline of the city is made up of a mixture of modern buildings and monuments of the past), Ensemble Poi Kalian. Madrassah Miri-Arab, Mosque Djuma, Madrassah of Ulugbek  and Madrassah of Abdoulazizkhan, Mausoleum Chor Minor, Mosque Magoki-Attari.


DAY 6. BUKHARA-NURATA-YANGIGAZGAN

Drive to Yangigazgan via Nurata. 

Excursion in Nurata incl. fortress ruins Nurata Friday mosque with basin filled with sacred fishes. Visit to the ruins of fortress of Alexander the Great. Drive to yurts camp. Accommodation in yurtas.

Dinner at the fire under accompany Kazakh Akyn (local folklore singer).Overnight in yurtas.

DAY 7 YANGIGAZGAN-LAKE AYDARKUL-SAMARKAND

After breakfast camel trekking.

Drive to Aydar Kul Lake. Rest at the lake. Transfer to Samarkand.

Arrival, accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 8. SAMARKAND

Full day city tour in Samarkand: visit to Registan square. The Square is surrounded by the Ulugbek’s madrassah, the Sher-Dor madrassah and Tilla-Kori madrassah. Mausoleum Gur-Emir, Lunch.

Observatory of Ulugbek visit to Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda and ensemble of mausoleums of the 11th-19th centuries, the necropolis of Samarkand rulers and nobles, Visit to Mosque Bibi-Khanum. Time at leisure and shopping at Siab bazaar .


 DAY 9. SAMARKAND-SHAKHRISABZ-TERSAK

Drive from Samarkand to Tersak via Shakhrisabz. Tour of Shakhrisabz:

Visit Ak Saray Palace, Kuk Gumbaz, Gumbazi Saidon, Khazrati Imam Mosque, Mausoleum of Jakhangir (Temurlan’s son).

«The green city» as the name is translated, was known in due time as Kesh or Nasaf. Tamerlan was born near to city and has proclaimed its place of year’s palace Аrk of a shed.

Transfer to Tersak. Excursion in a direction to a falls (3 þ.) Walk. Continuation of excursion in a direction to village Tersak. Arrival and accommodation at director of rural school. Walk on village and visiting of school. Conversation with inhabitants of village. Dinner and overnight in the residents.

DAY 10. TERSAK-URGUT-SAMARKAND

Drive to Urgut. Visit Urgut Syuzani Bazar. Drive back to Samarkand to visit the  excavation site “Afrosiab” and museum of the city foundation, Khoja Daniyal Mausoleum, Khazarti Khizr Mosque.

DAY 11. SAMARKAND-TASHKENT

Drive to Tashkent. Arrival to Tashkent and accommodation in the hotel.

Free time at leisure in Tashkent bazaars and squares. 

DAY 12. TASHKENT-HOME

Early morning flight to home.

PLEASE ENQUIRE ABOUT PRICES

 PROGRAM INCLUDES :

  •   Accommodation in the 3/4  star hotels double rooms;
  •   Tours and transfers on the deluxe coach A/C;
  •  English/Spanish/French/German/Japanese/Italian Speaking Guide along the tour itinerary;
  •   Entrance fees to all visiting places;
  •   Concert of Folklore show and Dinner in Madrassah of Nodir devan Begi  in Bukhara;
  •  Sound & Light performance in Reghistan square (from 10 pax);
  •  Porter fees in the hotel and airport;
  • Visa support to obtain Uzbekistan visa;
  •  B&B
  • Presentation of National Cuisine “Plov” in National Guest House (from 7 person);
  • Uzbekistan tourist map per pax.

NOT INCLUDES :

  •   Strong drinks(vodka, beer, etc);
  •   Photo and Camera fees;
  •  Taxes in the International Airport;
  •  Uzbek Visa;
  •  Tips for guide and driver;
  •  Degustation of wine in Samarkand Wine Factory 10 USD for per pax;
  •   International Flight Tickets;
  •  Urgench-Tashkent airflight tickets;
  •  Single supplementary rooms
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  1. REally fantastic trip… thanks a lot for your great effort, we had a fantastic organization. Uzbekistan is still a jewel to be discovered and we will recommend it to anyone…


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