Archeological tour to Uzbekistan

Description: Uzbekistan
Route: Tashkent – Termez – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva – Toprak-Kala –(Ayaz-Kala) – Urgench – Tashkent
Description: The archeological tour package comprises both historical-cultural, architectural components and the archeological sites of Uzbekistan.
Best Season: March - October
Duration: 13 days/ 12 nights
TOUR ITENARY Tour code: ART#1
Day 01 Tashkent
PM arrive in Tashkent. Meet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel and check-in. Dinner at local restaurant/hotel. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 02 Tashkent- Termez
Breakfast at the hotel. Half day city tour to the old part of Tashkent: Khazrat Imom Complex (Barak-Khan Madrasa, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and Juma Mosque), Chorsu bazaar, Kukeldash Madrasa (XVI c.). Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Termez. Arrive at Termez and transfer to hotel for check-in. Dinner at the hotel/local restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 03 Termez
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing in Termez: Termez Archeology Museum, Fayaz-tepa ancient settlement (2-3 rd B.C.), Hakim At-Termezi Mausoleum (IX-XV c.c.), Buddhist Stupa Zurmala (IX-XIV c.c.), Mausoleum of Sultan Saodat (X-XVIII c.c.), Nunnery Kirk Kiz (IX-XIV c.c.). Dinner at local restaurant/hotel. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 04 Termez
Breakfast at the hotel. Continuation of excursion program in Termez: drive to archeological site of Termez – Dalvarzin-tepa (I c.) where an archeological excavation is being carried out. On the route visit to Djarkurgan Minaret (XII c.), the bridge of the Alexander Great. Meet and lunch with local archeologists. Taking part in excavations by the wish. Dinner and overnight.
Day 05 Termez-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz ( 450 km). Arrival to Shakhrisabz, lunch at local restaurant. Half day sightseeing: ruins of Ak-Saray Palace, Jahongir mausoleum, Dor-ut Saodat complex: Khazrati Imam Mosque, Dor-ut Tillavat complex: Gumbazi-Seiidan, Kok Gumbaz Mosque. Drive to Samarkand ( 170 km). Arrival at Samarkand. Check in the hotel. Dinner at the hotel/local restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 06 Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing of Samarkand: Gur Emir Mausoleum (XVc.), Registan Square (including Sher Dor, Tilla Kari and Ulugbek madrasas – XV-XVII cc.). Lunch at local restaurant. Continuation of sightseeing: Bibi Khanim mosque and mausoleum (XV c.), Siyab bazaar (one of the oriental bazaars), Khazrat Khizr mosque, Shahi Zinda necropolis (XIV-XV cc.), the observatory of Ulugbek (XVc.). Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 07 Samarkand-Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bukhara ( 284 km). En route visit to Imam al-Bukhari memorial complex. Arrival in Bukhara. Check in the hotel. Lunch at local restaurant. Half day sightseeing in Bukhara: “Sitorai Mohi Khosa” (XIX-XX cc.) – the summer palace of last Bukhara Emir, Said Alimkhan, the complex of Nakshbandi. Dinner with folk show at Nadir Devan Begi madrasa. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 08 Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing of Bukhara: the dynasty mausoleum of Samanids (IX-Xcc.), Chashma Ayub (XIVc.), Bola Havuz ensemble (XVIII-XXcc.), Ark citadel (XIX-XXcc.). Lunch at local restaurant (13:00). Continuation of the sightseeing program (14:00): Poi-Kalon complex (Kalon minaret (XIIc.), Kalon mosque (XVc.) and Miri Arab madrasa (XVIc.)), Ulugbek madrasa (XVc.), Abdulaziz Khan madrasa (XVIIc.), Trade Domes (Toki Telpakfurushon, Toki Zargaron, Toki Sarafon), Ancient Silk Market, Magoki Attori mosque and Lyabi Hauz complex. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 09 Bukhara – Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Khiva via Kizil-Kum desert along Caravan Roads ( 480 km). En route box lunch. Arrival in Khiva. Check in the hotel. Dinner at the hotel/local restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 10 Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing in Khiva: Ichan Kala – a UNESCO World Heritage Site including: Medrassa Muhammad Amin Khan, Kelta Minar, Kunya Ark, Medrassa Muhammad Rakhimkhan. Lunch at local restaurant. Continuation of sightseeing program: Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, Islam Khodja Minaret & medrassa, Djuma Mosque and Minaret, Tash Hovli Palace. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 11 Khiva – Toprak-Kala – Ayaz-Kala
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to ruins of Toprak-Kala Fortress, ancient capital of Khorezm ( 115 km). Lunch in Yurt. After lunch visit to the ruins of Ayaz Kala fortress ( 30 km). Both of these fortresses are on the territory of the autonomous republic of Karakalpakistan. Dinner and overnight in Yurts.
Day 12 Ayaz-Kala – Urgench – Tashkent
Breakfast in the Yurt. Drive to Urgench. Lunch at local restaurant. Transfer to the airport for domestic flight to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Meet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Check in the hotel. Farewell dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at a hotel.
Day 13 Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for departure flight to next destination. End of the tour.

 

Please kindly note that the program can be altered or put any changes by the guests’ requests and suggestions so that it can come to their full satisfaction or meet any requirements.