Wonders of Uzbekistan

Destination: Uzbekistan
Route: Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva – Tashkent
Description: This cultural-historic tour package consists of a combination of historical, architectural and cultural components of Uzbekistan
Best Season: March to November
Duration: 7 days/ 6 nights
TOUR ITINERARY Tour code: CST#4
Day 01 Tashkent–Samarkand
AM arrival in Tashkent. Meet at the airport. Lunch at local restaurant. Drive to Samarkand (330 km). En route visit to the Imam al-Bukhari Mausoleum. Arrive at Samarkand, hotel check-in. Dinner and overnight in Samarkand.
Day 02 Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing of Samarkand: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (XV c.), Registan Square including three medresses (XV-XVII c.c.), Bibi-Khanum Mosque (XIV-XV c.c.) and Samarkand oriental bazaar SIYOB. Lunch at local restaurant. Continuation of sightseeing program: Shahi Zinda Necropolis (XIV-XV c.c.), Ulugbek Observatory (XV c.c.), visit to the "Samarkand-Bukhara Silk Carpets" factory where you can observe the whole process of weaving silk carpets based on “hand-made” technology. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 03 Samarkand – Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bukhara (280 km, 4 hours). Arrive at Bukhara, hotel check-in. Lunch at local restaurant. PM sightseeing of Bukhara: The Ark Fortress (XIX-XX cc.), Bolo Hauz Mosque (XVIII c.), Samanids Mausoleum (IX-X cc.), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (XII-XVI cc.). Dinner at Nadir Devan Begi medresse with folk show program. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 04 Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing of Bukhara: Poi-Kalyan complex with Kalyan Minaret (XII c.), trade domes of Toki Zargaron (XV c.), Toki Sarrafon (XVI c.), Toki Telpak Furushon (XVI c.), Ulugbek Madrassah (XV c.), Abdulazizkhan Madrassah (XVII c.) to the Lyabi Hauz complex (XVI -XVII cc.). Lunch at local restaurant. Continuation of sightseeing of Bukhara: Bagautdin Nakhshbandi Complex - a center of Sufism ((XIV-XVI cc.) 14 km outside the town)), Sitorai Mokhi Khosa - summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara ((XIX-XX cc.) 4 km outside the town). Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 05 Bukhara – Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Bukhara via the Kizilkum desert along Caravan Roads (480 km, 7-8 hours). En route box lunch. Arrival at Khiva. Check in the hotel. Dinner at the hotel/local restaurant and overnight in Khiva.
Day 06 Khiva – Urgench – Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Full day sightseeing of 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. Transfer to Urgench for domestic flight to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Meet at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. Check-in at the hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 07 Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Half day sightseeing of Tashkent: Khast Imom complex, oriental bazaar Chorsu, Kukeldash medresse (XV c.). Lunch at local restaurant. 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.