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Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 3

Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 3, Uzbekistan tours. 

Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 3
Duration: 10 days
In short: Tashkent - Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva - Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand - Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent
The guide will wait you at the meeting area and then you will be transferred to Tashkent. Upon arrival you will have a guided city tour to explore the most prominent sights of the city. You will visit the Independence square that is considered to be the main square of the country that was ere4cted as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then is the local Broadway that separates the Independence square and Amir Timur square. Later on you will visit the famous Tashkent metro that first line of which was built in 1977. Next destination of the tour is the old part of the city such as a Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that include several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Then is the most interesting part of the city the Othman Quran that is known as the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Night you will be spend in the hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Nukus (domestic flight)
In course of the tour you will have a domestic flight to Nukus from Tashkent. The day is dedicated for city tour where you will be able to see the major sights of it. You will have an excursion in the Museum of Savitsky. This site is known as the place of the forbidden art of Russian avant-garde paintings of 20th century such as Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group gathered there. The one who collected it is the head of the museum the Karakalpakstan state museum of art. He bought or got it for free from indictable soviet artists. He preserved them and as the time passed he presented it in the distant central Asian art-house. After it you will be transferred to Mizdakhan necropolis that used to be ancient city that was seized from 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Then is the Chilpyk that is known as the Zoroastrian ancient monument with the history of 2200 years old your next place to admire. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva
In course of the tour you will have a tour to the oldest sight of the city that is known as the Khiva. The history of this site is connected to the mythical Khorezmshah's State which capital is known to be Urgench. While being the trade central of the Great Silk Road in the 10th century the city used to be incredible prosperous. There it will be possible to see the endless chain of caravans tat wait their turn at the entrance gate. This site was prese4rved through generations and now you can investigate its beauty and great history. After it you will have a stop to explore two fortresses Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. You will learn that the Ayaz Qala was also the ancient castle of Khorezm. The name of this fortress was given in honor of the Turkic folklore hero who was a warrior-slave. It was built in II century AD. In Tuprak Qala lived Artav who was Korezmian ruler and the interesting fact bout this site that the meaning of its name is Clay fort. In course of the tour you will know that the fortress was under occupation until 6th century AD even through it in 1 or 2-century AD. Because of the endless wars and intrusion that emaciated the city there was no life anymore. During the night you will stay in hotel.

Day 4: Khiva
Today you will have a city tour in Khiva. This city is known s as the oldest in Uzbekisran here you will be able to see the famous Ichan Qala. It is the inner city that is rounded with strong walls. Tours to this sight are very interesting because you can investigate old buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses transformed Ichan-Qala into unique city-monument. Whiuloe travel here you will know that this sight possesses at 400 traditional dwelling and about 60 monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala became historical and architectural maintaining area. Moreover you will explore the sight that was built in the 17th century and discovered by Muhammad Arang Khan. The parts of it are the Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace known as the incomparable example of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Khiva - Bukhara
Today you will travel to Bukhara city. This city is famous as a "town museum" where can be found more than 140 architectural monuments of the middle ages. You will learn that the city is full of green and narrow streets, big parks and beautiful gardens, historical and architectural monuments in spite of belonging to different epochs they locate very close to each other. During the tour you will be able to see the famous Kizilkum desert as well as the view of Amu Darya River that is known to be the deepest river in the Central Asia. It is interesting to know that the river appeared due to the merge of the two rivers from Tajikistan - Panj and Vakhsh, and flowing into Aral Sea. The night you will spend in the hotel.

Day 6: Bukhara
In course of the tour you will see the sights that have significant meaning for the city. The first sight that you will visit is the Citadel Ark of 4th century. This is the most ancient citadel of the Bukhara was used as a palace for several dynasties Bukhara Empire. Then is the masterpiece that is known as the Samanids mausoleum of 9th- 10th century. Later on you will explore the Chasma Ayub or Job's Well and Bolo - Hauz mosque of forty column named by Abu Fabyud Khan of Bukhara governor. You will have an opportunity to visit the shopping malls where you will find a lot of souvenirs. After it you will explore madrasah of Bukhara, the Nodir Divan Begithat is the part of Lyabi Kalon Ensemble. Then you will see the Poi Kalon complex made of three structure that are dating to 12th- 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and the last one is Mir Arab Madrasah. Night will be in hotel.

Day 7: Bukhara - Shahrisabs - Samarkand
Today you will visit the one of the most interesting sites of the tour the Amir Timur's birthplace. You will drive to Shahrisabs. Upon arrival you will have time to explore the famous Ak Saray that was built by Amir Timur. On the entrance gate of the palace you will see the inscription: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". Later on you will explore the Jahongir's mausoleum that was built in honor of the eldest son of Amir Timur. He died at the age of 20 in the battlefield. Many legends say that Ammir Timur grief lasted for 30 years. And the last sights of the tour are the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes where all Amir Timur's descendants and relatives were laid to rest. Arrival to Samarkand. The night is in the hotel.

Day 8: Samarkand
In course of the tour you will explore the most prominent part of the city. Samarkand is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. Moreover you will be impressed to know that this is the second largest city of Uzbekistan the age of which is similar to Babylon or Rome. You will visit the Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. During the travel you will visit Registan Square that is possesses the huge collection of the Madrasahs (15th-17th). You will be fascinated by its beauty. Then is the Shakhi - Zindeh included to the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is made of collection of mausoleums (11th - 15th). And the last one is the Bibi Khanum Mosque that was built to one of Amir Timur favorite wife after the successful campaign in India. Night is in the hotel.

Day 9: Samarkand - Tashkent
Today you will continue to explore the Samarkand city. You will visit the site that is known as the Ulughbek observatory of the 15th century. During the history he is famous as the one of the famous rulers and scientists of Samarkand. You will be impressed by the fact that he made a catalog "Zidji Guragoni" which possessed the information about 1018 heavenly bodies that he published in 1437. He was killed by his own flesh and blood - his own son. Later on you can visit the local Broadway to see a lot of interesting things as well as souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. Later on you will visit the National bazaar Siab were you can witness Uzbek traditional handmade products and sweets. Speaking of hand made products you also will visit factory where around 400 women sew handmade carpet. Night is in a hotel.

Day 10: Tashkent - Departure
Flight to next destination.

02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus

Price per person:
02 pax - 850 $
04 pax - 670 $
06 pax - 575 $
08 pax - 605 $
10 pax - 560 $
Single - 135 $

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 40 $

Half board - 80 $
Full board - 145 $
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 75 $ per person

English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva - 265 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 580 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3*
Nukus - "Jipek jo'li" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Train tickets (if any)
- Mineral water supply

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Guides
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Entrances to all museums