Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 7
Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 7
Duration: 6 days
In short: Tashkent - Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus - Tashkent - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent - Nukus
We will glad to meet you at Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 7. In course of the travel you will visit the Independence square, it is the main square of the country that was made as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After it you will walk along the local Broadway that separates the Independence square and Amir Timur square. After it you will visit the one of the beautiful metros in the world, the Tashkent metro. The first line of this sight was opened in 1977. Later on you will drive to the old part of the city to see the Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Moreover you will wiotness the mot interesrting part in tours to Uzbelkistan the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph who was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. Even todsay it stil possib;e to sere the blood on the pages. Evening flight to Nukus. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea
In course of the Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 7 you will head on to Aral Sea. The road to it will take about 9 hours and will go through following route: Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. During the way you will visit Gaur-Kala Fortress that can be translated as the "fortress of the infidels". This wonderful sight was built in the fourth century B.C. You will witness the walls that reach ten meters, are surrounded by the preserved till our days a few strongholds. It still impossible to say what kind of buildings they were. You will arrive to Aral Sea before the dusk. Driver will pitch a camp until you explore the surroundings. Overnight is in tents.
Day 3: Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus - Tashkent
During the transfer you will be able to make a lot of picturesque photos of canyons. You will have a great time while visiting the Ustyurt canyon and after it you will drive farther to Muinak through the dried bottom of the sea. Upon arrival you will see why this town is the perfect example of the ecological disaster in the region. This site used to be the largest Karakalpakstan's port and center of fishery. In course of the you will explore the graveyard of ship in ex-shore of the Aral Sea and have an excursion in town museum. Then you will head on to Nukus for the flight to Tashkent. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 4: Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva
You will have a morning drive to Khiva. In course of the tour you will be informed that it is the oldest city in Uzbekistan. Here you will witness the history that has some relations to the legendary Khorezmshah's State, the capital of which used to be in Urgench before. In the 10th century Khiva is mentioned as a major trading center on the Silk Road. This place was major point of the Grade Silk Road on the way to China and back. In the past people witnessed the endless stream of trading caravans until the gates were opened. Today you can see the heritage that was preserved and passed for generations. During the way you will see two fortresses that are known as the Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. Talking about Ayaz Qala you will learn that it is an ancient castle of Khorezm, named on behalf of legendary warrior-slave Ayaz. He was a Turkic folklore hero. This fortress was made in II century AD. Tuprak Qala can be translated as ‘clay fort' t. This site used to be the royal city of Khorezmian ruler Artav that was built in 1 or 2-century AD. It was occupied until 6th century AD but due to the constant wars and invasions the city became lifeless. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Khiva - Tashkent
Today you will have a tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. You will explore the inner city of Khiva that is known as the Ichan-Qala. This site has strong walls and inside of it you will explore the centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravanserais and Bathhouses. All these things made Ichan-Qala into unique city-monument. You will be impressed to know that Ichan-Qala consists of over 400 traditional houses and about 60 architectural monuments. It is worthy to note that Ichan-Qala was announced to be a historical and architectural conservation area in 1969. While exploring it you will see the most prominent sight tours to which are very popular, the Kunya-Ark fortress dating back to 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an incredible sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. In the evening you will have a flight to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.
Price per person:
02 pax - 830 $
04 pax - 680 $
06 pax - 610 $
08 pax - 575 $
10 pax - 555 $
Single - 70 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $
*Half board - 40 $
*Full board - 65 $
*Entrance fees - 45 $ available with escort guide only
English speaking guide - local 130 $ or escort 370 $ per group
Flight tickets Urgench - Tashkent - from 80 $ per person
Flight tickets Tashkent - Nukus - from 80 $ per person
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
Aral Sea - "Tents"
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Flight tickets Tashkent - Nukus
- Flight tickets Urgench - Tashkent