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Homeland - Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva – Dashoguz – Derwaza – Urgench – Tashkent - Charvak – Tashkent - Homeland
Travel itinerary: Homeland - Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva – Dashoguz – Derwaza – Urgench – Tashkent - Charvak – Tashkent - Homeland
Duration: 10 days/9 nights
Group size: Min - 2 persons, Max - 10 persons
Kind of route: Airway, railway, bus and Jeep tour
Accommodation: Double/Twin accommodations in hotels
DAY ITINERARY 01 Homeland - Tashkent
Arrival at the international airport of Tashkent. You will be met by the guide and driver and transfer to the hotel (early check-in).
After having breakfast we visit the Madrassa Kukeldash Complex Khast Imam, the religious heart of the city with the Barak Khan Madrassa, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Mosque Djami and Local Chorsu Bazaar Market - Bazaar is the heart of every oriental city, the center of public life, breadwinner of the whole city. Since the dawn of time bazaars appeared on the intersections of trade roads, on big squares of cities. On counters of this oriental Bazaar you will find fresh fruits, amber-colored dried fruits, toasted Uzbek bread , fresh-killed meat, kazy (horse meat sausage), and what not else. And all these things are so attractive that one can’t stand to pass by them and taste. Lunch at restaurant “Tv tower” enjoying the over view of the City. Then we continue our tour in the modern part of Tashkent with the Panoramic view: Museum of Applied Arts, Independence Square, Amir Temur Square. The tour ends with the beautiful metro (underground) in Tashkent, where every station is decorated in various themes. Dinner at restaurant “Sim-Sim” with music and dance show. Overnight in hotel.
02 Tashkent - Samarkand
After early breakfast transfer to the railway station to catch the fast train “Afrosiyob” to Samarkand (300 km and it takes 2 hours and 20 minutes). Arriving in Samarkand at 10:30 am. We start our excursion with the magnificent Registan Square with three Madrasses completely covered with tiles and mosaics of lapis. Lazuli is one of the most extraordinary monuments of Central Asia with the Ulugbek Madrassa, the Sher Dor Madrassa and Tilla Kari Madrassa that are followed by the giant mosque Bibi Khanum built by Amir Timur for his favorite wife. After visiting the giant mosque of Bibi Khanum. We will have a free time for shopping in the Siyab Bazaar. Today the Siyab bazaar - the city’s biggest and the most ancient market. It welcomes the customers with abundance of fruit and vegetables growing in the fertile of Zarafshan valley. Pyramids of water-melons and melons, bags with walnuts, seedless raisins and dried apricots, bunches of grapes and alluring piles of figs attract the visitor with sweet tooth. Lunch in national restaurant with local people. After lunch transfer to the hotel and check-in. After a check – in the hotel we continue our tour with the Museum of Wine making at Khovrenko Winery. The winery has an interesting wine museum, which familiarizes the visitors with its history as well as that of Samarkand wine making, its international awards and, of course, arranges tasting of Samarkand wines. Dinner at restaurant with dance show. Overnight in hotel.
03 Samarkand – Bukhara
Breakfast. Visit the Mausoleum Guri Emir, the mausoleum of Amir Timur familial with its beautifully fluted dome, Shakhi Zinda Necropolis, Observatory of Ulugbek. Lunch. After lunch drive to Bukhara (280 km). On arrival in Bukhara check-in the hotel. Dinner at restaurant “Dolon”. Restaurant “Dolon” has the terrace with nice view of Bukhara. Overnight in the hotel.
Full day sightseeing tour of Bukhara: Visit – Lab-i-khauz ensemble, the pool and chaikhana of which is the modern centre of traditional Uzbekistan. Master class making of Uzbek national meal “Palov” for lunch. Visit Madrassah Nadirkhon Devanbegi, Poi Kalon minaret and mosque, see Madrassahs Aziz Khan and Ulugbek. Dinner at Medrese Nadir Devan Begi with folklore show. Overnight in hotel.
05 Bukhara – Khiva
After breakfast we leave for Khiva, the route crosses the desert Kyzyl Kum "red sands", the road that skirts the edge of the large bed of the river Amu Darya, whose dry offers stirring views of unusual beauty. During the journey stops are scheduled for lunch and short walks for taking photos at an impressive place in the middle of the “Kizil Kum desert” Then continue the way to Khiva. Arrival in Khiva and check in hotel. Free time for rest and wash. In the evening we go to Uzbek wedding party where you will have a chance to enjoy a real Uzbek wedding party with different customs and tradition of Uzbek people. Overnight in hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel. The day will be dedicated to visiting Khiva. “Ichan Kala”, its old town dating from the fifth century BC was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The excursion starts from the West Gate Ata Darvaza, the statue of the great scholar Al-Khorezmi (Algorithme), founder of algebra; Complex Muhammed Aminkhan (XIX s) with the Madrassa Aiminkhan and Kalta Minor Minaret, the Fortress Kunya Ark, the residence of local rulers with the Reception Hall, the Royal Mosque, the Harem, the Old Prisons, etc., Mosque Djouma (x, s) is the most beautiful Friday Mosque of Khiva from the 213 carved wooden columns. Lunch at café “Zarafshon”. After lunch visit the Palace Tash Khovli, the second residence of the rulers of Khiva with the Harem, the Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud, poet, philosopher and legendary wrestler, patron saint of the city, one of the most sacred and beautiful of Khiva, the Royal Caravanserai with its fascinating bazaar and just from this sight you may have a free time for walking and shopping in a Local Bazzar in Khiva. Dinner at Kheyvak restaurant. After dinner we will go to Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrassah to watch folklore show and dance for jolly Khorezmian music “Lazgi”. After the folklore show you will have a chance to feel the charming Khiva night walking. Overnight in Khiva.
07 Khiva – Dashoguz Gas crater
Breakfast and transfer to Uzbekistan - Turkmenistan border point. Border formalities on both sides. You will be met by the driver and the guide with Jeeps in Turkmenistan part and transfer to Kunya Urgench. A short - sightseeing tour of the historical places of "Kunya-Urgench" as Mausoleum of Sultan Tekesh, The monument of Sultan Tekesh is located in south-eastern part of Kyrk Molla fortress. People call this monument mausoleum of Il Arslan. Mausoleum of Torebeg Hanum. This historical monument, built for the honor of Torebeg Hanum, is located in the north of ancient Gurgench. Lunch at a local cafe. Then drive to Derwaza where the famous Gas Crater ( The Door to Hell) is situated (270 km ). In Derwaza deserts we make a Jeep safari tour on the vast sand. The Derwaza area is rich in natural gas. To avoid poisonous gas discharge, it was decided the best solution was to burn it off. Geologists had hoped the fire would use all the fuel in a matter of days, but the gas is still burning today. Locals have dubbed the cavern "The Door to Hell". Sightseeing famous Gas crater is nowadays is a very interesting place for tourists where they can have a night in tents, you can have a lot fun there dancing, singing and cooking delicious picnic meals like Shashlik with fresh meat for dinner and make your picnic even more interesting. Dinner. Rest & night in tents near crater.
08 Derwaza – Urgench – Tashkent
Breakfast and drive to Dashoguz (270 km). Visit a horse-racing complex and watch Akhal-Teke horses on a tour of the sports complex. Transfer to cross Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan border. Border formalities on both sides. Transfer to Urgench. Arrival in Urgench and lunch in restaurant “Xorazm Baliqlari” (Fish of Khorezm). Transfer to Urgench International airport for flight to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent and free time and dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.
09 Tashkent – Charvak – Tashkent
Breakfast and transfer to Chimgan Mountains (80 km, ~2 h.). You will be driving the road lying in picturesque surroundings full of local villages, gardens, and streams. If the cableway is functioning take 3 km long ride in Beldersay gorge to Kumbel peak (2400) where the longest ski track has its start. Have a walk in mountain area. Continue to the shore of Charvak reservoir, surrounded by green mountain flanks. With numerous resorts, beaches, and children summer camps, Charvak Lake is a favorite place of locals and foreigners to enjoy summer days outside the city. Photo-stop in Charvak. Return to Tashkent and dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.
10 Tashkent – Homeland
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the International Tashkent Airport to catch return flight to Homeland with great expressions!!!
Hotels in Cities Budget Option Tashkent “Grand Orzu” 3* or similar Khiva Hotel "Orient Star Khiva" 3* or similar Samarkand “Registan” 4* or similar Bukhara “New Moon” 3* or similar Derwaza Overnight in tents
Tour price included:
- Visa support for Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan;
- Road transport as per program per regular road vehicle or 4x4 depending on terrain, as per table;
- Accommodation in shared double/twin hotel room, including breakfast;
- Accommodation in shared single trekking tent (including sleeping mat, sleeping bag and pillow in Derwaza Area, including breakfast)
- Guide services for full duration of the program
- Domestic airline tickets economy class (Urgench-Tashkent);
- Domestic fast train tickets economy class (Tashkent – Samarkand);
- Bottled drinking water en route.
Tour price does not include:
- Consular fees for Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan visa ~ 125 USD;
- Full board ~ 140 USD;
- Entrance fees to sites mentioned in program – 60 USD;
- International flight tickets;
- Personal insurance and any items not mentioned above.
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