The Great Discovery of Uzbekistan

Travel to the heart of Greater Uzbekistan. This route of more than 800 km will make you discover the uniqueness and originality of the "Thousand and One Nights" cities. Also, there will be twelve major steps to immerse yourself in the history of this country, where the azure sky meets the curves of an incomparable architecture. Besides, you will visit the cities with local guides in order to get acquainted more with the production of the silk.
Here are the twelve unmissable steps!

ITINERARY

Day 1         Tashkent
Arrival at Tashkent Airport. Transfer to the hotel, check-in, leisure time.

Day 2         Tashkent
At 09:00 meeting with the guide in the hotel’s lobby.
After the breakfast, we will start a city tour in Tashkent by a visit to the Chorsu Bazaar, the Amir Timur Square, the Independence Square, the Museum of Applied Arts and the “Soviet” Metro.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3         Tashkent – Kokand – Margilan – Fergana
In the morning, we will depart to Fergana Valley while we cross the picturesque Kamchik Pass (2267 m. above sea level). On our journey's way, we will discover the Kokand City. Whereas, we will visit the Khudayar Khan Palace, the Jami Mosque, the Madrasas of Kamol-Kazi and Norbut-biy.
Later the tour will continue to Yodgorlik Silk Factory, it is located in Margilan City. Here, we will enjoy to learn about the motivating process of silk production. Overall, we will arrive at Fergana and stroll in the Ahmad al Farghani Park.
After, we will check-in at the hotel and have a leisure time.

Day 4         Fergana – Rishton – Ok Yer – Tashkent
In the morning, we will visit the pottery of Rustam Usmanov in Rishtan Town - the famous ceramist, whose works are exhibited around the world. Afterwards, in Ok Yer Village we will visit the house of craftsman Bakhrom Aka – the master of the handmade wool carpets.
Return to Tashkent. Free time in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5         Tashkent – Samarkand 
We will depart to Samarkand by TGV Afrasiyab (the high-speed railway). Upon arrival, our transfer will greet us from the station to the hotel.
Free day for individual discoveries.

Day 6         Samarkand 
The whole day will be dedicated to Sogdia - the capital of the famous historical region. Accompanied by the guide, we will start with a visit to the Registan Square, the Bibi-Khanym Mosque - dating back to the 15th century, as well as the Central Bazaar, which is located right next to the complex. The sightseeing also contains a visit to the Observatory of Ulugh Beg and the two Mausoleums of Shah-i-Zinda and Gur-e-Amir.
Overnight.

Day 7        Samarkand – Aydar Lake – Yurt Camp
Today, we will transfer to the yurt camps in Nurata. Here, we will have a free time in the desert, also, on the shore of Aydar Lake, as well as an optional camel ride possibility.
In the evening, we will enjoy a delicious dinner around the fire. Overnight in yurts.

Day 8         Yurt Camp – G’ijduvon – Bukhara
In the morning, after a yummy breakfast, our transfer will proceed to Bukhara. On the way, we will have an entertaining exploration at the pottery Factory of G’ijduvon, which is the major reference in Central Asia for its ceramics.
Upon arrival at Bukhara, we will check-in at the hotel, leisure time.

Day 9         Bukhara
The interesting day will start with a promenade in Bukhara City together with the local guide. Our program will be very rich by visits to important sights: as the Po-i-Kalon Architectural Ensemble, the Mir-i Arab Madrasah of the 17th century, the Magok-i-Attari Mosque, the Madrasas of Ulugh Beg and Abdulaziz Khan. Afterwards, we will discover the ancient Ark Citadel of the Lyab-i Hauz Ensemble and the Chor Minor Madrasah of the 19th century.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10       Bukhara
The exciting tour's program will continue around Bukhara City. Whereas, we will visit the Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace, which was the residence of the Bukhara's Emir in the summer during the 19th-20th centuries. Afterwards, we will proceed to visit the Chor-Bakr memorial complex, which is a necropolis of the 16th century, as well as the Pilgrimage Site of Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari. In the afternoon, it will be the time for the final discoveries, like a pass-through a hammam or other interesting activities as well.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11        Bukhara - Khiva
In the morning, we will take our transfer to Khiva. This road has been rebuilt, thus, it became longer. Along the way, we will enjoy having a stop at Amu Darya River in order to admire the splendid and picturesque surrounding landscape. After our tasty lunch, we will arrive at Khiva, check-in at the hotel.
In the evening, we will enjoy a tasty dinner and upon the possibility, we will attend the Lyazgi Show - the Khorezmian Folk Dance.
Overnight.

Day 12        Khiva
Today, we will discover Khiva. Hence, our city tour will start with a stroll to Itchan Kala - the fortress of the 17th century (the interior Khiva City), which is inscribed on the list of UNESCO's World Heritage Site and consists of sixteen madrasas. Our tour will continue to Kunya-Ark Citadel, the Mausoleums of Allauddin Khan and Mahmud Pakhlavan, the Minaret of Islam Khoja, the Mosques of Masjid-Al Haram and Djuma, the Allah Kuli Khan Madrasah, as well as the Tash-Khovli Palace.
Overnight in Khiva.

Day 13        Khiva – Nukus
Our enjoyable trip will continue to Nukus and visit different sights in the city: The Savitsky State Museum of Arts, which includes a rich collection of the Russian avant-garde works, the Berdah Monument, the Town Hall and the Dramatic Theater.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 14        Nukus – Muynak – Nukus – TashkentWe will head to the ancient fishing Town of Muynak, which is located on the shore of Aral Sea. All along the way, we will have a stop at Mizdakhan Necropolis - the 2000-year-old archaeological cemetery. Later, we will continue the tour to the old port of the abandoned ships, which is called “the graveyard of ships”. Also, we will discover the regional Muynak Museum, which relates to the history of Aral Sea.
In the evening, we will return to Nukus in order to transfer to the airport and catch our domestic flight to Tashkent.
Check-in and overnight at the hotel.

Day 15        Return flight
Transfer to the airport. End of our services.

PRICES / SERVICES

Price per person:

2390 €

Extra charge for single room:

440 €

Small group:

4-12 people

Included Services

  • Transport
  • • All transfers and transportation to the visiting places during the tour
  • • Train: Tashkent - Samarkand
  • • Domestic flight: Nukus - Tashkent
  • Accompaniment
  • • English-speaking local guide
  • Accommodation, meals and drinks
  • • 14 nights (comfortable hotels in double rooms)
  • • Full board (breakfast and dinner from the 2nd day of the tour to the 14th day (excluding drinks))
  • • Mineral water
  • Visits
  • • All entrance tickets
  • Travel preparation
  • • Travel documentation

Excluded Services

  • Flight tickets
  • • International flight

DATES

STATUSDEPARTRETURNPRICE P/PEXTRA SGLNOTES
Inscriptions ouvertes 20.05.18 03.06.18 € 2390 € 440  
Inscriptions ouvertes 23.09.18 07.10.18 € 2390 € 440  

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