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Tours in Uzbekistan: Tour 7

Tours in Uzbekistan: Tour 7, Uzbekistan tours 

Tours in Uzbekistan: Tour 7
Route: Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva - Tuprak Qala - Ayaz Qala - Nukus - Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent
Time to explore Uzbekistan. On arrival you will visit Independence square erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then walk to local Broadway and admire beauty of famous Tashkent metro. The tour will be continued to Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that contains of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The highlight of its exhibits is the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph but killed by non-muslims in 8th century. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (morning train)
We will be transferred to railway station of Tashkent for your train to Samarkand. Samarkand is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan. We will visit its most remaining sights such as Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is famous for captivating Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh signifies a vast collection of mausoleums dating back to 11th-15. It is UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is dedicated to Tamerlane's wife, after his efficacious trip in India. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Samarkand - Bukhara (train)
In the morning is train to Bukhara. You will have a captivating city. We will visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century named Citadel Ark which served as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. The tour will be continued Samanids mausoleum of 9th -10th century and Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque. See mosque of forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. Travelers will walk along shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi which is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble, famous central sightseeing of Bukhara. The tour will end with visiting Poi Kalon complex and see three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara - Khiva (440 km, 7 hours)
In the morning we will drive to Khiva, the most ancient city in Uzbekistan full of history and captivating sites. Its history is connected with the history of the legendary Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench before. In the 10th century Khiva is stated as a main trading center on the Silk Road where all caravans on their way to China and back. The road from Bukhara to Khiva goes via the famous Kizilkum desert. On the way we will enjoy the view to Amu Darya river, the deepest river in Central Asia, formed by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan) and flowing into Aral See. When we arrive in Khiva you will have free time. Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Khiva - Tuprak Qala - Ayaz Qala
We will have a city tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It will be inside of Ichan Qala, the inner city in Khiva rounded with sturdy walls. See old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan Sarais and Bathhouses distorted Ichan Qala into exclusive city-monument. Ichan Qala has of over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan Qala was elected a historical and architectural conservation area. The most extraordinary sites in it are the Kunya Ark fortress of the 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an unbelievable sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. In the afternoon is transfer to Ayaz Qala desert yurts camp. Night is in a yurt.

Day 6: Ayaz Qala - Nukus
Ayaz Qala is an antique castle of Khorezm, named on behalf of legendary warrior-slave Ayaz, a Turkic folklore hero. Fortress was found in II century AD. Tuprak Qala, means "clay fort", was the majestic city of Khorezmian ruler Artav. Archeologists entitlement that fortress was built in I or II century AD. It was occupied until 6th century AD. Night is in a yurt.

Day 7: Nukus - Tashkent (flight, 21:00-23:00)
Today is a city tour. We will visit the Museum of Savitsky which shows the masterpieces of prohibited art. Museum has 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The ruler of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art collected the artworks in 1960s and exhibited them in this remote central Asian art-house. After that we will travel outside of Nukus to see Mizdakhan necropolis which used to be ancient city centuries ago. Archaeological answers confirmed that area was unceasingly captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Then we will visit 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. In the evening you will have a flight to Tashkent. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport. Have a safe flight!

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 695 $
04 pax - 615 $
06 pax - 565 $
08 pax - 525 $
10 pax - 495 $
Single - 70 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

*Half board - 55 $
*Full board - 105 $

*Entrance fees - 60 $ available with escort guide only  

Local guides - 200 $ per group
Escort guide - 440 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
Ayz Qala - Yurts Camp
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Dinner and breakfast in yurts camp
- Train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand, Samarkand-Bukhara                               
Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums