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All Uzbekistan

All Uzbekistan

Tour Code: CUZ 02
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All Uzbekistan

Country: Uzbekistan
Type of tour: cultural
Season: all the year round
Duration: 15 days
The itinerary: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva – Bukhara – Karshi – Termez – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand – Fergana – Kokand – Margilan – Tashkent – Chimgan – Tashkent

        Interesting historical-cognitive tour will familiarize you with the most interesting please of Uzbekistan: from the ancient lands of Khorezm and Karakalpakstan in the north-west up to Fergana Valley and Pamiro-Alay Mountain Massif in the east, from Tien-Shan in the north up to the ancient Termez on Amudarya River in the south. You will see the ancient monument-masterpieces of world heritage of UNESCO in Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, the ancient fortresses of Khorezm, ruins of Buddhist monasteries, blooming Fergana Valley and its magnificent masters-handicraftsmen. In the whole trip every day you will be waited for various landscapes, steppes and deserts are changed to blooming oases and snow-covered mountains. And the hospitality of local people with their centuries-old traditions is waited for you everywhere.

BRIEF PROGRAM OF THE TOUR

Day 1 Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Rest.
Day 2 Flight to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva. Sightseeing in Khiva.
Day 3 Country excursion along the ancient fortresses of Khorezm – Ayaz-Kala and Toprak-Kala.
Day 4 Transfer to Bukhara.
Day 5 Full day sightseeing in Bukhara.
Day 6 Transfer Bukhara – Karshi – Termez.
Day 7 Full day sightseeing in Termez.
Day 8 Transfer to Shakhrisabz. Sightseeing.
Day 9 Transfer to Samarkand. Sightseeing.
Day 10 Continue of sightseeing in Samarkand. Transfer to Tashkent.
Day 11 Transfer to Fergana.
Day 12 Fergana Valley. Excursion to Margilan.
Day 13 Flight to Tashkent, transfer to Chimgan Mountains.
Day 14 Walking in the mountains. Return to Tashkent.
Day 15 Departure from Tashkent.
Day 1 Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Rest.
Day 2 Flight to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva (30 km, 30 min). Sightseeing in Khiva: Ichan Kala – under the open sky museum protected by the UNESKO as one of the world heritage masterpiece. Kalta-Minor Minaret (1855 y) – unfcomplete minaret of 26 m height and base D=16 m. It was planned to be the highest minaret in CA. Kunya-Ark (XVII-XIX cc) - the first palace of Khiva. Pahlovan Mahmud mausoleum (XIV-XIX c) decorated with tiles gorgeous mausoleum over the grave of Khiva national hero and poet. Islam Khodja madrassah and minaret (XX c), Juma-mosque (XVII c) - the original Friday mosque with a roof, propped up by 218 wooden carved columns (X-XIX c). Tash-Khauli (1830-1838 y) – palatial and habitable rooms complex, enclosed with the brick wall.
Day 3 Country excursion along the ancient fortresses of Khorezm (I – II cc): Ayaz-Kala, Toprak-Kala.
Day 4 Transfer to Bukhara (500 km, 8 hrs).
Day 5 Sightseeing in Bukhara: “The heart of Bukhara –architectural complex Lyabi-Khauz with the oldest in CA pool (XIV-XVII c), Kukeldash madrasah (XV c), Poi-Kalyan complex: minaret Kalyan (XII c), large Friday mosque Kalyan (XV c), stand madrasah Miri-Arab (XVI c), Samanids mausoleum (IX-X c) - one of the ancient mausoleums in CA made of burnt brick, which remains in a good condition nowadays. Ark citadel (IV–XX cc) surrounded with large fortress wall (oldest building in Bukhara), the main residence of the Emirs. Chor-Minor – the original building of four minarets (XIX c), which remained after large Karavan-Saray.
Day 6 Transfer Bukhara – Karshi – Termez (400 km, 8 hrs). Hotel.
Day 7 Sightseeing in Termez: ruins of Buddhism monasteries in Kara-Tepa (II-IV cc.), Fayaz-tepe Buddhism Complex (I c.), Ensemble of Sultan-Saodat Mausoleums with graves of aristocracy of Samanid period (IX - X cc.), Kyrk-Kyz Farmstead (IX - X cc), Mausoleum of Khamid al Termezi (748 – 869), Kampyr-Tepe settlement (40 km. from Termez) is famous for its medieval minaret, local historical museum.
Day 8 Transfer to Shakhrisabz (300 km, 5 hrs). Sightseeing: ruins of Ak Saray Palace (1380-1404), Doruttilyavat Ensemble (ХIV-XV cc), Kok Gumbaz Mosque (1435), Jami Mosque (1915), Jakhongir Mausoleum (XIV c), Dorussiadat Ensemble (XIV c), Chor-su Trade dome. O/n at the hotel.
Day 9 Transfer to Samarkand (170 km, 3 hrs). Excursion: Registan square - the "heart" of Samarkand - ensemble of 3 majestic medreses (XIV-XVI c.c.) – Sherdor, Ulugbek and Tillya Qory, the grandiose cathedral Bibi-Khanum Mosque (XV c.), Gur-Emir Mausoleum of Timur (Tamerlan), his sons and grandson Ulugbek (XV c.).
Day 10 Continue of sightseeing in Samarkand: Tamerlan’s grandson Ulugbek’s the well-known ruler and astronomer-scientist observatory (1420) - the ruins of an immense (30 m) astrolabe for observing stars position, Shakhi-Zinda – “The Living King” (XI-XVIII cc) Necropolis of Samarkand rulers and noblemen, consisting of set of superb decorated mausoleums, exotic Siab bazaar. Transfer to Tashkent (350 km, 5 hrs).
Day 11 Transfer to Fergana (350 km, ~ 8 hrs). En route excursions in Kokand: Khudoyar-khan Palace (1871) where local historical museum is situated, Norbut-Biy Medrese (XVIII c), Modarikhon Mausoleum (XIX c) and in Rishtan – famous by potters’ dynasties, ceramics masters. Here you can watch their work and buy original earthenware for memory.
Day 12 Fergana Valley. Excursion in Margilan to Yodgorlic silk factory. Here you can acquaint with a process of hand-made production of silk fabrics, from unwinding silk cocoons till their coloring, and also to buy not expensive souvenirs made of silk.
Day 13 Flight to Tashkent, transfer to Chimgan Mountains (80 km, 2 hrs).
Day 14 Walking in the mountains. Return to Tashkent (80 km, 2 hrs).
Day 15 Departure from Tashkent.

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Available: Book this trip now as spaces are available. (However internal flights &/or special permits may still be subject to availability.)
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Room type:

½ DBL
Extra charge for single supplement:

• hotels 2* - $210;
• hotels 3* - $280;
• hotels 4* - $390.

Cost includes: Cost does not include:
• accommodation on twin-share basis;
• meals: breakfasts throughout;
• transport for all transfers according to program;
• sightseeing with local guides in each city;
• entrance fees to main tourist sites according to program;
• airfare Urgench – Tashkent;
• airfare Fergana – Tashkent;
• letter of invitation (visa support letter).
• International flights;
• all services not mentioned as above;
• meals: half- / full board throughout;
• photo- & video shooting fees in museums;
• medical insurance.

The tour can be organized in your own dates / any number of pax, cost & conditions are available upon request.

Features tour
Duration, days 15
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