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15D Deep Journey to the Uzbek Culture

15 Day Private Uzbekistan Tours 2018. 2 week Uzbekistan private tours offer visiting Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Aral Sea as well as the mountains of Uzbekistan as Escorted tours of Uzbekistan and independently for individual travelers who want to discover the culture of Uzbekistan.

Durations: 15 Days / 14 Nights

Itinerary: Tashkent – Nukus – Muynak – Khiva – Bukhara - Sentyab village – Samarkand

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Highlights:

  • Feel the exotics of the East by the two-week tour to Silk Road heritage of Uzbekistan
  • You will have enough time to explore in full architectural pearls of Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva.
  • Visiting the famous Savitsky Museum in Nukus and Muynak settlement, where you will see a “cemetery of ships”
  • Intro to the lifestyle of the mountainous villages of the country where the hasn’t changed a lot since the beginning of the 20th century
  • Rich experience to gain knowledge of culture and traditions of Uzbekistan

 

“15 Days in Uzbekistan” Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent
Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent – Nukus – Muynak – Nukus
Morning flight to Nukus (1255 km, 2 h. 45 min.). Arrive in Nukus and drive to former fishermen’s town Muynaq (220 km, 3 h.), which used to be situated on the shores of the Aral Sea. On the way stop at archaeological complex Mizdakhan. In Muynak have a look at a former port with abandoned ships in the sand – “Cemetery of ships”. Then visit Muynaq History Museum with art exhibits of the Aral Sea history. In the afternoon return to Nukus.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Nukus – Khiva
Visit the Savitsky Art Museum. The museum hosts the world's second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art and exposition of Karakalpak applied arts items. Have a short drive around center of Nukus: see statue of Karakalpak poet Berdakh, Nukus City Hall, and Drama Theatre. In the afternoon depart to Khiva (200 km, 4-5 h.). On the way visit archaeological monuments of Ancient Khorezm: Chilpyk Zoroastrian dakhma, and Toprak Kala – the capital of Khorezm dating back to the 3rd century A.D. Arrive in Khiva, check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Khiva
Spend a day in UNESCO World Heritage site Itchan Kala Fortress, living museum under the open sky. Take a walking sightseeing tour in Khiva with a guide. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5 hours

Day 5: Khiva – Bukhara
In the morning depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara (480 km, 7-8 h.). The Great Silk Road once routed through Bukhara and Khiva ran through the Kyzyl Kum Desert, as the present road does nowadays**. Stop en-route to enjoy views of Amu Darya River and the desert. Arrive in Bukhara late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Time for rest and overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Bukhara
Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours

Day 7: Bukhara
Start the second day with a visit to Sitorai Mokhi Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to Naqshbandi Mausoleum. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours

Day 8: Bukhara – Nurata Mountains (Sentyab or Hayot village)
In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to a village located in Nurata Mountains (330 km, 5-6 h.*). On the way stop in Gijduvan Ceramics workshop and Nurata town to visit a local mosque with a holy spring water. In the afternoon continue driving to the Nurata Mountains. Stop on Nurata pass to see petroglyphs. Arrive in Ashraf, Sentyab or Yangi Hayot village, accommodation in the guesthouse.

All villages are located far away from roads and cities in a picturesque mountain area with fresh air, green orchards, singing birds, sky full of stars, and friendly people. Have a tour around the village and explore life of locals. Overnight in the guesthouse.

Day 9: Sentab Village
People have been living in Nurata Mountains since the times of Alexander the Great. Villagers keep house and farm as it was done centuries ago. Women cook on the open fire, weave, spin yarn, bake their own bread, milk the cows. Men farm, shepherd, built houses of stone, rocks and clay.
Stay in a village, watching birds, hiking, riding donkey, and participating in cooking traditional food gives an excellent opportunity to witness life of local peasants.

Extras to do in the area:

Option 1. Take a guided hike to a waterfall. Have look at petroglyphs on the way. (6-7 km, 2-3 h. one way). Return to the guesthouse.

Cost: $15 for the service of a guide. (Available from Sentyab village only)

Option 2. Take a ride on a donkey.

Cost: $15 for the service of a guide.

Day 10: Sentab Village – Samarkand
Depart the village and drive to Samarkand (220 km, 4 h.). Arrival in legendary Samarkand, check in to the hotel. Time for rest. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: breakfast, lunch

Day 11: Samarkand
Meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby to start city tour. Visit spectacular Gur-emir mausoleum, Registan Place, Bibi-khanum mosque and the bazaar Siab. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours

Day 12: Samarkand – Tashkent
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Continue sightseeing: visit Afrasiab museum, Shakhi-zinda necropolis, tomb of Saint Daniel. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour.
At 16:00 transfer to railway station to take the fast-speed Afrosiyob Train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to hotel in Tashkent. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours

Day 13: Tashkent
Sightseeing in the biggest city in Central Asia with a guide. Visit the old part of Tashkent with madrasahs, mosques, mausoleums, Chorsu bazaar and the metro. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 14: Tashkent
Free day in Tashkent.

Optional: take a hike in mountains just outside of Tashkent or go for swimming in the Charvak Lake (100 km).

Day 15: Tashkent – departure
Check-out from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.

 

*The End of the Tour

Hope to see you in the land of sun, the crossroads of Silk Road. Good Luck!

Book this tour now at: info@tourscentralasia.com


The Tour Price:

4+ Travelers:   970 $ per person

2-3 Travelers: 1160 $ per person

For more travelers you can request for a discounted price.


 

The price includes:

  • All transfers;
  • Accommodation in 3* hotels based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides (except for city tour in Nukus and trip to fortresses of Ancient Khorezm);
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy-class ticket for train Samarkand-Tashkent as per option;
  • Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Starting 10 persons +1 person travels free of charge accommodated in single room

The price does not include:

  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Travel insurance.
  • Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Nukus;
  • Individual/single room at hotels (170 USD)


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