Visit the exotic covered bazaar and colossal Kalyan Minaret at Bukhara on your own rhythm
Discover the domed mosques and ornately decorated madrasas of Samarkand during a private tour
See the fascinating World Heritage site of Ichan-Kala in Khiva
Stay in comfortable 3 and 4 star hotels throughout our 15 day long Uzbekistan Silk Road tour
15 Day Uzbekistan Private Trip. Uzbekistan tour package for traveling without any rush. 2 Weeks Long Uzbekistan vacation for visiting Uzbekistan without any rush. Travel to top points of interest of Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara & Khiva on your own pace. Book your private, independent or escorted Uzbekistan tours directly with local Uzbekistan tour operators.
Day 1: FLY from …TO TASHKENT
Overnight flight to Tashkent.
Overnight: In flight
Day 2: ARRIVE IN TASHKENT, SIGHTSEEING
On arrival in Tashkent you will be transferred to your hotel. Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan and rightfully claims to be the biggest and most cosmopolitan city of Central Asia. Although it has been continuously inhabited for over 2,000 years, a massive earthquake in the 1960s levelled the entire city and a modern city was born. The city is noted for its tree lined streets, numerous fountains and pleasant parks. Visits to Top Points of Interest of Tashkent: Chorsu Bazaar in the old part of Tashkent, Kukuldash Mosque and Khast Imom. Khast Imon is the official religious centre for Muslims in Central Asia and consists of Barak Khan Madrassa (16th century), Tilla Shaykh Mosque (the Osman Koran, believed to be world's oldest Koran, is kept in the library of this Mosque) and the mausoleum of Abu Bakr Kaffal Shoshi (a 13-14th century Islamic scholar). Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 3: FLY TO URGENCH, DRIVE TO KHIVA (40 kms)
You will be transferred to the airport to catch the morning flight to Urgench. On arrival in Urgench you will be driven to Khiva. The short drive to Khiva is in itself an interesting insight into the culture, peoples and modes of transport in Uzbekistan. Expect to see anything and everything, from modern cars and motorbikes to beaten up Soviet style cars and trucks, and carts pulled by donkeys. The rest of your afternoon is at leisure . Overnight in Khiva.
Day 4: SIGHTSEEING AT LEISURE, Free Day
Your sightseeing tour today will include the Ichan-Kala architectural complex (12-19th century). This is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and was the residence of the last Khan. Visit the Top Sights of Khiva: the Ismail Khodja mausoleum, Mohammed Amin Khan madrassa, Kunya-Ark Castle (16-17th century), Kalta Minor tower, Tash-Hovli Palace (19th century), Pahlavan Mahmud mausoleum (14-18th century), and the Juma Mosque (10th century). The afternoon will be at your leisure. Overnight in Khiva.
Day 5: SIGHTSEEING TOUR OUTSIDE KHIVA
Today you will visit Qalaqjig - the ancient fortress of Khorezm. You will also visit a salt lake and a yurt camp Overnight Khiva.
Day 6: DRIVE TO BUKHARA 480km, approx.6-7 hours, including lunch and tea stops
Drive to Bukhara through the desert Kyzyl Kum.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 7: SIGHTSEEING IN BUKHARA
You will be taken on a tour of Bukhara to visit the Top Points of Interest of Bukhara: Ismail Samoni mausoleum (a burial place of the Samani dynasty founder Ismail Samani, 10th century), Kalon Minaret and Poi Kalon Mosque, Miri Arab Madrassa (16th century), Ulugbek Madrassa (15th century) and Abdilazizkhan Madrassa (17th century) and Magoki Attory Mosque. Magoki Attory Mosque is of a very interesting construction as the facade is 12th century and reconstructed in 16th century and there are Zoroastrian temple ornaments underneath it. You will also visit the Lyabi House complex, Ark Fortress (a home to the rulers of Buk hara) and Chor Minor.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 8: SIGHTSEEING AROUND BUKHARA
Today you will be taken to see some of the sights outside Bukhara, including the Nakshbandi Mausoleum, Chor Bakr and the Sitori-Mohi Khosa palace. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 9: FREE DAY
Today is free to do your own sightseeing or further exploration. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 10: DRIVE TO SAMARKAND (280 km, approx 7 hrs drive, including lunch stop)
Today you will be driven to Samarkand. On this drive you will pass through many small townships/villages; all very interesting and a unique window into a life so very different from our own.
Overnight: Dilshoda Or Similar.
Day 11: SIGHTSEEING IN SAMARKAND
Samarkand is located in the magnificent region of the Oxus and Syr Darya rivers and occupied a strategic and advantageous geographical position on the Great Silk Road. It is one of the world's most ancient cities, with a history which stretches back over 2750 years, which makes it as old as Rome, Athens and Babylon. It served as the capital city for Tamerlane. There are magnificent examples of medieval architecture preserved in Samarkand, striking in their shapes and rich colours. Today you will visit the famous Registan Square (with the 17th century Madrassa Sherdor, Tilla Kori and the 15th century Ulugbek). You will also visit the 15th century Gur Emir-Mausoleum where conqueror Amir Temur Tamerlane, his two sons and two grandsons are buried as well as Shakhi Zinda Necropolis, an important pilgrimage palace in Samarkand and the grandiose Bibi Khanym Mosque. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 12: SAMARKAND (FREE DAY)
Today is free for you to relax and to continue to explore this fascinating city. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 13: SIGHTSEEING
Today, you will be taken on a sightseeing tour outside the city andwill visit a paper mill, Ulugbek Observatory and the Astrological Museum. Later you will return to Registan Square where you will beable to visit some local shops. Overnight: Dilshoda Hotel Or Similar.
Day 14: MORNING FREE, DRIVE TO TASHKENT
Before heading up to Tashkent you will have a chance to visit the Bazaar. In the afternoon you will take the road towards Tashkent. You will be transferred to the hotel for your overnight stay.
Overnight: Shodlik Palace Hotel Or Similar.
Day 15: Flight from Tashkent to …
All our tours are 100% personalised & can be modified following your interests and wishes!!!
Hope to see you in the land of sun, the crossroads of Silk Road. Good Luck!
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All transfers according to the program;
Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing in 3-4* hotels, breakfasts included;
Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides in cities;
Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
1bottle of mineral water per day per person;
Flight ticket for train Tashkent-Urgench;
Personal travel insurance.
Tips & gratuities;
Full board (lunches and dinners);
Individual/single room at hotels.