Aral Sea and Uzbekistan highlights tour 15 days

Trip Highlights

Description

On this amazing tour you will discover Uzbekistan from northwest to the east and you will sell of Uzbekistan with desert camping, cultural and historical sites of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, modern Tashkent and Ferghana valley with its Silk and Ikat production.

Scheduled trip with guaranteed departure on 10 October 2022
Scheduled trip with guaranteed departure on 10 October 2022

Join our scheduled trip in Uzbekistan with Aral Sea, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent and Ferghana.

Itinerary

Arrival in Tashkent from ??. Pick up and transfer to your hotel. Overnight.
Hotel options: (options 4*: Ichan kala, Ramada, City Palace, Grand Mir).

This morning you will start the city tour and visit old city with Hasti Imam complex with osman Koran on 7th century, Chorsu bazar, Madina’s Embroidery boutique shop, Bibihanim Silk and Ikat boutique shop in Chorsu bazar, Kukeldash madrasah, Applied arts museum, Tashkent metro and Independence square. Overnight in Ichan kala boutique hotel or any 4 star hotel in Tashkent
(options 4*: Ichan kala, Ramada, City Palace, Grand Mir).

Tashkent-Nukus flight at 0730-0950
Transfer to airport and upon arrival in Nukus airport drive to Aral Sea 400 km one way drive. Nukus-Kungrad-Usturt Plateau- Sudochie lake-Aral sea )
Departure from Nukus to discover the Usturt Plateau and Aral sea life. Pass via Kungrad district – which used to be one of the trading centers on the Silk Road. Continue to the Usturt Plateau. Stop at the Lake Sudochie, have lunch, see the fishermen’s house. Old fish factory. Continue the way to Aral sea. On the way visit the former Light House, see the settlement of the gas plant. Stop to take pictures of beautiful Canyons and the collapsed land. Arrive to Aral Sea. Set up the tent. Dinner. Overnight in the Yurt at the shore.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Aral-sea-Moynak-MizdakhanXIVc-Nukus
Early wake up to take pictures of sun rise. Have breakfast. Transfer to Moynak village, which is known as "cemetery of ships” nowadays. Drive on the dried bottom of the sea, pass the gas towers, arrive to Uchsai –Gas Plant. Lunch. Back to Nukus, on the way stop at Mizdak-khan architectural complex of the XIV c and Gaur kala that was destroyed by Shingiz-khan. Overnight in Nukus, Hotel Jipek Joli 3+*, only best available hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast visit famous Savitskiy museum which is one of the 2 biggest Avant-Garde museums in the world. You will discover soviet art of 1930-1970 , ethnography of Karakalpak people. Later drive to Khiva via Chilpik, Ayazkala ancient fortresses dating back 1-5 Centuries AD. Overnight in Khiva. Hotel options 4* (Zarafshan Boutique, Erkin Palace, Asia Khiva, Bek Khiva)

Khiva is a museum in open air with many mosques, madrasah, caravansaray, harem, minarets, workshops and museums. You will see all these master piece of Architecture of Khiva, its people living in Ichan kala and enjoy local food in one of the families of Khiva. Highlights of Ichan are: Kunya Ark, Pahlavan Mahmud’s mausoleum, Juma mosque with 218 pillars, Harem Tash Hauli. Overnight.
Hotel options 4* (Zarafshan Boutique, Erkin Palace, Asia Khiva, Bek Khiva)
Meals: Breakfast

Drive to Bukhara via Kyzylkum desert. Arrival in Bukhara, if the hotel room is available for early check you can check in or proceed for city tour in Bukhara . Visit Summer palace Sitorai Mohi Hossa and Bahuddin Naqshbandiy necropolis, the holy shrine of uzbek muslims and one of the sufiy leaders in Islam. Overnight.
Hotel options 4* (Omar Khayam, Sultan, Asia Bukhara, Zargaron plaza)
Meals: Breakfast

Bukhara- Today’s full day city tour, all on foot through this ancient, holy city, includes Chashmai Ayub mausoleum, Ismail Samani mausoleum, Bolo Hauz mosque and Ark Fortress. You will see palaces, trade domes, mosques, madrasas, hanaka, Turkish hammam, the bazaar and many souvenir shops. After lunch at a local restaurants or café. you visit Kalyan minaret, Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasa, Nadir Divan Begi Madrasa and Khanaka, Magaki Attari mosque, Chor Minor madrasa. You can finish city tour with an optional folk show in Nadir Divan Begi madrasa at 1800. Overnight.
Hotel options 4* (Omar Khayam, Sultan, Asia Bukhara, Zargaron plaza)

Today you will visit outside of Bukhara city. Summer palace which is called Sitorai Mohi Hossa which was constructed for the last emir of Bukhara. Later you will visit Bahauddin Naqshbandiy necropolis, a holy site of central Asian Muslims. Afternoon free time for your own activities. Overnight
Hotel options 4* (Omar Khayam, Sultan, Asia Bukhara, Zargaron plaza)
Meals: Breakfast

Bukhara-Shahrisabz-Samarkand 290 km+140 km
After breakfast, transfer to Samarkand via Shahrisabz. Tgis ia home town of Temur who’s Son Jahongir, his Father and his teacher are buried here and his empty tomb. You will drive to Samarkand via a beautiful mountain pass of Zarafshan ranges. Afternoon drive to Samarkand. Arrive in Samarkand afternoon, free time. Overnight.
Hotel options (Grand Samarkand Superior, L’Argamak, Minor boutique)
Meals: Breakfast

Today you visit Samarkand: Samarkand history goes back to 6 Century AD when it was called as Afroisab and the settelement was destroyed by Chengikhan troops in 13 Century and in 14 century it was rebuilt by Temurid’s dynasty. Gur Emir Mausoleum, the tomb of Temur and his sons and grandchildren and teacher, Registan square with Sherdar Madrasah, Tillakori Mosque, and Madarsah of Ulughbek. Bibi Hanum mosque, named after the favorite wife of Temur, Siab Bazar, The observatory of Ulugbek and the ancient site Afrosiab. Transfer to hotel. Overnight.
Hotel options (Grand Samarkand Superior, L’Argamak, Minor boutique)
Meals: Breakfast

Breakfast in the hotel. Take the morning train to Samarkand 2 hrs ride. Upon arrival meet and transfer to hotel, free time. You can visit the local theatre which is famous for its Opera and Ballet. Overnight.
Hotel options (Ramada, Wyndham. City Palace, Grand Mir)
Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to Ferghan valley via Kokand. Short city tour in Kokand and Khans palace, Juma mosque and stop in Rishtan at Ceramic master’s workshop and house. Evening arrival in Ferghana city and overnight.
Hotel option Asia Ferghana 3*
Meals: Breakfast

Day 14. October 23rd Ferghana back to Tashkent via Margilan
After breakfast, we will visit the Margilan silk factory and mosque in Margilan where you can see local crafts people with their work. Afternoon we will drive back to Tashkent. Overnight.
Hotel options (Ramada, Wyndham. City Palace, Grand Mir)
Meals: Breakfast

Transfer to the international airport of Tashkent for your return flight home. End of Services.

 

Tour info

Duration
15 days
Group Size
2 to 10
Price starts at
2145
Languages
English, French, German, Italian
Meeting Point

Tashkent international airport Shota Rustaveli 53 a/4 , Tashkent Tashkent No State Available

Why take this tour?

On this amazing tour you will discover Uzbekistan from northwest to the east and you will sell of Uzbekistan with desert camping, cultural and historical sites of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, modern Tashkent and Ferghana valley with its Silk and Ikat production.

Included

  • Accommodation in 4-3 star hotels

  • Transport 4WD car to Aral Sea trip and VAN from 3 people and more

  • Local escort guide to accompany

  • Breakfast in the hotel

  • Local flight and train tickets

  • Entrance tickets for all museums and sites

  • Daily bottled water during the journey

Excluded

  • International ticket to Uzbekistan

  • Tipping guides and driver

  • Personal charges in hotels

  • Lunch and dinner

Things to know

No COVID restrictions

No any PCR or Health certificate is required in Uzbekistan. Most western countries do not need to obtain visa to Uzbekistan for up to 30 days stay.

No any PCR or Health certificate is required in Uzbekistan. Most western countries do not need to obtain visa to Uzbekistan for up to 30 days stay.

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