Uzbekistan 9 days with Ayazkala Yurt

Trip Highlights

Description

Visit old and modern capital of Uzbekistan. The history of Tashkent goes back to 2500 year and it was called with different names in its history, it was known as Chach, Binkat, Shosh, Toshqand and the last name is Toshkent. You will also visit to Gur Emir mausoleum, the burial place of Amir Temur, his spiritual teacher and his sons and grand sons.

Visit The observatory of Ulughbek, Afrosiab museum with Fresco and artifacts found at Afrosiab old settlement dating back to 6 BC up to 13 AD. Explore trade Domes of Bukhara: Taki Sarafan, Taki Telpakfurushon and Taki Zargaron and ancient Jewish quarter with a school and synagogue.

Be excited to witness the ruins of Ayazkala fotress dating back to 1 BC to 4 AD, it was the main cities of Zoroastrian fireworshippers. After arrival you will have free time and walking up to hills of Ayazkala, camel riding activity and dinner outside in open air or in Yurt if the weather is not too cold.

Itinerary

Meet your guide and driver and transfer to your hotel for overnight.

After breakfast Visit old and modern capital of Uzbekistan. The history of Tashkent goes back to 2500 year and it was called with different names in its history, it was known as Chach, Binkat, Shosh, Toshqand and the last name is Toshkent. The meaning is Stone Settlement. In the old part of the city you will visit Hasti Imam complex, Barakhan madrasah, Mui Mubirak library with Osam Koran, Chorzu bazar, Tashkent metro, Museum of Applied Arts, Independence square and Firendship square. Overnight

After an early breakfast arranged in the hotel you will be transferred to Tashkent railways station to catch a train to Samarkand at 0800-1010. Upon arrival in Samarkand. Your sightseeing will start with a visit to Gur Emir mausoleum, the burial place of Amir Temur, his spiritual teacher and his sons and grand sons. Later you will proceed to the famous place in Samarkand, Registan square with 3 madarsas built in 15-17 Centuries. Ulughbek Madrasa, Sherdor Madrasah and Tilla Sheikh mosque. Siab Bazar and Bibihanum mosque will end your sightseeing for today and evening you are free on your own to explore the city and enjoy local food at dinner time in one of the local Chayhanas in Samarkand. Overnight in Platan hotel.

Begin the day with buffet breakfast and then continue city tour. Visit The observatory of Ulughbek, Afrosiab museum with Fresco and artifacts found at Afrosiab old settlement dating back to 6 BC up to 13 AD. Shahi Zinda is the holy place of all Central Asian muslims visited daily with many local people, where you will see the mausoleum of Temur’s sisters, Generals, Architect and the mausoleum of Kusam Ibn Abbas, the cousin of Muhammad prophet.

Pm you will see the famous Samarkand Silk Paper producing 3 workshops. Enjoy a night Sound and Light laser show at registan square (if available on this day). Return to hotel for overnight in Platan hotel.

After breakfast check out of the hotel and be transferred to railway station for your ride to Bukhara at 0945-115. The most impressive site in Bukhara is Laby Hauz, the heart of Bukhara where you will see chayhana, cafe, restaurants, water pond, mosques, madrasa, Hanaka of Nadir Divan Bgei, gallery, workshop and Souvenir shops. Visit trade Domes of Bukhara: Taki Sarafan, Taki Telpakfurushon and Taki Zargaron and ancient Jewish quarter with a school and synagogue. Continue to Ark Citadel dating back to 1-19 Centuries, Kalyan Minaret and Kalyan Mosque. You will finish the tour at Ismail Samani mausoleum and Cashmai Ayub mausoleum. Overnight in Komil or Minzifa hotel.

After breakfast in the hotel, Begin the visit to Summer Palace - Sitorai Mohi Hosa - one of the most prominent sites in Bukhara where you will discover the mixture of local and russian-european architecture style. The Palace was built outside of the city with a big garden and harem. Continue to the mausoleum and necropolis of Bahauddin Naqshabandiy, the leader of Sufism in Bukhara. Since old time pilgrims used to come and pay a visit to the holy place before going to Haj and those who can not make a trip to Haj they come to this place as it is equal as you visit to Mekka. PM return to your hotel and enjoy your free time. You may want to try local Bukhara Hammam or enjoy evening Folk Music and Dance show at Nadir Divan Begi madrasah. Overnight in Komil or Minzifa hotel.

Optional Evening out:
1. Local Dinner at a private family .
2. Folk Music and Dance show at Nadir Divan Begi
3. Bukhara Hammam house (female and male separately)

If you take train option you will get on train to Khiva at 1225 1755, 5,5 hrs drive by bus 6 hrs drive through Kyzylkum desert. You will see Amudarya river on the way to Ayazkala Yurt camp and sleep in Yurt as Nomads did in ancient times, visit the ruins of Ayazkala fotress dating back to 1 BC to 4 AD, it was the main cities of Zoroastrian fireworshippers. After arrival you will have free time and walking up to hills of Ayazkala, camel riding activity and dinner outside in open air or in Yurt if the weather is not too cold.

After breakfast in the Yurt we will head to Khiva. Full day sightseeing in fascinating city of Ichan kala , surrounded by 2km city wall with mosques, madrasa, mausoleum of Pahlavvan Mahmud, Juma Mosque, Harem, Kalta Minor, Ak Sheikh bobi , sovenir shops, workshops and even local families living inside of Ichan kala.

Music and Dinner arranged in rooftop restaurant in Khiva. At 2225 flight to Tashkent by Uzbekistan airways flight, arrival at 2355. Overnight in Tashkent.

After breakfast transfer to airport for return flight home. End of Services.

 

Tour info

Duration
9 days
Group Size
At least 1
Price starts at
1390 USD
Languages
Uzbek, English
Meeting Point

Tashkent International Airport

Dropoff location

Tashkent International Airport

Included

  • Accommodation

  • Transport Minibus 24 seats and Minivan for mountain trip

  • Breakfast

  • Sightseeing

  • Entrance fee

  • Local flight or train tickets

  • Bottled water daily

  • Local tour guide to accompany

Excluded

  • International airticket

  • Insurance

  • Alcohol beverages

  • Personal charges

  • Tipping guides and drivers

  • Lunch

  • Dinner

Things to know

COVID ‘19 Safety

We make sure that all the participants involved are safe as our top priority. We follow governmental protocols and restrictions as we go on our trips.

We make sure that all the participants involved are safe as our top priority. We follow governmental protocols and restrictions as we go on our trips.

Accommodation Prices Options

1. 02-10 person: $1321 per person in Double or Twin room share

2. Single room supplement $145 per person

1. 02-10 person: $1321 per person in Double or Twin room share

2. Single room supplement $145 per person

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