Duration: 30 days / 29 nights.
Transportation: air-conditioned transportation
Best period: April May, June, September, October
Meals: B - breakfast, L - lunch, D – dinner
Day 1 Tashkent
Upon your arrival at Tashkent Airport, after 1-1.5 hour custom procedures, you will be met by our escort guide and the driver outside the arrival hall. Depending on your arrival time, short city tour can be arranged in the afternoon or evening. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2 Tashkent
Enjoy breakfast at hotel coffee shop.
Discover the Tashkent city and its old town and Victory Park, Independence Square Kukeldash Madrasa, along with its authentic market Chorsu. Continue to the Applied Arts Museum with rich collections of icons, ceramics and the royal costumes. The afternoon continued with visits Abdul Kasim madrassah currently occupied by artisans, Amir Temur's place (Tamerlane), where local artists are presented and metro Tashkent. .
Dinner and overnight in Tashkent.
Day 3 Tashkent-Samarkand
Take the bullet train “Afrosiyob” at 8:00 in the morning to Samarkand. Pass through the landscape of cotton fields, wheat, Central Asian steppe, and Syrdarya (the largest river in the country) and Zarafshan Rivers. You will also be able to see Zarafshan mountains in the region of Djizakh. On your arrival in Samarkand at 10:00, you will be met by your driver outside the arrival hall. After the short city tour, you will be taken for lunch at 13:00. You will be transferred to your hotel for the check-in and have free time to rest. Upon your wish, evening sightseeing walk can be arranged after your dinner at the restaurant. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 4 Samarkand
Spend the full day which is dedicated to exploring the Tamerlane’s empire that used to be the crossroad of the Silk Road that connected China and India to the West of Europe. So called one of the biggest cities that drawn Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, and Tamerlane to make it his capital is still able to attract today’s travellers from all around the world by its domes and blue mosaic.
The magnificent “Registon Square” with three Madrassahas (15th -17th cent), the noblest square in Central Asia,
Bibi Hanum mosque
Visit a silk carpet workshop and paper mill where visitors are able to watch the process of paper production.
Theatre of Historical costume “El Merosi” introduces national suits and costumes of the past generations that represents Uzbek lifestyle and traditions of the inhabitants from the ancient times up until now.
Day 5 Samarkand
One of the masterpieces of Timurid architecture is Guri Emir Mausoleum. Its famous dome rib amazes its pilgrims for centuries. There, you will also see his family members’ Mausoleums. After lunch, visit Afrosiab museum which consists of huge lifeless hills at the north of the city of Samarkand, where once there was a flourishing life. Continue to Ulugbek observatory which is one of the largerst observatories of the Middle Ages. Your next tour point is Shakhi Zind necropolis which translates as “Alive King” in person. You will next have a cellar tour and wine tasting.
Discover Imam Bukhari Complex and the tomb of Abu Abdullah Mohammed Ismail Al-Bukhari.
After dinner, overnight in Samarkand.
Day 6 Samarkand - Urgut - Samarkand
Drive to Urgut (45km) – a district in Samarkand Province – famous for its ancient bazaars and maples. Visit its large market, (closed on Monday), visiting the holy place "Four plane" of which some trees are millennium. Lunch then back to Samarkand. Free time.
Day 7 Samarkand- Shakhrisabz
After breakfast at the hotel, drive to Shakhrisabz which is 90km. It is the hometown of Tamerlane. Free day for sightseeing. Have dinner and overnight in Shakhrisabz.
Day 8 Shakhrisabz
Have breakfast at the hotel, and discover the ruins of the Ak Saray which translates as White Palace which was built in 14th century followed by the mosque of Imam Khazrati, all Dorut Tyllawat (the Abode of Reflexion), Dorus Saodat (the Abode of Power), the mausoleum Gumbazi Saidon (15 cen. ) and Gumbaz mosque Kouk (15 cen.).
Day 9 Shahrisabz
Breakfast at the hotel and visit Langar ota, Langar mountain village and the memorial Langar ota complex which is located at the foot of the Zarafshan range in Kamashinsky area in Karshi region and it is situated 70 km to the south of Shakhrisabz. After dinner, overnight in Shakhrisabz.
Day 10 Shahrisabz – Termez
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and drive to Termez. Several millennia ago, during the bronze epoch, a brilliant civilization of Bactria has emerged which subsequently has become the centre of great cultures, symbiosis of civilizations of East and West. And almost in the centre of Bactria , Termez has settled down. Nowadays, Termez is known to be the city of History in Central Asia. On your arrival in Termez, check-in to hotel. Enjoy your free time followed by dinner and overnight.
Day 11 Termez
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and continue sightseeing tour in ancient budhist center which considered one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. Ancient Termiz includes: The Budhist archaeological sites of Qoratepa(required an approval by the State Border Committee), Fayaztepa, Zurmala Mortar, Kirk-Kiz, Khakim at-Termiziy, Sultan-Saodat Ensemble, Kokildor Khanaka, Djarqurgan Minaret, Kampirtepa. Free time in the evening and overnight at the hotel.
Day 12 Termez
After breakfast at the hotel, check-out from hotel. Continue excursion in Termez. Head to north-east to visit Kampyr-Tepe-Greco-Bactrian Kingdom fortess.Then visit Jarkurgan Minaret. Return to Termez, on the way back enjoy views of Surkhan oasis. The opportunity of to see Friendship Bridge that connects Uzbekistan and Afghanistan. Continue with Archaeology Museum to explore exhibits. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 13 Termez-Bukhara (435km)
After breakfast drive to Bukhara. On the way some stops are planned to take pictures while passing endless Kyzil-Kum desert. Arrival to ancient Bukhara and check-in to hotel free time. Dinner and overnight.
Day 14 Bukhara
Bukhara has more than 140 architectural monuments which are located very close to each other. The city attracts thousands of tourists with its well-preserved oriental style. The city tour includes: Ismail Samani mausoleum (9th-10th century), the oldest building in the city and one of the most beautiful jewels of Uzbekistan, mausoleum Chashma Ayub then (12th-14th century) Bola Hauz (18th century) and the Citadel Ark.The symbol of the Bukhara Emirate stands in all its majesty on the square of Registan and recalls the terror of Mang'it time. Continue to Chobakr Residence of Bukhara Khans, the Ark has the same age as Bukhara itself. After dinner, overnight in Bukhara.
Day 15 Bukhara
After having breakfast at the hotel, take your next travelling point to walking sightseeing tour in one of the oldest parts of Bukhara. Visit Bozori kord Hammam in Bukhara: It is considered one of the oldest working hammams in the world. You will have the chance of having a deep muscle massage in this oriental spa (Two hammams, one for women and one for gentlemen).
Enjoy dinner at the National House known as “Doston House” that welcomes guests and you will have the opportunity to try Uzbek dishes that has been cooked over the generations in accordance with Uzbek traditions.
Day 16 Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel and continue to “Poi-Kalyan” Ensemble, “Kalyan” minaret - the main symbol of sacred Bukhara built in 12th century. MiriArab Madrasah and its Trade Domes known as “Toki” and Ulugbek Madrasah which is one of the 3 madrassahs built by grandson of Tamerlane “Ulugbeg” in 15th century. Abdulaziz khan Madrassah.The architectural complex “Lyabi Khauz”- the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara (14-17th cen) and “ Nodir Divon Begi” madrassah (17th cen),
Dinner and overnight
Day 17 Bukhara
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and drive outside of the city to visit Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace – a countryside residence of Bukhara emirs.( 20th c). Chor Bakr Necropolis- the magnificent architectural ensemble (15-16th cc) The Memorial complex of Naqshbandi
Dinner at local Restaurant
Day 18 Bukhara
Drive to a small city called Gigduvan which is famous for hand made porcelain souvenirs and have the chance to watch to process of making it. Free time to experience the eastern oasis city which located on the ancient Silk Road. Bukhara city comes alive at night. People come outside and city streets become crowded . Dinner and overnight
Day 19 Bukhara-Khiva
475 km/ 6 to 6.5 hours to drive
After breakfast departure to Khiva at 8:30
In the course of your hundred kilometer drive, you will pass through the villages of the Khorezm region and through Kizil Kum desert (known as Red Sand). You will have stops for taking photos and have lunch in one of the "Chaykhanas" translates as Oasis cafes. On the way stop for little hiking to see Petroglyph which carved into the rocks drawing made by ancient people in the Neolithic period. Petroglyphs of Navoi were discovered in the 20th century, and have since continued to be an important subject of study archaeologists. The particular beauty of the desert in Asian center takes us back to the times of caravanners that crossed the sea of sand by camels.
Arrive in Khiva late in the afternoon.
Dinner in a traditional restaurant.
Day 20 Khiva
Discover Ichan Kala which is the inner city and it entrenched behind high walls of bricks. Khiva is probably the most intact town along the Silk Road in Central Asia. Spend your whole day to visiting the city museum. Ichan-Kala, Ota Darvosa, madrassah of Muhammad-Amin Khan and Kalta Minor minaret (19th century), etc.
Day 21 Khiva
Enjoy the breakfast and check-out from the hotel. And begin your excursion in Itchan-Kala followed by Kunya Ark Citadel and Allakuli Khan madrasah. Have lunch and continue your excursion with Makhmud Pakhlavan Mausoleum, Tash-Khavli Palace.
Day 22 Khiva
Visit the historic monument of Turkmen "Oulli khovli" (17th century), 25 km from Khiva where lived a large Turkmen family. Participation in the construction of a yurt. Lunch at "Oulli khovli" then back to Khiva. Continued to explore the city: Djuma mosque (10-18ème century) Darvoza Kosh, Tach Haoulie and instead of Allah Khan coolie (18-19th century).
Dinner and overnight in Khiva .
Day 23 Khiva-Toprak Kala - Ayaz Kala -Nukus
Breakfast at the hotel.
Discovery of Khorezm remains (fortresses Kyzyl Kala, Touprak-Kala and Kala Chilpyk). Visit the remarkable archeological site, on the hills of Kyzyl Kum. Lunch in the yurt to Ayaz Kala. Arrival in Nukus in the late afternoon, free time for personal discovery of Nukus. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight in Nukus.
Day 24 Nukus
After breakfast, explore “Savitsky” art museum and continue to Tchilpyk Kala - the ancient fortresses – Tower of Silence - followed by some road stops for taking photos. The building has a diameter of 70 meters and a height of 15 meters.
Day 25 Nukus-Tashkent
Lunch and continue the excursion with Mausoleum of Makhmud Pakhlavan, Tash-Khavli Palace and Muhammad Amin- Khan madrasah.After dinner, get transferred to Nukus International Airport to catch the flight to Tashkent. On your arrival to Tashkent, get transferred to your hotel for overnight in Tashkent.
Day26 Tashkent - Kokand
(235 km, 4 hour to drive)
Breakfast at Tashkent. In the morning drive to the Ferghana Valley via Kamtchik Pass (2110 m). Along the road, explore the monuments of Kokand which 235km far from Tashkent. It has been linked to Uzbekistan until 1922.The palace was built in 1870 and it is the Palace of Last Kokand Khan. It surrounded by huge walls with twelve gates, named after the towns to which they led.
Visit of a sculpture studio house on wood Dangara, the Khoudayar Khan Palace.
Lunch in Kokand, stroll through the market Kokand, business Narbutabey madrassah, built in 1799 by architect boukhariote and was one of the few schools to accommodate students during the Soviet occupation. After lunch you can visit the mausoleum and Modari Khan Jami Mosque. Dinner and overnight in Kokand.
Day 27. Kokand - Ferghana
Breakfast. Drive to the famous city Rishton throughout the Ferghana Valley for the quality of its traditional pottery. Rishton, famous for its ceramics made from the local red clay and decorated with blue and green natural pigments, which are then glazed.
Visit the woolen carpet workshop. Arrival in the city of Ferghana. Check-in to hotel. Walk in the Al-Fergani park. Overnight in Fergana.
Day 28 Ferghana - Margilan - Tashkent
Breakfast. Drive to Margilan. A dozen kilometers away, and here you are in Margilan, city important stage of the Silk Road from the eleventh century as a pioneer of sericulture. Everything you want to learn about silk is found in the textile factory “Yodgorlik” translates as souvenir. Yodgorlik perpetuates traditional manufacturing methods - the progress of the cocoon son scalded up dyeing and weaving. Previously, silkworms were fed mulberry leaves for 25 to 28 days and placed on straw, which allows them to hold on and shape their cocoon ... Margilan the silk town of the valley. Visit Said Akhmad Khodja madrassah and the central market. Lunch in Margilan. Drive back to Tashkent.
Day 29 Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel and take your travelling point to the Museum of Temurids and State museum of history of Uzbekistan and drive to Parkent city to visit the Soqoq Village to have short hike and enjoy beautiful nature. The chance of getting acquainted with local lifestyle. Drive back to Tashkent.Dinner and overnight in Tashkent.
Day 30 Tashkent-Home
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel and check-out. Transfer International Airport to get flight to Free time for personal discovery of Tashkent city depending to your final departure.
End of tour
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