Itinerary: Tashkent-Samarkand- Bukhara-Khiva -Tashkent.
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights.
Transportation: air-conditioned transportation
Accommodation: 3* hotels
Best period: April May, June, September, October
Meals: B - breakfast, L - lunch, D – dinner
You will like:
• Most of the Silk Road in 9 days
• Bukhara and Samarkand mythical stages of the Silk Road
• The accommodation comfort and charm on each step
Day 1: Tashkent
On your arrival at Tashkent Airport meets& greets service outside of arrival hall. The custom procedures will take about 1-1, 5 hours.The guests will be met by the local English speaking escort guide.
Dinner and overnight in Tashkent
Day 2: Tashkent-Samarkand (bullet train)
In the morning transfer to train station and take the fast train “Afrosiyob” to Samarkand at 08:00.
Along the way you will discover a landscape is quite varied which passes through the cotton fields, wheat, part of the Asian central steppe but also bridges the Syrdarya River (the largest in the country), and that of the Zarafshan River You will also discover the mountains of Zarafshan in Djizakh region. Arriving in Samarkand at 10:00. In the train station meets& greets service outside of arrival hall. Excursion in Samarkand and lunch at 13:00… Check in to hotel and free time to rest. Continuation of excursion dinner at the local restaurant and overnight in Samarkand .
Day 3: Samarkand
Morning tour of the observatory Ouloughbek, grand-son of Tamerlane and famous astronomer. Discover the necropolis of Shakh-i-Zinda, Timurid (only outside) art jewel of the twenty monumental mausoleums, and the Afrosiab museum on the site of ancient Samarkand was destroyed by Genghis Khan. Continued visits with BibiKhanum Mosque ... walk in the picturesque bazaar of the city, famous for its spices, dried fruits and its unique atmosphere. Dinner at an Uzbek family and return to the hotel.
Day 4: Samarkand-Bukhara
Departure by train to Bukhara. Arrival in Bukhara and explore the city. Check in to hotel and free time to rest. The city tour will be continued. Dinner at local restaurant. Transfer back to the hotel and overnight in Bukhara.
Day 5: Bukhara (BLD)
Day dedicated to the exploration of the great Bukhara. Morning tour of the citadel Ark, ancient fortified residence of the khans of the region. Discover the Bolo-Hauz mosque, Ismail Samani Mausoleum, the tomb of ChashmaAyyub ... Lunch during the visit. In the afternoon, discovery of all Po-i-Kalyan and its beautiful mosques and madrasas Djuma Mir Arab (exterior view), the Magok-i-Attari mosque, shopping domes of the city ... Dinner in the one of the madrasas of the town with classical music concert. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara-Khiva (480 km, 7-8 h.)
Enjoy breakfast at the hotel coffee shop
Check out the Hotel
Morning drive to Khiva, The Great Silk Road once routed through Bukhara and Khiva ran through the Kyzylkum Desert, as the present road does nowadays. Stop en-route to enjoy views of Amudarya River and the desert.
Arrive in Khiva late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel
Free time to have a rest after long route
Dinner and overnight
Day 7: Khiva
After breakfast at the Hotel’s coffee shop.Meet your guide and start guided sightseeing tour in Ichan-Kala.It is a UNESCO World Heritage site fortress, encircled by high brick walls. Visit Minaret of Islom-Khoja, Sayeed Alauddin Mausoleum, Allakulikhan Madrasah, Arab-Mukhamadkhan Madrasah, Oq-Masjid Mosque, Madrasah of Hodjan Berdi-biya, Shirgazikhan, Abdullakhan, Juma Mosque, Tosh-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Kunya-Ark. Free time in the afternoon. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Khiva -Tashkent
In the morning transfer to airport and take the flight to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent . Discover the Tashkent city. The old town and Victory Park, Independence Square Kukeldash Madrasa, the picturesque market Tchorsu ... Visit the Applied Arts Museum with rich collections of Russian art, icons, ceramics and 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. .
Day 9: Tashkent
Early morning enjoy the breakfast at the hotel coffee shop.
Departure to airport to take flight to Delhi
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