Uzbekistan Classical Tour 8 days 7 nights

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Itinerary: Tashkent –Urgench- Khiva – Bukhara – Samarkand– Tashkent – Chimgan – Tashkent

The ancient land of Uzbekistan, with its historical monuments, reflecting a long and a wealthy history, keeps a lot of secrets and mysteries. Achieve you dream through discovering the ancient East! Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent and Khiva were important cities on the Great Silk Road and attracted attention of travelers, traders and diplomats from every corner of the world. These cities were glorious and still are famous for their wealthy culture and unique architectural monuments.

Tour program:

Arrival to Tashkent by international flight. Meet your guide and driver. (Accommodation in the hotel after 12:00 or early check-in) City tour of the capital of Uzbekistan. Visit Hast Imam Complex with  Barakhan Madrasah, Tilla Sheih mosque and the mausoleum of Kafal Shashi (XVI c). Walk through Chorsu bazar of the old town. Museum of Applied Art,  Independence Square, Amir Timur square, monument of Courage, monument to victims of the earthquake of 1966, beautiful metro of Tashkent. Dinner. Overnight at hotel of Tashkent.

After breakfast transfer to airport for flight to Urgench at 7:25 Arrival in Urgench at 08:55 and transfer to Khiva (35km). Accomodation at hotel after 12:00. Full day excursion.

Ichan-Qala  is the historical center of Khiva which has been inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List. City tour around the architectural complex “Ichan-Qala”: Kunya-Ark Khan’s castle – the inner citadel of Ichan-Qala (16-17th cc.), Kalta Minor Tower (Short minaret) that would have become the biggest and tallest minaret in Central Asia (19th c.), Muhammad Amin-Khan – the biggest  medieval madrasah in Khiva (1845-1855 yy.), Djuma mosque with 220 wooden columns and a minaret 32 meters high. Lunch at a local restaurant. Tash Hauli (Stone courtyard) palace looking like a fortress with a high battlements, towers and fortified gates (19th c.), Ak mosque (White Mosque) – a small quarter mosque by the  gates of Palvan-Darvaza (1838-1842), necropolis of Pahlavan Mahmud – the cultic center of Ichan-Qala (1810-1913 yy.), residence of Islam Khodja (1910 y.) – the vizier of the last khan. Ensemble consists of the smallest madrasah in Khiva and a minaret which top platform has a height of 45 m and is the highest observation point in town. Dinner.

After a little rest in the hotel, be sure to take a walk in Khiva in the evening! Khiva at night is the eighth miracle of the world! Walking along the streets of this town, where minarets rise, and the sky is filled with large, bright stars you will find yourself in a fairy tale! And words cannot discribe extraordinary calmness and peace in the air! Overnight at hotel of Khiva.

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer from Khiva to Bukhara by car or minibus. On the way to Bukhara we will visit Karakalpakstan (an autonomous republic within Uzbekistan) to see the ruins of the fortresses of ancient Khorezm – Ayaz Kala and Toprak Kala (2-4 c AD). Tea at a yurt camp.

We travel on to Bukhara through Kyzylkum Desert. On the way stop at the Amu Darya River and near the seif-dunes.  The name “Kyzylkum”  translated from Turkic means “red sands.” Lunch on the road at a choykhana (tea house). Arrival in Bukhara in the evening. Accommodation in hotel. Overnight at hotel of Bukhara.

After breakfast start exploring Bukhara with your guide.

Bukhara the divine! It is one of the oldest cities of Central Asia the age of which reaches 2,500 years. This city has been a spiritual and commercial center and its importance does not decline over the centuries. “Bukhoroi – Sharif” – “Noble and Sacred Bukhara” – is one of the numerous epithets that this ancient city was awarded. Here you can fully feel the charming atmosphere of the East!

Visit the central part of the city: complex of Poikalon (XII—XVI c), architectural ensemble of “Masjidi Kalon”, “Miri Arab” madrasah and  minaret (46 m). Ulugbek Madrasah (1417) was the earliest of three commissioned by the enlightened Timurid ruler. Abdulaziz Khan Madrasah (1652). Trading Domes including Toki Zargaron, Toki Telpak Furushon and Toki Saraffon. Tim of Abdullakhan (1577) and one of the most elegant trade halls. Faizulla Khodjaev House (XIX c) — a 150-year old house of the Bukhara merchant. Magoki Attori mosque, Labi-Hauz (XVI—XVII c) — a complex with Nodir Devon Begi madrasah. Lunch at a local restaurant. Ark Fortress (VI — XIX c) — in the Middle Ages it was a whole town with the Emir’s family house with wives, mosques, mint place, government institutes, store rooms, a prison and a square for public executions, Bolo Haus Ensemble, Samanid mausoleum (IXc)- the first brick building shaped as a cube covered with dome with unrepeatable geometrical brickwork design, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum. Overnight at hotel of Bukhara.

Breakfast at the holel. Continue the tour in the vicinity of Bukhara: Chor Minor (XVIII c), visit Mausoleum of Bahouddin Nakshbandi (VI — XIX c), summer residence of Bukhara Emir – Sitorai Mohi Hosa (XIX c). After lunch transfer  from Bukhara to Samarkand by car or minibus. Arrival in Samarkand. Accommodation.  Free evening. Overnight at hotel of Samarkand.

After breakfast – a city tour of Samarkand. Today you will visit Ulugbek Observatory (XV c), the Museum of Archaeology of Afrosiob, the Necropolis of Shahi Zinda (XIV-X cc) – “City of the Dead” complex of 20 elegant mausoleums covered with blue glittering tiles. Lunch in a national house (included in the price).

After lunch you will visit Registran Square (15-17 c), which was the main city square during Tamerlan ‘s reign. It is surrounded by three majestic buildings: Ulugbek madrasah, Sher Dor and Tilla Kari madrasahs. Bibi Hanum mosque (XIVc) was built on Timur ‘s orders to become the grandest building of the time. To finish, we stop at a famous Samarkand Siob bazar. Here you can find all kinds of spices and fruits, and famous Samarkand bread. Free evening. Overnight at hotel of Samarkand.

After breakfast continue exploring Samarkand with your guide. The mausoleum of Guri Emir with a majestic blue dome (XVc) is a burial place of Amir Timur, his sons and grandchildren. Visit to a legendary Saint Daniel’s grave. It is a remarkable place with unforgettable atmosphere.

After lunch transfer by car or minibus Samarkand – Tashkent. Overnight at hotel of Tashkent.

Breakfast at the hotel. We depart early to Chimgan mountains 100 km northeast of Tashkent in the foothills of Thien Shan . It is about 2- hour drive through picturesque villages and fields. On arrival trekking in Chimgan and Beldersay. Chimgan Valley is located at 1200 – 1600 m above sea level. The highest mountain is Greater Chimgan (3309 m.) For fresh air and mild climate Chimgan is called Uzbek Switzerland. There is really something to see in Chimgan: amazing turquoise waters of Charvak reservoir, waterfalls, ancient petroglyphs. Here you can ride on a cable car and enjoy mountain landscapes. Return to Tashkent. Transfer to the airport for international flight home.

End of the programme.

Price per person in USD:
Pax 6
Price per person 535

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in twin rooms at 3 * hotels.
  • Transportation for the whole period of the tour on comfortable air-conditioned transportation, including all airport transfers.
  • Professional English-speaking local guides (specify language of your choice).
  • Lunch at a national house in Samarkand on Day 6.

Price does not include:

  • Entrance tickets to the museums and sights.
  • Meals.
  • Insurance.
  • Personal expenses and tips.

Notice:

  • The program may be changed according to your preferences.
  • The cost of the tour will vary depending on the number of guests and the selected transport (car, minibus, bus).
  • The cost of the tour can be paid by bank transfer, credit card or other means agreed upon in advance when ordering the tour.

Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellation prior 30 days – no charges apply
  • Cancellation prior 15 days – 50% charge of the tour price
  • Cancellation prior 7 days – 100% charge of the tour price

Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to book the tour:

info@marakandatravel.com

marakanda.travel@gmail.com

Telegram: +99897 7401174

HAVE A WONDERFUL TRIP!

Reviews
Надежда Фионина Russia
Uzbekistan Classical Tour 8 days 7 nights

6 января 2020
ДОбрый день, Надежда! Как прошла ваша поездка? Надеюсь, что всё прошло хорошо.
– Добрый! Спасибо большое! Все прошло отлично! Мы в восторге!!!!
Спасибо! Следующий раз в Хиву)))) Удачи Вам и процветания!

Надежда Фионина, Москва

Bruno France
Uzbekistan Classical Tour 8 days 7 nights

Circuit de 10 jours en petit groupe effectué par l’intermédiaire de Marakanda Travel.
Visite des incontournables Boukhara et Samarkande mais aussi de la nature qui vaut le coup (désert, montagne et lacs).
J’ai apprécié la quiétude des lieux et la gentillesse des ouzbeks, et les Guides compétents et efficaces.

Bruno

Dominique France
Uzbekistan Classical Tour 8 days 7 nights

« Voyage extrêmement bien dosé entre découverte des villes et monuments et observations ornithos. J’ai beaucoup apprécié la disponibilité de nos guides (traductrice, ornithologue, chauffeur). Ils ont tous été à l’écoute et prévenants. j’avais un à priori sur la nuit en yourte (peu adepte de l’artifice mais c’était simple et sympa. Le bain dans le lac fut un grand plaisir. De même j’avoue m ‘être méfiée de la nuit chez l’habitant et leur accueil simple m’a conquise. En bref, une belle expérience dans un pays qui mérite d’être découvert. Bémol : une organisation des vols qui nous a fait faire deux nuits blanches. Est-ce seulement lié à la guerre en Ukraine ? Ca a été très fatiguant, sachant en outre que le transfert à Istanbul au retour avait été sous estimés d’où avion rat é et retard à Paris. Mais en bref, beau voyage, locaux très sympa. Je recommanderai cette destination »

Dominique – mai 2022

Cécile ROUAULT Belgium
Uzbekistan Classical Tour 8 days 7 nights

« Bonjour, je suis revenue enchantée de ce voyage pour sa parfaite organisation , de même que le correspondant local Kamol qui est en plus très chaleureux et disponible. J’ai trouvé que la formule mixte culture et ornithologie est une très bonne idée et évite de saturer. Hotels très confortables, nuit en yourte très sympa y compris la soirée autour du feu de camp, hôtes très accueillants dans les montagnes, l’ensemble du circuit, bon choix de nous faire passer plusieurs nuits à Boukhara qui est une ville agréable et animée où l’on se sent bien. Maxim est un très bon guide ornitho avec lequel on a pu échanger malgré la langue ; Mavluda est la guide “parfaite” car elle connait très bien le pays, parle parfaitement le français, nous a choisi de très bons restaurants, toujours de style varié et son caractère chaleureux nous a permis de beaucoup échanger sur la vie dans ce pays. Peut-être une petite restriction sur les vols de nuit qui sont très fatigants avec la longue journée à Tachkent le 1er jour ; et une heure de battement entre les 2 vols est trop court puisque nous avons raté notre correspondance à Istanbul, au retour, l’avion de Tachkent ayant 40 mn de retard… Bref, un voyage et une agence de voyage que je vais recommander à tout le monde ! »

Cécile ROUAULT

Vincent Defert Switzerland
Uzbekistan Classical Tour 8 days 7 nights

23 mai 2022
Bonjour Kamol et Elbek
Merci de votre mail. Faire un voyage autorise justement une vraie sortie de son rythme quotidien, une vraie coupure et le retour nous replonge évidemment rapidement dans ce quotidien… très quotidien.
Mais la tête est heureusement pleine de souvenirs qui nous aident à retrouver nos bases.
Vous trouverez ci-joint la fiche d’appréciation bien remplie.
Nous sommes en train de ranger et classer nos photos. Nous vous en enverrons quelques unes dans quelques jours. Encore mille fois merci pour ces quelques jours passés dans votre beau pays très, très accueillant.
Très amicales pensées… depuis la mer…
Nous sommes en retard pour vous envoyer quelques images de notre beau voyage; mais après d’âpres discussions autour des trois mille photos que nous avons prises, nous vous envoyons une sélection de photos un peu particulières… Je vais vous les envoyer en plusieurs mails.
Nous continuons à faire de la pub pour votre pays et votre agence. J’espère que vous allez bien et que les touristes affluent. ici tout va bien et la mer est toujours là… à vous attendre.
Sincères salutations Valérie et Vincent

Vincent Defert

Sylvie Perret du Cray France
Uzbekistan Classical Tour 8 days 7 nights

19 mai 2022

Bonjour, nous voici rentrés en France, ravis de notre découverte de l’Ouzbékistan et du Kirghizistan, nous avons trouvé que les gens étaient d’une extrême gentillesse, toujours souriants, cela fait vraiment plaisir.
Nos guides et chauffeurs très sympathiques aussi, (juste Olim, notre chauffeur vers Sentob, un peu silencieux, ne parlant ni anglais ni français….et semblant un peu timide, mais très gentil quand même….), tous nos hôtes étaient charmants, très attentionnés…..
Nous ne manquerons pas de parler de vous et de cette magnifique Asie Centrale.
A une autre fois pour la suite de notre périple sur la Route de la Soie….
Merci
Sylvie
Sylvie Perret du Cray

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