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Uzbekistan 11 days

Culture and History tour in Samarkand

Tour Price : 900 US$ Duration : 11 days Languages: English Day 01. Tashkent (D)

Arrive in Tashkent, meet in airport and transfer to the hotel. Briefing information about tour and welcome dinner at hotel.

Day 02. Tashkent - Urgench – Khiva (B, D)
After breakfast beginning guided tour Tashkent visits Kukeldash madrassah, Kaffal Sashi mausoleum, Architectural ensemble of Khazrat Imam, Barak-Khan Madrassah, Juma Mosque, Hast Imam Square, Tillya Sheikh Mosque, Chorsu bazaar, Abul Kasim Madrassah, Museum of Fine and Applied Arts and Tashkent metro. Late afternoon transfer to airport flight to Urgench (HY1057 dep at 18:00 arr at 19:40), on arrival transfer to Khiva (30 km), the fairy-tale like oriental town. Dinner and overnight at hotel.

Day 03. Khiva (B, D)
Full day guided tour Khiva visits Monument of Al Khorezmiy, Muhammad Amin Khan Madrasah & Kalta Minor, Palace Complex Kuhna Ark: (Korinishona, Winter & Summer Mosque and Ak-shikh-bobo), Muhammad Rakhimkhan Madrasah, Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum, Shergazi Khan Madrasah, Minaret and Madrasah of Islam-Khodja, Djuma Mosque, Ota Darvaza "Father Gate”, Ak Mosque, Anushakhan bath-houses, Palvan Darvaza ‘’Warriors Gate’’, Alakulihan Madrasah, Qutlugh Murad Inaq Madrasah, Caravansary Tim Allah Kuli Khan with bazaar and Tash Khauli Complex. Dinner in “Toza Bog Palace’’ with folk show (summer residence of Mohammed Rakhim Khan II).

Day 04. Khiva – Bukhara (B, D)
Drive between the Kara-Kum (black sands) and the Kyzyl-Kum (red sands) deserts to Bukhara, en route stop to see the Amudarya River, known to many western explorers as the Oxus. Arrive in Bukhara & check-in to the hotel. Dinner in Lyabi Hauz restaurant.

Day 05. Excursion with private guide in Tashkent. Bukhara (B, D)
Full day guided tour Bukhara visits remaining of city wall and gate of Bukhara, Samonid's Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Kosh Madrasah Ensemble (Abdullakhan Madrasah & Modarikhan Madrasah), Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark citadel & Zindan (ancient prison), Khodja Zaynuddin Complex, Poi Kalyan Complex: (Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque & Miri Arab Madrasah), Trading Dome: (Toki Zargaron, oki Telpak Furushon & Toki Sarrafon), Ulugbek Madrasah, Abdullazizkhan Madrasah, Khodja Gaukushan Ensemble, Magoki Attoron Mosque, Architectural ensemble Lyabi Hauz (Kukeldash Madrasah, Khanaka and Nodir Devan-Begi Madrasah) and Synagogue. This evening you attend a traditional Bukhara cultural folk show.

Day 06. Bukhara (B, D)
Today visits Mausoleum of Bahouddin Naqshband, Summer Palace of last Emirs Sitorai Mokhi Khosa and Chor Bakr necropolis. Afternoon is free. Dinner in local house ‘‘Doston”.

Day 07. Bukhara – Dungalak (B, L, D)
Morning drive to Nurata with a visit on the way to Sheikh Nuri tomb and Namozgoh Mosque. After lunch at a local house continue to the Kazakh village of Dungalak. Enjoy a camel ride in Kyzyl Kum desert. Dinner in camping site and overnight in yurts (nomadic felt tents, very basic).

Day 08. Dungalak – Aydarkul Lake – Samarkand (B, L, D)
Morning drive to Aydarkul lake, here you have opportunities for swimming, soft trekking and bird watching’s after picnic lunch depart to Samarkand, often called the "Rome of the Orient". On arrival to Samarkand check-in to the hotel and rest of the day is free. Dinner in local restaurant.

Day 09. Samarkand (B, D)
Full day guided tour Samarkand visits Ensemble of Registan: (Ulugbek, Sher Dor and Tillya Kari Madrasah's), Gur-Emir Mausoleum (graves of Tamerlane and his descendants), Rukhobod Mausoleum, Aksaray Mausoleum, Bibi-Khonym Mosque with Siab bazaar, Shakh-i-Zinda Ensemble, Khazrat-Khizr Mosque, Aancient settlement Afrosiab with Museum, Mausoleum of Khodja Doniyor (Prophet Daniel) and observatory and memorial museum of Ulugbek. Dinner in local house.

Day 10. Samarkand – Tashkent (B, D)
Drive to Tashkent, en route visit Al-Imam Bukhary complex. Tour in Tashkent. Arrive in Tashkent and check-in to hotel. Rest of the day is free. Evening ballet performance (subject to availability) at Alisher Navoi Opera & Ballet Theatre built by Japanese prisoners in 1947. Beyond the marble lobby are 6 foyers dedicated to Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Termez, Khiva & Ferghana all thickly dressed in stucco carving, theme motives & murals from Navoi’s poetry. Farewell dinner in local restaurant.


Day 11. Tashkent (B)
Transfer to the airport and back flight to home.

Price Valid - Until 31 Merch 2011
2 pax = 1100 US$ per person
4 pax = 900 US$ per person
Single supplement 150 US$

Seasonal Discounts
15 % from November 01 – March 01;
10 % from June 10 – August 10;

Hotels
in Tashkent - hotel “Bek” 4*
in Khiva - hotel “Orient Medresse” 3*
in Bukhara - hotel “Omar Khayyam” 3*
in Dungalak village - Yurt camp “Aydar”
in Samarkand - hotel “Grand Samarkand” 3*

Included
Accommodation in double or twin bed room;
Meals plan as indicated (B-breakfast, L-Lunch & D-dinner);
Arrival and departure transfers;
All sightseeing as per the itinerary;
Entrance fees to monuments and cultural events;
All over land transportation by transport with air condition;
     - for 2 pax – car,
     - from 3 - 8 pax min bus with 9 seats and 14 seats,
Visa support to Uzbekistan;
Escort touring guide for whole tour itinerary;
     - Available; German, English, Spanish, German, Italian, French,Turkish, Japanese and Russian speaking guides.
One bottle mineral water (1,5 liter) per person every day of tour.

Excluded

Air ticket Tashkent – Urgench 96 US$ per person;
Early check-in and late check out from the hotels;
Visa cost;
Personal spending money;
Luggage in excess of 20 kg (44lbs);
Travel insurance;
Tips for driver and local guide;
Video & photo camera charges during sightseeing;

Additional information

Tour information:
Tour Price: 900 US$
Duration: 11 days
Group Size: 2
Languages: English
Tour package includes:
Airport Transfer :NO
Hotel pick-up:NO
Drop-off :NO
Tour Transportation (car, van, limo, boat, etc):NO
Food and Drinks :NO
Other services (fees apply):
Attraction tickets (concerts, theater, museum, circus...) :NO
Translation services :NO
Reservations (hotels, restaurants, airline) :NO
Visa support :NO
Additional information:
This tour must be booked at least 7 days in advance of your travel date :YES
Tour groups must include a minimum of 2 passengers :YES
Tour prices are flexible and based on your requirements :NO
Attractions:Rome, Uzbekistan, Samarkand