Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Tashkent
Itinerary
Pick-up early in the morning upon arrival. Transfer to a hotel (pre-night included). Rest and freshen up from your travels. Afternoon sightseeing tour in Tashkent where you will visit the Kukeldash Madrassah, Mosque on Khasty Imam Street, and Chor-Su (handicraft bazaar). Time permitting, also visit the Museum of Applied Arts. Lastly, stop by the Amir Temur Monument and Square.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva
Itinerary
Transfer to the airport in the morning for a flight to Urgench, HY1051, that leaves at 7:00. Arrive at 8:40 and transfer to Khiva where you will drop your things off at a hotel. Go sightseeing around the city. Visit the oldest part of the city, Kunya, Ark Fortress (including Kurinish Khana (17th century)), the Mohammed-Amin-Khan Madrassah (19th century), Islam Khodja Minaret, Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex (18th century), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan (19th century), Amir-Tur Madrassah, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum, Uch Avlioli (three saints) Mausoleum, Jami Mosque (18th century), Kutluq-Murad Inaq Madrassah (19th century), Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Hauli (stone yard) Palace, Alla-Kuli-Khan (18th century), and Arab Mohammed Khan Madrassahs (18th century).
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
3
Day 3: Khiva - Toprak Kala - Khiva
Itinerary
Transfer to Toprak Qala after breakfast and go on a tour of the ruins. Early afternoon transfer back to Khiva. Rest.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
4
Day 4: Khiva - Bukhara (480 km, 8 hours)
Itinerary
After breakfast, transfer to Bukhara (480 km). Accommodation in a hotel upon arrival. Take some time to relax after a long day of driving through the Kyzyl Kum Desert.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
5
Day 5: Bukhara
Itinerary
Full day of sightseeing in Bukhara. Visit the Ismael Samani Mausoleum (9-10th century), vault of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chor-Minor, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14th century), Poli-Kalon ensemble including the Minaret (12th century), Mosque (15th century), and functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16th century), Amir-Alim-Khan Madrassah (14th century), Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16th century), Lyab-i-Hauz (17th century), Nadir Divanbegi (17th century), Magoki Attari (16th century), Ulug Beg (15th century), Abdul Aziz Madrassahs (17th century), Ark Fortress (16th century) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18th century). In the evening enjoy dinner at Nadir Divanbegi while watching a folklore show.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
6
Day 6: Bukhara - Nurata - Sarmysh - Yangikazgan
Itinerary
Transfer to Yangikazgan. On the way visit Nurata, a local village, where you'll see some stone writings. Eat lunch at a small family-operated restaurant in Nurata. Afterwards transfer to Yangikazgan. Do some sightseeing in the Kyzyl Kum Desert and possibly some camel riding. Overnight stay in yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
7
Day 7: Yangikazgan - Aidarkul - Samarkand
Itinerary
Transfer to Lake Aydarkul in the morning. If desired, do some light hiking by the lake and go swimming depending on the weather. Picnic lunch with fresh fish on top of a hill with a lake view. Afterwards transfer to Samarkand. Overnight stay in Samarkand.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
8
Day 8: Samarkand
Itinerary
Full day of sightseeing in Samarkand. Visit the Shahi-Zinda Necropolis (14-15th century), Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15th century), Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek (15th century), Shir Dor (17th century), and Tillya-Kari Madrassahs (17th century), and the Bibi Khanum Mosque.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
9
Day 9: Samarkand - Tashkent
Itinerary
Continue sightseeing in Samarkand with visits to the Siyob Bazaar and Ulugbek Observatory. At 17:00 you will take the express train to Tashkent, arriving in Tashkent just 2 hours later for dinner at 19:00. Farewell dinner in Tashkent. Free time to relax until your transfer to the airport for your flight back home.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
10
Day 10: Tashkent
Itinerary
Transfer to the airport early in the morning for your flight back home.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
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