Tour Program

Day
1
Day 1: Tashkent
Itinerary
Pick-up and transfer to a hotel. Spend the afternoon sightseeing in Tashkent including visits to the following: the Kukeldash Madrassah, mosque on Khasty Imam Street, Chor-Su (handicraft bazaar), the Museum of Applied Arts (if time allows), and the Amir Temur Monument and Square.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Day 2: Tashkent - Beldersay - Chimgan - Charvak - Tashkent
Itinerary
In the morning you will drive to the mountains in the Tashkent region (80 km). Arrive at the Beldersay chair lift station (1,530 m height). Take the chair lift to the upper station (3 km distance). Walk up to Kumbel summit (2,200 m height). Take in the fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding area and go for a horseback ride. Return to the Beldersay chair lift station. Drive through the village of Chimgan to reach the Charvak Water Reservoir. Stop for lunch at a local café. Transfer back to Tashkent in the afternoon.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
3
Day 3: Tashkent - Yangikazgan
Itinerary
Drive through the mountainous Forish region to reach Yangikazgan. The drive will be leisurely to ensure that you can stop and take any photos of the area that you would like. Arrive at Lake Aydarkul and break there for a picnic lunch. Continue driving via desert to reach the yurt camp where your accommodation will be for the night. Go camel riding. have dinner on the steppe around a camp fire. Akyn singing performance afterwards.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
4
Day 4: Yangikazgan - Samarkand
Itinerary
After breakfast drive to Samarkand (185 km) stopping for short visit to the desert Salt Lakes on the way (20 km). Accommodation at a hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
5
Day 5: Samarkand
Itinerary
Spend the day sightseeing in Samarkand visiting several historical sights, museums, and the Observatory of Ulugbek. Take some time to explore the famous Siyob Bazaar in the afternoon.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
6
Day 6: Samarkand - Shahrisabz - Bukhara
Itinerary
Drive to Bukhara via the village of Urgut (stop for a short visit to the local bazaar on Saturday and Sundays), Kitab Pass, and the city of Shakhrisabz. As you pass through Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of Amir Temur, stop to do some sightseeing. Eat lunch with a local family in Shakhrisabz. Sightseeing in Shakhrisabz includes visits to Ak Sarai, and the Dorus Saodat and Dorut Tilovat Complexes. Drive to Bukhara later in the afternoon. Accommodation in a hotel upon arrival in Bukhara. Dinner at a local restaurant that includes a folk show performance.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
7
Day 7: Bukhara
Itinerary
Sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Wander around the the city's historical sights, narrow streets, the Jewish block and synagogue, and the historically significant sights of Old Town.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
8
Day 8: Bukhara - Khiva
Itinerary
Drive to Khiva via a desert road (530 km). Stop en route to do some sightseeing, take photos, and visit 2 desert lakes. Lunch will be en route at a roadside cafe. Upon arrival in Khiva, dinner and accommodation at a hotel.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
9
Day 9: Khiva
Itinerary
Sightseeing in Khiva. Visit the amazing town of Ichan Kala which is completely surrounded by walls built to protect the town from enemies.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
10
Day 10: Khiva - Toprak Kala - Ayaz Kala
Itinerary
Drive to Ayaz Kala, excursion of Ayaz Kala - series of three fortresses. Afterwards drive to Toprak Kala, visit to ancient settlements ruins, accommodation in Yurts.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Yurt Camp
Day
11
Day 11: Ayaz Kala - Nukus - Tashkent
Itinerary
Drive to Nukus after breakfast. Visit the world famous State Art Museum of Nukus named after Igor Savitsky. Take a domestic flight to Tashkent in the evening. Late dinner upon arrival in Tashkent. Overnight stay at a hotel.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
12
Day 12: Tashkent
Itinerary
Flight back home. (We suggest adding an extra day in Tashkent to relax and explore the city on foot before leaving for home).
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
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