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Uzbekistan – Culture and Nature - 15 Days

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12.October 2020 - 26.October 2020 Available 1,520
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Uzbekistan Travels with desert Nature, Camel Riding through the Kyzylkum Desert and getting to know the Culture of the People in the Village! Regardless of the type of Tour, it fills life with experience and knowledge, be it Master Class Pilaw Cooking in Samarkand, Horse Racing in Kyrgyzstan, in the Mountains of Tajikistan or in the wide Fields of Kazakhstan. When travelling in Uzbekistan the brain works more actively, adrenalin accumulates in the blood and makes us happy every day – psychologists conclude that it is a natural process when we learn what we like.

“Before you leave your home country for the first time, you live everywhere in this way of thinking and then find that there are many different people, cultures and mentalities,” says Lino Regusch, who has become a successful cooking project in New Zealand. – For a successful trip it is important to switch to the open-minded mode: Look at the world with open eyes, accept the customs and traditions of other countries, try out everything that seems interesting to you without trying to adapt to the surrounding reality. In this way we will have a unique experience that seems to bring us up to date and, of course, makes us happier”.

Experience the Culture and Nature in Uzbekistan. Welcome to Uzbekistan!

Day 1: Day of Arrival 

Day 2: Tashkent – where Modern and Old meet

Day 3: Khiva – Museum under open air

Day 4: Khiva – Museum under open air

Day 5: Through the Red Wonder

Day 6: Bukhara – Pearl of the Orient

Day 7: Bukhara – Pearl of the Orient

Day 8: At the Nurata Yurt Camp

Day 9: At the Aidarkul lake and in the mountain village Sentyab

Day 10: Samarkand – on the Trail of Temur’s Treasure

Day 11: Shakhrisabz – the Hometown of Amir Temur

Day 12: Hike in the “Valley of the Devil”

Day 13: Samarkand – on the Trail of Temur’s Treasure

Day 14: Hike in the Tian Shan Mountains

Day 15: Early Morning Transfer to the Airport and Departure

Day 1
Day of Arrival (-/-/-)

Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight stay in a 4-star Hotel.

Day 2
Tashkent - where Modern and Old meet (B/-/D)

After breakfast at hotel we start our Tour in Tashkent. Tashkent, the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan where the history of modern and old stands side by side is located in the northeast of Uzbekistan and with circa 3 million inhabitants the biggest city in Central Asia. Along with modern hotels, restaurants, theatres, cinemas, opera, disco, oriental bazaars, the city also offers a thousand years of history. Khazrati Imam Complex consisting of Barak Khan Madrasah (16thc.), Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (15thC.), Muyi-Mubarak Mosque – storehouse of the well-known Koran of Khalif Osman and gold hair of Prophet Muhammad, Djuma Mosque of Khodja Akhrar Vali. Dinner at local city Restaurant. Overnight stay in a 4-star Hotel.

Day 3
Khiva – Museum under open air (B/-/D)

After breakfast Transfer to the Airport and we fly to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva (35 km). In Khiva check-in to the hotel. We visit the historical City Ichan Kala. Dinner with live Music in the Restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Day 4
Khiva – Museum under open air (B/-/D)

After breakfast we visit the historical City Ichan Kala. Dinner at the local Restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Day 5
Through the Red Wonder (B/-/D)

After breakfast drive: Khiva → Buchara (480 km). During the drive through the Desert Kysyl-Kum (Red Sand). The Kysyl-Kum Desert is about 200 000 km² and belongs to the territories of Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. There you can find the red Sand, from which the Desert gets its Name. On the way to Bukhara we make a stopover at the teahouse “Bukhoro-i-Sharif”. In Bukhara check-in at the hotel. Dinner at the local Restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Day 6
Bukhara - Pearl of the Orient (B/L/D)

After breakfast we visit Poyi Kalon Ensemble consisting of Kalon Minaret (12th c.), Kalon Mosque (12th C.), Miri Arab Madrasah (16th C.), domed bazaars Toqi Zargaron (15th C.), Toqi Telpak-Furushon (16th C.) and Toqi Zaroffon (16th C.). Continue we visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex (14th-17th C.) and Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah. Dinner at a local restaurant and then live Folklore in the Medresse Nodir Devon Begi. Overnight stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Day 7
Bukhara - Pearl of the Orient (B/-/D)

After breakfast we visit Citadel Ark (4th c. BC), Bolo-Khauz Mosque (beginning of the 20th c.), Samanides Mausoleum (9th-10th c.), Chashmai Ayub (14th c.). Lunch at local city restaurant in Bukhara. Afternoon we visit: Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Complex, summer residence of the last Emir (ruler) of Bukhara, Bakhouddin Naqshbandiy Memorial Complex, Chor Bakr (19th c.) and Chor Minor. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star Hotel.

Day 8
At the Nurata Yurt Camp (B/L/D)

After Breakfast we will drive to Nurata, to the Yurt Camp on the desert Kyzylkum. Free time at the Yurt Camp. Afternoon we will be camel riding. Dinner at the live music of a Kazakh folk musician and Overnight in the Yurts.

Day 9
At the Aidarkul lake and in the mountain village Sentyab (B/L/D)

After Breakfast at the Yurt we will drive to the Aidarkul Like. We have a picnic on the lake and then we will drive to the mountain Village Sentyab. Preparing to cook together traditional Palov (pilaf). Dinner at family in Sentyab. Overnight by Family in the mountain Village.

Day 10
Samarkand - on the Trail of Temur's Treasure (B/L/D)

After breakfast at the family we will drive to Samarkand. In Samarkand we visit in Samarkand the three Medressen of the Registanthe Ulugbek-Medresse (built 1417-1420), the Sher-Dor-Medresse (1619 – 1636) and the Tillo-Kori-Medresse (1646 – 1660). The legendary Timurid mausoleum Guri Amir (XIV-XV century) enchants the viewer with its golden interior decoration. You will enjoy hearing some legends while visiting the Bibi-Chanum Mosque and the Medresse (XIV century). We visit the traditional oriental “Siyab Bazaar“. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 11
Shakhrisabz - the Hometown of Amir Temur (B/L/D)

After breakfast we drive to Shakhrisabz, to the City of birth Amir Temur (known in the West as Tamerlan). The city was already known to Alexander the Great as Nautaca. We visit the summer palace “Ak Saray” (White Palace, 1380-1405). “Ak Saray” was added to the list of World Heritage by UNESCO. We also visit Kok Gumbaz Mosque, Darus Soadat Complex and the Jahongir Mausoleum. Afternoon we will drive back to Samarkand. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 12
Hike in the "Valley of the Devil" (B/-/D)

After breakfast we drive to Mountain Tersak (Zeravshan mountain range) where we start our hike. The houses of the village, surrounded by fields, stretch along the river. We hike past herds of sheep, horses and goats through sometimes wide, sometimes narrow valleys to the Takhta Karacha Pass (1.900 m). From here we have a panoramic view of the snow-covered Pamir Altai mountain range. We continue into the “Valley of the Devil” and continue our hike in the Valley. The Valley has its name because of the unusual rock formations. According to legend, wizards and witches held their sacrificial ceremonies here. The inhabitants of the area believe that there is a soil energy here that makes the milk of all the cows that pass by here even better. In the evening we will drive back to Samarkand. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 3-star hotel.

Day 13
Samarkand - on the Trail of Temur's Treasure (B/-/D)

Breakfast at hotel. Near the Siyab bazaar there is an ensemble of Shohi-Zinda (the living king, “IX.-XIV century), one of the world’s most famous group of mausoleums, which fasinate you with its beautiful architecture. Next we will visit the famous Ulugbek Observatory (1428-1429 which was built on one of the hills of Chupanata). The observatory was a unique design in his time. Afternoon Transfer to the Train Station. We drive to Tashkent (dep. 17.00 – arr. 19.20). Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel.

Day 14
Hike in the Tian Shan Mountains (B/L/D)

After breakfast we drive to the Tian Shan Mountains. Hike in the Mountains. Lunch Picnic in the Mountains. In the afternoon we drive back to Tashkent. Farewell dinner in a local restaurant. Overnight stay in a 4-star hotel.

Day 15
Early Morning Transfer to the Airport and Departure (-/-/-)

Services included in Price:

  • 4 Nights in 4 star hotels in double rooms with Shower/WC
  • 10 Nights in 2-3 star hotels in double rooms with Shower/WC
  • 13x Breakfast, 6x Lunch, 13x Dinner
  • Mineral water (1,5 l per person and per day)
  • Folklore show program in Khiva and Bukhara
  • Services of A/C comfortable transport with professional driver pas per the program
  • Professional English-speaking guides from group arrival to departure
  • Domestic air tickets Tashkent - Urgench
  • High-speed train economy-class (Y class) tickets for Samarkand → Tashkent
  • Entrance fees to all the mentioned sights as per the program (except photo and video charges)

Do not include:

  • Visa costs and processing
  • Photo and video charges
  • International air tickets
  • Beverages
  • Meals not indicated in the program
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips and gratuities
  • Any personal expenses
  • Any services not included in the above itinerary

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Trip Facts

  • $ 225
  • TT0015
  • Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
  • 2 - 16
  • Easy
  • Uzbekistan
  • Tashkent
  • Tashkent