Ancient amber

Ancient amber

Ancient amber, Uzbekistan tours.

Tour’s name: Ancient amber

Duration: 7 days 

Day 1: Tashkent– Nukus
Today you are going to have a flight to Nukus. In course of the tour you will discover the highlights of the city. You are going to direct to the Museum of Savitsky. The state Museum of art of Karakalpakstan was established in 1966 on the initiative of the Moscow artist Igor Savitsky (1915-1984). A special page in the history of the Museum is the collection of the Department of fine arts, which brought a special, worldwide popularity. Here are not only local art school, formed under the influence of the Museum, but the works of Uzbek artists of the early twentieth century, period of birth and development of the local national school of fine skill, the so-called "Turkestan avant-garde". Then you will transfer outside of Nukus to observe Mizdakhan necropolis.  The history of Mizdakhan dates back more than one thousand years and the earliest settlement is attributed to the III-IV centuries BC. At that time, the locals were followers of Zoroastrianism. After you will explore a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. Night will be in the hotel.

Day 2: Nukus – Khiva
The destination of the tour today Khiva. This is a real open-air Museum, with perfectly preserved beautiful architecture and pristine beauty. Today you will have a wonderful sightseeing tour in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. The ancient complex of Ichan-Qala ("inner defensive circle") is an almost untouched medieval city inside Khiva, which was the first in Central Asia to be completely included in the UNESCO world heritage list.  Old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses made Ichan-Qala a unique city-monument. The Ichan-Kala complex includes more than 400 residential buildings in traditional style and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969, the inner city of Ichan-Qala was awarded the title of historical and architectural reserve. The most prominent sight is the Kunya-Ark it is located in the inner city of Khiva Ichan-Kala in modern Uzbekistan. Before the overthrow of the Khan of Khiva by the Bolsheviks in 1920, Kunya Ark served as one of the Khan's residences. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Khiva – Bukhara
Today you will direct to one of the fabulous city of Uzbekistan Bukhara. Bukhara is one of the oldest and most famous cities in Uzbekistan, once a major shopping center on the great Silk Road. The city acquired its modern appearance during the reign of the Sheibanid dynasty in the 16th and 17th centuries, when it was surrounded by fortress walls, inside which mosques, madrasas, mausoleums, caravanserais and baths were built. The old city of Bukhara has about 150 historical monuments. You will drive from Khiva to Bukhara through amazing Kizilkum desert. According the route you will admire the landscapes of Amu Darya river, the largest river in Central Asia.  The current name comes from ancient Iranian: "Amul" – the name of an ancient city, "Darya" in translation river. You will have free time when you arrive to Bukhara. You will spend the night in the hotel.  

Day 4: Bukhara
You will start your day with exploring the best sightseeing of enchanting city Bukhara. Your first destination will be Citadel Ark where the city's rulers lived. Items related to the last ruler Alim Khan are kept here. After you will direct to observe Samanids mausoleum, family tomb and one of the ancient architectural masterpieces of the Uzbek city of Bukhara. After that you will head to Chashma Ayub, the place of worship, located in the Samanid Park of Bukhara, includes a mausoleum and a sacred spring. After that you will wander along the shopping domes and then explore one of the most fascinating madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi which madrasah in Bukhara, part of the architectural ensemble of the XVI-XVII centuries Lyabi-Hauz. You will complete your tour with exploring Poi Kalon complex, translated as “the foot of the great”. The architectural ensemble itself includes three buildings: a mosque and minaret under the same name Kalon, as well as Miri Arab madrasah. Night you will spend in the hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara – Samarkand
Today you will drive to amazing Samarkand. One of the most famous and ancient cities in Uzbekistan. Samarkand occupies the second place in terms of territory size and number of inhabitants among the cities of the entire state. You are going to discover the best magnificent highlights of the city. And your sights will be: Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, the majestic Central Square of the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan, one of the best sights of the city. In ancient times, Shakhi-Zindeh was the largest religious and cultural center of Central Asia. The Bibi Khanum mosque in Samarkand can be called one of the largest construction projects of its time. Guri Emir-mausoleum, the construction was associated with the sudden death during a military campaign of 27-year-old Mohammed Sultan, the beloved grandson of the great Amir and heir to the throne. You will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 6: Samarkand – Tashkent
Today you will have a transfer to Tashkent (train). You are going to visit the best places of the capital today. The first spot will be the main square of the country Independence square that is situated in the heart of Tashkent. After that you will stroll along the local Broadway, accumulation of street art. Shops and cafes are located on both sides of the street. Then you will direct to take a ride in beautiful Tashkent metro, it is a high-speed underground transport system that serves residents and visitors of the capital of Uzbekistan. After that you will discover the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. In the old days, bazaars played the role of the main city places where merchants and ordinary citizens gathered to discuss important news, find out prices. One of the best attractions of the day will be the Othman Quran which is the world’s oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Night will be in the hotel.

Day 7: Tashkent – Flight
Transfer to airport.  

02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)

Price per person:
02 pax – 690 $
04 pax – 575 $
06 pax – 510 $
08 pax – 470 $
10 pax – 435 $
Single – 65 $ 

Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $  

*Half board – 50 $
*Full board – 95 $

*Entrance fees – 65 $ available with escort guide only   

Local guides – 210 $ per group
Escort guide – 390 $ per group 

Flight tickets Tashkent – Nukus – from 80 $ per person


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
      Nukus – “Jipek Joli” Hotel 3*
      Khiva – “Old Khiva” Hotel 3*
      Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
      Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Samarkand – Tashkent 

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Flight tickets Tashkent – Nukus

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