Tour’s name: Fascinating Uzbekistan Tour
Duration: 9 days
Day 1: Tashkent
You will be met by your guide today at the airport, after you will drive to Tashkent. Today you will explore the amazing highlights of Tashkent. In course of the tour you will visit Independence square one of the most beautiful, solemn and tourist squares of the capital. After you will explore the local Broadway, a walking street where you can observe the works of local artists. Then you will discover amazing Tashkent metro, this is a great attraction of the city, which is famous for its beauty all over the world. After you will explore: Chorsu Bazaar amazing colorful bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah art of architecture and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. You will also explore Othman Quran which is the world’s oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. An outstanding and rare monument of history and Islamic culture. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Nukus
You will be met today by your guide at the airport. After you will have a flight to Nukus. Today you will have a full day city tour in Nukus. You are going to explore first the Museum of Savitsky was established in 1966 by Igor Savitsky, an outstanding scientist, ethnographer, artist and collector. In just a few years, Savitsky had the opportunity to collect one of the most complete exhibitions of works of fine art of the Russian and Turkestan avant-garde in the Museum. Since 1991, the Museum has been awarded the first international category, which puts the Museum on a par with the Tretyakov gallery, the Russian Museum and the Hermitage. Then you will explore Mizdakhan necropolis Grandiose ancient archaeological and architectural complex Mizdakhkan (IV century BC - XIV century ad, XVII-XX centuries.)a huge necropolis with ancient mausoleums. In the tour you will visit a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. You will spend the night in the hotel
Day 3: Nukus – Ayaz Qala – Tuprak Qala – Khiva
This day you will transfer to Khiva, a real Museum exhibition in the open air, with perfectly preserved ancient architecture and pristine nature. The chronology of Khiva is closely related to the mythical state of Khorezmshahs. The city is very ancient. in the X century, it was an important commercial center of the great silk road, where there were numerous caravans of loaded camels traveling to China. At the beginning of the XVI century, Uzbek nomadic tribes settled here and founded the khanate of Khiva, but initially its capital was located in the city of Urgench. En route you will discover two famous fortresses: Ayaz Qala and Tuprak Qala. Ayaz-Kala in the Kyzylkum desert, on the colorful cliffs of one of the Eastern spurs of Sultanuizdag, the ruins of one of The largest fortresses rise. One of the outstanding monuments of the Khorezm civilization of the I-VI centuries AD is the Tuprak-Qala settlement. In the III century, the capital of Khorezm was located here. Night will be spending in the hotel in Khiva.
Day 4: Khiva – Bukhara
You will drive today to charming city Bukhara. Bukhara is more than 2500 years old. The ancient city still preserves ancient traditions and amazing rituals. Bukhara is often called the mainstay of Islam, as there are a huge number of mosques, minarets and Muslim tombs. Ancient buildings still hold memories of events that took place on this land tens of centuries ago, because of this; the sights of Bukhara have a special flavor. The city-Museum, like a magnet, attracts travelers from all over the world who want to see the Eastern fairy tale in the open air. You will transfer from Khiva to Bukhara through Kizilkum desert. Kizilkum desert stretches between the Amu Darya and Syr Darya rivers, on the territory of 3 countries-Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan. En route you will drive along Amu Darya River, the largest river in Central Asia. On arrival to Bukhara you will have free time. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
This day you will explore amazing attractions of Bukhara holy city. You are going to explore the first highlight Citadel Ark the last evidence of the once powerful power of the emirs of Bukhara. Ark fortress in Bukhara is located on a hill and is an earthen fortification. You will also visit Samanids mausoleum, considered one of the architectural masterpieces of Central Asia, it is located in the historical center of Bukhara, was built in the 9th century. You will also explore Chashma Ayub, we are talking about a somewhat unusual structure in its composition, the construction of which allegedly dates back to the XII century. It is a complex multi-chamber building of the mausoleum, repeatedly rebuilt in the XIV-XIX centuries and took the form of an oblong prism. You will also explore Nodir Divan Begi and walk along the shopping domes. The tour will be completed with amazing sight Poi Kalon complex, the Central architectural complex of Bukhara, located on the main Registan square. It consists of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara
The tour today will show all the best sites of amazing Bukhara. And your first spot will be Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, the most important Muslim sanctuary is the memorial complex of Khoja Bahauddin Naqshbandi. Every self-respecting Muslim knows and honors this name. Located few kilometers from Bukhara. Naqshbandi was Timur's spiritual mentor and performed the Hajj to Mecca 32 times. He encouraged people to be modest, rejected pomp. After that you will discover Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. Sitorai Mohi Hosa is located five kilometers from the city of Bukhara. For a long time, the building was the summer residence of the emirs of the city. In the end of your tour you will direct to Sumiton village to explore Chor Bakr memorial complex, this is a huge territory with the graves of all the descendants of juybar sheikhs from the Naqshbandi Sufi order.After excursions you will return to city. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara – Gijduvan – Samarkand
Today you will start your journey to explore to Samarkand. En route you will have a break at Gijduvan village to visit famous private pottery workshop. The ceramics workshop, located on the site of a large family home in Gijduvan, is a kind of mini-enterprise where the entire technological process of ceramic production is established, including the preparation of clay masses and pigments, molding and coloring of finished products and their subsequent firing. Bowls, bowls, vases and other ceramic items created in Narzullayev's workshop are real works of art. Artisans consider it their duty to work within the almost lost tradition. Afterwards we continue driving to Samarkand. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Samarkand – Tashkent (transfer or train)
This day you will take a transfer or train to Tashkent. You amazing sight will be Courage Monument this is a tragic story about people who were injured during the tragedy that took everyone by surprise, falling on the shoulders of the citizens of Uzbekistan. After you will explore Zangi Ota memorial complex. The mausoleum of Zangi Ota is a place of worship: crowds of worshippers visit the tomb of the Holy Sheikh AI-Khoja, nicknamed Zangi Ota, and his wife Ambar-ona every year.You are going to explore in your tour the State Museum of Timurids’ history that keeps 3,000 different items including jewelry, musical instruments, weapons, various coins, paintings, documents, historical manuscripts and clothing of Timurid’s period. And in the end of the tour you will experience the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, that has examples of glasses and national clothing, hand and machine embroidery, skullcaps and national fabrics, carpets and woodcarving. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 9: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport.