UZBEKISTAN – AN ALL INCLUDED ADVENTURE

IMPORTANT NEWS

Visa-Free Access to Uzbekistan

The visa-free expansion was announced on January 5 by President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and follows other moves to open the country to tourists and investors alike.

From February 1, 2019, the following countries will be able to enter Uzbekistan visa free for up to 30 days: Andorra, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Bulgaria, Canada, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Mongolia, Montenegro, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Cyprus, Romania, San Marino, Serbia, Slovenia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom, Vatican City. Nationals of France, Israel, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea, and Turkey were granted visa free access in 2018. Germans will have visa free access from 15 January, 2019

11 Day All Included Private Tour of Uzbekistan

Itinerary:

Tashkent – Samarkand – Urgut- Shakhrisabz –Bukhara – Khiva – Ayaz kala – Nukus – Tashkent

This tour is designed for people who want to see most of the popular & original parts of Uzbekistan. We invite you to enjoy your fully personalised trip to explore the famous cities of the Silk Road, ruined citadels of antique Uzbekistan, landscapes of the mountainous scenery near Samarkand and much more.

Suggested Tour Program:

Day 1. Arrival in Tashkent

Upon arrival in Tashkent you will be transferred to your hotel to rest and relax after you flight.

Today you will visit the main attractions of the city of Tashkent: the Chorsu Bazaar, Khastimam complex, Independence Square, the Museum of Applied Arts.

Lunch in ‘Central Asian Plov Center’

Dinner in a traditional restaurant.

Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 2. Tashkent – Samarkand (290 kilometres)

After breakfast you will take a drive to Samarkand through the Steppe of Hunger. In the afternoon you will visit the Gur-Emir – the mausoleum of Amir Temur and the Observatory of Ulughbeg.

Lunch and Dinner in traditional restaurants.

Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 3. Samarkand

After breakfast you will continue the visits in Samarkand: the majestic Registan Place with its 3 magnificent Madrasahs, the Bibi Khanum mosque, Shakhi Znida necropolis & the Prophet Daniel mausoleum.

Lunch during visits. Dinner in “Samarkand” restaurant which is reputed for its kebabs.

Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 4. Samarkand – Tersak (55 kilometres)

After breakfast you will drive to Tersak village. On the road to Tersak you will visit the Samarkand Silk Paper Gallery & Workshop and the Plateau of Demons.

The plateau of Demons is a vast valley of big granite rocks where the wind has reformed the shapes of the rocks and some of the rocks look like a cobra, a broken heart, bears and rabbits.

You will arrive in Tersak by the noon.

Lunch in a traditional Uzbek house.

In the afternoon you will have the opportunity to discover the village and the lifestyle of the locals. You can also take an easy hike in the mountains surrounding the village.

Traditional dinner with the locals in a traditional house.

Overnight homestay in Tersak.

Day 5. Tersak  – Shakrisabz – Bukhara (320 kilometres)

After breakfast you will drive to another most visited city of Uzbekistan – Bukhara via Shakhrisabz. After about one hour drive from Tersak you will arrive in Shakhrisabz. In Shakhrisabz you will visit the Ak-Saray Palace, Kok-Gumbaz architectural complex and the crypt of Amir Temur and his children.

Lunch.

In the afternoon you will continue the drive towards Bukhara. You will arrive in Bukhara by the end of the day. Transfer to your hotel. Free time.

Dinner in Lyabi Khauz restaurant in the heart of old Bukhara.

Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 6. Bukhara

Today you will visit all main attractions of the ancient Bukhara city: the mausoleum of Samanids, Ark Citadel, Bolo Khauz Mosque, the ancient trade complexes – Toki Sarrafon, Toki Telpakfurushon and Toki Zagaron, the Lyabi Khauz complex, Chor Minor and the Kosh Madrasahs.

Lunch & dinner in traditional restaurants.

Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 7. Bukhara

After breakfast you will continue the visits in Bukhara. You will visit the monuments around the city of Bukhara. The visits: Chor Minor, Naqshbandi Necropolis (12 kilometres), the summer residence of the Emirs of Bukhara – Sitorai Mokhi Khossa (14 kilometres).

In the afternoon you will have free time.

Lunch & dinner in traditional restaurants.

Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 8. Bukhara – Khiva (450 kilometres)

After breakfast you drive to Khiva through the desert Kizil Kum. You will stop on the road to enjoy the panoramic view of Amu Darya.

Lunch in a desert road restaurant.

Free time upon arrival in Khiva.

Dinner in the restaurant Terrassa with a beautiful view over monuments of the city.

Overnight in Khiva.

Day 9. Khiva – Ayaz Kala Yurt Camp (95 kilometres)

Visits in Khiva and transfer to Ayaz Kala Yurt Camp.

Breakfast. During the whole day you will visit the monuments of Ichan Kala Citadel in Khiva. Ichan Kala is the first place in Central Asia which was listed to UNESCO World Heritage Sites with its 250+ monuments. After the visits you will be transferred to Ayaz Kala Yurt Camp (85 kilometres).

Lunch in Khiva. Dinner in traditional yurt camp.

Overnight in Yurts.

Day 10. Ayaz kala – Nukus – Tashkent

Visits in Nukus and evening flight to Tashkent.

After breakfast you will take the road to arrive in Nukus(120 kilometres) . On the road you can visit the Toprak Kala & Kizil Kala Citadels. Upon arrival in Nukus you will visit the main attractions of the city – the Savitsky Museum which is proud to have the second biggest collection of the Russian Avant-garde artwork.

Option: depending on the timing you can visit the Mizdakhan Zoroastrian Heritage site in Khojeyli (25 kilometres). At the end of the day you will take the flight from Nukus to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent and transfer to your hotel.

Lunch & Dinner in Nukus.

Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 11. Tashkent – departure

Transfer to the International Airport of Tashkent to catch your flight home.

All our trips can be modified to cater for your specific interests.

Tour price includes:

–   Accommodation in double occupancy, including breakfast + early check-in;

Transportation with A/C, throughout the whole trip;

–  Professional local tour guides in cities;

–   Visa support to Uzbekistan (if required);

 – Entrance tickets to museums / monuments;

– Photo and camera fees in museums;

– Full board (dinners, lunches), vodka/wine included for each meal;

–  Air-tickets for domestic flights (Tashkent – Nukus);

 

Tour price does not include:

–   Consular fees;

–   Hotel charges for additional services;

–   International flight tickets;

–   Personal insurance and any items not mentioned above;

 

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