Uzbekistan legend Tour 4

Uzbekistan legend: Tour 4, Uzbekistan tours. 

Uzbekistan legend: Tour 4
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Nukus - Khiva - Bukhara- Yurts camp of Nurata - Samarkand - Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent- Nukus
The Uzbekistan legend: Tour 4 will start by having flight to Nukus. Upon arrival you will have  aguided city tour to see the most prominentr sight of the city like the Museum of Savitsky. Here you will have an excursion to witness the masterpieces of forbidden art of 20th century Russian avant-garde painters. You will be impressed to see the masterpieces of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The head of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art gathered them in 1960s by buying or getting for free from persecuted soviet artists. After some time he finally presented them in the remote central Asian art-house. Next destination of the tour is Mizdakhan necropolis that used to be an ancient city centuries ago. It is interesting to note that it was confirmed that the city was continuously captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. At the end you will investigate a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 2: Nukus - Khiva
In the morning you will have a morning transfer to Khiva. In course of the Uzbekistan legend: Tour 4 you will explore the ancient city in Uzbekistan with its wonderful sights. The tour will lead to the inner city of Khiva. The Ichan-Qala is located among strong walls and inside of it you will amaze to witness the centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravanserais and Bathhouses that made Ichan-Qala into unique city-monument. You will witness at least over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala was announced as the historical and architectural conservation area. But the highlighted part of tours to this site is the Kunya-Ark fortress of the 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an incredible sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
Today you will head on to Bukhara that is famous for its more than 140 architectural monuments. All these prominent sights made Bukhara in a "town museum" of the Middle Ages. You will be impressed to see the city consist of narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments that were made in different epochs, but locate very close to each other. In addition you will see the famous Kizilkum desert and Amu Darya river as well. This river is known as the most deepest in Central Asia and it appeared due to the  confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan and flowing into Aral See. Upon arrival in Bukhara you will have free time. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 4: Bukhara
In course of the travel you will continue to explore this prominent and ancient city of Uzbekistan. During the tour you will visit the most ancient citadel in the city that was made in the 4th century. Citadel Ark was used as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. After it is the master piece of architecture the Samanids mausoleum of 9th -10th century. Later on you will be transferred to Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque that is known as the mosque of forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. After it you will enjoy the walk in shopping mall and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi. You will be impressed to know that it is the part of the famous Lyabi House Ensemble famed central sightseeing in tours of Bukhara. At the end you will enjoy the breathtaking view of the Poi Kalon complex that is made of three structures in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 5: Bukhara - Yurts camp of Nurata
Today you will have a morning drive to the Nurata town that can be found in the foothills of Nuratau Mountains. It is considered to be the town that was built near the fortress Nur, which was founded by Alexander the Great in 4th century BC. But the archeological excavations confirmed that the cultural layer in this area reaches the age of 40 thousand years. In this city you will be impressed to see the Khasan- Khuseyn Mosque, blacksmith's and potter's workshops and a sacred pond with sacred fishes, a place for pilgrimage by Muslim worshipers in Nurata. Moreover you will visit the Medressa of Sheihun Hasan Nury, Mamazgokh Mosque and remains of so called "Alexander the Great's Fortress". Then we will continue the drive to yurt camp in dessert. Night is in a yurt camp.

Day 6: Nurata - Samarkand
In course of the tour you will travel to Samarkand that is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. You will be amazed to know that this city is the second largest city in Uzbekistan and moreover is as old as the cities of Babylon or Rome. You will visit such prominent sights as the Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. In course of the tour you will explore complex of three fascinating Madrasahs of 15th -17th centuries of Registan square. This is very prominent building that most tourists like to see. Then you will explore UNESCO World Heritage Site where you can witness a large collection of mausoleums of 11th -15th centuries the Shakhi-Zindeh. Bibi Khanum Mosque is known to be built for favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his successful fight in India. Night is at the hotel.  

Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent
Today you will return to Samarkand city to explore other prominent parts of the city (train). Upon arrival you will see the famous Independence square which is the main square of the country that was made as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After it you can stroll log the street that is separates the Independence square and Amir Timur square. Then you will head on to the famous metro of Tashkent that is known to be the one of the most beautiful. The first line of this metro was opened in 1977.  After it you will visit the old part of the city where you can witness other prominent sights as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Moreover you will have a chance to see the highlighted sight of the tour the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph who was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. You can still witness his blood on he pages. Night is in a hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.  


02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus 

Price per person:
02 pax - 750 $
04 pax - 615 $
06 pax - 560 $
08 pax - 520 $
10 pax - 485 $
Single - 75 $ 

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

*Half board - 60 $
*Full board - 105 $

*Entrance fees - 65 $ available with escort guide only   

Local guides - 210 $ per group
Escort guide - 430 $ 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*
Nurata - Yurts Camp
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent
- Mineral water during the tour                                   

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