Uzbekistan legend Tour 5

Uzbekistan legend: Tour 5, Uzbekistan tours. 

Uzbekistan legend: Tour 5
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Tashkent- Nukus - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent- Nukus
Your Uzbekistan legend: Tour 5 will start with morning flight to Nukus. Upon arrival you will have a guided city tour to explore its major sights. The first sight for visiting is the Museum of Savitsky where you will be able to witness the forbidden art of 20th century Russian avant-garde painters. Here you will have a chance to see the works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. During the Uzbekistan legend: Tour 5 you will know that the curator of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art bought them or got for free in 1960s. By his attentive care the works were preserved and exhibited in this remote central Asian art-house. Later on you will drive out of the city to explore the Mizdakhan necropolis that used to be an ancient city that was continuously captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Moreover you will have an opportunity to visit a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 2: Nukus - Khiva
In course of the tour you will have a morning travel to Khiva. Upon arrival you will enjoy the history of the oldest city of Uzbekistan. You will enjoy inner city of Khiva, the Ichan-Qala. During the tour you will enjoy the rounded with strong walls. Here you will investigate old buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravanserais and Bathhouses transformed Ichan-Qala into unique city-monument. You will learn the Ichan-Qala consists of over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 this place was announced as a historical and architectural conservation area. You will be impressed to know that Kunya-Ark fortress was built at 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 your destination is Bukhara city that is known as the "town museum" due to the more than 140 architectural monuments of the Middle Ages. You will be impressed by the narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments belong to different epochs, but locate very close to each other. The road to Bukhara to Khiva lays among Kizilkum desert lays. During the tour you will be able to enjoy the view of Amu Darya river that is known as the deepest river in Central Asia. This prominent sight is formed by the confluence of the Panj, 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
Whole day is dedicated to the guided city tour. The first site of the travel will be the most ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century named Citadel Ark that is used to be a place for Bukhara Empire. Later on you will be transferred to see Samanids mausoleum that is considered to be the real masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century. After it you will enjoy the breathtaking view of the Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, which is known as the mosque of forty columns that were built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Then you have a chance to walk along the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi. It is a part of Lyabi House Ensemble the famous sights in tours to Uzbekistan. At the end of the travel you will investigate Poi Kalon complex made of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel. 

Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand
The day will start your transfer to Samarkand city that is located in the Samarkand in the valley of the river Zerafshan. You will be impressed to know that the city is the second largest city of Uzbekistan with the age similar to cities of Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Talking about Registan Square you will be impressed to see three fascinating Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Moreover it is the main highlight of tours to Samarkand due to the magnificent beauty. Then is the Shakhi-Zindeh architectural complex where you will witness a big collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries being a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his campaign in India. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 6: Samarkand - Tashkent
In course of the travel you will enjoy the train transfer to Tashkent. Today you will enjoy the guided city tour where you will witness the breathtaking view of the mains square of the country that is known as the Independence square. This prominent sight was made as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After it you will investigate the local Broadway that divides The Independence square and Amir Timur square. Then you will have a ride in famous Tashkent metro that is considered to be one of the most beautiful subways in the world. The first line of this subway was opened 1977. Later on you will explore the old part of the city like Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The highlighted part of the tour you will enjoy 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. His blood spred over the Quran that you still can see on its pages. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.  


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

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