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Tashkent – Khiva – Nukus – Darvaza – Ashgabat – Mary – Bukhara - Sanarkand
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  • Classic Tours to Uzbekistan
  • Duration:14 days, 13 nights
  • Max:1people
Description
Country: Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan
Tour route: Tashkent – Khiva – Nukus – Darvaza – Ashgabat – Mary – Bukhara – Sanarkand
Duration: 14 days, 13 nights
Quality of persons: 
Hotel type: 3-4 stars
Meal:  BB
Placement: Single, Double, Twin

 

                                                                              Short Itinerary

Day 1. Your Home land – Tashkent (B;-;-)

Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met inside the airport, then at the exit our guide and driver will be waiting for you. Transfer to the hotel, time for rest.

After lunch start of the sightseeing tour along the old part of Tashkent: Khast Imam Complex, Kukaldosh Madrassah and History Museum.

Hotel: Lotte City Tashkent Palace****

Day 2 Tashkent – Khiva (B;-;-)

05:15 transfer to Tashkent local airport for the flight to Urgench (HY051, 07:15-08:55)*.

Transfer Urgench-Khiva. Transfer to Khiva (30 km., 40 min. – 1 hour). Check-in the hotel. Have some rest.

Begin the city tour in Khiva: Visit Ichan-Qala Fortress , Kunya-Ark , White Mosque  (Ark Mosque or Oq-Masjid),Kalta Minaret , Juma Mosque.

Hotel: Orient Star Khiva Hotel ***

*Note: the light time can change depending on the date.

Day 3. Khiva (B;-;-)

Continue SS in Khiva. Visit Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Tash-Khovli Palace, Kunya-Ark Citadel.

Then visit Khiva Silk Workshops and two mausoleums of the Sufi Saints. Sunset climb to the walls for views.

Hotel: Orient Star Khiva Hotel ***

Day 4. Khiva - Nukus (B;-;-)

In the morning depart Khiva for Nukus (200 km, 4-5 hours). On the way visit archaeological monuments of Ancient Khorezm: Chilpyk – a Zoroastrian dakhma, and Toprak-Kala – the capital of Khorezm dating back to the 3rd century A.D. Arrive in Nukus. have some rest.

In the afternoon visit of the famous State Art Museum named by Igor Savitsky. which has the world’s second largest collection of Russian avant-garde art and exposition of Karakalpak applied arts items

Day 5. Nukus - Darvaza (B;L;D)

Breakfast in the hotel, then driver will take you to Uzvekistan-Turkmenistan border. Go through border formalities on both checkpoints. Meet your Turkmenistan guide and drive to Kunya Urgench by 4WD vehicle. Visit Kutlug Timur Minaret, Turabek Khanum Mausoleum, Sultan Tekish Mausoleum. In the afternoon drive to Darvaza .Arrival in Darvaza. Enjoy Darvaza Gas Crater (Hell Gate) burning non-stop for almost 50 years in the middle of Karakum desert.

Overnight in tents.

Day 6, Darvaza–Ashgabat (B;L;D)

In the morning drive to Ashgabat . Arrival in Ashgabat. Sightseeing Marble Architecture of city, Rukhi Mosque, Monument of Neutrality, Presidential Square, Independence Park.

Hotel: Ak Altyn Hotel ***

Day 7, Ashgabat (B;L;D)

In the morning continue sightseeing in Ashgabat. Visit archeological site of Old Nisa (included in UNESCO World Heritage list), Anau Fortress, National Museum of History.  In the afternoon drive to “Bedev” hippodrome stables to see Akhalteke horses – pride of Turkmen nation.  Overnight at the hotel.

Hotel: Ak Altyn Hotel ***

 

Day 8, Ashgabat – Mary (B;L;D)

In the morning take flight to Mary . Arrival in Mary. Visit Merv (an ancient city), start sightseeing Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Large and Small Gyz Gala, Erk Gala, Gyuar Gala and Keshk Fortress. Overnight at the hotel.

Hotel: Mary Hotel ***

Day 9, Mary–Turkmenabat– Bukhara (B;-;-)

In the morning drive to Uzbekistan border point Farab-Alat. (300 km) En route visit Gonur Tepe. Go through border formalities on both checkpoints.

Hotel: Sasha&Son Hotel ***

Day 10, Bukhara (B;L;-)

Full Day walking sightseeing tour along Bukhara city: visit Poi-Kalyan, The Kalyan Minaret , Magoki Attori Mosque , Miri Arab Madrassah.

13:00 Lunch at local café with plov-cooking master class. (Laziz National House).

Hotel: Sasha&Son Hotel ***

Day 11. Bukhara (B;-;-)

Breakfast at the hotel.

Continue SS: Visit Ark Citadel, Chor Minor maddrassah and Lyabi Hauz Complex

Leisure time in Bukhara.

Hotel: Sasha&Son Hotel ***

Day 12, Bukhara – Gijduvan - Samarkand (B;L;-)

Transfer Bukhara – Gijduvan – Samarkand. Lunch in Gijduvan with ceramics and bread-cooking full of fun master classes.

After arrival check-in the hotel. Have some rest.

At 16:00-17:00 Visiting of Gur Emir Mausoleum  with almost no one inside.

At 19:00-20:00 You will have the chance to visit spectacular evening Registan with lights emphasizing its greatness.

Hotel: Emirhan Hotel ****

Day 13. Samarkand (B;-;-)

08:00   Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00   Visit the whole Registan Complex in the morning, Bibi Khanym mosque and Siab Bazaar which is situated nearby.

Have some rest. Then head to the Silk karpet weaving workshop.

17:00 Visit Shakhi Zinda complex, you will have the chance to see it in the sunset, which looks incredibly beautiful.

Hotel: Emirhan  Hotel ****

Day 14. Samarkand - Tashkent – Your Homeland (B;-;-)

9:00 Visit the remains in Afrosiab museum.

Transfer to Tashkent through Jizzakh region, where you’ll be able to taste the famous and most delicious Jizzakh somsa (not included into price, better to pay on spot, costs 2-3 USD)

Then continue for Tashkent. Transfer to the airport upon arrival. End of services.

Tourist class accommodation
City (Country)   Nights
Tashkent (Uzbekistan) Lotte City Tashkent palace hotel or similar 1,5
Khiva (Uzbekistan) Orient Star Khiva hotel or similar 2,5
Tents (Turkmenistan) 1
Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) Ak Altyn hotel or similar 2
Mary (Turkmenistan) Mary hotel  or similar 1
Bukhara (Uzbekistan) Sasha&Son hotel  or similar 3
Samarkand (Uzbekistan) Emirhan hotel or similar 2

 

 

The price of the tour

Number of travellers Price per person, USD, with FOC
2 2565
4 2285
6 2260
10+1 2190
15+1 1995
30+1 1690
 
Single supplement 365

 

What is included in Uzbekistan Part
1.     Double/twin room sharing hotel accommodation, breakfast included;
2.     Early check-in on the first and second days;
3.     2 lunches;
4.     Transportation along the sightseeing tours according to the itinerary, pick-ups/drop-offs (Lacetti – 2 persons, Toyota Hiace – 3-5 persons, Toyota coaster – 6-9 persons,  30-seated bus for the group of 10-15 people, from 15-30 – 40-seated bus);
5.     Standard sightseeing tours in cities;
6.     Escort guide for the whole tour;
7.     2  bottles of water per day per person (0,5 litre size);
8.     Entrance fees to architectural monuments/museums as per itinerary (Photo and video shooting are not included into the price);
9.     Economy class air tickets Tashkent – Urgench;
10.   Green hall in Tashkent airport
What is not included in Uzbekistan Part
1.     International flights;
2.     Early check-ins (except for day 1. 2) and Late check-out in the hotels;
3.     Bank transfer (1 transfer costs 30-50 USD);
4.     Photo/video camera charges;
5.     Visa fee paid at when obtaining the visa;
6.     Portages at the airports and hotels;
7.     Personal expenses;
8.     Insurance.
What is included in Turkmenistan Part
1.     Double/twin room sharing hotel accommodation, breakfast included;
2.     Full board: 4 lunches, 2 dinners, 1 dinner+1breafast in Darwaza;
3.     Yurt for using as restaurant and Toilet cabin in Darwaza, washbasin
4.     Transportation along the sightseeing tours according to the itinerary, pick-ups/drop-offs
5.     Standard sightseeing tours in cities;
6.     Escort guide for the whole tour;
7.     2  bottles of water per day per person (0,5 litre size);
8.     Entrance fees to architectural monuments/museums as per itinerary
9.     Porter fee at hotels
10.   Turkmen visa invitation
What is not included in Uzbekistan Part
1.     International flights;
2.     Flight Ashgabat-Mary – 75$ USD p/pax
3.     Early check-ins and Late check-outs in the hotels;
9.     Photo/video camera charges;
4.     Folklore show for groups – 250$
5.     For groups tea drinking in local houses (fruits, sweets, dough pieces fried in oil –national pishme, coffe, tea)- 10$ per person
6.     Supplement for dinner in national house – 10$ p\p
7.     Visa fee paid at when obtaining the visa;
8.     Portages at the airports and hotels;
9.     Personal expenses;
10.   Insurance.
 

NOTE:
  • Similar standard hotels will be provided if in case mentioned hotels are not available at the time of reservation
  • Vegetarian cuisine is not widely spread in Uzbekistan, but restaurants can offer some vegetarian meals
  • Tour cost is subject to change, factoring increase in airline fare, timing, peak periods surcharges etc.
  • Visa in Uzbekistan: for more information about Uzbek visa you can visit our web site: www.eastroute.com; www.elitetours.uz;
  • Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not less than 10 days before the group’s arrival. Prices are confidential and non commissionable
  • Cancellation policy: 1 week before arrival 100%, 3 week before arrival 50%,  1 month before arrival 30%,  45 days before arrival  20%,  50 days before the arrival 0%.

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