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10 Days Classic Eastern Mystery Tour

Destinations:Tashkent, Samarkand, Nurata,Yurt cam
Duration: 10 Days
from: US$100
Tour Code: CITA-SD-01

Day 1

Tashkent
Tashkent

Arrive in Tashkent. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel and check-in. Rest after long flight. Overnight at hotel

Day 2

Tashkent Samarkand
Registan square

After breakfast, drive to Samarkand (4 hrs).Samarkand is second biggest city in Uzbekistan, a shining pearl from ancient times. In the 14th century great conquer Tamerlan transformed Samarkand by making it one of the greatest capital cities of the world. The heart of Samarkand is Registan square. This is the central square in the old part of Samarkand paved with burnt bricks and cobblestones where three great middle-aged educational universities (madrasahs) are situated that formed one of the main scientific centers of the East in ancient times. Not far from Registan there is Guri-Emir mausoleum where Amir Temur was buried and Shakhi Zinda Ensemble. Than we will visit morning Bazaar Siyab, Ulugbek Observatory (15th c.) – a great astronomer of the ancient times. Besides, we can see Bibi-Khanum Mosque which due to Tamerlan’s plans was constructed with special peculiarities as a result of his several marches.Evening degustation of the best Uzbek wines will let you to master better the wisdom of the East. Overnight at hotel

Day 3

Samarkand  Nurata  Yurt camp
Nurata

Buying souvenirs and eastern sweets, we will drive to Nurata – ancient city that lies on the border between cultivated areas and Kizilkum desert. Yurt camp is situated here. You will enjoy settlement in yurts, camel riding; walking along the “live” desert – in May the area is covered with blossoming poppies. In the evening you will be introduced with the tradition of singing around the camp-fire “in eastern style”: Kazakh akin (singer) will sing for you lyrical songs of nomads under the live accompaniment.  Overnight at Yurt camps

Day 4

Yurt camp  Aydarkul  Bukhara
Kililkum Desert

Morning drive to the Salt Lake Aydarkul and picnic over there in the center of the desert where you can see typical landscapes of Kililkum Desert.
Later we will drive to Bukhara via Gijduvan where we will also visit workshop of the famous potter. The Pottery Workshop of Narzullaevs Family – family of potters in the fifth generation, had been visited by Hillary Clinton, Madlen Albright and other famous guests.
Arrival Bukhara. Bukhara is an ancient holy city and even today it is considered to be the richest city in Central Asia due to the majority of architectural monuments most of which are located in the old part of the city. Integrity of the architecture in the old part of the city impresses – antiquity here does not mixed with modern constructions. Overnight at hotel

Day 5

Bukhara
Samanids Mausoleum

Excursion along Bukhara: you will visit Samanids Mausoleum, Poyi-Kalon Ensemble – religious “heart” of ancient Bukhara, Miri-Arab Madrasah (16th c.), Old-style Bazaars – Bukharian trade domes, Kukeldash Madrasah (16th c.) – the biggest madrasa in Central Asia. We will also visit Ark Citadel, Bolo-Hauz Mosque (18th c.) and local bazaar where you can feel the smell of aromatic spices, buy national jewelry and original carpets.
Later in the evening you can enjoy wonderful folk show program during the dinner at courtyard of the ancient Nodir Devanbegi madrasah (17th c.). Show program consists of the mixture of modern national clothes’ demonstration, national songs and dancing. Overnight at hotel

Day 6

Bukhara
Bakhauddin Naqshbandy

The first half of the day will be dedicated to the Acquaintance with Summer Residence of the last Bukharian emir – “Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa” (19th c.) that is situated out of the city. Later we will drive to Bakhauddin Naqshbandy ensemble where there is a burial place of one of the founders of Sufism in Islam – Khazrati Mohammad Bakha-al-din Naqshbandy. Overnight at hotel

Day 7

Bukhara  Khiva
Kizilkum desert

Drive to Khiva via Kizilkum desert (475 km).In the spring here you can enjoy the scenery when the herbal grass is blossoming, saksaul with its strong roots hanging on the earth, ferula trees are seen around, and small holes of desert animals can be visible under the pink bushes of the grass. Sometimes we will come across the areas of classic desert scenery with high crests of dunes and hot sand. Arrival in Khiva. Transfer to your hotel and check-in. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8

Khiva  Urgench  Tashkent
Architectural-Complex-Ichan-kala

Excursion along the city including visit to Architectural Complex Ichan-kala (12-19th cc.): Kunya-Ark citadel (16-17th cc.) – residence of the last Khiva khan, Ismail Khodja Mausoleum, Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad-Rakhimkhan Madrasah, Djuma Mosque (10th c.), Shergazikhan madrasah, Said Alauddin Mausoleum, Murad-tura Minaret, Pakhlavan Mahmud Architectural Aomplex including: Pakhlavan Makhmud mausoleum (14-18th c.), Islam Khodja minaret, Ak mosque, Anushkhan baths, Allakulikhan caravanserai, Allakulikhan madrasah (1834-1835). Besides, we can see Tash-Khovli palace (19th c.), Kalta-Minor minaret and other sights of Khiva.
Transfer to Urgench airport by evening time.
Flight to Tashkent by HY-1058 (21:30-23:35). Upon arrival, meet and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 9

Tashkent
Kukeldash Madrasah

Tashkent is the capital of Uzbekistan, the city of flowers and fountains, today it is a modern city, but some time ago it was destroyed by hard earthquake in 1966. After breakfast, we will start our excursion along the old part of the city where you can enjoy ancient architecture of the East: Khast Imam complex, Kukeldash Madrasah (Muslims educational institution) and Chorsu Bazaar. Later we will see modern part of the city: Monument of Courage – a monument dedicated to the liquidation consequences of Tashkent earthquake on April 26th, 1966. Your will also visit Independence Square (former cathedral square, later square named after Lenin) which is situated in the very center of the city. Nearby to the square there is a former residence of the governor of Turkestan Konstantin Romanov; this is beautiful monument of Russian architecture of 19th century. Overnight at hotel  

Day 10

Tashkent to Your Destination

After early breakfast transfer to Tashkent International Airport for flight to your destination.

Travel in party of Superior Class
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Deluxe Class
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Tourist Class
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2-5 persons N $ 3398 $ 2997
6-9 persons N $ 2676 $ 2355
10 persons & above N $ 2377 $ 2317
Single room Supplement N $ 717 $ 597

Service included:

1 Entrance fees/
2 Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch ;
3 Personal Guide & Driver + Private car / van for Private Transfers & sightseeing
4 Hotels with breakfast(twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary .
5 Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerar
6 Airport Taxes: US$30for domestic,
7 Service Charge & Government Taxes .
8 Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
9 Goverment letter for visa support

Service excluded:

1 All lunches and dinners, and breakfast on the train
2 Personal expenses, tips to the guide and driver.
Note, the price for 6-10 pax included Lunches and Dinners1 Entrance fees/
2 Meals as listed in the itinerary, B=breakfast; L=lunch ;
3 Personal Guide & Driver + Private car / van for Private Transfers & sightseeing
4 Hotels with breakfast(twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary .
5 Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerar
6 Airport Taxes: US$30for domestic,
7 Service Charge & Government Taxes .
8 Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
9 Goverment letter for visa support
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