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10 Days Travel on the Great Silk Road

Destinations:Tashkent, Urgench, Khiva, Bukhara, Karshi
Duration: 10 Days
from: US$100
Tour Code: CITA-SD-01

Day 1

Tashkent
Khast Imam complex

Meet and transfer to the hotel. Time for rest. 
Excursion along Tashkent: Khast Imam complex, Chorsu bazaar, Amir Temur Square, Theatre Square and Museum of Applied Arts.

Day 2

Tashkent  Urgench  Khiva
Ichan Kala

Flight to Urgench. On arrival, drive to Khiva (30 km).
Excursion along Khiva: Ichan-Kala – museum city under the open sky preserved by UNESCO, Kalta-Minor Minaret (19th c.), Kunya Ark fortress (17th c.) – previous residence of Khiva khans, Pakhlavan Mahmud complex (14-19th cc.) – national hero and poet, Islam Khodja Minaret and Madrasah (1908), Djuma Mosque (10-18th cc.), Tash Hovli and Allakulikhan Palaces (18-19th cc.).
Check-in to the hotel and time for rest.

Day 3

Ayaz-kala  Toprak-kala
Ayaz-kala

Excursion out of the city to visit ancient fortresses of Khorezm (1-2nd cc.): Ayaz-kala, Toprak-kala.
Return back to Khiva by evening time.
Free time at your own.

Day 4

Khiva  Bukhara
Bukhara

After breakfast, dive to Bukhara (470 km). On arrival, transfer to your hotel and check-in. Time for rest after long road trip.

Day 5

Bukhara
Bukhara

Excursion along Bukhara: Chashmai-Ayub Mausoleum (14-19th cc.), Poyi-Kalon Complex (12-16th cc.), Miri-Arab Madrasah (16th c.), Lyabi-Hauz Complex (16-17th cc.), Samanids Mausoleum (9-10th cc.), Nadir Devonbegi Madrasah (1622), Ark Citadel (6-7th cc.) – this is citadel from which ancient Bukhara had begun, Chor-Minor Minarets (18th c.), Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – “The palace of the Moon and Stars” – summer residence of the last Bukharian emir (19th c.).

Day 6

Bukhara Karshi Termez
Karshi

Today we will drive on the route Bukhara – Karshi – Termez (434 km, 8 hrs). Besides the ancient Erkurgan city several more monuments belong to the historical sights of Karshi: Odina Madrasah (16th c.) which was the only educational institution for women in the region, Kok Gumbaz Mosque (16th c.), Bekmir (16th c.), Kilichboy, Khodja kurban, Magzon and Charmgar (19-20th cc.), brick bridge over Kashkadarya (16th c.), Sardoba (16th c.).
Friday mosque Kok Gumbaz in Karshi that is located near to the city bazaar is close by its construction to the mosque of the same name in Shakhrisabz.
Arrival Termez. Transfer to your hotel and check-in. Time for rest.

Day 7

Termez
Termez

Excursion along Termez: Ruins of Buddhist Monasteries in Kara-tepa (2-4th c.), Buddhist complex Fayaz-tepe (1st c.), Ensemble of the Mausoleums Sultan-Saodat with the graves of aristocracy of Samanids period (9-10th cc.), Kirk-kiz Country Estate (9-10th cc.), Khamid al-Termizy Mausoleum (748-869), Kampir-tepe Settlement (40 km far from Termez) – a place famous for its middle-aged minaret and local museum of history.

Day 8

Termez  Shakhrisabz  Samarkand
Shakhrisabz

Drive to Shakhrisabz (300 km, 5 hrs).Excursion along the city: Ruins of Ak Saray Palace (1380-1404), Dorut-tilyavat Ensemble (14-15th cc.), Dorus-siadat Ensemble (14th c.), Amir Temur Monument, Kok Gumbaz Mosque (1435), Djami Mosque (1915), Djakhangir Mausoleum (14th c.), Chor-su Trade Dome.
Drive to Samarkand. On arrival, transfer to your hotel and check-in.

Day 9

Samarkand Tashkent
Tashkent

Excursion along Samarkand: “The heart” of Samarkand – Famous Registan Square (14-16th cc.) with three madrasahs – Sherdor, Ulugbek and Tillya-kori,Great Bibi-Khanum Mosque (15th c.), Wonderful Guri-Emir Mausoleum (15th c.) where Tamerlan, his sons and a grand-son Ulugbek are buried. Continuation of the excursion: Observatory of Ulugbek (1420) – Tamerlan’s grand-son, famous governor and scientist-astronomer, Shakhi-Zinda (11-18th cc.) – necropolis of the governors and aristocracy of Samarkand that consists of many well-decorated mausoleums, local bazaar Siyab.
Drive to Tashkent (290 km, 4 hrs).

Day 10

Tashkent Your Destination

Transfer to the airport, flight to the next 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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