Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan - From Alexander the Great to our days

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan - From Alexander the Great to our days

Price
$795
+ flight to Tashkent and back home
Duration
9 days
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During 9 days we will travel for 2,000 km in the heart of ancient Central Asian civilisations, exploring history of the region, from clash with Alexander the Great to the USSR. We will visit capitals of three kingdoms - The Khanate of Kokand, The Emirate of Bukhara and The Khanate of Khiva, the capital of ancient Sogdiana, explore forts and the desert. Bustling bazaars, Sufi medrese, 500-years old mosques, mausoleum of legendary conqueror Tamerlane, mosaics, mayolicas, ancient ornaments, embroidery and, of course, plov - truly an Uzbek work of art.

  • Day 1
    Arrival in Tashkent, checking into a hotel. Walks in the center, visiting the main square, Kukeldash madrassah, lunch in the famous Chorsu bazaar.
  • Day 2-3
    Flight to Urgench (2 hours), a short trip to Khiva, the capital of the Khwarezm empire. Checking into a hotel near the gate to the old city. We will explore the walled inner town Itchan kala, visit famous minarets Kalta-Minor, Islom-Khodzha, ancient mosques and a museum. Next day we take a trip to the desert where we explore ruins of ancient Ayaz-kala i Toprak-kala forst. Car trip to Bukhara through the Kyzylkum desert (6-7 hours on the way), checking into a hotel.
  • Day 4-5
    During our stay in Bukhara we visit massive 5th century Ark fortress, Lyabi Hauz and Po-i-Kalyan complexes, mausoleums, medrese, and the palace of emir of Bukhara. We will also enjoy local music, cuisine and see some unique souvenirs. Those intetested can visit Uzbek sauna which was open in 16th century!
  • Day 6-9
    On the way to Samarkand we will visit the town of Gijduvan known as the center of traditional ceramics. We will also visit Nurata with its 16th century Islamic complex. Evening arrival in Samarkand, checking into a hotel. We explore city center on foot, visiting Registan, stunning 15th century Bibi-Khanym mosque and grand mausoleum of 15th century conqueror Tamerlane. We will also visit the impressive Shah-i-Zinda necropolis where many Muslim saints are buried. We will also see the remains of Afrosiab city, a former capital of Sogdia kingdom that resisted Alexander the Great. Train to Tashkent ( 4 hours), flight back home.
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At a Glance
Kyzylkum desert, Tamerlane mausoleum, Handiscarfts workshops, Registan square, 5th century Ark fortress
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Dates Availability
2018
01.10 - 09.10 3 spaces
2019
18.05 - 26.05 Available for booking
01.10 - 09.10 Available for booking
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2018
01 October - 09 October 3 spaces $795 $195 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
2019
18 May - 26 May Available for booking $795 $195 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
01 October - 09 October Available for booking $795 $195 Rus.,Ukr.,Eng. Book
Departures 01.10.2018 - 09.10.2018
Availability 3 spaces
Price $795
Deposit $195
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Departures 18.05.2019 - 26.05.2019
Availability Available for booking
Price $795
Deposit $195
This group speaks Rus.,Ukr.,Eng.
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Departures 01.10.2019 - 09.10.2019
Availability Available for booking
Price $795
Deposit $195
This group speaks Rus.,Ukr.,Eng.
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Group size 12 persons.

During 9 days we will travel for 2,000 km in the heart of ancient Central Asian civilisations, exploring history of the region, from clash with Alexander the Great to the USSR. We will visit capitals of three kingdoms - The Khanate of Kokand, The Emirate of Bukhara and The Khanate of Khiva, the capital of ancient Sogdiana, explore forts and the desert. Bustling bazaars, Sufi medrese, 500-years old mosques, mausoleum of legendary conqueror Tamerlane, mosaics, mayolicas, ancient ornaments, embroidery and, of course, plov - truly an Uzbek work of art.

Is this trip for you? 

This trip is of easy physical grade. It involves one 17-hours long night train ride (with sleeping benches, sheets and air conditioning), one 8-hour long car ride through the desert and several short car rides (3-5 hours). We will also walk in cities and towns. The weather might be very hot - up to 40 degrees Celsius. Accommodation in mid range hotels, all with hot water and wi fi internet.

The price of the trip includes: 

  • Accommodation in double/twin rooms of mid range hotels;
  • All transportation including trains, buses, cars, taxis and public transportation of all kinds;
  • Breakfasts in some hotels;
  • Professional guiding services.

To be paid separately: 

  • Flight to Tashkent and from Tashkent back home;
  • Tickets to palaces, museums and other places of interest ($50);
  • Food ($10-12 per person per day);
  • Medical insurance (mandatory).
At a Glance
Kyzylkum desert, Tamerlane mausoleum, Handiscarfts workshops, Registan square, 5th century Ark fortress
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Dates Availability
2018
01.10 - 09.10 3 spaces
2019
18.05 - 26.05 Available for booking
01.10 - 09.10 Available for booking

During 9 days we will travel for 2,000 km in the heart of ancient Central Asian civilisations, exploring history of the region, from clash with Alexander the Great to the USSR. We will visit capitals of three kingdoms - The Khanate of Kokand, The Emirate of Bukhara and The Khanate of Khiva, the capital of ancient Sogdiana, explore forts and the desert. Bustling bazaars, Sufi medrese, 500-years old mosques, mausoleum of legendary conqueror Tamerlane, mosaics, mayolicas, ancient ornaments, embroidery and, of course, plov - truly an Uzbek work of art.

Have a question?
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Dates Availability
2018
01.10 - 09.10 3 spaces
2019
18.05 - 26.05 Available for booking
01.10 - 09.10 Available for booking

Citizens of many countries need a visa to enter Uzbekistan. Visa can be applied for in Uzbekistan embassy in the country of residence prior to the trip.

We provide free visa consulting to your clients. 

At a Glance
Kyzylkum desert, Tamerlane mausoleum, Handiscarfts workshops, Registan square, 5th century Ark fortress
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Dates Availability
2018
01.10 - 09.10 3 spaces
2019
18.05 - 26.05 Available for booking
01.10 - 09.10 Available for booking