Budget tour to Uzbekistan
Tashkent – Khiva – Bukhara – Gijduvan – Samarkand – Tashkent
8 days / 7 nights
Day 01 Mon/Tue/Thu Arrival in Tashkent
PM. Arrive in Tashkent International Airport. Meet at the airport. Transfer to a B&B hotel (with a driver only) for an overnight.
Day 02 Tue/Wed/Fri Tashkent – Khiva (by train)
Breakfast in the hotel. Full day excursion in Tashkent with a local guide. Visit Hasti Imam Complex (Barakhan Medresah, Tillya Sheikh Mosque and Muyi Muborak Library with Holy Osman Koran), Chorsu bazaar (market), Applied Art Museum, Alisher Navoi Theatre Square, Independence Square, Amir Temur Square, some Metro/Underground stations. Transfer to Tashkent railway station for an evening train to Khiva (at 20.30). Overnight in the train.
Day 03 Wed/Thu/Sat Khiva
Arrival in Khiva (at 10.52). Meet at Khiva railway station. Half day excursion (with a local guide) in Khiva, “Ichan-Kala architectural ensemble” – “Museum under the open sky”: Ota-Darvaza (main gate), Madrassah of Mukhamad Amin-Khan, Kalta-Minor Minaret, Kunya-Ark complex, Madrassah of Mukhammad Rakhimkhan, Mausoleum of Said Alautdin. Overnight in a B&B hotel.
Day 04 Thu/Fri/Sun Khiva – Bukhara (by train)
Breakfast in the hotel. Continuation of excursion in Khiva (with a local guide): Juma Mosque and Minaret, Tosh-Hovli Palace (Harem), Karavan-Saray, Palvan-Darvaza Gate, Medrese of Abdulla-Khan, Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam, Madrassah of Shergazi-Khan, Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud. PM. Transfer to Khiva railway train station (with a driver only) for a trip to Bukhara (at 14.28). Arrive in Bukhara (at 22.33), meet (by a driver only) and transfer to a B&B hotel for an overnight.
Day 05 Fri/Sat/Mon Bukhara
Breakfast in the hotel. Meet a local guide. Full day excursion program in Bukhara: Samanids’ Mausoleum, Chashmai Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo-Khovuz mosque, Ark Fortress, Poi-Kalyon complex (Kalyan mosque and minaret, Miri Arab madrassa), Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrassas, Magoki Attori mosque, Trade Domes (Toki-Zargaron, Toki-Telpakifurushon and Toki-Sarrofon), Labi Khovuz complex. Overnight in a B&B hotel.
Day 06 Sat/Sun/Tue Bukhara – Gjiduvan – Samarkand (300 km)
Breakfast in the hotel. Drive to Samarkand (without a guide). En route visit Vabkent minaret, ceramist – Mr. Alisher’s workshop, Rabbat Malik Caravanserai & Sardoba. Upon arrival in Samarkand, check-in and overnight in a B&B hotel.
Day 07 Sun/Mon/Wed Samarkand – Tashkent (by train)
Breakfast in the hotel. Meet a local guide. Full day excursion program in Samarkand: visit Afrosiyob Museum & hill, Observatory of Ulugbek, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Bibi-Khanum Mosque – the largest mosque in Central Asia, oriental bazaar Siyab, Registan Square (Sherdor Madrassah, Tilla Kari Madrassah and Ulugbek Madrassah) & Guri-Emir mausoleum. Transfer to Samarkand railway station for an evening train to Tashkent (17.28-19.40). Upon arrival in Tashkent, meet and transfer to the B&B hotel for an overnight.
Day 08 Mon/Tue/Thu Departure from Tashkent
Transfer to Tashkent International Airport (with a driver only) for departure flight to next destination. End of the tour.
|PAX||PRICE (PER PERSON)|
|1 pax (single accom.)||1020 USD|
|2 pax (twin sharing)||564 USD|
|3 pax (twin sharing)||558 USD|
|4 pax (twin sharing)||501 USD|
|5 pax (twin sharing)||468 USD|
|6 pax (twin sharing)||445 USD|
|7 pax (twin sharing)||429 USD|
|* Single supplement||112 USD|
Features of the tour:
This tour contains the highlighted cities of Uzbekistan: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Shakhrisabz and Samarkand by covering cultural, historical, architectural and educational features. As a standard classical tour, its duration is ideal with enough time to learn the famous cities on the Silk Road and at the same time to enjoy one’s holiday.
Best season to travel:
You can travel and enjoy this program all year around however one can feel a little bit uncomfortable to travel in the hottest period of summer (in July) and in winter when the weather is cold. But during these off-season periods, travellers can get special discounted rates for packages by request.
Level of difficulties and age limitation:
This is an easy level tour and there is no age limitation as far as a person has no walking distance problem. Because in some cities such as Khiva and Bukhara, transportation is limited and normally tourists walk around approximately from 3 to 5 km during an excursion.