Follow the sun tour to Uzbekistan - 9 Days

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Overview

Meet spring Uzbekistan🌺

Spring in Uzbekistan is the best time to travel. Warm sun 🌞 is ready to envelop every tourist, hospitable and responsive Uzbeks are gladly waiting for guests to set up a rich dastarkhan🤤.

A trip to our oriental fairytale will be remembered not only with monumental architectural objects and delicious cuisine, but also with rich events: the festival “Silk and Spices”, poppies and tulips blooming❤️

Uzbekistan is the cradle of Oriental culture, and it is ready to envelop you with warmth! Just imagine yourself immersed in the history of Sogdiana, trying on the clothes of merchants and creating impressive pictures on the Registan🌅 square

Travel highlights in Uzbekistan

  • See unique architecture from the time of the great Tamerlane
  • Warm sunshine of Uzbekistan
  • Enjoy the tastiest national dishes of Uzbekistan
  • You'll spend the night in the Yurt Camp
  • Rural excursion

Itinerary: Tashkent - Samarkand - Uhum Village-Yurt Camp Aydarkul -Bukhara- Tashkent

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Arrival time in Tashkent
Transfer to the hotel, accommodation, rest

Breakfast at hotel ( included)
Meeting with your guide and driver at the lobby of your hotel
10:00 Sightseeing program around the center of Tashkent.
Visit Independence Square, Amir Timur Square, Opera and Ballet Theater named after Alisher Navoi, the Museum of Applied Arts.

After lunch in Choy-khona (local teahouse) we will visit
Old city and Chor-Su market (the one of the biggest bazaars in Tashkent). Kukeldash Madrassah. We will go there by Tashkent metro (subway).

Hasti Imam complex – historical sight where we will see the oldest Othman Koran in the world.
18:00 Dinner at local restaurant (on your own)
Overnight in Tashkent hotel

4 - 5 hours
Breakfast

07:00 Transfer to Tashkent train station
08:00 Departure from Tashkent
10:08 Arrival in Samarkand
Transfer to hotel, to leave luggage
10:30 A full day guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand.
Gur-Emir Mausoleum (“the grave of Emir”).
Registan square, which was the center of Samarkand during centuries. Registan Square is a complex of three monuments: Ulugbek Madrassah (15 th century), Sher-Dor Madrassah (17 century) and Tilla-Kari
Break for lunch

Madrassah (17 century).
Bibi Khanym mosque (the 15th century) it was the biggest mosque in CA
Syob bazaar

Transfer to hotel after excision
Additional Activities in Samarkand (not included in price – on request):
Wine Faktory “Filatov” You will taste about 12 Uzbek wines and learn the history of wine in Uzbekistan.
Theater of of historical national clothes (performance)
Evening Samarkand
Night in Samarkand hotel

5 - 6 hours
Breakfast
Day 3 :
Samarkand

Breakfast at hotel
10:00 The day starts from visiting the one of the most mysterious Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, where you will find a complex consisting of more than twenty buildings, unique in Central Asia.
Visit Ulugbek Observatory – incredible construction of 15 century for studying astronomy and Afrosiab Museum.The museum is located on the site of ancient settlement called Afrosiab. In 1220 the city was almost completely destroyed by the Mongol ruler Genghis Khan.

Break for lunch
Saint Daniel Mausoleum
Visit Koni Gil paper mill (10 kms from Samarkand, 2 hrs). A good chance to watch the old technology of silk paper production.
Evening at leisure.
Overnight in Samarkand hotel

Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel
10:00 Departure from Samarkand to Uhum village
13:00 Approximate time of arriving to Uhum village.
13:30 Lunch at homestay
15:00 Meeting with local guide
Tour of the countryside, water mill, riding on donkeys or horses. Hike to a place where the old chinar tree is located.
You will have master class of national bread making.
Overnight in Uhum homestay

Breakfast

Breakfast at homestay
10:00 Departure from Uhum and drive to Yurt Camp
11:00 Approximate time of arriving to Yurt Camp
Lunch at Yurt Camp
Walk to Aydarkul Lake and Riding on camels.
Dinner and songs of “Akin” – local singer by the fire
Night in Yurt camp

Breakfast

10:00 Transfer to Bukhara , 250 km. 3,5 -4 hours
On the way there are 3 stops
First stop at Nurato city to visit the Ruins of Ford of Alexander the Great and the holy spring.
Stop at “Rabat Malik” ancient reservoir for water.
Visit the famous ceramic workshop in Gijduvan ( you can have master class on ceramic)
14:00 Arriving time to Bukhara
Transfer to hotel
Free time in Bukhara!
Additionally in Bukhara: evening leisure (upon request)
Bozori Kord Telpak furushon-Eastern men’s bath.
Hamam Kunzhak – Eastern women’s bath near the Kalyan Minaret.
Folklore show in Madrasah Nodir Divan Begi (by availability)
Puppet theater and a workshop for making dolls.
Workshop for the production of scrawl
Bukhara carpet shop
Workshop on embroidery Suzane
Night in Bukhara Hotel

Breakfast
Day 7 :
Bukhara

Transfer to the starting point of the excursion
10:00 Sightseeing program;
Visit the Mausoleum of Ismail Samani – the burial place of Samanid dynasty dated 9 century, one of the most esteemed sights of central Asian architectures,
Chashma Ayub (Job’s well).
Arc Fortress – the center of political events and residence of Bukharian rulers until 1920. Nowadays there is a museum inside.
Break for lunch
Poi Kalon Ensemble which includes Kalon mosque, best-known minaret and Madrassah Miri-Arab,
Bazar and trading domes,
Lyabi Hauz Complex.
Duration of tour: 5 – 6 hours ( 10km)
Additionally in Bukhara: evening leisure (upon request)
Bozori Kord Telpak furushon-Eastern men’s bath.
Hamam Kunzhak – Eastern women’s bath near the Kalyan Minaret.
Folklore show in Madrasah Nodir Divan Begi (by availability)
Puppet theater and a workshop for making dolls.
Workshop for the production of scrawl
Bukhara carpet shop
Workshop on embroidery Suzane
Overnight in Bukhara

5 - 6 hours
Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel
10:00 Guided sightseeing program in suburb of Bukhara city.
Pilgrimage sight – Bahovadin Nakshbandi theologist of sufizm 14 century.
Sitorai Mohi Khosa – Summer palace of Emir of Bukhara.
Madrassa Chor-Minor.
Lunch in local teahouse,
15:00 Transfer to Bukhara train station
15:50 Departure from Bukhara to Tashkent by fast train
19:44 Arrival to Tashkent
Transfer to hotel
Overnight in Tashkent

Breakfast

Breakfast at a hotel. Meeting with your guide/driver at the lobby of your hotel.
06:00 Transfer to the International Airport of Tashkent for the further departure back to homeland.
09:00 Departure from Tashkent
The End of Tour.

Breakfast

Included

  • All transfer and transportation during the whole tour (according itinerary) by Minivan Hyundai H1 - 6 seats
  • Accommodation based on shared Double/Twin bedroom according to order by itinerary.
  • Early check in at hotel first day
  • Breakfast at hotels
  • Accompanied by Certified English speaking tour guide, in each city different guides - 6 days of city tour
  • Train tickets Tashkent - Samarkand, Bukhara - Tashkent (Economy class / Fast train)
  • Accomodation in Yurt Camp Aydarkul (includes; 1 breakfast 1 lunch 1 dinner in yurt camp)
  • Accommodation in Homestay in Uhum Village (includes: 1 breakfast 1 lunch 1 dinner in homestay)
  • Entrance tickets to sightseeings and museums
  • Master class of national bread baking (in village)
  • One local prepaid SIM card with internet access per group (5 GB internet package);
  • Face masks (20 pieces per person);
  • Hand sanitizers (2 pieces per person);
  • Covid-19 PCR test before departure;

Additional expenses

  • International air tickets to Uzbekistan and back
  • Charges for additional service in hotels
  • Consular fee for Uzbek visa
  • Personal insurance
  • Lunches and Dinners in local restaurants and teahouses. Except those which indicated what included
  • Personal beverage ( alcohol, beer and so on)
  • TIPS to guides and drivers
  • Camera/video fees during sightseeing
  • Accompanied by Guide-Tour Leader from Minizfa Travel during the whole tour - 8 days - $400 for the Whole group

Trip Facts

  • Minimum 2 persons, Maximum 20 person
  • Medium, normal physical shape and good appetite
  • Group Travel, Private Travel
  • English, Russian, Chinese, German, Korean, French, Japanese
  • Hotels 3*

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