Uzbekistan tour “Golden Silk Road of Uzbekistan”

Days 10
From:
$2,167

Trip Facts

  • Vehicle
    Train, Car
  • Group Size
    2-12
  • Tour type
    Excursion tour, Group tour
  • Language
    English, German, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Italian, French
  • Fitness level
    Medium
  • Best season
    All year round

Trip code: #12283

Step into History: "Golden Silk Road of Uzbekistan" Journey

Embark on a journey through the heart of the Silk Road with our exclusive 10-day “Golden Silk Road of Uzbekistan” tour. Discover the ancient art of carpet weaving in Khiva’s UNESCO-listed Ichan-Kala, where vibrant patterns come to life in your hands. Ascend the Chimgan mountains for a breath of fresh air and exhilarating outdoor activities beside the serene Charvak reservoir. In Gijduvan, mold your own masterpiece during an intimate ceramics workshop, connecting with traditions that have shaped Uzbek culture. Travel in style on high-speed trains that whisk you through time from the ultramodern Tashkent to the historical treasures of Samarkand and Bukhara. Stand in the shadows of giants at the awe-inspiring Registan, and let the echoes of history inspire your own story. This tour isn’t just a holiday; it’s a tapestry of experiences, weaving together adventure, craftsmanship, and the spirit of Uzbekistan.

Highlights of a trip to Uzbekistan

  • Exclusive Carpet Weaving Demonstration: Attend a special session in the ancient city of Khiva to witness the age-old art of Uzbek carpet weaving, a craft perfected over centuries and recognized by UNESCO.
  • Mountain Retreat and Outdoor Adventure: Experience the breathtaking Chimgan mountains and Charvak reservoir, offering an exclusive escape into nature with opportunities for hiking, horseback riding, and enjoying picturesque landscapes.
  • Ceramics Workshop Visit: Get hands-on experience in the famous Gijduvan ceramics workshop, creating a personal connection with Uzbekistan's renowned artistic heritage through direct participation in the pottery-making process.
  • High-Speed Train Journeys: Enjoy the unique convenience of traveling between historic cities on modern, comfortable high-speed trains, providing a blend of traditional exploration and contemporary comfort.
  • Private Historical Tours: Gain privileged access to Samarkand's most iconic landmarks, including the majestic Registan, with expert guides revealing the secrets behind these architectural marvels.
  • “Golden Silk Road of Uzbekistan”
  • silk
  • Golden Silk
  • Uzbekistan
  • khiva
  • samarkand

Itinerary: Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva - Urgench - Chimgan-Charvak

Departure from ..............
Arrival time to Tashkent

Meeting with our driver outside of airport gates
Transfer to hotel

Welcome to hospitality Uzbekistan, a land of rich history, culture and ancient architecture.

Tashkent
12:00 Sightseeing program around the center of Tashkent.
Independence Square
Amir Timur Square
Opera and Ballet Theater named after Alisher Navoi
the Museum of Applied Arts
13:00 Break for lunch
Hasti Imam complex - historical sight where we will see the oldest Othman Koran in the world.
Old city
Chor-Su market (the one of the biggest bazaars in Tashkent). We will go there by Tashkent metro (subway)
Duration of tour: 5-6 hours

19:00 Light Welcome dinner at the national restaurant

Time for leisure

Overnight at hotel in Tashkent

Breakfast | Lunch
Duration: 5-7 hour

Early Breakfast at hotel

08:00 Transfer to Tashkent railway station
08:59 Train departure from Tashkent
11:12 Arrival in Samarkand
At the exit you will be met by our driver with the sign "Minzifa Travel
Transfer to hotel to leave luggage

Samarkand
11:30 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 Madrassah (17 century).
13:00 Break for lunch
Bibi Khanym mosque (the 15th century) it was the biggest mosque in CA
Syob bazaar

Duration of tour: 5 - 6 hours

Evening Samarkand and Silk Road Complex short walking tour
You can have dinner in one of the national restaurant here ( on your own)
Transfer back to hotel
Night in Samarkand hotel

Breakfast | Lunch
Duration: 5 - 6 hour

Samarkand

10.00 Meeting with the driver and the guide
Transfer to the starting point of excursion
11:00 Country excursion in the suburb of Samarkand:
Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, where you will find a complex consisting of more than twenty buildings, unique in Central Asia.
The Ulugbek Observatory is a unique structure of the 15th century, at the moment there is a fragment of the measuring instrument “Sulce Fakhri”
The Mausoleum of the Prophet Daniel is a holy place of worship for the three religions of the Muslim, Christian and Jewish
Museum Afrosiyob – Ancient city of Samarkand.
The paper factory of Cunha Meros (a re-created manual production of ancient paper from the mulberry tree, here you will see the entire process of paper production)
Lunch in Chayhana
The duration of the excursion program is 4-5 hours.
20:00 Transfer to Samarkand train station
21:03 Departure from Samarkand to Bukhara by train
22:34 Arrival to Bukhara

At the exit you will be met by our driver with the sign "Minzifa Travel
Transfer to the hotel

Night in Bukhara

Breakfast | Lunch

Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel

10:00 Sightseeing program
Beginning of sightseeing tour in Bukhara:
Visit to the Mausoleum of Ismail Samani
Chashma Ayub Mausoleum (Job's Well), located near Samanid Mausoleum.
A visit to the Bolo House Mosque of the 18th-20th centuries.
Ark fortress, citadel of Emir of Bukhara.
13:00 Lunch at a local chaikhana
Continuation of sightseeing tour:
Poi Kalyan complex includes - Kalyan Mosque and Kalyan Minaret, Mir-Arab Madrassah,
Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassahs,
Ancient Trading Domes
Tea Tasting at the national house of Uzbek family
The 12th century Magoki-Attori Mosque.
Lyabi House complex, consisting of three architectural monuments: Kukeldash Madrasah, Nodir Divan Begi Madrasah and Hanaka Madrasah of the 17th century.

Duration of tour:6 - 7 hours

Free time for leisure

Overnight in Bukhara hotel

Breakfast | Lunch
Duration: 6 - 7 hour

Bukhara

Breakfast at hotel
10:00 Guided sightseeing program in the suburb of Bukhara city.
Madrassa Chor-Minor.
Sitorai Mohi Khosa - Summer palace of the Emir of Bukhara.
13:00 Master class of cooking Plov at national house

Trip to Gijduvan ceramic workshop ( 50 km from Bukhara).
Here you will visit the famous ceramics workshop of well known school “Gijduvan Ceramics'', taking the history since 7th A.C.

Return to Bukhara

Visit Fayzulla Xodjaev House museum

Transfer back to hotel

Overnight in hotel

Breakfast | Lunch

Breakfast at hotel

10:00 Departure from Bukhara to Khiva
On the way to Khiva we will make other 3 stop
Stop 1: to take photos of Amudarya River
Stop 2: to enjoy scenery of desert and make photos
Stop 3: Dinner at the chaikhana

20:00 Arrival to Khiva
Transfer to hotel, accommodation, rest
Overnight in Khiva hotel

Breakfast | Lunch

Khiva
Breakfast at hotel

12:00 Khiva city tour
Khiva’s old city, known as Ichan Kala, is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Visit the carpet workshop.
You will see palaces with the rich mosaic, unique beautiful minarets, madrassas and mosques such as:
Kunya-Ark Fortress,
Pahlavan Mahmud complex ,
Tash-Khawli Palace (Harem),
Kalta-Minor Minaret,
Islam Khoja Complex.
Lunch in chaikhana “National House” (by yourself).
Visit woodcarving and carpet workshops.
12:00 Lunch at the chaikhana
Continuation of sightseeing program:
Juma Mosque and Minaret,
Karavan-Saray,
Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam,
Tim of Ala-Kuli Khan,
Madrassah of Abdulla-Khan,
Seyyid Allauddin Mausoleum,
Madrassah of Muhamad Amin-Khan ,
Madrasa of Muhamad Rakhim-Khan
Walls and gates.
Duration of tour: 5 hours

18:00 Transfer to Urgench International Airport.
21:00 Departure from Urgench
22:20 Arrival in Tashkent

Overnight in Tashkent hotel

Breakfast | Lunch
Duration: 5 hour

Tashkent Chimgan & Charvak
Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00 Drive to Chimgan mountains. The road winds through beautiful mountain scenery,
Survey of the surroundings.
10:30 Approximate Time of Arrival in Amirsoy
Drive to the Amirsoy area, where you can take a ride on the chair lift. ATV rides on request (optional).
Lunch at the chaikhana
Then the road leads to Charvak reservoir surrounded by mountainsides. Arrival at the reservoir. Charvak reservoir is a wonderful place for rest and active sports including paragliding (optional). A few minutes of flight can turn out to be one of the most vivid memories in your life. The flight lasts 5-10 minutes.
Drive around Charvak reservoir,
Visit to Hodjikent grotto with petroglyphs.

17:00 Return to Tashkent

Time for leisure

Overnight in Tashkent hotel

Breakfast | Lunch

Tashkent ✈ homeland
Lunch boxes for breakfast
04:00 Transfer to the International Airport of Tashkent for the further departure back to homeland
06:40 AM Departure from Tashkent
10:50 AM Arrival in homeland

The End of Tour.

Breakfast

Inclusions

Meals

9 breakfast, 8 lunch

Transport

Train, Car

Includes

  • All transfer and transportation during the whole tour (according itinerary) - (comfortable tourist Buss or vehicle according of size of group )
  • Transfer Bukhara - Khiva ( comfortable tourist Bus or vehicle according of size of group)
  • Accompanied by English speaking guide during the whole GROUP tour according to program (Local Guides in Individual tour)
  • Entrance tickets to sightseeings and museums
  • Entrance tickets to cableway in Chimgan mountains
  • Fast train tickets Tashkent - Samarkand, Samarkand - Bukhara (economy class)
  • Air plane tickets Urgench - Tashkent (economy class)
  • Visa support for Uzbekistan (free of charge from Minzifa Travel) - arrangement of E-Visa
  • Accommodation in double rooms (Double / Twin) in boutique hotels. (Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva)
  • Remote Audioguide - to listen to the guide from a distance
  • Meals: Half Board: Breakfasts, Lunches - 8 times. (Breakfasts - 8 times includes in hotels)
  • Master class of cooking Samarkand Plov
  • Tea Tasting at the Tea House of Uzbek family
  • Welcome Dinner at the first day in Uzbekistan

Note

“Please note that we use a local supplier for your arrival airport transfer. As tourism is a growing industry in Central Asia, your driver may not speak English.”

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$2,739 USD per adult in a twin share room
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$2,739 USD per adult in a twin share room
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$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

$2,256 USD per adult in a twin share room
Want your own room?
From an extra $285 USD

Accomodations

Art Deluxe Hotel
Art Deluxe Hotel
Zarafshon Hotel Khiva
Zarafshon Hotel Khiva
Boutique Hotel Minzifa
Boutique Hotel Minzifa
Boutique Hotel

Timur Alimov

Dear friends!

My name is Timur Alimov, and I represent our group of travel experts in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Our travel experts will guide you through Uzbekistan and Central Asia. For the past ten years we have been gathering and guiding groups of more then 10000 happy travelers. We can show the country through the eyes of the locals, as if you come not as a tourist, but as a guest visiting friends. We give to our travelers only the routes that we checked personally or it was checked by our guides. Some members of My team has traveled this route more than 10 times, and during these trips we have made a lot of friends in each cities who become our friends and help us.

Our travel company office is based in Bukhara, but our travel experts are set in each country we represent. Company is officially registered and has certificates and tourist licenses # T-0087 Unique Travel issued by state gov of Uzbektourism.

I look forward to seeing you as our clients!

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