2017 Guaranteed Departure tour in Uzbekistan

Map of Guaranteed Departure tour

 

Due to its geographical location the land of the Uzbek people was always at the crossroad of migrations and invasions. This brought different cultures and civilizations to the region. The Great Silk Road passed through this land making famous the cities of Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara.
Tashkent is now a modern city and the capital of Uzbekistan. It is also the largest city in Central Asia. Equipped with minarets and mausoleums, mosques and madrassahs, Samarkand and Bukhara are known for monuments from the bygone days. Those were the days of the remarkable brick and tile structures – masterpieces of many constructors and artisans. One of the largest open-air museums is Khiva, near Urgench. It is the most preserved ensemble of all the ancient Central Asian settlements.

 

SKETCH ITINERARY – GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
Day 1 Saturday: Arrive Tashkent.
Afternoon Tashkent city tour.
Day 2 Sunday: Tashkent to Samarkand.
Morning at leisure. Afternoon journey by road.
Day 3 Monday: Samarkand.
Full day Samarkand city tour.
Day 4 Tuesday: Samarkand to Bukhara.
En route Shakhrisabz city tour.
Day 5 Wednesday: Bukhara.
Full day Bukhara city tour.
Day 6 Thursday: Bukhara to Khiva.
Cross the Kizilkum Desert by road.
Day 7 Friday: Urgench & Tashkent.
Full day Khiva excursion. PM flight.
Day 8 Saturday: Tashkent departure.
Transfer to airport for your departure flight.

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EXTENDED TOUR ITINERARY
FERGHANA TOUR
Day 1 Tashkent/Namangan AM flt.
Full day Ferghana Valley Tour visit Kokand, Margilan, Rishton, Andijan.
Day 2 Andijan/Tashkent PM flight.
TERMEZ TOUR
Day 1 Tashkent/Termez AM flight.
Full day Termez Tour.Visit Museum Fayaztepa Archaeological Site etc
Day 2 Termez/Tashkent PM flight.
NUKUS TOUR
AM flight Tashkent/Nukus. Visit Igor Savitsky Museum, city tour, Toprak Kala and Ayaz Kala. Evening flight Urgench/Tashkent.

 

OPTIONAL EXTENSION
2 DAYS/1 NIGHT FERGHANA VALLEY TOUR
Day 1 Tashkent/Namangan.
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight HY1463 0805/0900* to Namangan.
On arrival at the airport commence city tour of the Ferghana Valley.
The tour includes visits to: Kokand: The fort residence of the last ruler, Khudayarkhan Fort/Palace. Margilan: Yaddgorlik Silk Factory, Madrassah Sayid Huja Ishan. Andijan: Memorial Park to the first Mughal Emperor – Babur. Rishtan: Pottery workshop of Master Rustam Usmanov.
Later transfer to the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at Hotel Asia Ferghana
Day 2 Andijan/Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Continue Ferghana Valley tour ending at the Andijan airport
Later transfer to the airport for flight HY1424 1605/1720* Andijan to Tashkent.
On arrival at Tashkent to your hotel.
2 DAYS/1 NIGHT TERMEZ TOUR
Day 1 Tashkent/Termez.
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight HY1151 0945/1145* to Termez.
On arrival at the airport commence city tour. The tour includes visits to: Fayz Tepe, Archaeological Museums of Termez, Kampir Tepe, Hakim al Tirimzi, Kirk-kiz Fort, Zurmal Stupa, Sultan Saodat Complex and Kara Tepe (restricted zone, subject to permission being granted).
Transfer to the hotel. Dinner at a local restaurant.
Overnight at Meridian Hotel.
Day 2 Termez/Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Take a peek of the Friendship Bridge that forms the border check-post to Afghanistan.
Later transfer to the airport for flight HY1152 1225/1410* to Tashkent.
1 DAY AIR TOUR TO NUKUS
Morning transfer to the airport for your flight HY1001 0700/0945* to Nukus.
On arrival commence city tour. Nukus is a lonely city situated in the desert of the North-Western part of the country. The city is famous for The Savitsky Collection. Igor Savitsky was a collector of the vanguard art that was forbidden in Stalin’s Soviet Union. He literally hid these paintings, a move that could have coasted him his life. The museum also has a rich collection of embroideries, carpets and other handicrafts from the Karakalpakstan region. The tour also includes visit to Khojeyli Tombs and Geor Kala. On the way to Khiva we also visit the desert fortresses of Ayaz Kala and Toprak Kala (1st century).
Transfer to airport at Urgench for your flight HY1060 1755/1910* to Tashkent.
On arrival transfer to your hotel.
*All flight timings are subject to change.
Guaranteed Departure Tours (Minimum 2 person).
All tours are operated in English. Departures in French, German, Italian and Spanish available on request.
TOUR DATES FOR 2017
STARTS AT
DAYS
DAY
MAR
APR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AUG
SEP
OCT
NOV
DEC
Uzbekistan Classic Tour
TASHKENT
8
SAT
17
7
12
9
7
11
8
6
3
1
TOUR COST PER PERSON IN US DOLLARS
PER PERSON DOUBLE ROOM
SINGLE ROOM SUPPLEMENT
DOMESTIC AIR*
SECTORS REQUIRED
Uzbekistan Classic Tour (7 nights/8 days)
US $935
US $110
US $120
Tashkent/Urgench
Optional Tour to Ferghana(1 nights/2 days)
US $365
US $27
US $150
Tashkent/Namangan & Andijan/Tashkent
Optional Tour to Termez(1 nights/2 days)
US $400
US $27
US $195
Tashkent/Termez/Tashkent
Optional Day Tour to Nukus
US $310
n/a
US $245
Tashkent/Nukus & Urgench/Tashkent

* Domestic air fares subject to change.

Tour Includes Tour Does NOT Include
  • Accommodation: 4* hotels as listed.
  • Meals: Breakfast & lunch or dinner (half board).
  • Transport: Private air-conditioned throughout.
  • All transfers and city tours as listed.
  • Entrance fee to museums and sites.
  • English speaking guides in each city.(Escort guide for groups over 6 persons)
  • National dances & music show at Bukhara.
  • Porter charges at airports & hotels.
  • Uzbekistan Visa support(Letter of Invitation).
  • Airfares. Domestic airfare quoted separately*
  • Visa fees.
  • Personal insurance.
  • Items not mentioned above.
  • * Air fares subject to change.

 

SMALL GROUP CONCEPT
MAXIMUM 9 PERSONS IN A GROUP

 

 

 

DETAILED TOUR ITINERARY GUARANTEED DEPARTURE
Day 1 Saturday: Arrive Tashkent.
Khush Kelibsizar – means Welcome. You will be received at the airport and transferred to your hotel.
Afternoon Tashkent city tour. The tour includes visits to: Old City, Hazrati Imam Complex, Kafelsashi Complex, Barak Khana, Tila Shaikh Mosque, Chorsu Bazaar, Kukeldash Madrassah, Navoi Theatre, Fine Arts Museum, Amir Timur Park and The Friendship Square.
Optional Tours: Museum Applied Arts and History Museum.
Dinner at a city restaurant.
Overnight at Dedeman Silk Road Hotel.
Day 2 Sunday: Tashkent to Samarkand.
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning at leisure.
Afternoon journey by road to Samarkand (330 Km). The journey takes about 4 hours.
On arrival at Samarkand transfer to the hotel. Later dinner at a city restaurant.
Overnight at Regal Palace Hotel.
Day 3 Monday: Samarkand.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day Samarkand city tour. The tour includes visits to: Registan Square, Bibi Khanum Mosque, The Silk Road Bazaar, Shahi Zinda Necropolis, Afrosiab Museum and site, Ulugbek`s Observatory, Gur Emir, the Mausoleum of Tamerlane. The Imam Bukhari Mausolem visited en route from Samarkand to Bukhara.
Later dinner at a city restaurant.
Overnight at Regal Palace Hotel.
Day 4 Tuesday: Samarkand to Bukhara by road.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Departure for Bukhara (268 km). En route visit to Shakhrisabz. This tour includes visits to: Ak Saray Palace ruins, Dorus Tilavat seminary, Kok Cumbas, Dorus Saidat, Friday Mosque, and Hazrati Imam.
Lunch at a traditional Uzbek house.
On arrival at Bukhara transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Asia Bukhara.
Day 5 Wednesday: Bukhara.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day Bukhara city tour. The tour includes visits to: Lyabikhauz, Tim Abdullah Khan, Madrassah Nadirrkhon Devanbegi, Poi Kalon Minaret and Museum, Madrassah Ulugbek, Madrassah Abdulaziz Khan, Chor Minor, Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Khanaka, Magoki Attari Mosque, Ark Fortress, Bolohauz Mosque, Chasma Ayub and the local bazaar. Optional Tours: Zindan and Sitora-i-Mokhikhosa Palace.
Later dinner at a city restaurant.
Overnight at Hotel Asia Bukhara.
Day 6 Thursday: Bukhara to Khiva.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Today you will cross the Kizilkum (red sands) Desert by road (435 km).
The barren countryside is the home to ground squirrels and tortoises. Enroute stop to see the Amudarya River, known to explorers as the Oxus. Due to irrigation of the cotton fields started during the Soviet times, the river is rapidly drying. The journey takes 5 to 6 hours. Picnic Lunch en route.
On arrival at Khiva transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Hotel Asia Khiva or Hotel Malika.
Day 7 Friday: Khiva & Tashkent.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Full day Khiva excursion. The tour includes visits to: Ichan Kala, Kalta Minor, Kunya Ark, Madrassah Rakhomkhon, UNDP workshop of local handicrafts, Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud, Islam Khodja Minaret and Museum, Friday Mosque, Tashauli Palace Harem and the Caravan Sarai Bazaar.
The tour includes visits to: Ichan Kala, Kalta Minor, Kunya Ark, Madrassah Rakhomkhon, UNDP workshop of local handicrafts, Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud, Islam Khodja Minaret and Museum, Friday Mosque, Tashauli Palace Harem and the Caravan Sarai Bazaar.
Lunch at a city restaurant.
Later afternoon transfer to the airport at Urgench for flight HY1060 1755/1910* to Tashkent.
On arrival transfer to the hotel.
Overnight at Dedeman Silk Road Hotel.
Day 8 Saturday: Tashkent departure.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to airport for your departure flight.
Khayir Sogh Buling – Uzbek traditional farewell and good wishes.
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