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12 days tour – Grand Uzbekistan

Join us on this 12-day trip through Uzbekistan. Discover this amazing country with all its many highlights. During this tour you will also stay with the locals and experience the Uzbek rural life. You will also experience the famous places like Samarkand, Xiva, Tashkent and Bukhara. Uzbekistan has a rich history and still attracts many travellers because of its connection to the Silk Road.

General info

Days12 days / 11 nights
PriceGet in touch
Best travel timeSpring, autumn, winter
DestinationsTashkent, Sarkand, Buchara, Xiva, Yurt camp
IncludingAccommodation
Transportation on the ground
Local guide
Breakfast
Entry fees
ExcludingInternational flights
Insurance
Visa
Lunch & Dinner
Photo ticket (if needed)
Tips for the guide
Personal expenses
This offer is covered by the STO Garant guarantee. You can find the conditions for this guarantee scheme on STO Garant’s website.

Itinerary

Day 1 – Tashkent

  • Arrival in Tashkent and meet your Uzbek guide.
  • Highlight: Khast Imom Complex, the spiritual heart of the city.
  • Chor-Su Bazaar, the market where you can find anything for sale.
  • Ride the impressive metro of Tashkent.
  • Highlight: Independence Square, the most famous square in Tashkent.
  • Applied Arts Museum.
  • Alisher Navoi Theatre, the national opera of Uzbekistan sits here.
  • Overnight stay in Tashkent.

Day 2 – Tashkent – Xiva

  • Morning flight to Urgench Airport.
  • Drive to Xiva.
  • Highlight: Itchan-Kala Fortress, UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • The city gate of Ata Darvaza.
  • Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrassa, the largest madrassa in Central Asia.
  • Fortress of Kuniya Ark, a beautiful citadel with blue tiles.
  • Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrassa.
  • Kalta Minaret, the symbol of the city.
  • Juma (Friday) Mosque, one of the most important mosques in the city.
  • Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud, he was Xiva’s national hero.
  • Minaret of Islam-Khoja, the most beautiful minaret of the city, which reaches up to 45m.
  • Overnight stay in Xiva.

Day 3 – Xiva – Buchara

  • Drive to Bukhara through the Kyzylkum Desert.
  • Regularly stop for photos.
  • Overnight stay in Bukhara.

Day 4 – Buchara

  • The oldest building in Bukhara: Ismail Samani Mausoleum.
  • Historic Bolo-Khauz Mosque from 1712.
  • Highlight: The legendary Ark Fort. This gigantic fort is located in the north of the city.
  • Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, where the well of Ayub is.
  • Sitorai Mokhi Khosa Summer Palace, the former palace of the Emir of Bukhara.
  • Bakhavuddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum, one of the holiest places in the city.
  • Highlight: One of the most characteristic images of the city is the Kalyan Minaret and Mosque.
  • Visit the beautiful Miri Arab Madrassa, one of the most famous places of Bukhara.
  • Visit the historic Magoki-Attori Mosque and the Lyabi Hauz Ensemble from the 16th/17th century.
  • Abdulaziz Khan Madrassa, known for the beautiful colours.
  • Minaret and madrasa of Chor, an imposing structure also known as the 4 Towers.
  • Overnight stay in Buchara.

Day 5 – Buchara – Nurata – Yangigazgan Yurt camp

  • Highlight: Drive to our yurt camp in the Kyzylkum Desert.
  • Drive to Nurata.
  • Visit to the mosque of Nurata, a place with holy water.
  • Fortress from the time of Alexander the Great.
  • Nurata rock drawings.
  • Arrival at the yurt camp.
  • Overnight stay in the yurt camp.

Day 6 – Yangigazgan Yurt camp – Aydar Lake

  • Drive to Aydar Lake.
  • Highlight: This is a special lake with a very rich flora and fauna. You can go fishing, swimming or just baking in the sun.
  • Drive back to the yurt camp.
  • Campfire with traditional music.
  • Overnight stay in the yurt camp.

Day 7 – Yangigazgan Yurt camp – Ashraf, Snetyab or Yangi Hayot

  • Highlight: Drive to one of the villages Ashraf, Snetyab or Yangi Hayot.
  • All villages are located far from civilization and you imagine yourself to be completely at the end of the world.
  • Exploration of the village.
  • Overnight stay in the village.

Day 8 – Ashraf, Snetyab or Yangi Hayot

  • Highlight: Full day in the Nurata village.
  • You can take a walk in the area, take a cooking class, study local life or just find a quiet place to read a book.
  • Overnight stay in Ashraf, Snetyab or Yangi Hayot.

Day 9 – Ashraf, Snetyab or Yangi Hayot – Samarkand

  • Drive to Samarkand.
  • Highlight: Registan Square – the most famous place in Central Asia.
  • Gur Emir Mausoleum, here lies the Turkish-Mongolian conqueror Timoer Lenk.
  • Siyab Bazaar, the largest market in the city.
  • Bibi Khanum (Friday) Mosque.
  • Overnight stay in Samarkand.

Day 10 – Samarkand

  • Ulugbek Observatory, one of the oldest observatories in the Islamic world.
  • Highlight: Visit to one of the most famous cemeteries in Central Asia: Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis.
  • The archaeological Afrasiab Museum.
  • St. Daniel Mausoleum, this is where the Prophet Daniel would lie.
  • Ride to Konigil.
  • Highlight: See how they make the traditional Samarkand paper.
  • Free time.
  • Overnight stay in Samarkand.

Day 11 – Samarkand – Jizzakh – Tashkent

  • Drive to Tashkent.
  • Highlight: On the way, stop at the Honey Market and Tamerlan Gate in Jizzakh.
  • Free time in Tashkent.
  • Overnight stay in Tashkent.

Day 12 – Tashkent

  • Airport drop-off.
  • End of tour.

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