Tours to Uzbekistan - Best of Uzbekistan in 10 Days

Best of Uzbekistan in 10 Days

Duration: 10 Days

Destinations: Tashkent – Khiva –Bukhara – Nurata - Yurt Camp – Samarkand – Tashkent

Description: You will have the opportunity to visit Uzbekistan and travel through its fabulous and ancient cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva. An extraordinary combination of modern and historical architectures will surely leave a huge impression on you. Great buildings and marvelous sights can enrich any journey with unforgettable moments.. It will be possible to experience a stay in yurts and in the traditional houses of the nomadic people living around the immense and imposing sands of the Kyzyl-Kum desert. In the camping yurt near Aydarkul Lake there will be the chance to take a short camel safari

Trip Itinerary

Day 1


Arrival to Tashkent. Our guide meets and welcomes you at the airport of Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight in Tashkent

Meal(s): Full Breakfast

Day 2


Breakfast. Sightseeing tour in the Old Part of the city: Khast Imom complex, Mui-Mubarak Madrassah, where Osman Quran is kept (VII c.), Barak-khan Madrassah, visit to the Applied Arts museum. Not far from the mentioned monuments there is a very colorful Chorsu oriental bazaar: it provides the real atmosphere of the Orient with all associated attributes. Extension of sightseeing – Visiting the new part of Tashkent: Independence Square (‘Mustakillik’) and Amir Temur Square. We advise you to use Tashkent’s metro during sightseeing tour as it’s one of the most beautiful: each station has particular non-recurrent design and could be compared with many ancient monuments. Overnight in Tashkent.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast

Day 3

Tashkent- Urgench - Khiva

Breakfast. Transfer to the local airport and take a flight to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva (30 km). Installation for one night in a hotel located in Ichan - Kala (the interior and ancient part of the city). Guided tour of the city. Khiva is one of the remarkable cities of Khorezm Khanat (khanat - a big Empire). Being the capital of the Khanat in XVII century, it was one of the largest markets of Central Asia and its prosperity lasted until the beginning of the XX century. Today, the interior city Ichan Kala is a true open museum where one can admire the authenticity of the monuments Kounia-Ark (the residence of Khans) XVI century, the mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmoud XV century, the Friday mosque, the madrasah of Khoja Islam XIX century, etc. The city is surrounded by pink clay fortifications. Overnight in Khiva.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast

Day 4

Khiva –Bukhara

Breakfast. You take a long drive (480 km, 9-10 hours) through the Kyzyl Kum desert along the banks of the Amudarya River to Bukhara. The rest of the day is devoted to checking in the hotel and leisure. The construction of the new road make the course little bit demanding and it takes about 9- 10 hours. Arrival in Bukhara in the late afternoon and accommodation at the hotel. Overnight in Bukhara.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast

Day 5


Breakfast. Bukhara is a real Oriental fairytale, city with small romantic streets, unsurpassed sights that preserved the beauty and charm of the ancient walls. Monuments are located close to each other and that’s why sightseeing tour will be organized almost without use of vehicle. In this day you will see: Samanids’ dynasty mausoleum (IX-X cc), Chashma-Ayub burial-vault (XIV-XIX cc), Minorai Kalon ensemble, Madrassah Miri-Arab, Madrassah Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, Labi Hauz complex (XVI-XVII), Kukeldash Madrassah (1568), Arc Fortress (VI-VIIcc), Chor-Minor Madrassah, Visit will continue to the trade domes of ancient Bukhara bazaar - even if you won’t buy any souvenir or adornment, you will get many pleasant impressions about Orient and its inhabitants. Overnight in Bukhara.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast

Day 6

Bukhara – Nurata – Yurt Camp

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the real yurt camp near the lake Aydarkul. Visit Nurata, where you will see: “Chashma” holy spring - Namozgokh Mosque (10 c) which was reconstructed by Emir Abdullah in 1582 - Sheykh Khasan Nuri Madrassah (16-17 cc) - ruins of Alexander the Great citadel. Check in the yurts. Dinner under the open sky sparkling with millions of stars. After dinner you will see fascinating folklore show: “Akyn” – singer of the national tunes will be singing for you. Overnight in yurts.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast

Day 7

Yurt Camp – Samarkand

Breakfast at the tent and then transfer (by camels or on vehicle) to Aydarkul Lake. You will have a lunch (lake fish) in a tent near lakeside of Aydarkul. You can enjoy the swimming in water of the unique Aydarkul Lake, relax laying in the sun or shade set closely to the lakeside. Departure yurt camp and transfer to Samarkand! Upon arrival you will have free time for rest of the day. Walk along mysterious and ancient Samarkand! Overnight in Samarkand.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast

Day 8


Breakfast at the hotel. Start sightseeing tour in “Pearl of the Orient”- that name was given to Samarkand by the philosophers and poets of the past. You will see this famous city in all its beauty : visit Registan square (XVII c) including Ulugbek Madrassah (1417-1420), Sher-Dor Madrassah (1619-1636), Tillya-Kori (1647-1660) Madrassah, Gur-Emir mausoleum , Bibi-Khanum mosque (XVc.), Shokhi-Zinda (XII-XVc) architectural assemble, Ulugbek observatory(XVc.). Overnight in Samarkand. .

Meal(s): Full Breakfast

Day 9

Samarkand – Tashkent

Breakfast. Departure to Tashkent. Overnight in Tashkent.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast

Day 10


Tour ends with a transfer to the airport.

Meal(s): Full Breakfast

What's Included

  • Accommodation according to the program in the hotel

  • All breakfasts

  • Qualified guide

  • 1 litre of bottled water per person per day

  • All entrance fees to the monuments and museums in the program

  • Transport and transfer to mini van or car / driver

  • Folklore concerts with fashion show in Bukhara
  • Internal flight Urgench/Tashkent economy class

  • Visa Support Fees if necessary

What's Not Included

  • International flights

  • Visa Fees

  • Lunches and dinners

  • Tips for guides and driver

  • Travel insurance

  • Single room supplement

  • Personal expenses (additional meals and drinks, souvenirs ... voluntarily given gratuities, etc.)

  • Photo, video fees in the monuments and museums

Sightseeing Highlights

  • Tashkent
    See Hasti Imam Square (Barak-khan Madrassah, Mausoleum of Kafal Shashi), Theater of Alisher Navoi, Museum of Applied Arts
  • Samarkand
    Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khahum mosque, and Gur Emir Mausoleum, Shahi-Zinda Necropolis
  • Bukhara
    Ark fortress, Bolo Hauz mosque, mausoleum of Ismail Samani, Chashma Ayub, Kalyan minaret and mosque, Lyabi Hauz square with the spectacular Nadir Divan Begi Madrassahs
  • Shakhrisabz
    Ak-Saray Palace, Kok-Gumbaz Mosque, Khazrati Imom Ensemble
  • Khiva
    Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassah, Kunya Ark and Juma Mosque with 218 wooden pillars, the Harem of Khiva Khans, mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud, Islam Khodja complex

  • Kizil - Kum Desrt
    Drive along the scenic Highway between Bukhara and Khiva

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