Duration: 10 days, 9 nights Kind of route: airway and motor coach tour Season: Spring/Summer/Autumn Accommodation: Single/Double/Twin in hotels
Description: Cognitive travel around Uzbekistan - the crossroad of The Great Silk Road, the land of the ancient culture and the great historical values. More than 4000 architectural and archaeological monuments located in the territory of "The Heart of Central Asia", and four of them are listed in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Many of its historical towns have centuries and millenniums. Tashkent, Samarkand, Termez, Shahrisabz, Bukhara, Khiva - these are six of the main ten cities of the ancient and always young land of Moveraunnahr ("The country between two rivers").
Fueled by the flow of positive emotions your imagination will render the pictures of the past where in the deep old times these cities and places were a part of large state entities and were significant places of caravan's trade along The Great Silk Road, bright spots of the development for various arts and crafts, the high level town-planning, science and the culture.
This tour to Uzbekistan is specially elaborated for intellectual people interested in reach history, colorful culture and grandiose architecture of different nations living here. Tour-package consists of combination of historical, architectural and cultural components, carefully selected by OrexCA.com professionals.
Option 1: 06:50 am arrive from Istanbul. Flight No. TK368. Transfer to hotel and immediate check-in. Rest after long flight. Option 2: 08:05 am arrive from London. Flight No. HY202. Transfer to hotel and immediate check-in. Rest after long flight. Option 3: 07:30 am arrive from Paris. Flight No. HY252. Transfer to hotel and immediate check-in. Rest after long flight.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.
06:30 Transfer to the train station to take "Afrosiyob" speed train to Samarkand leaving at 08:00.
10:30 Arrive in Samarkand.
14:00-15:00 Check-in hotel and some rest.
15:00-19:00 Continue excursion in Samarkand.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Samarkand.
07:00 Drive to Shakhrisabz (300 km, 5 hrs).
13:00-16:00 Check-in hotel and have some rest.
19:00-20:00 Dinner. Overnight in Shakhrisabz.
08:00 Drive to Khiva (480 km, 9-11 hrs).
13:00-14:00 Lunch in the desert (lunch-boxes).
19:00 Arrive in Khiva. Check-in hotel.
19:30-20:30 Farewell dinner. Overnight in Khiva.
Day 9 (Thu): Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
12:00-13:00 Check-out hotel and lunch.
18:00 Transfer to Urgench (35 km, 30 min) for evening flight to Tashkent leaving at 20:20.
21:40 arrive in Tashkent and transfer to hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.
Option 1: 04:00 am transfer to the Airport. Depart to Istanbul by TK369 at 06:50. Option 2: Free morning. Lunch. Check-out by 12:00. At 13:30 transfer to the Airport. Depart to London by HY201 at 16:30. Option 3: Free morning. Lunch. Check-out by 12:00. At 12:00 transfer to the Airport. Depart to Paris by HY251 at 15:05.
NOTE: Prices are in US$ per person in double shared room (price for 1 person is based on single room)
Airport-Hotel transfer by sedan car (taxi) on Day 1 - US$ 20 per transport per transfer.
Hotel-Airport transfer by sedan car (taxi) on Day 7 – US$ 10 per transport per transfer.
Airport-Hotel transfer by minivan on Day 1 and Hotel-Airport transfer by minivan on Day 7 – US$ 40 per transport per transfer.
Drinking water (two 0.5 liter bottle per person a day).
Domestic airfares: Urgench-Tashkent* - US$ 99 (price can vary);
Fees for additional services in the hotels;
Personal expenses for souvenirs etc.,
Tips to local staff;
* We recommend you to purchase Urgench-Tashkent air ticket together with your international air tickets if you are flying to/from Uzbekistan with Uzbekistan Airways.
We hope you like the program and assure you that we are absolutely open to any suggestions to increase the range of our services for the complete satisfaction of our Guests and are happy to meet your special requirements.
You can alter duration of the tour and places of visit by adding one of the
extentions. Our tour operator will work closely with you or your travel agent to carefully prepare an itinerary based on your stated interests.