East Color Tour
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva - Tuprak Qala - Ayaz Qala - Nukus - Tashkent
Get everything from life while traveling to the most pleasant places of rest where you can get only vivid emotions during the tour and spend an unforgettable vacation. We hope you will like it.
Day 1: Tashkent
East Color Tour is waiting for you. When you arrive, you will have the city tour and visit the Independence square which is dedicated to the victory over fascism in World War II. Visit the local Broadway as well as see the famous Tashkent metro where the first line was opened in 1977. The tour will be continued visiting the Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam where you can see sacred madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. On the way, you will visit the Othman Quran. It is the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century and became a part of Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph, who was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (morning train)
In the morning we will travel to Samarkand by train. Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan and defined to be second largest city of Uzbekistan. On arrival, you will have the city tour and visit Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is very famous on tours with three fascinating Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Visit Shakhi Zindeh where you can see a rich collection of mausoleums dating back to 11th-15 centuries, later became a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built by the order of Tamerlane. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand - Bukhara (train)
Today you will have a morning train to Bukhara. On arrival you will have the city tour and visit ancient citadel in Bukhara dating back to the 4th century as Citadel Ark. It was a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. On the way you will visit the Samanids mausoleum belonging to the 9th -10th century as well as Chashma Ayub or Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque, where you can see forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. We will drive to the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara as Nodir Divan Begi (Lyabi House Ensemble). Visit the Poi Kalon complex which has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara - Khiva (440 km, 7 hours)
Today we will drive to Khiva and learn more about history which is connected with the legendary Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench. In the 10th century Khiva is stated as a main trading center on the Silk Road. There were caravans of an endless lines of moving camels with baggage on them. The road from Bukhara to Khiva goes via the stunning Kizilkum desert, you will be amazed on tours. On the way we will enjoy the view to Amu Darya river, the deepest river in Central Asia, formed by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan which is flowing into Aral See. On arrival to Khiva, night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Khiva - Tuprak Qala - Ayaz Qala
Today you will have a city tour in Uzbekistan. See the inside of Ichan Qala, the inner city in Khiva enclosed with strong walls. Travelers will see some old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan Sarais and Bathhouses distorted Ichan Qala into unique city-monument. Ichan Qala has over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan Qala was chosen a historical and architectural conservation area. Here you will visit the Kunya Ark fortress found in the 17th century by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an implausible sample of Khorezm architectural work of 1830s. In the second part of day is transfer to Ayaz Qala desert yurts camp. Overnight in yurts.
Day 6: Ayaz Qala - Nukus
Ayaz Qala is an antique fortress of Khorezm, named on behalf of fabled warrior-slave Ayaz, a Turkic folklore conqueror. Fortress was found in the II century AD. Tuprak Qala, which means "clay fort", was the imperial city of Khorezmian leader Artav. Archeologists say that fortress was built in the I or II century AD. It was engaged until 6th century AD. Endures wars and attacks bushed the city and continued it without any sign of life. Transfer to Nukus and rest in in a hotel.
Day 7: Nukus - Tashkent (flight, 21:00-23:00)
We are glad to impress you by the city tour where you will visit the Museum of Savitsky and see the forbidden art. Museum has 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The warden of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art composed the artworks in 1960s. He obtained barred works from oppressed soviet artists and conserved them in this remote central Asian art-house. We will drive outside of Nukus to see Mizdakhan necropolis which used to be an early city century ago. Archaeological findings long-established that area was unceasingly captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Don't miss to visit a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument - Chilpyk. In the evening you will have a flight to Tashkent. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 8: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport. End of East Color Tour. Thank you for your choice on tours.
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 695 $
04 pax - 615 $
06 pax - 565 $
08 pax - 525 $
10 pax - 495 $
Single - 70 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 55 $
*Full board - 105 $
*Entrance fees - 60 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 200 $ per group
Escort guide - 440 $ per group
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
Ayz Qala - Yurts Camp
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Dinner and breakfast in yurts camp
- Train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand, Samarkand-Bukhara
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums