Tour of oriental flavor
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Samarkand - Nurata - Tashkent
Uzbekistan is a country of incredible beauty and hospitality. In this tour you will have the opportunity to relax next to nature and get an unforgettable vacation. We are sure you will be impressed.
Day 1: Tashkent
Meet Tour of oriental flavor. We are glad to meet you at the airport and drive to the city. First to all, visit Independence square erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Walk along the local Broadway, between independence square and Amir Timur square as well as see Tashkent metro, opened in 1977. The tour will be continued visiting the Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. Here you will find several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Don't miss to visit the Othman Quran as the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century had its place to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third, but unforrunately he was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
The tour will start by travelling to Samarkand located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan as old Babylon or Rome. You will have the city tour and visit significant places as Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square has rich history and famous for its three fascinating Madrasahs found in the 15-17th centuries. Taking into consideration the Shakhi Zindeh, it has a very rich collection of mausoleums dating back to 11th-15 centuries and a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is dedicated to the favorite Tamerlane's wife. Overnight is at a hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand - Yurts camp of Nurata (310 km, 4 hours)
Today you will transfer to a small town of Nurata which is located in the foothills of Nuratau Mountains. This wonderful city is founded by Alexander the Great in 4th century BC. It is about 40 thousand years old. On arrival, you will visit the Khasan Khuseyn Mosque, blacksmith's and potter's workshops and a holy pond with revered fishes, a place for pilgrimage by Muslim worshipers in Nurata. Later on we will visit the Medressa of Sheihun Hasan Nury, Namazgokh Mosque and remnants of so called "Alexander the Great's Fortress". We will continue to drive to yurt camp in dessert. Night is in a yurt camp.
Day 4: Nurata - Samarkand
After breakfast, you will have two hours' camel tour to Aydarkul lake. You will be impressed by the stunning lake of 250 km along the desert. In addition, you can relax over there as well as swim and enjoy picnic. Later on, we will drive to Samarkand and stop on Sariamish stone paintings of more 3 000 pictures were exposed here, on black basalt rocks-petroglyphs showing animals, people, hunting scenes, lifestyle and even erotic. On arrival to Samarkand, rest is in a hotel.
Day 5: Samarkand - Tashkent (350 km, 4.5 hrs)
In the morning, you will transfer to Tashkent. It is better to start visiting the Courage Monument dedicated to the Tashkent earthquake. The tour will be continued to Zangi Ota memorial complex. As legend says, Zangi Oota was a shepherd and showed for his wisdom and good manners. Then visit the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan where you can see the examples of glasses and national clothing, hand and machine embroidery, skullcaps and national fabrics, carpets and woodcarving. We provided interesting tours. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 6: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport. Thank you for amazing tours. Tour of oriental flavor is over.
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 505 $
04 pax - 445 $
06 pax - 405 $
08 pax - 385 $
10 pax - 355 $
Single - 50 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 35 $
*Full board - 60 $
*Entrance fees - 30 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 140 $ per group
Escort guide - 250 $ per group
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Nurata - Yurts
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Train tickets - 60$ Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent