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Wonders of Uzbekistan - Private Tour

Wonders of Uzbekistan, 2023-2024

Wonders of Uzbekistan: Discover amazing places, local traditions and culture of Uzbek people

Tour duration: 12 days/11 nights
Tour dates: Flexible
Tour type: Private
Tour itinerary: Tashkent-Khiva-Bukhara-Gijduvon-Nurata-Yurt Camp-Lake Aydar-Sentyab-Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand-Tashkent-Kokand-Fergana-Rishtan-Margilan-Tashkent
Tour language: English, Russian

Day 1: ... - Tashkent (Sightseeing tour duration: 5-6 hours)

Arrive in Tashkent. GLOBAL CONNECT driver will meet you at the Tashkent International Airport. (If you are arriving by an early morning flight, extra night at the hotel may be needed).
Start sightseeing from the Old City part of Tashkent. Visit Khast Imam - a cultic architectural complex and the religious center of Tashkent where the world famous Uthman Quran has been preserved. Khast Imam complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheikh Mosque, Muyi Muborak Madrasah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, New Khazrati Imam Mosque and the Muftiate building. Drive to Chorsu Bazaar. After exploring the bazaar drive to the Central Asian Plov Center. Plov is cooked in a giant, wood-fired kazans. Enjoy your plov!
Visit the State Museum of Applied Art to see priceless samples of applied art created by golden hands of masters from the first half of XIX century up to the present time. Have a short Tashkent metro ride from "Kosmonavtlar" station to "Mustakallik Maydoni" station. Visit Independence SquareAlisher Navoi State Academic Bolshoi TheatreAmir Temur Square and Monument of Courage. Drop off at the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva (Sightseeing tour duration: 5-6 hours)

05:00 Transfer to the Domestic Airport.
07:25 Domestic flight to Urgench.
08:55 Arrive in Urgench and transfer to Khiva (34 km).
09:30 Arrive in Khiva. Leave your luggage at the hotel (check in time is from 14:00) and start your walking sightseeing tour in ancient Khiva. Explore the walled inner town of the city of Khiva - Itchan Kala. Visit Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Kunya-Ark, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Minaret of Islam-Khoja, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bukhara by train. There is a train at 08:45 in the morning on Tuesdays, Fridays and Sundays. Other days you can take a train that runs at 14:28. Both trains run more than 6 hours. Arrive in Bukhara and transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 Start your walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Complex, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque and Chashma-Ayub mausoleum, Ismail Samani mausoleum. GLOBAL CONNECT will arrange a dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah Restaurant where you can enjoy Traditional Dance Show. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara - Gijduvan - Nurata - Yurt Camp

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Drive to Gijduvan. Visit the ceramics workshop in Gijduvan. Drive to Nurata.
13:00 Arrive in Nurata. After lunch visit the Complex Chashma Spring and Namazgah Mosque. Go up to the hills to visit the remains of the Fortress of Alexander the Great. Visit the Kariz - the construction of Kariz is a unique underground water pipeline system near Nurata which is also connected with the name of the Alexander the Great.
16:00 Drive to the Yurt Camp. Overnight in the Yurt Camp.

Day 6: Yurt Camp - Lake Aydar - Sentyab village

Breakfast in the Yurt Camp.
09:00 Drive to Lake Aydar. Walking along the lakeshore. Drive to Sentyab village.
13:00 Arrive in Sentyab village. Lunch at the guest house. Enjoy your free time for walking and hiking. The surrounding area is rich in various flora and fauna, some of which are listed in the Red Book. Dinner with the host. Spend a night in a traditional guest house to experience the charm of local life.

Day 7: Sentyab village - Samarkand

Breakfast.
09:00 Drive to Samarkand.
13:30 Arrive in Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Samarkand (Sightseeing tour duration: 5-6 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Visit Gur-Emir Mausoleum, "The Pearl of Central Asia" - Registan Square, Bibi-Khanum Mosque and Siab Bazaar. Luxury Plov for lunch will be arranged by GLOBAL CONNECT. Visit Khazrat Khizr Mosque, Mausoleum of the first President of Uzbekistan Islam Karimov, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Ulughbek Observatory, Mausoleum of Saint Daniel. Visit the "Meros" paper mill in Konigil village. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Tashkent (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Transfer to Shakhrisabz (85 km). Drive through the Aman-Kutan Gorge and Takhta-Karacha Mountain Pass. On the way stop to take a view at Teshiktosh (Stone with hole). The film "Apachen" (1973) was shot on this location - an area that looks incredibly like the American Southwest. Short stop at the top of the mountain pass. There is a tiny market where some local dried fruits can be bought.
11:00 Arrive in Shakhrisabz. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak Saray Palace, Kok Gumbaz Mosque. Lunch.
15:00 Drive back to Samarkand directly to train station.
17:32 Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train "Afrosiyob".
19:48 Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Check in. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 10: Tashkent - Kokand - Fergana (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

07:00 Transfer to the Tashkent train station.
08:05 Transfer to Kokand by train.
12:16 Arrive in Kokand. Start sightseeing. Visit Jami Mosque, Norbutbiy Madrasah and Khudoyarkhan Palace. Drive to Fergana city (82 km). Visit Akhmad Al-Fergani Park. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11: Fergana - Rishtan - Margilan - Tashkent (Sightseeing tour duration: 4-5 hours)

09:00 Drive to Rishtan to visit Art Ceramic Factory. After enjoying pottery workshop drive to Margilan. Visit Said Akhmad Khoja Madrasah. Here you can find a number of craftsmen producing handmade carpets and silk. Visit traditional market and Yodgorlik Silk Factory where can be seen the production process of silk with traditional Ikat patterns.
15:00 Transfer to train station.
16:20 Transfer to Tashkent by train.
21:25 Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 12: Tashkent - ...

Breakfast at the hotel.
11:00 Check out. Free time.
Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport according to the flight time.

Wonders of Uzbekistan Tour Photos

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Transport

Number of people Vehicle Type:
1-2 Sedan car with a/c (Chevrolet Lacetti, Chevrolet Cobalt)
3-5 Minivan with a/c (Hyundai Grand Starex),
Minibus with a/c (Toyota Hiace, King Long, Joy Long)

Accommodation in Tashkent

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Art Rakat, Orient Palace, Art House or similar
Standard option Old Tashkent, Sato Hotel, Grand Capital or similar
Comfort option Daniel Hill, Praga, NavruzSimma Spa or similar

Accommodation in Khiva

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Qosha Darvoza, Tosh Darvoza, Muhammadali, Meros or similar
Standard option Erkin Palace, Khiva Palace or similar
Comfort option Orient Star, ArkanchiAsia Khiva, Bek Khiva or similar

Accommodation in Bukhara

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Breshim, Yasmin, Crystal Hotel or similar
Standard option Grand Emir Residence, Zargaron Plaza or similar
Comfort option Malika Bukhara, Omar Khayam, Lyabi House or similar

Accommodation in Samarkand

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option B&B EmirSamarkand Travel Inn or similar
Standard option DilshodaArba Hotel, City, Meros Boutique or similar
Comfort option Minor HotelEmir HanPlatan or similar

Accommodation in Fergana

Accommodation type Accommodation
Budget option Toj Mahal Hotel, Club 777 or similar
Standard option
Comfort option Asia Fergana or similar

Private Tour Price

Price per person in USD for 2023-2024
Number of people Budget option Standard option Comfort option
2 1220 1475 1680
3 and more 1190 1435 1630
Single supplement 140 240 360
Traveling with children children under 5 - free of charge; children under 10 - half price
Price includes
  • Uzbekistan Visa Support (LOI)/e-visa;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin shared room with breakfast (breakfast is available from 7:00 until 10:00 a.m. A lunch box for breakfast is possible for early departures on request at the Reception the day before);
  • Airport/Train station pick up/drop off services;
  • All transfers during the tour according to the itinerary;
  • Local certified tour guide services according to the itinerary (except in Gijduvan, Nurata, Yurt Camp and Sentyab);
  • Entrance tickets to all monuments and museums according to the itinerary;
  • Yurt in the Yurt Camp;
  • Guest house in Sentyab village;
  • Tashkent-Urgench flight ticket (economy class);
  • Khiva-Bukhara regional train ticket (2-person Compartment SV Sleeper);
  • Samarkand-Tashkent high-speed train "Afrosiyob" ticket* (economy class);
    *The high-speed train tickets maybe unavailable if the booking made less than 30 days before the departure date and it can be replaced with the most comfortable class of regular train tickets.
  • Tashkent-Kokand train ticket (business class);
  • Margilan-Tashkent train ticket (business class);
  • Meals in Yurt Camp (Dinner and breakfast);
  • Meals in Sentyab Village (Lunch, dinner and breakfast);
  • Lunch at the Central Asia Plov Center;
  • Dinner at Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah Restaurant and Traditional dance show;
  • Luxury Plov for lunch in Samarkand;
  • A local prepaid SIM card with internet access per group (10 GB internet package);
  • 24 hour customer service.
Price does not include
  • Lunches and dinners (to be paid directly by tourists at the places, except of those listed in "included").

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