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This is basically a classic tour with a very interesting addition: stay in nomadic yurts, colorfully decorated in local style, in the desert, cooking local food together in the open campfire, listening to songs of local singers called 'akyns', camel riding in the desert, and water-based activities such as fishing, boating etc. at the Aydarkul Lake. Visiting Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Yurts.Intl. and/or local flights
Accompanying tour guide
Entrance tickets to museums and monuments, tour guide services
Meals other than breakfast at hotels
Day 1 : Arrival and Transfer to Urgench/Khiva
We meet you at the Tashkent International Airport and accompany to the domestic flights terminal for your flight to Urgench by Uzbekistan Airways (1.5 hours). You drive straight to see the ancient Khiva, the capital of the ancient Khorezmian Kingdom. In Khiva, you visit the most prominent monument of the Mongol era, the 14th century tomb of the Sufi master Said Allauddin, Kunya Ark, Muhammad Aminkhan Madrassah and minaret, Juma Mosque and minaret with carved wooden columns, the Stone Yard (harem) of Khiva rulers, the tomb of Pakhlavan Makhmud, a famous ancient wrestler and poet, who was declared Saint. Overnight in a Khiva hotel.
Day 2 : Full Day Excursion in Khiva
Full day is devoted to Khiva and its attractions. Overnight in Khiva.
Day 3 : Transfer to Bukhara Through Desert
Early in the morning you head east, to Bukhara, 480 km through the desert (5-6 hours drive). On the way, you make stops to enjoy specatular views of the great Amudarya (Oxus) river. Overnight in a Bukhara hotel.
Day 4 : Touring Bukhara
The whole day is devoted to Bukhara, the majestic pearl of Central Asia. The city tour includes Ark fortress, Bolo Hauz mosque, Ismail Samani's mausoleum with magnificent brickwork, Chashma Ayub, great Kalyan minaret, Maggoki Attori, Mir-i-Arab Madrassah, Lyabi Hauz, a complex with three buildings and a beautiful pool where swans live. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 5 : Yurt Camp in the Desert
You drive to Navoi, then north to Nurata, a small town in the desert, where you visit an interesting mausoleum, with a stream, running from beneath a mountain and a pool with clean water, abundant in fish. After a lunch, you head north again, to the middle of the desert, and reach a Yurt camp, located at the western extremity of the Aydar Kul Lake. Stay in Yurts.
Day 6 : More Yurt Stay with Outdoor Activities
In the camp, you will be offered a stay in original nomadic yurt, colorfully decorated using local handcrafts. Also, as an option, you can have a small expedition to the Lake on camels. If season allows, you can have a picnic at the lake; fishing, boating, swimming and sun-tanning are the choices here. In the evening, you will be invited to cook your dinner at the campfire, with the fish you cought, and enjoy the remoteness and genuine tranquillity of the desert. You can also invite a local singer, 'Akyn', to listen to original Kazakh songs. Stay in Yurts.
Day 7 : Drive to Samarkand. Half Day Excursion
In the morning, you leave the Yurt Camp, and head south to Samarkand (approx. 3 hours driving). Upon arrival and check in a local hotel, you start your tour of Samarkand: you go to see Great Observatory of Ulugbek and Afrosiab Museum. Then you see Bibi Khanum Mosque, Shahi Zindah (Complex of Mausoleums) and Oriental Bazaar. Then, the three gorgeous Madrassahs at the Registan Square and the mausoleum of Tamerlane, Guri Amir. Next stop is the memorial complex of Ismail Al Bukhoriy, with a spectacular mausoleum made of whole onyx slabs. Overnight in Samarkand hotel.
Day 8 : More Excursions in Samarkand
You continue you tour of Samarkand, visiting the monuments and places of interest, both inside the city and located nearby. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 9 : Transfer to Tashkent, Excursison. End of Tour.
You drive to Tashkent (350km, 4-5 hours) and after a quick fresh up, we will invite you to have a half day excursion in Tashkent. It will include a visit to the mausoleum of Kafal Shashi and Barak-khan Madrassah followed by a walk inside the largest covered market in Tashkent - Chorsu Bazaar. Attending the Library of the Clerical Board of Moslems, where a copy of the Koran written by Osman, the fourth Caliph, is kept behind a thick glass. Departure home.
|No of pax||Age Limit||Price per pax (Rs)|
|Adult||Above 12 years||$ 610 / Adult|
* Mentioned prices may vary depending upon date of travel, hotel availability, surge pricing and seasonal rush.
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* Some Advance Percentage of total booking amount
* Airfare/Transport fare to be paid full at one time in advance.
Cancellation & Refund Policy :
* Upon cancellation, refund will be made after deducting the Retention Amount.
* Retention Amount varies as per the number of days left before your package start date.
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