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Destination: Uzbekistan

City: Tashkent - Samarkand - Nurata - Lake Aydarkul - Bukhara - Khiva - Tashkent

Duration: 12 days / 11 nights

On the way to Bukhara awaits exotic place - Yurt camp in Nurata and ride on camels through the desert. Night lunar desert landscapes, the talk around the campfire and overnight in this tent - it is a wonderful oriental adventure!

1 day **** - Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent, meeting with a sign FAYTEM TOUR.
Journey starts from the Uzbek capital of Tashkent and warm bread, one of the most beautiful cities in Central Asia, where antiquity and modernity seamlessly coexist, complementing each other.

Transfer to hotel accommodation. Free time.
Overnight in Tashkent Palace Hotel 4 **** / Grand Orzu 3 ***.

Day 2 Tashkent - Samarkand
Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to Samarkand (4.5 hours). Arrival to Samarkand, check in hotel.
Samarkand - the capital of the empire of Tamerlane and his grandson Ulugbek. Favorite city of the poet Omar Khayyam. The city has long been focused science and art of the ancient East.
Multi-ethnic and tolerant - are saying that "the sky are a lot of stairs" and it does not matter what language to read the prayer. Such an architecture in Samarkand is no longer anywhere in the world.
A short evening tour of the sights of Samarkand: Registan Square - Ulugbek Madrasah (15th century), Sher-Dor (17th century), Madrassah Tilla-Kori (17th century).
Free time. Overnight at the President Palace Hotel 4 **** / Malika Prime 3 ***

Day 3, Samarkand
Breakfast at hotel.
Visit the Eastern morning Siab Bazaar, the Mosque of Bibi Khanum excavations and museum of the ancient city of Afrasiab, the architectural complex Shahi-Zinda (11-15 century), Gur Emir mausoleum - tomb of Tamerlane (14-15 century), Mausoleum of Daniel, Ulugbek Observatory (15 century).
In his spare time visiting carpet factory Hudzhum, silk carpets, or visit the studio for the production of papyrus paper (handmade). Free time to buy souvenirs and oriental sweets.
Overnight at the President Palace Hotel 4 **** / Malika Prime 3 ***

Day 4, Samarkand - Nurata - Yangigazgan (265 km)
Breakfast at hotel.
Morning drive to the city Nurata, city tour: the old mosque with a sacred spring water and fish, the castle of Alexander the Great, moving into the village Yangigazgan. Accommodation in yurt camp "Satellite Navoi," camp is equipped yurts for overnight tourists (accommodation Nomads), they are made from simple natural materials - wood and felt. After a short holiday trips by camel caravan, visiting the desert, walking in the dunes.
Dinner in the dining room specially equipped for nature, and then continued in the evening around the campfire with live music akin, games and stories about the traditions of the nomadic peoples of Central Asia. Overnight in yurts.

Day 5, Lake Aydarkul
Departure for Lake Aydarkul. Aydarken? Eh - a large closed lake in north-eastern part of Uzbekistan, is an artificial reservoir in the Aydar-Arnasai lake system, which occupies a total area of 4000 km ². The system includes three lakes with brackish water (actually Aidarkul Arnasay and Tuzkan). Saline lakes are located in the south-eastern basin of the Kyzyl Kum desert. Lake District Aydarkul has good conditions for recreation, hiking, and travel on horseback and camels. Aydarkul able to amaze and fascinate the most sophisticated, saw many beautiful places on earth.
Picnic by the lake. Returning to the village Yangigazgan. Overnight in yurts
Day 6, Nurata - Bukhara (210 km)
Breakfast at hotel. Morning drive to Bukhara through the city with a tour of Vobkent Vobkenstkogo Minaret (12th century), and through the city with a tour of Gijduvan Medressa, tomb of Abd al-Halyk Gijduvani and visit the famous studio potter.
Arrival to Bukhara, transfer to hotel.
Sacred Bukhara, the birthplace of Ibn Sina, a favorite city of all the saints and philosopher of International Nasreddin Hodja jovial, cheerful, bustling capital of the emirs and the lush, rich people of all nationalities and patrons. When the say "the luxury of the East" - mean it is her.
Free time. Overnight at the Hotel Grand Bukhara 4 **** / Sasha & Son 3. ***

Day 7, Bukhara
Breakfast at hotel.
Sightseeing in Bukhara:
Citadel Ark - the city within a city (4th century BC), Bolo House (early 20th century) The architectural ensemble of Poi-Kalon (Pedestal of the Great), the religious heart of Holy Bukhara, consists of a minaret of Kalyan, Kalyan Mosque and madrassa Miri-Arab. Ulugbek Madrasah (1417), Madrassah Nadir-Divan-Begi Madrasah Abdul Aziz Khan, Magoki-Attori (12-16 cc.), Labi Hauz ensemble (14-17 century), Kosh-Madrasah ensemble, consisting of two opposing madrassas Madaris-Abdullakhan (mother Abdulla) and madrassas Abdullakhan, Samanid Mausoleum (tomb of the representatives of the Samanid late 9th - early 10th century), Chashma Ayub (Job's Spring), Chor Minor (four minarets).
Free time: shopping recommend a visit to the dome (15-16 cc.): Toki Saraffon (Dome of the moneychangers), Toki-Telpak Furushon (Dome of the sellers of hats), Toki Zargaron (Dome of the jewelers) and Tim Abdulla (Centre for the sale of silk).
Overnight at the Hotel Grand Bukhara 4 **** / Sasha & Son 3. ***

Day 8, Bukhara
Breakfast at hotel. Outside the city there are palaces and mausoleums of the rulers of the sheikhs. You will see where the rest of Bukhara emirs, feed the peacocks and cakes make a pilgrimage to the holy places.
Departure for the city to visit the Mausoleum of Bahauddin Naqshbandi (16-19 century), where the tomb of his mother and his relatives (14th century), mausoleum Chor-Bakr (10th century), the summer residence of Sitorai Hossa (19th century).
Free time to buy souvenirs and oriental spices.
We recommend to visit the Gold Souk.
Overnight at the Hotel Grand Bukhara 4 **** / Sasha & Son 3. ***

Day 9, Bukhara - Khiva (550 km)
Breakfast at hotel.
In the ancient way from Bukhara to Khiva took way more than a month. Today it is a few hours by car, via mysterious red Kyzylkum desert, the area of Khorezm, which in ancient times was called the State hundred thousand cities. What keeps the secrets of this desert, remains to be learned archaeologists and historians. And while you open the exotic landscapes of the desert with camels roaming witting, nomadic yurts and ancient Amu.
Arrival to Khiva. Free time. Overnight in Hotel Malika Khiva 3 *** / Asia Khiva 3 ***.

Day 10, Khiva
Breakfast at hotel. City tour, visiting the architectural complex of Ichan-Qala (12-19 th century):
Kunya Ark Citadel (16-17 century) - the residence of the last Khan including Ismail Haji Mausoleum, Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassah, Muhammad Rahimkhan Madrassah, Juma Mosque (10th century), Minaret, Juma Mosque, Madrasah Shergazihana, Sayid Alauddin mausoleum, minaret Murad-Tura.
Architectural Complex of Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud (14-18 centuries), Minaret Islamhodzhi, Ak-Mosque, Anushahana Bath, Caravanserai Allakulihana, Alpakulihana Madrasah (1834-1835 gg.).
Palace Tash Khovli (19th century), Minaret Kalta - Minar, and other attractions of Khiva.
Free time. Overnight in Hotel Malika Khiva 3 *** / Asia Khiva 3 ***.

11 days, Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
Breakfast at hotel.
According to the schedule transfer to the airport in Urgench, flight to Tashkent, arrival and transfer to hotel.
Tour of Amir Timur Square in the center of which is a monument to the great commander Amir Temur, the famous Glockenspiel, and Tashkent Uzbekistan Hotel (formerly the Intourist), Palace of Forums "Broadway" - Alley artists, with exposed for sale cheap souvenirs, as well as fountains and modern monuments of the capital: Independence Square, where there are: Monument of Independence and Happy mother's Arch "Ezgulik" (Arch of the good and noble aspirations) and ascended to the heights storks, the memorial of the Great Patriotic War.
Then tour the old city: Visit Hasti Imam complex: consisting of Barak-Khan Mosque Tilla Sheikh - the repository of the famous Osman's Koran, and the golden hair of the Prophet Muhammad, Juma Mosque of Khoja Ahrar Vali, The State Museum of Applied Art of Uzbekistan, Kukeldash.

Day 12, Tashkent

Breakfast at hotel. Transfer to Tashkent airport for flight to next destination.

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