Uzbekistan Tour 9

 Uzbekistan Tour 9 

Tour structure:
Day 1: Tashkent- Nukus
Day 2: Nukus - Khiva
Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
Day 4: Bukhara
Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand
Day 6: Samarkand - Tashkent
Day 7: Tashkent - Flight

Day 1: Tashkent- Nukus
Today you will start your tour with a flight to Nukus. This green oasis surround three deserts - Kara Kum (Black sand), Kyzyl Kum (Red sand) and stony desert - a plateau Ustyurt. In course of the tour you will have an interesting city tour in this city. Your first remarkable point will be the Museum of Savitsky. The State Museum of arts of Karakalpakstan was created in 1966 by the initiative of the Moscow artist Igor Vitalevich Savitsky. In the late 1950th - the beginning of 1960th Igor Vitalevich Savitsky was engaged in a collecting of art. Museum preserves 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings. On February, 15th, 1966 - that day when Savitsky managed to convince the authorities and receive consent to museum creation.. In course of the tour you will transfer outside of Nukus to explore Mizdakhan necropolis, most ancient and visited by pilgrims. The name fortress has received during gains of Arabs and in transfer means the Fortress of false as by scientists it has been established that inhabitants of a fortress to the Arabian gain were Zoroastrian. En route you will visit a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Nukus - Khiva
Today you will straightly drive to Khiva.  On a legend the city has started building Óround a well with unusual water of Heivak. History of Khiva inseparably linked with the legendary state Horezmshah. The city very ancient, in the tenth century it was important shopping centre of the Great Silk way where stopped the numerous caravans, the loaded camels, going to China. There is the option to take an excursion in the city and observe the prominent spots in the oldest city of Uzbekistan. It will be inside of Ichan-Qala, the inner city in Khiva. Today Ichan-Qala is an open-air museum  - the old part of a city enclosed with a fortification and transformed into the state archaeological memorial estate. Ichan-Qala consists of over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. The most remarkable sites in it are the Kunya-Ark fortress, Kunya-ark - «a fortress in a fortress» - a citadel of Khivan Khans, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an incredible sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
The adventure continues, today you will departure to a mesmerizing city  Bukhara. Sacred Bukhara - so Uzbeks respectfully name this nice city.  With its more than 140 architectural monuments Bukhara is a "town museum" dating back to the Middle Ages. The city is located on the same place as earlier, surrounded with desert from different directions. It consists of two parts: an old and new city. The road from Khiva to Bukhara pass through famous Kizilkum desert. In Turkic it is possible to translate the name "Kyzyl Kum" as «Red sand». On the way we will enjoy the view to Amu Darya river, formed by the flow of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan) and flowing into Aral See. When you will arrive to Bukhara you will have free time. Night will be in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara
Today you will have a great chance to observe all highlights of Bukhara. Your firs point will be  the most ancient citadel in Bukhara dating back to the 4th century named Citadel Ark,  last witness of the powerful force of Bukhara emirs.Then you will see Samanids mausoleum, one of the ancient monuments in the city. In course of the tour you will discover Chashma Ayub, one of the most mysterious buildings in Bukhara. Then you have a chance to walk along the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi, many decades draws in the walls local residents and tourists.In the conclusion of the tour you will explore Poi Kalon complex. The complex name is translated into Russian as «bottom great» or «minaret bottom». It consists of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand
In the morning you are going to directly move to Samarkand. It is one of the most ancient cities in the world, the central point of the Great Silk Way between China and Europe. In course of the tour you will discover  the famous highlights of the city such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan - a main square of the Uzbek city of Samarkand which is decorated by ensemble of magnificent ancient constructions. Mausoleum Guri Emir-a real masterpiece of Islamic architecture of the Medieval East. Mosque  Bibi Khanum - a grandiose memorial in Samarkand, a monument of history of XV century, a religious sanctuary in Asia. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 6: Samarkand - Tashkent
The tour starts with discovering Independence square which is the main square of the country. The location of the square is the heart of Tashkent. En route you will stroll along the local Broadway. Feature of the Broadway - a picturesque combination of quiet corners for rest with modern entertainments.  Further you can take a ride in famous Tashkent metro. Then you will visit the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar- one of the biggest market in Tashkent,  Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam. The most important sight is the Othman Quran outstanding and rare monument of history and the Islamic culture, stored in a special premise in madrasah Barrack-Khan in Tashkent, continues to involve to Uzbekistan researchers, pilgrims and tourists from many countries of the world.  Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.