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Uzbekistan is a country with an ancient history and the culture having more than 25 centuries, with legendary fantastic Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva cities. Uzbekistan is:
- oriental hospitality and goodwill, exotic, abundance of noisy and picturesque markets;
- warm stable weather-10 months a year;
- hotels, restaurants, night bars with national colour and European level of service;
- fine opportunities for active rest in mountains and desert.
Alongside with excursion program you will be able to:
- visit the dramatized historical ceremonies and folklore shows;
- take pleasure with oriental dances in former Khans harem;
- learn to prepare original Uzbek pilaw and round bread;
- weave carpets;
- make a jug in a workshop of the potter;
- pass through picturesque desert on baktrian camel back;
- ride on graceful akhaltekin horses;
- swim and to fish in huge lakes surrounded by sands;
- reach inaccessible mountains on helicopter and to lead picnic on mountain river side;
- spend the night in traditional nomads abodes – yurtas;
- listen to local akyn songs at a fire under extraordinary bright oriental constellations;
- visit exotic national-sports and holidays wrestling, horse wrestling for goat’s carcass, rams, cocks fighting;
- taste collection wines;
- get original hand-made souvenirs.

The tours can be organized in your own dates / any number of pax, cost & conditions are available upon request.

 

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WJUZ 01. On Jeeps to Aral Sea through Kizil-kums


On Jeeps to Aral Sea through Kizil-kums

The itinerary: Tashkent - Nurata range - yurt camp "Safari" - Aydarkul Lake - Ayakudduk settlement - Tamda village - Uchkuduk - Bukantau mountains - Djurakuduk farm - Kukcha village - Ayazkala citadel - Djanpik-Kala citadel - Nukus - Ustyuart plateau - Aktumsik cape - Aral Sea - Muynak - Nukus - Khiva - Bukhara - Shahrisabz - Lyangar aul - Samarkand - Tashkent 
Duration: 15 days
Season: March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November 


BRIEF PROGRAM OF THE TOUR
Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent. Excursion in the city.
Day 2 Tashkent – yurt camp "Safari". The views to the Nurata range on the way, Aydarkul lake.
Day 3 Yurt camp "Safari" - Ayakudduk settlement – Tamda village – thermal spring near Uchkuduk.
Day 4 Transfer: Uchkuduk town – Bukantau mountains – Djurakuduk farm.
Day 5 Transfer: Djurakuduk farm – Kukcha village – Ayazkala citadel. Overnight in a yurt camp.
Day 6 Transfer: citadel Ayazkala – Nukus town. Savitskiy art museum.
Day 7 Transfer: Nukus town – Ustyuart plateau – Aktumsik cape (Aral Sea, descent to the water).
Day 8 Transfer: Aktumsyk cape – Muynak town – Nukus town.
Day 9 Transfer: Nukus town – Khiva town. Excursion in Khiva town.
Day 10 Transfer: Khiva – Bukhara.
Day 11 Sightseeing in Bukhara.
Day 12 Transfer: Bukhara – Shahrisabz. Sightseeing in Shakhrisabz.
Day 13 Shakhrisabz – Samarkand. On the way we will visit the mountain Lyangar aul
Day 14 Sightseeing in Samarkand. Drive to Tashkent. Sightseeing in Tashkent.
Day 15 Departure from Tashkent. 



BRIEF PROGRAM OF THE TOUR

Day 1 Arrival in Tashkent. Accommodation in the Hotel. 
Excursion in the city: Old city, Barak-khan madrasah (XVIâ), Yunus-Khan mausoleum, Kafal-àl-Shashi Mazar mausoleum (XVIâ), Kukeldash madrasah (XVIIIâ), Applied Arts museum, Independence square, Istiqlol square, metro station, National Theatre and Ballet, orient bazaar.

Day 2
Transfer Tashkent –yurt camp “Safari”(450km). 
The views to the Nurata range on the way, Aydarkul lake. 
Overnight in the yurt camp settled among the sand dunes special for the tourists. In every yurt can fit up to 8-pax. In the evening a big campfire is kindled in the evening, sitting around it you can listen to the mournful songs of the local singer-akyn under the light stars.

Day 3 Transfer yurt camp “Safari” - Ayakudduk settlement – Tamda village – thermal spring near Uchkuduk town (270km). This day can be started form a walk along the sands on a camel in yurt camp area, then we can visit a small settlement covered with the dunes (4km from the camp) and eat a fresh fish on the shore of beautiful lake Aydarkul (5km from the camp). Then we are driving to the alkaline lands 50 km from the camp. There are small salted lakes with a great salt concentration , which forms snow-white crust on the shore and water border Locals get this salt by primitive way .This day we also will pass by many takyrs (flat clay dry lakes), not high colorful hills , and stop by the mountain of unusual form like a giant yurt, and in final we will get the thermal spring where you can swim. 
Overnight in a tent camp.

Day 4 Transfer: Uchkuduk town – Bukantau mountains – Djurakuduk farm (250km). 
We will drive via uchkuduk town (the center of a gold-mining), Bukantau mountains with a rock paintings. Then via Mingbulak hollow to the Djurakuduk hollow . Here on the slopes surface, you will find the remains of ancient world inhabitants (petrified trees and the dinosaurs bones). Overnight in the tent camp.

Day 5 Transfer: Djurakuduk farm – Kukcha village – Ayazkala citadel (200km). 
The ways goes through Kyzylkum desert , among the dunes and sand dunes. On the way we will visit one of the citadel ruins in ancient Khoresm – Ayazkala (I-III c). 
Overnight in a yurt camp.

Day 6 Transfer: citadel Ayazkala – Nukus town (200km). On the way we will visit the mausoleums of the Saints, the necropolis, the religious sacrifice
altars. Djanpik-Kala citadel ruins on a shore of Amudarya river in a nature reserve Bagay-Tugay and Chalpyk-Kala of Zoroastrism times. In Nukus town: Art museum of Russian avant-garde named after I.V. Savitskiy. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 7 Transfer: Nukus town – Ustyuart plateau – Aktumsik cape (Aral Sea, descent to the water) (450km). Early set of, on the way we will drive to historical religious complex Mizdakhan (35km from Nukus). The ancient madrasah walls remained here, there is giant grave (25m) of the Saint , religious hill. Keeping the way to Ustyuart plateau . Walking up the plateau and driving along the chink (Chink – is a vertical wall , where the plateau Ustyuart ends at the present and the gone Sea border. The Chink breakings have a funny shape and colors. White, pink and green colors are dominating. We will see the ruins of ancient lighthouse and the abandoned fisherman’s villages. The ancient graves of saki are seen everywhere (1-3 century BC.) with the symbols on stones. We will cross by amazing Sudochye Lake, the hubbub of the birds scatters in the air for a long distance. Finally there is a Sea, it is unbelievable that it is dead. It is of very bright blue color. Then we go down to the Sea. The along the water edge. 
Overnight in the tent camp.

Day 8 Transfer: Aktumsyk cape (Aral Sea) – Muynak town – Nukus town (450km). 
On the way we can visit the ship cemetery in Muynak, game bird bazaar. 
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 9 Transfer: Nukus town – Khiva town (170km). 
Excursion in Khiva town: Ichan Kala, protected by UNESCO– museum –town under the sky , Kalta-Minor minaret (XIX c.), Kunya Ark citadel (XVII c) – the residence of Khiva Khans in the past, Pakhlavan Makhmud complex (XIV-XIX cc.) – the national hero and poet, minaret and madrasah of Islam Khodja (1908year.), Juma mosque (X-XVIII cc.), Tash Hauli palace, Allakuli Khan (XVIII-XIX cc.). 
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 10 Transfer: Khiva town – Bukhara city (465km). 
On the way we can look at Amydarya high-water bed from the observation area, crossing the dunes. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 11 Bukhara city. It is called “The Orient’s Pearl”. Today you can meet with the history and architecture of Bukhara. 
Sightseeing in Bukhara: Chashma Ayub Mazar grave (XIV – XIX cc.), Poi–Kalyan complex (XII-XVI cc.), Miri-Arab madrasah (XVI c.), Lyabi-Khauz complex (XVI-XVII cc.), the Samanids mausoleum (IX – X c.), Nadir Divanbegi madrasah (1622year.),Bahaoddin Nakshbandi Complex (XVI c.), Ark citadel (VI-VII cc.) – the citadel, where the ancient Bukhara takes its origin, Chor –Minor minaret (ÕVIII c.), Sitorai Mohi-Khosa - "The Moon and Stars Palace" – the summer residence of the last Bukhara’s Emir (XIX c.). In the evening- the folklore show in Nodir-Divan-Begi old madrasah. 
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 12 Transfer: Bukhara – Shahrisabz city, where Amir Timur was born and raised.(285km). 
Sightseeing in Shakhrisabz: Ak Saray palace ruins (1380-1404yy.), Doruttilyavat ensemble (ÕIV-XV cc.), Dorussiadat ensemble (XIV c.), Amir Timur monument, Kok Gumbaz mosque (1435y.), Djahangir mausoleum (XIV c.), “Chor-Su” trade dome. 
Overnight in the hotel.

Day 13 Transfer: Shakhrisabz city – Samarkand city(85km). 
On the way we will visit the mountain Lyangar aul (village), where the ancient mosque is situated (90km from Shakhrisabz). 
Drive into the religious saint place, where Mulla is sitting in the caves on the top of the Peak and will pray for everyone who comes here. To get the cave you will have to get over more than thousand steps and pass many small exotic local shops, made of the stones ,where you can buy souvenirs, herbage. Overnight in the hotel.

Day 14 Transfer: Samarkand city , sightseeing –Tashkent city (350km). 
Sightseeing in Samarkand: «The heart» of Samarkand –Registan square (XIV-XVI cc.) with 3 famous madrasah : Sherdor, Ulugbek and Tilla-Kori , the grand Bibi-Khanum cathedral mosque (XV c.), the gorgeous mausoleum Gur-Emir (XV c.),where Tamerlan, his sons and grandson Ulugbek were buried. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 Departure from Tashkent. 


The tour can be organized in your own dates / any number of pax, cost & conditions are available upon request.

Contact information: 
Email: pagetour@gmail.com
Telephone: +99890 1886128  
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