Name: Uzbekistan diamond 7
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Tashkent- Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea- Muinak - Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva Urgench - Tashkent
Uzbekistan is a country of interesting culture and traditions that are passed through generation as well as the historical monuments which can tell many interesting events. It is time to explore the sights of ancient times.
Day 1: Tashkent
Upon arrival you will start your Uzbekistan diamond 7. Driver will accompany you to the capital of Uzbekistan here you will be able to enjoy the major sites of the city. The first is the Independence square that was dedicated for the victory over fascism in World War II. Then is the local Broadway that separates the Independence square and Amir Timur square. The next site is the famous Tashkent metro the first line of which was built 1977. Later on you will be transferred to the old part of the city to explore Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Thhe highlighted [art of the tours to Tashkent the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad). He was killed by non-muslims in 8th century but his blodd is visiable even now. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent- Nukus (morning flight)
In course of the tour you will have a morning flight to Nukus. Upon arrival you will have guided city tour you witness the most prominent sights of the city. In the morning you will have a flight to Nukus. Here you will have excursion in the Museum of Savitsky where you will be able to observe the masterpieces of 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings that was known as the forbidden art. Here you will see works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. All this paintings were collected by the curator of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art in 1960s. He bought or get then for free. And after time passed he exhibited them in this remote central Asian art-house. Next destination of the ravel is Mizdakhan necropolis that used to be prosperous city centuries ago. Archaeological findings confirmed that area was continuously captured from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea (420 km, 9 hours)
Today your route of the travel will go to Aral Sea. You will drive for 9 hours on the route of Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. During the drive you will have an opportunity to explore Gaur-Kala Fortress that can be translated as "fortress of the infidels", built around the fourth century B.C. You will be impressed by the size of the fortress with height of ten meters that encircled by few strongholds. Nowadays it is impossible to say what those buildings were. Upon arrival to the sea it will be the dusk. Driver will pitch a camp until you explore the surroundings. Overnight is in tents.
Day 4: Aral Sea - Muinak - Nukus (440 km, 9 hours)
In course of the tour you will have a lot of chances to make unforgettable photos of the travel. You will have an excursion in the picturesque canyons of Ustyurt and after it to Muinak. The road to this site goes to the dried bottom of the sea. Upon arrival you will observe the perfect image of the ecological disaster in the region. This place used to be the largest Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. On arrival in Muinak visit the graveyard of ship in ex-shore of the Aral Sea and town museum. After visits drive to Nukus. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 5: Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva (290 km, 6 hours)
Today your route goes to Khiva that is known to be the oldest city in Uzbekistan. Here you will see the famous and interesting sites of the city that are connected to the history of the legendary Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench before. This place used to be the major trading center on the Silk Road. Here many centuries ago came many trading caravans from China and back. Here it was possible to witness the endless chain of caravans. Nowadays you can enjoy two famous fortresses like Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. Talking about Ayaz Qala than you will learn that is the ancient castle of Khorezm. The names were given behalf of legendary warrior-slave Ayaz, a Turkic folklore hero. While being existed since II century AD you will be amazed by the name meaning that is known as ‘clay fort'. It used to be the royal city of Khorezmian ruler Artav of 1 or 2-century AD. It was occupied until 6th century AD. Continues wars and invasions exhausted the city and remained it without any sign of life. Night is in a hotel in Khiva.
Day 6: Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent (flight)
In course of the tour you will travel to enjoy the great history of monuments of the oldest city of Uzbekistan. You will explore the famous inner city of Ichan-Qala that is encircled by strong walls. You will see a lot of old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses that made Ichan-Qala the unique city-monument. You will be impressed that Ichan-Qala possesses 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala was erected as a historical and architectural conservation area. The most remarkable sites in it are the Kunya-Ark fortress dating back to 17th century, found by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an incredible sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Evening flight to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.
Price per person:
02 pax - 815 $
04 pax - 695 $
06 pax - 640 $
08 pax - 595 $
10 pax - 575 $
Single - 60 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 50 $
*Full board - 85 $
*Entrance fees - 35 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 160 $ per group
Escort guide - 400 $ per group
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Nukus - "Jipek Joli" Hotel 3*
Aral Sea - "Tents"
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums