Name: Uzbekistan diamond 8
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Nukus - Kungrat - Sudochye - Aral Sea - Muinak - Khiva- Shavat
You can enjoy the beautiful places of this ancient country with very interesting for its rich nature and history. And also you can see kind and hospitable people whose food is incredibly tasty.
Day 1: Tashkent
Welcome to Uzbekistan diamond 8! Upon arrival to the airport you will be met and transferred to the capital of Uzbekistan. In course of the tour you will visit the Independence square. This square is known as the symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After it you will walk on the local Broadway that is considerate to be a street that separates the Independence square and Amir Timur square. Then is the ride in the famous Tashkent metro that is known to be the one of the most beautiful metros in the world. The first line of it was opened in 1977. Later on you will visit the old part of the city like Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Then you will have to see the on of the highlighted the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph who killed by non-muslims in 8th century. His blood spred over the Quran that you still can see on its pages. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Nukus (morning flight)
Today you will to morning flight to Nukus. Upon arrival you will have a guided city tour. Then you will have an exursion to the Museum of Savitsky which exhibits the masterpieces of forbidden art. Here you will see the collection of 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, works of Sokolov, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The head of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art collected the artworks in 1960s that he bought or get for free. He saved them and after some time after finally presented them in this remote central Asian art-house. Then you will see Mizdakhan necropolis that was 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)
In course of the tour you will travel to Aral Sea. The road takes 9 hours and will go through following route: Nukus - Kungrad - Plato Ustyurt - Sudochye Lake - Aral Sea. During the way to the visit the Gaur-Kala Fortress that can be translated as "fortress of the infidels". This site was built around the fourth century B.C. You will be impressed by the wall which the height of it to ten meters that is encircled by a few strongholds. But it is not possible to say for sure what kind of buildings they were. Then you will continue to Aral Sea at the evening. 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 tour you will have an opportunity to take a lot of vivid photos. Today you will next destination to Ustyurt and then to Muinak where the road through the dried bottom of the sea. Here you will be able to see the most vivid example of the ecological disaster in the region. Once this city was the largest Karakalpakstan's port and Aral Sea center of fishery. Here you will see 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 - Khiva (290 km, 4 hours)
Today you we will have a drive to Khiva that is known to be one of the oldest city in Uzbekistan. Here you will have a tour to explore the most interesting and prominent sights of the city that once was related to the legendary Khorezmshah's State with its capital in Urgench. In the 10th century Khiva was one of the most influential trading centers of Great Silk Road. Moreover you will have a tour in the oldest site of Uzbekistan. You will see the famous Ichan-Qala which is known to be the inner city in Khiva that was encircled by hard walls. Here you will explore centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravanserais and Bathhouses. Due to it's the city started to be Ichan-Qala into unique city-monument with about 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala was designated a historical and architectural conservation area. Here you will see 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. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Khiva - Shavat (60 km)
Transfer to Shavat border, continue to Turkmenistan.
Price per person:
02 pax - 785 $
04 pax - 660 $
06 pax - 590 $
08 pax - 560 $
10 pax - 540 $
Single - 50 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 40 $
*Full board - 75 $
*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