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United Tours russia presents:
SILK WAY.
Oriental journey through Uzbekistan

9 days
Uzbekistan
10 people + 1 tour leader
Oriental journey through the pearl of East Asia - Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan represents the exotic romance of the days of the Silk Road connecting China with Western Europe.
Let us take you to a journey to colorful and rich region that provide a bountiful abundance of fauna and flora of vast steppes, deserts, mountains, densely forested valleys, multicolored lakes and pristine glaciers.
Oriental journey route:
    • Tashkent
    • Samarkand
    • Bukhara
    • Kyzylkum desert
    • Khiva
    • Tashkent
    • Charvak and Chimgan
    Tour program
    April 13th - 21st
    April 13th
    April 13th
    Day 1: Arrival to Tashkent
    Arrive in Tashkent.
    Transfer to the hotel
    Gather the whole group during the day
    Welcome dinner in traditional Uzbek style
    April 14th
    April 14th
    Day 2: Tashkent
    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Meeting the local guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia.
    Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam Complex where the world famous
    Quran of Caliph Uthman has been preserved. In Khast-Imam visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tillya-Sheykh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari.
    Explore Chorsu Bazaar.
    Free time for lunch.
    Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center with Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
    April 15th
    April 15th
    Day 3: Tashkent – Samarkand
    At 07:00 transfer from hotel to railway station.
    Fast-speed train "Afrosiyob" departs Tashkent at 08:00 and arrives in Samarkand at 10:10 (300 km).
    Meeting our guide at train station to begin the city tour in Samarkand.
    Visiting spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi-
    Khanum Mosque, Siyob Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur-Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane.

    Overnight at the hotel.
    April 16th
    April 16th
    Day 4: Samarkand – Bukhara
    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Free time in the morning.
    At 11:30 transfer from hotel to railway station.
    Arrival to Bukhara at 14:45.
    Transfer to the hotel.
    Check in to the hotel.
    Free time.
    Overnight at the hotel.
    April 17th
    April 17th
    Day 5: Bukhara
    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Exploring fascinating Old Bukhara which is listed by UNESCO as a
    World Heritage Site. Explore Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Magoki-Attori Mosque, madrasahs of Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, trade Ensemble, Chor-Minor Madrasah.
    Free time for dinner.
    Continue sightseeing: you will visit Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Samani dynasty and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums.
    Then visit Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara's last emir, unique site combining
    Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi and Chor-
    Bakr Necropolis.
    Enjoy free time in the afternoon.
    Overnight at the hotel.
    April 18th
    April 18th
    Day 6: Bukhara – Khiva
    Breakfast at the hotel.
    Morning departure from Bukhara and drive to Khiva (approx. 7-8 h.).
    The Great Silk Road once routed through Bukhara and Khiva ran through the Kyzyl Kum Desert, as the present road does nowadays**.
    Stop en-route to enjoy views of the desert and Amu Darya River.
    Arrival in Khiva late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel.
    Time for rest. Overnight at the hotel.
    April 19th
    April 19th
    Day 7: Khiva – Urgench – Tashkent
    Breakfast at the hotel. Check-out from hotel till noon.
    Visiting Itchan-Kala Fortress which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
    The tour features visits to Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad
    Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum.
    Try yourself at climbing Islam-Khoja minaret, the highest minaret in Uzbekistan. Enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Old Khiva in Kunya-Ark.
    Free time in the afternoon.
    Evening transfer to Urgench airport (30 km, 35 min.) for flight to
    Tashkent (1093 km, 1 h. 40 min.).
    Upon arrival transfer to the hotel.
    Farewell dinner
    Overnight at the hotel.
    April 20th
    April 20th
    Day 8: Charvak and Chimgan
    Departure from Tashkent by car towards Chimgan mountains (80 km, about two hours).
    The way to Chimgan mountains runs through picturesque settlements of Tashkent region.
    On arrival in the tract Chimgan walk through the highlands.
    If there is a cable car in the Beldersay gorge, the length of which is more than three km, we can ride to the top of the Kumbel mountain (2400 m), where the longest ski track in Uzbekistan is located.
    Then drive to the shore of the artificial reservoir Charvak, surrounded by green mountain slopes. The lake, whose coastline is 100 kilometers, like a blue gem, framed by a chain of mountain ranges of Tyan-Shyan.
    Descent by car on the serpentine road to the restaurant "CINARA's".
    In this picturesque place, which has amazing energy, carefully stored magnificent petroglyphs-rock paintings of the late stone age. And four ancient plane trees give more than five thousand square meters of shade in spring and summer. Here you can taste dishes of Uzbek cuisine and relax on the trestle beds by the mountain stream, where trout and sturgeon are splashing, specially bred for CINARA's visitors.
    Return to Tashkent in the afternoon.

    Free time for rest

    Farewell dinner
    April 21st
    April 21st
    Day 9: Tashkent – departure
    Check-out from the hotel at noon.
    Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport.
    Departure.
    End of the tour.
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    Included
    • Domestic train tickets + flight ticket Urgench -> Tashkent
    • United Tours Russia tour leader throughout the whole route
    • Accommodation in 3/4 star hotels
    • Daily breakfasts
    • Welcome and Farewell dinner, Lunch in Charvak
    • Guided tours according to program
    • Travel Kit from United Tours Russia
    • All transfers from airport/train stations in every city
    Not included
    • Meals that not listed in a program
    • International flight
    • Optional tours
    • Entry tickets to optional attractions (1-4 $)
    • Travel and health insurance
    • Visa fee in your Embassy
    • Personal expenses

    Payment policy
    To book a trip 30% non-refundable deposit must be transfered.
    The remaining payment must be paid not later than 45 days before the trip
    Meet your tour leaders
    Julia Im
    Founder & CEO of United Tours Russia
    Julia worked in USA, studied in UK, traveled Europe and backpacked Southeast Asia. Now she wants to open Russia to foreign guests, make it easier, more affordable and interesting to travel across! By founding United Tours Russia her mission is to unite cultures from all over the world during her tours around Russia, giving the best unforgettable moments to travelers.
    Natalya Klimova
    Development manager of United Tours Russia
    Development manager of United Tours Russia and true traveler by heart.Passionate about World and Russian history.While her 3 year full time living in Egypt, explored every corner of this authentic country.Currently learning German language because she loves the sound of it.Being guided by Natalya will be a pleasure for any traveler!
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