Depart LHR Tuesday 11 April – overnight flight to Tashkent
Wednesday 12 April
Arrival to Tashkent. Meeting at the airport by guide, transfer to hotel, accommodation (check-in from 8am included), breakfast and rest. Sightseeing tour in Tashkent with visits to Khast Imam Complex, Chorsu Bazaar and Kukeldash Madrasah. Visit to the new part of city: Mustakillik Square (Independence Square), Museum of Applied Arts, Alisher Navoi Theater and square, Amir Temur Monument and Square.
Thursday 13 April- Tashkent, Urgench, Khiva
Transfer to airport for flight to Urgench leaving at 07:00, arrival to Urgench at 08:40. Meet and transfer to Khiva (30 minutes’ drive). Accommodation in hotel and sightseeing in Khiva: Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan(19c) Madrassah, Islam Khodja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Mohammed Rakim Khan (19 c), Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum, Uch Avlioli («three saints») Mausoleum, Jami Mosque(18c), Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Hauli («stone yard») Palace, Alla-Kuli-Khan (18c), Arab Mohammed Khan (18 c) Madrassahs.
Friday 14 April-Khiva, Ayaz Kala, Toprak Kala, Khiva
Today we take a 1.5 hours’ one way drive to Khorezmian ruins of Ayaz kala and Toprak Kala to learn about the original historical town ruins of Khorezmian region. Later in the afternoon drive back to Khiva for a free afternoon and overnight in Khiva
Saturday 15 April-Khiva, Bukhara
Transfer from Khiva to Bukhara (8 hours) crossing the Kyzylkum desert. Lunch in the roadside café. Arrival to Bukhara at approx. 16:00 hours. Accommodation and overnight in Bukhara.
Sunday 16 April- Bukhara
Day of sightseeing in Bukhara: The Samanids Mausoleum, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum, Kalyan Mosque, Kalyan Minaret, Miri-Arab Madrassah, Chor-Minor Madrassah, Modari-khan Madrassah, Ulugbek Madrassah, Lyabi-Hauz Architectural Complex, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Monumental Shopping Arcades, The Ark Fortress.
Monday 17 April –Bukhara, Yangikazgan
Transfer to Yangikazgan town located in Kyzyk KUm dessert. On the way visit to Chashma in Nurata town. Arrival to Yurt Camp “Camel”, accommodation in yurts. Dinner by the fire.
Tuesday 18 April-Yangikazgan, Samarkand
Transfer to Aydarkul Lake in the morning. Opportunity to have easy hiking by the lake, swimming opportunity depending on the weather conditions. Picnic lunch on top of the hill with the lake view. Afterwards transfer to Samarkand. Accommodation and overnight in Samarkand
Wednesday 19 April- Samarkand
Day sightseeing tour in Samarkand: Registan Square, Guri-Amir Complex, Bibikhanum Mosque, Siyob local Bazaar, Shakhi Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory, Afrosiabmuseum of the ancient town.
Thursday 20 April- Samarkand, Tashkent
Morning in Samarkand to continue our tour and enjoy the local bazaar Siyob. Afternoon transfer t Tashkent and overnight in Tashkent
Friday 21 April –Depart Tashkent for flight back to London
Morning tour of Tashkent and afternoon transfer to airport for return flight.
Cost of trip is just £899.00 and a non refundable deposit of £150.00 will secure your place(£150.00 via bank transfer and £156.00 via paypal to take into account their fees) . Single room is an extra £175.00. Trips sell out quickly as places are limited, so don’t miss out. Reserve your space on payment of just a deposit. On payment of deposit please email me with your full name as per passport and country of issue, together with your full address and postcode so that a financial protection certificate can be issued as all monies paid are financially protected under ATOL/TTA. A Visa is required for Uzbekistan and I can assist in getting this. You must have a validity of a minimum of 6 months on your passport from the date of arrival. Travel insurance is essential. ***Flights not included and are around £495.00 with Uzbekistan Airlines*** (please do not book until I give you the go ahead as we need a minimum of 5 people).
§ Accommodation based on sharing a twin room on a bed and breakfast basis
§ One night stay in a Yurt (single option not available on this night)
§ Entrance fees for Sightseeing places listed
§ Overland transportation by AC coach
§ All airport-hotel-airport transfers
§ English speaking escort guide for the whole tour
§ Visa support to Uzbekistan
§ 2 bottles (0.5) of mineral water per day per person
Refunds are not offered for this Meetup.