Uzbekistan Archaeological Tour from UK is a great journey not only in space, but also in time. In 13 days you will cover all the most important historical monuments of Uzbekistan, scattered over a thousand kilometers from east to west, from ancient settlements and fortresses more than 2000 years old to mosques and minarets of the XIX century. You will see traces of the campaigns of Alexander the Great, Buddhist pilgrims and Zoroastrian priests. You will drive through the territory of Ancient Khorezm, from which there are ruins of dozens of fortresses scattered across a vast plain. At the same time, you will also visit the main tourist centers of Uzbekistan: Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, where historical monuments are perfectly preserved or have been scrupulously restored.
Extras to do in the area:
Option 1. Take a guided hike to a waterfall. Have look at petroglyphs on the way. (6-7 km, 2-3 h. one way). Return to the guesthouse.
Cost: $30 for the service of a guide.
Option 2. Take a ride on a donkey.
Cost: $20 for the service of a guide.
Lunch with the local family. In the second part of the day drive to Bukhara. Arrival at Bukhara. Check in and overnight at the hotel.
Return to Bukhara. Enjoy a walking tour with a guide in Old City in the second half of the day. Visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Overnight at the hotel.
*It is advised to take lunch-boxes for this trip.
**some parts of the road are presently being renovated.
Free time in the afternoon. In the evening you will be transferred to Urgench airport (30 km, 35 min.) for flight to Tashkent (1093 km, 1 h. 40 min.). Upon arrival transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
- All transfers 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan type car; 8-13 pax by 30 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 40-50 seat bus;
- Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
- Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
- Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
- Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Termez and Urgench-Tashkent
- Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa;
- Dinner and Lunch at the village in Nurata mountains and in Ayaz Kala Yurt Camp.
- Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
- Full board (lunches and dinners);
- Hotel charges for additional services;
- Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
- Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
- Travel insurance.
|Tashkent - 3 nights|
|Ateca, Navruz, Moderno, Praga, Milan||Hampton by Hilton, Wyndham Tashkent, Courtyard by Marriot, Panarams||Hyatt Regency, Hilton|
|Fergana - 1 night|
|Asia Fergana||Asia Fergana||Asia Fergana|
|Termez - 2 nights|
|Samarkand - 1 night|
|Gur Emir Palace, Jahongir Premium, Silk Road Empire, Bibikhanum, City, Asia Samarkand, Usman||East Star, Zarafshon Parkside, Dilimah, Royal, Medina, Sultan, Platan||Movenpick, Hilton Garden Inn|
|Nurata Mountains - 1 night|
|Yahshigul guesthouse at Ashraf, Khayot guesthouse at Yangi Hayot and Rahima Guesthouse at Sentyab||Yahshigul guesthouse at Ashraf, Khayot guesthouse at Yangi Hayot and Rahima Guesthouse at Sentyab||Yahshigul guesthouse at Ashraf, Khayot guesthouse at Yangi Hayot and Rahima Guesthouse at Sentyab|
|Bukhara - 2 nights|
|Minzifa, As-Salom, Bibikhanum, K.Komil, Fatima, Amulet, Lyabi House, Sasha & Son, Kavsar||Paradise Plaza, Omar Khayam, Asia Bukhara, Minorai-Kalon||Mercure Old Town Bukhara, Shakhristan, Wyndham|
|Ayaz-Kala - 1 night|
|Ayaz-Kala yurt camp||Ayaz-Kala yurt camp||Ayaz-Kala yurt camp|
|Khiva - 1 night|
|Zarafshon Boutique, Erkin Palace, Orient Star, Muso Tura||Zarafshon Boutique, Asia Khiva, Orient Star, Erkin Palace||Faravon|