Two-day Khiva Tour2 Days | Kunya-Ark, Alauddinkhan Mausoleum, Mukhammad Aminkhan madrasah etc.

Two-day Khiva Tour

This Two-Day Khiva Tour from Tashkent is an opportunity to experience the ethereal beauty and unique atmosphere of Khiva. The city itself is more than 2,500 years old, and was once one of the most important cities on the Silk Road, near the Khorezm Oasis. Today, Khiva is an open-air museum with winding streets, intricate tile decorations, and bustling city life. In only two days, you will get to know this charming little city and its history, explore its monuments, and get a taste for life on the Silk Road. Explore Ichan-Kala, the central fortress in Khiva, which holds the majority of the main sights and is a strikingly intact medieval city.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva
 
Transfer from the hotel in Tashkent to the domestic terminal of the airport. Morning flight to Urgench. Arrival in Urgench, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min.). Guided excursion in Khiva. Sightseeing of Ichan-Kala, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The places to visit in the Ichan-Kala: Kunya-Ark, Alauddinkhan Mausoleum, Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah (XVIII century), Ak-Maszhid mosque, madrasah of Khoja Berdibiy, Shirgazikhan, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islam-Khoja, Juma Mosque (XVIII century), Tash-Khovli Palace, Allakulikhan Madrasah. Free time in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Khiva – Urgench – Tashkent
 
Our guide and driver will meet you at your hotel in Khiva at 09:00. Trip to Kyzylkum Desert (150 km, 1,5-2 h) and visiting of archaeological monuments of Ancient Khorezm: you will visit Kyzyl-Kala - a unique monument of Ancient Khorezm architecture relevant to Kushan- Afrigid period of antique history, Toprak-Kala -ancient settlement which was the capital of Khorezm in the III century AD. Not without reason Toprak-Kala is called "the museum of fine arts of Ancient Khorezm". It is the only completely dug out monument of architecture of Khorezm. Its sizes and genius of architectural design make Toprak-Kala one of the most unique monuments of Khorezm. There is a legend that the ancient subterranean passage connects Toprak-Kala and Kyzyl-Kala. It is quite possible that Kyzyl-Kala carried out the protective functions. Then we’ll visit one of the largest fortresses of Ancient Khorezm – Ayaz-Kala, II century AD, relevant to the period of Kushan Empire prosperity. Ayaz- Kala was neither a city nor a settlement, it was a fortress complex where nearly 19 centuries ago boundary groups of Kushan dynasty settled down.
Transfer to Urgench airport by 18:00. Evening flight to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent and transfer to the hotel/private residence. End of the tour.

 

  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Economy class ticket for flights Tashkent-Urgench-Tashkent;
  • Guided sightseeing tour;
  • Entrance ticket fees to the sights as per itinerary;
  • All transfers to/from airports.
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Full board (lunch and dinner);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Personal travel insurance.

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