During our Uzbekistan Extended Tour you will see almost all of Uzbekistan: from east to west. Uzbekistan is rich in different kinds of natural landscapes and in this tour you will see all: mountains, deserts, plateu, lowlands, valleys and of course historical exotic cities of Uzbekistan.
- Chimgan Mountains
- Charsu Bazaar
- Trading Domes of Bukhara
- Registan Square
- El-Meras Theatre Show
- Folk/Fashion Show
- Yurt camping
- Long Drive to Aral Sea
Duration of excursion: about 6 hours a day
The price of Extended Tour package (16 days) is 2200 US $ p/p starting with minimum two people. To know price for ONE person or to CUSTOMIZE this tour package according to your needs please request below.
Meet your guide at the airport. Transfer to hotel. Hotel check-in. Full/half day sightseeing in Tashkent (depending on the time of arrival). Visit the Khast Imam Square – it is the old city center of Tashkent. It consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah (XVI cent.), Kaffal Shoshi Mausoleum (xv cent.), Muy-Mubarak Mosque. Visit Chorsu bazaar, the oldest market in Tashkent and one of the busiest bazaars in Central Asia. Visit the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, Independence Square, Alisher Navai Square, Amir Temur Square, and some metro stations. Overnight in Tashkent.
After breakfast drive to Chimgan Mountains (2 hours). Take cable lift to see beautiful view of mountains. Hiking. Visit Charvak water reservoir. Return to Tashkent. Overnight in Tashkent.
Early morning transfer to Train station to catch the train to Samarkand. In Samarkand visit out-of town sights: Konigil Village (center of traditional paper making from mulberry tree), Ulughbek Observatory, Saint Daniel Mausoleum, Afrasiab Museum. Visit Registan Square in the evening to see with beautiful lights. Overnight in Samarkand.
Visit Guri Amir-The Mausoleum of Tamerlane, Registan Square, Bibi Khanum Mosque, city bazaar, panorama view of Samarkand and Shah Zindah Necropolis. Visit El-Meros Costume Show. Overnight in Samarkand.
Early drive to Shahrisabz, visit Aksarai Palace (Palace of Great Tamerlane), Darussaadat Mausoleum and Darutilavat (praying house). Lunch in Shahrisabz. Then drive to Bukhara. Overnight in Bukhara.
Full day sightseeing tour in Bukhara: Visit –city walls of Bukhara (xvi cent), Samanids mausoleum (ix-x cent.), Chashmai Ayyub (Job’s spring) (xii-xvi cent), Boli Khauz Mosque (xviii cent), Ark (Fortress) (iv cent bc). After lunch visit Poi Kalon complex (xii-xvi cent), Uughbek madrasah (xv cent), Abdulazizkhan madrasah (xvii cent), trading domes of Bukhara (xvi cent), Magoki Attori Mosque (xii cent), Lab-i-Khauz ensemble ( xvi-xvii cent), Visit Madrassah Nadir Devanbegi, Khanaga, and Kukaldash Madrasah. Overnight in Bukhara.
Continue out-of-town sightseeing tour to visit Chor Minor, the Sitora-i-Mokhikhosa, the summer residence of the former emir of Bukhara; Excursion to Bahauddin Naqshbandi Mausolem famous Sufi spiritual leader of this region in 14th century. Return to Bukhara to visit workshops near Lyabikhauz. Visit evening folk/fashion show and have dinner in Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah. Overnight in Bukhara.
Drive to Khiva along the Kyzylkum (Red Sand) desert. Photo stop at Amudarya River Bank. See desert flora and fauna. Arrive in Khiva late afternoon. Transfer to hotel in Khiva. Overnight in Khiva.
Full day sightseeing (walking tour) in Khiva. Khiva is the museum under the open sky. Visit Ichan Kala, Kalta Minor, Kunya Ark, Madrassah Rakhimkhon, Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud, Islam Khodja Complex, Friday mosque and Tashauli Palace/harem. Enjoy panorama view of whole ancient Khiva and sunset. Overnight in Khiva.
Morning drive to Nukus. On the way stop to see Ancient Khorezm Sand Castles Ayazkala and Toprokkala. In Nukus after lunch visit State Art Museum of Karakalpakistan named after I.Savitski. Overnight in Nukus.
Morning drive to Moinak. Visit Ships Cemetary-Local Museum. Have lunch at Local Family House. Continue driving via the dried bottom of Aral Sea. Drive on the edge of Plateau Ustyurt, see and take pictures of Great Canyons. Arrival in Aral Sea, walk at the sea. Enjoy beautiful view of the sky at night. Overnight in yurt camping.
Wake up early to see beautiful sunrise on the horizon of the sea. After breakfast visit “Kurgancha Kala” fortress (xiii century), Nomads Cemetery (xiii century). Stop at Komsomolsk Settlement and taste fresh camel milk “Shubat”. Stop at the Lake Sudotche and climb the hill which was used as Light House. Drive to abandanod fishermen village-“Urga”. Visit architectural complex of the xiv century “Mizdakkhan” and “Gaur Kala” ruins of the vi-iv BC. Arrival to Nukus. Overnight in Nukus.
After breakfast catch your flight to Tashkent. On arrival visit People’s Courage Monument. After Lunch check-in. Free time. Overnight in Tashkent.
Morning drive to Fergana Valley. Stop at Kamchik Pass (2000 m high). Stop in Kokand city to see Khudayarkhan Palace and Friday Mosque. Lunch in Kokand. Continue driving to Rishtan- ceramics center, then Fergana City to see central park. Overnight in Fergana City.
After breakfast drive to Margilan, visit silk making factory. Drive back to Tashkent. Overnight in Tashkent.
After breakfast transfer to the Tashkent International Airport. The end of the tour.
The Trip Cost Includes
- Hotel fees based on double room sharing, breakfast included
- Escorted Tour Guide
- Airfare (econom class) from Nukus to Tashkent
- Train ticket from Tashkent to Samarkand
- All car transfers, and transportation used for the whole tour
- Entrance fees to museums and sightseeings
- Folk/Fashion show with dinner in Bukhara
- 2 lunches and one dinner included in Aral Sea Yurt
The Trip Cost Excludes
- Medical and Travel Insurance
- Visa fee for Uzbekistan consular services
- Your international airfare
- Hotel charges for additional services
- Early check-in and late check-out extra fees
- Photo camera fees for some museums, phone cameras are not charged
Frequently asked Questions
Starting from 2018 Uzbekistan simplified its visa issuing process and citizens of 50 countries can apply for e-visa. Please check visa regulations for your country on www.mfa.uz/en/consular/visa/
Foreign citizens visiting Uzbekistan on temporary basis must submit documents for registration at the place of residence within 72 hours upon arrival to Uzbekistan. Registration is not necessary if you arrive to Uzbekistan during weekend or holidays or a period of your stay will not exceed three working days. During stay in a hotel your stay will be registered by hotel administration. Upon checking out you should remember of taking the registration form stamped by the hotel administration with you. If you intend to rent an apartment you should care of registration. The registration is provided by local department of internal affairs authority. If you do not stay in a specific settlement of the Republic more than three days according to your itinerary you should not submit any document for registration. However, you should remember that you should provide convincing documentary argument to passport control bodies while leaving Uzbekistan. This documentation should be presented by air- and railway tickets registered on your name and additionally attached program of your tour.
Yes, it is advised to carry your passport with you while you are in Uzbekistan, especially while you are on an independent sightseeing, during the transfers between cities and places, train and bus stations etc. If you happen to walk outside the hotel, go out on your own to the local market or explore the city on your own and especially at the night time the police have the authority to check your passport which is a regular feature and you should not be worried about it. Your passport and registration card should be with you at all times.
Credit cards (Visa and Master Card) are accepted in most of the hotels and restaurants here. However it is not a very well developed system, hence it is also advised to carry a good amount of cash with you as well, so as to avoid any troublesome situation.
You can get your money exchanged in the hotel that you are staying in. You can also exchange in banks and currency exchange centers that are closely located to tourist sites. Please also note that old or damaged currency notes are not accepted, as you would not get exchange as per the applicable rate, but at a lower one.
Internet can be accessed in almost all places. Sometimes, there might be some technical problems. Internet in Uzbekistan may not be as fast as you are used to.
Uzbekistan has low crime rate. It is one of the safest countries in the world with security and police network functioning at all times. The local police are very friendly, especially to travelers and are always happy to give directions, in case you feel you have lost your way. There are police patrol cars on roads and streets, and it is safe for even ladies to move around late in the night. However, for tourists’ extra safety we don’t advise to be out after 11 p.m.