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Kalta Minor Khiva

Authentic Uzbekistan in one week

Big caravan cities

This trip will take you to the discovery of the three great caravan cities in the heart of the Silk Roads. 
These cities fascinate with their beautiful mosques, majestic mausoleums, and sumptuous madrasas.

Essential of Uzbekistan

Our guide will accompany you throughout the trip

7 DaysDiscovery toursUzbekistan

  • 2 people: $1,285

  • 4 people: $1,155

  • 6 people: $1,055

  • 8 people: $980

  • 10 people: $935

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Program


            Urgench International Airport - Khiva
Arrival in Uzbekistan at Urgench International airport and visit of city of Khiva
Urgench International Airport - Khiva

Arrival in Ourguentch. Reception by your driver at Urguench airport. Transfer to Khiva and installation at the hotel. Breakfast. Visit through the entrance gate of the fortress «Ata darvaza», the truncated minaret Kalta Minar, the Medersa Mohamed Aminkhan, the king’s seat and the ancient palace Kounya Ark, of the city by the Medersa of Mohamed Rahimkhan, the mosque of Friday, the mausoleum of Saïd Alouddin, the mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud, the minaret of Islamkhodja. Lunch. Continuation of visits by the palace of Tochhovli and the Harem of Khan. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

BreakfastLunchDinner
35 km
00:30
03:00
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            Khiva - Bukhara
Road to Bukhara
Khiva - Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel. Road to Bukhara through the Kizil Kum desert (red sand). With a couple of stops for photos and food. Arrival at the end of the afternoon. Accomodation at the hotel. Bukhara is one of the oldest cities of Central Asia, the numerous monuments among which stand out the madrasa Ulugh Begh, built by the grandson of Tamerlane in 1417, set Liab-i-Hauz, gathering the madrasas Koukeldash (1568) and Nadir Divanbegi (1622). Walk through the old city. Dinner. Accommodation at the hotel.

BreakfastLunchDinner
475 km
06:00

            Bukhara - Bukhara
Day visit of Bukhara
Bukhara - Bukhara

Bukhara, one of the oldest cities of Central Asia, made famous by its former carpet market, city museum in the middle of the sands. Bukhara will delight you with the atmosphere of its old streets and its remarkable monuments that take us back to the medieval period and well before: mausoleum Ismail Samani (ninth-tenth centuries), Chashma Ayub mausoleum (XII-XIV century), the famous bazaar of Bukhara, together Bola Hauz (eighteenth century), Citadel Ark (I. -IVème centuries.). Lunch at a local restaurant in the modern city. Following the discovery; all Poi-Kalian (XV-XVI centuries) which consists of the Kalon mosque, Kalon minaret and madrasah Miri Arab. 

BreakfastLunchDinner
8 km
04:00

            Bukhara - Samarkand
Bukhara - Samarkand
Bukhara - Samarkand

Breakfast. Drive to Gijduvan, famous for its school of ceramists. Visit the "workshop of ceramists", the ruins of Caravanserai Raboti Malik, and the Sardoba water cistern. Road to Samarkand, arrival in the city. Breakfast. Visit the Afrociabe museum with its frescoes dating from the VII and VIII centuries, the Ulugbeg observatory, one of the greatest astronomers of his time, and the Samarkand parchment workshop made according to the ancestral methods of mulberry bark. Show of the historical and traditional costumes of the theater "El Merosi". Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

BreakfastLunchDinner
280 km
04:30
480 m
0 m

            Samarkand - Tashkent
Visit of Samarkand and evening train to Tashkent
Samarkand - Tashkent

Breakfast at the hotel. Discovery of Gur Emir mausoleum - the tomb of the ruler and the famous square "Registan" with 3 medarsas, monuments; medarsa of Ulugbek (XV c); medarsas of Cher Dor and Tilla Kori (XVII c).
After, the excursion of the city. Visit the necropolis Shakhi Zinda, the mosque of Bibi Khanum, the largest mosque in Central Asia, with its huge blue dome, the bazaar of Samarkand allows everyone to find something among the colorful stalls. Afternoon the discovery of the remains of the observatory of Ulugbek, Museum of Afrosiab. Train "Talgo" Uzbek to 17h 30. Arrival in Tashkent at 19: 40. Transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

BreakfastLunchDinner
280 km
02:05
04:00

            Tashkent - Tashkent
Visit of Tashkent
Tashkent - Tashkent

Breakfast. Visit of the ancient city with the large Chorsu market, the Khasti Imam complex, the Barak Khan madrasa where the Osman Koran is kept (VII century), and the Tellia Sheikh mosque, the Kafal Shashi mausoleum, the new Minor mosque. Lunch. Walk to Amir Timur Square, Independence Square, Uzbek metro. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

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            Tashkent - Tashkent International airport
Transfer to Tashkent International airport
Tashkent - Tashkent International airport

Transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Depending on your flight schedule, the guide will accompany you to the airport and help you check in for your flight. We hope you enjoyed your trip and invite you back to explore other Central Asian countries with us.

BreakfastLunchDinner
4 km
00:20
0 m
0 m

Great team here, they know how to take care of you. Very humble and friendly. We spent a week in southern part and they managed it really well. The place in Bishkek is great, on a quiet street but not too far from centre. Very impressed and will highly recommend.

Ankur Saxena

Tailor-made trip, flexible and welcoming team, super friendly guide and hikes adapted to our abilities and our desires. Wonderful way to discover Kyrgyzstan!

Julie Francois

On your way

Khiva UZ

Another city on the Silk Road is ancient Khorezm, or Khiva as it is now called. Khiva can be considered an open-air museum - it is not for nothing that it is included in the UNESCO list, because every building here is a monument of antiquity. In the old part of the city of Ichan-Kala, founded around the 5th century AD, about 60 historical monuments have been preserved, including the citadel, palaces, mosques, minarets and mausoleums. In addition to the old city-fortress, there is another old part Dishan-Kala, where residential buildings and shopping arcades were located.

Bukhara UZ

In the shade of mulberry trees, the city of Bukhara was an important stop on the Silk Road. A museum city that testifies to the rich past of Central Asia.

Bukhara- Buqaraq of the sogdienwhich would mean "fortunate place" and Vihara in Sanskrit which means a Buddhist monastery. 

It is a city in Uzbekistan, located in the south-central part of the country. It is located on the lower reaches of the Zarafshan River, in the middle of an oasis, on the eastern edge of the Kyzyl Kum desert. It was connected by caravan routes to Mervet to the valleys of the rivers Amu-Darya and Syr-Darya (Naryn)

In the ninth century, the city becomes the capital of the Persian Samanid dynasty (875-999) and the appearance of the city is changed again: eleven access gates are observed, the "rabad" (suburb) extends around the inner part ("chakhristan"), the population increases significantly, professions determine the place of residence, many mausoleums and mosques are built (including the mausoleum of the Samanids)

In 999, the city was invaded by the Qarakhanids. At that time, monuments, still visible today, were built: the minaret of Arslan-Khana (Kalian minaret), the mosque of Magoki-Attari, the mosque of Namezgokh, the mausoleum of Chashma-Ayub (the source of Job)

Bukhara gave its name to the bougran, a strong canvas used in the lining of clothes, spelled boquerant by Marco Polo.

Bukhara is also the generic name given to Turkmen carpets, the main trading center of which is the Ashgabat Bazaar. These carpets are subdivided into teke andyomouth, the names of the two main Turkmen tribal families. Their very typical style can be easily recognized because the decoration of the field consists of the repetition of the same decorative motif, the goul, emblem of the weaver tribe.

The 140 monuments protected by UNESCO testify to the historical and cultural richness of this city.

The Ark Citadel
The Bolo Hauz Mosque
The Magok-i-Attari Mosque
The Po-i-Kalon complex
The Koch madrasas etc

Samarkand UZ

Samarkand is famous for its surprisingly long history - it is one of the oldest cities in the world, founded 8 centuries BC. In the old days, this city was the most important point connecting East and West, and the Silk Road passed through Samarkand. Therefore, here, as nowhere else, a huge number of cultural and historical monuments have been preserved - such as mausoleums, museums, mosques, the ruins of ancient settlements and much more.

Samarkand was proclaimed in 2001 by UNESCO crossroads of cultures and world heritage site.

Tashkent UZ

Tashkent is the capital and largest city of Uzbekistan. The officially registered population of the city in 2012 was about 2,309,300. Due to its position in Central Asia, Tashkent came under Sogdian and Turkic influence early in its history, before Islam in the 8th century AD. After its destruction by Genghis Khan in 1219, the city was rebuilt and profited from the Silk Road. In 1865 it was conquered by the Russian Empire, and in Soviet times witnessed major growth and demographic changes due to forced deportations from throughout the Soviet Union. Today, as the capital of an independent Uzbekistan, Tashkent retains a multi-ethnic population with ethnic Uzbeks as the majority.

Medresa of Barak Khan UZ

Madrassah of Barak Khan was built in the 16th century under the leadership of the ruler of Tashkent, Navruz Ahmadkhan, grandson of Ulugbek. People considered Navruz Ahmadkhan a lucky ruler, for which they gave him the nickname "Barak Khan" or "Lucky Khan". Since then, the medersa bears the nickname of its founder. The construction of the Madrassah took place in several stages and was completed in 1532. The building of the Barak Khan Madrassah was built opposite the mahalla Khastim, which is considered the center of scientists, philosophers and experts in the 'Islam. For more than five centuries, the Barak Khan Madrasah has symbolized the greatness of the city's history. Until 2007, the Spiritual Administration of Central Asian Muslims was located here.

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What is included

  • All transportation in a private vehicle

  • All airport transfers

  • Accommodation as described in the program

  • Meals (3 per day)

  • Bottled water & tea

  • English-speaking guide

  • All the activities listed in the program

  • Entry fees at national parks and/or border zones listed in the program

  • Entry fees at museums and historical sites listed in the program

  • Domestic flights mentioned in the program

  • A contribution to our sustainable development projects

  • Organisation of the trip & local taxes

What is not included

  • International flights

  • International banking fees (PayPal, ...)

  • Travel & repatriation insurance

  • Visas / LOI (if applicable)

  • Alcoholic and soft drinks

  • Personal expenses

  • Additional costs due to unexpected personal events (health, loss of luggage, ...)

  • Tips for guide & driver (always optional, always appreciated)

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