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Central Asia Travel, Tashkent , Uzbekistan Tour Operators in Uzbekistan

Ancient Capitals of Persia and Sogdiana

This exciting and informative tour runs through Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and the western China. It takes you to most interesting places of the region: the ancient cities of Samarkand, Bukhara and Osh; the picturesque Fergana Valley and Alai Valley; the sultry Kyzylkum Desert and the snowy peaks of the Pamirs… The area is full of contrasts, offering a wide variety of everything a tourist wants to explore. The tour runs along the ancient Silk Roads, and over the high-altitude mountain pass Irkeshtam on Kyrgyz-Chinese border, with a stop at the yurt camp under Lenin Peak - one of the most outstanding giant mountains of the Pamirs, which is over 7,000 m in height. At the end of the tour you have a chance to visit the famous Kashgar Sunday Bazaar, which has functioned for over 1000 years.

Countries: Iran - Uzbekistan

Season: April - October

Tour duration: 17 days/16 nights

Category: individual tour


Itinerary:

Day 1. Tehran. Arrival.

Day 2. Tehran - Shiraz (air flight, EP 1372, 13:30).

Day 3. Shiraz - Persepolis - Pasargadae - Isfahan (air flight, IR 329, 22:10).

Day 4. Isfahan.

Day 5. Isfahan.

Day 6. Isfahan.

Day 7. Isfahan - Abyaneh - Kashan - Tehran.

Day 8. Tehran - Tashkent (air flight IR 504, 05:40-09:55).

Day 9. Tashkent - Samarkand (330 km, 5-6 hours).

Day 10. Samarkand.

Day 11. Samarkand - Shakhrisabz (90 km) - Bukhara (280 km).

Day 12. Bukhara.

Day 13. Bukhara.

Day 14. Bukhara - Khiva (480 km).

Day 15. Khiva.

Day 16. Khiva - Urgench (35 km, 40 min) - Tashkent (morning air flight).

Day 17. Tashkent. Departure.

Detailed tour description:

Day 1 (Friday) Tehran. Arrival.

Meeting at the airport. Transfer to the hotel. City tour. Visit to the Sa’ad abad palace, Golestan palace and jamshidie stone park and Bam-e- Tehran. Overnight in Tehran.

Day 2 (Saturday) Tehran - Shiraz (air flight, EP 1372, 13:30).

After breakfast. Before departure to Shiraz visit Jewells museum. After this transfer to the airport and take a flight to Shiraz. Meet at the airport in Shiraz and transfer to the hotel. In the evening brief city tour about Shiraz. Visit Hafez mausoleum and Eram Garden. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 (Sunday) Shiraz - Persepolis - Pasargadae - Isfahan (air flight, IR 329, 22:10).

After breakfast visit Vakil bazaar and Vakil Mosque, then transfer to Persepolis, Naghshe Rajab and Pasargad. Transfer to the airport and fly to Isfahan. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4 (Monday) Isfahan.

Breakfast at the hotel. Excursion program about the city. Visit Naqshe Jahan Square, Imam Mosque, Lotfollah Mosque, Ali qapoo, Chehel Sotoon, Hasht Behesht. Transfer to Hotel. Overnight.

Day 5 (Tuesday) Isfahan.

After breakfast visit the Old Bazaar and Jame Mosque. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Evening walk on Si-o-se pol and Pol-e Khaju on Zayandehrood river.

Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6 (Wednesday) Isfahan.

Breakfast. Visit Armenian quarter of Isfahan, Vank church, afternoon shopping in Handicraft bazaar. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7 (Thursday) Isfahan - Abyaneh - Kashan - Tehran.

Early morning transfer to Abyaneh and visit this old village, then transfer to Kashan , visit Borujerdiha and Tabatabaeeha houses. Transfer to Tehran. Rest at hotel. O/N Tehran

Day 8 (Friday) Tehran - Tashkent (air flight IR 504, 05:40-09:55).

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Tashkent. Arrival. Beginning of the city tour in Tashkent. Visit Khast-Imam Square, Barak-Khan madrassah, Kafal-al Shashi Mazar, Kukeldash madrassah, Applied arts museum, Fine Arts Museum of Uzbekistan. Overnight.

Day 9 (Saturday) Tashkent - Samarkand (330 km, 5-6 hours).

In the morning transfer to Samarkand. On arrival visit the Mausoleum of Khoja Daniyor (or Daniel the Prophet) and walk about the Registan Square. Overnight.

Day 10 (Sunday) Samarkand.

Breakfast at the hotel. City tour about Samarkand. Visit to the Registan Ensemble, Ulugbek madrassah, Sher-Dor madrassah, Tillya-Kari madrassah, Gur-Emir mausoleum, Rukhabad necropolis, Bibi-Khanym mosque, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda ensemble, Khazrat-Hyzra mosque. Overnight.

Day 11 (Monday) Samarkand - Shakhrisabz (90 km) - Bukhara (280 km).

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Bukhara via Shakhrisabz. Shakhrisabz - the hometown of Tamerlane. Visit Ak-Saray palace, Dorussaidat complex, Dorut-Tilyavat madrassah, Kok-Gumbaz mosque in Shakhrisabz. Arrival to Bukhara. Overnight.

Day 12 (Tuesday) Bukhara.

Breakfast. Visit the Chashma Ayub mausoleum, Poi-Kalon complex, Ulugbek madrassah, Laybi-Hauz ensemble, Kukeldash madrassah, Nadir Divanbegi madrassah, Samanid mausoleum, “Ark” fortress.

Day 13 (Wednesday) Bukhara.

Breakfast. Visit the Summer residence of the Amir of Bukhara (XIX C) «Sitora-i Mokh-i Khosa», Chor-Bakr necropolis, and the complex of Baha-ud-Din Naqshband Bukhari, the ancient bathhouse “Bozori Kord Hamam”.

Day 14 (Thursday) Bukhara - Khiva (480 km).

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Khiva. Arrival. Accommodation and overnight at the hotel.

Day 15 (Friday) Khiva.

Full day excursion about the city. Visit Ichan-Kala, Islam-Khoja minaret, Juma mosque, Kalta-Minor minaret, “Avesta” museum.

Day 16 (Saturday) Khiva - Urgench (35 km, 40 min) - Tashkent (morning air flight).

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport. Flight to Tashkent. Arrival. Continuation of the city tour about Tashkent. Visit the History museum, Tashkent metropolitan, and the ceramic workshop. Overnight.

Day 17 (Sunday) Tashkent. Departure.

Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for departure.

Cost of the tour per person under accommodation at the hotels 2-3*:

Group in 2 pax - 3210 USD/per person

Group in 3-4 pax - 2915 USD/per person

Group in 5-6 pax - 2555 USD/per person

Group in 7-9 pax - 2520 USD/per person

Group in 10-15 pax - 2395 USD/per person

Supplement for single accommodation is 230 USD/per person

Cost of the tour per person under accommodation at the hotels 3-4*:

Group in 2 pax - 3860 USD/per person

Group in 3-4 pax - 3560 USD/per person

Group in 5-6 pax - 3150 USD/per person

Group in 7-9 pax - 3010 USD/per person

Group in 10-15 pax - 2945 USD/per person

Supplement for single accommodation is 390 USD/per person

Cost of the tour includes:

- Double/twin accommodation at the hotels mentioned in standard rooms:

Tehran: Shiraz***//Enghalab****

Shiraz: Eram***//Aryo Barzan****

Isfahan: Melal***//Setare****

Tashkent: Sairam Hotel**//Tashkent Palace****

Samarkand: Malika Samarkand Classic**//Asia Samarkand***

Bukhara: Minzifa Hotel**//Asia Bukhara***

Khiva: Malika Khiva**//Asia Khiva***

- Excursion program including visiting the main monuments and museums in each city;

- Services of an escort English speaking guide for the whole tour;

- Entrance tickets to the main monuments and museums according to the program;

- Air flight “Urgench-Tashkent”;

- Air flight “Tehran-Shiraz”;

- Air flight “Shiraz-Isfahan”;

- Comfortable transportation with an air-conditioner for the whole tour, including meeting/seeing off at the airports;

- Visa invitation to Iran.

Cost of the tour does not include:

- International airfare;

- Visa fee;

- Cost for the photo and video filming in museums and on the monuments.

Additional services:

- Meals (except breakfasts at the hotels):

*Supplement for half board (only dinners) is 365 USD/per person/for the whole tour

*Supplement for full board (lunches and dinners) is 720 USD/per person/for the whole tour


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