Day 01: Irkeshtam pass to Sari Tash
In the morning transfer to Chinese Kyrgyz border Irkeshtam where you will be met by our Kyrgyz guide. Drive to Osh via Sarytash village. Overnight in Sunrise Osh hotel.
Day 02: Osh-Ferghana valley
After breakfast sightseeing of Osh includes Oriental Bazaar – one of the biggest bazaars in Central Asia, Suleiman mountain or Solomon’s throne, the rocky hill where Bobur the Mogul king and the ruler of India resided. In the afternoon after transfer to Dustlik border for Ferghana valley
Day 3: Meet at Dustlik border and transfer to Ferghana city via Andijan. The birthplace of Bobur, the founder of Moghul dynasty in India. You will see his home museum and Juma mosque. The distance between the border and Ferghana city 200 km via Andijan. Overnight in Asia Ferghana hotel 3*
Day4: Ferghana-Margilan-Tashkent 400 km
After breakfast visit Silk Factory in Margilan where you will see famouse uzbek silk made on old traditional technology. Then you will drive to Tashkent via Kokand , the center of Kokand Khanate till 19 c. You will visit Khudayarkhans palace of 18-19 C. Arrive in Tashkent evening via Kamchik pass , the highest point of the pass is 1500 m above sea level.Ovrnight in Lotte City Tashkent palace or Miran International hotel 5*
Day 5: Tashkent-Samarkand (300 kms, 4,5-5 hrs)
After early breakfast drive to Samarkand. En route you will cross the river Syrdarya, one of the two main rivers in Uzbekistan. You will pass through villages, cotton fields and the Zarafshan valley where Samarkand is located. Arrival in Samarkand and transfer to hotel (if the rooms are available). Today you will enjoy a full day tour of the ancient city as well as modern Samarkand. Visit includes: Registan square with Sherdor Madrasa, Ulughbek madrasa, Tilla Kari madrasa all built in different periods but looking as one harmonious complex. It is also the main city square where locals celebrate have festivals and holidays and the international world music festival. Overnight.
Day 6: Samarkand: Gur Emir Mausoleum, the stunning burial place of Temur’s teacher, sons and grandsons.
After lunch visit Bibi Hanum mosque, Bazaar, Shahi Zinda complex, a holy place in Central Asia famed for its tile work; Afrosiab ancient settlement destroyed by Ghengis Khan in the 13th century. The fascinating museum there holds a fresco dating from the 5th century AD. Day city tour ends up with folk show or Light and Sound show at Registan square (optional, available upon request or join booked show)
Day 7: Samarkand-Bukhara 280 km, 4 hrs drive
Depart Samarkand and drive to Bukhara, you can make a short stop at Rabbati Malik caravansaray, it is the ruins of of 11 C Caravansaray. Arrive in Bukhara afternoon. Free time in Bukhara. The hotel is located in the old town, so you can have walking tour in the evening.
Day 8: Bukhara: Today’s full day city tour, all on foot through this ancient, holy city, includes Chashmai Ayub mausoleum, Ismail Samani mausoleum, Bolo Hauz mosque and Ark Fortress. You will see palaces, trade domes, mosques, madrasas, hanaka, Turkish hammam, the bazaar and many souvenir shops.
After lunch at a local restaurants or café. you visit Kalyan minaret, Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasa, Nadir Divan Begi Madrasa and Khanaka, Magaki Attari mosque, Chor Minor madrasa. You can finish city tour with an optional folk show in Nadir Divan Begi madrasa at 1800.
Day 9: Bukhara-Khiva (500 km, 8 hrs) Today you will have a long journey through the Kyzilkum desert, which covers 1/3 of Uzbekistan's territory, crossing the river Amudarya (Oxus) near Urgench and arrive in Khiva at around 1500. Free time.Overnight.
Day 10: Khiva tour . Full day walking tour in Khiva. You will visit the whole town with its minarets, mosques, musuems, palaces and caravanserai. You will meet also local people living in the old town, celebrating weddings in the city, shopping in the local market. Kunya Ark, Kalta minor, Muhammad Aminkhan madrasa, Muhammad Rahimkhan madrasa, Juma mosque and Minaret, Islam Khodja minaret, Tash Hauli palace are the main but not the full list of attractions located in the town.
Interesting sites are the wood carving and local silk carpet workshops supported and organized by UNESCO.
Day 11: Khiva-Ayazkala-topraq kala and to Nukus 280 km
Drive to Ayazkala, the old ruins of Fortress dating back 1-2 C when Khorezm was the center of Zoroastrian religion and you will see several ruins of the fortress as well as Topraq kala and head to Nukus. In Nukus you can visit Savitskiy art gallery and museum. Overnight.
Day 12: Nukus to Kazakstan border 450 km through the desert
You will drive a long way today again, to Daut Ata (Uzbek part) town and then cross the border to Kazakhstan Tejen (Kazakhstan part).
The guide will see you off at the border.
Day 13:TAZHEN BORDER - KULSARY (291 KM, 4-5 HRS)
Meet the group at check point Tazhen\Daut-Ata (the Kazakh-Uzbek border).
Transfer to Kulsary village (291km).Arrive, accommodation at the hotel “Shanghai”. Dinner and overnight.
Day 14:. KULSARY - ATYRAU (250 KM, 4-5 HRS)
After breakfast drive to Atyrau. Accommodation at the hotel.
Dinner and overnight at hotel.
Day:15. ATYRAU- KOTYAEVKA BORDER (300 KM, 5-6 HRS)
Breakfast. Crossing: Atyrau -Kurmangazy\Kotyaevka (the Russian-Kazakh border between city Astrakhan, Russia and city Atyrau, Kazakhstan).
After all border formalities. Crossing the border.
Tashkent: 4* hotel Lotte City or Miran International 5*
Samarkand: Registan Plaza or Diyoara hotel 4*
Bukhara: Zargaron Plaza 4* or Asia or Malika 3*
Khiva: Kheivak, Malika 3*
Nukus- Jipek Joli 3*
· Hotel accommodation in twin/double room sharing
· Sightseeing and entrance fees
· Mineral water 1 litre per person per day
· Visa facility service
· Escort guide to accompany
· Uzbekistan visa fee (paid at the embassy or at airport)
· Meals, Lunch and dinner
· International airfares
· Personal charges in hotels