Day 1 - Sat - Arrive in Tashkent

Arrive in Tashkent early in the morning. You will transfer to the Hotel and have the morning at leisure to settle in and rest. After lunch you will explore Tashkent.

In Tashkent you can visit the Kukeldash Madrassah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Barak Khan Madrassah, old city with Khazrati Imam complex, Mosque on Khazrati Imam Street, the Chor-Su (handicraft bazaar), Museum of Applied Arts, Alisher Navoi Theatre and Square, the Amir Temur Monument and Square, Independence Square and the Halqlar Do'stligi Square.

Overnight at the 4* Tashkent Palace or the 4* Uzbekistan Hotel.

Day 2 - Sun - Tashkent to Urgench to Khiva

After breakfast, we take a morning flight to Urgench at 07:00 (1 hour 40 minutes) and onto Khiva.

You will have a sightseeing tour of Khiva, including a visit to the oldest part of the city: Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17C), the Mohammed-Amin-Khan(19C) Madrassah, Islam Khodja Minaret, the Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex(18C), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan (19C), Amir-Tur Madrassah, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum, the Uch Avlioli () Mausoleum, Jami Mosque(18C), Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19C) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Hauli () Palace, Alla-Kuli-Khan (18C) and the Arab Mohammed Khan(18C) Madrassahs.

Overnight at the 4* Asia Khiva Hotel or the Malika Khiva B&B.

Day 3 - Mon - Khiva to Bukhara

After breakfast, we transfer to Bukhara. This is a long drive (8-9 hours) on hard roads, but is the only option for small groups.

Transfer to the Hotel and you will to rest after the journey.

Overnight at the 4* Asia Bukhara Hotel or the Lyabi Hauz B&B.

Day 4 - Tue - Bukhara

Today there is a full day sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit the Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10C) - the vault of the Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chor-Minor, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14C), Old Bukhara: Poli-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12C), Mosque (15C), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16C), Amir-Alim-Khan Madrassah (14C), Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16C), Lyab-i-Hauz (17C), Nadir Divanbegi (17C), Magoki Attari (16C), Ulug Beg (15C), Abdul Aziz (17C) Madrassahs. Also visit the Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16C) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18C).

Dinner with a folklore show at Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah in Bukhara - this is a show combining live Uzbek classic and modern music, a show of Uzbek traditional silk clothes and local dances from various regions of Uzbekistan.

Overnight at the 4* Asia Bukhara Hotel or the Lyabi Hauz B&B.

Day 5 - Wed - Bukhara

A further day to see Bukhara, including a visit to Sitoarai-Mohi-Hosa, the summer residence of the last Emir, which is situated 15 minutes away from the city centre.

Overnight at the 4* Asia Bukhara Hotel or the Lyabi Hauz B&B.

Day 6 - Thu - Bukhara to Yangikazgan

After breakfast we transfer to Yangikazgan, where you will overnight in Yurt tents as local people living the nomadic life do in this area. Dinner will be organised around the fire and hopefully with a local singer Akin (who sings traditional local songs and plays the nomad music of the area if he is around). The main activity of the people in this area is fishing, and Lake Aydarkul provides the fish. You will visit this Lake and if they are in the area, have the opportunity to go fishing with the local people and picnic by the lake with them. There is also the option of Camel riding.

Overnight in Yurt Tents.

Day 7 - Fri - Yangikazgan to Samarkand

Today you will spend the morning with your local hosts in Yangikazgan and again visit Lake Aydarkul. After lunch by the lake, we will transfer to Samarkand (1.5 Hours).

Overnight at the 4* Asia Samarkand Hotel or the Malika Prime B&B.

Day 8 - Sat - Samarkand

Today, you have a full day sightseeing tour in Samarkand. You will visit the Shahi-Zinda necropolis (14-15C), the "Stars above Samarkand" - Ulugbek observatory (15C), the "Ruines of Afrosiab" - the excavation and museum of the ancient town (6BC-13AD). You will visit the medieval architectural monuments: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15C), Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek (15C), Shir Dor (17C) and Tillya-Kari Madrassahs (17C)) and the Bibi Khanum Mosque.

Overnight at the 4* Asia Samarkand Hotel or the Malika Prime B&B.

Day 9 - Sun - Samarkand

After breakfast we will go to a local village located close to Samarkand, visit the local bazaar where people shop for their daily needs and visit a family in the village. You will have lunch with the family, which has over 8 children, 15 grand-children. In the afternoon back to Samarkand where you are free to explore at leisure. Today is a free day to further explore the city and visit the local bazaar. You can also visit the local Silk Paper Production factory, which has kept the old traditional ways of making paper.

Overnight at the 4* Asia Samarkand Hotel or the Malika Prime B&B.

Day 10 - Mon - Samarkand to Tashkent

The morning is spent in Samarkand before we transfer in the afternoon to Tashkent (4 Hours).

Dinner upon arrival at a local restaurant. The farewell dinner will include gifts from our Uzbek hosts and a small show of traditional Uzbek music and instruments.

Overnight at the 4* Tashkent Palace or the 4* Uzbekistan Hotel.

Day 11 - Tue - Tashkent and departure

Today there is a further opportunity to explore Tashkent, including a visit to a family-owned ceramics business to get a master class in ceramics-making. The ceramics workshop is family owned business which is very popular for ceramics made in old fashined style at home, the group will have the opportunity to get a master class in how to make ceramics and visit to the small family museum with ceramics. Lunch will be held at a local restaurant.

Transfer to airport for the flight back home in the afternoon.

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