A classic itinerary, but not to be missed, to discover the cultural and historical richness of Uzbekistan. Visit the main monuments of the country's most famous cities, meet Uzbeks in their daily life, get to know their culture, their traditions, taste the local cuisine, and much more.
Arrive in Tashkent, the capital of the Republic of Uzbekistan. Meeting at airport. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation at hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Welcome to the airport and visit the city of Tashkent: the old town with the Madrasa of Kukeldash (14th century), the bazaar of Chorsu and the madrassa of Abul Kasim. In the afternoon, visit the architectural complex of Hazrati Imam (16th century): Barakkhan Madrasah, Kaffal-Shashi Mausoleum and the Great Mosque. Overnight in Tashkent.
In the morning, transfer to the airport and flight to Urgench then transfer to the oasis of Khiva in the desert region of Khorezm. First immersion in Ichan-Kala (the inner city and fortress), surrounded by brick and clay ramparts dating from the 17th century. Visit of the city: residence of the last Khans, madrassa of Islam Khodja, madrassah of Mohammed Amin Khan, castle of Kunya-Ark. In the afternoon, visit the Kalta Minor, Tash-Hovli Palace and Juma Mosque. Overnight in Khiva.
Early morning free, then transfer to the desert to explore the old Khorezm, Ayaz Kala and its three imposing fortresses in ruins. Built in the 4th century BC, they dominate the surrounding steppes and served as military, viticulture and commercial bases in this region at the crossroads of trading routes. Also visit the fortresses of Toprak Kala (former capital of the state Khorezm) and Kizil Kala. Lunch in the yurt and in the late afternoon return to the oasis. Overnight in Khiva.
Transfer to Bukhara via the red sand desert of Kizikum (480 km). In the afternoon, visit of Bukhara: together Lyabi Haus, Madrassah Nadir Divanbegi, Khonako Nadir Devanbegi, Madrassah Kukeldash. Overnight in Bukhara
Visit the city of Bukhara: Poyi-Kalon mosque and minaret, Madrassah Miri-Arab, Taqi servant, Toki Sarafon Toki Telpak Furushon, Toki Zargaron, Magoki Attari mosque, Ulug Beg Madrassah, Madrassah Abdul Aziz. In the afternoon, following the visit: Ismael Samani mausoleum, Bukhara chest, Chashma-Ayub mausoleum, Ark fortress and Bolo-Hauz mosque. Traditional show in the madrassah Nadir Devan-Begi. Overnight in Bukhara.
Visit of the mausoleum Bahauddin Nakshbandiy, necropolis Chor-Bakr and Chor Minor. Free afternoon in Bukhara. Overnight in Bukhara.
Transfer to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz – the birthplace of the great Tamerlane (300 km). Lunch and visit of Shakhrisabz: Ak-Saray palace, Dorus Siadat, crypt containing the tombs of the two sons of Tamerlane (Jehangir and Umar Sheikh), Dorut Tilovat (14th), Kok Cumbaz mosque, Amir Taraghay's mausoleum. Free time after installation at the hotel. Overnight in Samarkand.
Visit of Samarkand: the mausoleum of Gur Emir, the whole of the Registan including the madrassas of Ulugbek, Shir Dor and Tillya-Kari, the mosque Bibi Khanum. In the afternoon, excursion to a local bazaar and visit of the Shah-in-Zinda necropolis. Overnight in Samarkand.
In the morning, continue with the Ulugbek Observatory and the Afrosiab Museum, located on the ruins of ancient Samarkand and recounting the history of the city. Free time before transfer to Tashkent at the end of the day by fast train (350 km). Overnight in Tashkent.