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Uzbekistan Expedition to Aral Sea

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Explore the gorgeous Silk Road on this 10 day tour! On this journey, you will visit the Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistand - Khiva, a city so beautiful it is called a museum under the open sky and Bukhara, the over 2500 years old city, once the center of civilization. You will also have the chance the Areal Sea, where you will spend the night under the stars camping! Welcome to explore...

Explore the gorgeous Silk Road on this 10 day tour! On this journey, you will visit the Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistand - Khiva, a city so beautiful it is called a museum under the open sky and Bukhara, the over 2500 years old city, once the center of civilization. You will also have the chance the Areal Sea, where you will spend the night under the stars camping! Welcome to explore the ancient history, the local culture and the gorgeous gastronomy of Uzbekistan

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Tour itinerary includes
  • City
    City
  • Local culture
    Local culture
  • Lake
    Lake
  • Sightseeing
    Sightseeing
  • Countryside
    Countryside

Customizable tour itinerary

This tour idea is fully customizable

This itinerary has been crafted by our Local Agency with one idea in mind: to inspire you. Every element can be adapted to your needs and your interests, from duration to accommodation and activities.

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent

Rise and shine, welcome to Uzbekistan!

• Upon an early arrival in Tashkent, transfer and enjoy a breakfast at the hotel. 

• Continue out in the city to discover the capital of Uzbekistan on a guided tour!

• Visit the Hasan Imam Complex and the Sheikh gold Mosque which holds one of the oldest existing Quran books!

• After the city tour, head back to the hotel and tuck in for the night. 

Accommodation
Ramada (Tashkent)

Day 2: From Tashkent to Samarkand

• Take an early morning transfer, and catch the train to Samarkand!

Explore the city, with a start at the mausoleum Gur-i-Amir with its fine ribbed dome and decorated paper-mache.

• Continue with a tour of the city, and see all the gorgeous historical sites!

• Afternoon visits to the BibiKhanum Mosque- marvel at it exquisite architecture, located next to the colorful bazaars!

• After the tour, head back to the hotel to tuck in for the overnight. 

Accommodation
Emirkhan Hotel (Samarkand)

Day 3: Samarkand city tour and drive to Bukhara

See the unique local architecture!

• After breakfast, enjoy a half-day visit of the necropolis of Shak-i-Zinda...

• ... a Jewel of gorgeous architecture!

• Continue with a visit to the Ulugbek Observatory!

• After lunch, take a 5h drive to Bukhara by car, and check-in to the hotel.

Accommodation
Asia Bukhara (Bukhara)

Day 4: Discover the city of Bukhara

• Have a full day excursion of Liabi-Hauz, walk in the former Jewish district and visit the synagogue

• After lunch, visit to the Samanids Mausoleum and see the ancient architecture

• Continue the tour in the afternoon, to the Bolo-Hauz Mosque and the Ark citadel!

• Return back to the hotel after the tour for the evening. 

Visited:
Bukhara
Accommodation
Asia Bukhara (Bukhara)

Day 5: From Bukhara to Khiva

A scenic drive past the gorgeous desert...

• After breakfast, take an early morning drive towards Khiva, passing the sands of Kizil Kum!

• Enjoy a chayhana, a picnic, en-route for lunch.

• In the afternoon, continue to Khiva alongside the scenic road

• Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in. 

• Perhaps try one of the local restaurant for dinner?

Visited:
Bukhara, Khiva
Accommodation
Orient Star (Khiva)

Day 6: City tour of Khiva

• Today, enjoy a visit to KhivaKhaouliTach, the "Palace of Pièrre and Harem". 

• Continue to the Friday Mosque, the highest minaret of the city...

• ... and the mausoleum PakhlavonMakhmud, the most remarkablearchitectural monument!

• After a day of historical sightseeing, transfer to Nukus where you will check-in to your new hotel.

Visited:
KhivaNukus
Accommodation
Orient Star (Khiva)

Day 7: Excursion to the Aral Sea

And an evening under the stars...

• After breakfast, enjoy a full day trip to the Areal Sea, via the Usturt Plateau!

• Pass via Kungrad district, which used to be one of the trading centers on the Silk Road.

•  Enjoy a picnic lunch en-route!

• See the remains of the lighthouse; pass the ruins of the settlement in Urga, and stop at the Lake Sudochie!  

• Arrive at the Aral Sea late in the afternoon to set up the tent, and enjoy dinner in the sunset!

Visited:
NukusKungrad, Aral Sea

Day 8: Early wake up to take pictures of sun rise

• Enjoy an early morning for a breakfast during sunrise, before heading back to Nukus

• Stop at the beautiful canyons and in Muynak to see the former port where abandoned ships lie in the sand. 

• Enjoy a picnic lunch, before another stop en-route at the Mizdakhan memorial complex and Gyaur-Kala Fortress!

• Upon arrival, transfer and check-in at your new hotel where you will spend the night. 

Visited:
Aral SeaMuynak , Nukus
Accommodation
Night at Asia Fergana Hotel (Nukus)

Day 9: From Nukus to Tashkent 

• After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart to Tashkent!

• Upon arrival, you will be transferred to the hotel for check-in.

• Then, start exploring the city on your own
• Perhaps try one of the local restaurants?

Visited:
Tashkent
Accommodation
Ramada (Tashkent)

Day 10: Last day in Tashkent

Where will your next adventure take you?

• Enjoy a leisure breakfast before transferring to the airport in time for your flight

• We hope you have enjoyed your stay, and wish you a safe trip onto your next adventure! 

Visited:
Tashkent

Tashkent Samarkand Bukhara Bukhara Khiva Nukus Kungrad Aral Sea Muynak

Price details

This tour idea is fully customizable

The price reflects this specific itinerary and is designed to give you an idea of the budget required for this destination. Throughout the trip-planning process, our local agency will tailor your itinerary around your budget.

Approx. $1,040 / 10 days
Excluding international flights
2 pax4 pax6 paxSingle Supplement
Price per person in 3 stars hotels$1,370$1,030$860$190
Price per person in 4 stars hotels$1,470$1,120$960$290

Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • In-trip ground transportation
  • Activities according to your customized trip
  • Airport transfers
  • 24/7 local agency support

Not included in price:

  • Arrival and departure flights
  • In-trip flights
  • Meals and beverages not indicated
  • Personal expenses
  • Service gratuities
  • Visa fees
  • Travel insurance

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