Mythological cities and the Golden valley 15 days 13 nights

Upon this trip, you will see the main cities of the Silk Road, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Shahrisabz. All cities are enrolled on the list of UNESCO, their rich cultural and historical heritage will impress you. In addition, you will visit the Fergana valley during your journey to see magnificent landscapes,traditional crafts and immerse into the authentic atmosphere.

The 1st day
Flight to Urgench

Flight and night onboard

The 2nd day
Khiva, the city of a thousand and one nights

Arrival, then you will have a transfer to Khiva

You will spend the whole day in Ichan Qala:

  • Mohammed Amin Khan Madrassa, its undone minaret
  • Kunya-Ark Citadel
  • Tash Hauli Palace and its harem
  • Alla Kuli Han’s Tim and Caravanserai
  • The Male Friday Mosque, its 218 wooden carved pillars
  • Islam Khodja madrasa and minaret, mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud
  • Mausoleum of Sayid Allauddin

Visiting of woodcarving workshop, where you will be able to learn the local craft

Check in the hotel

The 3rd day
Kyzylkum Desert

The red sands of Kyzylkum Desert

  • An itinerary to Bukhara (6-7 hours) through Kyzylkum Desert
  • Arrival and transfer to the hotel
  • Check in the hotel
The 4th day
Sacred Bukhara

The day will be dedicated to discover an ancient city Bukhara. During the tour you will see:

  • Poi Kalyan Square, Kalyan minaret of 11th century
  • Trading domes
  • Tim Abdulla Khan market
  • Magoki Attori Mosque, ancient Zoroastrian temple
  • Lyabi Khaus architecture ensemble
  • Samonids Mausoleum and the tomb of Ismail
  • Bolo Hauz mosque
  • Citadel Ark, the former residence of Ameers
  • Chor Minor Medrese

Hotel check in

The 5th day
Free day

A day is devoted to your spare time

  • You will have some spare time to discover the city
  • Hotel check-in
The 6th day
A night in a yurt

Departure to Nurata

Arrival and transfer to the local house to have a traditional dinner

Visiting Nurata independently

The way to the camp, arrival, yurt accommodation

A camel ride through the sand dunes

The dinner (drinks included), around the bonfire, listening to the traditional music and songs of Kazak troubadour Akin

A night in a yurt (3-5 people in a yurt)

*If there is a chance, you will be offered to stay in your own yurt.

The 7th day
Lake Aydarkul

The road to Lake Aydarkul

  • You will take a stroll around the lake (swimming depends on the season)
  • Afterwards you will have a picnic on the beach
  • The road to Samarkand
  • Arrival, hotel check-in
The 8th day
The magnificence of Samarkand

The famous square Registan, three medreses and golden mosque.

Mausoleum Gori Amir, also known as mausoleum of Tamerlane.

Bibi Khanym mosque (14-15 centuries), the largest mosque of that time.

Necropolis Shohizinda, the pearl of Samarkand architecture.

Take a stroll along picturesque Siabsky bazaar.

The Ulugh Beg Observatory, the first observatory on the East.

Mausoleum and the tomb of Daniel, 18m long.

The 9th day
Shahrisabz, the native city of Tamerlane

Departure to Shahrisabz, the native city of Tamerlane, through Tahta Karachi (the altitude is 1700m).

Arrival, you will have the following excursions:

  • Amazing ruins of the White Palace or Ak-Saray
  • Mosque Kok Gumbaz (the blue dome)
  • Mausoleum of Shamsiddine Kulyal, the father of Tamerlane
  • Khazrati-Imam Complex
  • The mausoleum of Tamerlane and the grave of his favorite son Timur

Getting back to Samarkand

Hotel check-in

The 10th day
Free day

The day devoted to your spare time

  • You will have a spare time to discover the city
  • Hotel check-in
The 11th day
Discover the capital of Uzbekistan

Arrival in Tashkent, transfer to the hotel.

You will spend a half of the day in Tashkent including the visiting of:

  • Museum of Applied Art
  • Khast Imam Square and the mosque, you will see the Koran of 12th century
  • Take a stroll in the Chorsu market

The guided city tour

The hotel check-in

The 12th day
Incredible landscapes of Quamchiq

Departure to the Fergana valley

  • Visiting the Khudayar Khan Palace, the Djami Mosque and its 98 carved wooden pillars

Arrival in Fergana, hotel check-in

You will take a stroll along the central park of Fergana and the Russian quartier

The 13th day
Blue pottery and ikat

Departure to Margilan (11km), the largest city of the silk production in Uzbekistan

Visiting the Yodgorlik factory, handmade silk production, from sorting cocoons to the final product

Take a stroll at a local market Koumpepinski (open every Thursday and Sunday)

Then you will get to Rihtana (22km), the large center of blue and green ceramic art in Central Asia

The 14th day
From Fergana to Tashkent

The road to Tashkent through the same passage

Arrival, hotel check-in

Guided city tour by metro, take a stroll around Amir Timur Square, founded during the imperial colonization and then you will visit the Independence Square, the most independent square of the city and the theatre square of Alisher Navoi.

Hotel check-in.

The 15th day

Spare time in the morning in Tashkent.

Transfer to the airport and flight to Paris.

Price per person from:

Hotels «small budget» B&B
1900 €
per person
1690 €
per person
1481 €
per person
1394 €
per person
Single room suppl.
292 €
per person

*The exact price depends on the number of participants and dates of your trip. Please contact us to get more detailed information.

Price includes:

  • Accommodation in a double room in a hotel of your choice, breakfast included
  • Transfer services (by car with A/C)
  • A local guide will courier you from the airport
  • Local guide services
  • English-speaking guide in the Fergana valley
  • Museum and cultural sites tickets (according to the program)

Price does not include:

  • Flight
  • Insurance
  • Meals (not including in the program: breakfast and dinner, from 10 to 12 euros a day per person.
  • Photo-video permission in museums
  • Carrying baggage
  • Personal expenses

Personal expenses:

If you are interested to add the option “all inclusive” or demi pension, expand guiding services or add other options to your itinerary, we will make the best offer, match your travel dates and your expectations from the trip.

We were impressed by this journey. We have adored the country for its culture and monuments, as well as the hospitality of the locals. Living in the hotel was very comfortable, staying in a yurt and traveling by train exceeded our expectations. It helped us to understand the ways in which the people of the country live and it was exactly what we were looking for.
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