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NATURE AND TRADITION OF UZBEKISTAN

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Availability : April-May-June-August-September-October
Tashkent
Uzbekistan
Min Age : 18+

Introduction

An adventure trip through Uzbekistan takes you not only to the ancient cities of the Orient such as Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent but also to the breathtaking mountains and fascinating steppes. During the trip, you will meet an unusual combination of modern and comfortable hotels surrounded by world-famous monuments of ancient architecture. You have a stay in the yurta to see the traditional houses of the nomads and the immense and imposing sandy beach of the Kyzyl-Kum desert.

Nearby Aydarkul Lake there is an opportunity to take a short camel trek. For those who have never ridden a camel, it’s a bit tiring, but it’s quite interesting. Through this trip, you will get acquainted not only with the nature of Central Asia but also with the monuments of the cities, culture, traditions, customs and customs of the fairy-tale country.

Destination

Uzbekistan

Departure

Tashkent

Departure Time

April-May-June-August-September-October

Dress Code

sport - hiking

Itinerary

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1

Homeland – Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer from the airport to the hotel. Check-in to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.

2
2

Tashkent

Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast, take a leisurely journey through the modern Uzbek capital of Tashkent. Tashkent was one of the most important trading posts on the Great Silk Road. Today, only a small part of the architectural monuments survives – a result of the destruction of many historical ones and a devastating earthquake in 1966. Some old buildings are located in the old town west of downtown. In Tashkent you will visit the Hast Imam complex, the Kukaldash Koran school and a traditional market hall, Chorsu Bazaar in the small old town. In the afternoon visit the 1966 Earthquake Memorial, the Museum of Applied Arts and some nice subway stations. In the late afternoon you have free time. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight stays at the hotel.

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3

Tashkent – Chimgan (about 80 km)

Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast drive towards Chimgan Mountains. After arriving in Chimgan, start the hike from the altitude of 1600 m above sea level. It goes steadily uphill until you reach the Pesochny Pass. From the pass you have a beautiful view and you can see the Gulkam mountain river from above. The hike through the gorge is probably the most exciting part of the excursion. You overcome small waterfalls and walk along the river, which meanders between the rocks. The cliffs rise up to 5 meters in height and the gorge stretches for about 100 meters. Arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

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4

Chimgan – Tashkent – Bukhara (by night train)

Breakfast in the hotel. Today pack our things and load them on our bus. From your hotel you hike to the Charvak reservoir, which is surrounded by green mountain slopes. With numerous resorts, beaches and children’s summer camps, Chorvoq is a popular place for locals and foreigners alike to relax away from the city on summer days. In the afternoon you come to the lake. There you will get on your bus and drive in the direction of Tashkent. Take the night train to Bukhara.

 

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5

Bukhara

Arrival in Bukhara in the morning. Transfer to the hotel in the old town. Breakfast in the hotel. With its historical and cultural monuments, Bukhara is a kind of “museum city” that dates back to the Middle Ages. Architectural ensembles such as the Poi-Kalyon, the Kosh Medrese, the Samanid Mausoleum or the Kalyan Minaret are tourist attractions that have lost none of their fascination over the centuries. Visit Samanid Mausoleum,

 

Chashma Ajub Mausoleum, Ark Fortress, Kalon Mosque with Minaret, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Madrasah of Ulugbek and Abdulaziz Khan, the magnificent Trade Domes, Lyabi Hauz Complex, Chor-Minor Madrasah and other famous mosques and medreses of the Islamic world. Dinners in the restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

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6

Bukhara

Breakfast in the hotel. After breakfast, take an excursion outside the city of Bukhara. Journey to the summer palace of Bukharan emirs Sitorai-Mochichosa. Continue to the mausoleum of Bahovuddin Naqshband, the founder of the Sufi order of the Naqshbandi and Chor-Bakr necropolis. The rest of the day can be used as freetime. In the late afternoon enjoy folklore show.

Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

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7

Bukhara – Nurata – Yurta (about 280 km)

Breakfast in the hotel. Today you drive to the desert of Kyzyl Kum – the desert of red sand. En route visit the home of master potter Abdullah aka, located in Gishduwan, a town famous for its ceramics. Visit Hasrat Ali spring in Nurata. The spring is considered sacred and attracts Muslim pilgrims from all over Central Asia. After that, continue to Kisil Kum desert where the yurt camp is located. In the desert you will stay in traditional yurts (felt tents used by nomads). Dinner in the yurt. Overnight in the yurt.

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8

Yurt camp – Ukhum (about 180 km)

Breakfast in the yurt camp. In the morning you take a short camel ride from your yurt camp through the desert and visit Kazakh shepherds and camel breeders. Then drive to the Nuratau Mountains. On the way, drive to Lake Aydarkul, which has loomed before you like a mirage in the middle of the desert. In the afternoon you will reach the village of Sentob in the Nuratau Mountains and take a short hike through the village and its surroundings. The great hospitality and warmth of the families and the good insight into everyday life in the country almost make you forget the sacrifice of comfort. Dinner at homestay. Overnight stay with the host family

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9

Ukhum – Samarkand (about 210 km)

Breakfast with the host family. Morning trek around Asraf village. At noon you come back to the host family. After lunch, pack up your things and continue to Samarkand. The journey takes about 4-5 hours. Arrive in Samarkand in the late afternoon. Arrival in Samarkand. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

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10

Samarkand

Samarkand

Breakfast in the hotel. Sightseeing tour in Samarkand. Located in the Zarafshan River valley, Samarkand is one of the most densely populated cities in Uzbekistan. The city dates back to the same time as Babylon or Rome and can therefore look back on a history of more than 2,700 years. The city has always had a magical appeal due to its beauty. Poets and historians called her “the Rome of the East, the pearl of the eastern Islamic world”…

Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.

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11

Samarkand

Breakfast in the hotel. Today you drive to the nearby Seravshan Mountains and hike to Mount Hasrat Dawud, an Islamic pilgrimage site dedicated to Saint David (Arabic: Dawud), who is said to have once hid in a cave here. You can have a picnic there. In the afternoon drive to Bagzagan where one of the largest wine factories is located. Here you have an opportunity to visit a small vineyard and taste local wine, which is very different from European wine. After that drive back to Samarkand. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

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Samarkand – Tashkent

In the morning there is time to explore Samarkand on your own. Optionally, a visit to a silk carpet factory is also possible. The heyday of tissue paper manufacture in Samarkand dates back to the Temurid period. When the Arabs waged war against the Chinese on the Central Asian border in the 8th century, they captured many Chinese and brought them to Samarkand. The Chinese were forced to reveal the secrets of papermaking. From that time, tissue paper was made in Samarkand. Later in the reign of Temur, Samarkand paper was distributed worldwide. In the late afternoon, take the high-speed train to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Dinner in the restaurant. Overnight at hotel.

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13

Tashkent home

Early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport. Return flight to UK

Details

Transport

All transport during the trip

accomodation

City Comfort option hotel 4* norm local Economy option Hotel 3* norm local
Tashkent Rakat Plaza 4* Gabriella International 3*
Chimgan Charos 4* Charos 4*
Bukhara Malika 4* Emir charme
Samarkand Diyora 4* Registon Saroy charme
Nurata Yurta Yurta
Ukhum Guesthouse Guesthouse

meals

13x breakfast; 7x lunch; 7x dinner according to the program

activities

Mountain Guide

other

Prices include:

  • All transport during the trip
  • English speaking tour guide
  • Overnight stays in the desired hotel category
  • Train ticket Samarkand-Tashkent
  • Entrance tickets to museums according to the program
  • 13x breakfast; 7x lunch; 7x dinner according to the program
  • Mountain Guide

Prices exclude:

  • Charges in hotels for additional services;
  • Optional activities;
  • International flight;
  • Photo Fees

 

Travel Documents And Visa System

Uzbekistan visa: Visa-free for citizens of 16 countries; Simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas for citizens of 51 countries;  

According to the right of Uzbekistan, foreign tourists can enter Uzbekistan or travel through its territory with a visa.

Tourists can get visas at the diplomatic representations of Uzbekistan in their countries.

Uzbekistan visa application form:

The application form is filled strictly in online mode on the site:
– E-form of the site evisa.mfa.uz;

Tourists need to fill out the application form, a photo size of 3.5×4.5 and a passport with a validity period of 6 months after the end of the tour. In the end, you will receive the completed document in PDF format with a barcode at the bottom on the right side. The photo is stuck in this application and surrendered to the embassy with a passport.

And the second issue is the name and address of the hotel where you will be accommodated the first night.

If you are citizens of those states with whom there is no simplified system,  you have to make an invitation. Let us know about this, we will provide the necessary documents to the Foreign Ministry for an invitation.

Uzbekistan visa: We introduced a visa-free regime for 30 days in Uzbekistan for citizens of 16 countries and a simplified procedure for issuing tourist visas for citizens of 51. Visa support (LOI) no required for citizens of countries which is not on the following list.

The following countries, from 10 Feb. 2018, can visit Uzbekistan without visas for a period of 30 days.

  1. Israel
  2. Indonesia
  3. The Republic of Korea
  4. Malaysia
  5. Singapore
  6. Turkey
  7. Japan
  8. Kyrgyzstan (for 60 days)
  9. Azerbaijan
  10. Armenia
  11. Belarus
  12. Georgia
  13. Kazakhstan
  14. The Republic of Moldova
  15. Russia
  16. Ukraine
  17. Tajikistan
  18. France

The document underlined that members of the crews of aircraft of foreign airlines, carrying out regular flights to Uzbekistan, also received the right to visit the country without obtaining visas.

From 1 February 2018, a Simplified visa procedure is established for the citizens of 51 countries.

Moreover, a tourist voucher or invitation from the touristic company in Uzbekistan is not required to submit for an Uzbekistan visa.

Consular offices of Uzbekistan will be issued within 2 working days, excluding the day of the document’s acceptance.

A simplified visa procedure is established for the citizens of 51 countries, from 1 February 2018

  1. Australia
  2. Albania
  3. Andorra
  4. Bulgaria
  5. Bosnia and Herzegovina
  6. The Vatican
  7. Hungary
  8. The Hellenic Republic
  9. Denmark
  10. India
  11. The Republic of Ireland
  12. Iceland
  13. The State of Kuwait
  14. Canada
  15. The People’s Republic of China, including the Hong Kong SAR
  16. The Republic of Lithuania
  17. Liechtenstein
  18. The Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  19. The Republic of Macedonia
  20. The Republic of Malta
  21. Principality of Monaco
  22. Kingdom of the Netherlands
  23. New Zealand
  24. The Kingdom of Norway
  25. United Arab Emirates
  26. The Sultanate of Oman
  27. The Portuguese Republic
  28. Romania
  29. The Republic of San Marino
  30. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
  31. The Republic of Serbia
  32. Slovak Republic
  33. The Republic of Slovenia
  34. United States of America
  35. The Republic of Finland
  36. The Republic of Croatia
  37. Montenegro
  38. The Kingdom of Sweden
  39. The Republic of Estonia
  40. Austria
  41. Belgium
  42. United Kingdom
  43. Germany
  44. Spain
  45. Italy
  46. Latvia
  47. Thailand
  48. Czech Republic
  49. Switzerland
  50. France
  51. Poland

They can get electronic entry visas from 1 July 2018.

Uzbekistan introduced an entry visa for 30 days and a transit visa for 72 hours.

Visa fees have been set the following consular fee for the visa issuance:
From 5 people are considered a group and there is a group visa fee for the visa. A tourist visa is given in 5 days, for a period of 30 days.

An entry visa is for individuals 40 dollars (USD);

For a group, visas is 15 dollar (USD). For group visas (groups must consist of more than 5 persons excluding children under 16 years old).

While filling out the visa application form, there is a question about the name and address of the inviting party and the question of the address where you will live in Uzbekistan.

On the first question you indicate the name and address of our company:

Payment

Group from

(hotel 4*norm local)

(hotel 3* norm local)

2 pax

£2400

£2014

4 pax

£2030

£1675

6 pax

£1825

£1480

8 pax

£1745  

£1400

10 pax

£1645

£1310

Single supplement

£570

£420