8 Days Family Holiday in Uzbekistan


 City Tour in Tashkent. Camel Riding in Khiva, as well as excursion in historical monuments in this most romantic city. Explore ancient Bukhara and visit to workshop of popular Uzbek puppet-creator. Sightseeing in spectecular Samarkand. Enjoy breathtaking view of Chimgan Mountains


Day 1 Welcome to Tashkent !

Flight from homeland to Tashkent. Our team will welcome you at Tashkent International Airport.

Transfer and check-in (at/after 14:00) to hotel.

Have a city tour and sightseeing in Tashkent: The visit to complex of Khast-i-Imam (reconstructed in 2007), religious center of Tashkent. Architectural ensemble includes several constructions, built in XVI –XIX cc: Barak-Khan Madrasa, Tilla-Sheikh Mosque, mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari, where future preachers are taught.

Time to have family lunch at local restaurant.

Explore beautiful and unusual underground stations of Tashkent, and then visit one of the biggest Bazaar of Uzbekistan, Chorsu.

For children and parents! Optional visit to Tashkent Zoo with children. 

Zoo occupies 22, 7 hectares of land, 349 kinds of animals – mammals, reptiles, birds and fishes live in open-air cages. A special proud of Tashkent Zoo is Aquarium where sea animals, namely sharks, moral eels, turtles, etc.

Dinner time. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2 Tashkent –Chimgan Mountains –Tashkent

Breakfast at hotel.

In the morning, drive to Chimgan Mountains through the roads, lying in picturesque surroundings full of local villages, gardens, and valleys. In Chimgan Mountains, you can take long ride in cable car from Beldersay gorge to Kumbel peak, from where the longest ski tracks takes start; have a walk in mountain area and relax observing gorgeous view of green mountains.

Then, drive to the shore of Charvak Reservoir. It is the most favorite place for local people and foreigners to have leisure during summer days. There are numerous resorts, beaches and children summer camps. You can have lunch under the shade of four giant plane trees at Chinara’s restaurant. On the territory of restaurant, you can explore unique petroglyphs, rock carvings made by prehistoric people, preserved until nowadays.

Return to Tashkent after lunch. Dinner time. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3 Tashkent– Urgench –Khiva

Breakfast at hotel.

In the morning transfer to the airport and take domestic flight to Urgench.
(HY 057 | dep : 08h10 | arr : 10h55). Arrival to the airport of Urgench, meet the driver at the Airport and transfer to Khiva. On arrival, transfer to hotel and leave the luggage there (check-in at/after 14:00).

Explore marvelous city, listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sightseeing program includes excursion in all monuments of Ichan Kala:

-Juma Mosque, constitutes remarkable type of architecture of XVII cc.
-“Kunya Ark” –the ancient fortress, established in 1686 — 1688 by Arang-Khan
-“Kalta Minor” and the Madrasa of Muhammad-Amin-Khan
-The Tash-Kauli Palace, built in 1830 — 1838 for Alla-Kulli-Khan
-The Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud (1247 — 1325)
-The Mausoleum of Sayid All-Uddin, which has retained its XIV century layout intact
-The Madrasa of Islam-Khodja (1908 — 1910), with its elegant minaret, at 45 m the highest in Khiva
-The Madrasa of Alla-Kuli, built in 1835.

For children! Camel riding along Ichan Kala lets your children feel themselves like in ancient time and have a pretty good time. 

Lunch & Dinner at local restaurants. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4 Khiva –Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel.

Early in the morning drive to Bukhara direction by passing red sands of the desert Kizil-Kum. On the road crossing the arid steppe with its herds of sheep of astrakhan. Rest stop and explore the river of Amu-Darya, blue serpent in the desert…
Lunch on the way.

In the afternoon going on the road doing another rest stop en-route near Gazli. Arrive late afternoon, transfer and check-in to the hotel.

Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5 Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel.

Discover the most mysterious city of the Silk Road –Bukhara and its magnificent historical monuments that attract thousands of visitors by their beauty.

Visits to:
-Architectural complex Poi-Kalyan (means «Foot of the Great»), situated at the foot of the minaret Kalyan.
-The madrasa of Ulug Beg and Abdulaziz Khan.
-Tim Abdullah Khan – a covered bazaar built in 1577.
— Magok-i Attari Mosque (today, Museum of Carpets) is one of the oldest architectural monuments.
-The architectural ensemble Laybi-Hauz (means «the shore of reservoir») consists of three monumental buildings.
Ark-Citadel –a residence of Bukhara khans, a massive fortress, built and occupied around the 5th century AD.
-Bolo-Hauz Mosque, built in the 17th century, was a place of prayer for the Emirs and their entourage.
-The mausoleum of Ismail Samani, one of the most ancient monuments in the city.
-The mausoleum Chashma Ayub.

Children entertainment! Visit the workshop of popular puppet-creator Iskandar KHAKIMOV will be very interesting for children. As well as a charming puppet show in the evening that involved puppets and live actors performing a folk tale about marriage. 

Lunch & Dinner at local restaurants. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6 Bukhara –Samarkand

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to railway station and take train express to Samarkand. Upon arrival in Samarkand transfer and check-in to hotel.

Sightseeing in Samarkand: The Registan Square (“Sandy Place”), the ensemble of three madrasahs (the Ulughbek Madrasah (1417-1420), the Sher Dor Madrasah (1619-1636) and the Tillya Kori Madrasah (1646-1660)) is a unique example of town-building art, a remarkable pattern of the architectural planning of the main town square; The Gur-Amir Mausoleum –a world known masterpiece of Central Asian architecture, the family crypt of the great dynasty of Tamerlane, with a fine ribbed dome and decorated with paper-maché inside.

Dinner time and overnight at hotel.

Day 7 Samarkand –Tashkent

Breakfast at hotel.

Sightseeing program to: The Pearl of Samarkand – Bibi Khanum Mosque. Constructed in 1399 by the best architects and artisans of Khorossan, Azerbaijan, Persia and India, the mosque was compared on the beauty and shining with the Milky Way; the Siyab Bazaar, the most ancient and biggest market in Samarkand; Lunch time.

After, you will discover the Shakhi-Zinda ensemble with more than 20 buildings, built from early XI up to XIV cc. Each mausoleum has its own style of decoration and great fantasy of skillful artisans; the Observatory of Ulugbek, the first observatory in Central Asia, built in XIV c.

At 17:20 transfer to rail station to take fast speed Train “Afrosiab” for Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent at 20:20. Transfer and check-in to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8 Tashkent–Departure

Breakfast at hotel.

Transfer to airport and take flight to homeland. Have a safe flight!

UzbekistanHåvard Utheim