Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent and Fergana Valley Duration:
10 days, 9 nights
Day 1: Arrival to Tashkent
Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel in Tashkent.
Day 2: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning flight at 7 am to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva. Settlement at the hotel. Sightseeing of Khiva: Ichan-Kala architectural complex (12-19th c.) - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - the residence of the last Khan including Ismail Khodja mausoleum, Mohammed Amin Khan madrassah, Kunya-Ark Castle (16-17th c.), Kalta Minor tower, Tash-Hovli Palace (19th c.), Pahlavan Mahmud mausoleum(14-18th c.), Juma Mosque (10th c.). Lunch during the day. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Khiva.
Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. In the morning depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara (6 hours). On the way stopover on Amudarya river for picnic lunch. Arrival to Bukhara. Check in to the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Bukhara.
Day 4: Bukhara
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing Bukhara: Ismail Samonid mausoleum (a burial place of the Samani dynasty founder Ismail Samani, 10th century), Kalon Minaret and Poi Kalon Mosque, Miri Arab Madrassa (16th century), Ulugbek Madrassa (15th century) and Abdilazizkhan Madrassa (17th century), Magoki Attory Mosque (is a very interesting construction, with facade 12th century and reconstructed in 16th century, with Zoroastrian temple ornaments underneath), Lyabi House complex. Lunch during the day. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Bukhara.
Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. In the first half of the day continue sightseeing Bukhara: Ark Fortress (a home to the rulers of Bukhara), Museums inside Ark Fortress, Chor Minor, summer residence of Bukhara rulers. Lunch. Drive to Samarkand (3 hours). Arrival to Samarkand. Settlement at the hotel. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Samarkand.
Day 6: Samarkand
Breakfast at the hotel. Sightseeing Samarkand, which will include: famous Registan Square (with Madrassa Sherdor 17th century, Tilla Kori and Ulugbek 15th century), Shokhi Zinda Nekropole (important pilgrimage place in Samarkand), remains of grandiose Bibi Khanum Mosque, Gur Emir-Mausoleum (where conqueror Amir Temur (Tamerlane), his two sons and two grandsons are buried, 15th century), Ulugbek Observatory. Lunch during the day. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Samarkand.
Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Tashkent (4 hours). Arrive to Tashkent. Settlement at the hotel. Lunch. Sightseeing Tashkent, including visits to Chorsu Bazar in the old city part of Tashkent, Kukuldash Mosque and Khast Imom - official religious center for Muslims in Central Asia, consists of Barak Khan Madrassa (16 cent), Tilla Shaykh Mosque - the Osman Koran, believed to be world's oldest Koran is kept in the library of this Mosque, a mausoleum of Abu Bakr Kaffal Shoshi - an Islamic scholar of 13-14th century. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Tashkent.
Day 8: Tashkent - Fergana
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning flight to Fergana. Arrive to Fergana, settlement at the hotel. Drive to Kokand: visiting the Palace of the ruler of Kokand, 19th century, Narbutebay Madrassa and Juma Mosque. Lunch. Drive to Rishtan on the way to visit ceramic workshop. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Fergana.
Day 9: Fergana - Tashkent
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive to Margilan. Visit silk factory. Lunch. Sightseeing Fergana. Flight back to Tashkent. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel in Tashkent.
Day 10: Tashkent - departure
Transfer to the airport. Departure.