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Most of the centre is an architectural preserve, full of medressas and minarets, a massive royal fortress and the remnants of a once-vast market complex. Government restoration efforts have been more subtle and less indiscriminate than in flashier Samarkand. The city’s accommodation options are by far the best and most atmospheric in the country.

You’ll need at least two days to see the main sights. Try to allow time to lose yourself in the old town; it’s easy to overdose on the 140-odd protected buildings and miss the whole for its many parts.


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$2788 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tashkent-Bukhara-Samarkand-Tashkent

Ancient cities of Uzbekistan Program: • Tashkent:  Arrival in Tashkent. Hotel Uzbekistan. Tour of the capital of Uzbekistan • Tashkent-Bukhara: Transfer to Bukhara. Excursion to one of the oldest cities of Central Asia. Hotel Grand Bukhara • Bukhara: Excursion of suburban Bukhara. Hotel Grand Bukhara. • Bukhara – Samarkand: Transfer to Samarkand. Visit Samarkand. Hotel “Regal Samarkand” • Samarkand –Tashkent: Excursion to one of the oldest existing cities of the world. Transfer to Tashkent by high speed train “Afrasiyob”. • Tashkent: Departure from Tashkent. Feel free to create your own Itinerary, and contact us (tourparadiso.uz@gmail.com) for quotation. If you require detailed program, Contact us any time.Our price includes the following our Services: • Hotel Accommodation, • Transfers Airport-Hotel-Airport, • 3 Meals a day (Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner), • Bus Transportation as in Itinerary, • Domestic Flight as in Itinerary, • Guided tours, • Entry Fees (museums, touristic sites and attractions, etc.)

$139 Cultural & Theme Tours

The Silk Road tour of Kazakhstan

ItineraryDay 1: Shymkent – Otrar – TurkestanStop At: Mosque'Arrival to Shymkent by plane or train in the morning.Meeting with the guide and transfer to Shymkent for city tour.The third largest city in Kazakhstan in terms of number of inhabitants Shymkent is one of the most ancient cities in Kazakhstan – founded in XII century at the intersection of the trade ways to European Russia, Central Asia, West Siberia and China. City sightseeing starting from Historical museum – one of the best in Central Asia, which tells the ancient and cultural history of South Kazakhstan.During the city tour, we visit the biggest mosque in Southern Kazakhstan with its unusual architectural style and one of the most beautiful buildings of the city of Shymkent. Shymkent is also well-known for its booming Southern market where you can find various local goods and feel the vibe of Eastern bazaar.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Ayna Bazaar, Shymkent, South Kazakhstan ProvinceShymkent is also well-known for its booming Southern market where you can find various local goods and feel the vibe of Eastern bazaar.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Archaeological Site of Otrar, Otrar, South Kazakhstan ProvinceIn the afternoon, departure to archeological site of ancient commercial oasis Otrar also known as Farab (1BC-15AD). Otrar was an important trading center of the Great Silk Road and the capital of the Great Tamerlan in 15th century AD;It was a very advanced city with its own irrigation and waterpipe system. Otrar was famous all over Central Asia for its pottery workshops and glass vases. In 2001 during the excavation works new sorts of silver coins were found. They thought to be originated from Bukhara, China and other Silk Road destinations. In 2001-2004 UNESCO, Kazakhstan and Japan conducted a joint project on conservation and preservation of the ancient city of Otrar: its mosque, bathes, pottery workshops. Right now Otrar is known as a city-museum included in the tentative list of UNESCO world heritage.During the excursion at Otrar tourists will find excavations on the site of an ancient city that helped researchers to learn a lot about the infrastructure of the city. Tourists will be able to see that Otrar had a clear layout of the streets, quarters, which could be accessed through three fortress gates, equipped with throw-over bridges across the moat.Excursion at Shaulder museum where gathered most of Otrar’s excavational findings; on the way to museum visit Arystan Bab mausoleum.Duration: 2 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Accommodation in Turkestan city.Day 2: Turkestan – Sauran – ShymkentStop At: The Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yasawi, Turkestan, South Kazakhstan ProvinceMeeting with the guide and start of our Turkestan city excursion.Turkestan visit starts with the main sightseeing of the city, the most well-known in Kazakhstan UNESCO world heritage – The complex of Hodja Ahmed Yassawi (14th century). This complex includes mausoleum, citadel, the ancient bath complex, the fortress wall, Juma mosque. The mausoleum of Khoja Ahmed Yassaui is an unsurpassed masterpiece of medieval architecture. This is an amazing complex of palaces and temples from 30 different rooms and halls. Duration: 2 hoursStop At: The Intimate Ruins of Sauran, Turkestan, South Kazakhstan ProvinceIn the afternoon, we transfer to ancient city-fortress Sauran.Sauran (12-18.cc) used to be a strategic and trading city and from 12th c.c to 16th c.c. capital of Kazakh-mongol khanate – Ak Horde. In 14th c.c Sauran became a military fortress, its location on the Silk way promoted prosperity; The most interesting part of Sauran – iunderground channels of water.Interesting fact is that Sauran in arab language means “Which is big”. Indeed it lies on a territory of 33 hectares.Duration: 1 hourStop At: ShymkentTransfer back to Shymkent city.Duration: 5 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$1250 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Navruz 2019 Tour

ItineraryDay 1: Arrival to TashkentStop At: Tashkent TV tower, Tashkent, Tashkent ProvinceFull day sighseeing in TashkentDuration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel Uzbekistan or similar 3 * hotelDay 2: Tashkent-Urgench-KhivaStop At: Khiva Silk Worshop, Khiva, Xorazm ProvinceMorning transfer to the airport of Tashkent for flight to Urgench. Upon arrival in Urgench transfer to Khiva. Full day sightseeing tour in Khiva. Visit Ichan KalaDuration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel Arkanchi or similar 3* hotelDay 3: Khiva-BukharaStop At: Khiva Silk Worshop, Khiva, Xorazm ProvinceDrive to Bukhara along the Kyzylkum (Red Sand) desert. Arrive in Bukhara late afternoon. Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel Lyabi Hauz or similar 3* hotelDay 4: BukharaStop At: Ark of Bukhara, Bukhara, Bukhara ProvinceFull day sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit old city of Bukhara protected by UNESCO. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • DinnerAccommodation included: Hotel Lyabi Hauz or similar 3* hotelDay 5: Bukhara-SamarkandStop At: Chor-Minor, Bukhara, Bukhara ProvinceContinue out-of-town sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Transfer to train station at 3 p.m. to catch train to Samarkand. Duration: 6 hoursMeals included: • LunchAccommodation included: Hotel Registan or similar 3* hotelDay 6: SamarkandStop At: Samarkand Tourist Information Center, Samarkand, Samarqand ProvinceVisit Guri Amir-The Mausoleum of Tamerlane, Registan Square, Bibi Khanum Mosque, city bazaar, panorama view of Samarkand and Shah Zindah Necropolis. Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel Registan or similar 3* hotelDay 7: Samarkand-TashkentStop At: Samarkand Textile Workship, Samarkand, Samarqand ProvinceVisit Ulughbek Observatory, Afrosiyab Museum, and Saint Daniel Mausoleum. Transfer to train station at 6 p.m. to catch train to Tashkent. Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.Accommodation included: Hotel Uzbekistan or similar 3* hotelDay 8: Tashkent-DepartureStop At: Tashkent TV tower, Tashkent, Tashkent ProvinceFree day. Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport.Duration: 6 hoursNo meals included on this day.No accommodation included on this day.

$625 Multi-day & Extended Tours

4-Day Pearls of Uzbekistan Tour

Day 1 (L,D): Tashkent - Bukhara (by Air) You will be greeted and picked up at Tashkent International Airport by your English-speaking guide around 9:00 am. Visit the Broadway of Amir Timur, Statue of Independence and Madrassah Barak Khan - was built by Suyunuj Khan – first Khan of Uzbek dynasty (XVI c.). Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Later you will be transferred to the local airport of Tashkent and take a flight to Bukhara. Upon arrival in Bukhara, check in to the hotel. Overnight stay in Bukhara. Day 2 (B,L,D): Bukhara After breakfast visit the Mausoleum Ismail Samani – the oldest building in the Central Asia (IX-X c.), Chashmai Ayyub according to the legends the Biblical Prophet whose name was Iov (Ayyub) has visited this place, Ark Citadel - the center of government of Bukhara (IV BC), Minaret Kalian, Madrassah of Mir Arab that is still in use (XVI c.), Madrassah of Ulughbek (XV c.), Madrassah of Abdulazizkhan (XVII c.), Mosque Magoki Ataru the center of government of Bukhara (IV BC), and Lyabi Khauz Ensemble - very famous place for tourists. In the evening, enjoy a folklore show in the madrassah Nadir Divan-Begi. Overnight stay in Bukhara. Day 3 (B,L,D): Bukhara – Samarkand (270 km) After breakfast transfer from Bukhara to Samarkand. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Upon arrival in Samarkand, take a sightseeing tour and visit the Gur-Emir Mausoleum (the burial place of the Great Amir Temur and his dynasty (XIV-XV c.), and Reghistan Square – the main square of Samarkand. It consists of Madrassah Ulugbek (XV c.), Madrassah Sherdor (XVII c.) and Madrassah Tilla Kori) (XVII c.). Stay overnight in Samarkand. Day 4 (B,L,D): Samarkand - Tashkent After breakfast enjoy a sightseeing tour of Samarkand. Visit Bibi Khanum Mosque that was named after the eldest wife of Great Timur (XIV в.), Siyab local bazaar where you can taste the best breads and fruits of Samarkand at your own expense, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolises meaning “Alive King” (XI-XII c.), and Ulugbek Observatory, the biggest observatory was built by Ulugbek (XVc.). Later transfer to the railway station and take the train to Tashkent. Upon arrival in Tashkent around 19:10, you will be transferred to Tashkent International Airport.

$1500 Cultural & Theme Tours

11-Day Tour: Magical Cities of Uzbekistan

1 Day: Your Homeland – Tashkent (B)Arrive at Tashkent in early morning, your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to hotel for early check-in and breakfast in the hotel. You may explore the city at your leisure for the rest of the day.2 Day: Tashkent (B)After breakfast at the hotel, you will start sightseeing in Tashkent visiting Amir Timur Boulevard, Independence Square, Monument of Courage (the epicenter of a 1966 earthquake), and the Square of Khazrati Imam. Accommodation in Tashkent.Day 3: Tashkent – Urgench – (17 mi/30 km) – Khiva (B) Catch an early morning flight from Tashkent at 6:10am to arrive in Urgench at 07:50am. Then drive to Khiva which is 19 mile (30 km) away from Urgench. Visit Kunya-Ark Fortress (Castle Khana), Ichan Kala, Tower Kalta Minor, Madrassah Muhammad Amin Khan, Juma Mosque with 212 trees and Minaret, Tash Khauli, the Mosque Ark, the Minaret of Islam Khodja, the Minaret of the main Vizir, and Caravansaray of Allakhuli-Khan.Day 4: Khiva (B)After breakfast, visit the Memorial of Pakhlavan Makhmud, Khiva Bazaar, and the craft centers of Khiva.Day 5: Khiva – Bukhara (B)A six-hour ride to Bukhara. On your way to Bukhara, stop to see Kyzyl-Kum Desert. After arriving in Bukhara, enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.Day 6: Bukhara (B)Visit Mausoleum Ismail Samanid, Chashmai Ayyub, Bolo Khauz Mosque, and Ark Citadel before lunch time. In the afternoon, visit Minaret Kalian, Mosque Kalian, Madrassah of Mir Arab, Madrassah of Ulughbek, Madrassah of Abdulazizkhan, and Hanaka & Madrassah Nadir Divan Begui.Day 7: Bukhara (B)Visit Ensemble of Bakha-ad-Din Nakshband, Sitorai Mohi Khosa, Puppet Workshop, and Suzani Workshop.These workshops are home-stays where you will meet with chief embroiderer and his family in the evening. The wives of these families will show you how to cook the famous meal, “Uzbek Palov”. Day 8: Bukhara – Shakrisabz – Samarkand (B)Drive to Shakhrisabz and visit Ak-Saray Palace, Mausoleum of Jakhangir, Complex Darut Saadat, Mosque of Imam Khazrat, Gumbazi Saiidon, and Darut-Tillavat. On you way to Samarkand, drop in “Arab Bandi” village to visit a local family and see hand crafted Kilims. Day 9: Samarkand (B)Sightseeing in Samarkand includes Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Reghistan Square, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolises, BibiKhanum Mosque, and local Siyab Bazaar. Day 10: Samarkand - Tashkent (B) Drive to Tashkent through Djizzakh and Syrdarya regions. These two regions were known for cultivation of cotton during the time of USSR. After arriving in Tashkent, visit Chorsu Bazaar, one of the most famous underground bazaars in Central Asia.Day 11: Tashkent – Homeland (B)You will be transferred to Tashkent International airport of Tashkent and departure for your homeland.

$1400 Cultural & Theme Tours

7-Day Tour: Under the Open Sky of Uzbekistan

Day 1: Homeland – Tashkent (B,D)Arrive at Tashkent in early morning, your guide and driver will greet you at the airport and transfer you to hotel for early check-in and breakfast in the hotel. In the afternoon, you will start sightseeing in Tashkent and visit Amir Timur Boulevard, Independence Square, Modern monuments, Fountain of Tashkent, Madrassah Kukaldash (built in 16 Century, now a center for Muslim Education), Monument of Courage (the epicenter of a 1966 earthquake), and city streets. Accommodation in Tashkent.Day 2: Tashkent – Samarkand (199 mi/320 km) (B,D)Drive to Tashkent Railway Station at 7:00 am and departure for Samarkand via high speed train (Afrasiob) at 8:00am. Upon arrival in Samarkand at 10:10am, you will start today's sightseeing tour by visiting ancient attractions such as Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Reghistan Square (the main square of Samarkand). Accommodation in Samarkand. Day 3: Samarkand – Bukhara (174 mi/280 km) (B,D) You will visit Shakhi-Zinda Necropolises, Bibi Khanum Mosque, and Siyab Local bazaar before driving to Bukhara. On your way to Bukhara, you will have a chance to see world famous Gijduvan Ceramic of the Narzullaevs, which is listed as World Heritage under UNESCO, and arrive in Bukhara in late afternoon. Accommodation in Bukhara.Day 4: Bukhara (B,D) Enjoy a day of excursion in Bukhara. You will visit Mausoleum Ismail Samani, Chashmai Ayyub, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel, Minaret Kalian, Madrassah of Mir Arab (built in 16 Century and still in use today), Tim of Abdulla-Khan (known for its carpet), Toki Telpak Furushon, Toki Sarrafon, Toki Zargaron (domes of jewelers built in 15-16 Century), Madrassah of Ulughbek, Madrassah of Kukaldosh, Hanaka and Madrassah Nadir Divan Begui, and Lyabi Khauz Ensemble. In the evening, you will see a folklore show in the madrassah Nadir Divan-begui. Accommodation in Bukhara.Day 5: Bukhara - Khiva (281 mi/452 km) (B,D)Drive to Khiva today and enjoy beautiful landscape.It takes about 6 hours from Bukhara to Khiva. Accommodation in Khiva.Day 6: Khiva (B,D) A day of sightseeing to ancient attractions of Khiva such as Complex of Ichan Kala (UNESCO World Heritage Center), Kunya-Ark Fortress (including Castle Khana), Tower “Kalta Minor” (Short Tower), and Madrassah Muhammad Amin Khan, Juma Mosque with 212 trees and Minaret which is built in 10th Century with the height of 107 ft (32.5 m), Tash Khauli (Stone Yard), The Mosque Ark (a small mosque located near the gates of Palvan-Darvaza), The Memorial of Pakhlavan Makhmud, The Minaret of Islam Khodja, Caravansaray of Allakhuli-Khan.Day 7: Khiva – (17 mi/30 km)- Urgench –Tashkent (B,D) Transfer to airport of Urgench at 7h:30am to catch a flight back to Tashkent at 10.50am and then check into you hotel before more sightseeing. Visit the Complex of Hazrati Imam and Chorsu Bazaar before dinner.Day 8: Tashkent – Your Homeland (B)Early breakfast in hotel before transferring to Tashkent International airport and departure for your homeland.