Day 1 Tashkent There are no activities planned until an evening welcome meeting.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting
Day 2 Tashkent (1B) Take an included sightseeing tour of the city with a local guide before free time to explore. Opt to visit the history museum, fine arts museum, mosques, and bazaars.
Tashkent Guided City Tour
Day 3 Tashkent/Samarkand (1B) Go for dinner in one of the many delicious restaurants in the city.
Private Vehicle (4.50 hour(s), 310km)
Day 4 Samarkand (1B) With free time, enjoy the Samarkand sights, have a cup of tea in a local tea house, or wander around the bazaar.
Samarkand City Tour
Day 5 Samarkand/Sentyab (1B, 1D) After visiting the sights in Nurata, continue on to Sentyab village, located in the Nurata Mountain range.
Enjoy a homestay in Sentyab, a great opportunity to learn more about the life of villagers, or take an optional short walk into the mountains. Enjoy dinner with the family.
It's about 5-6 hours of driving time, not including stops.
Day 6 Sentyab/Bukhara (1B) Travel to Bukhara, one of the most charming cities in the country. Opt to visit the old city bazaars, have dinner with a local family, or visit a traditional hammam (bathhouse).
Private Vehicle (4.00 hour(s))
Day 7 Bukhara (1B) There is plenty of time to explore the artisan shops and wander the narrow twisting streets and alleyways. A centre for pottery, cloth, and Turkmen carpets, the Old City is centered around Lyabi-Hauz, a delightful pool of water surrounded by ancient mulberry trees, where you can sit at café tables and let the evening drift by. There is also the option to take in a local puppet show held in an old caravanserai or indulge in a Turkish bath.
Bukhara City Tour
Day 8 Bukhara/Khiva (1B) Enjoy a full day's travel through the desert to reach UNESCO-listed Khiva. Spend the evening getting to know the place.
Private Vehicle (6.00-7.00 hours, 450km)
Day 9 Khiva (1B) Explore the old town surrounded by city walls, bargain with locals on the market, and wander through the madrassas, climb up minarets, and explore the dark dungeons Khiva was infamous for back in the 10th century.
Wander through the inner walls of the Ichon-Qala and enjoy spectacular sunset views of the sand-coloured mosques and madrassas.
Khiva Ancient City Tour
Day 10 Khiva/Ayaz Qala (1B, 1L, 1D) Explore the remains of ancient Khorezm by visiting Toprak Qala and Ayaz Qala. Stay in yurts near Ayaz Qala and take an optional camel ride.
Desert Castles of Ancient Khorezm Visit
Overnight in a Yurt
Private Vehicle (1.50 hour(s))
Day 11 Ayaz Qala/Tashkent (1B) Enjoy some sights and museums in Nukus before the flight to Tashkent. On arrival, opt to head out for a final dinner together.
Nukus City Tour
Private Vehicle (3.00 hour(s))
Plane (0.50-0.75 hours)
Day 12 Tashkent (1B) Depart at any time.