XA Travel (Singapore) Pte Ltd.

Historical Central Asia, Uzbekistan

Depart: 22nd Sep 2017 (Friday)
Return:
29th Sep 2017 (Friday)
Land Package : 
SGD2400 (twin)/ SGD2650 (Single)
Group Size :
10 (min) / 16 (max)

Hightlights:

  • Located in the Central Asia, Uzbekistan is most noted for its position on the Silk Road between China and the West, and for being an Islamic centre for scholarly study
  • Explore the rich and unique history of Uzbekistan with strong influence from Iranian nomad and Arabian religons
  • Diverse culture of Uzbekistan from the conquered by Alexander the Great, the Timurids, Genghis Khan and Russian 
  • Visit to the 3 UNESOC World Heritage Cities - Khiva, Bukhara and Samarkand
  • Uzbek cuisine with a mixture of private home dining and unqiue selection of restaurant
  • Land package include 1 way domestic flight, 1 way express train ticket

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Singapore - Tashkent (D)

Depart from Changi Aiport by Uzbekistan Airway.

Western Region- Urgench  (B/L/D)

Arrive Tashkent International Airport by early morning, transfer to hotel for rest. Excursion through old part of the capital city Tashkent by visiting the religious complex Khasti Imam and the Muy-Mubarak Mosque - storehouse of the well-known Koran of Khalif Osman. Take the domestic flight to the western region at Urgench. Overnight at Khiva. 

 Khiva -  (B/L/D)

Caravans came to China from West to East in the ancient time and our route starts from Khiva, museum city under the sky. You will spend the whole day in UNESCO World Heritage site Itchan-Kala Fortress. Narrow streets, carved “ayvans” veranda and doors, majestic minarets and mausoleums, heritage and arts –all kept with care in this city as great treasure. Overnight at Khiva. 

Khiva – Bukhara (B/L/D)

Explore Itchan Kala during dawn and visit one of busiet morning market, and depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara. The Great Silk Road once routed through Bukhara and Khiva ran through the Kyzylkum Desert, as the present road does nowadays. Stop en-route to enjoy views of Amu Darya River and the desert. Arrive in Bukhara late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Time for rest and overnight at the hotel.

Historic Centre of Bukhara (B/L/D)

Full day exploring the historic centre of Bukhara. Located on the Silk Route more than 2,000 years ago, Bukhara has long been a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion. The UNESCO World Heritage site of Bukhara is today the most complete example of a medieval city in Central Asia. Lunch with private home dining with authentic Uzbe meal. Overnight at Bukhara. 

UNESCO Samarkand (B/L/D)

Depart to Samarkand with lunch arrangement of private home dining of traditional Uzbek meal. Photograph the beauty of Shahi Zinda Complex at late noon, and opportunity to visit the tomb of Qusam Ibn Abbas - a cousin of the Prophet who was instrumental in the Islamic history of Central Asia. Overnight at Hotel Platan Samarkand. (B/L/D)

 Samarkand - Tashkent (B/L/D)

Morning visit the Bibi Khanoum Mosque built in 14th century and the nearby market. Followed by lunch arrangement of private home dining of traditional Uzbek meal. Continue to visit Registan Square, the heart of the ancient city of Samarkand of the Timurid dynasty. Transferred to the train station for the express train ride to Tashkent. Overnight at Tashkent. 

Singapore (B)

Transfer to airport for early flight. Arriving Singapore in the late noon. 

 

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Inclusions :

  • One domestic flight from Tashkent to Urgench including surchages and taxes
  • One way domestic express train from Samarkand to Tashkent 
  • Fully private tour in vehicle with 2 seats per pax
  • 6 nights accommodation at 3 - 4 star boutique and business hotel (local standard)
  • All entrance fees and permit
  • All meals as per itinerary above
  • Group visa to Uzbekistan (registration before 10/8/2017)
  • XA Travel tour leader (x1) and local English speaking guide (x1)
  • Pre trip departure notes

Exclusions :

  • Additional beverages (including alcohol) not included in meals
  • Any other incidental expenses incurred by participants
  • Tips for both driver and local guide per person (voluntary basis)
Remarks

Weather :

  • Uzbekistan temperature : 25° / 12° ; Dry
  • Warm clothing is necessary in the morning

Suggested airline and flight detail as follow :

  • Airline : Uzbekistan Airline
  • Depart : 22 Sep, 2017 (Fri) / HY 552  0910 1640 
  • Return : 28 Sep, 2017 (Fri) / HY 551  2120 0810 (+1) 
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