Hong Kong/Almaty, Kazakhstan KC930 09:40-14:55
Arrival to Almaty International Airport. Passing border control.
Meeting with a tour guide holding your nameplate.
Transfer to Kok Tobe park - one of the symbols of Almaty city and Kazakhstan. It is situated on the hill
at a height of 1,100 meters above sea level. Go up to the top by comfortable cable car that connects
Almaty city center and hill and enjoy the beautiful bird’s eye panorama of the city. It is especially
exciting at night when the car lights are flowing far from you in an endless stream, and you could feel
the “soul” of the city.
Transfer to the hotel. Check – in and free time.
Almaty, Kazakhstan/Tashkent, Uzbekistan KC127 12:15-12:50
Breakfast at the hotel. Check – out. Transfer to the airport.
Arrive to Tashkent's airport meet and greet service. Meeting with the guide and driver outside
the airport. On arrival excursion along new part of Tashkent: Independence Square, Amir Temur
Statue, Alisher Navoi Theatre Square, Tashkent Metro.
Shopping at CHORSU national oriental bazaar.
In the evening transfer to the hotel.
Tashkent/Urgench-Khiva HY051 07:00-08:40
Transfer to the domestic airport with pack breakfast. Departure to Urgench city by flight
(time is subject to change).
Arrival to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva city. Our route starts from Khiva, museum city under the sky.
City tour in Khiva around: Ichan-Kala architectural complex (XII-XIX), the Residence of the last
Khiva Khan including Ismail Khodja Mausoleum, Muhammed Amin Khan Madrassah, Kunya-Ark Castle
(XVI-XVI), Kalta Minor Tower, Tash-Hovli Palace (XIX), Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleum(XIV-XVIII),
Juma Mosque (X) and other Khiva tourist sights. Narrow streets, carved “ayvans” veranda and doors,
majestic minarets and mausoleums, heritage and arts –all kept with care in this city as great treasure.
Dinner at the residence of Khorezm Khan with folk show (for extra charge).
Breakfast at the hotel. Check – out. Departure to Bukhara (440km). In old days, route from Khiva
to Bukhara lasted more than a month. Today it takes 6-7 hours by vehicle, through mysterious red
desert “Kyzyl-Kum”, the territory of “Khorezm”, which was called in the past as a “State of Thousand
and Hundred Cities”. What kind of secrets are buried in this desert, this is something what
archeologists and historians will be trying to find in the future. Meanwhile, you are invited to view the
exotic landscapes of desert with roaming camels, nomadic yurts and old Amudarya River (Oxus).
Arrival to Bukhara.
Holy Bukhara, homeland of Ibn Sino (Avicenna), loved city of all saints and worldwide known
philosopher – cheery Hodja Nasriddin, lively, noisy and luxurious capital of Emirs, rich man of all
nationals and patrons. When you hear “Splendor of East” – it is Bukhara!
Breakfast at the hotel.
City tour in Bukhara: Citadel Ark (4th c. BC), Samanides Mausoleum (9-10th c.),
Chashma Ayub (14th c.), Bolo-Hauz Mosque (beginning of the 20th c.), Coumpol bazaar,
Medreseh Nodir-Divan-Beghi, complex Lyabi-Khauz (14-17th c.), Minaret Kalon (12th c.),
Kalyan Mosque (12th c.), Medreseh Miri Arab (16th c.).
Folklore Show at the Nodir Devon Begi.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Drive to Samarkand, via Gijduvan city, with visiting house-museum of famous ceramist.
Gijduvan ceramics was presented by our craftsmen in numerous competitions and festivals,
where it enjoyed the highest accolades.
Continue to Samarkand. Arrival to Samarkand, settlement at the hotel.
Breakfast at the hotel.
City tour in Samarkand:
Registan square - Medreseh Ulughbek (15th c.), Medreseh Shir-Dor (17th c.),
Medreseh Tilla-Kori (17th c.).
Ulughbek Observatory (15th c.) it was built on hills in Samarkand suburb, it went down in
history as one of the most important observatories of the Middle Ages.
Architectural complex Shakhi-Zindeh (11-15th c.) - one of Samarkand most mysterious
and inimitable architectural monuments, is located not far from the Bibi-Khanym Mosque
Mausoleum Guri Emir - Tamerlane's Tomb (14-15th c.)
Bibi-Khanym Mosque is a cathedral mosque which according to a legend was named after
Amir Timur’s beloved wife. Majestic blue domes of the Bibi-Khanym Mosque are a striking
Departure to Tashkent by high speed train Afrosiyab.
Tashkent, Uzbekistan-Almaty, Kazakhstan KC128 14:20-16:50
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out from the hotel. Visiting Museum of Applied Art before departure.
Transfer to the airport, flight to Almaty by KC128 at 14.20
Arrival to Almaty. Transfer to “Mega” Mall – the biggest chain of trade and entertaining centers in
Kazakhstan. Guests can enjoy shopping and other activities based on preferences. Variety of brands,
boutiques and food court gives a nice freedom of choice for visitors.
Dinner inside the mall, from premium restaurants to fast food points (for extra charge)
Transfer to the airport.
Almaty/Hong Kong KC929 00:20-08:25
Take the flight back to Hong Kong.