Golden Ring of Uzbekistan

Itinerary: TashkentUrgench - Khiva - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent

Duration: 10 days/9 night

Brief description:  One of the most exotic is tours is just one of the words that applies to the Golden Cities of Uzbekistan. Samarkand, Bukhara and Tashkent leave most travelers with a remarkable and lasting impression, regardless of the length of time spent here, and no two visitors will have the same experience. Uzbekistan is a unspoiled and undiscovered region, offering a variety of cultural experiences rich in heritage and beauty.The Golden Ring of Uzbekistan is a perfect introduction to the heritage, culture and experience, especially if time is limited. This itinerary travels through Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan, Samarkand, synonymous with the monument to legendary history of the Timurids Empire. This is the perfect way to experience the heart of Orient in ten days, where the legends and myths of ancient Asia are tied with the modern technologies and progress. Other great experiences in Uzbekistan include riding a camel in the desert of Kyzyl Kum. That opportunity will live and stay forever in your memory. It is also a land of mysterious deserts, towering mountains and epic landscapes – background scenery to the fall of dynasties, the rise of emperors and the turning of the revolutionary wheel. That is not only opportunity to find new emotions, but also to breathe in the air of the civilization that existed here many centuries ago. The empires existed here presented life to many famous scientists, philosophers, poets and doctors. You will be impressed by the high standard of hotels, by the friendliness of the people and how safe it is to travel around.We can personalize all of the independent travel ideas we offer in Uzbekistan by providing the best service one can find. Let us custom make an individual holiday you will never forget.


Day-by-day program:

Day 1: Tashkent

On arrival in Tashkent you will be met by our representative with meeting board “Asia Travel Discoveries”. Transfer to hotel. After short rest, sightseeing of Tashkent. You will start from the exploring of Old city: visit Khast Imam Complex with Barak Khan Medressa, Mausoleum of Yunus Khan & Kafal-Al-Shashi. Next to the Old city under the green dome lies Chorsu Bazaar - one of the largest and oldest in Central Asia. Behind the bazaar is Kukeldash Medressa – an Islamic school that located beside the Juma Mosque dated back to 15th century. Also, we visit Abdul Kasim Medressa where we can see a lot of souvenirs workshops. After lunch we will continue to explore New city and visit Applied Arts Museum where kept the best Uzbek handicrafts. Next to see Independence Square – the main square in Uzbekistan. Then we can walk to the Alisher’s Navoi Uzbek state Opera and Ballet Theatre. Finally we see the Monument of Courage dedicated to earthquake in 1966 year. After excursion transfer to hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent – Urgench (morning) –Khiva (30 km=0, 5 hrs.)

In the morning transfer to airport for flight to Urgench. On arrival drive to Khiva. Khiva – is a beautiful and ancient town and perfect for exploring by walk, with impressive four walls at the centre of each side of the old city. Upon entering through its gates we are welcome by high minarets and many medressas. We visit many of these monuments including the Kalta Minor Minaret and Mohammed Rakhim Khan Medressa, Juma Mosque (XVII c.), the Islom-Khodja complex includes mosque and minaret, the Kuhna Ark, which was the main fortress, the Pakhlavon Mahmud Mausoleum complex and Toza Bog Palace, which was the summer palace of Mohammed Rakhim Khan II. After excursion, transfer to Urgench for flight to Bukhara by HY 1058 09:00/10:00 hrs PM. Meeting on arrival and transfer to hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara - 450 km 

Drive to Bukhara - ancient and interesting city and UNESCO heritage. The road will be via Kyzylkum desert and Amu Darya River, the largest in Central Asia. Kyzylkum desert, an oasis of ancient Khorezm, located among the dunes, keeping the ruins of ancient cities. "Kyzyl Kum" means "red sands". Indeed, the local sands are reddish, oddly mirrored in the waters of the great Amu Darya river. In the evening arrive to Bukhara and transfer to hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara

Today we explore the mausoleum of the Samanids (IX-X cc.) - the pearl of Central Asia . Next we visit the tomb of Chashma Ayub (XII century.), which means "source of Job." Bolo House complex including a reservoir, a Friday mosque and minaret. Friday Mosque Bolo House is located at the entrance to the Arc citadel. Inside the citadel was situated a town, which includes residential and office buildings: the mosque, a prison, a harem, the treasury, the residence of the Emir, etc. Then we see Poi Kalyan complex (XII-XVI cc.) includes the Kalyan Mosque , Mir-Arab and the famous Kalyan minaret. After lunch, we explore one of the biggest architectural ensembles of Bukhara "Lyabi House." The oldest part of the complex - Medressa Kulbaba-Kukeldash, which has 160 cells and it pretend the biggest in Bukhara. Medressa "Nadir Devanbegi" was built by order of vizier Nadir-devanbegi shortly after the device pool and logically completed the ensemble “Lyabi- House”. The oldest mosque Magoki Attori located next to the ensemble “Lyabi House”, built in the tradition of figurative brick masonry and carved ornaments of archaic majolica. And finally, you see interesting monument - Chor Minor Medressa, built in 1807 on money Turkmen traveler. Until present time have survived four minarets, which gave the name of this complex.

Day 5: Bukhara

In the morning we drive to summer palace of Bukhara emirs "Sitora-I-Mohihosa.", built in fusion of European & Bukhara’s traditions, more than hundred years ago. Next we visit the complex of Bakhauddin Naqshbandi shaykh, as well as a necropolis Chor Bakr - city of shadows, dated to the 16th century. After excursion drive back to Bukhara. Free time at leisure upon arrival.

Day 6:  BukharaNurata Kyzylkum desert (‘Aydar’ yurt camp) - 220 km

We will drive to the Kyzylkum desert! We explore the gorge Sarmysh, where scientists have discovered a huge gallery of ancient petroglyphs. On the way visit the city Nurata. "Chashma" (spring) - one of the most important Islamic center in Nurata. The complex includes: Juma Mosque, Mausoleum of Nurata. Next to visit fortress Nur, built by Great Alexander. After excursion in Nurata proceed to Kyzyl Kym desert. On arrival, accommodation at Yurt camp “Aydar”. After dinner, you will see the national folklore show at the campfire.

Day 7: Kyzylkum desert - Samarkand - 270 km

We can walk to the beautiful Lake Aydarkul, surrounded by desert sands, like a mirage! Aydarkul - one of the most beautiful places in Uzbekistan - the turquoise lake located among Kyzylkum desert. On arrival at the organized beach at the lake – we can swim in its cool, clear water, sunbathing on the loungers, and then have a delicious lunch with fresh fried fish. After excursion, drive to Samarkand.

Day 8: Samarkand

Today we will be transferred to Samarkand – one of the ancient oasis of Silk Road. Upon arrival to Samarkand, check-in to the hotel and start to explore Samarkand. We will go to the Central Registan square with the majestic Medressas dated back to different centuries: Ulugbek Medressa (1417-1420), Sher-Dor Medressa (1619-1636) and the Tilya Kori Medressa (1647-1660). Next we visit the Shahi Zinda complex and the famous oriental Bazaar Siyob. Continuation of exploring Samarkand: visit the Gur-Emir Mausoleum – the famous necropolis of Tamerlane, Bibi-Khanum Mosque dedicated to one of Tamerlane’s wife. And finally we will observe Ulugbek Observatory – one of the greatest in the middle ages.

Day 9: Samarkand - Tashkent - 300 km 

After check-out from the hotel, drive to Tashkent. Upon arrival, check-in to the hotel. Free time at leisure.

Day 10: Tashkent

Transfer to airport for flight to your destination. End of tour.

Price is given in USD per person in twin room sharing:

Number of person

Budget option 2 *(guest houses)

3-4* Hotel option










More than 8

Per request

Per request

Additional payment for single supplement




Budget option (2* hotels)

3-4*  option


"Radduss JSS" or similar

"Le Grande Plaza"or similar


Dilshoda or similar

Asia Samarkand or similar


"Fatima & Ibragim" or similar

Asia Bukhara or similar


"Arkanchi" or similar

Asia Khiva or similar

Kyzylkum desert

Yurt camp

Yurt camp


Price includes:

Price excludes:

Letter of Invitation for Uzbekistan (not visa fees)

International air fare to/from Uzbekistan

All transfers by comfortable vehicle

Full board $200 per person(lunches/dinners)

Accommodation in twin room sharing with breakfasts

Photo and camera fees on sights

Excursions with Professional English Speaking guides

Early check - in before 12:00, late check - out after 14:00

Entry tickets


Air fare Tashkent – Urgench(economy class)


Folklore show in KyzylKum desert


Mineral water 1 lt per day on transfers between cities