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Samarkand and Tashkent

4 Nights 5 Days

Starting from AED 4599 AED


This Uzbekistan 5-day Getaway focuses on Samarkand and Tashkent featuring a visit to the Gur Emir Mausoleum, Registan Square, and Bibi Khanim Mosque. It also highlights Shahi Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek's Observatory, and either the Afrosiab Museum or the Mausoleum of Khoji Doniyor. You will also take a scenic drive to the Chimgan Mountains for outdoor activities and to view the Petroglyphs. Afterwards, explore Tashkent's highlights like the Amir Timur Square, Independence Square, and Chorsu Bazaar.

Included in price:

Airport Transfers

Daily Breakfast

Return Flight via Wizzair

4* Hotel Accommodation (Emirhkan Hotel Samarkand & City Palace Hotel Tashkent or similar)

Sightseeing as per itinerary

All Taxes

Intercity Transfer

Travel Insurance

Itinerary & Road Map


Upon arrival at Samarkand International Airport, complete your visa formalities and meet your local driver and guide. Start your half-day sightseeing tour of Samarkand by visiting the Gur Emir Mausoleum, the burial place of Timur the Great and his descendants, which is decorated with gold ornaments and considered one of the most significant places in the world. Continue your tour to Registan Square, the heart of Samarkand and a masterpiece of Central Asian medieval architecture. It comprises three grand buildings: Ulughbek Madrassa, Madrassa Sherdor, and Madrassa Tilla Kori. Your last stop for the day is Bibi Khanim Mosque, the biggest medieval building in the city and one of the most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world during the 15th century. Afterward, proceed to the hotel for check-in and enjoy the rest of the day at leisure. Overnight in Samarkand.

Breakfast Included

After breakfast at the hotel, you will resume your sightseeing program in Samarkand. Your first stop will be at the Shahi Zinda Necropolis, a unique complex of mausoleums built on both sides of the cenotaph of Saint Abbas ibn-Kussam, an important figure in Muslim history. Next, you will visit Ulugbek's Observatory, one of the most advanced astronomical centres in the medieval world. Depending on your preference, you can choose to visit either the Afrosiab Museum or the Mausoleum of Khoji Doniyor. Later, you will proceed to Siab Bazaar to explore the local market and immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere. In the afternoon, you will transfer to the railway station to take the high-speed train "Afrosiyob" to Tashkent. Upon arrival, you will meet your local driver and head to the hotel for check-in. The rest of the day is at your leisure to rest and explore the city on your own. Overnight in Tashkent.

Breakfast Included

Start your day with breakfast at the hotel before departing for a scenic drive to the Chimgan Mountains area, located about 120 km from Tashkent, which takes approximately 2 hours each way. Along the way, enjoy the breathtaking views of the beautiful mountains and the daily life of the local people. The Chimgan Mountains offer numerous seasonal outdoor activities, including a ride on the Chimgan cableway. Take a moment to capture the panoramic views of Charvak Lake surrounded by stunning mountains. Enjoy some leisure time to take in the fresh air and breathtaking scenery of Chimgan. Take a short trip to view the Petroglyphs, which are located not far from the Ugam River. During archaeological excavations, ancient stone tools and evidence of a settlement were discovered. After lunch at a local café in the charming location of Bochka, transfer back to Tashkent. Spend the rest of the day at your leisure, with an overnight stay in Tashkent.

Breakfast Included

Enjoy a delicious breakfast at your hotel and then meet your guide and driver for a half-day tour of Tashkent. The first stop is Amir Timur Square, which was founded in 1882 and renamed in 1994 in honor of the great conqueror. Next, visit Theater Square with the State Academic Theater of Uzbekistan, considered one of the best opera theaters in the world. Then, see Independence Square, the main square of Uzbekistan, featuring fountains, the Cabinet, and the Senate, and an "Eternal flame" in honor of soldiers who died during World War II. Visit the Earthquake Memorial, a monument erected in memory of the tragic earthquake in Tashkent in 1966. After that, explore Khast Imam Square, a significant spiritual center in Central Asia that attracts visitors from all over the world. Spend some time in the ancient Chorsu Bazaar, where people come for trades, before taking the high-speed train back to Samarkand. Upon arrival, meet the local driver and check into the hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at leisure and overnight in Samarkand.

Breakfast Included

After a delightful breakfast at the hotel, take advantage of your remaining time in Samarkand by exploring the city at your leisure. You can revisit some of your favorite sites, browse local markets, or simply soak up the atmosphere of this historic and vibrant city. Later, you will check out of your hotel and proceed to the airport for your transfer to Samarkand International Airport. Board your flight back to the UAE, filled with unforgettable memories of your Uzbekistan adventure. The airport transfer will ensure a smooth and hassle-free transition to your departure gate, allowing you to relax and reflect on your travels as you head home.


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Optional Tours

Chimgan Mountains

  • Adult AED 199
  • Single AED 199
  • Child(6-11yrs) AED 149
  • Child(2-5yrs) AED 149
  • Infant 99

Tour Video

*Itineraries may vary with season and availability. These videos do not represent an accurate depiction of the places to visit or the order of visiting the countries, it merely gives a rough idea of the countries / cities / and experiences that may be part of the tour, included or as an optional excursion.

Travel Tips

  •  Important Documents i.e. Valid Passport, Electronic Airtickets
  •  Phone Chargers and Powerbanks
  •  Substantial USD in Cash
  •  Universal Powerplug Adapters
  •  Comfortable Walking Shoes
  •  Extra Camera Battery and Memory Card
  •  Sun Cream and Insect Repellants
  •  Basic OTC Medicines and Personal Prescriptions
  •  GPS System / Map Accessible Offline