VARIED AGRICULTURAL TOUR

10 Days

On this agricultural trip you will not only see cultural treasures but also one of the largest cotton production operations, various agricultural cooperatives with cereal, vegetable and fruit production as well as livestock breeding. The impressions you will get from the landscape and the inhabitants of Uzbekistan will complete the picture for you of this wonderful country. Markets with exotic spices are just as much a part of Uzbekistan as the magnificent Oriental architecture. We guarantee that your agricultural trip will be exceptionally interesting and informative. A trip you will remember forever.

Trip info

  • 3-4* and Boutique hotels.
  • Tashkent
  • Tashkent
  • Guided
  • Half-board according to programme
  • Easy
  • Aeroplane, fast train, coach.

Overview

On this agricultural trip you will not only see cultural treasures but also one of the largest cotton production operations, various agricultural cooperatives with cereal, vegetable and fruit production as well as livestock breeding. The impressions you will get from the landscape and the inhabitants of Uzbekistan will complete the picture for you of this wonderful country. Markets with exotic spices are just as much a part of Uzbekistan as the magnificent Oriental architecture. We guarantee that your agricultural trip will be exceptionally interesting and informative. A trip you will remember forever.

Itinerary

Day 1 :
Arrival

Flight to Tashkent. Arrival in the evening or early morning of the next day (depending on the connections). On arrival you will be met by your travel guide and accompanied to the hotel. Two overnight stays in Tashkent.
Meals: -
Accommodation: City Palace Hotel in Tashkent

Day 2 :
Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent with a different airline is at midnight or early morning. You will be met by your travel guide and taken to the hotel. After breakfast in the hotel, you will start sightseeing in Uzbekistan's capital, Tashkent. On the programme is a tour of the old town, visiting Khast Imam-Complex and the Kukeldash Medrasa. In the famous bazaar next to the Kukeldach Medrasa, traders offer silk, nuts, all sorts of dried fruits, fresh herbs and spices. You can also practise bartering!
In the afternoon, you will visit the Institute of Irrigation and Land Improvement. Since independence, there have been positive changes also in water management. The improvement in irrigation and the rational use of the scant water resources as well as the maintenance and increase of soil fertility is one of the priorities of the country's development policy. Since becoming independent, Uzbekistan has managed not only to maintain its irrigation potential but has successfully modernised and improved its irrigation systems.
Evening flight to Urgench, on arrival drive to Khiva (ca. 35km) – one of the trading towns oft he old Silk Road. Dinner in a local restaurant. Two overnight stays in Khiva.
Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: City Palace Hotel in Tashkent

After breakfast in the hotel, you will visit an agricultural cooperative, which specialists in rice production. In the afternoon, you will go to the old town „Ichan Kala“. On a tour you will see the sites of the „Ichan Kala“: Kunya Ark – the old residence of the Khiva Khan, the medrasa of Mukhammad Rakhim Khan, the Mausoleum of Pakhlavon Makhmud, the Medrasa and Minaret of Islam Khodja, the residence Tosh Khovli and the Djuma Mosque – Friday Mosque, the wooden beam ceiling of which is held up by 212 wooden columns decorated with artistic wood-carvings. A sumptuous dinner with a typical Khorezm Folklore Show in the Toza Bog Summer Palace (at least 8 people) ends this eventful day.

Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Shaherezada in Khiva

You are free in the morning. Towards lunchtime we drive via the Kyzylkum Desert to Bukhara. While you cross the Amu Darya River and drive through the vast steppes and desert landscape to Bukhara, your travel guide will tell you about the culture and traditions of the 120 different nations in Uzbekistan and about the agriculture of the country. After a long journey (8 hours) you reach the next oasis town – Bukhara. On arrival you will visit a Karakul sheep breeder on a farm. Dinner with a farming family. Three overnight stays in Bukhara.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Komil Boutique in Bukhara

Day 5 :
Bukhara

Today you will see the trading town of Bukhara which is more than 2500 years old and experience its unique magic. Let me just mention the Samanids Mausoleum from the 10th century, the mighty Ark fortress and the Poi Kalyan Complex with what was once the second largest mosque in Central Asia and with the Kalyan Minaret. The fortress was the residence of the Emirs of Bukhara. The latest excavations show that the fortress has been in this place since the 4th century BC. In the afternoon you will visit a farm where cereals and cereal products as well as fruit juice are produced. Dinner in a local restaurant.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Komil Boutique in Bukhara

Day 6 :
Bukhara

After breakfast you visit the museum of the house where Fayzulla Khodzhaev lived and your travel guide will show you the interesting rooms. Then you visit the Bahauddin Nakshbandi Complex which is one of the holiest sites for Muslims, and the wonderful summer residence of the last reigning Emirs. Then on to visit an agricultural cooperative with fruit and vegetable production and livestock breeding. You are free in the afternoon to go shopping in the domed bazaars or relax in a hammam (optional), or take a refreshing drink at the Lyabi Khauz. Dinner in a local restaurant at the Lyabi Khauz.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Komil Boutique in Bukhara

Today you go to Samarkand. In this magnificent town, the Tales of One Thousand and One Nights will start again for you – but also a visit to the Gur Emir Mausoleum and to the world-famous Registan Square – the emblem of Uzbekistan and to the Bibi-Khanum-Mosque – one of the greatest constructions of its type in Islamic style, are an absolute must. Wander around an Oriental Bazaar. Pyramids of nuts, almonds, pistachios, dried apricots, raisins and all types of fresh fruit such as pomegranates, different sorts of grapes, figs and melons, which were already famous in the Middle Ages, are piled up on the market stands. Smell the spices and herbs. Hatmakers and cobblers call out and offer their wares. A market as colourful and fascinating as life itself. Dinner in a local restaurant. Two overnight stays in Samarkand.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Largamak in Samarkand

Day 8 :
Samarkand

You start the day with a visit to the Agricultural College. Then on to a milk farm with a farming family. Then another operation with fruit and vegetable production and livestock breeding. You are free in the afternoon. Wander through the old town. Dinner is a typical Uzbek meal with Pilaw, at the home of a Uzbek family.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Largamak in Samarkand

After breakfast, more sightseeing in Samarkand, for instance the Ulugbek Observatory, the grave site “Shakhi Zinda”, a marvellous collection of different mausoleums coated in Timur style with majolica and mosaic tiles. On a visit to a Paper Manufacturer, you will see that centuries-old traditions are still kept alive in Samarkand, where paper is still produced by hand with a traditional process, using fibres from the mulberry tree.
Visit to an agricultural cooperative with cultivation of cotton and cotton products. In the late afternoon, you leave Samarkand and take the fast train “Afrosiyob” at 1700h for Tashkent. Dinner in a local restaurant. One overnight stay in Tashkent.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner
Accommodation: Hotel City Palace in Tashkent

After an early breakfast, drive to the airport for your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast and dinner

COST

Includes

  • * Round trip / excursions and transfers in air-conditioned vehicles typical for the country
  • * Journey with the fast train „Afrosiyob“ Samarkand - Tashkent in Economy-Class
  • * 9 x overnight stays in middle-class hotels (country category) in double room
  • * Sightseeing programme including admission fees according to travel programme
  • * Visits to agricultural cooperatives and plants and institutions
  • * Half-board according to travel programme (B= breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
  • * Folklore-Show in the Khiva Summer Palace
  • * English-speaking travel guide from DOCA TOURS from/to Tashkent Airport

Excludes

  • * International flights
  • * Inland flight Tashkent - Urgench
  • * Photo/video fees
  • * Tips for travel guide and drivers
  • * Visa fees
  • * Supplement for single room 210,- EUR
  • * Inland flight Tashkent-Urgentsch in Economy-Class ¬¬ 60 EUR per person

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VARIED AGRICULTURAL TOUR
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Trip info

  • 3-4* and Boutique hotels.
  • Tashkent
  • Tashkent
  • Guided
  • Half-board according to programme
  • Easy
  • Aeroplane, fast train, coach.