Trip Code: 00002
The guide and
driver meet the guests at hotel in Khiva.
Khiva, one of the most ancient cities of Central
Asia, has a 2500-year-old history.
Khizauv “Fort”, Kheykanik (the name
of canal which run in the area),
Kheykanik, Kheyvak and Khiva are some the names given to this unique city.
Day 1: Khiva
The sightseeing in Khiva city in Ichan Qala Fort:
Ichan Qala Fort— is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1990. Present day Ichan Qala is open-air museum. It represents the old part of
the city, surrounded with wall and turned into the State Historical
Archaeological Museum. The area of Ichan Qala is 26 hectares. The feeling in Inner Fortress
transfers people into the past in a city with narrow lanes, low houses,
mosques, mausoleums and madrassahs (Quran or Koran
Day 2: Khiva
Qala trip (“Fortress” in Uzbek) total drive 210 km. The
ruins of over a dozen walled towns, palaces and forts, some well over 2000 years old, stand half-forgotten
in the semi-desert east and north of Urgench in southern Karakalpakstan. The
area’s traditionally name, Ellik Qala
(the 50 fortresses) gives a stark indication of what lies beneath the
desert sands. There are about 20 forts and you will visit two of the most
impressive forts: Toprak Qala and Ayaz
The sightseeing in Qala trip:
(“Sand” in Uzbek)— used to be the
region’s biggest city (350 meters by 500 meters) until the destruction canals
left it marooned in the desert sands. The Russian archaeologist Tolstov
excavated the palace friezes in 1938 dating from the 2nd and 3rd
Ayaz Qala— is a “must see” fort in the desert. The external walls, built upon a flat hilltop, have survived since at least the 4th century BC, the guests can clearly see the scale of the site and even today sections of wall survive that are 10 meters high. After forts sightseeing transfer to the Khiva and check in to the hotel.
transport on second day
according to the itinerary
Your Samaria Travel team in Central Asia.