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AN-2 Biplane Flying Adventure

This tour enables you to explore Uzbekistan aboard AN-2 biplane and to enjoy the breathtaking panoramic view of the ancient cities as well as the picturesque landscapes. The program embraces visits to the most remarkable and significant cities and includes the Aral Sea area flying excursion. The flights between the cities visited will be carried out in AN-2 biplane navigated by experienced pilots. You will have a perfect opportunity to enjoy bird’s eye views of the scenery and to record this incomparable beauty on your camera. The Flying Adventure starts in Tashkent and proceeds throughout Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Nukus and the Aral Sea.
The visits to the most outstanding masterpieces of architecture in combination with panoramic views observed from AN-2 biplane will make your journey a truly unforgettable and unique experience of a lifetime.

Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva – Nukus – Aral Sea – Nukus – Tashkent

8 days / 7 nights

Days Cities Activities Meals  
Day 01 Tashkent Arrival in Tashkent. Meet and Greet.
Accommodation in hotel.
Overnight in Tashkent.
D: Restaurant
Day 02 Tashkent
Transfer to the airport. Get on board of AN-2 biplane. Flight to Samarkand (2 hours).
Arrival in Samarkand.
Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.
Visits to Registan Square, Bibi Khanum Mosque, local Siab Bazaar, Afrosiab Museum, Ulughbek Observatory.
Overnight in Samarkand.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Day 03 Samarkand –
Transfer to the airport. Get on board of AN-2 biplane. Flight to Bukhara (2 hrs)
Arrival in Bukhara. Accommodation.
Afternoon visit to Poi Kalon Ensemble.
Dinner with Folklore show in Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah .
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Day 04 Bukhara Breakfast.
Sightseeing tour in old part of Bukhara:
Visit to Ark Citadel, Bolo Haus mosque, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum and Mausoleum of Samanid Dynasty
Visit to Lyabi Haus Ensemble and Sitorai Mohi Hosa – Bukhara emirs’ summer residence
Overnight in Bukhara.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Ark Citadel
Day 05 Bukhara –
Transfer to the airport. Get on board of AN-2 biplane. Flight to Urgench (4 hrs)
Transfer to Khiva.
Lunch at Seinab and Rashid’s.
Sightseeing round Ichan Kala (Inner town): citadels, palaces, mosques and mausoleums.
Accommodation in hotel.
Overnight in Khiva.
B: Hotel
L: Local Guest House D: Restaurant
Day 06 Khiva –
Nukus –
Transfer to the airport for the Aral Sea area flying excursion (4.5 hrs).
Arrival in Nukus.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Sightseeing tour in Nukus.
Transfer to the airport to take flight to Tashkent HY 1008 (20:40 -22:05)
Accommodation in hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Khiva - Kalta Minor
Day 07 Tashkent Breakfast.
Sightseeing in Tashkent:
Visit to the old city: Khasty Imam Complex.
Visit to bakery where traditional flat bread is baked in tandyr – traditional clay oven.
Rest of the day at leisure
Farewell dinner at the restaurant.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Day 08 Tashkent Breakfast.
Transfer to the airport. Departure
B: Hotel

Suggested accommodation:
Tashkent – International Hotel Tashkent 5*
Samarkand – Registan Plaza 4*
Bukhara – Bukhara Palace 4*
Khiva – Asia Khiva 3*

  • Twin share hotel accommodation
  • Full board (as specified in the tour itinerary)
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing spots mentioned
  • Flight by AN-2 biplane navigated by professional crew
  • All airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Escort guide for the whole tour (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese-Mandarin, etc speaking)
  • All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Folklore show in Bukhara
  • Farewell dinner in Tashkent.
  • Visa support to Uzbekistan
  • Porterage services in airports and hotels
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per day per person
  • International airfares
  • Camera and Video charges during the sightseeing
  • Domestic airfare Nukus – Tashkent – 78 USD p/p.
  • Beverages and meals not included in the itinerary or main menu
  • Photo-and video  camera charges during sightseeing
  • All personal expenses (excess baggage charges, room service, laundry, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
  • Gratuities/Tips of any nature
  • Visa Cost and consulate fee (if any)
  • Evening entertainment other than specified in the itinerary

Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not later than 3 days prior to the arrival of the group.

Cancellation fees:
Cancellation prior 30 days – no penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 15 days – 50 % penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 1 day – 100 % penalty is charged

Sightseeing spots
to be visited during the excursions:

Kukeldash Madrassah (16c), Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (16c), Barak Khan Madrassah (16c), Mosque on Khasty Imam Street (16c), Visit to Chor-Su (handicraft bazaar), Museum of History of Uzbekistan, Museum of Applied Arts, Alisher Navoi Theater and Square, Amir Temur Monument and Square.

Shahi-Zinda necropolis (14-15c), Ulugbek observatory (15c), "Ruines of Afrosiab" -  the excavation site and museum of the ancient town   (6 c BC-13 c AD).
Visit to medieval architectural monuments: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15c), Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek (15c), Shir Dor (17c), Tillya-Kari (17c) Madrassahs), Bibi Khanum Mosque (15c). Visit to Samarkand local bazaar.

Visit to Ismail Samani mausoleum (9-10c)-vault of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chor-Minor gatehouse (19c), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14 c), Visit to Old Bukhara: Poi-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c) , Mosque (15c), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Amir-Alim-Khan Madrassah (14c); Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16c), Lyab-i-Hauz complex (17c), Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah (17c), Magoki Attari Mosque (16c), Ulug Beg Madrassah (15c), Abdul Aziz Madrassah (17c), Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c), Visit to summer residence of Emir - "Sitora-I-Mokhi-Khosa" (1911).

Visit to the oldest part of the city: Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17 c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan Madrassah (19c), Islam Hojja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex(18 c), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan Madrassah (19 c), Amir-Tura Madrassah, Sheikh Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum and minaret (16 c).
Uch Avlioli («three saints») Mausoleum, Juma Mosque (18 c), Kutluq-Murad Inaq Madrassah (19 c), Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Tash Hauli («stone yard») Palace, Alla-Kuli-Khan Madrassah (18 c), Arab Mohammed Khan Madrassah (18 c).

Karakalpakstan (Nukus):
Karakalpak State Art Museum named after Igor Savitsky (view the collection of Russian and Soviet avant-garde art). Visit to Mizdakhan archeological site dating from the 4th century BC.

Additional information about AN-2 biplane

The An-2 is the largest single-engine biplane ever produced. Its prototype was first flown on August 31, 1947. The An-2 is still in service all around the world, with An-2 flying in all the states of Eastern Europe and China, France, Greece, the Netherlands, CIS countries and Africa.

Being designed as a utility aircraft this huge biplane has become a multi-purpose aircraft used by the military, agricultural and commercial sectors. During this tour you will experience the flights on board of the most common An-2T version, which is the 12-seater passenger aircraft.

One of the advantageous design features of AN-2 biplane is its slow-speed and low altitude flight ability (it is possible to fly lower than birds’ flight), as well as ability to stop on short runways, to land on unsurfaced airstrips, to fly backwards (a rare ability even among Short Take Off and Landing aircraft).

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