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Destinations: Tashkent, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Samarkand, Tashkent
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Guide language: English
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Have you ever wondered how one the thrived Aral Sea, the breathtaking madrasahs of Bukhara, world famous Registan Square of Samarkand looks from the sky? Then this tour is designed especially for the likes of you, for those who enjoy great history, unbelievable beauty and unforgettable adventures from the sky. This special tour is operated with an AN-2 biplane and it takes you to the places where human cannot make it on foot and gives you beautiful scenery from the sky looking down. The AN-2 biplane navigated by professional pilots, will take you to the heights from where you will have the perfect opportunity to observe bird’s eye views of historical sights and scenery of Uzbekistan.

 

Day         

Cities

Activities

Meals

Additional information

Day 01

 

 

–  Tashkent

 

Arrival in Tashkent. Meet and Greet.

Accommodation in hotel.

Overnight in Tashkent.

Dinner: Restaurant

 

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.

Day 02

 

 

Tashkent –

Nukus –

Khiva

 

Early breakfast.

Transfer to the airport to take flight to Nukus by HY 1001 07:00-09:45.

Arrival in Nukus. Sightseeing in Nukus.

Lunch.

Get on board of AN 2 biplane for the

Aral see area flying excursion (5

hrs).

Proceed with flight to Khiva by AN2

biplane.

Accommodation upon arrival in

Khiva. Dinner.

Overnight in Khiva.

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Restaurant

Dinner: Restaurant

 

Day 03

 

Khiva –

Bukhara

Breakfast.

Sightseeing round Ichan Kala ( Inner

Town): citadels, palaces, mosques

and mausoleums.

Lunch in a family house.

Visit f   Transfer to the airport. Get on board of AN2 biplane. Flight to Bukhara (4 hrs).

 

Arrival in Bukhara. Accommodation.

Dinner.

Overnight in Bukhara.

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Local guest house

Dinner: Restaurant

 

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. 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.

Day 04

 

Bukhara

Breakfast.

Sightseeing tour in old part of Bukhara:

Visit  to Ark Citadel, Bolo Haus

mosque, Mausoleum Chashma Ayub

and Mausoleum of Somanides 

Dynasty.

Lunch.

Visit to Lyabi Haus Ensemble and

Summer residence Sitorai Mohi Hosa.

Visit to Poi Kalon Ensemble.

Dinner with concert and show  at

Nodir Devon Begi madrasah. 

Overnight in Bukhara.

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Restaurant

Dinner: Restaurant

 

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).

Day 05

 

Bukhara –

Samarkand

Breakfast.

Transfer to the airport. Get on board of

AN2. Morning flight to Samarkand

(2hrs). 

Sightseeing tour in Samarkand. Visits

to Registan Square, Bibi Khanum

Mosque, local Bazaar Siab, Afrosiab

Museum, Ulughbek Observatory.

Accommodation in hotel. Lunch.

Afternoon visit to Gur-Emir Mausoleum

and Shahi-Zinda Necropolis.

Dinner.

Overnight in Samarkand.

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Restaurant

Dinner: Restaurant

 

The AN-2 was developed by Oleg Antonov, who had been an aircraft designer during the World War II. He formed his own bureau for creating multi-purpose planes, which were originally designed for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry in the former Soviet Union.

Day 06

 

Samarkand –

Tashkent

 

Breakfast.

Transfer to the airport. Get on board of

 AN 2 biplane. Flight to Tashkent (2hrs).

Accommodation in hotel.

Lunch.

Sightseeing tour in Tashkent.

Dinner.

Overnight in Tashkent.

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Restaurant

Dinner: Restaurant

 

The An-2 is recorded in “Guinness Book” for its 45 year production run, the longest ever for any aircraft in the world. Since 1947 there were produced about 18,500 AN-2 biplanes.

Day 07

 

Tashkent

 

 

 

Breakfast.

Sightseeing in Tashkent:

Visit of the old city: Khasty Imam Complex.

Visit to bakery, where traditional flat  bread is baked  in tandyr – traditional   clay oven.

Lunch.

Rest of the day at leisure.

Farewell dinner at the restaurant.

Overnight in Tashkent.

Breakfast: Hotel

Lunch: Restaurant

Dinner: Restaurant

 

 

According to accident statistics AN-2 is one of the safest aircraft in the world.

It requires little maintenance and is easy to fly.

The An-2 is still in service with over 30 air forces and has been used by Aeroflot and other eastern airlines.

Day 08

 

Tashkent

 

Beakfast.

Transfer to the airport. Departure.

Breakfast: Hotel

 

 

     

 


Tashkent > Nukus (Karakalpakstan) > Khiva > Bukhara > Samarkand
All tour descriptions and conditions are given in accordance with the information of Marco Polo Central Asia Travel
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