- Perfectly located hotels with amazing monuments around you;
- Expert-guided visits to the most iconic places of Uzbekistan combined with once-in-a-year authentic events of the Spring festival – Navruz;
- A great collection of unique tours in March from Buzkashi in Samarkand, to Royal Food demonstrations in Bukhara;
- Gaze in the grandiose Ichan Kala citadel of Khiva and immerse in spring holiday celebrations.
Custom-made Uzbekistan Tour in March and Navruz Spring Trip. 8/9 Day best Uzbekistan holiday in March to visit Samarkand, Bukhara & Khiva and to the best selection of spring tour activities in Uzbekistan. This tailor-made Uzbekistan Spring Vacation is an amazing spring break for a private vacation in Uzbekistan. This privatized Uzbekistan Tour Package in March can be Customized based on your timeframe, dates, and interests. Pre and Post extensions are available.
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Day1. WELCOME TO UZBEKISTAN
Flight from Europe to Uzbekistan and arrival in Tashkent
Arrive in Tashkent, welcome at the airport, and transfer to the hotel for check-in. Time for rest.
Day 2. SIGHTSEEING IN TASHKENT
After breakfast and some time for rest, you will start your Spring Tour in Uzbekistan full of cultural discoveries. In the morning we invite you to visit the most ancient part of Tashkent – Khastimam, where you will visit the old madrasahs, mosques, minarets, and mausoleums of Central Asian Silk Road architecture. During the visit, you can visit the biggest bazaar of Tashkent – Chorsu Bazaar. More sightseeing places to visit in Tashkent:
The Month of March is full of celebrations of the spring festival – Navruz. If there will be a particular event on this day, your guide will inform you about it and we will make sure that you will have the best Uzbekistan Spring Tour.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 3. TASHKENT – URGENCH/KHIVA
Breakfast in the hotel. Early transfer to the Domestic Airport to catch a flight to Urgench (07:50). Arrive at Urgench airport at 09.20 and drive to Khiva (35 km), hotel check-in.
Breakfast in the hotel. Today you will visit one of the most impressive places in all Central Asia – the Ichan Kala citadel. With some 250+ monuments, this citadel is a museum under the open sky. The visits of the day:
During the visits, you will have a typical lunch “Shivit Oshi” (food prepared with dill) in a traditional restaurant in the old city.
The March Holidays of Uzbekistan are held in a specific, typical way in each city. In Khiva, during your visits to the old city, you can see people cooking traditional Navruz Meals/Snacks and sharing them with the passers-by, a good variety of music and dance performances, enchanting walk of the artists of Puppet Theatre in the streets, etc. You can ideally match your Spring Uzbekistan tour with any of these events organized once in a year.
Option: One of the top spring things to do in Uzbekistan is Sumalak. Sumalak is a traditional food of Navruz, prepared only once a year. The preparation of the food takes one full day and the preparation is always accompanied by dances, music, many other traditional meals, etc. If you want to experience an unforgettable Immersion with the real local culture, you can participate in a Sumalak party in Khiva.
Overnight in Khiva.
Day 4. KHIVA TO BUKHARA (450km, 6-7hrs)
After breakfast, you will take a long and enjoyable drive towards Bukhara. The road to Bukhara goes through small villages, cotton fields, and through the desert – Kyzylkum.
The highlights of the day: visiting the 3000-year-old Guldursun Kala citadel, encountering some of the rare camels in the desert, enjoying the beautiful panoramic view of the Amu Darya River.
You will arrive in Bukhara by the end of the day. Free time.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 5. THE SAINT BUKHARA (visits on foot)
Bukhara used to be the biggest Central Asian marketplace for the Silk Road traders and it is now one of the 3 most popular cities in Uzbekistan. Today you will be walking around Bukhara to visit its most wonderful monuments. The top activities of the day:
In the evening, you will have a great opportunity to compliment your spring vacation and taste the Royal Plov of Bukhara prepared for you in a traditional house located in the old city. The typical family ambiance, the decorations of a 19th-century house, and the demonstration of the typical food of Uzbekistan will be one of the highlights of your holiday in Uzbekistan.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 6. BUKHARA – SAMARKAND (260km, 3.5-4hrs)
Breakfast at the hotel and you will continue the visits to the city of Bukhara. Today, you will visit the Summer Residence of the last Emir of Bukhara and the necropolis Naqshbandi – the center of Sufism of the region.
After the visits, you will be transferred to Samarkand through Gijduvan. On your way to Samarkand, you can visit the Gijduvan Ceramics Workshop and Sardoba – a 600-years-old water reservoir of the caravans of the Silk Road.
You will arrive in Samarkand by the end of the day. On arrival, you will be transferred to your hotel. time for rest.
In the evening, we will invite you to a Samarkand by Night trip to see some top monuments of the city illuminated in beautiful colors.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 7. SAMARKAND – the architectural highlight of Uzbekistan
Breakfast at the hotel. Today, in the very heart of the Silk Road, you will start the guided visits to some of the best sightseeing places in Uzbekistan. During the whole day, the city of Samarkand will keep surprising you with its top monuments. The best places to visit in Samarkand in spring:
Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 8. SAMARKAND – SHAKHRISABZ and the spring holiday
Breakfast at the hotel and depart to Shakhrisabz (80km,). With its UNESCO sites, Shakhrisabz is one of the most cities in Uzbekistan. The visits to Shahrisabz:
After the visits, you will return to Samarkand through the picturesque Takhtakaracha mountain pass.
Tip: the road to Samarkand passes through the mountain pass Takhtakaracha. Takhtakaracha is widely famous in Uzbekistan for its traditional cuisine – Tandir Meat (entire lamb cooked during long hours in a traditional clay oven and flavored with herbs from the mountains). If you are a meat lover, you should consider tasting the Tandoor/Tandir Meat before arriving in Samarkand.
Option: the month of March is usually full of diverse celebrations of the spring holiday – Navruz. Among so many music, culinary, crafts, sports shows, and demonstrations there is a very unique event organized near Samarkand during the month of March – the Buzkashi. Similar to horse polo, this is the most ancient typical game of the people of central Asia. If you want to see a Buzkashi game, we can reschedule the day for going to see a Buzkashi game.
By the end of the day, you will be transferred to Tashkent through the Ghissar mountains and the Steppes of Hunger. Alternatively, we can make this transfer by train: At 16:00 you will be transferred to the train station for taking the high-speed train Samarkand – Tashkent (17:00). Arrival in Tashkent (19:10). Transfer to your hotel.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 9. FLIGHT FROM TASHKENT TO …
Depending on the time of your flight you will be transferred to the International Airport of Tashkent.
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Your Uzbekistan Trip in March awaits you. Hope to see you in the land of the sun, the crossroads of Silk Road. Good Luck!
More about UzbekistanVacation Packages in March
♦ What is the best Tour Package of Uzbekistan in March?
March is one of the best periods of the year to visit Uzbekistan. The spring packages can be ideally complemented with Navruz Holidays in March. Navruz is considered as an Oriental New Year, celebrated on the 21st of March. However, during the whole month, there are different celebrations of the Navruz in all cities and villages. The best tour packages in March include a few events of the Navruz and visits to Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva.
♦ What are the best places to visit in Uzbekistan in March?
The best places to visit in Uzbekistan are the Ichan Kala citadel of Khiva and the old cities of Bukhara and Samarkand. Tashkent, Shahrisabz, the Aral Sea, and Fergana Valley are also the top places to visit in Uzbekistan in spring.
♦ How is the weather in Uzbekistan in March?
Typically the weather in March is dry and warm. During your travel to Uzbekistan in March, you can expect 16°-25°C from the start to the end of the month. While April to October is considered the busiest travel season in Uzbekistan, the weather in March does not differ a lot from the weather in April. It means that the Spring tours of Uzbekistan offer non-crowded sites with really good weather to fully enjoy your visits.
Perfectly-located 3* hotels, Boutique Hotels, in double occupancy including breakfast;
Transportation with A/C, throughout the whole trip;
Domestic flight Tashkent/Urgench;
Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
Entrance tickets to museums/monuments;
Traditional lunch in Khiva on day3;
Royal Plov Bukhara on day5;
Transfer to the Buzkashi, if available on that day;
Samarkand by Night tour;
Visa support to Uzbekistan (if required);
1b mineral water every day.
International air tickets;
Meals other than given in the inclusions;
Single room at hotels ($90);
Services not mentioned in the program of the tour.