Arrival to Tashkent international airport.Escort guide will meet you with “ORIENT MICE Logo” signboard at airport meeting area and transfer to domestic airport. Registration and flight for Urgench by first morning flight. Upon arrival transfer and check in to the hotel. Time for rest. Afternoon city
tour in Khiva: Ichan-Qala is the inner city in Khiva rounded with strong walls. Centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses transformed Ichan-Qala into unique city-monument. Ichan-Qala consists of over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala was designated a historical and architectural conservation area. Muhammad Arang Khan, son of Muhammad Anush Khan in 1686, led Kunya-Ark fortress - foundation to the Kunya Ark citadel. In XVIII century, citadel was separated from the Ichan-Qala and became “city in the city”. Primarily Kunya Ark consisted of Khans’ office, reception hall, harem, closed and outdoor mosque, and mint yard, back office with mews, storehouse and workshop. Citadel served as a military base, but in XIX and XX century embodied many other buildings. Kalta Minor minaret - stands for ‘short minaret’, unfinished tower adjoining to Muhammad Amin Khan Madrasah. Legends say that architect in-charge for the Khan who found out that master executed the construction got better offer from Bukhara Khan to build higher minaret in Bukhara. After this, no any architect risked to complete the minaret. Tash Khouvli palace – stone palace is located in the eastern part of Ichan-Qala. This is the sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Allakuli-Khan who ordered to build the palace directed a big amount of wealth for the construction of this palace as the period was one of the flourishing of Khorezm Empire. At the end of excursion returning back to the hotel. Overnight is at the hotel.
Khiva 1 night