Birdwatching Tour (8 days / 7 nights)

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Overview and description

Our agency offers you our special Birdwatching Tour. It’s the opportunity to be alone with nature, and observe its important part – the birds.

Specialization: birdwatching and cultural tourism.
Duration: 8 days – 7 nights.

Cities to be visited: Tashkent (1 night) – Chimgan Mountains (1 night) – Samarkand (2 nights) – Bukhara (2 nights) – Tashkent (1 night)

Uzbekistan is located in the heart of the Central Asia. Our country is the most densely populated state in the Central Asian region. The unique nature of Uzbekistan has always attracted scientists, travelers and simply nature-lovers. The animals and plants that inhabit Uzbekistan represent the rich and varied biodiversity. Along with the cultural and historical heritage, Uzbekistan arouses interest for its wildlife, especially for birds. The fact that Uzbekistan lies on the crossing of the winter migration routs of birds from Western Siberia and Kazakhstan to Caspian region, Iran, India and Pakistan makes its avifauna really unique. More than 460 avian species can be found in our country. More than 265 species are nesting here. Among them there are 31 species which are critically endangered

Our agency offers you the opportunity to be alone with nature, and observe its important part – the birds. We are able to organize interesting and competent ornithological tour. Our tour covers most interesting and important places of birds’ habitat like forests and subalpine zone of Western Tien Shan, Chimgan Mountains, Kyzyl-Kum desert and lakes south of Bukhara. Here you can enrich your bird-watching experience with observation of large quantity of scarce birds.

Bird-watching tour starts in Chimgan Tract, which is 80 km. away from Tashkent. Here you will be able to observe a lot of birds, and Eastern Rock Nuthatches, Lessergrey Shrikes, Golden Orioles, Nightingales, Yellow-breasted Tits, Rufous-vented Tits, Hume’s Lesser Whitethroats, Rock and White-capped Buntings are among of them.

The area south of Samarkand, between the ranges of low hills, is undoubtedly one of the most interesting places for bird-watchers. Visiting this place will allow you to admire Eurasian Griffons and Black Vultures soaring in the sky. These birds are building their eyries on the snowy peaks of the mountains. Lesser Grey Shrikes and Isabelline Shrikes, White-throated Robins, Eastern Orphean Warblers and Upcher’s Warblers occur in the broad-leaved bushes of the region. In grass you can observe Eastern Rock Nuthatches and Hume’s Sort-toed Larks searching for a food. Red-headed Buntings, Pied Wheatears and Asian Paradise Flycatchers are found in the crowns of tall trees.5454

Range of population of Night Herons, Shikras, White-winged Woodpeckers, White-capped Penduline Tits, Turkestan Tits and Eastern Oilvacous Warblers lies not far from Zarafshan national park. These birds are found in the riparian forests of different water reservoirs.

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Not far from Bukhara, the spacious wetland with countless reeds is inhabited by Clamorous Reed Warblers and Caspian race of Common Reed Warblers. With careful search you can find rare inhabitants of the region – Marbled Teals and Pygmy Cormorants. White –tailed Plovers, Caspian Gulls, Red-crested Pochards, Purple Herons, Black-bellied Sandgrouses, and Bush are frequent visitors of these places. Blue-cheeked Bee-eaters, Long-tailed Shrikes, Pied Bushchats and Menetried Warblers are also found here.

In the West of the country lies Kyzyl-Kum desert. This desert is habitat of a huge amount of birds of Uzbekistan. Pander’s Ground Jay is one of the most rare birds of our region and it can be found here.

Together with our ornithologist you will resume the results of a day by making a list of the birds you have already seen during your bird-watching tour. All this information about the area and its inhabitants will help us in our wild-life observation activity.

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Important! Information for the beginners.

Our company will take care about bird-watchers beginners. We will eagerly help those, who just became engaged in bird-watching.

In the beginning of our tour we will give you instructions about569

-How to use and handle binoculars and telescopes.
-How to conduct right in the wild-life
-How to choose proper outfit and equipment

Our professional ornithologists are eager to answer any question.

Explore and enrich your knowledge about the birds with Olympic Tour Service!

Tour itinerary

  • Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent

    Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting in the international airport of Tashkent. Transfer to a hotel and check-in.
    Dinner.
    Overnight in the hotel

  • Day 2: Tashkent – Chimgan

    Breakfast in the hotel. Departure to Chimgan (110 km) after the breakfast.
    Ornithological trip to the mountains.
    Dinner.
    Overnight in cottages.

  • Day 3: Chimgan- Samarkand

    Transfer to Samarkand (410 km) after the breakfast. Arrival in Samarkand and accommodation in a hotel. Visit the Registan Square and Gur – Emir Mausoleum in the afternoon.
    Dinner.
    Overnight in the hotel

  • Day 4: Samarkand

    Early breakfast. Transfer to Takhta-Karacha pass at 05:00. Ornithological trip in the mountains. Return to Samarkand. The rest day you will spend visiting the Shakhi Zinda Necropolis and Bibi Khanim Mosque.
    Dinner.
    Overnight in the hotel

  • Day 5: Samarkand- Bukhara

    Early transfer for a bird watching in Zerafshan national park. Return to the hotel for a breakfast. Go on sight seeing in Samarkand: Ulugbek’s Observatory, Afrosiab – museum of the city foundation, Saint Daniyar Mausoleum. Transfer to Bukhara (300km). Accommodation in the hotel.
    Dinner.
    Overnight in the hotel

  • Day 6: Bukhara

    Early departure to the Kyzylkum desert at 05:00. Bird watching in this area. Return to Bukhara in the evening.
    Dinner.
    Overnight in the hotel

  • Day 7: Bukhara –Tashkent

    Early departure to the Todakul Lake at 05:00. Ornithology. Return to Bukhara by the lunch time. Transfer to the airport in the afternoon and flight to Tashkent. Arrival and transfer to the hotel to check-in.
    Overnight in the hotel

  • Day 8 : Departure

    Departure

Services

Included in tour price:

  • Visa support (if required);
  • Double accommodation with breakfast;
  • Transportation throughout the tour according to the program;
  • Sightseeing according to the program;
  • Entrance fees to the monuments and museums indicated in the program;
  • Full board;
  • English speaking local guides
  • Accompanying person of Olympic Tour Service

Not included in tour price:

  • Early check in (before 14:00) and late checkout (after 12:00) from the hotel.
  • Single supplement;
  • Visa cost;
  • International air tickets;
  • Air ticket Tashkent – Bukhara;
  • Photo-and video charges;
  • Additional sightseeing;
  • All personal expenses (telephone, extra luggage fee, room service, laundry, medical expenses, insurance, etc.);
  • Tips to guides and drivers;
  • Any other services not listed among the included.

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O'zbekiston Ovozi ko'chasi, Тошкент, Узбекистан

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Uzbekistan Ovozi street, h. 2, room 1124
Republic of Uzbekistan
Tashkent, 100047

Tel/Fax: (99871) 120-63-00
Tel/Fax: (99871) 120-64-00

Email: info@ots.uz, info@olympictour.uz
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