This page of our website is devoted to one-day walking tour through the ancient city-Museum under the open sky - Khiva
According to legend, the town grew up around the well Kheyvak, which was dug by order of Sim, the son of the biblical Noah. Water from this well had a wonderful taste. Today all guests of Khiva can see this well in Ichan-Kala. The historic inner city Ichan Kala, surrounded by strong walls, was announced by UNESCO a world heritage monument. According to archaeological data Khiva was founded more than 2,500 years ago.
One-day tour in Khiva
Once you book one-day tour of Khiva, You will see that in one day you can learn a lot of new and interesting, plunge into the world of the mysterious East and join the Eastern culture.
One day tour to Khiva passes on foot, because all the historical sites are close to each other, and offers the following program:
9:00 - the beginning of the city tour. First You will visit the "town" Ichan-Kala, where are located most of the architectural monuments of Khiva, Kalta-Minar minaret, which seemed to be cut to the middle. Next to Kalta Minar you will see Madrassah of Muhammad Amin-Khan - the building of the higher theological education institution with dual cells for students - hujras. On the territory of the old Citadel Kunya-Ark there is the Palace of Muhammad Rahim Khan, known for its decor on ganch with coloring. You will also see the Juma mosque (X century, 1788); the Palace Kurinish Khan with iwans and rich majolica tiles on the walls, where there were held lavish parties in Khiva.
At lunch time the guide will advise You a good restaurant or cozy cafe. After lunch You will visit the Mausoleum of Pakhlavan Makhmud, where every day comes a large number of pilgrims to worship before one of the great ancestors, or to hear the story about the national hero. Interesting can be a visit to the harem, where you can look behind the scenes of Palace life of Khiva Khan. To finish the tour we suggest on top of the watchtower, located in the Palace of Kunya-ark, where in the evening offers magnificent view to the horizon - view all Khiva and the surrounding area.
Meet your guide and driver at any convenient place (hotel, monument or other). The order of visits may be in the order You decide with your guide. We recommend if the weather is hot during the midday heat to take a break (e.g. from 12 to 16 hours). Our guide can make the tour at 16:00 o'clock.
The cost of the city tour in Khiva
The base cost of our services is:
(number of people in the group)
price in US$ per person)
The city tour includes:
- Service of professional guide
- Admission tockets to the mentioned monuments
- The admission tickets in Khiva are paid once when you enter Ichan-Kala and are valid on the territory of the entire city-museum, except of Pakhlavan Makhmud mausoleum, where the extra payment is US$ 2.00 (at the rate of the Central Bank of Uzbekistan in Uzbek soums).
You can also tell in more details about the nature and type of tour, and what else You wanted to see except those specified in the standard program. The final price will be provided after verification of the information provided.
You can get to Khiva either flying to the airport of Urgench from Tashkent, Moscow or St. Petersburg. Or if You are in Uzbekistan during a week-long tour, you can arrive by car from Bukhara through the desert. You can also arrive in Urgench by train and then by car to drive to Khiva. Distance Urgench-Khiva is about 40 km and the way from Urgench to Khiva will take about 35-40 minutes