Uzbekistan tour 3
Uzbekistan tour 3
Time: 9 days
Highpoints: Tashkent - Samarkand - Gijduvan - Bukhara - Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
Upon arrival to Tashkent International Airport you will be met by the driver. Uzbekistan tour 3 is start with visiting Independence square which is the main square of the country, erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then you will have a chance to walk along the local Broadway, a walking street that divides independence square and Amir Timur square. After it you can take a ride in famous Tashkent metro, among the most beautiful subways in the world. First line was opened in 1977. In course of the tour you will visit the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The highlight of its exhibits is the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan. Night is in a hotel..
Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand
In course of the tour you will be transferred to Samarkand by train. The tour will start by travelling to Samarkand by train. The famous Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan and is also considered to be the second largest city in Uzbekistan. In the tour it is possible to visit wonderful sites as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque in Uzbekistan. At first that you should know is that Registan Square is consisting three Madrasahs of 15th -17th centuries. Then is Shakhi-Zindeh that is famous due the big collection of mausoleums of 11th-15th centuries, also included in UNESCO World Heritage List. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built for the most loved Tamerlane's wife, after his visit in India. The night is in the hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand
Today you will continue your exploration of Samarkand by having tours here. In the course of the tour you will visit Ulughbek observatory of 15th century. He was known as the famous Samarkand rulers as well as scientists. In the tour you will discover that he created in 1437 the "Zidji Guragoni" catalog which included facts of 1018 celestial bodies, but unfortunately he was killed by his son. Then it is possible to explore local souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. Moreover it will be great experience to visit the National bazaar Siab during the travel. The Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets will leave great impression on you. While travelling you will be also explore carpet handmade factory done by over 400 women. Overnight is in the hotel.
Day 4: Samarkand - Gijduvan - Bukhara
Today you will drive to Bukhara where on the way you will stop to visit Gijduvan village and visit the private pottery workshop. It is the famous Gijduvan ceramics school techniques of which passed from father to son through generation. Moreover this village is the home of sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family. You will see that the things hare are made in a geometric pattern colored in green and blue colors. In the course of the Uzbekistan tour 3 we will move to Bukhara city where you can visit memorial complex of Al Bukhary which is closely related with Islamic scholar, who made the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, observed by Sunni Muslims. Upon arrival to Bukhara city you will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
In the course of the tour you will explore the most ancient citadel in Uzbekistan - Citadel Ark of 4th century. It used to be palace for few dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then the tour goes to exploration of Samanids mausoleum of 9th and 10th century. Later you will drive to visit Chashma Ayub or Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. The mosque is famous due to the forty columns which are dedicated to Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Moreover it will be possible to wander around for the shops and get the way to the madrasahs of Bukhara - Nodir Divan Begi that is the part of Lyabi House Ensemble. Then you will have a chance the Poi Kalon complex that influenced of architectural art in Bukhara. It was built in the 12th and 16th centuries as well as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight is in the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara
Today on your travel you will have opportunity to the tour with visiting Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex. This great complex is located near Bukhara city. This place will amaze you by the fact that this sacred complex of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher where Muslim people used as place for pilgrimage. Then you will explore mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana placed with courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers. Furthermore there is Dakhma is situated on the top of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. Then the tour goes to the Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex known as the castle of Bukhara Emirs. This place was built by using different styles. It is also should be mentioned that this wonderful palace was built in honor of the wife of Emir that died at young age. Due to it the palace were granted name - "Star - like and moon- like Palace". The tour will end with visiting Sumiton village where you can see Chor Bakr memorial complex or Dead Town which was built during Samanids dynasty of 16th century. This night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara - Khiva
Toady you destination for the ravel is Khiva. There you can find near 140 architectural monuments dating back to the Middle Ages. This place is nice and wonderful you can verify it by witnessing green avenues, parks, avenues and other outstanding streets. To get here you will drive through the famous Kizilkum desert. Moreover you will have opportunity to see the picturesque view of Amu Darya river that is the deepest river in Central Asia. It was formed by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan. It flows into Aral Sea. Upon arrival to Khiva you will spend night in hotel.
Day 8: Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent
In the morning we will start to explore this interesting city. This city if famous to have the best sights in the tours in Uzbekistan. At first you will see the inside of Ichan-Qala where the inner city in Khiva is made up by well-made walls. Here you will discover old buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses which is made Ichan-Qala into unique city-monument. In Ichan-Qala it is possible to find more than 400 traditional dwelling houses as well as 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala received the title of a historical and architectural conservation area. In the tour you will be impressed by the one of the most significant attraction - Kunya-Ark fortress of17th century was found by Muhammad Arang Khan, the Kalta Minor minaret as well as the Tash Khouvli palace. These buildings are unique masterpiece of 1830s. Evening flight to Tashkent. Overnight is in the hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to the airport for the next destination.
Price per person:
02 pax - 785 $
04 pax - 640 $
06 pax - 545 $
08 pax - 565 $
10 pax - 520 $
Single - 105 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 65 $
Half board - 70 $
Full board - 130 $
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 55 $ per person
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva - 235 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 525 $ per group
Flight tickets Khiva - Tashkent - 70 $ per person
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Khiva - "Old Khiva" Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Provision of mineral water
- Train tickets for Tashkent - Samarkand (economy class)
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Museum admissions