Uzbekistan tour 4

Uzbekistan tour 4 

Uzbekistan tour 4
5 days
Target: Uzbekistan
Highpoints: Tashkent - Samarkand - Chimgan - Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent
Welcome to Uzbekistan tour 4! Your tour will begin with visit of Independence square which is the main one in the country. Walking along local Broadway located right between Independence square and Amir Timur square will help you to feel the atmosphere of Tashkent city. Then you will have a chance to take well-known Tashkent metro, one of the most beautiful in the world. The first subway line was erected in 1977. Then you will continue your visit in the old part of Tashkent which includes Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex consisting of madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Their main pride is the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. It used to belong to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad). Othman's blood spred over the Quran book and you still can see it on pages. Night is in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
In course of the tour the route will go to Samarkand. It is the city that can be found in the valley of the river Zerafshan. Moreover it is interesting to know that the city the second largest in term of size in Uzbekistan. This city is also as old as one of the cities of Babylon or Rome. In course of the travel you will have a guided city tour. You will visit the following sights Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Talking about the Registan Square you will notice that is the complex of three Madrasahs of 15-17th centuries. This site will captivate you by its beauty. After it is the Shakhi-Zindeh that is an architectural complex of  a huge collection of mausoleums of 11th-15 centuries, which also was listed to UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his successful campaign in India. Overnight is in the hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand - Tashkent (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
You will continue your city tour. In course of it you will explore the famous Ulughbek observatory that was built in 15th century by Ulughbek. He is known as the one of the most famous Samarkand rulers and scientists. This site helped him to write the "Zidji Guragoni" catalog where you can find works about 1018 celestial bodies. His son killed him. Then you will head on to stroll along the local Broadway to see the souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the national bazaar Siab where you can enjoy a lot of colorful goods and Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent (350 km, 4.5 hrs drive). Night is in a hotel. 
Day 4: Tashkent - Chimgan Mountains - Tashkent
Toda you will have a tour to the Chimgan Mountains. To reach the top of the Beldersay peak you will use a chair lift. While reaching it you will see a lot of fascinating views of the nature that will mesmerize you. You will have a free time explore this sight and the soak on this calming atmosphere. On the way back you will have a stop Charvak lakeside beach. Tours to this area are quite popular due to have a chance to do some water activities but it depend on the season of the travel. You will be impressed to know that this lake is man-made, many people come here to enjoy their vacation in the recreation area. In the end of the day is return to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport and flight to home. 

Price per person:
02 pax - 430 $
04 pax - 360 $
06 pax - 320 $
08 pax - 295 $
10 pax - 275 $
Single - 50 $ 

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

*Half board - 35 $
*Full board - 65 $

*Entrance fees - 30 $ available with escort guide only   

Local guides - 140 $ per group
Escort guide - 200 $ per group 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour                                   

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Train tickets
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums

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