Uzbekistan Tours: Tour 08
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 10 days
Day 1: Your guide will pick you up at the airport and escort you to Tashkent Tashkent. Accommodation at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing: "New Tashkent TV Tower" - the highest in Central Asia - 375 m, "Memorial to the victims of the repression" - Memorial and Museum, "Monument of Courage" (1976) - the epicenter of Tashkent earthquake of 1966. Old part of the city: the architectural complex "Khazret-Imam". Night in the hotel organizes.
Day 2: On the first day of our tour, we will have Transfer to Samarkand (315 km, 5 hours) and hotel accommodation. City tour includes visit to the "Gur Emir mausoleum" - Tamerlan grave built for Temur's grandson Muhammad-Sultan and tombs of three other Timurids (14-15 C.) - Sons of Temur - Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek. Night in the capital of Tamerlane's empire organized.
Day 3: On this day, please visit: Siab Bazar, try the best Samarkand bread and fruit, and excavations of the ancient city Afrosiab Museum, Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar - the legend connects it with the Koran 'and biblical prophets Daniyar (Daniel) whose remains were brought here by Tamerlane. Free time to spend at leisure. Dinner is served at 7 clock night will be organized in one of the oldest cities in the world.
Day 4: Breakfast is served at 8 clock transfer Shakhrisabz - a unique monument of urban design and architecture (90 km, 1.5 hours). Shakhrisabz Tour: - (. 14-15 c) Ruins of the "Ak-Saray Palace" Tamerlane summer residence that shocked the imagination of his contemporaries, "Jahongir mausoleum" - mausoleum of Tamerlane's oldest and most famous son. Late afternoon arrival in Bukhara and accommodation at the hotel. Night in Bukhara organized.
Day 5: Breakfast is at 8 clock serves city tour: mausoleum of the Samanids - the oldest brick building in Central Asia, a masterpiece of architecture in the world, mausoleum Chashma Ayub, the "one type of track" the estimated of Saints (9-10 c.) (14th c) remaining. Legend has it that once the bible prophet Job (Ayub) visited this place. Visit the museums of Imam Al Bukhari and "The Museum of Water". "Bolo-Houz Mosque" - the only monument of medieval Bukhara (early 20th century), Ark - the center of Bukhara statehood (4th century BC), silk carpet shops, complex "Poi Kalon" (" Under the Great "):" Kalyan Minaret "- the main symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolized the authority and power of spiritual governors. Dinner will be served at 19.00 clock
Day 6: Tour outside the city: Emir Summer Residence "Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa" (19th century), memorial cemeteries "Chor Bakr" (10th century), the visit Bakhouddin Nakshbandi mausoleum (16-19 c.) and to the graves of his mother and his teacher (14th century). Back to Bukhara. Free time to rest and walk through the old streets of Bukhara. Night is organized in a quiet and cozy Bukhara Hotel.
Day 7: Breakfast is served at 8 clock transfer Khiva on the Kizil-Kum desert along Caravan road (480 km, 5-7 hours). Arrival to Khiva - the only "outdoor museum" in Central Asia, fully preserved to the present day. Accommodation in a hotel in or near "Ichan-Qala" - the historical center of Khiva, which was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Free time. Dinner is served at 7 Clock Night is organized in Khiva.
Day 8: In the morning you will have breakfast. Guided tour around the architectural complex. Ensemble consists of the smallest Medressa in Khiva and a minaret, the upper deck has a height of 45 meters and is the highest vantage point in the city. Afternoon transfer to the campsite on the Amu Daria Ayazkala pontoon bridge and Tuprakkala old fortress (2-3. Cc). Accommodation in yurts. Walking tour to walk around the Ayazkala 1 and 2 fortresses Ayazkala. Night in the Silk Road traditional organized.
Day 9: Breakfast is served at 8 clock then you will learn how to ride camels. Trip to Lake Ayazkul. Fishing, swimming and boating. Packed. Back to the yurts. Transfer to Urgench airport (80 km, 1.5 hrs) for evening flight HY 1058 in Tashkent at 21:10 clock. Arrival in Tashkent at 23:15 clock and hotel accommodation. Night is organized in Tashkent.
Day 10: On the last day of our tour, we will have city tour around Tashkent: "Chorsu" - oriental bazaar, "national park", "Abdulkasim Medressa", which is now the center for traditional arts with attractive souvenirs from local artisans (19 . c). Free time to go to Tashkent see its beautiful squares and fountains, visit museums and galleries, and the Tashkent Subway - one of the finest in the world. Your guide will meet you at your hotel, and then transfer to the airport.
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