Route: Tashkent-Fergana Khiva Toprak-kala-Samarkand-Bukhara-Tashkent Shakhrisab
Duration: 12 nights / 13 days
Arrival to Tashkent International Airport. Tashkent - the capital of independent Uzbekistan, the cosmopolitan city in the heart of Central Asia, the crossroads of various cultures. The city was an ancient center of the Great Silk Road, and where even today you can see the parts of the old city. After immigration and customs controls, you will be met by your guide / driver. Departure airport to the hotel. Check-in, rest. Departure for dinner and O / N at the hotel.
Day2. Tashkent-Kokand, Fergana (350km)
Breakfast, check out from the hotel. Drive to the Ferghana Valley, the old area of the Silk Road, the modern center of silk industry in Central Asia. The trip goes through the parts of the Tien Shan Mountains, Kamchik pass (2200m). In the afternoon visit Kokand, the capital of the Kokand Khanate in the 17th and 19 Century. Sightseeing tour includes a visit to the Khan Palace Museum, Friday mosque and madrasah Norbutabiy. Continue to Fergana city, a green city of the valley, which was founded by Russian Cossacks, where the house of the Governor-General to make one main part of the city center as part of Russian history. Getting to the hotel and o / n
Day3. Fergana - Rishtan Margilan - Fergana (200km)
This morning you drive to Margilan-the city of silk production in Central Asia. You have a chance to the old method of silk production to come and learn from the masters of unique colors and patterns historically known as Chinese and Persian. By rangers go Rishtan, the center for ceramics in the Fergana Valley, visit the pottery workshop of Rustam Usmanov, one of the first private ceramic workshops. Afternoon drive back to Fergana, rest before dinner. O / n at the hotel.
After breakfast check-out from the hotel and drive back to Tashkent. Arrival Tashkent, check in at the hotel, short rest. Sightseeing tour through the city, take a walk along Independence Square, pedestrian direction by Amir Temur Square. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast check out from the hotel for the morning flight to Urgench. Arrive Urgench airport and drive to Khiva (35 km), start your tour with the UNESCO World Heritage Ichan Kala Complex, Kalta Minar next to Muhammad Amin Khan madrassah from the XIXc. Turning towards Kunya Ark, the early residence of the ruler of Khiva, fortified citadel as part of the city. It includes a mosque, the palace of the Khan, the residence of his harem, the mint, the arsenal and the prison. Some of the other sites you see are the grave of Sayid Allauddin, the Mausoleum of Mahmud Pakhlavan-the patron saint of Khorezm, the Shergazi Khan Madrassah, Islam Khodja madrassah and minaret, the Juma Mosque and Tash Khauli and the harem. Return to the hotel before dinner, rest. Dinner and O / N
Day6. Toprak-Kala Khiva Khiva
Morning drive to Karakalpakstan Autonomous Republic within Uzbekistan, visiting the ruins of the old fort: Ayaz Kala, Toprak Kala Kala and Kizil, which was once the center of ancient civilizations and cultures of nomads in Central Asia. Afternoon back to Khiva, enjoy your dinner and O / N.
Day7. Khiva-Bukhara (450km)
Breakfast and departure to Bukhara through the Kyzyl-Kum (Red Sands) Desert. To stop after a while on the banks of the Amu Darya (Oxus Ancient Greek) to see a beautiful panoramic view of the river. Late afternoon arrival in Bukhara and transfer to hotel. Time for refreshment before dinner. Dinner and O / N
Day 8. Bukhara
After breakfast, start your sightseeing tour. Bukhara is known as the oldest living city in Central Asia, such as Morocco in the Middle East. Visit the Ark Fortress, the palace of the rulers of Bukhara, Bolo Khauz mosque with beautiful ayvan in traditional Bukharian style. Take a walk through the old part of the city towards Chashmai Ayub mausoleum in the city park area. Proceed to the "Pearl of the East" The Samanid mausoleum grave of the Samanid dynasty family. Dome of jewelers, Abdulla khan Tim - a center of the silk industry, Toki Telpak Furushon - dome of the hat seller and Toki Sarrafon - go later covered bazaars were built on a crossroads of caravans, Toki Zargaron dome of the money changers, Magoki Attor mosque visit one of the oldest mosques in Central Asia and the Labi Khauz in the heart of the city. The Jewish Quarter and the Synagogue is to be a part of the tour. Return to hotel for overnight stay. Dinner and overnight.
Day 9. Bukhara
This morning we drive out of town to visit the holy place, the grave of the Holy Bakhautdin Nakshbandi, a founder of the Sufi Order Nakshbandia. The pilgrimage site for thousands of believers and sufies to spend some free time to see the local customs. Later, the summer residence of Bukhara Amir Sitorai Mokhi Khosa Palace, the piece of Russian culture in Bukhara for the reception of Tsar Nicolay II Romanov was driving built. Last Choir will Bakr necropolis, the burial place of local rulers and representatives of aristocracy. Dinner and O / N
Day 10. Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand
Departure early Shakhrisabz or "green city", the birthplace of Tamerlane, the support of the Great Silk Road, is your journey through Hungry steppe, part of the Great Silk Road. Upon arrival lunch and start your tour. Monuments you will see include: Ak-Saray Palace or white, once grandeurs structure Temur Empire, Dorut-Tilovat-The house of meditation, and Kok-Gumbaz (Blue Dome) Mosque of Ulugbek, built Doros Saodat - the seat of power and power, and the family crypt of the Timurid. Next to Samarkand. Check-in on arrival. Dinner and overnight.
Day 11. Samarkand
After breakfast, city tour, including: Registan square of 14 Century Bazaar and the center of trade and cultural life in medieval Samarkand, Bibi Khanum Mosque built by order of Tamerlane after his victorious Indian campaign in 1399. Gur Emir mausoleum grave of the family of the Timurid, Shakhi Zinda necropolis; visit a site of pilgrimage since the 11th Century. There you can enjoy the best samples of majolica, mosaic tiles and terracotta works, mausoleums are concentrated around the shrine of Ibn Abbas Qusam. Go further to Afrasiyab (ancient Samarkand). To the sites of Samarkand is an excellent Ulugbek Observatory (15th century), with the part of the instrument-sextant. Dinner and overnight.
Day 12. Samarkand - Tashkent
Departure to Tashkent Arrival in time for lunch. Upon arrival check-in at Hotel, afternoon tour of Tashkent, visit the Museum for Applied Art in the old town where you mausoleums, madrasa and the Chorsu Bazaar, the oldest market in the city visit to see. Time for a drink, dinner and O / N.
Day 13. Tashkent
After breakfast check-out from the hotel for the flight back home.
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