Silk Road study tours to Uzbekistan
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Experience the culture, traditions and historical treasures of the Republic of Uzbekistan with experienced guides. Visit. Famed Silk Road cities of Samarkand, Tashkent, Bukhara, Khiva and meet with local people in your area of specialty This route can be changed as desired. Let us know what you would like to include.
14th March - 24 March 2013
21, May 31st May, 2013
Route: Tashkent-Bukhara-Khiva-Aidarkul Lake Shakhrisabz-Samarkand-Tashkent-
Duration: 11days/10 nights
Country Cost: $ 2,199 - $ 2,599
Single supplement: $ 300
Day 01 Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to hotel. Accommodation. Solemn dinner with folklore show.
Day 02 Tashkent
Breakfast. City tour: Abul Kasim Medreseh (XIX c), Old City of Hast Imam Complex: (. XIXth c) (. XVI c) Medreseh Barakkhan (. XVI c), Friday Mosque Tello Shayh, Mausoleum Shashi Shashi, Old Bazaar "Chorsu" Medreseh Kukaldash (XVI c.). Flights from Tashkent to Urgench. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 03 Khiva
Ride to Khiva (35 km). Trip to Ichan Kala (Old Town): Ata-Darvaza (Westgate, XVII-XVIII c.), Kalta Minar, Medreseh Mohammad Amin (XIX c.), Kunya Ark Pahlavan Mahmud (XIX c.) (XVII-XIX c.) Mausoleum (XVIII-XIX c), Medreseh Khodja Islam Minaret, Tash Hovli Palace (Harem old stone palace, XIX c.), caravanserai (XIX c.), Juma Mosque (XI-XII c.) with 200 wooden pillars. Back to Urgench.
Day 04 Urgench-Bukhara
Sightseeing day to Bukhara (450 km). Picnic in the Uzbek Chaykhana (teahouse) in Kizilkum desert. Hotel accommodation, in the heart of the old town of Bukhara. Dinner.
Day 05 Bukhara
Sightseeing tour: Labi Khaus complex: Nadir Divan Begi Medreseh, Kukaldash Medreseh, Khanaka Nadir Divan Begi (XVI-XVII c.), Magoki Attari mosque (XII-XVI c.), Trade domes / markets (XVI c.), Tandur / old bakery of Bukhara for the production of bread, Poi-Kalon Minaret Kalon complex (XII c.), Kalyan Mosque, Miri Arab Medreseh (XVI c.), Ark Fortress (I c.), Ismail Samani (IX c. ) and Chashma-Ayub (XII-XVI c.) mausoleum. Meeting with students of Bukhara State University Department of Foreign Languages.
Day 06 Bukhara
Sightseeing tour: the summer residence of the last Emir Bukhara "Sitorai Mohi-Khossa (. XX c), Sufi center in Central Asia Memorial Complex Bagauddin Nakshbandi (XVI c.) Dinner with folklore show in Medreseh Nadir Divan Begi..
Day 07 Bukhara-Navoi-Aidarkul lake.
Take Aidarkul. Short stop in Karmana city to see the mausoleum of Mir Said Bahrom (IX c.) Mosque Khanaka Kosim Sheikh (XVc.). Go to see rock paintings up to the canyon Sarmysh Paleolithic. Arrival at Aidarkul lake. Campfire dinner (fish, shish kebab). Overnight in a yurt.
Day 08 Bukhara-Samarkand
Morning lake (swimming, hiking). Lunch. Afternoon drive to Samarkand (300 km). Accommodation at the hotel. Evening with music students from Samarkand University.
Day 09 Samarkand
Samarkand city tour: Ulugbek Observatory (XV c.), Afrosiyob ruins and museum (VI-XIII c.), Registan Square: (. XV c) Ulugbek, second Sher and Tilla Kori Medreseh (. XV-XVII c), Mausoleum of Guri Amir and Bibi Khanum Mosque (XV c.), Shahi Zinda Ensemble (IX-XIX c.) with more than 20 mausoleums, Medreseh Hodja Ahrar (XV c.). Visit the local bazaar.
10th Day Samarkand Samarkand Shakhrisabz-
Take Shahrisabz (150 km.). Trip to Shahrisabz: Ruins in the summer residence of Great Temur "Ak-Saroy" (. XV c), the Kok Gumbaz Mosque Khazrati Imom and (XV c.) And Darut-Sadat (XV c.). Back to Samarkand.
11th Day Samarkand - Tashkent
Drive to Tashkent airport. Departure.
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