Uzbek wonder tour: Tour 5

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Uzbek wonder tour: Tour 5
Destination: Uzbekistan
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand – Tashkent – Chimgan Mountains – Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent
Driver will pick you up and accompany to the Tashkent for guided city tour. During the travel you will visit the most significant sights of the capital of Uzbekistan like Independence square. It is the main square of the country that was made as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Next will be the local Broadway that divides Independence square and Amir Timur square. In course of the tour you will explore the famous Tashkent metro. This wonderful sight is well known as one of the most beautiful subways in the world, it started operating in 1977. After it you will be transferred to the old part of the city to see such prominent attractions as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The main sight of tours to Uzbekistan is the world’s oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. which belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph. He was killed and his blood still can be seen on the pages. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent – Bukhara
The day will start with domestic flight to Bukhara. Upon arrival you will start to explore its sights. Today you will have a full day city tour in this fascinating city. Citadel Ark is the first attraction to explore. During the tour you will find out that is the most ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century that used to be a palace of Bukhara Empire. In course of the travel you will visit Samanids mausoleum that is known as the real masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century. Chashma Ayub with the meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, which is known for forty columns that were erected in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. After it you will have a chance to explore the shopping domes and madrasah of Nodir Divan Begi. It also part of Lyabi House Ensemble that is also a very famous and popular central sightseeing of Bukhara. The last sights for visiting are Poi Kalon complex of three structures of 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Bukhara
The day id dedicated to visit the surrounding area of Bukhara. The first sight to see is the Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex that was made in honor of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher. It will be amazing to note that Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was one of the spiritual masters of Amir Timur. After it you will enjoy one of the Muslim pilgrimage places for all people of Islamic world. In course of the travel you will see complex that is made of mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi.  After it is residence of Bukhara Emirs named Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex which will mesmerize you by the combination of various architectural styles. You will be impressed to know that it was built in honor of the Emirs wife who died young and due to that it was named as “Star - like and moon- like Palace”. Then is  Sumiton village where you can explore Chor Bakr memorial complex which is famed as the town of the dead. This astonishing sight symbolizes the four sides of the earth and interprets that all people are equal. It was made during the Samanids reign until the 16th century. After it you will drive back to city. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara – Samarkand
The day will start with morning train to Samarkand. This wonderful city is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan and also known as the second largest city of Uzbekistan. Furthermore it is worth to mention that it contemporary of Babylon or Rome. you will explore such interesting sights as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. While exploring the Registan Square you will witness a complex of three fascinating Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. You will be impressed by the view of one of the main sites of the city. Then is the Shakhi-Zindeh that is known due to the huge collection of mausoleums of 11th-15 centuries which was added to UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane’s wife, after his success in India. Overnight is at the hotel. 

Day 5: Samarkand – Tashkent
In course of the tour you will continue to explore the outstanding sights of Samarkand city. Ulughbek observatory ill impress you by its interesting history. It was built in 15th century by Ulughbek, one of the most famous Samarkand rulers and scientists. With the help of this observatory, he created in 1437 the “Zidji Guragoni” catalog that possesses the information of about 1018 celestial bodies. Unfortunately, he was killed by order of his own son. After it you will have time to stroll along the local Broadway to enjoy souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. After it you will immerse in the busy life of bazaar Siab where you can find Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent is by train. Night is in a hotel.

Day 6: Tashkent – Chimgan Mountains – Tashkent
Today you will be transferred to Chimgan Mountains. To reach it you will have a chair lift to that takes about 30 min one-way. Upon arrival to the top of it you will enjoy the breathtaking nature and striking scenery of this place. On the way back you will stop over at Charvak lakeside beach. Here you can spend time by engage yourself in water activities (as per season). Charvak is an artificial lake which is also a popular resort among Uzbek people and neighboring countries. In the end of the day is return to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Tashkent – Flight
Transfer to airport.

 

Price per person:
02 pax – 675 $
04 pax – 525 $
06 pax – 485 $
08 pax – 460 $
10 pax – 425 $
Single – 80 $

Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $ 

*Half board – 55 $
*Full board – 95 $

*Entrance fees – 55 $ available with escort guide only   

UZ – local 220 $ or escort 380 $ per group   

Flight Tashkent-Bukhara – from 60 $ per person

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
       Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
       Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
       Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Bukhara-Samarkand and Samarkand-Tashkent                                 

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

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