Treasures of Uzbekistan
Cultural tour: 12 day/11 night
Itinerary: Tashkent – Khiva – Ayaz Kala – Toprak Kala – Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Urgut – Samarkand – Tashkent
A classic journey along the great Silk Road in Uzbekistan. It allows you the land, get to know its culture and history, cities with unique architectural monuments of antiquity closer.
Day 1. Home – Tashkent
Welcome to Tashkent. You will be welcomed by a guide and taken to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2. Tashkent – Khiva
City tour in the capital, where one can meet the old and the contemporary. Tashkent charmed with the idea of left standing time. It seems that the past with the present in this moment. Visit the complex Hasti Imam (Holy Imam), the bazaar and Kukeldash Madrassah Charsu, the Mustaqillik Square, a monument to the bravery and the clock tower of Tashkent. You will visit the Museum of History of Timurids, in the form of an unusual building with magnificent dome. In the evening we take the flight to Urgench. Then transfer to the hotel in Khiva. Overnight at hotel.
Day 3. Khiva – the eighth wonder of the world
Khiva is one of the largest and most ancient urban centers of Khorezm agricultural oasis. For unique world values include the architectural monuments of Khiva, who acquired the town rightly the epithet of « museum city ». Ichan-Kala visit, Kukhna Ark, Madrassah Mohammed Amin Khan, the minaret Kalta-Minor, Djuma mosque, mausoleum Pahlawon Mahmud, Complex Islam Chodja. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4. Khiva – Ayaz Kala – Toprak Kala – Khiva
Morning drive to Ayaz Kala. Visit three ruined castles. It served as a military base and was located on the crossroads of trade routes for wine. They will also visit Toprak Kala (former capital of the Khorezm oasis) and Kisyl Kala. Lunch in the yurt and in the late afternoon return to Khiva. Overnight at hotel.
Day 5. Khiva – Bukhara
While driving through the Kyzylkum desert, you will discover that the apparent wasteland has much to offer. You drive along the Amu Darya River, the life-giving power in Central Asia. In addition, your guide will take the time to tell you interesting things about the country and people. You can look forward to a varied journey, therefore. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 6&7. Bukhara
Bukhara is a city of poetry and fairy tales. Here hover the legends about the zigzag alleys. Since rests in the vertical minarets of the flight of human genius and each stone in the masonry is covered with the dust of eternity. Bukhara is a city like a Freichlichtmuseum to the unite architectural monuments of antiquity 140. The preserved architectural and historical heritage of Bukhara is a strange combination of structures from different eras. They visit the city Samaniden- Mausoleum, Friday Mosque Bolo House, Ark Fortress, Kalon Mosque and Minaret, madrasa Mir Arab, madrasas Ulugbek and Abdul Aziz- Khan, among others domed bazaars The perfect finishing touch to a perfect day is the dance performance at a madrassah.
The next day you visite Surroundings of the city.Near Bukhara there are other attractions that should not remain hidden from them. Your guide will introduce you to the secrets of the summer palace of the last Emir of Bukhara – Sitorai Mohi Khosa – and shows you the mausoleum Chor Bakr and the Bakhauddin-Nakhshbandi ensemble. This tomb is visited by pilgrims and gives you an insight into the living Islam. Finally, you will return to Bukhara. The rest of the day, you can customize to your liking. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 8. Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand
This morning we drive over Schahkrisabs to Samarkand. En route we visit Schahkrisabs (former Kesh), the hometown of Tamerlane. Was built Schahkrisabs like a big white palace (« Ak-Saray » XIV century). The remains of a number of unique mosaics make an impression. Then visit Kok Gumbaz-Mosque (Blue Dome) (XV c.), Mausoleum Gumbaz Saydon and unforgettable mosque of Hazrati Imam – a reminder of the splendid city. In the evening arrival in Samarkand. Overnight at hotel.
Day 9. Samarkand – Pearl of the East
Samarkand is a city of numerous legends. Every stone, every ravine and each water basin are witnesses of the past. It is an extraordinary city of the ancient Sogdiana, at the crossroads of major trade routes from China, Siberia, Iran and the West. Visit breathtaking sights such Bibikhanum Mosque, Gur Emir (Tamerlan- grave of the great conqueror and his descendants), the famous Registan Square (XV-XVII century.), Which is becoming every traveler surprise. Overnight in Samarkand
Day 10. Samarkand – Urgut – Samarkand
Morning drive to Urgut, where you will visit a great bazaar of the Orient. You have the opportunity to stroll in the bazaar and buy something to remember. You will enjoy lunch under the mountains of Urgut. Afternoon drive back to Samarkand. Free time. In the evening you will go to the theater « El-Merosi » to see a costume show of Uzbek national costumes. Overnight at hotel.
Day 11. Samarkand – Tashkent
Next visit in Samarkand Shahi Zinda necropolis, the observatory Ulugbek that tells through a fascinating story about the grandson of Tamerlane, the famous Seidenpapiermanifaktur. You also have the opportunity to see the oriental bazaar of Samarkand today. Departure to the capital. Free time. Overnight at hotel.
Tag 12. Tashkent – Home
Transfer to the airport. Flight home.