The secret of city Afrosiab
Erlennisreisen: 12 Day/11 night
Itinerary: Tashkent – Khiva – Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Ayoqchi – Tepakul – Samarkand – Tashkent
Day 1. Home – Tashkent
Flight to Tashkent. Arrivals. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at hotel.
Day 2. Tashkent – Khiva
City tour: Chorsu bazaar, Kukeldash Madrassah (XVI century), Hasti Imam Complex. Lunch at a restaurant in Tashkent. In the afternoon transfer to airport for flight to Urgench. Arrival in Urgench and transfer to Khiva (30 km). Accommodation in a hotel in Khiva for two nights.
Day 3. Khiva
Explore one of the best preserved cities on the Silk Road. The former capital of Chiwa- khanates in the 17th century has preserved the magical atmosphere of an ancient, oriental city until today. You visit the old town Chiwa- Djuma Mosque and Minaret, Madrassah Muhammad Amin Khan, Citadel Kukhna Ark, Minaret Kalta Minor, Pachlovon-Makhmud mausoleum, Alakuli Chan Madrassah, Complex Islam Chodja among others Overnight in Khiva.
Day 4. Khiva – Boukhara
Early in the morning we take the road to Bukhara, we go through the red sand of the Kyzylkum desert. In the late afternoon we arrive in the city of Bukhara in a traditional boutique hotel for three nights.
Day 5&6. Bukhara
Bukhara is one of the few cities in the world, the right since the V century.. Chr. In the same position. The city is one of the pearls on the Great Silk Road. Here were more than 60 caravanserais where merchants from India, China, Iran and other countries lingered. Bukhara is a scientific, cultural and Islamic center in the oasis. You will visit in Bukhara: Samanids Mausoleum, the Ark citadel, mosque Magoki Attori, Mausoleum Tschaschmai Ayjub, Madrassah Miri Arab mosque and minaret Kalon, madrasahs of Ulugbek and Abdulasiskhan and Ensemble Lyabi House. Not far from the city visit Bachauddin Naqshbandi Ensemble and Summer Palace Sitorai Mohi-Hosa. Übernachtun in Bukhara.
Day 7. Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Ayoqchi
Departure for Schahkrisabs, birthplace of Tamerlane. Visit the remains of the giant palace of Ak Saray, Kok Gumbaz Mosque of Ulugbek, grandson of Timur built Goumbazi Sayyidon Mausoleum Khazrati Emam Mosque and Mausoleum Djahangir, eldest son of Tamerlane.
Lunch in town. Afternoon drive to the mountain village Ayokchi.
Dinner and overnight at the inhabitants. 4 hours drive
Day 8. Ayoqchi – Tepakul
In the morning we continue our walk along the West River to a small lake called « Alvasti ». Descent to the village, lunch at the inhabitant. Then transfer to the village Tepakul.
Dinner and overnight at the inhabitants. Walking time 3-4 hours.
Day 9. Tepakul – Samarkand
To get to know the daily life of villagers closer, we take the opportunity to wander briefly in the chain zeravshan river mountains and to make lunch with the local people. Afternoon drive back to Samarkand. Accommodation in our traditional boutique hotel for two nights.
Dinner and overnight at the hotel..
Walking time about 4 hours .A: 400 m.
Day 10. Samarkand
Samarkand is one of the oldest cities in the world and is a famous city of modern Uzbekistan. The city was the capital of the mighty empire of Amir Timur in the XIV century. The famous under the name Afrasiab and Marakanda city was a center of the Great Silk Road and the culture, science and architecture. Visit today in Samarkand: Registan square with three madrasas, Gur Amir mausoleum, mosque Bibikhanum.
Lunch at a restaurant in town.Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 11. Samarkand – Tashkent
Continuation of sightseeing in Samarkand. Visit Necropolis Shahi Zinda-a famous Seidenpapiermanifaktur of Samarkand. They also have time to stroll in the oriental bazaar. In the evening, take the train to Tashkent. Overnight in Tashkent.
Dinner at a restaurant in town and overnight at hotel.
Day 12. Taschkent – Home
Transfer to the airport. Flight home.