Подробное описание тура:
Duration : 11 days/10 nights (The program and rates can be modified according to the dates of the flights and
the wishes of the customer)
Season : from March till November
Accomadation: B*B, Guesthouses, Hotels 2-3-4*
Description: Tour to discover history, architecture, nature and traditions of Uzbekistan.
Plunge into the world of Eastern exotics, by visiting 5 ancient cities by the eventful 11 Day
Cultural Uzbekistan Tour. Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Nurata, Samarkand, Shakrisabz will
narrate you about the centuries-old history, rich of traditions, local picturesque way of life. As
part of the tour you will familiarize with the architectural varieties of these cities, which saw
rises and falls of powerful empires. The program includes: a camel riding in a baking-hot
desert, supper by the fire listening to a Kazakh akyn (folk singer), participation in a pottery
master-class, interesting excursions and of course, national cuisine the Uzbeks are proud of.
Программа тура по дням:
Day 1 – Arrival in Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. You will be met by Silk Road Voyages guide and driver and transferred to
the hotel. Check in to the hotel. Sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in
Central Asia. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam Complex where the world
famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imam visit Madrasah
of Barak-Khan, Tillya-Sheykh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and
the Islamic Institute of Imam al- Bukhari. Explore Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent
Metro to city center with Amir Timur Square, Independence Square. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 - Tashkent – Urghentch - Khiva
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Urgentch. Arrival to Urgentch and
transfer to Khiva – 30 km. Arrival in Khiva - the only "Museum under the open sky" in Central
Asia that has been completely preserved up to the present day (35 km, 30 min). Accommodation
in a hotel, located inside or nearby Ichan-Qala" - the historical center of Khiva which has been
inscribed into the UNESCO World Heritage List. City tour around the architectural complex
"Ichan-Qala" (12-19th cc.): Kunya-Ark khan's castle - the inner citadel of Ichan-Qala (16-17th
cc.), Kalta Minor Tower (Short minaret) that would have become the biggest and tallest minaret
in Central Asia (19th c.), Muhammad Amin-Khan - the biggest medieval medressa in Khiva
(1845-1855 yy.), Djuma Mosque with 212 wooden columns and a minaret 32,5 m height (10th
c.), Tash-Hauli (Stone courtyard) palace looking like a fortress with a high battlements, towers
and fortified gates (19th c.), Ak-Mosque (White Mosque) - a small quarter mosque by the gates
of Palvan-Darvaza (1838-1842), necropolis of Pahlavan Mahmud - the cultic center of IchanQala
(1810-1913 yy.), residence of Islam Khodja (1910 y) - the vizier of last khan. Ensemble
consists of the smallest medressa in Khiva and a minaret whose top platform has a height of 45
m and is the highest observation point in town. Free time.
Overnight in Khiva.
Day 3. Khiva - Bukhara (450km)
A.M. Breakfast at hotel. Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Bukhara via Kuzil Kum Desert and
Amu Daria river’panorama. Lunch-picnic at the route. Overnight at hotel.
Day 4 - Bukhara
Breakfast. City tour: mausoleum of the Samanids - the most ancient brick building in Central
Asia, a masterpiece of world architecture (9-10th c.), the mausoleum of Chashma Ayub that
belongs to esteemed "places of trace" left by saints (14th c). The legend says that once the bible
prophet Job (Ayub) visited this place. "The Museum of Water". Bolo-Houz Mosque - the only
monument of medieval Bukhara (beg. of 20th c), Ark - the center of Bukhara statehood (4th c
BC), silk carpet shops, complex Poi Kalon ("Beneath the Great"): Kalyan Minaret - the main
symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolized authority and power of spiritual governors. (12th c),
Kalyan Mosque - its area of 130 x 80 m . Miri Arab Madrassah - active madrassah is one of the
most esteemed spiritual Islamic universities (16th c), Taki Zargaron - the dome of jewelers (15-
16th cc), Ulugbeg Madrassah - one of the 3 madrassahs constructed by grandson of Tamerlan -
Ulugbeg (15th c). Magoki-Attari Mosque - the most ancient mosque in Bukhara (12th c) is
considered a masterpiece of Bukhara architecture, Khanaka and madrassah of Nadir DivanBeghi
- a massive rectangular structure that was a place for the refuge and meditation of Sufis
(17th c), Kukeldash Madrassah (16th c) - one of the biggest Bukhara madrassah, Lyabi-Hauz
ensemble - the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara - is very popular among travelers
(14-17th cc), Chor Minor ("Four minarets") is an unusual madrassah built by Caliph Niyazkul
(18th c). Overnight in a quiet and cozy Bukhara hotel.
Day 5 – Bukhara
A.M. Breakfast. Visit of neighboring monuments of Bukhara monuments. Necropol of
Bakhaouddin Nakchband, Summer residence of Emirs of Bukhara.
Lunch at local restaurant.
P.M. : Visit of Chor Bakr Complex and free time for shopping.
Dinner at local restaurant
Overnight at hotel.
Day 6 - Bukhara-Nurata-Yourts Camp
In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to yurt camp located in Kyzylkum desert (230 km, 4
h.*). On the way stop in Gijduvan pottery masters workshop and Nurata town to visit a local
mosque with a holy spring water. In the afternoon continue driving to yurt camp in Kyzylkum
desert. Stop on Nurata pass to see petroglyphs. Arrive in Safari Yurt Camp, accommodation in
yurt. Camel riding and free time. In the evening dinner near the camp fire with Kazakh akin
singing folk songs. Overnight in the yurt.
Day 7 - Yourts Camp-Aydarkul Lake-Samarkand
Breakfast. In the morning visit desert Aydarkul Lake. Pic-nic. Free time on the lake.
Trip by car to Samarkand. Arrival Samarkand & accommodation at hotel.
Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight in a quiet and cozy Samarkand hotel.
Day 8 - Samarkand
Breakfast. City tour: Registan Square ("A sandy place") - the major square of Samarkand:
Ulugbeg Medressa - Sheikh Khodja Akhrar and poet Djami were among outstanding graduates
of the medressa (15th c.), Sher-Dor Medressa ("Having tigers") (17th c.), Tillya-Kari Medressa
("Coated by gold") - the rich gilding on the dome, walls and mihrab surpassed all other famous
buildings in Central Asia (17th c.). The mosque named after Hazret-Hyzr - an Islamic saint and
eternal wanderer. He was esteemed as giving richness and good luck in far voyages and trade
(19th c.), cathedral mosque Bibi-Khanym that was named after the oldest wife of Tamerlan (14th
c.), the architectural complex Shahi-Zinda (Alive king) - necropolis on the slope of the Afrosiab
hill is connected with Kusam ibn Abbas - the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (11-15th c), Siab
Overnight at hotel.
Day 9 - Samarkand-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand
Depart to Shakhrisabz by mountain zone. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat
Memorial Complex, remains of Ak-Saray Palace, Dor-ut Tilavat Ensemble with Kok-Gumbaz
Mosque and burial vault of Tamerlane’s father. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon
continue driving to Samarkand (90 km, 2 h.*).
Arrive in Samarkand. Overnight at the hotel.
*The road on vans and buses is on average an hour longer.
Day 10 - Samarkand - Tashkent (310km)
AM. Breakfast. Transfer to the railway station. Departure to Tashkent. P.M. Arrival.
Accomadation. Visit of Independace Place and Tamerlan Square. Dinner at restaurant.
Day 11 - Transfer to airport
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