Tour in Uzbekistan: Tour 2
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Chimgan - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent
Day 1: Arrival Tashkent
First arrival to Tashkent and meet your guide at the airport. The driver will meet you with signboard at meeting area and accompany to city. Tours to the capital of Uzbekistan will show the beauty of the city as well as its major sights like Independence square. This sight is known as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Later you will enjoy walking on the Broadway. This way leads you to the Amir Timur Square. After it you will have an excursion in the famous Tashkent metro the first line of which was opened in 1977. In course of the travel you will explore the old part of the city like Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Also there is the unque Othman Quran. The main sight in tours here the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century. Overnight is in hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Chimgan - Tashkent
Today you will see the Chimgan Mountains. There you will reach the top of Beldersay peak by chair lift. It will take about 30 min one-way. Upon arrival you will enjoy the breathtaking nature. Moreover you will witness the Charvak lakeside. On the lakeside beach you will have an opportunity to do some water activities (as per season). Charvak is an artificial lake in Tashkent region that is known as one of the most popular attractions that travelers visit. In the end of the day you will back to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Tashkent - Samarkand (Morning train)
In course of tour you will have morning train to Samarkand. The city that is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. You will be impressed to know that the city is the second largest city of Uzbekistan with the age similar to cities of Rome and Babylon. Visit wonderful sites as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. During the travel you will visit Registan Square that is possesses the huge collection of the Madrasahs (15th-17th). You will be fascinated by its beauty. Then is the Shakhi - Zindeh included to the UNESCO World Heritage Site that is made of collection of mausoleums (11th - 15th). And the last one is the Bibi Khanum Mosque that was built to one of Amir Timur favorite wife after the successful campaign in India. Night is in the hotel.
Day 4: Samarkand - Bukhara (350km, 5 hours drive)
The tour route will lead you to Bukhara. On the way you will have an excursion at Gijduvan village. This place is known due to the private pottery workshop of Gijduvan ceramics. The skills of creating goods are passing through generations. By being home of the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family who glorified Gijduvan school ceramics works among the world. The main peculiarities of ceramics is geometric pattern and green, blue colors. The tour will be continued driving to Bukhara. During the drive you will have a chance to see the memorial complex of Al Bukhary. He was an Islamic scholar, who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, observed by Sunni Muslims as one of the most genuine Hadith collections. On arrival to Bukhara overnight in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
The first destination of the travel is the most ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century the name of which is Citadel Ark. This prominent sight used to be a palace that served to Bukhara Empire Samanids mausoleum will fascinated you by the masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century. The next destinations of the tour are Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. This mosque is known due to the forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. After it you will have some time to explore shopping domes and then the Nodir Divan Begi. It is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble that is known as one of the prominent sights of Bukhara. Poi Kalon complex is popular place for excursions due to the breathtaking architectural art of Bukhara which consists of structures of the 12th - 16th centuries. They are Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight is in the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara - Tashkent (Evening train or flight)
In course of the tour you will explore the surrounding area Bukhara where you will enjoy the Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex that was built in honor of Sufi Leader and Philosopher, one of the Muslim pilgrimage places for all people of Islamic world. During the travel you will know that Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was one of the spiritual masters of Amir Timur. Nowadays you can witness the Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi inside of it. After it you will visit the countryside residence of Bukhara Emirs that was named in honor of the wife of Emir who died young the "Star - like and moon - like Palace". Then you will head on to Sumiton village where the Chor Bakr memorial complex is located. Upon arrival you will learn that this site is the town of the dead which symbolizes the four sides of the earth that all people are equal. It appeared during the Samanids rule until the 16th century. After the pleasant day, you will have a flight (or train transfer) to Tashkent. Your night will be in a hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent - Departure
Transfer to the Airport in the morning for next destination.
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 605 $
04 pax - 490 $
06 pax - 420 $
08 pax - 440 $
10 pax - 400 $
Single - 75 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Price per person:
02 pax - 780 $
04 pax - 665 $
06 pax - 595 $
08 pax - 610 $
10 pax - 575 $
Single - 155 $
Early check-in - 65 $
Single early check-in - 95 $
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara - 200 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 410 $ per group
All dinners - 55 $
All lunches and dinners - 95 $
Entrance fees - 40 $ (*with escort guide only)
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*/ "Ramada" Hotel 4*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*/ "Diyora" Hotel 4*
Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3*/ "Omar Khayyam" 4*
- Train tickets Tashkent - Samarkand
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums