Uzbekistan Tours: Tour 08
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 10 days
Day 1: Meeting at Tashkent airport and transfer to the city of Tashkent. While having tour You will have breakfast at the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing: this tour has attractions as "New Tashkent TV Tower" - we will have tour to the highest in Central Asia - 375 m, "Memorial to the victims of the repression" - Memorial and Museum, get tour to "Monument of Courage" (1976) - the epicentre of Tashkent earthquake of 1966. Old part of the city: tour will show us the architectural complex "Khazret-Imam". This night you will spend in the hotel.
Day 2: On the first day of our tour, we will have Transfer to Samarkand (315 km, 5 hours) and hotel accommodation. City tour includes visit to the "Gur Emir mausoleum" - discover tour to Tamerlan grave built for Temur's grandson Muhammad-Sultan and tombs of three other Timurids (14-15 C.) - Sons of Temur - Miranshah and tour wlll show us Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek. This night you will spend in the capital of Tamerlane's empire.
Day 3: On this day, please visit: get tour to Siab Bazar, try the best Samarkand bread and fruit, and excavations of the ancient city Afrosiab Museum, Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar - the legend connects it with the Koran ' and biblical prophets Daniyar (Daniel) whose remains were brought here by Tamerlane. Tour includes Free time to spend at leisure. This night you will spend in one of the oldest cities in the world.
Day 4: In the morning you will have breakfast. Tour begins with Transfer to Shakhrisabz -Uzbekistan will show us a unique monument of urban design and architecture (90 km, 1.5 hours). In Uzbekistan we have Shakhrisabz Tour: - (. 14-15 c) Uzbekistan wil show us Ruins of the "Ak-Saray Palace" Tamerlane summer residence that shocked the imagination of his contemporaries, "Jahongir mausoleum" - get tour in Uzbekistan to mausoleum of Tamerlane's oldest and most famous son. Late afternoon arrival in Bukhara and accommodation at the hotel. This night you will spend in Bukhara.
Day 5: In the morning you will have breakfast. City tour: Uzbekistan will show us mausoleum of the Samanids - get travel to the oldest brick building in Central Asia, a masterpiece of architecture in the world, mausoleum Chashma Ayub, the (14th c) the estimated "places of trace" left by saints belongs (9-10 c.). Legend has it that once the bible prophet Job (Ayub) visited this place. Travel includes Visit the museums of Imam Al Bukhari and "The Museum of Water". "Bolo-Houz Mosque" - the only monument of medieval Bukhara (early 20th century), Ark - the centre of Bukhara statehood (4th century BC), silk carpet shops, complex "Poi Kalon" ("Under the Great"): get travel to "Kalyan Minaret" - the main symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolised the authority and power of spiritual governors.
Day 6: Tour outside the city: Emir Summer Residence "Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa" (19th century), memorial cemeteries "Chor Bakr" (10th century), the visit Bakhouddin Nakshbandi mausoleum (16-19 c.) and to the graves of his mother and his teacher (14th century). Back to Bukhara. Free time to rest and walk through the old streets of Bukhara. This night you will spend in a quiet and cosy Bukhara Hotel.
Day 7: Transfer to Khiva on the Kizil-Kum desert along Caravan road (480 km, 5-7 hours). Arrival to Khiva - the only "outdoor museum" in Central Asia, fully preserved to the present day. Accommodation in a hotel in or near "Ichan-Qala" - the historical centre of Khiva, which was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Free time. This night you will spend in Khiva.
Day 8: In the morning you will have breakfast. Guided tour around the architectural complex. Ensemble consists of the smallest Medressa in Khiva and a minaret, the upper deck has a height of 45 metres and is the highest vantage point in the city. Afternoon transfer to the campsite on the Amu Daria Ayazkala pontoon bridge and Tuprakkala old fortress (2-3. Cc). Accommodation in yurts. Walking tour to walk around the Ayazkala 1 and 2 fortresses Ayazkala. This night will be spent in the traditional style of the Silk Road.
Day 9: In the morning you will have breakfast. Then you will learn how to ride camels. Trip to Lake Ayazkul. Fishing, swimming and boating. Packed. Back to the yurts. Transfer to Urgench airport (80 km, 1.5 hrs) for evening flight HY 1058 in Tashkent at 21:10 clock. Arrival in Tashkent at 23:15 clock and hotel accommodation. This night you will spend in Tashkent.
Day 10: On the last day of our tour, we will have city tour around Tashkent: "Chorsu" - oriental bazaar, "national park", "Abdulkasim Medressa", which is now the centre for traditional arts with attractive souvenirs from local artisans (19. c). Free time to go to Tashkent see its beautiful squares and fountains, visit museums and galleries, and the Tashkent Subway - one of the finest in the world. Transfer to the airport for your return flight.
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