Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 5
Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 5
Duration: 7 days
In short: Tashkent - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent - Chimgan Mountains - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
You will start your Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 5 by visiting the Independence square. It is the main square that was erected as the symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After it you will have an opportunity to explore the local Broadway that is known as the walking street that lays between Independence square and Amir Timur square. After it you will have a chance to ride in the one of the most beautiful metro in the world. The first line of Tashkent metro was opened in 1977. Later on you will have a tour in the old part of the city to see the Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The main highlight of tours in Tashlken is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad). He was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. You can still find blood on its pages. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Bukhara
In course of the Unknown Uzbekistan Tour 5 you will have a morning flight to Bukhara. Upon arrival you will start guided city tour to see the main attraction of the city. 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. Thn you will see the Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, which is known due to the famous forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. After it you will explore the Nodir Divan Begi madrasah that is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble.The last sight for exploration is the Poi Kalon complex. It is known as the exceptional work of the architectural art of Bukhara. It consists of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Bukhara
In course of the tour you will explore the surrounding area Bukhara. In course of the tour you will witness 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 name of this place is Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex or "Star - like and moon- like Palace". At the end you will head on to Sumiton village to find Chor Bakr memorial complex, the town of the dead. While exploring this sight you will know that the meaning of this place is equality. Construction of the complex began during the Samanids reign until the 16th century. Drive back to the city for overnight.
Day 4: Bukhara - Samarkand
You will have a morning train to Samarkand. Upon arrival you will find it in the valley of the river Zerafshan. Moreover it is interesting to know that it is the second largest city of Uzbekistan the age of which is similar to cities Babylon or Rome. During the tour you will visit the most prominent sights of the city like Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is a complex of three Madrasahs dating back to 15-17th centuries that is also known as the major attraction in tours to Uzbekistan. Shakhi-Zindeh is a complex that represents a big collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries. It is also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was erected for favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his success in India. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 5: Samarkand - Tashkent
In course of the tour you will continue to explore the Samarkand city. You will visit Ulughbek observatory that was made in 15th century by Ulughbek. He is known in the history of the country as one of the most famous Samarkand rulers and scientists. This site helped him to create the "Zidji Guragoni" catalog in 1437. This catalog has information about 1018 celestial bodies. He was killed by order of his own son. Then you will walk along the local Broadway where you can witness souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. Then you can visit national bazaar Siab that has many amusing things like Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent by train. Night is in a hotel.
Day 6: Tashkent - Chimgan Mountains - 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. Here can swim but it's depend on season or walk around to enjoy the picturesque view of the area. During the travel you will know that it is artificial lake and very popular resort in Tashkent region. Many people even from neighboring countries visit the reservoir. In the end of the day is return to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.
Price per person:
02 pax - 675 $
04 pax - 525 $
06 pax - 485 $
08 pax - 460 $
10 pax - 425 $
Single - 80 $
Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 55 $
*Half board - 55 $
*Full board - 95 $
*Entrance fees - 55 $ available with escort guide only
UZ - local 220 $ or escort 380 $ per group
Flight Tashkent-Bukhara - from 60 $ per person
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Bukhara-Samarkand and Samarkand-Tashkent
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums