Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan

Overview

Daily Schedule

  • Arrive Tashkent, Uzbekistan
  • Received by Guide and transfer to Hotel in Tashkent.
  • Evening Guided Walk to Tashkent City:
  • Amir Temur Square – Central park with the statue of Amir Timur on the horseback and so called “Broadway”.
  • Navoi Theatre - Planning and construction of the Theatre was started in 1940 and was completed in 1947 by Japanese prisoners of war.
  • Independence (Mustakillik) Square – Former “Red Squire” the main square of the Tashkent with the monument dedicated to victims of the WW II.
  • Dinner in the city.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Tashkent.

  • Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva
  • After breakfast depart for a half day sightseeing tour of Tashkent.
  • KhastImom Complex including Barak Khan Madrassah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Quran Library & Mosque.
  • Kukeldash Madrassah- in Chorsu Square ranks as the largest madrassah in Tashkent and one of the leading Muslim theological education establishments in the whole of Central Asia.
  • Chorsu Bazaar- The main oriental market in Tashkent.
  • After Lunch continue with the rest of your sightseeing.
  • Tashkent Metro Station - Tashkent’s palatial metro system, is one of the most ornate in the world.
  • Transfer to Airport for evening flight to Urgench.
  • Transfer to Khiva.
  • Dinner and overnight in Khiva.​

  • Khiva Sightseeing
  • After breakfast at Hotel start your day with sightseeing of the World Heritage- listed town Khiva. Almost all of the sightseeing places in Khiva are located in the Itchan Kala, which is the inner town of Khiva.
  • Kelte Minar & Muhammad Amin Khan Madrassah
  • Kunya ark – An inner fortress with administrative buildings, gunpowder works, law courts, mosque.
  • Pakhlavan Makhmud Complex – The most remarkable architectural memorial complex in Khiva with unique tiles.
  • Ak-Sheikh Baba Observation Platform.
  • Lunch in the city and continue with the rest of the sightseeing. /li>
  • Islam Khodja Minaret and Madrassah–The highest building in Khiva with an observation area.</li.
  • Djuma Mosque - Almost in the centre of Ichon-Qala, is the large and atmospheric Juma Mosque with the 218 wooden columns supporting its roof – a concept thought to be derived from ancient Arabian mosques
  • Tash Hovli Palace – This palace which means ‘Stone House’, contains Khiva’s most sumptuous interior decoration, dense with blue ceramic tiles, carved wooden pillars and elaborate ghanch.
  • Enjoy dinner.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Khiva.

  • Urgench – Bukhara
  • After Breakfast at Hotel, transfer to Airport for morning flight to Bukhara by HY-052 at 09:30-10:35.
  • Start your Bukhara sightseeing with a visit to the:
  • ARK Fortress -The Ark Citadel is a massive fortress located in the city of Bukhara that was initially built and occupied around the 5th century AD.
  • Bolo-Hauz Mosque - Bolo-Hauz Mosque is the 17th century mosque, which was a place of prayer for the Emirs and their entourage.\
  • Poikalon Complex - Is the main ensemble in Bukhara center, situated on the way to trade crossing of "four bazars" and Poi-Kalyan means “the pedestal of the Great”. Ensemble consists of 4 monuments: Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah – facing each other with main fronts; between them is Kalyan Minaret; to the south of Miri-Arab there is the small Amir-Allimkhan Madrasah.
  • After Lunch, check into Hotel in Bukhara. In the evening continue with rest of sightseeing.
  • Trading Domes consisting of three trading centers:
  • Tok-i-Zargaron– Jeweler’s Bazaar.
  • Tok-i-Tilpak Furushon – Cap Maker’s Bazaar.
  • Tok-i-Sarrafon – Moneychanger’s Bazaar.
  • MagokiAttori– The most ancient preserved Bukhara mosque, Magoki Attari is situated in the center of the city, near Lyabi Hauz complex.
  • Lyabi – Haus -Lyabi-Hauz, a plaza built around a pool in 1620, is the most peaceful and interesting spot in town - shaded by mulberry trees. The plaza maintains its old-world style despite the evening pop music and family fun fair feel.
  • Chor-Minor – One of the most surprising buildings in Bukhara with four minarets - one for each corner was built in 1807, by Turkmen merchant Khalif Niyazkul. Dinner in a Local Restaurant in Bukhara. Overnight at Hotel in Bukhara.

  • Bukhara – Gijduvan - Bukhara
  • Today we will visit the Centre of Ceramic Heritage of Uzbekistan – Gijduvan, which is famous for its Ceramic Pottery. You will find potteries of 5th generation in Gijduvan.
  • Watch the full process of Ceramic making and small house-museum of ceramic during your visit to Ceramic Pottery Workshop and Master’s House.
  • Return to Bukhara.
  • Time at leisure.
  • Enjoy an evening of Folklore in Madrassah Nodir Devon Begi. Dinner in the City. Overnight at Hotel in Bukhara.

  • Bukhara – Samarkand Half day sightseeing of Bukhara
  • After Breakfast at Hotel in Bukhara, visit:
  • Chashma Ayub Mausoleum – The original construction dates back to the 12th century.
  • Samanid’s Mausoleum - It was the first building in Central Asia constructed from backed bricks in the shape of a cube covered by a dome with unrepeatable geometrical brickwork design – a masterpiece of world architecture.
  • Sitorai Mohi–Khosa – Located at a distance of 4 km from Bukhara to the north, Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Pala was the countryside residence of Bukhara emirs.
  • Post Lunch transfer to Train station for onward journey to Samarkand.
  • Check-into Hotel in Samarkand.
  • After Dinner enjoy a Guided Walk to Registan Square.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Samarkand.

  • Samarkand Sightseeing
  • After Breakfast, set out to explore the ancient city of Samarkand. We will start our day by visiting Ulugbek’s Observatory.
  • Afrosiab Museum & Afrosiab Hill The Afrosiab Museum was built around one of Samarkand’s more important archaeological finds, a chipped 7th-century fresco of the Sogdian King Varkhuman receiving ranks of foreign dignitaries, while sitting astride elephants, camels and horses.
  • Shahi Zinda Mausoleum This is one of the most mysterious and unique architectural monuments of Samarkand. Shakhi Zinda consists of eleven mausoleums, which were built one after another in 14 - 15th centuries.
  • Post lunch, visit Bibi Khanum Mosque The enormous Bibi-Khanym Mosque, northeast of the Registan, was financed from the spoils of Timur's invasion of India and must have been the jewel of his empire.
  • Siab Bazaar - Main Bazaar of Samarkand, on the crossroad of ancient trading routes. Overnight at Hotel in Samarkand.

  • After Breakfast at Hotel, we will visit “Konigil Meros” Water Mill & Paper Factory located about 10 km from Samarkand.
  • The Silk Paper Factory – The craftsmen of organization “Konigil Meros” which is a family run unit, produce handmade Samarkand Paper by ancient recipe from mulberry tree bark.
  • Registan Square – The official center of Timur Empire, consist of grandiose Madrassah of Ulugbek, Sher Dor & Tillya Kari.
  • Gur Amir Mausoleum – A masterpiece of Islamic architecture of medieval East.
  • Transfer to Station for onward journey to Tashkent by “Afrosiab” Train.
  • Overnight at Hotel in Tashkent.

  • Chimgan Mountains and Charvak Lake
  • After Breakfast, embark on a day trip to Chimgan Mountains and Charvak Lake. Just over an hour northeast of Tashkent by car lies Ugam-Chatkal National Park with the nickname “Uzbek Switzerland.”
  • UNESCO declared Chatkal Mountains a World Heritage Site in 2016. Enjoy the entire road journey full of picturesque surroundings with local villages, gardens and streams. Ride on a Chair Lift to the top of Chimgan Hill (subject to operation/weather conditions). Continue to the shore of Charvak Lake which is formed by joining of the 4 biggest rivers and surrounded by green mountain flanks.
  • Return back to Tashkent. Transfer to Airport for flight back home. Flight departure @2300 hrs

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