Uzbekistan Tours: Tour 08
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 10 days
Day 1: Your plane lands at Tashkent airport. Tour consists of Transfer to hotel and overnight. Rest Afternoon city tour: we will have tour to "New Tashkent TV Tower" - the highest in Central Asia - 375 m, "Memorial to the victims of the repression" - get tour to Memorial and Museum, "Monument of Courage" (1976) - the epicentre of Tashkent earthquake of 1966. Old part of the city: this tour has attractions as the architectural complex "Khazret-Imam". Overnight accommodation is organised into hospitable Uzbekistan.
Day 2: After breakfast Transfer to Samarkand (315 km, 5 hours) and hotel accommodation. City tour includes visit to the "Gur Emir mausoleum" - we wil have tour to Tamerlan grave built for Temur's grandson Muhammad-Sultan and tour will show us tombs of three other Timurids (14-15 C.) - Sons of Temur - Miranshah and get tour to Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek. Night in the capital of Tamerlane's empire organised.
Day 3: Today you will visit: discover 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. Toru includes Free time to spend at leisure. Night in one of the oldest cities in the world organised.
Day 4: After breakfast transfer to Shakhrisabz - the interesting part of tour is a unique monument of urban design and architecture (90 km, 1.5 hours). In Uzbekistan we have Shakhrisabz Tour: - (. 14-15 c) Uzbekistan will show us Ruins of the "Ak-Saray Palace" Tamerlane summer residence that shocked the imagination of his contemporaries, "Jahongir mausoleum" - mausoleum of Tamerlane's oldest and most famous son. In Uzbekistan we have Late afternoon arrival in Bukhara and accommodation at the hotel. Night in Bukhara organised.
Day 5: Today you have City tour: mausoleum of the Samanids - get tour in Uzbekistan to the oldest brick building in Central Asia, a masterpiece of architecture in the world, mausoleum Chashma Ayub, the estimated "places of trace" is left out of Saints (14 (9-10 c.). century). Legend has it that once the bible prophet Job (Ayub) visited this place. In Uzbekistan we Visit the museums of Imam Al Bukhari and "The Museum of Water". "Bolo-Houz Mosque" - the only monument of medieval Bukhara (early 20th century), get travel to Ark - the centre of Bukhara statehood (4th century BC), silk carpet shops, complex "Poi Kalon" ("Under the Great"): "Kalyan Minaret" - the main symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolised the authority and power of spiritual governors.
Day 6: After breakfast tour outside the city: get travel to Emir Summer Residence "Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa" (19th century), memorial cemeteries "Chor Bakr" (10th century), the mausoleum Bakhouddin Nakshbandi visit (16-19. c), and 14 to the graves of his mother and his teacher (c). Back to Bukhara. Free time to rest and walk through the old streets of Bukhara. Night is organised in a quiet and cosy Bukhara Hotel.
Day 7: Breakfast. 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. Night is organised in Khiva.
Day 8: Today you will have sightseeing 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. Travel includes Walking tour to walk around the Ayazkala 1 and 2 fortresses Ayazkala. Night in the Silk Road traditional organised.
Day 9: After breakfast get 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. Night is organised in Tashkent.
Day 10: Today you will be sightseeing tour around Tashkent have "Chorsu" - oriental bazaar, "national park", "Abdulkasim Medressa", which is now the centre for traditional arts with attractive souvenirs from local artisans (19th century). 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. Then your guide will be from the hotel and take you to the airport.
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