Uzbekistan Tours: Tour 08
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 10 days
Day 1: Your plane lands at the airport of Tashkent. A transfer in the hotel and location. Rest In the second half of the day-tour to a city: "The new Tashkent TV tower" - Monument, a memorial and a museum, "said Courage - the highest in the Central Asia - 375 m", the memorial to the victims of reprisals " "(1976) - epicenter Tashkent 1966th An old part of the city: an architectural complex "Hazrat-Imam". Night hospitable Uzbekistan organized.
Day 2. After breakfast a transfer to Samarkand (315 km, 5 hours) and placement in hotel The sightseeing tour of the city includes a visit to "the mausoleum of Gur Emir" - grave of Timur (the 14-fifteenth C), which was constructed for grandson Muhammad the Temura-Sultan and tombs of three other Timurids - sons of Temur - Miranshah and Shahrukh and his grandson Ulugbek. Night of the empire Tamerlana organized capital.
Day 3: Today you will visit: Siab a market, try for the best Samarkand bread and fruit, and an excavation of the ancient city Afrosiab Museum, Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar - Legend Associates with the Koran and the Bible prophets Danijara (Daniel), whose remains here Tamerlane were. Free time to spend a free time. Night is organized in one of the oldest cities in the world.
Day 4: After breakfast, a transfer in Shakhrisabz - a unique monument of urban design and architecture (90 km, 1.5 hours). Shakhrisabz Tour: Ruins "Ak-shed" - the summer residence Tamerlana, the imagination of his contemporaries (the fifteenth 14-C), "Jahangir's mausoleum" have shaken - the mausoleum of senior and favorite son Tamerlana. Later on arrival in Bukhara and placement in the hotel. Night in Bukhara organized.
Day 5: Today you will have a tour on a city: mausoleum of the Samanids - the oldest brick building in Central Asia, a masterpiece of architecture in the world (9-tenth), mausoleum Chashma Ayub that concerns estimated to "pursue Places" on the left St. (14). The legend says that once Bibles prophets Iov (Ayub) visited this place. Visiting museums Imam Al Bukhari and "a water museum." "Bolo-Houz to a mosque" - a unique monument of medieval Bukhara (early 20-C), Ark - "Give drink Kalon" the center of the rule of Bukhara (4 C BC), shops silk carpets, a complex (" Under Big "):" Kalyan Minaret "- the main symbol of sacred Bukhara, which symbolizes the power and the power of spiritual governors.
Day 6: After tasty tour breakfast outside the city: the Emir's summer residence "Sitora Mocha Hosa" (19), memorial cemeteries "choir-Bakr" (10), visit the mausoleum Bahauddin Naqshbandi (16-nineteenth) and a grave his mother and his teacher (14). Return to Bukhara. A free time for recreation and walks along ancient streets of Bukhara. Night is organized in a quiet and cozy hotel in Bukhara.
7 days: breakfast. Moving to Khiva through the desert Kyzyl-godfather lengthways caravan on the road (480 km, 5-7 hours). Arrival to Khiva - only "the open-air museum" in Central Asia, which was completely, has remained until today. Accommodation in the hotel in or near "Ichang-Kala" - the historical center of Khiva, which was entered in the list UNESCO World Heritage one. A free time. At night it is organized in Khiva.
Day 8: Today you will take a sightseeing tour tour have an architectural complex. The ensemble consists of the smallest madrassah in Khiva and the minaret of the upper deck at a height of 45 meters and is the highest point in the city. In the second half of the day, a transfer in camping Ayazkala by the pontoon bridge Amu Darya and Tuprakkala an old fortress (the two thirds century) accommodation in yurts. A walking tour atour Ayazkala 1 and 2 Ayazkala fortresses. Night is organized in the traditional style of the Silk Route century
Day 9: After breakfast to learn, camels go. Tour Ayazkul lakes. Fishing, swimming and rowing. A dinner. To back in yurts. A transfer to the airport in Urgench (80 km, 1.5 hours), the evening flight HY 1058 in Tashkent at 21:10 clock. Arrival in Tashkent at 23:15 clock and placement in the hotel. Night in Tashkent.
Day 10: Today you will have a sightseeing tour of a city: "Chorsu" - Eastern Market, "National park", "Abdulkasim madrassas", which is now the center of traditional arts with attractive souvenirs from local artisans (19's free. see time for walk over Tashkent its beautiful fountains and areas to visit museums and galleries, and the Tashkent undergtour -. one of the most beautiful in the world then your guide will deliver you from the hotel and provides you to the airport.
8-Afrosiaba the city: the legend and the description
The entry into Samarkand in the north is a town Afrasiab (VII-II century BC), which is on the high mountains. It is amazing that there are no signs for the town and local people call this place as the city Afrosiab, believe that the legend created by the existence of the huge city, Turana legendary tsar. Actually, this former colony Samankard domongolskogo is the time. This was the site of the city life of VI century before the destruction of the Mongol army in 1220.
The suffering of many conquerors invasions Samarkand has not argued CHingishana invasion. A great Mongol ruler who ordered the destruction of the city on the right side. The people were so much moved by the CHingishana matter, it would not dare to set this earth. Return to the ruins of Samarkand they have established at the foot of the hill. Now describes the huge solar Samarkand - Afrosiab old.
Was founded during the excavations in the city Afrosiaba consisted of the fortress, the central part of the city and in the suburbs. In the city center, researchers have discovered and artisans living quarters, the mosque, the ruins of the palace of the governor where the frescoes dedicated found admirable of Samarkand (VII-VIII century), the events of the life of the city.
Afrosiab The museum is located in the same place and will adjust the archaeological collectin spent at the site of the ancient city.