Uzbekistan Tours: Tour 09
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 10 days
Day 1: Your plane lands at the airport of Tashkent. Tashkent - capital of Uzbekistan. A transfer in the hotel and location. Rest night in the hotel organizes.
Day 2. After breakfast a transfer to Samarkand (315 km, 5 hours) and placement in hotel A sightseeing tour of a city: "The mausoleum of Gur Emir" - grave of Timur (14-fifteen), which was constructed for grandson Muhammad the Temura-Sultan, and graves of three other Timurids - sons of Temur - Miranshah and Shahrukh and his grandson Ulugbek.
Day 3: Today you will visit: Siab market the best Samarkand bread and fruit, and an excavation of the ancient city Afrosiab Museum, Mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar try - Legend Associates with the Koran and the Bible prophets Danijara (Daniel), whose remains have been brought here Tamerlane a memorial complex of the outstanding seminarian of Imam Muhammada Sunni al-Bukhari (died in 870) and the largest observatory 15 c. It is built of Ulugbek. 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 have struck the imagination contemporarie. Gold Road to the historic town of Samarkand - a crossroad of cultures in the world. At night it is organized in Samarkand.
Day 5: Today you will be transfer yurtas Yangigazgan through the village (260 km, 4 hours). Accommodation in traditional Kazakh yurts all necessary equipment: per capita, kitchens etc. dinner. Experience sandy landscapes, flora and fauna Kyzyl-godfather leave. To learn camels go in the evening. Dinner from a fire with Kazakhstan is similar to sing. Night is organized in the traditional style of the Silk Route century
Day 6: Today you will go on the lake Ajdarkul. Fishing, picnicking. Pool. Eating fried fish for dinner was caught by sea. To back in yurts. Driving on camels or relax in a quiet atmosphere of the desert. Night is organized in yurts under the starry sky of the desert.
Day 7: After breakfast a slice to Bukhara (270 km, 4 hours) by Nurata (in Persian with English direct transfer "only-ota" the father means "bar"). To see a gorge on the way to visit the gallery of stone Sarmish a Bronze Age petroglyphs. To feed this great joy and observe fish. A free time for recreation and walks along ancient streets of Bukhara.
Day 8: After breakfast tour to a city: mausoleum of the Samanids - the oldest brick building in Central Asia, a masterpiece of architecture in the world holy (9-tenth), mausoleum Chashma Ayub that concerns estimated to "pursue Places" on the left (14). The legend says that once Bibles prophets Iov (Ayub) visited this place. Night is organized in a quiet and cozy hotel in Bukhara.
Day 9: Today you will have a transfer 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 registered in the list of world cultural heritage by UNESCO. At night it is organized in Khiva.
Day 10: Today you will take a tour in a city near an architectural complex of the palace of the khan - internal citadel Ichang-Kala (the 16-seventeenth century). 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. A free time. At night it is organized in Khiva.
Day 11. After a delicious breakfast, a transfer to the airport in Urgench (35 km, 30 mines) on the morning flight HY 1052 in Tashkent at 09:20 clock Arrival in Tashkent at 10:50 and placement in the hotel. A sightseeing tour across Tashkent: "The new Tashkent TV Tower" - the highest in the Central Asia - 375 m, "Memoirs for the victims of reprisals" - a memorial and museum. Night in Tashkent.
Day 12: In the morning, your guide provides you with the hotel and delivers you to the airport.
9 - the Shas zinda, Samarkand
Near the mosque Bibi-Hanum is one of the most mysterious and unique architectural monuments of Samarkand, Shah-and-zinda. It consists of a series perfecting tombs glowing blue colors. They live harmoniously combined and dvizhushchijsja composition, various mausoleums are grouped by the medieval streets. The Shas zinda consists of eleven mausoleums that were built one after another in XIV - XV century.
The unique combination of ancient tombs (1370-1449), near Afrasiabom arrangements. It also be called "Cemetery Street". The construction of mosques and mausoleums of the XI-XV centuries extends strange to both sides and stylish look blue domes above the collar.
The Shah Zinda necropolis of the royal persons and znati. But the main mausoleum necropolis begins, it seems, of the imaginary grave of the Prophet's cousin Mohammedan, Kusama ibn Abbas. The complex is called "Sha-and-zinda" in Persian means "the tsar Vivo". He was one of those who preached Islam in this region. After the plant was the most important center of pilgrimage, which was respected by the people as sacred.
In accordance with the legend that Ibn 'Abbas has come to preach in Samarkand in 640, it has beheaded for 13 years and was zoroastrijtsev during prayer.
The graves Kusama ibn Abbasa Samarkand attracts many followers of the religious or spiritual tourism, as well as in the Middle Ages, the pilgrimage to the grave "live Czar" equal hadzha Mecca. According to legend, the source of water on the grave have healing powers.