DETAILED PROGRAM OF THE TOUR
Day 1 Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Rest.
Day 2 Flight to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva (30 km, 30 min). Sightseeing in Khiva: Ichan Kala – under the open sky museum protected by the UNESKO as one of the world heritage masterpiece. Kalta-Minor Minaret (1855 y) – unfcomplete minaret of 26 m height and base D=16 m. It was planned to be the highest minaret in CA. Kunya-Ark (XVII-XIX cc) - the first palace of Khiva. Pahlovan Mahmud mausoleum (XIV-XIX c) decorated with tiles gorgeous mausoleum over the grave of Khiva national hero and poet. Islam Khodja madrassah and minaret (XX c), Juma-mosque (XVII c) - the original Friday mosque with a roof, propped up by 218 wooden carved columns (X-XIX c). Tash-Khauli (1830-1838 y) – palatial and habitable rooms complex, enclosed with the brick wall.
Day 3 Country excursion along the ancient fortresses of Khorezm (I – II cc): Ayaz-Kala, Toprak-Kala.
Day 4 Transfer to Bukhara (500 km, 8 hrs).
Day 5 Sightseeing in Bukhara: “The heart of Bukhara –architectural complex Lyabi-Khauz with the oldest in CA pool (XIV-XVII c), Kukeldash madrasah (XV c), Poi-Kalyan complex: minaret Kalyan (XII c), large Friday mosque Kalyan (XV c), stand madrasah Miri-Arab (XVI c), Samanids mausoleum (IX-X c) - one of the ancient mausoleums in CA made of burnt brick, which remains in a good condition nowadays. Ark citadel (IV–XX cc) surrounded with large fortress wall (oldest building in Bukhara), the main residence of the Emirs. Chor-Minor – the original building of four minarets (XIX c), which remained after large Karavan-Saray.
Day 6 Transfer Bukhara – Karshi – Termez (400 km, 8 hrs). Hotel.
Day 7 Sightseeing in Termez: ruins of Buddhism monasteries in Kara-Tepa (II-IV cc.), Fayaz-tepe Buddhism Complex (I c.), Ensemble of Sultan-Saodat Mausoleums with graves of aristocracy of Samanid period (IX - X cc.), Kyrk-Kyz Farmstead (IX - X cc), Mausoleum of Khamid al Termezi (748 – 869), Kampyr-Tepe settlement (40 km. from Termez) is famous for its medieval minaret, local historical museum.
Day 8 Transfer to Shakhrisabz (300 km, 5 hrs). Sightseeing: ruins of Ak Saray Palace (1380-1404), Doruttilyavat Ensemble (ÕIV-XV cc), Kok Gumbaz Mosque (1435), Jami Mosque (1915), Jakhongir Mausoleum (XIV c), Dorussiadat Ensemble (XIV c), Chor-su Trade dome. O/n at the hotel.
Transfer to Samarkand (170 km, 3 hrs). Excursion: Registan square - the "heart" of
Samarkand - ensemble of 3 majestic medreses (XIV-XVI c.c.) – Sherdor, Ulugbek and Tillya Qory, the grandiose cathedral Bibi-Khanum Mosque (XV c.), Gur-Emir Mausoleum of Timur (Tamerlan), his sons and grandson Ulugbek (XV c.).
Day 10 Continue of sightseeing in Samarkand: Tamerlan’s grandson Ulugbek’s the well-known ruler and astronomer-scientist observatory (1420) - the ruins of an immense (30 m) astrolabe for observing stars position, Shakhi-Zinda – “The Living King” (XI-XVIII cc) Necropolis of Samarkand rulers and noblemen, consisting of set of superb decorated mausoleums, exotic Siab bazaar. Transfer to Tashkent (350 km, 5 hrs).
Day 11 Transfer to Fergana (350 km, ~ 8 hrs). En route excursions in Kokand: Khudoyar-khan Palace (1871) where local historical museum is situated, Norbut-Biy Medrese (XVIII c), Modarikhon Mausoleum (XIX c) and in Rishtan – famous by potters’ dynasties, ceramics masters. Here you can watch their work and buy original earthenware for memory.
Day 12 Fergana Valley. Excursion in Margilan to Yodgorlic silk factory. Here you can acquaint with a process of hand-made production of silk fabrics, from unwinding silk cocoons till their coloring, and also to buy not expensive souvenirs made of silk.
Flight to Tashkent, transfer to Chimgan Mountains (80 km, 2 hrs).
Day 14 Walking in the mountains. Return to Tashkent (80 km, 2 hrs).
Departure from Tashkent.
• accommodation on twin-share basis;
• meals: breakfasts throughout;
• transport for all transfers according to program;
• sightseeing with local guides in each city;
• entrance fees to main tourist sites according to program;
• airfare Urgench – Tashkent;
• airfare Fergana – Tashkent;
• letter of invitation (visa support letter).
Cost does not include:
• International flights;
• all services not mentioned as above;
• meals: half- / full board throughout;
• photo- & video shooting fees in museums;
• medical insurance.
Extra charge for single supplement:
• hotels 2* - $210;
• hotels 3* - $280;
• hotels 4* - $390.
Telephone: +99890 1886128
The tour can be organized in your own dates / any number of pax, cost & conditions are available upon request.