Uzbek melody Tour 2
Duration: 7 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Chimgan - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent
Day 1: Arrival Tashkent
Guide will meet and accompany you to Tashkent city. Upon arrival you will visit Independence square the main square of the country that used as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Then you will stroll along the Broadway to visit Amir Timur square. After it you will visit the famous Tashkent metro that is considered to be one of the most beautiful in the world. The first line was opened in 1977. Later on you will visit the old parts of the city like Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam which has several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Then is the highlighted part of the tour is Othman Quran. You will see the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 7th century. Overnight is in hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Chimgan - Tashkent
In course of the tour you will have to drive to Chimgan Mountains. To reach it you will have a chair lift that takes about 30 min one-way on the top of the mountain you will have an opportunity to see Beldersay peak. In addition you will have free time to explore this place by yourself. On the way back you will stop at Charvak lakeside beach to have some water activities (as per season). It is an artificial lake in Tashkent region that attract a lot of tourists as well as local people. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Tashkent - Samarkand (Morning train)
In the morning you will have a transfer to Samarkand by train. Upon arrival you will see this city in the valley of the river Zerafshan. Moreover this city is known to be the second largest city among size in Uzbekistan with the similar age as Babylon or Rome. Today you will explore sights like Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square possesses three stunning Madrasahs found in the 15th-17th centuries and considered to be the great attraction of Samarkand. Then is Shakhi-Zindeh collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15th centuries which later became a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Later on Bibi Khanum Mosque that was built for favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his successful arrival from India. Overnight is in hotel.
Day 4: Samarkand - Bukhara (350km, 5 hours drive)
In course of the tour you will travel to Bukhara. On the way to it you will visit one of the most popular place among - Gijduvan village. Upon arrival you will have a chance to see private pottery workshop of Gijduvan ceramics the method of creating is passed through generation. Nowadays Gizhduvan village is a home for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family. And this family made the Gijduvan school ceramics famed all over the world. Their peculiarities are geometric patterns, blue and green colors on the products. The tour will be continued driving to Bukhara. On the way you will have the chance to visit memorial complex of Al Bukhary tht was erected to Islamic scholar, who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, observed by Sunni Muslims as one of the most genuine Hadith collections. Upon arrival night is in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
Today you will have a great city tour that will show you the main sight of the city. The first attraction to explore will be the ancient citadel in Bukhara found in the 4th century - Citadel Ark. This sight was used as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then is masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century the Samanids mausoleum. Later on you will explore Chashma Ayub (Job's well) and Bolo-Hauz mosque, which is known due to the forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Then you can stroll along the shopping domes to see the souvenirs and enjoy the national culture. Nodir Divan Begi is madrasah that considered to be a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. And the end of the tour will be visiting Poi Kalon complex that has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries. They are Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight.
Day 6: Bukhara - Tashkent (Evening train or flight)
In course of the tour you will visit the near areas of Bukhara. The first sight to explore is Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex that considered to be a memorial complex of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher. Moreover it is one of the Muslim pilgrimage places of Islamic world. Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi was one of the deity leaders of Amir Timur. In Kushbegi and Muzafarohana mosque you can find the courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. After it you will visit the countryside residence of Bukhara Emirs the Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. This sight is interesting due to be built in various architectural styles. The name was a token from the Emir to his wife who died young "Star - like and moon - like Palace". Later on the tour will go to the Sumiton village where you will witness Chor Bakr memorial complex. This sight is known as the town of the dead and symbolizes the four sides of the earth that all people are equal. It was made in the Samanids period until the 16th century. After the pleasant day, you will have a flight (or train transfer) to Tashkent. Your night will be spent in a hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent - Departure
Breakfast is at the hotel. Transfer to the Airport in the morning.
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 605 $
04 pax - 490 $
06 pax - 420 $
08 pax - 440 $
10 pax - 400 $
Single - 75 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Price per person:
02 pax - 780 $
04 pax - 665 $
06 pax - 595 $
08 pax - 610 $
10 pax - 575 $
Single - 155 $
Early check-in - 65 $
Single early check-in - 95 $
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara - 200 $ per group
English speaking escort guide - 410 $ per group
All dinners - 55 $
All lunches and dinners - 95 $
Entrance fees - 40 $ (*with escort guide only)
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*/ "Ramada" Hotel 4*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*/ "Diyora" Hotel 4*
Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3*/ "Omar Khayyam" 4*
- Train tickets Tashkent - Samarkand
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums