Uzbek melody Tour 5
Duration: 6 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Samarkand - Urgut - Gijduvan - Bukhara
Day 1: Tashkent
Uzbek melody Tour 5 is waiting for you. Meet the guide and travel to the city to see the Independence square dedicated to the victory over fascism in World War II. You will walk along the local Broadway, and see the famous Tashkent metro opened in 1977. Then you will visit the old part of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that comprises of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Don't miss to visit the Othman Quran as the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph as one of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad. Othman was killed in the 8th century where his blood can be seen on the Quran pages. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
Today you will be transferred to Samarkand. Samarkand is placed in the valley of the river Zerafshan and defined to be the second largest city of Uzbekistan. Today you will visit the Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, a compound of three captivating Madrasahs dating back to 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh is famous for its huge collection of mausoleums found in the 11th-15 centuries. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of beloved Tamerlane's wife, after his fruitful operation in India. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand - Urgut - Samarkand
In the morning you will drive to a small village of Samarkand as Urgut. This village is famous for its earsplitting and lively national bazaar. In the second part of day we will return to Samarkand city and visit the memorial complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary was an Islamic intellectual, who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al Bukhari, seen by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic Hadith collections. He is an author of other books such as Al Adab al Mufrad. Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Samarkand - Gijduvan - Bukhara
In the morning we will start our way to Bukhara. On the way, we will have break over at Gijduvan village to visit famous private pottery workshop. Gijduvan ceramics school has its bottomless origins. The skills have been passed from one generation to another. Nowadays Gizhduvan is homegrown for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family which glorified Gijduvan school ceramics all over the world. Gijduvan School of ceramics is famous for green and blue colors succeed in decoration of products. Afterwards we will continue to Bukhara. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
Today you will have a full day of city tour in the captivating city of Bukhara. You will visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara of the 4th century named Citadel Ark which aided as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Formerly you will see Samanids mausoleum, a actual masterwork of architecture of 9th -10th century. Then the tour lasts to Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque, where you can see forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. You will walk along the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara as Nodir Divan Begi (Lyabi House Ensemble). Today's tour will end with visiting Poi Kalon complex which has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 6: Bukhara - Flight
Transfer to airport. Uzbek melody Tour 5 is over. We are grateful for spending time on tours.
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 475 $
04 pax - 420 $
06 pax - 385 $
08 pax - 355 $
10 pax - 325 $
Single - 60 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 40 $
*Full board - 75 $
*Entrance fees - 30 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 160 $ per group
Escort guide - 320 $ per group
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Train tickets Tashkent - Samarkand - 30 $