– Upon arrival at Tashkent airport early in the morning time. Arrival, meet by your escort guide, and transfer to Tashkent train station.
– Train transfer to Samarkand. Arrival and Arrival, lunch and check in to the hotel. Time for rest.
– Later in the afternoon visit the Registan complex. Registan Square, a complex of three fascinating Madrasahs dating back to 15-17th centuries, is the main highlight of Samarkand that no person can stop admiring its beauty and majesty. Architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh represents a big collection of mausoleums dating back to the 11th-15th centuries being a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
– Dinner and overnight.
– Morning transfer to Al Bukhary complex. Memorial complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary was an Islamic scholar, who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic Hadith collections.
– Saint Daniils Mausoleum. The mausoleum is located near the healing spring and attracts crowds of tourists every day. It is necessary to look when you visit Uzbekistan. Some believe that Daniel was a biblical prophet others – associate him with fellow-soldiers of Kusam ibn Abbas. But all the legends come to the fact that he spread religion to many people. Prophet Doniyar (as many call him), is esteemed in the three religions: Judaism, Christianity and Islam
– Return to Samarkand for lunch. Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of Uzbekistan and is of the same age as the city of Babylon or Rome.
– Today you will visit the local Broadway surrounded by souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops.
– Then you can visit national bazaar Siab, oriental bazaar, where it is easy to find Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. Dinner and overnight.
– After breakfast we will start our way to Bukhara. On the way, we will stop over at Gijduvan village to visit a famous private pottery workshop.
– Gijduvan ceramics school has its deep roots. The skills have been passed from father to son from generation to generation.
Today Gijduvan is home for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family which glorified Gijduvan school ceramics all over the world.
– Gijduvan School of ceramics is distinguished by a geometric pattern. Green and blue colors prevail in the decoration of products.
– Afterwards we continued driving to Bukhara. Night is in a hotel.
– Today you will have a full day of sightseeing in the fascinating city of Bukhara.
– At first you will visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara dating back to the 4th century named Citadel Ark which served as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire.
– Then you will see Samanids mausoleum, a real masterpiece of architecture of 9th -10th century.
– Then the tour continues to Chashma Ayub, meaning Job’s well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, known also as the mosque of forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayed Khan.
– Then you have a chance to walk along the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasas of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi which is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble, famous central sightseeing of Bukhara.
– Dinner will be at a traditional Uzbek house where you can taste local homemade dishes.
– Night is in a hotel.
– Breakfast and transfer to Tashkent airport. Train to Tashkent. Full day is dedicated to a sightseeing tour in Tashkent.
– Today you will visit Independence square which is the main square of the country, erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II.
– Then you will have a chance to walk along the local Broadway, a walking street between independence square and Amir Timur square.
– Further you can take a ride in the famous Tashkent metro, among the most beautiful subways in the world. First line was opened in 1977.
– Then you will visit the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukeldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum.
– The highlight of its exhibits is the Othman Quran which is the world’s oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. The Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad).
– Night is in a hotel.
– In the morning you will transfer to Chimgan Mountains. Upon arrival you will have a chair lift to reach the top to see Beldersay peak 30 min one-way.
– Here you will have some free time for walking around, enjoying nature. On the way back you will stop over at Charvak lakeside beach for free time and water activities (as per season).
– Charvak is an artificial lake, a popular resort in Tashkent region and thousands of holiday makers from all over Uzbekistan and neighboring countries visit the reservoir.
– At the end of the day, return to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel
– Early breakfast is at the hotel. Transfer to the airport and flight home.
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Spectacular view whispering whole medieval history of this oriental pearl located on the Great Silk Road. Love to be there whenever I am in Samarkand
During the day Kalyan tower is imposing, but during the night when it is lit up for all to see, it is simply magnificent. It was nicknamed ‘Tower of Death’. It was first constructed in 1127 to callMuslims in the city to prayer five times per day. After the minaret’s construction, local legend has it that Genghis Khan looked from the base of the tower to the top which caused his hat to fall off his head. Admiring the boldness of the tower, Khan ordered that the tower should be spared from destruction.