Uzbekistan- The Great Caravans Tour- TUC17+18

Number of Days: 15
Destination: Uzbekistan
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    Welcome to Uzbekistan! Uzbekistan is a country with great potential for an expanded tourism industry. Many of its Central Asian cities were main points of trade on the Silk Road, linking Eastern and Western civilizations. Today the museums of Uzbekistan store over two million artifacts, evidence of the unique historical, cultural and spiritual life of the Central Asian peoples that have lived in the region for more than 7, 000 years. Uzbekistan attracts tourists with its historical, archeological, architectural and natural treasures. 

     

  • Day 1 - Tashkent - Arrival Day 

    (Lunch and dinner included)
    Upon arrival Tashkent in morning, we will pick you up and shall start our tour. In the morning, we will visit Khazrati Imam Complex. In the old Tashkent residential neighborhood called Sibzar, lies Khazrat Imam Square with a complex of architectural monuments that sprang up here in the course of several centuries. Scientists believe that early in the Middle Ages this place was the towns center, which was then called Shash. The ensemble of the monuments began to take its shape around the burial-place of Kaffal ash-Shashi, the first Tashkents imam and propagator of Islam. It was he after whom the square was named Khazret Imam (‘Saint Imam).

    Also we will one of the few remained monumental architectural monuments of Tashkent - Kukeldash Madrassah. It was built in the second half of the 16th century in the time of Abdullachan. And Complex Madrasa Barakhan which was formed during 15-16th centuries from buildings which were constructed in different periods. And we will visit Museum of Applied Arts which housed in a traditional house originally commissioned for a wealthy tsarist diplomat, the house itself is the main attraction, rather than its collection of 19th and 20th century applied arts.

    After lunch, Murtis Tour will lead you keep going our tour, including visit Mustakillik Maidoni (‘Independence Square), which is another citys attraction. Wide granite stairs coming up between the cascades of 7-meter-high squirts of the fountains lead to a huge colonnade that in an arc-form manner flanks the square in the east. The 16 white marble columns with capitals in the form of the traditional sharafa-stalactites are spanned with silvery metal roof decorated with sculptures of storks. Since ancient times in Uzbekistan these birds are believed to symbolize peace and tranquility. Before we transfer you to hotel, TravelShop Turkey will accompany you to visit Underground Metro and Chorsu Bazaar which is located near the Kukeldash Madrassa. This huge open air bazaar is the center of the old town of Tashkent. Everything imaginable is for sale.
    Dinner and overnight in Tashkent.

    Day 2 - Tashkent - Samarkand
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    This morning we will visit Tamerlane Museum which is covered with murals showing Tamerlane in battle, at leisure and at his court. There are also large panels carrying quotations from Karimov. Also we will visit the History Museum, it is the largest museum in the city. It is housed in the ex-Lenin Museum. Before lunch, Murtis tour will lead you to visit the largest, and most unique theatre on the territory of Central and Southeast Asia - Navoi Theatre. Its achievements are of great value to the Uzbek people, the pride of the nation. After lunch, we will depart for Samarkand. Upon arrival, transfer and check in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Samarkand.

    Day 3 - Smarkand
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    Today we will have the full day sightseeing tour in Shmarkand. We will accompany you to explore the city by visiting different famous spots, including Registan square. The Square is surrounded by the Ulugbeks madrassah, the Sher-Dor madrassah and Tilla-Kori madrassah. Mausoleum Gur-Emir,

    After lunch, we shall keep going our tour, we will visit the Observatory of Ulugbek visit to Necropolis Shakhi-Zinda and ensemble of mausoleums of the 11th-19th centuries, the necropolis of Samarkand rulers and nobles; excavation site Afrosiab and museum of the city foundation. Also we will visit to Mosque Bibi-Khanum. At last, you will be given free time to shopping in Siab bazaar. Tonight please enjoy your dinner with Presentation of National Cuisine Plov. Overnight in Samarkand.

    Day 4 - Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    This morning we will drive to Shakhrisabz. We will have a sightseing tour in Shakhrisabz during our journey, Murtis Tour will lead you to visit Ak Saray Palace, Kuk Gumbaz, Gumbazi Saidon, Khazrati Imam Mosque, Mausoleum of Jakhangir (Temurlans son).
    The green city as the name is translated, was known in due time as Kesh or Nasaf. Tamerlan was born near to city and has proclaimed its place of years palace of a shed. After the tour, we will drive back Samarkand. Dinner and overnight in Samarkand.

    Day 5 - Samarkand
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    Today you need not to wake up early, whole day free time in old city to have leisure and rest. Lunch, dinner and overnight in Samarkand.

    Day 6- Samarkand - Nurata - Yangigazgan
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    After enjoy your breakfast this morning, we will drive to Yangigazgan via Nurata. and have our lunch there. You will have an excursion in Nurata including visit fortress ruins Nurata Friday mosque with basin filled with sacred fishes. Also, we will visit to the ruins of fortress of Great Alexander. At the end, we will drive to yurts camp. Dinner at the fire under accompany Kazakh Akyn (local folklore singer). Overnight in Yurtas.

    Day 7 - Yangigazgan - Lake Aydarkul - Bukhara
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    We will pick you up from your hotel rand drive to Lake Aydarkul to have a camel trekking trip, in case of good weather its possible even to swim and sunburst. And we will have our lunch on the lake shore. Spend some time for relaxing in the lake. We will drive to Bukhara. Upon arrival, transfer and check in to your hotel. Dinner will be arrange in the city restaurant. Overnight in Bukhara.

    Day 8 - Bukhara
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel and shall start our full day sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Murtis Tour will lead you to visit all the famous sightseeing spots including: The Lyabi-Khaus ensemble, Includes the Kukeldush madrassah and Nodir-Divan-Begi as well as the Khanakas. Also we will visit 3 remaining domed bazaars - Taqi Zargaron, or Jewelers Bazaar, Taqi Telpak Furushon or Cap Makers Bazaar and Taqi Sarrafon, or Moneychangers Bazaar, Mausoleum of the Samanids, Chashmai-Ayub, Mosque Bolo-Khauz, citadel Ark. From high walls of citadel the interesting skyline of the city is made up of a mixture of modern buildings and monuments of the past), Ensemble Poi Kalian. Madrassah Miri-Arab, Mosque Djuma, Madrassah of Ulugbek and Madrassah of Abdoulazizkhan, Mausoleum Chor Minor, Mosque Magoki-Attari. Dinner with folk performance at a madrassah in Bukhara. Overnight in Bukhara.

    Day 9 - Bukhara
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    Today you will have an excursion around the suburbs of Bukhara, visiting Sitorai Mokhi Khosa (end of XIXc-begining of XXc) - The residence of the last ruled emir (ruler) of Bukhara. Complex of Bahouddin Naqshbandi (XVI c) - religious complex, one of the sacrede places of Moslems. Mausoleum of Chor Bakr (XVI-XXc. c.) Dinner and overnight in Bukhara.

    Day 10 - Bukhara - Khiva
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    After your breakfast, we will depart for Khiva via Kyzylkum desert along Caravan road. For our lunch, we will have a stop for our prinic lunch. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the day is yours to explore the city. Dinner and overnight in Khiva.

    Day 11 - Khiva
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    Today we will start our full day sightseeing tour after your breakfast, Murtis Tour will lead you to visit the UNESCO World Heritage List - Itchan Kala which is the inner town (protected by brick walls some 10 m high) of the old Khiva oasis, Also we will visit palace-fortress Kurynysh-khana, Juma mosque the Seyid Allauddin mausoleum and the Bagbanli mosque, Mukhammad, Khurdzhum and Shirgazi-khan madrassahs which built in the 17th and 18th centuries, Among later structures, of special interest are the Kutlug-Murad-inak madrassah, the Pakhlavan-Makhmud mausoleum, the caravanserai, and Allakuli-khan madrassah, the Tash-Khauli palace. Lunch and dinner in local restaurant. At the end of the tour, transfer to your hotel and you will be given your room key. Overnight in Khiva.

    Day 12 - Khiva - Ayazkala - Urgench - Tashkent
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    This morning you will be transferred to Ayazkala, visit ancient Fortresses. Ayazkala, Kirkkizkala and Toprakkala. After your lunch in Ayazkala, we will dirve back to Urgench have our dinner and for your domestic flight back to Tashkent (HY-1058 / 21:10) Upon arrival, transfer and check in to your hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.

    Day 13 - Tashkent - Kokand - Ferghana
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    After breakfast, Murtis Tour will pick you up from hotel and transfer to to Kokand- the city of winds. Excursion of the city. The Palace of Khudayar Khan was constructed in 1871-1873 by the masters from Kokand, Kanibadam, Chust, Namangan and Uratyube, which produce on guests impression by its 70m high facade. Mausoleum of Modari Khana- quite interesting sample of islamic architecture, was built in 1825 by Umar Khan his mother. Mosque Jomiy (1800y)- there are being held Friday praying ( namaz from uzbek). Madrassah Norbutabi (1899y)- one floored, but majestic construction. In XIXc its considered one of the biggest construction of Kokand.
    After l unch in the Local Uzbek Restaurant, TravelShop Turkey will drive you to Fergana and check in to your hotel. Visit Park named after Al-Ferghaniy and Regional Theatre located inside the court of General M. Skobelevs residence. At the end of the tour, transfer you to hotel. Dinner in Local Restaurant and overnight in Ferghana.

    Day 14 - Ferghan - Margilan - Rishtan - Tashkent
    (Breakfast, lunch and dinner included)
    After breakfast, we will drive to Margilan The day will be spend on excursing city Margilan (12km from Ferghana). Yodgorlik- silk weaving factory which is known for its goods made of silk. Also Murtis Tour will visit Bazaar with you which is famous for its eastern fruits, especially grenades and apricots.
    Mosque Chakar and madrassah Said Akhmad Khodja (XIXc)- the main composition of this complex, consist of hall and veranda with painted ceilings. After have our lunch in the Uzbek Traditional Restaurant, we will drive to Rishtan and vsit the Master Pottery House in Rishtan.
    At the end, weill depart for Tashkent by coach via Mountains. Upon arrival, transfer and check in to your hotel. Dinner and overnight in Tashkent.

    Day 15 - Tashkent - End of Tour
    (Breakfast included)
    After breakfast check out from your hotel. Regarding your flight departure time, we will arrange your transfer to Tashkent Airport for your international flight back home. We hope your tour was a memorable one and we would like to see you in future in one of our tours again. 

     

    • Arrival transfer from Airport
    • Domestic flight from Urgench to Tashkent
    • 3 nights hotel in Tashkent
    • 4 nights hotel in Samarkand
    • 1 night hotel in Yangigazgan yurta
    • 3 nights hotel in Bukhara
    • 2 nights hotel in Khiva
    • 1 night hotel in Ferghana
    • Guided Tours in all destinations
    • All breakfasts, lunches and dinners
    • Concert of Folklore show and Dinner in Madrassah of Nodir devan Begi in Bukhara
    • Presentation of National Cuisine Plov in National Guest House (from 7 person)
    • Uzbekistan tourist map per pax
    • Porter fees in the hotel and airport
    • Visa support to obtain Uzbekistan visa
    • Professional English speaking guide
    • All entrance fees to all museums mentioned in the itinerary
    • Transportation in a fully air-conditioned, non-smoking coach
    • Return transfer to Airport

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    • $2715 pp twin share. Single supplement + $477. Dates: available weekly

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