8D7N Heritage Of Uzbekistan

VALIDITY DATE : 28 Feb 2018

“RATES QUOTE ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE”

PACKAGE INCLUSIVE OF:

  • 07 nights accommodation based on Twin sharing.
  • Daily buffet breakfast at the hotel.
  • Transportation by private air-conditioner with professional driver cum guide.
  • Tour as mentioned in the program.
  • All lunches & dinners as per itinerary progam.
  • Daily 02 bottles of drinking water during tour.
  • Entrance fees, toll & parking.

PACKAGE EXCLUSIVE OF:

  • International & domestic flight ticket & airport tax.
  • Uzbekistan visa fee.
  • All personal expenses during the travel.
  • Personal travel Insurance.
  • Others item not mentioned in itinerary.
  • Compulsory tipping for Tour Guide & Coach/Van Driver.
  • Surcharge for LONG HOLIDAYS/PUBLIC HOLIDAY.
  • Additional charge from Samarkand to Taskent by Afrosiab Train (Economy Class – USD 15 /Bussiness Class – USD 30.
  • Price subject to change following the currency fluctuation.

DAY 01 : Dinner
ARRIVAL TASHKEN > KHIVA
Arrival to Tashkent International Airport, meet & greet with our local representative then transfer direct to transfer to domestic airport. Registration and flight for Urgench by first morning flight. Upon arrival transfer and check in to the hotel. Time for rest. Afternoon city tour in Khiva: Ichan-Qala is the inner city in Khiva rounded with strong walls. Centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses transformed Ichan-Qala into unique city-monument. Ichan-Qala consists of over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala was designated a historical and architectural conservation area. Muhammad Arang Khan, son of Muhammad Anush Khan in 1686, led Kunya-Ark fortress – foundation to the Kunya Ark citadel. In XVIII century, citadel was separated from the Ichan-Qala and became “city in the city”. Primarily Kunya Ark consisted of Khans’ office, reception hall, harem, closed and outdoor mosque, and mint yard, back office with mews, storehouse and workshop. Citadel served as a military base, but in XIX and XX century embodied many other buildings. Kalta Minor minaret – stands for ‘short minaret’, unfinished tower adjoining to Muhammad Amin Khan Madrasah. Legends say that architect in-charge for the Khan who found out that master executed the construction got better offer from Bukhara Khan to build higher minaret in Bukhara. After this, no any architect risked to complete the minaret. Tash Khouvli Palace – stone palace is located in the eastern part of Ichan-Qala. This is the sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. Allakuli-Khan who ordered to build the palace directed a big amount of wealth for the construction of this palace as the period was one of the flourishing of Khorezm Empire. At the end of excursion returning back to the hotel. Overnight is at the hotel.
Dinner : served at a local halal restaurant.

DAY 02 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
KHIVA > BUKHARA
After the breakfast, Breakfast is at the hotel. Morning departure for Bukhara, the way goes thru Kizilkum desert (around seven hours’ drive thru the desert). Stop en-route to enjoy views of Amu Darya River and the desert. Arrival to Bukhara, check in to the hotel. Free time in Bukhara and overnight is at the hotel.
Lunch : served at a local halal restaurant.
Dinner : served at a local halal restaurant.

DAY 03 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
BUKHARA
After the breakfast, full day tour of Bukhara: Citadel Ark (4th b.c.) – Ark citadel is the most ancient citadel in Bukhara. Ark citadel was erected on the Registan Square and is the symbol of haughtiness, power and greatness. Fortress was the sample of city life. Ark served as a palace of several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Samanids mausoleum (9-10th c.) – this mausoleum of Ismail Samanids’ dynasty. This masterpiece of architecture was built in 9th -10th century. Mausoleum is the resting-place of Ismail Samani – a powerful and influential Amir of the Samanid dynasty, one of the Persian dynasties that ruled in central Asia in 9th and 10th centuries. Chashma Ayub (14th c.) – means Job’s well. According to legend, Prophet Job (Ayub) while crossing thisarea found out that the local people were exhausted from dry climate and having no water. He tapped his stick on the land and opened a well of purest and cold water. The water of this well is still pure and healing. Amir Timur ordered to erect mausoleum over this well. Mausoleum has uncommon design of Bukhara architecture. Bolo-Hauz mosque (beginning of the 20th c.) – known also as the mosque of forty columns. The mosque was built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Ruler personally performed Jumah namaz in this mosque. Shopping domes – Toki Saraffon, Toki Telpak Furushon & Toki Zargaron domes. Madrasah Nodir Divan Begi – Madrasah is one of the most popular Madrasah in Bukhara and part of Lyabi House Ensemble. Today Madrasah is the place of folklore performances and oriental art exhibition. Complex Lyabi-Khauz (14-17th c.) – the central sightseeing place of Bukhara city. Complex was built in 16th-17th century and still main tourist attraction and favorite place of local people. Poi Kalon complex – the unique sample of architectural art of Bukhara. Poi-Kalon, ‘The Foot of the Great’, consists of three structures built in the 12th – 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. After the excursion, you will return to the hotel & rest.
Lunch : served at local halal restaurant.
Dinner : served at a local halal restaurant.

DAY 04 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
BURHARA > GIJDUVAN > SAMARKAND
After the breakfast, we will start our way to Samarkand. On the way, we will stop over at Gijduvan village to visit famous private pottery workshop, which was previously visited by Mrs. Hillary Clinton, Sir Charles and many of other famous people. There we will have a chance to learn the history of pottery culture of Uzbekistan, short master class of pottery preparing and do buy the items you liked. After lunch, continue drive to Samarkand. After dinner check in to the hotel Overnight is at the hotel.
Lunch: served at local halal restaurant
Dinner: served at a local halal restaurant.

DAY 05 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
SAMARKAND
After the breakfast, Full day city tour of Samarkand: Registan Square – the complex of three historical building: Madrasah Ulugbek (15th c.), Madrasah Sher-dor (17th c.), Madrasah Tilla-Kori (17th c.) – the visiting card and the main attraction spot of Samarkand. Architectural complex Shakhi-Zindeh (11-15th c.) – the name Shah-I-Zinda (meaning “the living king”) comes together with the legend about Kusam Ibn Abbas, the cousin of the prophet Muhammad who was buried here. As if, he came to Samarkand with the Arab invasion in the 7th century to preach Islam. Popular legends say that he was beheaded for his faith. However, he took his head and went into the deep well (garden of paradise), where he is still living now. Mausoleum Guri Emir – Tamerlane’s tomb (14-15th c.) – Gur-e Amir means “Tomb of the King”. This architectural complex with grandiose dome contains the tombs of Tamerlane, and his sons Shakhrukh, Miranshakh, grandsons Ulugbek and Muhammad Sultan. The tomb of Timur’s spiritual master Sayyid Baraka. Overnight is at the hotel.
Lunch: served at local halal restaurant
Dinner: served at a local halal restaurant.

DAY 06 : Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
SAMARKAND > TASHKENT
After the breakfast, After the breakfast, drive outside of the city to visit Al Bukhary Memorial Complex (12 km away of the city). Al Bukhary – Islamic scholar, who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic (Sahih) Hadith collections. He also wrote other books such as Al-Adab al-Mufrad. Returning to Samarkand and shopping at national bazaar Siab. Transfer to Tashkent (optional bullet train Afrosiab), upon arrival to Tashkent dinner at Milliy Taomlar national restaurant. Transfer to hotel and check in.
Lunch: served at local halal restaurant
Dinner: served at a local halal restaurant.

DAY 07 : Breakfast / Lunch
TASHKENT > CHIMGAN MOUNTAIN
After the breakfast, transfer to Chimgan Mountains. Upon arrival Beldersay peak chair lift to reach on top for (30 min one-way). Half an hour for walking and photo shouting and return downstairs. After lunch, stop at Charvak Lakeside beach for free time and own water activities (as per season). After dinner, back to hotel & rest.
Lunch: served at local halal restaurant
Dinner: served at a local halal restaurant.

DAY 08 : Breakfast / Lunch
DEPARTURE TASHKEN
After the breakfast, Full day tour in Tashkent: Independence square (Red square in former USSR, Main Square of the country). Broadway – walking street between independence square and Amir Timur square. Amir Timur square – one of the central squares of Tashkent, erected on behalf of national hero – Amir Timur. The square symbolizes sovereignty and power of Uzbek nation.  Tashkent metro – among the most beautiful subways in the world. After lunch, visit Old city – old part of Tashkent city, the area, which preserves the traditional Uzbek style: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah (16th.c) and Hast Imam complex – the Islamic heart of the country. Muyi muborak Madrasah (16th c). Moreover, Madrasah exhibits one of the Islamic relics – the Othman Quran, the world’s oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad). Othman was killed by non- muslims in 8th century. His blood spred over the Quran. You still can see blood drops on Quran’s pages. Transfer to Tashkent airport, registration and departure flight for next destination.
Lunch: served at local halal restaurant.

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