East and nature (Premium)

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This premium tour includes a very rich program: in 10 days you will visit Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and see with your own eyes all the charm of these cities. All the most important and famous sights will open their doors to curious tourists: the mausoleums of Bibi Khanum and St. Ayub (Job), ancient trading floors and bazaars, the legendary Ark fortress, Ulugbek Observatory and a dozen more unique structures.

Start of the tour: Tashkent Accommodation: 3 stars.
End of tour: Tashkent Tour category: Historical tours, Sightseeing tours.
Duration: 10 days / 9 nights Сities: Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand.
  • Day 1: Tashkent

    Meeting at the airport.

    Free time. We can organize an excursion by transport to the monuments of Tashkent.

    Lunch and dinner at the restaurant.

  • Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand

    07:00. Check out from the hotel.

    07:30. Transfer: transfer to the station. Tashkent - Samarkand. Afrosiab Train (08:00 - 10:08)

    10:10. Arrival in Samarkand.

    11:00. The start of the tour.

    • Khoja Ahmad Kosoni or Mahdumi Azama Dahbeti (1461-1542) - a prominent representative of Sufism in the 2nd half of XV century and beginning of XVI century, an Islamic theologian and mystic from Central Asia, a representative of Sufism, the founder of the Dahbediya school, a major theorist and sheikh of the teachings of Naqshbandi;
    • Memorial complex of Imam Al-Bukhariy (810-870) is the coryphaeus of the science of hadith (recollections of the words and deeds of the Prophet) and the mufassir (commentator of the Koran), which is honored by the whole Islamic world. He is the author of one of the canonical collections of Sunni traditions, Al-Jami al-Sahih (a collection of 7275 "impeccable" hadises of 300,000 that he knew by heart), which became the second most important book for Muslims after the Koran (Holy Book).

    13:00. Lunch at the teahouse.

    • Gur Amir Mausoleum (1404-1405 biennium, additions of XV-XVII centuries) is the dynastic tomb of the Timurids along the male line. Amir Timur (Tamerlan), his sons and grandchildren are buried here, as well as the remains of the spiritual mentor of Amir Timur - Mir Sayyid Barak. The mausoleum served as a prototype for the famous monuments of architecture of the Great Mughal era: the Khumayun mausoleum in Delhi and the Taj Mahal mausoleum in Agra, built by descendants of Timur, who at one time were the ruling dynasty of the North
    • Mausoleum of Rukhabad (1380) - the mazar revered by the people - the mausoleum of Rukhabad ("Resident Spirit"), erected over the burial place of the mentor of Timur, holy sheikh Burkhaniddin Sagardzhi in the 80s
      XIV century He is an Islamic theologian who enjoyed great influence at the court of the Chinese Yuan Dynasty and was married to a Chinese princess;
    • Necropolis of Shokhi Zinda (XIV-XVIII centuries) is a monument of medieval architecture including the Mausoleum of Kussam ibn Abbas, cousin of the Prophet Muhammad. In 2001, the ensemble of the mausoleums of Shahi Zinda, along with other ancient buildings of Samarkand, was included in the World Heritage List UNESCO. Ziyarat of the mausoleum of St. Sheikh Nuriddin Basir or Qutbi Chokhardahum (died in 1242);
    • Hazrat Khizr Mosque (VIII century) is the patron saint of travelers, the legendary owner of "living water". Muslims believed that if anyone met Khizr, that person would become rich.

    19:00. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 3: Samarkand

    10:00 The start of the tour.

    • Registan Square (XV-XVII centuries) - An ensemble of three madrasahs: Ulugbek Madrasah (1417-1420), Sherdor Madrasah (1619-1636) and Tilla-Kari Madrasah (1646-1660). In 2001, this ensemble, along with others
      Samarkand's ancient historical buildings have been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.

    13:00. Lunch.

    • Bibikhanim Mosque (XIV-XV centuries) is an architectural monument, the grandiose cathedral mosque of Tamerlane, richly decorated with tiles, carved marble and murals. Restored from ruins at the end of the 20th century;
    • Mausoleum of Khoja Doniyor (1400) - a mausoleum over the grave of one of the saints. According to legendary information of the XVIII century, the ashes of the Old Testament biblical prophet Daniyar (Daniel) are buried in the mausoleum, the remains of which were brought to Samarkand and buried by the Central Asian medieval commander and conqueror Amir Timur (Tamerlan);
    • Ulugbek's Observatory (1428-1429) is one of the most important observatories of the Middle Ages in the world, built by Timur's grandson - Ulugbek. Here, by 1437, the Gurgan zij was compiled - a catalog of the starry sky, in which 1018 stars were described. It was there
      stellar year length: 365 days, 6 hours, 10 min, 8 sec (with an error of + 58 sec).

    19:00. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 4: Samarkand

    09:20. Transfer: transfer to the station. Samarkand - Bukhara. Afrosiab train (9:42 - 11:17)

    11:17. Arrival in Bukhara

    11:30. The start of the tour.

    • Mausoleum Said Amir al-Kulol - is located in the village of Sukhor. The building is a mosque, a mausoleum and a garden with a flower garden. "Kulol" means "Potter", it was this craft that he possessed in perfection;
    • Necropolis of Bahauddin Naqshbandi (XVI-XIX centuries) is a great theologian of the XIV century, the founder of the Sufi order. He was the spiritual mentor of Temur and performed the hajj to Mecca 32 times. His philosophy was built on the principle: "Dil ba yeru, dast ba kor" ("In the heart is God, and in the hands is labor").

    13:30. Lunch at the teahouse.

    • Sitora-i-Mohi Khosa (XIX century) - a suburban residence of the Bukhara emirs. The museum exposition, where you can see samples of palace furniture and household items, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, a collection of national clothes of the XIX century;
    • Necropolis of Chor-Bakr - the burial place of sheikhs from the clan of the Dzhuybar Seyyids. The necropolis itself is a rather large architectural complex, listed in the UNESCO catalog. The name of the necropolis "Chor-Bakr" means "Four Brothers", but abroad the necropolis is larger known as the "City of the Dead."

    19:00. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Samarkand - Tashkent

    Check out from the hotel.

    08:00. The start of the tour.

    • Lyabi Houz ensemble (XVI-XVII centuries) - The area is formed by the buildings of the Kukeldash madrasah (Bukhara), the Divan-Begi madrasah and the khanaki Divan-Begi, grouped around the Nadir-Begi house reservoir;
    • Bukhara Center for the Development of Crafts (1996) - The Center received assistance from the government, the Association of Artisans "Eternal Heritage", UNDP, UNESCO, etc. The main goal of the Bukhara crafts development center is the revival and development of ancient crafts.
    • Walking/shopping souvenirs under the trading domes (XVI century): Toki-Sarrofon, Toki-Telpak Furushon, Tim Abdullahan, Toki-Zargaron;
    • Magokki Attori Mosque (IX-XII centuries) - Prior to the Arab conquest, there was a bazaar where idol, medicinal potions, and ат atoron spices were sold; there was the temple of the moon (Moss). In place of this the temple was later erected a mosque;
    • Madrasah of Ulugbek and Abdullazizkhan (1417, restored in 1585) - There is an inscription from the Koran on the gate leaf, which says that “the pursuit of knowledge is the duty of every Muslim and Muslim.” Currently, the madrasah houses the Museum of the History of Restoration of Monuments of Bukhara;
    • Kalyan complex (XII ‐ XVI centuries) - in translation means "the foot of the great", located at the Kalyan minaret and includes three buildings: Kalyan mosque, Kalyan minaret (symbol of Bukhara) and Miri Arab madrasah;
    • Ark fortress (XI-XX centuries) is an ancient citadel in Bukhara, a stronghold of the last emirs. At one time, Ark, towering above Registan Square, was a symbol of greatness, power and inaccessibility.
      the surviving buildings date back to the reign of the Uzbek dynasties Ashtarkhanids (XVII century) and Mangytov (XVIII-XX centuries).

    13:30. Lunch at the teahouse.

    • Mausoleum of Chashma Ayub "Source Ayub" (Job) (XIV-XIX centuries) - a religious building and a holy place in the historical center of Bukhara, includes a mausoleum and a sacred spring. Currently, it houses the Water Museum;
    • Khalifa Niyazkul Madrasah also known as Chor-Minor - a madrasah built in Bukhara with the money of the rich Turkmen Khalifa Niyaz-kul. "Chor-minor" in the translation of "four minarets." It is believed that the decoration elements of these towers reflect religious - philosophical understanding of the four world religions.

    15:25. Transfer: transfer to the station. Bukhara - Tashkent. Afrosiab train (15:55 - 19:40)

    19:40. Arrival in Tashkent.

    Free time for rest and independent walk around the city.

    20:20. Dinner at the restaurant.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 6: Tashkent

    8-9 morning. Transfer: sending to the mountains in a Jeep (1.5 hours drive)

    Check in at the hotel.

    Departure by car to the Beldersay cable car - climb the cable car to the Kumbel pass.

    13:30. Lunch at the pass with a beautiful ponrama.

    Walk in the highlands. Toward evening, on the cable car down to the car.

    19:30. Dinner, possible in a local house near the hotel.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 7: Tashkent

    Early morning.

    • Jade Lake (Lake Urengach) - along the Charvak reservoir in the direction of the Pskem Valley. In a jeep we get straight to the lower lake, if desired, tourists can climb to the upper large lake.

    13:30. Lunch, possible right on the lake or in the local hotel house to taste the local Kyrgyz dish.

    Descent along the Pskem river to the village of Charvak.

    19:30. Dinner is possible in the teahouse "Bochka" or "Arbat" - kebab or fish.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 8: Tashkent

    In the morning departure towards Chatkal river, Koksu.

    Visiting the mountain villages of Yusufkhan, Yangikurgan, Brichmulla, Yakkutut, Garay, Bogustan.

    On the way to visit the holy places (Idiris Paygambar, Movzole Sheikh Umar Vali).

    13:30. Lunch at the cottage in the village of Yakkatut.

    Swimming on the shore of Charvak. At will paragliding or just watching the flight.

    19:30. Dinner at a local house near the hotel.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 9: Tashkent

    In the morning, drive towards the Chimgan cable car (if desired, ride a cable car or horseback).

    After a descent along the serpentine in the city of Gazalkent, tea is possible at the guide's house.

    Visiting mountain villages along the Aksak Ata, Karamazar, Chakh you, Uchbau, Gijal rivers.

    A walk through the marble quarry, collecting ancient fossilized shells, swimming in a mountain river.

    13:30. Lunch in the village at home with the director of the local history and ethnic museum, and a mountain herbalist. Perhaps lunch in the Kazakh yurt.

    Visit to the mountain museum.

    Transfer: departure to Tashkent by a Jeep (1.5 hours drive)

    19:30. Dinner.

    Night at the hotel.

  • Day 10: Tashkent

    08:00. Check out from the hotel.

    09:00. The start of the tour.

    • Zangi-Ata complex - a cult-memorial ensemble formed at the burials of Sheikh Zangi-Ata and his wife Ambar-Bibi (XIV-XIX centuries). This ruler lived in the late XII - early XIII century. He came from a noble family and was a highly educated man. Ali Khoja studied with Ahmad
      Yassawi, who was the spiritual leader of the Turkic tribes;
    • Hazrat Imam complex (XVI century), Barakhan Madrasah (1531-32) - the ensemble was built near the grave of the imam, scholar, scholar of the Koran and hadiths of the Hazrat Imam (Abu Bakr ibn Ismail al-Kaffal al-Shoshiy). He spoke 72 languages and translated the Old Testament (Torah) into Arabic. Here is a library of oriental manuscripts and the Koran of Caliph Usman (the only surviving original manuscript of the Koran), which is written in the skin of a deer and consists of 353 large parchment sheet. At present, the Spiritual Administration of Muslims of Uzbekistan and the Islamic University are located.

    13:30. Lunch at the teahouse.

    • Chorsu Bazaar is the largest market in Tashkent, where there is an abundance of a selection of local products. From the bow of centuries, it was one of the busiest bazaars in Central Asia, as it was located along the Silk Road route.

    Free time until departure.

    Seeing-off from Tashkent.

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