East is a delicate matter
The tour "East is a delicate business" is an acquaintance with the history of Uzbekistan, arts and crafts of Uzbekistan - original and exclusive creativity of folk artists and craftsmen who pass their skills from generation to generation, whose talent is characterized by delicate taste, harmony, and amazing skill.
Our tour will help you discover the world of man-made miracles, touch the soul of the Uzbek people.
|Start of the tour: Tashkent||Accommodation: 3 stars.|
|End of tour: Tashkent||Tour category: Historical tours, Sightseeing tours.|
|Duration: 3 days / 2 nights||Сities: Tashkent, Kokand, Rishtan, Ferghana, Margilan.|
Day 1: Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent.
Objects to visit:
- Hazrati Imam Square is a religious complex in Tashkent. The ensemble was erected near the grave of the Imam of the city of Tashkent, a scholar, a connoisseur of the Koran and hadith, one of the first Islam preachers in Tashkent, a poet and artisan of Khazrati Imam (his full name is Abu Bakr ibn Ismail al-Kaffalash Shoshiy);
- Tilla Sheikh Mosque (19th century) - Koran library (9th c.) (Display of Qur'an of Osman 7th c.) - The Tilla Sheikh Mosque has ceased to be the main mosque of Uzbekistan, but it is still one of the largest functioning mosques and major religious sites Tashkent;
- Monument "Courage" (epicenter of the Tashkent earthquake, 1966). -The Tashkent earthquake occurred at 5 o'clock in the morning on April 26, 1966. As a result of the earthquake, the central part of Tashkent was almost completely destroyed. "The heart" of the monument is a cube of black labradorite, standing on a granite podium;
- Mustakillik (Independence Square) - After the earthquake in 1966, the square was rebuilt in accordance with the general development plan for the city of Tashkent. Reconstruction was completed in 1974 on the eve of the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Uzbek SSR;
- Theatrical Square (History of Theater Arts of Uzbekistan) - Bolshoi Academic Opera and Ballet Theater named after Alisher Navoi is included in the cohort of the best opera houses in the world. There are performances of both world classical repertoire and works of national authors. The theater building itself was built in 1947 and withstood without fail the strongest earthquake;
- Amir Temur Square is the center of the new Tashkent, in which the monument to Amir Temur, an outstanding political figure and military leader of the Middle Ages, has built up a huge empire;
- Museum of Decorative and Applied Arts of Uzbekistan - Products of Uzbek handicrafts, which are very popular in different countries and among foreign tourists, are so unique that they are considered to be the most important part of the treasury of the national and world cultural heritage.
Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Kokand - Rishtan - Ferghana
Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer from Tashkent to Kokand (250 km.).
Objects to visit:
- Khudayar Khan Palace - architectural complex - Kokand Urda - the citadel, better known as Khudoyar Khan's palace, was the seventh Khan's palace built under Khudoyar Khan, who ruled the Kokand Khanate from 1845 to 1875. The palace is included in the list of world historical heritage and is a monument of history and culture of the Republic of Uzbekistan;
- Mosque and Minaret Jami - Mosque - the place where Muslims prayed, the monastery honored for them, has been used for individual events since the XI century. A certain type of mosques was meant for praying by a large number of Muslims during the Muslim holidays "Kurban Hayit" and "Uraza Hayit", which were celebrated twice a year;
- Madrasah Kamol Kazi - It was built by the younger son of Khudoyar Khan, but in due course was restored by Kazi Khanate. Among the people, he enjoyed greater popularity, so the madrasah subsequently began to bear his name (now only the entrance facade remained from the madrasah);
- Shrine of Dahma-i-Shahon - This is the tomb of the Kokand khans. It is a complex of three parts - a dome mausoleum;
- Madrasah of Norbutabi - One of the few madrasahs of the XVIII century, preserved to us, distinguished by its architecture and ornamentation;
- Madrasah Miyon-Hazrat - or Miyon Akhat. It was built in the end of the XVIII century. in the southern part of the city. Miyon Ahat was originally from Peshawar (Pakistan), where, as his great-grandson Abdurakhman told us, having become acquainted with merchant Abdusamadbai, he moved with his family to Kokand;
- Mausoleum of Modori Khan - The mausoleum was built by the order of Nodirabegim, the wife of the ruler of Umarhan in 1825. The mausoleum was a complex of a rectangular structure with a dome and a portal, a memorial mosque and a courtyard.
Transfer from Kokand to Rishtan (45 km.).
Objects to visit:
- Ceramic workshop Rustam Usmanov - Rishtan ceramics has three unique strokes. This is an unusual and beautiful pattern, an unusual color scheme and, most importantly, a unique glaze "ishkor";
- Гостевой дом керамиста Алишера Назимова is a ceramist in the first generation, participant of numerous republican and foreign exhibitions. He created an open-air museum-workshop in his own house.
Transfer from Rishtan to Fergana (55 km.).
Dinner and overnight at the hotel.
Day 3: Ferghana - Margilan - Tashkent
Breakfast in the hotel.
Objects of visiting Fergana:
- Local History Museum - Ferghana Regional Museum of Local History - one of the oldest museums in Uzbekistan. The museum exposition includes more than 10 000 archeological exhibits and presents works of decorative and applied art, collections of rishtan and gurumcapa ceramics, chasing, jewelry, embroidery;
- Monument to Al Fargoni - Established in 1998 to the 1200th anniversary of the scientist in the central square of the park of the same name. Also here are the buildings of the late XIX century, built in the newly-formed city of New Margilan (the old name of Ferghana). Here are: the building of the first gymnasium for girls and the building of the first gymnasium for boys, the building of the residence of Governor-General Skobelev.
Transfer from Fergana to Margilan (20 km.).
Objects to visit:
- Madrasah Said Ahmad Hoja - Built at the end of the XIX century for his own means Said Ahmad Hoja, and as a result he was named after him. Currently, there is a center of artisans of the city of Margilan;
- Khanaka Mosque is an active Friday mosque built in the 17th century;
- Museum of Yuldash Akhunbabaev - The museum stores exhibits on the history of Margilan, photographs, silver coins of the XIX-XX centuries, pitchers;
- Silk-weaving factory "Yodgorlik" is the only factory where silk and semi-silk fabrics are produced by hand. Here you can see all the production processes, from unwinding the cocoon and ending with the finished products.
Moving from Margilan to Tashkent (350 km.).
Transfer to the airport.
End of the tour.
|Quantity (from)||Quantity (to)||Cost per person|
|10 pers.||20 pers.||$455 *|
|Different number of people in your group?||TBD *|
* Requesting a price does not oblige you to buy a tour. You can send a request for different tours and choose the most suitable option.
- Twin room accommodation in hotel with breakfast;
- Transportation service throughout the tour, including meetings and seeing off at the airport;
- Excursion service in each city with guides;
- Entrance tickets for all sightseeing objects;
- Visa support.
- Full board (lunch/dinner);
- Additional services in hotels;
- Consular fees for tourist visa of Uzbekistan;
- International air tickets;
- Personal insurance;
- Photo and video shooting on monuments.