Pilgrimage Tour "Philosophy of Sufism"

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"The soul that found the Source of depth,

Suddenly, with amazement, he recognizes: "This source is us?" - J. Rumi

Sufism is transmitted from heart to heart, like magic. For the Sufis, God is not a man, for him he is everywhere, like the name or idea of an holistic existence.

During the excursion you will make a pilgrimage to the burials of seven sufis (7 saints), including the tomb of Hoja Bahouddin Naqshband, the founder of the Sufi order of Islam. The program covers excursions in Samarkand and Gijduvan, but the culmination of the tour is visiting Bukhara. Local residents call this city "holy Bukhara" or "pillar of Islam." The city has a large number of mosques and tombs of Islamic saints. According to ancient beliefs, the blessed light from the sky illuminates all Muslim cities, and only Bukhara radiates its own light into the sky.

Upon request, the program provides for reading prayers five times a day in beautiful mosques, accommodation in certified hotels and halal food.

Start of the tour: Samarkand Accommodation: 3 stars.
End of tour: Bukhara Tour category: Historical tours, Sightseeing tours, Pilgrimage tours.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights Сities: Samarkand, Gijduvan, Bukhara.
  • Day 1: Samarkand

    Arrival in Samarkand by direct flight HY.

    Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel, check-in.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 2: Samarkand

    Excursion around Samarkand:

    • Mausoleum of Gur Emir;

    Mausoleum of Gur Emir

    • Registan Square.

    Registan Square

    Lunch break.

    Continuation of the excursion:

    • Oriental bazaar Siab;

    Oriental bazaar Siab

    • Bibi Khanum Mosque;

    Bibi Khanum Mosque

    • Complex Shahi-Zinda;

    Complex Shahi-Zinda

    • Mausoleum of Saint Daniel.

    Mausoleum of Saint Daniel

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 3: Samarkand - Gijduvan - Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel and check-out.

    A trip to Bukhara by road through the city of Gijduvan.

    City Tour:

    • Madrasah of Ulugbek;

    Madrasah of Ulugbek

    • Madrasah of Abd-al Halyk Gijduvani;

    Madrasah of Abd-al Halyk Gijduvani

    • Visit the workshop of the famous potter, where you will learn the secrets of making the famous Gijduvan ceramics.

    Gijduvan ceramics

    Lunch break.

    Arrival in Bukhara, transfer to the hotel and check-in.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 4: Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel.

    Walking city tour:

    • Mausoleum of Ismail Samani;
    • Chashma Ayub Mausoleum;

    Chashma Ayub Mausoleum

    • Bolo Houz Mosque;

    Bolo Houz Mosque

    • Citadel Ark;

    Citadel Ark

    • Complex Poi Kalon.

    Complex Poi Kalon

    Lunch break.

    Continuation of the walking city tour:

    • Trading domes;

    Trading domes

    • Magoki Attori Mosque;

    Magoki Attori Mosque

    • Ensemble Lyabi Hauz.

    Ensemble Lyabi Hauz

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 5: Bukhara

    Breakfast in the hotel.

    Out-of-town excursion:

    • Sayyid Amir Kulal;
    • Bokhovuddin Naqshband.

    Bokhovuddin Naqshband

    Lunch break.

    Continuation of the out-of-town excursion:

    • Hoja Muhammad Boboi Samosi;
    • Hoja Ali Rometani;
    • Anjir Fagnaviy;
    • Mahmud Hoja Revgari;
    • Abduhalik Gijduvani.

    Overnight at the hotel.

  • Day 6: Bukhara

    Breakfast at the hotel and check out before 12:00.

    Free time for self-walking around the city. In addition to shopping, we advise you to visit the hamam (Bukhara bathhouse of the XVI century), house of spices and tea, as well as a workshop for making papier-mache dolls.

    Transfer to the airport.

    Departure from Bukhara by direct flight HY.

Quantity (from) Quantity (to) Cost per person
2 pers. 9 pers. $469 *
10 pers. 14 pers. $399 *
15 pers. 30 pers. $342 *
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.

What's included
  • Accommodation in 3-star hotels with 2 and 3-bed accommodation;
  • Breakfasts in hotels;
  • Meeting and seeing off at the railway stations and airports;
  • Comfortable motor transport along the route indicated in the program, as well as driver's services;
  • Services of local Russian-speaking guides during excursions;
  • 2 bottles of 0.5 liters of drinking water per day.
  • 1-2 people: sedan Chevrolet Lacetti or Chevrolet Cobalt;
  • 3-8 people: minivan Toyota Hiace;
  • 9-15 people: mini bus Toyota Coaster.
What’s not included
  • Visa support;
  • Medical insurance;
  • Air or railway tickets;
  • Supplement for single accommodation +55 USD;
  • Meals: lunches and dinners;
  • Entrance tickets to tourist sites;
  • Motor transport and driver services for the duration of the excursion in Bukhara;
  • Permission for photo or video shooting;
  • Tips;
  • and any other services not included in the tour price.

This program provides an English or Russian speaking guide and is suitable for people of all age categories, as well as for several people, and for a large group of tourists.

The starting number of people for this tour is 2 people.

Supplement for one bed accommodation: +55 USD to the basic cost of the tour.

Payment must be made in the form of 100% advance payment no later than 45 days before the arrival of tourists. If canceled more than 30 days before the arrival of tourists, no penalty will be applied. However, if canceled less than 30 days before the arrival of tourists, the penalties will vary according to the data specified in the contract.

Additional services

Upon request, the program provides for reading prayers five times a day in beautiful mosques, accommodation in certified hotels and halal food.

When requesting the duration of the tour, the number of excursions, tourist facilities, vehicles, as well as the services of a guide speaking a different language, can be changed in accordance with the wishes of the customer. At the same time, the cost of the tour will vary depending on the level of personalization.