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Three Gems of the East

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Shukur Pardaev

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We can guarantee you’ll return to Uzbekistan again to feel Uzbek hospitality!

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Three Gems of the East

Uzbekistan is a beautiful country with unique architecture, rich history and hospitable people. In order to explore it yourself, we offer you to take a tour to the largest three cities, each of which has its own image. First, you will see Tashkent, you will be introduced to the holy Bukhara, the final piece of your travel will be a walk in Samarkand, an awesome city well known for its great design in Uzbekistan.

Arrival in Tashkent – Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel. Half-day tour in Tashkent: Independence square (Red square in former USSR, Main Square of the country). Square was erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Territory of Independence includes several main administrative buildings. Broadway - walking street between independence square and Amir Timur square. The street is so-called show room for local artists and cozy place for tasting European and Uzbek cuisine. 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. 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. This architectural complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tilla sheikh mosque, Muyi Muborak Madrasah, Kaffal shashi mausoleum, Namazgoh mosque, as well as the new Khazrati Imam mosque and the muftiate building (the muslim board of Uzbekistan) built in 2007. 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 domestic airport of Tashkent, regisration and flight for Bukhara as per time-table. Upon arrival transfer to your hotel, check in and overnight is at the hotel. Read more

Bukhara 2 nights

Bukhara

Breakfast at the hotel. Full day tour in 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 this area 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. Free evening and overnight at the hotel. Read more

Bukhara 2 nights
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Bukhara – 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. Afterwards continue drive to Samarkand. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. Overnight is at the hotel. Read more

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Samarkand – Tashkent

Breakfast is at the hotel. 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. Bibi Khanum Mosque - name of the mosque translated as the "Elder wife" and it was built in honor of favourite Tamerlane’s wife, after his successful campaign in India. Transfer to Samarkand railways station, board the train and departure for Tashkent. Upon arrival to Tashkent transfer to the hotel and check in. Overnight is at the hotel. Read more

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Tashkent – Departure

Checkout from the hotel at noon. Free time until transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure. End of the tour.

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bukhara
Day 3
Location Samarkand
Hotel Ideal Hotel
Day 4
Location Tashkent
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Bukhara
Day 3
Location Samarkand
Hotel Diyora Hotel
Day 4
Location Tashkent
Hotel Ramada Hotel

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Accommodation at mentioned hotels on double share basis
  • Transportation per program in comfortable a/c transport with professional drivers
  • 2 pax – Sedan (Lacetti Chevrolet)
  • 4-6 pax – Minivan (Hyundai Grand Starex)
  • 8-14 pax – Midibus (Toyota Coaster)
  • 16 and more pax – Bus (Higer, Yutong)
  • Breakfasts at the hotels
  • All lunches and dinners per program
  • Master classes and show programs for group departures (from 10 pax and more)
  • Daily two bottles of 0.5l water per person
  • Group tour leader in single room free of charge (+1 Foc)
  • Escort English speaking professional guide for entire tour
  • Entrance fees to mentioned sights per program (excluding photo and video charges at sights)
  • Visa support if required

Package excludes

  • Visa consular fees and processing expenses
  • Photo and video charges at sights
  • International air tickets to / out of Tashkent
  • Domestic flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Extras, not indicated in inclusions

REVIEWS

4 Reviews

Supiah N Razak, Singapore

It's a rewarding experience for us since we able to visit the tomb of Imam Bukhari Overall the trip was worth it the hotel rooms excellent and the travel guide Mr Bek is a professional.

Norjannah Haron, Uzbekistan

Special thanks to Shukur of Orient Mice in planning the itinerary of 8 days/7 nights trip to Uzbekistan. Our group had such great fun and departed with beautiful memories of your Country. Thank you to Ulugbek Qodirov, our Tour Guide who had great knowledge of the Country and had really taken care of our group till our departure at the Airport. Read more

Zainab Haron, Singapore

We would like to thank Orient Mice and Al-fattah travel for the wonderful experience in Uzbekistan. We are thankful to be able to view the beauty of Uzbekistan accompanied by the history told by the tour guide. We were fortunate to experience the home visit and taste home cooked food from the locals. Special thanks to Ulugbek our tour guide who was always asking about our welfare. He kept us entertained with his jokes and songs and saw to our prayer needs. Thank you very much. One suggestion is to use a bus with WC for long drive. Read more

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