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Heritage of Uzbekistan

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Heritage of Uzbekistan

Visiting Ichan Qala – open air city museum in Khiva Visiting Al Bukhary memorial complex in Samarkand Visiting Bahauddin Naqshbandy complex in Bukhara Bukhara pilaw master class during the dinner in Bukhara (groups) Dancing show program during lunch in Bukhara (groups) Pottery master class in Gijduvan Shish kebabs master class in Gijduvan (groups) Visiting Chimgan mountains with Charvak lake and chair lift use experience

DAY 1

Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva

Arrival to Tashkent international airport.Escort guide will meet you with “ORIENT MICE Logo” signboard at airport meeting area and 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. Read more

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DAY 2

Khiva - Bukhara

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.

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DAY 3

Bukhara

After the breakfast, you will have 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 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. Lunch will be at local restaurant and dinner will be at traditional house where groups will have master class of Bukhara Pilaw preparing. Free evening and overnight at the hotel. Read more

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DAY 4

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. Lunch will be at Pottery house, groups will have master class of Gijduvan shish kebabs preparing. Afterwards continue drive to Samarkand. Upon arrival check in to the hotel. dinner will be at traditional Uzbek house where groups will have cultural show program “Uzbek Bride”. Overnight is at the hotel. Read more

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DAY 5

Samarkand

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. Lunch will be at New Arbat European restaurant and dinner will be at Mubaro national uzbek house – there we will taste real homemade dishes of Samarkand. Overnight is at the hotel. Read more

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DAY 6

Samarkand – Tashkent

Breakfast is at the hotel. Morning 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 the hotel and check in. Overnight is at the hotel. Read more

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DAY 7

Tashkent – Chimgan Mountains – Tashkent

Breakfast is at the hotel. Breakfast is at the hotel. Morning 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. Lunch at local restaurant in mountains. Stop over at Charvak lakeside beach for free time and own water activities (as per season). Returning to Tashkent, dinner will be at Bek restaurant – following by dancing show program. Returning to the hotel and overnight is at the hotel. Read more

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DAY 8

Tashkent – Departure

Breakfast at the hotel. 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. Lunch at Tashkent pilaw center – taste real wedding pilaw of Uzbekistan. 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. Read more

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ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Khiva
Hotel Old Khiva Hotel
Day 2
Location Bukhara
Day 4
Location Samarkand
Hotel Ideal Hotel
Day 6
Location Tashkent
Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Khiva
Day 2
Location Bukhara
Day 4
Location Samarkand
Hotel Diyora Hotel
Day 6
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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