8 Days 4 Gems Of Uzbekistan Tour - Minzifa Travel

8 Days 4 Gems Of Uzbekistan Tour

4 GEMS of Uzbekistan Tour This classic tour covers the four must-visit cities of Uzbekistan

This classic tour covers the four must-visit cities of Uzbekistan. The tour begins in Tashkent – the biggest city of Central Asia and the modern capital of Uzbekistan. To its visitors and guests, Tashkent offers a unique mixture of the up-to-date infrastructure and city architecture with prominent historical and archeological monuments. Next destination is Khiva – the ancient capital of Kharezm emirate and an important World Heritage site. A walking tour will reveal the mysteries of this legendary town leaving the unforgettable impressions. The tour will then move forward to Bukhara – “the Pearl of the East”. Most of the tourists and visitors note this noble and fabulous city as the most impressive and inspiring one. Old buildings, madrases, mosques, minarets and covered bazaars keep Bukhara as an oldest living city of the caravan days. Then the route will take us to Samarkand – one of the oldest inhabited cities in the world, prospering from its location on the trade route between China and the Mediterranean Silk Road. Samarkand is rich of ancient monuments, buildings and places of interesting as well. In 2001, UNESCO added the city to its World Heritage List as Samarkand – Crossroads of Cultures.
The tour will end in its starting point – Tashkent city

  Country: Uzbekistan

  Duration: 8 days / 7 nights

  CIties: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand

Day 1, Tashkent

Arrival to Tashkent. Accommodation at the hotel and rest after the flight.
The research of Uzbekistan will begin from visit to the Museum of Applied Arts.
More than 7000 rare works of applied art are kept in depository of the museum.
We invite you to have national dinner at one of the most famous restaurants in Tashkent.
Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 2, Tashkent

After breakfast visit Museum of Applied Arts. You will receive a real pleasure from originality of works of art while viewing the halls of the museum.
Visit the Old City of Tashkent: Kukeldash Madrassah and the third largest Friday mosque in Uzbekistan – Juma Mosque.
Lunch at chaikhana.
There is another one holy place to visit – Hast-Imam Complex which contains the most famous Koran in the world – the Othman Koran. It is considered to be the oldest in the world (7 century) and the primary source of the holy book of Islam.
The pride of Tashkent is its subway. It is one of only two subway systems currently operating in Central Asia (the other one is the Almaty Metro).Its stations are among the most ornate in the world.
Dinner.
Overnight at the hotel in Tashkent.

Extras to do in Tashkent:

Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Alisher Navoi.
Chor-Su Bazaar
Rahimov’s ceramic studio.(Old City) Rahimov’s dynasty has over six generation of ceramic masters. A lot of great ceramic products created by the family are stored in Hermitage and Museum of East.
Amir Temur Museum – Museum of the History of Timurids
Tashkent TV Tower

Day 3, Tashkent-Khiva

Fly to Urgench in order to get to Khiva (35 kms). Check in to the hotel in Khiva. Full day guided sightseeing program.
Visit Ichan-Kala (12-19 centuries) – the inner town of Khiva city which retains more than 50 historic monuments and old houses: Kunya Arc Fortress, Pahlavan Mahmud Complex , stone country-estate -Tash-Khowli Palace , Kalta-Minor Minaret- the real symbol of the city, and Islam Khoja Complex.
Lunch at chaikhana.
Juma Mosque and Minaret, Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam, Tim of Ala-Kulikhan, Abdulla-Khan Madrassah, Seyyid Allauddin Mausoleum, Madrassah of Muhamad Amin-Khan , Madrassah of Muhamad Rakhim-Khan, Nurullbay Palace, Walls and gates of Ichan-Kala.
Dinner.
Overnight at the hotel in Khiva.

Extras to do in Khiva:

Ancient fortress of Khorezm: Kyzyl Kala, Toprak Kala, Ayaz Kala ( 200 kms)
Folklore show
Woodcarving workshop.

Day 4, Khiva-Bukhara

Depart Khiva in the morning, drive to Bukhara (470 kms,10 hrs) Trip through the Kyzyl Kum desert also called Qyzylqum, the 11th largest desert in the world.
During the trip you can admire Amu Darya River, as one third of the road is parallel to the course of this great Central Asian river, and communicate with a family of local shepherds that have installed their yurt (nomads’ tent) close to the highway.
Lunch en route.
Arrival to Bukhara
Check in to the hotel.
Evening at leisure.
Dinner.
Night at the hotel in Bukhara.
NOTE: In case the flight Urgench-Bukhara is opened the Transportation Khiva-Bukhara will be arranged by plane.

Day 5, Bukhara

After breakfast trip to summer palace of Bukhara Emir’s Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa and Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi mausoleum which was erected in 1544 in honor of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi – very respected Sheikh of Bukhara.
Chor-Bakr Necropolis which was built over the burial place of descendants of the Prophet Muhammad. Silence and solitude of these ensembles will force anyone to think about God.
Lunch at chaikhana.
Full day guided sightseeing program in Bukhara.
Visit magnificent Mausoleum of Ismail Samani –the burial place of powerful and influential Emir of the Samanid dynasty. The construction and artistic details of the brickwork dated ninth century, are still enormously impressive, and display traditional features dating back to pre-Islamic culture.
Chashma Ayub (Job’s well) Mausoleum is located near the Samani Mausoleum. The water of this well is pure and considered healing.
In the western part of Bukhara, close to Samanid Mausoleum and Chashma Ayub Mausoleum there is one of the most beautiful and graceful ensembles – Kosh Madrassah.
Visit Bolo Hauz Complex, Arc Fortress, Kalon mosque and minaret, Madrassah Miri-Arab, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Madrassah Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, trading domes and Lyabi Hauz Complex consisting of three large monumental buildings: Kukeldash Madrassa, Nodir Divan-begi Madrassah and Khanaka.
Visiting an extraordinary monument of the past- Chor-Minor Madrassah! There is no more similar building in Central Asia.
National dinner.
Evening at leisure.
Night at the hotel in Bukhara.

Extras to do in Bukhara:

Bozori Kord Taqi-Telpakfurushon – The men’s bathhouse, daily except Tuesday
Hammom Kunjak – The women’s bathhouse near Kalon Minaret.
Folklore and Fashion Show – Nadir Divanbegi Madrasah
Puppet show
Museum-house of Fayzulla Khodjaev
Bukhara astrakhan plant in Karakul
Ceramic Workshop in Gizhduvan

Day 6, Bukhara -Samarkand

Depart Bukhara in the morning, drive to Samarkand ( 270 kms, 4.5 hrs)

On the way to Samarkand stop at the 11th century Rabat Malik.
The word “rabat” in Arabic means “castle” or “fortress”. It was used to refer to the fortified settlements and resting places found along caravan routes. Unfortunately only ruins of entrance arch remained to our days. This arch was called by local people “Bukhara gates” , “Gates to the desert” or “Gates to nowhere”
Arrival to Samarkand, check in to the hotel.
Lunch at chaikhana.
Sightseeing program in Samarkand.
Visit famous the 14th century masterpieces of architecture: legendary Registan Square and Guri-Emir mausoleum, where Amir Timur and all his family buried. Bibi – Khanum Mosques,erected in honor of Amir Timur’s wife. Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis.
Ulugbek Observatory incredible construction of 15 century for studying astronomy, ancient settlement of Afrasiob and Museum.
Overnight at the hotel in Samarkand.

Extras to do in Samarkand:

Siyob Bazaar
Folk Show in Sherdor Madrassah
Silk carpet factory “Hojom”
Koni Ghil (10 kms from Samarkand) – famous Samarkand paper mill displays the production of ancient Samarkand silk paper with old technology.

Day 7, Samarkand-Tashkent

Depart Samarkand and drive to Tashkent (300 kms, 5hrs)
Arrival to Tashkent. Check in to the hotel.
Time at leisure.
Farewell dinner at Tashkent restaurant.

Day 8, Tashkent

Transportation to airport. International flight from Tashkent

  Accommodation throughout the tour
  Transportation throughout the tour, including airport pick-up and drop-offs on the 1st and 8 th days of tour.
  NOTE: If you arrive earlier or leave later, there will be an additional Transportation fee of $15 per car each way).
  English speaking guide – tour leader from Minzifa Travel;
  Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and other sights;
  Air-ticket Tashkent-Urgench;
  Visa support for Uzbekistan;
  Welcome and farewell dinner at restaurant in Tashkent.

PRICE INCLUDE :

Price Does Not Include:

  Extra days accommodation in Tashkent (for those who arrives earlier or leaves later);
  Charges in the hotels for additional services;
  Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  Personal insurance;
  Camera fees, charged separately by museums;
  International Air tickets;
  Personal beverages;
  Full board;
  Any excess baggage charge;
  Tips for guides and driver.