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Silkroad Tour

13 Days Of Silkroad Tour - Uzbekistan - Tajikistan Tour

silk road tour
New York Airport

19:20 pm Arrival time at Tashkent Flight

Transfer to the hotel, early check-in, accommodation, rest

Night in Tashkent hotel

Alisher Navoi

Free time in Tashkent

Tashkent Urgench (by plane) Urgench Khiva (35 km. 40 minutes)

19:00 Transfer to Tashkent airport

20:25 Departure from Tashkent to Urgench by plane

21:55 Arrival to Urgench

Transfer to Khiva hotel (28 km, 40 min), accommodation, rest

Overnight in Khiva hotel

Urgench

10:00 Khiva city tour.

  • Kunya-Ark Fortress,
  • Pahlavan Mahmud complex ,
  • Tash-Khowli Palace (Harem),
  • Kalta-Minor Minaret,
  • Islam Khoja Complex.

Lunch in chaikhana

Visit woodcarving and carpet workshop.

Continuation of sightseeing program :

  • Juma Mosque and Minaret,
  • Karavan-Saray,
  • Minaret and Mosque of Khodja-Islam,
  • Tim of Ala-Kulikhan,
  • Madrassah of Abdulla-Khan,
  • Seyyid Allauddin Mausoleum,
  • Madrassah of Muhamad Amin-Khan ,
  • Madrassah of Muhamad Rakhim-Khan,
  • Nurullbay Palace,
  • Walls and gates.

Duration of tour: 4 hours

Overnight in Khiva hotel

Khiva

Breakfast at hotel

08:00 Transfer to Khiva train station

08:57 Departure from Khiva to Bukhara

14:50 Arrival to Bukhara

Transfer to hotel, accommodation, rest

Free time in Bukhara

Additionally in Bukhara: evening leisure (upon request - not included)

  • Bozori Kord Telpak furushon-Eastern men's bath.
  • Hamam Kunzhak - Eastern women's bath near the Kalyan Minaret.
  • Master class of cooking pilav at miniature painter’s house
  • Folklore show in Madrasah Nodir Divan Begi (by availability)
  • Puppet theater and a workshop for making dolls.
  • Workshop for the production of scrawl
  • Bukhara carpet shop
  • Workshop on embroidery Suzane

Overnight in Bukhara

Dashoguz

Breakfast at hotel

Transfer to the starting point of the excursion

10:00 Sightseeing program :

  • Visit the Mausoleum of Ismail Samani - the burial place of Samanid dynasty dated 9 century, one of the most esteemed sights of central Asian architectures,
  • Chashma Ayub (Job’s well).
  • Arc Fortress - the center of political events and residence of Bukharian rulers until 1920. Nowadays there is a museum inside.

Break for lunch

  • Poi Kalon Ensemble which includes Kalon mosque, best-known minaret and Madrassah Miri-Arab,
  • Bazar and trading domes,
  • Lyabi Hauz Complex.

Duration of tour : 5 - 6 hours ( 10km)

Additionally in Bukhara: evening leisure (upon request)

  • Bozori Kord Telpak furushon-Eastern men's bath.
  • Hamam Kunzhak - Eastern women's bath near the Kalyan Minaret.
  • Folklore show in Madrasah Nodir Divan Begi (by availability)
  • Puppet theater and a workshop for making dolls.
  • Workshop for the production of scrawl
  • Bukhara carpet shop
  • Workshop on embroidery Suzane

Overnight in Bukhara

Ashgabat

After breakfast guided sightseeing program in suburb of Bukhara city.

  • Pilgrimage sight - Bahovadin Nakshbandi theologist of sufizm 14 century.
  • Sitorai Mohi Khosa - Summer palace of Emir of Bukhara.
  • Madrassa Chor-Minor.

Lunch in local tea house

Transfer to Bukhara train station

15:48 Departure from Bukhara to Samarkand by fast train to Afrosiyob

17:20 Arrival to Samarkand

Transfer to hotel, accommodation, rest

Additional Activities in Samarkand on request (is not included in price) :

  • Wine Faktory “Filatov” You will taste about 12 Uzbek wines and learn the history of wine in Uzbekistan.
  • Theater of of historical national clothes (performance)
  • Evening Samarkand

Overnight in Samarkand hotel

Turkmenabat

Breakfast at hotel

10:00 A full day guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand.

  • Gur-Emir Mausoleum (“the grave of Emir”).
  • Registan square, which was the center of Samarkand during centuries. Registan Square is a complex of three monuments: Ulugbek Madrassah (15 th century), Sher-Dor Madrassah (17 century) and Tilla-Kari Madrassah (17 century).
  • Bibi Khanym mosque (the 15th century) it was the biggest mosque in CA
  • Syob bazaar

Duration of tour: 6 hours

Night in Samarkand hotel

Bukhara

Breakfast at hotel

10:00 The day starts from visiting

Shahi Zinda necropolis

Visit Ulugbek Observatory - incredible construction of 15 century for studying astronomy and Afrosiab Museum.The museum is located on the site of ancient settlement called Afrosiab. In 1220 the city was almost completely destroyed by the Mongol ruler Genghis Khan.

Break for lunch

The revelations of Afrosiab narrate about the history and culture of Sogdiana, an ancient Persian province, 6-8 centuries. The wall-paintings from the palace of local governors come first among those revelations.

Visit Koni Gil paper mill (10 kms from Samarkand, 2 hrs). A good chance to watch the old technology of silk paper production.

Free time in Samarkand

Night in Samarkand hotel

Bukhara

Early breakfast at hotel

Transfer to uzbek-tajik border. Border formalities

Your Tajik guide and driver will meet you at Tajik-Uzbek border Jartepa.

From there you will drive to the Fannsky Gory (Fan Mountains).

They are one of Central Asia’s most popular hiking areas. You will do a day trip from Panjakent to the Seven Lakes (Marquzor Lakes), about 60 km south of Panjakent.

At this place you will have time to go for short hiking. There road goes along a gorge where 7 lakes are located.

They are situated on different altitudes and have different colors. Also you will meet local people that live at that area. It will be very interesting to see their way of life. After hiking we will come back to Panjakent.

Overnight in Penjikent hotel

Shakhrisabz

Breakfast at hotel

Our trip today is to high Mountain lake – Iskanderkul (2 255 m. a. s. l.).

It is situated in the famous Fann Mountains. This fabulous area is one of the best places of Central Asia. After arrival to the lake you will go for a walk along it beaches. Also we will a hike to see a waterfall.

Tajikistan takes the second place among the CIS countries for volume of water resources: it has the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. After having the rest near the lake we will have a night in a guesthouse.

Night is in guesthouse

Carpets Factory Khodzha

Breakfast at guesthouse

In the morning we will drive to Khujand via pass Shahriston (3 378 m).

It is the second largest city of Tajikistan. It is situated on the Syr Darya River at the mouth of the Fergana Valley.

The population of the city is 149,000. It is also the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan, now called Sughd.

You will visit in the afternoon a Cultural Palace of Khujant. At this place the first president of Tajikistan was chosen. Also we will go to see Central Mosque that is situated in the middle of the city.

Night is in a hotel

Art Gallery Happy Bird

Breakfast at hotel

08:00 am In the morning is transfer to Uzbek border “Oybek”. Border formalities.

Meeting with our driver on the uzbek side of the border

Drive to Tashkent, check-in at hotel, accommodation, rest

Free time in Tashkent

14:00 Short Overview sightseeing program in Tashkent

Overnight in Tashkent hotel

Pahlavan Mahmud Complex

Breakfast at hotel

Free time in Tashkent

Late check out from hotel

18:30 Transfer to Tashkent International Airport

21:20 pm Departure from Tashkent

Flight

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