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Silk Road Tours

16 Days Of Silkroad Tour - Series Of Combine Tours Uzbekistan And Turkmenistan

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New York Airport

00:10 am Departure from New York (Kennedy Airport). Flight Turkish Airlines. Flight will last 9 h 35 min.

16:45 pm Arrival in Istanbul. Transfer to the next flight through 1 h 40 min.

18:25 pm Departure from Istanbul. Flight of Turkish Airlines. Flight will last 4 h 15 min.

Alisher Navoi

00:40 am Arrival in Tashkent.

For customs clearance it will take you about 2 hours. At the airport exit you will meet with our driver who will take you to hotel.

Breakfast in hotel

10:00 Sightseeing program around the center of Tashkent.

  • Visit Independence Square, Amir Timur Square, Opera and Ballet Theatre named after Alisher Navoi, the Museum of Applied Arts.
  • Visit old city and Chor-Su market (the one of the biggest bazaar in Tashkent). We will go there by Tashkent metro (subway).
  • Hasti Imam complex - historical sight where we will see the oldest Othman Koran in world.

Overnight in Tashkent

Urgench

06:15 Transfer to the Tashkent airport

07:15 Departure from Tashkent

08:55 Arrival to Urgench. Transfer to Khiva hotel.

Breakfast in Hotel.

10:00 Excursions to the sights of Khiva

  • Ichan-Kala (12-19 centuries), the inner city of Khiva, which has preserved more than 50 memorials and ancient houses
  • Fortress Kunya Ark
  • Ensemble Pakhlavan Mahmud
  • The stone estate is the palace of Tash-Hoveli
  • The Minaret of Kalta-Minor is a symbol of the city
  • The complex of Islam Hoxha
  • Lunch in the teahouse
  • Further along the route
  • The Juma Mosque
  • Mosque of Khodja-Islam
  • MosqueTim Ala-Kulihan
  • Madrassah of Abdullah-Khan
  • Mausoleum of Seyyed Allauddin
  • Madrasah Muhammad Amin-Khan
  • Madrasah Muhammad Rahim-Khan
  • The Nurullbaya Palace.

Duration of the tour 4 - 5 hours

Overnight in Khiva Hotel

Khiva

Breakfast in the hotel

Free time in Khiva!

Overnight in Khiva Hotel

Dashoguz

Breakfast in the hotel

08:00 Departure from Khiva. Transfer to Khodjeyli checkpoint.

Crossing the Uzbek-Turkmen border. Border formalities. Meeting with the driver on the Turkmen-Uzbek border.

Continuation of the way to Kunyurgench. Survey of the area in Kunyurgench.

Road to Dashoguz.

17:30 Transfer to Dashoguz Airport.

19:30 Departure from Dashoguz

20:20 Arrival to Ashgabat

Night in hotel of Ashgabat.

Ashgabat

Breakfast in the hotel

City tour, with visits of Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, Independence Park, Neutrality Arch, National Museum, Nissa (UNESCO) and Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum.

16:40 Transfer to Ashgabat Airport.

17:40 Departure from Ashgabad

18:20 Arrival to Mary

Transfer to hotel.

Overnight at Mary

Turkmenabat

Breakfast in Hotel

08:00 Transfer to Farab checkpoint. Excursion to Ancient Merv.

Crossing the Turkmen-Uzbek border. Border formalities. Meeting with the driver on the Uzbek-Turkmen border. Transfer to the Bukhara hotel.

12:00 Lunch Time

14:00 Start of the excursion program in Bukhara.

  • Visit to the Mausoleum of Ismail Samani
  • The mausoleum of Chashma Ayub (the well of Job), is located near the Samanid Mausoleum.
  • Visit the Bolo House mosque of the 18-20th century.
  • Fortress Ark-Citadel of Emir of Bukhara.
  • The Poi Kalyan complex includes the Kalon Mosque and the Kalyan Minaret, the Mir-Arab Madrassah
  • Madrasah of Ulugbek and Abdulazizhan
  • Ancient trading domes
  • The Magoki-Attori Mosque of the 12th century
  • Lyabi Hauz Complex, consisting of three architectural monuments: Kukeldash Madrasah, Nodir Divan-Begi and Khanaka Madrasah of the 17th century.

Continuation of the excursion program : 5 - 6 hours

In addition in Bukhara :

  • Bozori Kord Telpakfurushon-Eastern men's bath.
  • Hamam Kunzhak - Eastern women's bath near the Kalyan Minaret.
  • Folklore show in Madrasah Nodir sofa Begi
  • Puppet theater and workshop.
  • Master class for cooking pilaf in the guest house
  • Bukhara Carpet workshop, handmade
  • Workshop for the production of scrawl
  • Suzani Embroidery Workshop

Overnight in Bukhara

Bukhara

Breakfast In The Hotel

  • A trip to the summer palace of Emir of Bukhara "Sitorai Mohi Hosa".
  • The mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi, the founder of the Sufi order of Nashbandi,
  • "Chor Bakr" - Necropolis, Unique Monument of "Chor Minor" 1807 -1809.

Lunch in the local teahouse, where they cook the most delicious shish kebab in Uzbekistan

Free time in Bukhara

In addition in Bukhara :

  • Bozori Kord Telpakfurushon-Eastern men's bath.
  • Hamam Kunzhak - Eastern women's bath near the Kalyan Minaret.
  • Folklore show in Madrasah Nodir sofa Begi
  • Puppet theater and workshop.
  • Master class for cooking pilaf in the guest house
  • Bukhara Carpet workshop, handmade
  • Workshop for the production of scrawl
  • Suzani Embroidery Workshop
Bukhara

Breakfast in the hotel

Free time in Bukhara!

Overnight in Bukhara

Shakhrisabz

Breakfast in the hotel

08:00 Transfer Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand(486 km)

In Shakhrisabz, an excursion around the city:

Ak Saroy - the ruins of the palace of Amir Timur of the 14th century. A colossal building, imposing dimensions and amazing beauty are the architecture of the portal entrance to the palace.

Dorut Saodat - the family necropolis of Timurids, burial of two sons of Timur and the sarcophagus of Timur (14th century). Khoja Imam Mosque and the tree of the plane trees (750 years old to this tree)

Dorut Tilyavar - the complex consists of two mausoleums, the Mausoleum of Emir Taragay (Timur's father) and his spiritual mentor Mir Kulol. Also in the complex there is a 15th-century Kuk Gumbaz mosque and a madrasah with a small minoret.

Duration of the excursion program is 4 hours.

In addition: (it is required to agree in advance)

Stop in the "Devil's Valley". The valley is remarkable for the unusual shapes of rocks and rocks.

Visit "Ming Chinor" - a tree of plane trees, which is already 1000 years old. It was used by Sufis for prayers and meditation. In Soviet times the hollow of a tree was used as a mini school, in which there was a very small class.

Road to Samarkand

Arrival in Samarkand, accommodation at the hotel, rest

Overnight in Samarkand

Carpets Factory Khodzha

Breakfast in hotel

10:00 Excursion program in Samarkand

  • Visit to the famous Mausoleum of Amir Timur - "Gur Emir" and his family tomb - a masterpiece of architecture of the 14th century.
  • Visiting the legendary Registan Square, Madrassah of Ulugbek - the 15th century, Sher-Dor-17th century medrese (1619-1636), Tilya Kori 17th century (1646-1660) - Madrasah and Mosque.

Dinner

  • The Bibi-Khanum Mosque (1399-1404), erected in honor of the wife of Amir Timur.
  • Famous Samarkand Sieb Bazaar. where you can buy dried fruits and national sweets.
  • During the tour you will visit the Shahi Zinda Necropolis of the Timurid times
  • Visiting the Ulugbek Observatory is a unique 15th century building for studying astronomy.

The duration of the excursion program is 5 - 6 hours.

Additionally in Samarkand :

  • Folk show in the Sherdor Madrassah
  • Art Gallery "Happy Bird"
  • Silk carpets factory "Khodzhom"
  • Museum of winemaking at the wine factory of Khovrenko

Night in the hotel of Samarkand

Art Gallery Happy Bird

Breakfast in the hotel.

10:00 Country excursion 30 km from Samarkand:

  • The paper factory of Cunha Meros (a re-created manual production of ancient paper from the mulberry tree, here you will see the entire process of paper production)
  • The Ulugbek Observatory is a unique structure of the 15th century, at the moment there is a fragment of the measuring instrument "Sulce Fakhri"
  • The Mausoleum of the Prophet Daniel is a holy place of worship for the three religions of the Muslim, Christian and Jewish
  • Museum Afrosiyeb - Ancient city of Samarkand.

Lunch in Chayhana

The duration of the excursion program is 3-4 hours.

Free time in Samarkand

Museum of winemaking at the wine factory of Khovrenko

Additionally in Samarkand :

  • Folk show in the Sherdor Madrassah
  • Art Gallery "Happy Bird"
  • Silk carpets factory "Khodzhom"

Night in the hotel of Samarkand

Pahlavan Mahmud Complex

Breakfast in the hotel

Free time in Samarkand!

16:00 Transfer to Samarkand railway station

17:00 Departure from Samarkand

19:10 Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel, rest time.

Overnight in Tashkent

Chor Su Market

Breakfast in the hotel

08:00 Transfer from Tashkent to Fergana

The road lies through the Kamchik mountain pass, along a serpentine road

Lunch in the local tea house (in the mountain pass)

After lunch, continue the journey.

The village of Rishtan, which since ancient times was famous for its ceramics. Rishtan pottery is distinguished by its richness of decor, in which the blue color dominates. This unique blue glaze "ishkor" is made by hand from natural mineral pigments and mountain plants. Today every third family in Rishtan produces ceramics. After visiting several masters we are going to Fergana.

In Kokand we will visit the palace of the 19th century Khudayar Khan. After losing his power over his possessions, Khudayar Khan spent all his money and energy on decorating his city with a host of elegant mosques, madrassas and his huge palace with its 113 ornate rooms - 19 of which are currently open as a museum. Another beautiful monument to the mausoleum of Modari Khan is a burial vault for all women, khan's relatives.

Overnight at Fergana

Breakfast in hotel

The city of Margilan is located 20 km from Fergana and is one of the oldest cities in the Fergana Valley. Since ancient times, Margilan was famous for its fine and fine silk and ikat patterns. The most famous landmark of the city of Margilan is "Yodgorlik" silk weaving factory. Visit Fazlidinna master for the production of hand-woven fabric.

Also in Margilan you will visit the Madrassah of Said Ahmad Khuzha where the center of crafts of the people of the Fergana Valley is located, and if the excursion falls on Thursday or Sunday - a trip to the Kumtepa Bazaar, the largest market of the Fergana Valley, stroll through the Central Bazaar - The Famous Bazaar "Kumtepa", with its abundance of satin and adrase fabric, where you can buy at a very low price.

Overnight in Margilan

Breakfast in hotel

Kuva is from the early middle ages period, and played an important role. Handicrafts flourished, pottery, jewelry, and metal processing in particular. Both Shakhristan and the Citadel had mighty defensive walls.

A few years ago, during an archeological expedition in the north of Shahristan, a residential area dating to the 7th c. was excavated. A religious complex, including a Buddha temple and statue, were unearthed and opened.

In Andijan we will visit house-museum of Babur - the founder of the Mughal Dynasty, the great grandson of Amir Timur - following a series of setbacks, finally succeeded in laying the basis for the Mughal dynasty in the Indian subcontinent and became the first Mughal emperor.

Road to Tashkent

Overnight in Tashkent

Breakfast in hotel

05:15 am Transfer to the Tashkent airport

08:15 am Departure from Tashkent. Flight of Turkish Airlines. Flight will last 5 h 20 min.

11:35 am Arrival to Istanbul. Transfer to the next flight through 1 h 55 min.

13:30 pm Departure from Istanbul. Flight of Turkish Airlines. Flight will last 7 h 15 min.

17:25 pm Arrival to New York.

End of Tour!

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