Name of trip: The pearls of Uzbekistan
Tour’s destinations: Tashkent, Termez, Samarkand, Bukhara
Arrival to: Tashkent
Departure from: Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
This day you will explore the wonderful attractions and have a city tour in the capital Tashkent. The interesting attraction you will explore will be the Independence square. You will discover that it is the amazing attraction and the main square of the country. After that you will direct to discover a walking street between Independence square and Amir Timur square. People also call it as the local Broadway. After that you will continue the tour with exploring famous Tashkent metro. During the tour you will discover that it is one of the most enchanting subways in the world. The first line was built in 1977. Then you will discover the sites of old part of the city. In course of the tour you will explore Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that represents several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. This day you will also discover the Othman Quran. It is the oldest Quran copy in the world. In the 8th century it belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph who succeeded the prophet Muhammad. The traces of his blood is still visible on the pages of Othman Quran. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Termez
This day you will have a morning flight to Termez. You will explore that in ancient times it was one of the most gorgeous cities of Central Asia. The city of Termez is becoming increasingly popular due to its beauty and attractions. In this city there are amazing and unique monuments that belong to different cultures and represent different states. Termez is one of the few cities whose historical development did not take place in one place. Having survived another destruction, the city was restored in a new place, not far from the buried ruins, but within the same district, between the Amu Darya and the Syr Darya. During the tour you will discover the remarkable sites such as Archeological museum, Fayaztepa, Mausoleum of Hakim at Termezi, Buddhist Stupa Zurmala, Mausoleum Sultan Saodat, Honako Kokaldor Ota, Nunnery Kirk Kiz, Jarkurgan's Minaret, Dalverzintepa archeological dig. Important to mention that some places might be closed due to military trainings. Then you will travel to the hotel for overnight.
Day 3: Termez – Shahrisabs – Samarkand
This day you will travel to the town of Shahrisabs. You will explore that here Amir Timur was born. Upon arrival you will have a guided tour. This day you will also discover the magnificent Ak-saray is a grandiose ruined residence of Timur in his hometown of Shakhrisabz. It is known that Timur dreamed of building a palace in his homeland in Kesh (Shakhrisabz), so its construction began in 1380, that is, immediately after the strengthening of the autocrat's power in Transoxiana. After that you will lead to the next fascinating site called as Jahongir mausoleum, After that you will continue the tour discovering the amazing Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes. After that you will lead to Samarkand. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
This day you will explore the fascinating of the scared city Bukhara. This day you will have a city tour where you will explore the amazing attraction the Citadel Ark. This is considered the ancient citadel in the city that was erected in the 4th century. Centuries ago it was served as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then you will continue the tour with exploring the amazing architecture of the Samanids mausoleum (9-10th century). After that you will discover the amazing Chashma Ayub (Job's well) and Bolo-Hauz mosque. You will discover that it was erected in honor of Bukhara ruler Abu-Fayud Khan. You will also have a chance to stroll along the amazing shopping domes where you will get to the fabulous Nodir Divan Begi madrasah, which is also included in Lyabi House Ensemble. And this tour you will finish with the amazing attraction Poi Kalon complex that represents the unique architectural art of Bukhara Empire. It includes 3 structures of 12-16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. The overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara – Samarkand
This day you will have a wonderful highlight tour where you will discover the fascinating surrounding area of Bukhara. You are going to explore the first attraction Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex. Bahautdin Naqshbandi was also the spiritual mentor of Tamerlane himself and for a long time taught him integrity and modesty. This great philosopher died in 1389 and was buried in a small, modest tomb. Only 150 years later, by order of Abdalaziz Khan, the construction of a full-fledged crypt was started over the grave. You will explore that it is memorial complex of Sheikh Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. This also a complex is a famous Muslim pilgrimage place. It includes Kushbegi and Muzafarohana mosques, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara governors and Dakhma upon the tomb of Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. Then you will complete the tour with arriving to Samarkand city and check into the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand – Tashkent
During the tour you will discover that Samarkand city is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan. This is a very ancient city and the history of Samarkand dates back more than 2500 years. He has seen various great rulers, experienced numerous wars, raids, and earthquakes. In modern Samarkand, numerous ancient monuments of the era of Tamerlane and his ancestors have been preserved. During the tour you will have a chance to explore the fascinating sites such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. In the tour you will be able to explore that Registan Square is a complex that consists of three powerful medereses that date back to the 15th-17th centuries. Then you can continue the tour with a study of the architectural complex of Shahi-Zinde, which has several mausoleums on its territory that were built in the 11-15 centuries. It is also famous for being included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. During the tour, you will be able to see the Bibi Khanum Mosque, which was built in honor of Tamerlan's beloved wife. You will complete the tour with transferring to Tashkent by the evening train. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Tashkent – Flight
Today is the last day of your tour in Uzbekistan. In the morning, you will be transferred to the airport.
02 pax – Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)
Price per person:
02 pax – 640 $
04 pax – 495 $
06 pax – 455 $
08 pax – 430 $
10 pax – 410 $
Single – 80 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
*Half board – 50 $
*Full board – 90 $
*Entrance fees – 65 $ available with escort guide only
UZ – local 230 $ or escort 410 $ per group
Flight Tashkent – Termez – from 60 $ per person
Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
Termez – “Asson” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
- Train tickets Samarkand – Tashkent
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums