Tour’s name: Colors of the East
Duration: 5 days
Day 1: Tashkent
Welcome to Tashkent, amazing capital of Tashkent! This day is dedicated to a city tour. You are going to visit today Independence square which is the main square of the country and one of the main attractions of the city. After that you will have an opportunity to observe and stroll along the local Broadway, a street that joins two main squares independence square and Amir Timur square. After that you will take a ride in Tashkent metro, one of the most unique and beautiful metro stations on the planet. After that you will discover the old part of the city that consists of: Chorsu Bazaar the most colorful bazaar in Uzbekistan, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex, it is a recognized religious complex of the capital. Over the course of many centuries, various types of buildings were built on this site, which eventually formed the present appearance of the ensemble. The highlight of the exhibition will be Quran Othaman, which was created in the seventh century and was one of the first sources of Scripture. The text of the Quran appeared under Othaman — he was the third Caliph and son-in-law of Muhammad. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Bukhara
You will start your tour with a morning transfer (flight or train) to Bukhara. This day you are going to discover all the best sites of the city. And your first attraction will be one of the most famous sight in Bukhara Citadel Ark one of the most amazing and ancient cultural monuments of Bukhara can be called the Ark fortress. According to research and archaeological excavations, its Foundation was laid in the VI-III centuries. After that you will visit Samanids mausoleum, this is a real masterwork of architecture of 9th -10th century. Further you will direct to Chashma Ayub, this is an unusual structure in its composition, the construction of which allegedly dates back to the XII century. After you will walk along the shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi madrasah is the most interesting structure of medieval architecture in Central Asia. This is one of the parts of the Mazar Khoja Ahrar ensemble, which is located in the South-West of Samarkand. You will finish your tour with visiting Poi Kalon complex, the main architectural monument of the ancient city. In addition to the minaret, the architectural ensemble includes the Kalyan mosque, Miri Arab madrasah, facing the mosque, and Amir Alimhan madrasah, located just South of its neighbor. You will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 3: Bukhara
This day you will explore the famous attractions of Bukhara. You are going to explore today Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, located few kilometers from Bukhara. a significant figure of the Sufi order. Pilgrims come here not only from Uzbekistan, but also from neighboring countries. The reason is that three pilgrimages to this iconic monument are equated in the Islamic world to a pilgrimage to Mecca. There are mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. After that you will departure to the countryside residence of Bukhara Emirs named Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. Sitorai Mohi Hosa Palace: the residence of Emir of Bukhara. In the middle of the XIX century, the Emir of Bukhara Nasrullah Khan decided to build a new country residence. In the end of your tour you will head to Sumiton village to find Chor Bakr memorial complex, Chor-Bakr necropolis, created in the second half of the 16th century and located in the Sumiton village of Bukhara district, is a "city of the dead". It is one of the most important places of pilgrimage for Muslims, listed as a UNESCO world heritage site. Then you will drive back to city. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara – Tashkent
This day you will have morning transfer (flight or train) to Tashkent. Today you will also admire the best attractions of the city. You are going to explore Courage Monument the monument was created in memory of the earthquake that claimed many lives. After that you will head to Zangi Ota memorial complex, built by order of Amir Temur at the end of the XIV century. In course of the tour you will visit the State Museum of Timurids’ history which stores 3,000 different items including jewelry, musical instruments, weapons, various coins, paintings, documents, historical manuscripts and clothing of Timurid’s period. You will finish your tour with exploring the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan that has fine examples of glasses and national clothing, hand and machine embroidery, skullcaps and national fabrics, carpets and woodcarving.You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent – Flight
Transfer to airport.
02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)
Price per person:
02 pax – 495 $
04 pax – 380 $
06 pax – 330 $
08 pax – 300 $
10 pax – 280 $
Single – 55 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 55 $
*Half board – 40 $
*Full board – 70 $
*Entrance fees – 35 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides – 170 $ per group
Escort guide – 310 $ per group
Train tickets Tashkent – Bukhara – Tashkent – from 80 $ per person
Flight tickets Tashkent – Bukhara – Tashkent – from 110 $ per person
Tashkent – “Tourist Inn” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Porso” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Train tickets Tashkent – Bukhara – Tashkent
- Flight tickets Tashkent – Bukhara – Tashkent