Tour’s name: Jewels of ancient
Day 1: Tashkent
Welcome to Uzbekistan! This day you will get acquainted with your guide and drive to Tashkent. You are going to have a city tour in Tashkent. This day you will discover Independence square the main square of Uzbekistan, which is located in the heart of Tashkent, the capital of this Central Asian country. After you will direct to explore amazing highlight the local Broadway, this street is one of the main streets of Tashkent. Then you will have a chance to explore fabulous Tashkent metro, it is bright, attractive, and has become a "visiting" attraction in Uzbekistan. You will also explore wonderful highlights: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The highlight of its exhibits is the Othman Quran. The original source of the Holy book in a binding, written on a deer skin in the middle of the VII century, is the Koran of Othman. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Nukus
Today you will transfer to the airport and have a flight to Nukus. At that time, Savitsky was interested in a new forbidden fruit at that time. Namely, the works of contemporaries of the avant-garde movement. At the time, they were considered unacceptable. In other words, the initiator collected the current collection presented in the Museum in parts, looking for new works of art. And at the same time-with a significant risk. For the most part, the paintings that he collected belonged to the avant-garde painting. As a result, Savitsky managed to collect more than 50,000 paintings created during the existence of the USSR. Then you will transfer to see Mizdakhan necropolis a large architectural and religious complex, one of the most interesting tourist sites in Karakalpakstan. In course of the tour you will also explore a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Nukus – Ayaz Qala – Tuprak Qala – Khiva
This day you will departure to Khiva, the city is an open-air Museum located in Uzbekistan. The age of Khiva, according to archaeological data, is more than 2500 years. However, before the city was called differently-Havak. There is a legend about the origin of ancient Khiva. According to him, the ancestor of the city is considered to be Shem, the son of Noah from the Bible. He built the city around a well filled with water that tastes wonderful. The well still stands today. Now it is carefully stored in Ichan-Qala as a treasure. And the ancient tradition is passed down from generation to generation. According the route you will observe two famous fortresses: Ayaz Qala and Tuprak Qala. Ayaz-Qala-settlement, IV-II centuries BC, translated as "fortress in the wind", located 20 kilometers northeast of Toprak-Kala, between the moving Sands of Kyzylkum. Tuprak-Qala-a dirt fortress, so dubbed by the local population, the ruins of a once majestic structure. The settlement is located on the territory of Ellikkalin district. You will spend the night in Khiva.
Day 4: Khiva – Bukhara
This day you will have a transfer to wonderful holy city Bukhara. Sacred Bukhara-this is what many people call this ancient city, which holds centuries-old traditions and ancient rituals. The city is located in the same place where it was thousands of years ago, surrounded on all sides by the desert. Since the early middle ages, Bukhara has been famous in the East for its Sciences and Islamic education. By the beginning of the XX century, about 170 madrasas were built here. You will direct from Khiva to Bukhara goes through famous Kizilkum desert. On the way we will enjoy the view to Amu Darya river that is close to the Nile in terms of water volume and is 1.2 times more full-flowing than the Dnieper. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara
In your adventure today you will visit the sightseeing of Bukhara. You will visit Citadel Ark that is the amazing site the oldest monument in Bukhara. According to archaeological excavations, the citadel belongs to the IV-III centuries. The area of the fortress is 3.9 hectares. You will continue your tour with Samanids mausoleum, it was built on a vast territory that in the past centuries served as a burial place for the dead. After you will explore Chashma Ayub, a traditionally revered place, a well with a spring that was created by the will of the biblical Job-Ayub. You will also have a chance to stroll along the shopping domes and explore one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi, the school was built at the beginning of the 16th century on the initiative of the vizier, whose name it bears. You will complete your tour with Poi Kalon complex that consists of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6: Bukhara
Today you also will discover wonderful sites of Bukhara. You will visit Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, an architectural complex that was built over the course of 5 centuries. In the center of the courtyard is the grave of the Sheikh himself. The courtyard is surrounded by several religious buildings: a madrasah, a khanaka, a minaret and three mosques. After you will drive to see the Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. Today, the Palace of Sitorai Mohi-Hosa presents a Museum display, where you can see examples of Palace furniture and everyday items, Chinese and Japanese porcelain, a collection of national clothing of the XIX century. In the end you will explore Chor Bakr memorial complex, t means "Four brothers", but abroad it is called "City of the dead". Then you will drive back to city. Night will be spending in the hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara – Gijduvan – Samarkand
After breakfast we will start our tour to Samarkand. According the route you will explore Gijduvan village to visit famous private pottery workshop. A special place among the ceramic schools of Central Asia is occupied by Gijduvan ceramics. A distinctive feature of Gijduvan ceramics is a solid Bay of dark green or brown glaze combined with a simplified engraved pattern. This decor is simple, but extremely original. Not far from Bukhara is the city of Gijduvan, which has long been recognized as a center of folk crafts-ceramics. The Gijduvan School of ceramics is distinguished by the use of various shapes and colors in ornaments, which convey the unique features and originality of Uzbek culture. You will spend the night in a hotel.
Day 8: Samarkand
One of the oldest cities in Central Asia, located in the prosperous valley of the Zeravshan river. It is one of the three largest and most populous cities in Uzbekistan, second only to the capital Tashkent and Namangan. For centuries, Samarkand was a key point of the Great Silk Road and served as a crossroads of Eastern and Western cultures. This day you will explore Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square the main square of the Uzbek city of Samarkand, which is decorated with an ensemble of magnificent ancient buildings. Architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindehthis is one of the most impressive memorial complexes of Islamic architecture of the XIV—XV centuries. Bibi Khanum Mosque a magnificent monument in Samarkand, a monument to the history of the XV century, a religious sanctuary in Asia. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 9: Samarkand – Tashkent (transfer or train)
After breakfast you will take transfer or train to Tashkent. This day you will also explore the best spots. In course of the tour you will explore Courage Monument in 1966, on April 26, Tashkent suffered a real great tragedy, a terrible earthquake claimed many victims. After that you will move to Zangi Ota memorial complex. It is here that Sheikh Ai-Khoja, nicknamed Zangi Ota ("black man") - the fifth Murid of an outstanding Sufi, the founder of the khojagan order of Khoja Ahmad Yassavi and a spiritual disciple of the famous mystic poet Suleiman Khaki Ata Bakirgani-rests. You will continue your tour with the State Museum of Timurids’ history which has 3,000 different items consisting of jewelry, musical instruments, weapons, various coins, paintings, documents, historical manuscripts and clothing of Timurid’s period. And in the endyou will visit the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, consisting of 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 10: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport.