THE SUFI WAY: Shymkent to Turkestan, Arystanbab mausoleum
Day 1. Meeting at Shymkent airport or hotel.
Drive out from Shymkent to Arystanbab mausoleum. Ziyarat act. Departure to Turkestan. Visiting mausoleum Gauhar Ana (daughter of Hodja Ahmed Yassavi). Lunch in restaurant Edem. Visiting shrine Hodja Ahmad Yassavi in Turkestan. Praying and visit in Turkestan mosque. Observation Juma Mosque and Hilvat. Hammam Hotel accommodation, Edem Lunch.
Day 2. Early drive out to Karnak village.
Visit to sufi mosque Shamed Ishan (Sufi sheikh). Visit in underground cell. Transfer to Baba-Ata village. Visiting mausoleum Ishak-Baba (ancestor Hodja Ahmad Yassavi).Praying and ziyarat in mausoleum mosque. Visiting maktab school constructed in beginning XX century. Departure to Shayan. Lunch. Visiting madrassa and mosque Appak Ishan (sufi master)XIX century. Praying. Return to Shymkent. Accommodation in hotel Shymkent. Dinner.
Day 3. Drive out to Sairam.
Visit and praying over the tomb Ibrahim Ata (father Hodja Ahmad Yassavi) and tombstone Karashash Ana (mother Hodja Ahmad Yassavi). Transfer to Turbat. Lunch. Visit in mausoleum Ishak Ata (uncle Hodja Ahmad Yassavi). Praying in mosque Jabrail Ata. Return to Shymkent. Dinner. Transfer to Hotel or to airport.
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Cancellations can be made free of charge up to 30 days prior to the beginning of the booked service. The deposit (10%) is only refundable if the booking is canceled at least 30 days in advance.