Day 1, Home Country – Tashkent
Arrival in Uzbekistan ay 03:30+1. Meeting at the airport and transfer at hotel for accommodation. (early check in at hotel)
Rest. Breakfast at hotel.
Start of sightseeing of Uzbek capital Tashkent:
Ø Museum of Applied Art - bright carved plaster decorations (ganch) and carved wood the building of museum itself is an attraction. There are also exhibits of ceramics, textiles, jewelry, musical instruments and toys.
Ø Monument “Courage”- this is the monument to the victims of the earthquake in 1967, after which Tashkent was wholly reconstructed.
Ø Mustakillik Square – former “Red Squire” the main squire of the Tashkent with the monument to victims of the WW II.
Ø Drujba Narodov Square (Friendship of Nations) – the square with the modern buildings of Parliament and monument to Shaahmad Shomahmudov, man who adopted 15 orphans of different nations during WW.
Lunch and dinner at local restaurant.
O/n at hotel.
Day 2, Tashkent – Chimgan – Tashkent
AM. Buffet breakfast. Drive to Chimgan.
Ø Chimgan – Chimgan is Uzbekistan’s winter sports and summer trekking center, but whatever the season take the chair-lift part way up Great Chimgan at 3309 meters, the highest summit in the region for splendid views across to the reservoir.
Ø Riding cable car
* All activities in Chimgan at your own cost
PM. After lunch drive back to Tashkent.
O/n at hotel.
Day 3, Tashkent – Samarkand (by train)
A.M. Breakfast. Departure to Tashkent by train “Afrosiab” at 08:00-10:10.
Arrival. Check-in in hotel at 14:00. City tour including:
Ø Gur Amir mausoleum (XV c) - Timurids dynastic burial vault. A unique monument of architecture with blue ribbed tessellated dome.
Ø Registan Square (XV–XVIIc) official center of Timur Empire, consist of grandiose madrasahs of Ulugbek, Sher Dor & Tillya Kari.
Ø Bibi Khanum mosque (XIVc) built by Timur to be biggest mosque at time. Architect, craftsmen & painters built in 5 years.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Dinner at national house. Master class for making UZBEK PLOV.
Day 4, Samarkand – Tashkent (by train)
Sightseeing in Samarkand including (Lunch at local restaurant):
Ø Ulugbek’s Observatory (XVc) 1st observatory in orient with 30m sextant built by Ulugbek to make exact astronomical catalogue
Ø Shahi Zinda mausoleum (XIV–XV c) ‘Town of Dead’ a complex of more than 20 unique buildings of different ages.
Transfer at railway station on high-speed train “Afrosiab” by 17:00-19:10.
Arrival at Tashkent and transfer at hotel for accommodation. Dinner at hotel.
O/n at hotel
Day 5, Tashkent – Home Country
Ø Madrassah Kukeldash
Ø Free time in bazaar Chorsu
Transfer to airport and flight to Home Country.