8 Days Journey through Uzbekistan.

Itinerary: Tashkent-Bukhara-Gijdouan-Samarkand- Tashkent.

Duration: 8 days / 7 nights.

Best period: April, May, June, September, October 

 Day 1: (…- Tashkent)

Early breakfast at the hotel. We start our tour from Tashkent metro (the oldest one in Central Asia) then we visit to Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum After that we visit to old city part of Tashkent to local Chorsu Bazaar where we have lunch . After rest we continue our tour to Khast-Imam’s famous mosques like Tillya-Sheykh Mosque, Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi   . Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. 

 

Day 2: (Tashkent-Bukhara)

After breakfast transfer to Tashkent railway station, departure to Bukhara (train "Sharq" (08:30 am.) You can discover heart of Uzbekistan along the way: cotton fields, wheat, and part of the Asian central steppe but also bridges the Syrdarya River (the largest in the country). Lunch at train buffet.  We reach to Bukhara (15.30pm.). First discovery to old Bukhara, all Liab-i-Hauz, madrasas. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Bukhara.

Day 3:  (Bukhara)

After breakfast we continue our tour in marvelous Bukhara. We visit to the Bakhouddin Nakshband mausoleum, memorial necropolis Chor Bakr. Lunch at local chayxana.   After rest our next destinations are  Madrassah Miri-Arab, Amir- Alim-Khan Madrassah, Taqi (trading domes), and Kukeldash Madrassah. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4: (Bukhara)

Breakfast at the hotel. Visit the summer palace of the last Emir of Bukhara: Sitorai Mohi Hossa, set of pavilions around a romantic harem. Then discover the Nadir Divanbegi, Magoki Attari, Ulug Beg, Abdul Aziz Madrassahs as well as Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress and Bolo-Hauz complex.  Overnight in Bukhara.

 Day 5: (Buhkara-Gijduan-Samarkand)

 After breakfast we visit to Minaret Kalon, Kalon mosque then return to the hotel.
Transfer to Samarkand through Gijduvan which is famous with its kebabs.
We’ll stop in Gijduvan village to visit famous private pottery workshop which was previously visited by Mrs. Hillary Clinton, Sir Charles and many others. There we’ll be a chance to learn the history of pottery culture of Uzbekistan. Arrival in Samarkand. Hotel check-in. Free time. Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 6: (Samarkand)

 Early in the morning we start sightseeing tour in Samarkand by visiting to Shahi-Zinda necropolis, Siyab Bazar and Bibi Khanum mosque. Lunch at local chayxana. After rest we visit to Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek , Shir Dor , Tillya–Kari Madrassahs), Ulugbek observatory. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 7:  (Samarkand- Tashkent)

After breakfast we visit to Afrasiab Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Lunch at local chayxana. After rest we visit to the Mausoleum of Muslim scholar Imam al-Bukhari.

Transfer to Tashkent (300km) Hotel check-in. Dinner.

  Day 8: Tashkent. Breakfast. Free time.   Transfer to airport to take flight Home. End of tour

Number of days: 8
Covered regions:
Karakalpakstan
Taskhent region
Samarkand region
Bukhara region
Andijan region
Jizzakh region
Kashkadarya region
Navoi region
Namangan region
Syrdarya region
Surkhandarya region
Fergana region
Khorezm region
Included services:
Guide
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation (Hotel/Guesthouse)
Accommodation (Homestay)
Entrance tickets (e.g. museums, parks etc.)
Beverages (non-alcoholic)
Car (with driver)
Fuel, Petrol
Bus/Train tickets
Domestic flight tickets
Not included: - International flights - The insurance - Personal mountain equipment (a backpack.....), footwear and clothes - Alcohol beverages - The personal first-aid set
What to bring: - Good hiking or walking shoes - Sunglasses and sun-block cream - Comfortable clothes, gloves, hat - Protective clothes against wind and rain and snow - Change of clothes in case you get wet - Walking stick (optional) - Money and identification; personal medical kit
Transport: SUV 4x4
Tour season:
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
Tour categories:
Private tours
Cultural tours
Adventure tours
Offroad tours
Sightseeing tours
Winter tours
Special Event tours
Wildlife tours
Highlight tours
Photo tours
Hiking tours
Horseback riding tours
Circle tours
Short tours
Budget tours
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