Arrival in Bishkek, picking up at the airport (Suggested flight with Pegasus Air at 04:15), meet with our guide and transfer to the city. Breakfast in cafe. Sightseeing tour around city: Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Philarmonic, Statue of Manas, Victory Square, etc. After noon continue city tour: Osh Bazar. After excursion accommodation in a hotel. Rest. Dinner in a local restaurant.
Breakfast (early in the morning) and transfer to Kyrgyz â€“ Kazakh border in Chaldovar village(97 km). Start Kazakh part of the program.Departure to Taraz. Travel time approximately 3 hours. Arrival in Taraz. Visit historical and cultural park "Monuments of ancient Taraz" for 2-3 hours. Familiarity with the archaeological complex opened to the 550 anniversary of the Kazakh khanate, and the mausoleum of Aisha Bibi /11th century /UNESCO/ Lunch in Taraz. Departure to Shymkent. Travel time approximately 3 hours. Arrival in Shymkent. Dinner in the cafe. Accommodation in the hotel â€œShymkentâ€ 4*. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast transfer to Tashkent. In the morning meet at Kazakh-Uzbek border and drive to Tashkent. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check-in and rest. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch proceed for Tashkent city tour. Visit the old town to see Barak Khana Seminary, Tila Shaikh mosque and archives known for the exhibit of a rare copy of Koran written the third Caliph Othman. Later proceed to Chorsu bazaar for shopping and visit Kukeldash Madrassah. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel
by Afrosiyob train 07:00-09:10. After breakfast transfer to the train station to catch train to Samarkand. Morning visit Gur Emir - mausoleum of Great Tamerlane. Later visit Registan Square which was for many centuries the heart of Samarkand. See the three beautiful madrassahs: the Ulug-Bek Madrassah built in the fifteenth century; the Tillya-Kori Madrassah built in the seventeenth century; the Sher-Dor Madrassah, also built in the seventeenth century.
Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon see the grandest structure of Amir Temurâ€™s times is the chief Friday Mosque called Bibi-Khanum, Silk Road bazaar and Shahi Zinda necropolis. The historical core of this ensemble is the mausoleum of Kusam ibn Abbas, Muhammadâ€™s cousin, who, according to Arab chronicles, arrived in Samarkand in 676. There he disseminated Islamic ideas. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel
Morning drive to Bukhara en route excursion to Shakhrisabz - the birthplace of the Great Amir Temur in order to pay tribute to the Great Commander - the one who restored a lot of Sufi monuments during his lifetime including the mausoleum of the prominent Sufi preacher Khoja Akhmad Yassawi: visit Ak Saroy Palace ruins, visit Dorus Tilavat seminary, Kok Gumbaz mosque, Dorus Saidat and the Friday mosque. Lunch at local restaurant
After lunch proceed to Bukhara. Upon arrival in check in at your pre booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Bukhara, former capital and a centre of Islamic learning, has over 300 mosques and was known as the holiest city in Asia with its 80 Madrassah. Full day sightseeing tour of Bukhara: Visit â€“ Lab-i-khauz ensemble, the pool and chaikhana of which is the modern centre of traditional Uzbekistan. Visit Madrassah Nadir Devanbegi, Nadir Devanbegi Khanaga, Mogaki Attari Mosque, Poi Kalon Minaret and mosque, see Madrassahs Aziz Khan and Ulugbek. Lunch at local restaurant. Later visit Ark Fortress, Balakhauz mosque, mausoleum of Ismail Samanid, Chashma Ayub. In the evening you could enjoy amazing performance of folk ensemble in one of the oldest and beautiful medieval Madrassah of Bukhara â€“ Nadir Devanbegi. Here you will have a unique opportunity to join the culture of the Uzbek people, to feel an oriental spirit, including traditional dances music. Later dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour in Bukhara: Morning half day excursion to Sitora-i-Mokhikhosa, the summer residence of the former emir of Bukhara where you can see unique mixture of traditional Russian style of architecture harmoniously mixed with local oriental traditions. Famous thrown white hall decorated with carved alabaster resembles halls in Petergof Palace in the suburb of St Petersburg. Lunch at local restaurant. Excursion to Bahauddin Naqshbandi Mausolem famous Sufi spiritual leader of this region in 14th century. Bahauddin Naqshbandi''s cult was highly venerated among folks. The rulers, too, paid a considerable attention to this architectural ensemble. Later dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel
by Afrosiyob train 15:30-19:10. After breakfast free time for walk and shopping in the old city. Lunch at local restaurants. After lunch transfer to the train station to take speed train to Tashkent. Upon arrival meet and transfer to the hotel. Dinner at local restaurants
Overnight at hotel
After breakfast transfer to the train station to take train to Andijan. Upon arrival meet and transfer to the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border.
Accommodation with breakfast in the stated hotels Meals: B&B Folk show in Bukhara & Samarkand Mineral water 1L per person daily Comfortable AC transport: AC bus (35-55 seater) Tashkent-Samarkand & Bukhara-Tashkent -Afrosiyob train
2nd class Professional Turkish/English speaking escort guide Entrance fees to the monuments. Uzbekistan visa support.
Tour Does Not Include
Uzbekistan visa fee (60$) to be paid by clients on spot at the embassy. Half board meals US$ 50 per person Full board meals US$ 100 per person Tips for guide and driver Expenditure of a personal nature.
Available On Weekdays Wednesday
Available On Dates
26 April, 2017 10 May, 2017 23 August, 2017 20 September, 2017 29 March, 2017 12 April, 2017 6 September, 2017
Office hours: Mo-Sa 8:30am to 7:00pm Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2
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