Great adventure in Uzbekistan
The name of the tour: Great adventure in Uzbekistan
Arrival to: Tashkent
Departure from: Tashkent
Visiting landmarks: Tashkent, Urgench, Khiva, Ayaz Qala, Toprak Qala, Bukhaar, Samarkand
Day 1: Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva (morning flight)
This day you will meet your guide at the airport. Then you will have flight Urgench and you will travel to Khiva. In course of the tour you will discover the oldest city of Uzbekistan. You will explore today Ichan-Qala was among the first from Central Asia included in the UNESCO world heritage list. Also, the ancient city was included in the top ten most amazing fortresses in the world that should be visited. There are located old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses. By visiting Ichan-Kala, you will have the opportunity to get acquainted with the appearance of the Medieval East. There situated the striking sight the Kunya-Ark fortress the very first Palace of Khiva. He joined the Western wall of Ichan-Kala near the gates of Ata-Darwaza, Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an incredible sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 2: Khiva - Ayaz Qala - Toprak Qala - Khiva
This day you will discover two fascinating fortresses: Ayaz Qala and Tuprak Qala. The walls of Ayaz Qala face the four cardinal directions, and the only entrance, preceded by an ingenious maze, is arranged from the South, so that the prevailing South wind in these parts itself blows dust and garbage out of the city. The main treasure of Tuprak Qala was discovered in 1945 monumental paintings and found in 1947 a monumental clay sculpture. The painting is made with mineral paints on an adhesive substance on clay plaster, covered mostly with a thin layer of alabaster primer. You will come to the city Khiva. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
After breakfast you will explore the sacred city of Uzbekistan Bukhara. It stores over 140 priceless architectural monuments. The city of Bukhara was one of the most sacred places for Muslims, and it was also one of the key stops along the Silk Road. In the middle ages, when the region was at its peak, scholars traveled from all over the Islamic world to study here. Narrow streets, green parks and gardens, historical and architectural monuments are located in the town museum Bukhara. After you will direct to Bukhara from Khiva via amazing natural masterpiece Kizilkum desert. Along the way you will admire Amu Darya river, the largest river in Central Asia. After arrival you will have a free time, where you can rest. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
This day you will adventure in fascinating city Bukhara. Your first point will be astonishing site Citadel Ark the oldest citadel in Bukhara, the stronghold of the last emirs. At one time, the Park towering over Registan square was a symbol of greatness and power. Further you will explore Samanids mausoleum, the tomb of the Samanid rulers, built in the late IX - early X centuries, is a perfect creation of architecture. The tour route will lead you to Chashma Ayub, the most beautiful representative of architectural monuments, consisting of a mausoleum and a healing spring. Then you will have a small walk along the mesmerizing shopping domes and explore Nodir Divan Begi which was erected in 1622-1623 by the Grand vizier of Imamkuli Khan, Nadir Divan Begi. It is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble, fascinating landmark of Bukhara. You will complete the tour with discovering Poi Kalon complex, this is the Central historical architectural complex of Bukhara, located on the front Registan square. There situated striking sights built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand
Today you will travel by morning train to Samarkand. The second largest city in the country, the center of the region of the same name. Samarkand is perhaps one of the most prominent cities in Uzbekistan. You will have an adventure in the spectacular sights such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, giant Central square of the city of Samarkand in Uzbekistan. This place is the main attraction of the country, thanks to the unique architectural ensemble of three picturesque madrassas. You will also visit architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh one of the best architectural ensembles in Central Asia, a priceless monument of great historical, cultural and artistic significance. Bibi Khanum Mosque in honor of Tamerlane's beloved wife, the mosque was built from 1399 to 1404. He wanted this construction of the city to overshadow all the huge monuments in neighboring countries. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand - Tashkent (transfer or train)
After breakfast you will transfer or train to Tashkent. This day is dedicated to a wonderful city tour of amazing Tashkent. You will lead to fascinating sight of Tashkent Independence square the Central square of the country where all significant events are held. After that you will wander in the wonderful street full of interesting arts and souvenirs the local Broadway. In addition you will move to the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar one of the largest trade centers in Central Asia, Kukaldash Madrasah one of the largest preserved madrasas of the XVI century in Central Asia and Hast Imam complex that is located in the old part of the city, inside blocks of old Adobe houses that survived the earthquake of 1966. Hast Imam square is home to a mosque, madrasah, mausoleum, and Islamic Institute. You will observe today the outstanding attraction the Othman Quran. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport.