UZBEKISTAN 4 ALL
A tour that is suitable for those who want to capture the essence of this wonderful country by visiting the most iconographic places, or for those who want to explore other territories of Central Asia. Undoubtedly a very demanding journey in terms of accessibility but extraordinary for the emotions that can give.
Arrival at the airport. Processing of boarding formalities and departure with the flight of the airline Uzbekistan Airways. Overnight on board
Arrival in Urgench. Customs operations, meeting with the driver and the guide for transfer to Khiva. Arrival in Khiva and breakfast in the hotel. Accommodation in the hotel. Full day dedicated to visiting the city of Khiva. Khiva is known as the open-air museum city. This city has existed for about 900 years, but its development only took place in the 19th century, when it was the last center of the slave trade. The excursion begins with a visit to the Ichan Kala citadel, "The inner fortress" of Khiva. The compact and charming historic center is well preserved with 17th-19th century monuments: the "Kunya Ark" complex with the harem and old prisons; the Koranic School of Amin Khan, the beautiful Juma Mosque built in the 10th century and restored in the 18th century. The Tosh Khovli "The Stone Palace" built as a splendid alternative to the Kunya Ark, consists of some buildings around a courtyard surrounded by a high wall. Visit of the Kuli Khan Madrassa, the bazaar and the caravanserai. Lunch in the restaurant. The afternoon continues with a visit to the Pakhlavan Makhmud mausoleum, the most beautiful and most sacred mausoleum in Khiva. Pakhlavan Makhmud (1247-1325), doctor and poet, is today honored as a sacred person. The mausoleum with the dome was built on his tomb, later destroyed. In 1913 a new complex was built, which includes the sepulcher. The main historical monuments are concentrated in the ancient citadel of Khiva, declared "World Heritage Site" by Unesco, enclosed by a rectangular perimeter consisting of high brick walls. Dinner in a traditional restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
We will have breakfast at the hotel, then departure for Bukhara (450 km). The itinerary stretches trough the Amu-Darya River and the Red desert (Kyzilkum). In Uzbekistan there are two large rivers: Amu-Darya that in ancient times was known by the Greek name Oxus and Syr-Darya, known by the Greeks as Jaxartes or Yaxartes. Amu-Darya flows through Turkmenistan from south to north, passing Turkmenabad and marking the border between Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan in Khalkabad. The Kizilkum desert (also Kyzyl Kum and Qyzylqum) is a large desert that stretches between Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, in Central Asia. Its name means "the red sands". The territory consists mostly of a plain covered with sand dunes. The main inhabited center of the region is Bukhara. Mining deposits are important for the economy, in particular gold, uranium, aluminum, copper, silver, oil and natural gas. Lunch in a restaurant. Late afternoon arrival in Bukhara and hotel accommodation. Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
We will have breakfast at the hotel, then we will visit the city of Bukhara. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, testimonies date its foundation to over 2,500 years. For 200 years Bukhara was the Islamic center and it flourished as a commercial and scientific center of Central Asia. During the invasion of the Mongols in 1219, the city was destroyed. Today Bukhara is one of the major industrial and economic centers; it is the largest city in Central Asia. The visit to Lyabi-Hauz square is the main square built around a basin in 1620. In the twentieth century, the monument of the legendary popular character Khodja Nasreddin found a place in the garden in front of the madrassa. To the east of the statue there is Nodir Devan Beghi's Madrasa (1622), initially built as a caravanserai, but later becomes a madrasa. To the north is the Kukeldash madrasa (1568-1569) - it is the oldest and largest complex of Lyabi Hauz. Today in Bukhara there is one of the oldest mosques in Central Asia - the Magoki-Attari mosque (10th - 12th-16th centuries). Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon continuation of the visit. The main symbol and landmark of the city is the Kalyan Minaret "the large minaret", 47 m high. Near the Kalyan Minaret there is the Kalyan Mosque, connected to the minaret by a small bridge. Continue to the Ark citadel (18th-19th century), a royal city, the center of Bukhara's state organization. Next to the basin in front of the Ark entrance stands the Bolo-khauz mosque (1712) - the official place of worship of the emir, a place of special beauty. The Samanid mausoleum (10th century) was built in the Ismail Samani period (892-907) and became the Samanid family tomb. Folklore dinner in a madrassa accompanied by dancing and popular music. Overnight at the hotel.
We will have breakfast at the hotel, thgen we will departure across the steppe for the town that saw Tamerlane born in 1336, the ancient Sechdiana Kech, which stands at the foot of the Zeravshan mountains, one of the most important cultural centers of the 14th and 15th centuries. Many and interesting monuments, such as the Ak Sarai palace with an immense portal decorated with superb majolica, the Kok Guymbaz mosque from 1436 with its magnificent blue dome, the Gumbazi Seidan mausoleum. Lunch in a restaurant. Departure for Samarkand. Late afternoon arrival in Samarkand and hotel accommodation. Time at the guest's disposal. Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
We will have breakfast at the hotel,then the day is dedicated to visit the main monuments of Samarkand. The city that in the common imagination recalls the Silk Road, the crucial point of the roads that led to Persia, India and China. Visit of the mausoleum of Gur-Emir (15th century) - "the tomb of the Emir" - which is the place where Tamerlane and his followers were buried. The mausoleum was built by order of Tamerlane for his nephew Mukhammad Sultan, who died in 1403. Visit of Registan Square with its imposing Madrassas at the time of Tamerlane (madrassa of Ulugbek mosque of Tilla Kori and madrassa of Sher Dor,). The gigantic Bibi Khanum mosque that dates back to the time of Tamerlane, the eastern market of Siab. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon visit of the complex of Shakhi Zinda (the splendid avenue of the tombs, called "The Pearl of Samarkand". Dinner in a restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
We will have breakfast at the hotel, then we will head to the north you will reach the remains of the Ulugbek Observatory, one of the great archaeological discoveries of the twentieth century. In addition, visit of the Saint Doniyor mausoleum, the most evocative place for all worshippers and visit of the Afrosiab Museum. Lunch in a restaurant. Transfer to Tashkent by bus. In the late afternoon arrive in Tashkent and stay at the hotel. Free time. Dinner at a restaurant. Overnight at the hotel
We will have breakfast at the hotel.
The Kukeldash madrassa is a splendid 16th-century Koranic school, whose square is filled with worshippers on Friday for weekly prayers; nearby there is the small Jami mosque, dating back to the 15th century and used in Soviet times as a laboratory for sheet metalworking. The Chorsu bazaar is a huge open-air market. Lunch in a restaurant. Visit of the Khast Imam complex, of particular interest, is the 16th-century Tillya Sheykh Mosque, which houses what is believed to be the oldest existing Koran, marked with the blood of Caliph Osman himself, assassinated in 655; Barak Khan madrassa, founded in the 16th century from a descendant of Tamerlane; the Kafal Shashi Mausoleum, the tomb of the homonymous poet and philosopher of Islam who lived from 904 to 979. The visit continues to the Independence Square. Transfer to the airport in due time for Uzbekistan Airways flight boarding procedures.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|From 1 January 2019 to 31 December 2019||upon request|
(B / L / D): B = breakfast; L = lunch; D = Dinner
Check-in at hotels is usually at 2.00 pm, check out at 12.00
Tips are not mandatory but are recommended for drivers and guides
An Uzbek visa is required to participate in this trip.
It is necessary to send a passport to GO ASIA with two free pages and a recent passport and color photo within twenty days of the departure date.
The passport must have a minimum validity of six months
Proposed or similar hotels (disable friendly – carefully check the htl cards):
EXCHANGE RATE: Euro 1 = USD 1.17
Changes in exchange rates with fluctuations greater than 3% will lead to an adjustment in costs and will be communicated within 20 days of departure.
Currency block: € 50 per case.
Customers have the possibility of definitively blocking the cost of ground services which will no longer be subject to currency fluctuations.
The request must take place simultaneously with the confirmation.
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 4 days / 3 nights
from € 880
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 950 - Excluding flights
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 1300
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