Inspiring Uzbekistan


 Inspiring Uzbekistan

Inspiring Uzbekistan
Country:
Uzbekistan
Places to visit: Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent

Day 1: Tashkent- Nukus
You will start your tour with a flight to Nukus. In course of your tour you will have a full day city tour in Nukus. At the beginning you will go to the Museum of Savitsky which keeps the works of banned art. You can observe in the Museum works of Sokolov, 20th century Russian avant-garde paintings, Komarovskiy and Amaravella group. The leader of the Karakalpakstan state museum of art gathered the artworks masterpieces in 1960s. The curator took up forbidden works from persecuted soviet artists, sometimes even it was free. He cautiously kept and finally presented them in this far apart central Asian art-house. In the course of the tour we will move outside of Nukus to explore Mizdakhan necropolis which was an ancient city times ago. Archaeological excavations corroborate, that territory was continually conquest from the 4th century BC till about 14th century AD. In the tour you will have an opportunity to see a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. Night is in a hotel.

 

Day 2: Nukus - Khiva
Today you will have morning drive to Khiva. In the ancient city of Uzbekistan- Khiva  you will have a exciting tour, you will visit the most attractive places. It is going to be inside of Ichan-Qala, the inner city in Khiva that is rounded with strong walls. Into wonderful city-monument centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Mausoleums, Madrasahs, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses changed Ichan-Qala. There are over 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments in Ichan-Qala. Ichan-Qala was made a historical and architectural protection land in 1969. The most outstanding location in it are the Kunya-Ark fortress which dates back to 17th century, opened  by Muhammad Arang Khan, Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, an unbelievable example of Khorezm architectural masterpiece of 1830s. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Khiva - Bukhara
After breakfast in the morning we will head on to a amazing city of Bukhara.  Bukhara is a "town museum" dates back to the Middle Ages with its more than 140 historical monuments. There are green parks and gardens, narrow streets, historical and architectural monuments belong to different epochs, but situate very close to each other in Bukhara. The way from Khiva to Bukhara runs through famous Kizilkum desert. On the tour we will admire the picture to Amu Darya river, the deepest river in Central Asia, origitaed by the merge of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan) and running into Aral See. After arriving to Bukhara you will take a rest. Night  will be in a hotel.

Day 4: Bukhara
You will have a full day of remarkable sights tour today in the charming city Bukhara. At the beginning you are going to visit the oldest fortress in Bukhara dating back to the 4th century mentioned Citadel Ark which worked as a palace for some generation of Bukhara Empire. On the route you will visit Samanids mausoleum, a true masterwork of architecture of 9th -10th century. Then the tour goes on to Chashma Ayub, which has a sense Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, popular also as the mosque of forty columns based in honor of Bukhara ruler Abu-Fayud Khan. In course of your tour you will have chance to stroll along the shopping domes and explore one of the most popular madrasahs of Bukhara named Nodir Divan Begi which is also a component of Lyabi House Ensemble, infamous central remarkable points of Bukhara. You will finish with exploring Poi Kalon complex, the rare example of architectural masterpiece of Bukhara. There are three structures constructed in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon mosque, Kalon minaret, and Mir Arab Madrasah. Overnight at a cozy hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand
You will have morning drive to Samarkand. In the valley of the river Zerafshan Samarkand is situated. On the route you will visit the second biggest city of Uzbekistan and is of the same age as the city of Babylon or Rome. Today you will visit its most foremost point such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, a complex of three enchanting Madrasahs dating back to 15-17th centuries, is the outstanding place of Samarkand that no person can stop inspiring its dazzling beauty and greatness. Architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh exhibits a huge collection of mausoleums dating back to 11th-15 centuries being a component of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was constructed in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his fortunate crusadein India. Overnight is at the hotel.

Day 6: Samarkand - Tashkent
You will start your tour with morning transfer to Tashkent (train). Today you will explore Independence square which is the main square of the country, constructed as an emblem of victory for free in World War II. Then you will have an opportunity to stroll along the regional Broadway, a walking street between independence square and Amir Timur square. Next you can take a ride in famous Tashkent subway, among the most enchanting metros on the Earth. They opened the first line in 1977. After you will wonder the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. There are located of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The remarkable points of this presentation is the Othman Quran which is the world's ancient Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran owned by Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four saintly Caliphs who managed the prophet Muhammad). In 8th century Othman was ended by non-muslims. You can see on pages the Quran blood of the Othman which were spred over. Night will be in a lovely hotel.

Day 7: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.