Silk Road treasures tour
7 days / 6 nights Places to visit:
Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Khiva - Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent
After your arrival, your guide will welcome you at the airport and take you to the capital city Tashkent. Entire day will be devoted to discover the modern city Tashkent. First will be the Independent Square, which was founded for the honor of the victory over fascism during World War II. Then you will walk on the main Broadway to the Square of Amir Timur. Later you will have a chance to travel on the Tashkent subway, which is considered to be one of the beautiful metros in the world. It has been serving to city residents since 1977. Next remarkable places are Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex, which includes many madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The most important site of the day is Othman Quran, the oldest copy of the holy Quran dating back to 8th
century. The owner of the book was Othman Ibn Affan, one of the four Caliphs succeeded prophed Muhammad. Nowaday , you can see blood stains spread on the sheets of the book, it happened when he was murdered by his enemy. Night in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand
The morning train will take you to capital of Tamerlane's state. Incredible city Samarkand located in the Zerafshan river valley. It is the second biggest of Uzbekistan after Tashkent and believed to be old as Babylon and Rome included in most tours in Uzbekistan. The sightseeing tour will include Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Main site Registan has unique atmosphere, when you get to the square you feel time stops and allows you to admire the beauty of three amazing madrasah buildings. These architectural masterpieces of history goes back to 15th
century. Next is one of the Heritages of UNESCO Complex of Shakhi-Zindeh, it was constructed during the 11th
century. Tamerlane's wife mosque is Bibi Khanum Mosque. He built it after his confession to India. You will spend night in a hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand - Bukhara (morning train 10:15-11:45)
In the morning, you will your continue your tour by travelling by train to Bukhara city. Whole day will be full of interesting sightseeing. You will start day from visiting the oldest citadel in Bukhara. It is Citadel Ark, served as a residence of many dynasties of Bukhara Empires Later you will see a perfect work of 9th
century architecture - Samanids mausoleum. Further, you will find yourself in Chashma Ayub, known as a Job's well. This monument was built for the honor of the city governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Here Bolo-Hauz mosque also has an interesting style. Later you will see Nodir Divan Begi, the most famous madrasahs of old Bukhara and represents one of the remarkable sites of Lyabi House Ensemble. Lyabi House Ensemble is the outstanding sightseeing in the city. The concluding destination of the day will be Poi Kalon complex, which stands out with its unusual design. It includes three amazing constructions: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah dating back to 11th
century. Overnight in a hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
In the morning, you will explore the area around Bukhara, one of the beautiful cities in Uzbekistan. Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex will be the first site to see. It is a memorial complex of outstanding Sufi leader and philosopher Bahauddin Naqshbandi, who was also a spiritual advisor of the legendary ruler Amir Timur. Today, this complex became a popular place of worship for Islam World from different parts of the world. Complex includes Kushbegi and Muzafarohana mosques, inner garden with pool, madrasah, and Bukhara rulers' burial vault of and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. Further destination is going to be the owner of the beautiful name Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. The name was given for the honor of the emir's wife' young death. In translation Sitorai Mohi Hosa means "Star - like and moon- like Palace". You will complete todays jouney with Chor Bakr memorial complex, which located in Sumiton village and known as a town of dead. This place reminds the four side of the world and that means all human creatures are equal. Complex was started to be built during the time of Samanids reign before the 16th
century. After enjoyable tour, we will drive back to city and have a rest at hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara - Khiva
After breakfast, drive to more fascinating city of Khiva. During you way from Bukhara to Khiva, you will see endless Kizil Kum desert and Amu Darya. Amu Darya is the deepest river of Central Asia, which consist of Panj and Vakhsh from Tajikistan. It flows its water into the famous Aral Sea. Khiva city has deep history and rich culture to see. The story of the city goes back to legendary Khorezmshah's State. According to the 10th
century documents, Khiva was one of the major cities along the Great Silk Road. Thousands of caravans, skillful traders stopped over the city take a rest of even sometimes to trade with other merchants. It is an important fact then city had remarkable place on the major trade road of the world, connecting East to the West. Nowadays there are many efforts were done to save and preserved all heritage from generation to generation. Night will at the hotel in Khiva.
Day 6: Khiva - Tashkent (evening flight, 21:20-23:00)
Today you will have a city tour in Khiva, the ancient in Uzbekistan. Khiva has different city layout compare to other cities. The old part of the city is separated and protected by strong walls. This inner part of the city is called Ichan-Qala. Ichan-Qala is the main part of the sightseeing in Khiva. It includes about 400 traditional houses and more than 60 architectural sites. There are Centuries old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses, which makes Ichan-Qala small museum city. Since 1969 the territory of Ichan-Qala is historical and architectural conservation area. Kunya-Ark fortress is the most important monument constructed during the 17th
century. It was built by the Muhammad Arang Khan. The Minaret Kalta Minor and the Palace Tash Khouvli are amazing examples of Khorezm architecture during 1830s. In the evening, you will take a plane to Tashkent. Night in a hotel.
Day 7: Flight
In the morning, your guide will accompany you to the airport.