Uzbekistan miracle: Tour 5 Destination: Uzbekistan Duration: 5 days Places to visit: Tashkent - Chimgan Mountains - Tashkent - Bukhara - Samarkand- Tashkent
Day 1: Tashkent - Chimgan Mountains - Tashkent Uzbekistan miracle: Tour 5 will show you the breathtaking beauty of Chimgan Mountains. To reach the top of the Beldersay peak you will have a lift chair that will take 30 min one-way. Upon arrival you will have some free time to see the pristine nature. During the tour you will also have a break at Charvak lakeside beach. Here you will be able to have some water activities (as per season). The capital of Uzbekistan will impress you by its prominent sights. In course of the Uzbekistan miracle: Tour 5 you will explore the main square of the country, the Independence square. It was built as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Moreover you will see the main administrative buildings near this square. Then is the local Broadway that separates the Independence square and Amir Timur square. Here you will see local artists and try tasty European and Uzbek cuisine. At the end you will visit the Amir Timur Square that was built in honor of national hero - Amir Timur. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Bukhara (morning flight) In course of the tour you will have a morning flight to Bukhara. Upon arrival you will see that this city have a huge amount of the historical monuments. The first site for exploration is the oldest citadel of Bukhara that was built in 4th century. Citadel Ark used to be a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. After it you will be impressed by the work of art of Samanids mausoleum of 9th -10th century. Next destinations of tour are Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. This famous mosque was erected for Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Don't miss the chance to explore the shopping domes as well as one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara. This Nodir Divan Begi is also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble that is known as one of the most visited place in tours. The last attraction for today is the Poi Kalon complex made of three structures and built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Bukhara - Samarkand (transfer, 290 km, 3.5 hrs) The day will start with exploring other wonderful sites of the surrounding area of Bukhara. You will visit the Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex that was made in honor of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher. Moreover this place is also a part of the Muslim pilgrimage places for all people of Islamic world. During the travel you will know that he was one of the spiritual masters of Amir Timur. This prominent complex is made of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. Later on you will be transferred to Samarkand (290 km). Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Samarkand - Tashkent (train) Today you will explore the city that can be fond in the valley of the river Zerafshan. Being the second largest city it is also very old city that is contemporary of cities of Babylon or Rome. In course of the travel you will witness such sights as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is a complex of three Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. It is the one of the major sights of Samarkand that you will admire its beauty. Then is the Shakhi-Zindeh complex where you will explore big collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries. It is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was erected in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his campaign in India. Evening train to Tashkent. Overnight is at the hotel.
Early check-in - 30 $ Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 35 $ *Full board - 65 $ *Entrance fees - 40 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 140 $ per group Escort guide - 300 $ per group
Service includes: - Transport - Accommodation: Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3* Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3* Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3* - Mineral water during the tour - Train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent
Service does not include: - Visa - Flights - Full board - Travel insurance - English speaking guide - Entrances to all museums