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Uzbekistan & The Mughals

Published in Uzbekistan
 
Itn#:   UZC02
From:   $1975 USD
Duration:   13 days / 12 nights
Best Season:   Apr to Oct
Trip Type:   Cultural
 

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Highlights:

Tashkent, Farghana, Maddrassahs and mosques, Khiva for desert citadels and cities of Bukhara and Samarkand.

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Itinerary


Trip Itinerary:

  Day 01 Arrive Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent and transfer to your hotel. This afternoon see Tashkent's main sights including the central square Amir Timur or Tamerlane's Square, the AlisherNavoi Opera Theatre, the Chorsu Bazaar and the old town's mosques and madrassahs.
 
  Day 02 Tashkent – Farghana(flight)
Flight to Farghana and upon arrival transfer to the hotel.Afternoon visit Farghana Bazaar and Margilan – hand woven traditional silks.Overnight at hotel.
 
  Day 03 Farghana
Full day sightseeing of Farghana to include famous Rishton Pottery works and Babur’s birth placeAndijan, local handicrafts, cotton fields
 
  Day 04 Farghana – Kamchik – Tashkent
Drive to Tashkent, through the Kamchik pass.Enroute visit Kokand, Khudayar’s Palace / fortress. Arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
 
  Day 05 Tashkent - Desert Citadels - Khiva
Fly to Urgench and travel 80kms out into the Kyzyl-Kum Desert to visit the 'desert citadels' of Toprak Kala and Ayaz Kala. The drive takes you through rural Uzbekistan showing you the farms and villages. Arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
 
  Day 06 Khiva
Today enjoy a full days excursion to Medieval Khiva. With your guide you will be able to wander through the maze of twisting alleyways and visit the "Kunya Ark" or old citadel, the Emir's Palace and the magnificent Juma Mosque with its 200 individually carved wooden pillars. Overnight at hotrel.
 
  Day 07 Khiva – Bukhara
A long drive today through the KyzylKum or red desert to the magical city of Bukhara. Arrive and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
 
  Day 08 Bukhara
With its narrow alleyways and bustling bazaars, Bukhara is the quintessential Silk Road city. Today enjoy a a full day tour through the narrow streets of old Bukhara, some of the highlights include the Ark Citadel, Kalyan Square with its great minaret and the Ismael Samani Mausoleum dating from the 10th century.Overnight at hotel.
 
  Day 09 Bukhara
This morning visit the last Emir's Summer Palace, an eclectic mix of European and Oriental design. Return to Bukhara for a free afternoon to wander the old town with its cafes and trading domes.
 
  Day 10 Bukhara - Vabkent - Gidjduvan - Samarkand
Today travel along the Golden Road to Samarkand visiting the potteries, shrines and tombs of Vabkent and Gijduvan on the way. You will also visit the Ulug Beg Madrassah and the tomb of Khoja Abdul Khaliq, a holy man. Arrive in Samarkand in the late afternoon and transfer to the hotel for overnight.
 
  Day 11 Samarkand
Samarkand, one of the key trading cities of the ancient Silk Road,     became famous as the capital of the vast state created by Tamerlane. On your full day tour you will visit Tamerlane's Tomb and Registan Square, an architectural masterpiece with blue tiled madrassahs on three sides. Also see Ulugbek's observatory, the Shah-i-Zinada necropolis and the immense BibiKhanum Mosque, built by Tamerlane for his Chinese wife.Overnight at hotel
 
  Day 12 Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand
Today enjoy a full day excursion to Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of Tamerlaine and surrounded by the Zerafshan Mountains. Enjoy fantastic views from the top of the enormous portal of Tamerlaine'sAk-Sarai Palace and visit his intended Mausoleum and the KukGumbaz Mosque. Overnight at hotel.
 
  Day 13 Samarkand – Tashkent – Departure
This morning drive from Samarkand directly to Tashkent airport for your return flight.
 

Additional Info


Additional Information:

TOUR INCLUDES:
  • Accommodation based on twin shared room at selected hotels with daily breakfast.
  • Half board (dinners) and Full board (Lunches & Dinners) can be requested.
  • Professional English Speaking tour guide or other languages upon request.
  • Tours and transfers as mentioned by private air-conditioned vehicle.
  • Sightseeing fees and permits during guided time.
TOUR EXCLUDES:
  • Travel Insurance.
  • International / Domestic air tickets.
  • Laundry, telephone calls and expenditure of personal nature, Tips and gratuities.

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