Caravan cities on the Great Silk Road

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  • Duration: 15 days
  • Price From: 1,400€

The states of Khorezmshakhs, the Timurid Empire, the Bukhara Emirate, the Khiva Khanate … these are just a few names from the glorious past of this country. Majestic ruins of fortresses, unique architectural complexes – paradise for archaeologists and people interested in history, ancient traditions and customs. On this tour you will learn about the monuments of the early Middle Ages – the fortress of Ayaz-Kala and Toprak-Kala, as well as the unique museum created by Igor Savitskiy in Nukus, in a city in northwestern Uzbekistan.

Itinerary: Tashkent, Fergana, Tashkent, Nukus, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Tashkent
The best time for the trip: March to November

Day 1

Arrival in Tashkent

Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2

Tashkent

You visit the Khasti Imam Square with the beautiful Barak Khan Madrassah, the Tilla Sheikh Mosque and the Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum. Here you can take a look at the Koran, which is dated third caliph Osman (644-656) was handwritten. Further goes to visit the huge Chorsu Bazaar. In the afternoon you sit down continue your exploration tour in the modern part of the city and visit the Independence Square, Amir Timur Square. Overnight in hotel. 

Day 3

Tashkent –Kokand-Rishtan-Fergana

In the morning drive to Kokand over the picturesque mountain pass. Visit the palace of the Khudoyar-Khan Palace in Kokand the 19th century, Jami Mosque, Norbuta-Biy Medrese, Modari Khan Mausoleum. Drive to Rishtan. Visit to the workshops of the famous potter and master of the silk carpet weaver. Transfer to Fergana. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4

Fergana-Margilan-Tashkent

Transfer to Margilan. Visit to the Yodgorlik silk factory, where visitors to the process of silk making using traditional watch the “Ikat” decoration. Drive to Tashkent. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5

Nukus

In the morning transfer to the airport. They fly to Nukus. City tour through Nukus. Visit the unique Savitskiy Museum, which is the second largest and most important collection in the world by Soviet avant-garde artists. Overnight in the Nukus.

Day 6

Nukus -Old fortress – Khiva

In the late morning drive to Khiva through the Kyzylkum desert and visit to the Khorezm remains and clay fortresses. Drive to Khiva. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7

Khiva

The former capital of the Khiva Khanates from the 17th the fairy-tale atmosphere of ancient oriental city preserved. You visit the old town Khiva-Juma Mosque, Madrasah Muhammad Amin Khan, Citadel Kokhna Ark, Pakhlovon-Makhmud Mausoleum, Alakuli Khan-Medrasa. Overnight in Khiva.

Day 8
Khiva – Bukhara

Drive through the Kyzylkum desert from Khiva to Bukhara.Overnight in Bukhara. 

Day 9
Bukhara

You discover this city as “the pearl of the desert”. It is a city along the Silk Road. You visit the Samanid mausoleum, Friday Mosque Bolo House, Ark Fortress, Mosque and Kalon Minaret,Medrese Mir Arab, Medresen Ulugbek and Abdul- Aziz- Khan,Dome bazaars etc. Overnight in Bukhara. 

Day 10
Bukhara

In the area of Bukhara you can visit the others sights such as the summer palace of the last emir of Bukhara – Sitorai-Mohi-Khosa, the Mausoleum Chor Bakr and the Bakhauddin-Nakhshbandi ensemble. Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 11
Buchara -Samarkand

Drive to Samarkand, the city of fairy tales from 1001 nights (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Visit the family of master potter and her craft workshop in the city of Gijduvan. Visit the old caravanserai Rabati Malik and Sardoba (Water storage facility). Arrival in Samarkand. Overnight in hotel.

Day 12

Samarkand

Capital of Tamerlan, the great city of ancient Sogdiana lies on the intersection of the main trade routes from China, Siberia, Persia and the west. Let yourself be amazed by these amazing shades of blue about landmarks like the famous Bibi Khanum Mosque, the Gur-Emir, the famous Registan Square. Overnight at hotel.

Day 13
Samarkand- Shakhrisabz- Samarkand
We’re going to Shakhrisabs today. We visit the “White Palace”(Ak-Saray XIV century), Kok Gumbaz Mosque, the Gumbazi Mausoleum Seidan and Khazrati Imam mosque. Late afternoon transfer to Samarkand. Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 14
Samarkand – Tashkent

Continuation of the sightseeing program by Samarkand. Today visit the Afrosiab Museum, the Ulugbek Observatory, the tomb of St. Daniel and the traditional production process of Mulberry paper. In the evening, take the train to Tashkent back. Overnight in Tashkent.

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Departure  from Tashkent

Transfer to the airport in Tashkent. Flight home.

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