Mystical world of Sufism in Uzbekistan

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  • Duration: 8 days
  • Price From: 785€

Uzbekistan is a country with a rich history and the medieval monuments, also known as the holy pilgrimage sites, where the numerous people can make a pilgrimage. The country is also the true home of Islamic culture and Sufism. Three of a total of 12 Sufi fraternities were formed in Central Asia, one in Uzbekistan. During this pilgrimage visit the most famous cities in the country and visit mosques, mausoleums, memorials of personalities who made a good contribution to Islam and the philosophy of the Sufi Order in Uzbekistan. The tour will take you to the mystical world of Sufi in Uzbekistan.

Day 1
Arrival Tashkent

Welcome to Uzbekistan! When you arrive at Taschkent, you will already be awaited by your travel agency and received a warm welcome. Together with your private chauffeur, you drive to the hotel, where you can first arrive in peace. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Tashkent

Visit Khasti-Imam Square with the beautiful Barak-Khan Medrese, the Tilla-Sheikh Mosque and the Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum from simple brickwork. Here you can take a look at the Koran, written by the third Caliph Osman (644 – 656). Next, visit the huge Chorsu Bazaar, whose oriental smells and spices will put you in the tales of 1001 nights. In the afternoon, continue your exploring tour of the city and visit the mausoleum Zayniddin Sheikh-bobo, son of the founder of the Sufi Order Suhrawardiyya. He was sent by his father to these places for spreading the ideas of the Sufi Order. Afterwards we go to the Zangi-ata complex – a place of pilgrimage for Tashkent and the surrounding area. Overnight at hotel.

Day 3
Tashkent- Samarkand

In the morning 08:00 hrs drive with the express train “Afrosiab” to Samarkand. Arrive at 10:10 am. Today your visit to the breathtaking Samarkand continues. They visit the Gur-Emir Mausoleum, the last retirement of the famous ruler Tamerlan. After a short walk you will reach the heart of Samarkand, the beautiful Registan Square with its three magnificent medresse: Ulugbek, Shir Dor and Tilla-Kari, mosque Bibikhanum, Ulugbek Observatory. Overnight at hotel.

Day 4
Samarkand

Today we visit the holy pilgrimage of Samarkand. You visit Mausoleum and Mosque Al-Bukhari. His work «Kitab as-Sahih» is, according to the Koran, a sacred and instructive book. Only a few kilometers away is the tomb of the Holy Makhdumi Dahbedi Azam (1461-1542 gg.), The Sufi and the descendant Hazrat Ali. Complex of Khoja Ubaydullaha Ahror Wali (1404-1490) – an important political figure, the spiritual leader of the Sufi Order “Naqshbandi” of the second half of the 15th century. Overnight at hotel.

Day 5
Samarkand-Bukhara

In the morning drive to Bukhara. Arrival in the city. Transfer to the hotel. Visit the Samaniden Mausoleum, the Bolshoi House, the Ark Fortress, the Mosque and the Minaret of Kalon, the Ulugbek and Abdul-Aziz-Khan Medes, the Dome Bazaar, the Lyabi- House Ensemble. Overnight at hotel.

Day 6
Bukhara

Today’s pilgrimage to the holy sites of Sufism begins with the visit of the graves of seven Sufi saints outside the city. Visit Tomb Abduhalik Gijduvani (1103-1179), the grave Khodja Muhammad Orif Ar Revgari, The tomb of Khodja Makhmud Anjir Fagnavi, the mausoleum of Khodja Ali Rometani, the grave Khodja Muhammad Boboi Samosi, the mausoleum Said Mir Kulal , Necropolis and memorial Bahauddin Naqshbandi. Return to the city. Overnight at hotel.

Day 7
Bukhara-Tashkent

City tour in the surroundings of Bukhara. In the surroundings of Bukhara there are other places of interest not to be hidden. Your guide will introduce you to the secrets of the Summer Palace of the last Emir of Bukhara – Sitorai-Mohi-Khosa – and will show you the Mausoleum Choir Bakr. Transfer to the train station. Take the express train “Afrosiab” to Tashkent. Arriving at 19:10 h. Overnight at hotel.

Day 8
Departure from Tashkent
Transfer to the airport in Taschkent. Here we say goodbye to the group. We will have unforgettable memories.
Flight home.

 

Price and travel services

Price Economy Comfort
2 Person 785 € 870 €
4 Person 690 € 775 €
Single Supplement 120 € 180 €

 

This tour is a private tour on request according to your desired date. Prices are calculated in Euro per person and for larger groups are available on request. 

Changes in the itinerary possible on request. 

 

  • Airport transfer
  • Transport during the itinerary according to the program with comfortable vehicles with A / C
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Train ticket: Tashkent-Samarkand; Bukhara Tashkent “Afrosiyob” (2nd class)
  • Half board (dinner)
  • Accommodation in double room in the hotel
  • Entrance fees to the museums and sights
  • Uzbekistan Tourist Map
  • 0.5 liters of water per day / person
  • International flights (can be booked through us)
  • Visa fees
  • Tips for local guides and support staff
  • Fees for using a camera in some of the museums’ attractions
  • Other issues – souvenirs and drinks etc.

This tour is private tour and travel dates are on request according to your request. Let us organize your dream trip. 

Accommodation

Option Economy Option comfort
Tashkent-  3 nights
Shodlik Palace, Uzbekistan or similar Sharq, Grand Atlas or similar
Samarkand- 2 nights
Bibikhnaum, Marokand or similar Asia Samarkand, Diyora or similar
Bukhara-2 nights
Hovli Poyon, Lyabi House or similar Asia Bukhara, Malika Bukhara or similar

 

 

 

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