Silk and ceramics in the Fergana valley

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  • Duration: 2 days
  • Price From: 200€

The Fergana Valley is one of the most beautiful areas of oases with the area 22000 square kilometers and population 7 million people. It is surrounded with the mountains of Tien-shan and waters Sir-Darja and Naryn. For this reason, it is an ideal place for agriculture and livestock. The Fergana Valley is famous for its monuments of architectural history, including Andijon, Fergana, Margelan, Kokand, Shohimardon and Kuva.
An impressive tour of the Fergana Valley, representing the culture of this picturesque region and its architecture with palaces, mosques and madrasas. In the Fergana valley you visit Rischtan – the home of the artisans of azure ceramics. The Fergana Valley has also been famous for its silk for centuries. During the tour in Fergana Valley you will visit one of the production centers which is located in Margilan.

Day 1
Tashkent –Kokand-Rischton-Fergana

At 8.00 transfer to Kokand by express train. At 12.00 arrival in Kokand. Our guide will meet you at the station. The tour around Kokand begins the palace of the 19th-century Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Jami Mosque. Norbuta-Biy Medre, Modari Khan Mausoleum, which is a mausoleum for all female relatives of the Khan family.
Rishton is a city (50 km west of Fergana) that is famous around the world for its pottery – every third family in Rishtan is a potter. Rishtan ceramics is decorated according to ancient tradition, which is more than 800 years old. Masters hand over their trade secrets from father to son. The unique red clay ceramic masterpieces are adorned with classic, naturally made ultramarine, turquoise and azure ornaments known as the blue glaze “Ishkor”. All visitors are greeted with a wide variety of fine dishes, which often take place in many international exhibitions, museums, world and private collections. The tour program includes a visit to the workshops of the famous potter Rustam Umarov and master of silk carpet weaver Bahromjon Gafurov. Transfer to Fergana. Overnight at hotel.

Day 2
Fergana-Margilan-Kuva-Andijan-Tashkent

Transfer to Margilan. The excursion begins with a visit to Said-Ahmad Hodji Madrese, where craftsmen make original silk rugs. Walk through the local bazaar and visit the silk factory Yodgorlik, where visitors can watch the process of silk making with traditional decoration “Ikat”. If the tour is on Thursday or Sunday, you can take a walk through the largest bazaar in the Fergana Kumtepa valley. Kuva is covered with gardens and vineyards. It is famous for its delicious pomegranates. There is a planned visit to the monumental complex of Ahmad Al-Fargoni. On the way there is a stop in Shahristan city and a visit to the knife workshop. Transfer to Andijan. A tour of the city includes a visit to the central bazaar, the Hunarmandchilik artisan street, the Art and Literary Museum, the Craft Center, the Bog I Shamol Garden, known as the Garden of the Winds, the Bobur Museum. Transfer to the train station. Departure to Tashkent. At 21:20 arrival in Tashkent.

Price and Service

Price Economy Comfort
2 Person 200 € 220 €
4 Person 180 € 200 €
Single Supplement 20 € 30 €

 

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. 

 

  • Transport during the itinerary according to the program with comfortable vehicles with A / C
  • Local English speaking tour guide
  • Train ticket (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

This tour is an extension tour for Classic Uzbekistan tour and travel dates are on request according to your request. Let us organize your dream trip. 

Accommadation

Option Economy Option Comfort
Fergana-  1 night
Club Hotel 777  Asia Fergana

 

 

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