Uzbekistan trip 4
Duration of the tour: 5 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent - Chimgan Mountains - Tashkent
You can see very places that can be interesting and impressive for their beauty and picturesque nature of Uzbekistan. You will also find historic buildings that impress with their design and history.
Day 1: Tashkent
Welcome to Uzbekistan trip 4! Guide will meet you at the airport and accompany you to the city for sightseeing tour. In course of the travel you will visit the Independence square which is the main square of the country. It was built as the symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After it you will stroll along the famous local Broadway that separates the Independence square and Amir Timur square. After it you will have a ride in the one of the most beautiful metros in the world, Tashkent metro. The first line of it was opened in 1977. Later on you will be transferred to the old part of the city where you are going to explore such interesting sights as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. And the most interesting sights of the tour is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded the prophet Muhammad). Othman was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. You can see his blood on the page of the Quran. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
In course of the Uzbekistan trip 1 you will drive to Samarkand city. You will find this city in the valley of the river Zerafshan. That is known to be the second largest city of Uzbekistan as well as being contemporary of Babylon or Rome. You will have sightseeing tour of major attractions of the city like Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Talking to Registan Square is known to be a complex of three fascinating Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. You will admire the magnificent beauty of sight of Samarkand. After it you will you will see Shakhi-Zindeh where you can see huge collection of mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries. Moreover you will learn that this attraction is listed to UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his success in India. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand - Tashkent (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
Today you will continue a tour in Samarkand city. In course of the tour you will visit Ulughbek observatory that was built in 15th century by Ulughbek. He was one of the most famous Samarkand rulers and scientists. With the help of this observatory Ulughbek wrote a "Zidji Guragoni" catalog in 1437 where you can find description about 1018 celestial bodies. His son killed him. Later on you will have an opportunity to walk along the local Broadway and see the souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and workshops. After it you will visit national bazaar Siab where you can try Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent (350 km, 4.5 hrs drive). Night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Tashkent - Chimgan Mountains - Tashkent
Today you will travel to the one of the most interesting sites of Uzbekistan the Chimgan Mountains. You will reach the top of Beldersay peak the way to it takes 30 min. You will witness the picturesque scenery of the nature. Later on you will have a stop at Charvak lakeside beach for free time and own water activities but it depends to season. You will learn the manmade lake that is popular resort of Tashkent region and citizens of neighboring countries visit the reservoir. Enjoy great tours that will show you the beauty of the country. In the end of the day is return to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport and flight home.
Price per person:
02 pax - 430 $
04 pax - 360 $
06 pax - 320 $
08 pax - 295 $
10 pax - 275 $
Single - 50 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 35 $
*Full board - 65 $
*Entrance fees - 30 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 140 $ per group
Escort guide - 200 $ per group
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Train tickets
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums