Group tour ‘On the trace of nomads’

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Cities: TASHKENT – KHIVA – BUKHARA – SAMARKAND – TASHKENT

  • 9 DAYS / 8 NIGHTS
  • Сезон: Все сезоны
  • Звездность: 4

Each second of time spent in the Oriental environment will give one appeasement and inspiration. Canaan Travel will be glad to help You become spiritually higher while guiding You “on the trace of nomads”.

In the past these lands were covered with the web of the Great Silk Road. One of the largest routes passed through the territory of a present-day Uzbekistan, leaving a unique plexus of different Eastern cultures on its way, which is reflected in the magical architecture of ancient cities.

Starting Your trip in the current capital of Uzbekistan, In the city of Tashkent, You will learn the history for more than two millennia, that is woven in the modernity and diversity of the city.

Once getting to Khiva, You will be amazed at the scale of the ancient city, which keeps centuries-old traditions, culture and secrets in its fortress walls.

The uniqueness of each building in ancient Bukhara is able to attract the attention of keen tourists for a long time, with each step discovering you more and more curious facets.

You can constantly wander through the ancient Samarkand, sometimes crossing modern residential areas. So closely co-exist different ages and cultures in one city that merged all the epochs under a single name – Samarkand.

As a part of this tour, You will get acquainted with a lot of interesting people who are, as You, curious about the East. You will walk each step of silk caravans. You will visit Kyzylkum desert, about the red sands of which there are countless legends and capture the best shots on the background of Amu Darya river.

Give Yourself such a wonderful opportunity to feel the Oriental spirit, and Canaan Travel will organize Your tour “on the trace of nomads” at the most convenient time.

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Day 1Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent
Accommodation in the hotel
Free time
Overnight in the hotel

Day 2Tashkent - Urgench

Breakfast in hotel
Excursion
The tour of the capital of Uzbekistan will take its start from the religious center of modern Tashkent – Hast-i-Imam Square, where you can see the ancient manuscripts of Central Asia – the 7th century Qur’an of Osman. The Hast-i-Imam ensemble was formed at the grave of the famous scientist, Koran scholar and hadith, poet and artisan Khazret Imam. The next visit

to the functioning Madrassah ‘Kukeldash’- one of the largest madrasahs existing in our days in Central Asia. This madrasah is located near the Chorsu square in the historical part of Tashkent.

Dinner
This madrasah is located near the Chorsu square in the historical part of Tashkent. Independence Square. Amir Timur Square. Theatre Square. The former (the residence of Prince Romanov in Tashkent). The former residence of Prince Nikolay Romanovich Romanov, who was exiled to the Turkestan Region for mining precious stones in 1881, is located in Tashkent. The Tashkent Underground is the Museum of Tashkent.

Transfer to the railway station
Train to Urgench 20.20
Overnight in the train

Day 3Urgench - Khiva

Arrival in Urgench
Transfer to Khiva
Free time
Overnight in the hotel

Day 4Khiva

Breakfast in hotel
The beginning of the tour around Khiva
Tour around Khiva: Fortress Kunya-Ark “city in the city. Here were the Khan’s mosque, the residence of the khan, the supreme court, the khan’s reception room-the chicken khan, the powder factory, the mint, the harem, the kitchens, the stables, the guardhouse, etc. In the southern part of the chicken khan was the throne room with the two-columned aivan (terrace). In the middle of the hall was a yurt, during receptions the khan sat at her. Ivan was decorated with a blue-white-blue majolica with a delightful ornament.

Tash-Hovley Palace.

Madress Muhammad Aminhana.

Muhammad Rahimkhan’s madrassah.

Dinner
Multicolumn mosque ‘Juma’. The mosque was built in the 10th century, it has 212 carved wooden columns. She accommodated all the men of the city who came to her on Friday worship.

Minaret of Kalta-Minor.

The Minaret of Islam-Khoja. The complex of Pakhlavan Mahmud is the burial place of a well-known poet in Khorezm, who was considered the patron of Khiva. The main hall of the mausoleum served as the tomb of the Khiva khans.

Overnight in the hotel

Day 5Khiva - Bukhara

Breakfast in hotel
Transfer to Bukhara through the Kyzylkum desert. Photo on the Amu Darya river
Arrival in Bukhara
Overnight in the hotel

Day 6Bukhara

Breakfast in hotel
Start walking tour of Bukhara
Tour around Bukhara. Your journey begins with a visit to the ‘Lyabi-Hauz’ Ensemble. This is one of the central squares of the city of Bukhara, an architectural ensemble created in the 16th-17th centuries. The square is formed by the buildings of the Kukeldash Madrasah, the Diwan-Begi Madrassah and the Diwan-Begi Khanaki, grouped around the Nodir-Begi Hole. Madrassah Kukeldash – the largest madrasah in Bukhara,‘Ulugbek’ Madrasah – the only building left from the times of the famous “scientist on the throne” of Ulugbek. Kalyan Minaret, without which it is impossible to imagine the silhouette of Bukhara.

Dinner
Next to the minaret is the ‘Kalyan’ Minaret without which it is impossible to imagine the silhouette of Bukhara. Next to the minaret is ‘Kalyan’ Mosque and the Muslim spiritual school – ‘Mir-i-Arab’ madrasah that is acting from the 16th century to the present day.The Ark Citadel, ‘Bolo Hauz’ Mosque, domed trading buildings- ‘taki I tymi’. The mausoleum of Ismail Samani is the oldest surviving building of Central Asia. Mausoleum of Chashma Ayub (“The Source of Job”). The legend of the monument is connected with the prophet Job (Ayub).

Overnight in the hotel

Day 7Bukhara - Country Bukhara - Samarkand

Breakfast in hotel
Moving to the countryside Bukhara
Excursion to the countryside Bukhara
Dinner
Arrival in Bukhara
Transfer to the railway station
Departure to the Samarkand 15.52
Arrival in Samarkand 17.52
Free time
Overnight in the hotel

Day 8Samarkand - Tashkent

Breakfast in hotel
Full day excursion around Samarkand
Registan Square is surrounded with beautiful buildings from three sides: ‘Ulugbek’ madrasah, ‘Sher-dor’ madrasah and ‘Till-Kari’ madrassah. All these three madrasahs are directed with the portals to the middle of the square and form united ensemble composition. Each building is distinguished by its unusual decor – a pattern of stone on the walls and portals. The blue domes above the madrasah are made with burnt bricks, and glazed tiles adorn them from the outside, it shines brightly in the sun.

The ‘Bibi-khanum’ mosque. A beautiful legend is connected with the ‘Bibi-Khanum’ mosque. According to which the formidable governor built a mosque for his beloved wife Bibi-Khanum. After a successful trip to India, Timur decided to build the largest building in the East. Shining walls, significant minarets, extensive portal of the mosque, carved with marble, glorified the name of Timur and his beloved wife.

Dinner
Ensemble of ‘Shokh-i-Zinda’. The ‘Shokh-i-Zinda’ ensemble consists of eleven mausoleums, which were joined to each other in sequence during the XIV-XV centuries. This unique and mysterious ensemble is located near the ancient settlement ‘Afrasiab’. The ensemble is also called ‘Cemetery Street’. The blue domes of the mausoleums, rushing the chain into the far, look like a graceful necklace from a bird’s eye view.

Ulugbek Observatory. The ‘Ulugbek’ Observatory is a vivid confirmation of the significant development of architecture, science and culture in Central Asia in the XIV-XV centuries. The visit of the ‘Koni Gil’ village, a workshop for the production of silk paper from the bark of the mulberry tree. Master Class.

Transfer to the railway station
Departure to the Tashkent 18.00
Arrival in Tashkent 20.10
Transfer to the hotel
Overnight in the hotel

Day 9Tashkent

Breakfast in hotel
Free time
Transfer to the airport
Depart

Photos

FAQ

I'm a solo traveller, is there a single supplement?

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Which currency is most widely accepted on this tour?

– Austria – Euro (EUR)
– France – Euro (EUR)
– Germany – Euro (EUR)
– Italy – Euro (EUR)
– Netherlands – Euro (EUR)
– Switzerland – Swiss franc (CHF)
– United Kingdom – Pound sterling (£)

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What is cancellation policy?

A wonderful serenity has taken possession of my entire soul, like these sweet mornings of spring which I enjoy with my whole heart. I am alone, and feel the charm of existence in this spot, which was created for the bliss of souls like mine. I am so happy, my dear friend, so absorbed in the exquisite.

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