Tour name: Oriental fairytale
Highlights of tour: Tashkent, Samarkand, Nurata.
Day 1: Tashkent
Tashkent is amazing capital city of Uzbekistan. Upon arrival to Tashkent you will start a city tour with your guide. In the center of the city there is the main square called Independence square. This square is dedicated to the victory over fascism during the World War II. From the square we will walk towards Amir Timur square, walking street between is like a Broadway. And from Amir Timur square we will take a metro. Tashkent metro is one of the most beautiful metros in the world. The first line started to function in 1977. In the afternoon I will be an old part of the city, Chorsu bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah. In Hast Imam complex the main exhibit is a copy of Othman Quran. The date of this Quran is 8th century. Othman Ibn Affan was one of the Capilhs who followed prophet Muhammad. He had four Caliphs. The Quran belongs to Othman Ibn Affan. He was killed by the non-muslims in 8th century. His blood we still can see on the pages of Quran. The night is in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
This day we will drive from the biggest city to the second biggest city of Uzbekistan. Samarkand is a city in the Valley of Zeravshan River. The city is as old as Rome and Babylon. Samarkand has many wonderful sights like Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Guri Emir Mausoleum and Bibi Khanim Mosque. Registan is a square with three gorgeous Madrasahs and it's the main symbol of Samarkand, dating back to 15th - 17th centuries. And you surely remain open-eyed after visiting this gem of Uzbekistan. Architectural complex Shakhi-Zindeh is a collection of mausoleums from 11th -15th centuries. And it's also a part of UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanim Mosque is the last site for this day. Bibi Khanim Mosque was built by Tmerlane in honot of his favorite wife. He was inspired after his successful campaign to India. The night is in the hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand - Yurts camp of Nurata (310 km, 4 hours)
This day is a day full of adventure. We will drive to the small town of Nurata. Nurata is satiated near Nuratau Mountains. According to the people's opinion this city starts from Nur fortress, which was established by Alexander the Great in 4th century BC. But the archeologists say that the culture here have start 40 thousand years ago. We will have a city tour visiting the Khasan-Khuseyn Mosque, workshop of blacksmith and potters and sacred pond with sacred fishes which is a place for pilgrimage by Muslim followers. Then we will visit Medressa of Sheihum Hasan Nury, Namazhokh Mosque and remains of the fortress called "Alexander the Great's fortress|. The night is in the yurt camp.
Day 4: Nurata - Samarkand
In the morning we can make a camel tour for 1-2 hours, until the Aydarkul lake. Wonderful lake is 250km long in the desert, eat a fresh cooked fish, relax, have a bath in the warm and a bit salty water and take a sunbath. Picnic at the lake with fish. Return to Samarkand. On the way we will stop at Sariamish stone paintings. More than 3000 drawings were discovered on the rocks in this area, petroglyphs shows the animals, people, hunting scenes, lifestyle and even love-making. The night is in the hotel of Samarkand.
Day 5: Samarkand - Tashkent (350 km, 4.5 hrs)
In the morning we will drive back to Tashkent. In the afternoon we will have another tour in the city visiting Courage Monument. It's a memorial complex that Uzbeks built for the honor after a strong earthquake in Tashkent. Then our tour goes to Zangi Ota memorial complex. In the legends Zangi Ota was a shepherd who was very wise and made many good doings. The last site for this day will be the State Museum of Apllied Arts of Uzbekistan. The nice exhibits of glasses and national dresses, hand and machine made embroideries, skullcaps and national fabrics, carpets and woodcarvings. The night is in the hotel.
Day 6: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport.
02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)
Price per person:
02 pax - 505 $
04 pax - 445 $
06 pax - 405 $
08 pax - 385 $
10 pax - 355 $
Single - 50 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
*Half board - 35 $
*Full board - 60 $
*Entrance fees - 30 $ available with escort guide only
Local guides - 140 $ per group
Escort guide - 250 $ per group
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Nurata - Yurts
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Train tickets - 60$ Tashkent-Samarkand-Tashkent