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Oriental necklace

 Oriental Necklace, Uzbekistan Tours

Oriental necklace

Day 1: Tashkent
After being welcomed at the airport, you will drive to Tashkent. You will have a full day city tour in Tashkent. In ancient times the city of Tashkent ran along the Great silk road-the caravan road, the main highway between Asia and the Mediterranean. The first destination will Independence square not just the Central attraction of Tashkent, it is a kind of symbol of the city, where folk festivals are held during national holidays. Further you will wander along the local Broadway, a long alley in the shade of trees, with many fountains, small Park areas, the main Central fountain with benches in a circle and a small pond with fish. Further you can take a ride in famous Tashkent metro, for the design of which the best artists and decorators from all over the country were invited at the time. After that you will discover the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar tourists and citizens can enjoy ripe vegetables, fresh and dried fruits, herbs, leather goods, jewelry, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. One of the most striking examples of respect for architectural monuments and interest in history in Uzbekistan is the Hast Imam ensemble. The highlight of its exhibits is the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c. An outstanding and rare monument of history and Islamic culture. Night you will spend hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Nukus
Your guide will wait for you at the airport. After you will fly to Nukus. The capital of the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan - the city of Nukus is located surrounded by three deserts in the Northern part of Uzbekistan. This day is dedicated to full day city tour. The first sight will be the Museum of Savitsky Here you can find interesting archaeological finds that tell about the ancient history of the Khorezm state, bronze and ceramic products, figurines of Zoroastrian gods found during excavations, and even household items of fire worshippers, whose tribes lived here many thousands of years ago. The unique collection of Russian avant-garde paintings of the first half of the XX century, which is stored here, has brought the Museum worldwide fame. Further you will explore outside of Nukus to see Mizdakhan necropolis, the complex includes several structures and an ancient cemetery. In course of the tour you will explore a 2200 years-old Zoroastrian ancient monument known as Chilpyk. Night will be spent in the hotel.

Day 3: Nukus - Ayaz Qala - Tuprak Qala - Khiva
This day you will head on to Khiva, this is a real open-air Museum, with well-preserved ancient architecture and pristine beauty. The history of Khiva is inextricably linked with the legendary state of khorezmshakhs. The city is very ancient, in the tenth century it was an important trading center of the great silk road, where numerous caravans of loaded camels stopped going to China. At the beginning of the sixteenth century, Uzbek nomadic tribes settled here, who founded the khanate of Khiva, but initially its capital was in the city of Urgench, it was moved to Khiva in 1598, when the previous capital was destroyed by a change in the course of the Amu Darya river. Today you will explore two famous fortresses: Ayaz Qala and Turpak Qala. Ayaz-Kala-the remains of fortress fortifications of the Kushan culture period (III-II centuries BC), were first explored by the same pre-war expedition of Tolstoy in 1939-40. Turpak Qala is an ancient settlement on the territory of present-day Karakalpakstan, the former capital of Ancient Khorezm. The Fortress Of Turpak Qala in Karakalpakstan that once belonged to the Khorezm khanate. Archaeologists agreed that the fortress should be dated to the 2nd century AD. Overnight at the hotel in Khiva.

Day 4: Khiva - Bukhara
Early in the morning we will have transfer to a fascinating city of Bukhara. Bukhara is one of the most beautiful cities not only in Uzbekistan, but also in the whole world. It is one of a kind and has no analogues. Its identity attracts many tourists from different countries. Everyone wants to see live ancient monuments that have survived despite the long centuries of their existence. Noble Bukhara is considered a cult city of Central Asia. You will drive from Khiva to Bukhara through famous Kizilkum desert. During this tour you will discover Amu Darya River, the largest river in Central Asia and the largest river basin area. In ancient times, the Arabs called it Jaihan, and the locals-Amul. You will have free time in Bukhara upon arrival. Night will be at the hotel.

Day 5: Bukhara
This day you are going to have a highlight tour in stunning Bukhara. Your first attraction will be Citadel Ark (IV BC - XX centuries) - the oldest monument of archeology, history and culture of Bukhara, a UNESCO world heritage site. After that you will visit Samanids mausoleum, which is the family tomb of the Samanid dynasty rulers. Further you will head to Chashma Ayub, known as the mosque of forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. After you will have an opportunity to stroll along the shopping domes and visit famous madrasah Nodir Divan Begi it was built in the XVII century. Following the example of the Sherdor madrasah in Samarkand, but instead of the famous lions, the portal of the madrasah depicts mythical birds of happiness. The tour will end with visiting Poi Kalon complex, this is a majestic column that towers over Bukhara. To call for prayer, the muezzin climbed to the top of the minaret and proclaimed it to the entire district, as was customary in the first centuries of Islam. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6: Bukhara
This day is devoted to a sightseeing tour in the vicinities of Bukhara. You are going to explore first attraction Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, the remarkable attraction of Bukhara. The complex served as the center of the dervish Naqshbandi order. Its head, Sheikh Bahauddin Naqshbandi, died in 1389 and was buried near the village of Kasri Arifon (now Kagan district) near Bukhara. Bakhauddin Naqshbandi is a Muslim Shrine in Bukhara. Afterward you will transfer to the countryside residence of Bukhara Emirs named Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. It was built in 1912-1918 by order of the last Emir of Bukhara, Mir said Alimkhan. The best Bukhara craftsmen of that time took part in the construction. In the end of your tour you will transfer to visit Chor Bakr memorial complex, necropolis Chor-Bakr ("Four brothers"), which began to be built in the XVI century. "City of the dead", as this place is called in the world, is included in the UNESCO world heritage list. After tour you will drive back to city. Night will be spent hotel.

Day 7: Bukhara - Gijduvan - Samarkand
In the morning you will head on to Samarkand. The Gijduvan Museum of ceramics is an interesting Museum that contains an extensive collection of ceramic products that the people of Uzbekistan are so famous for. It is in the city of Gijduvan, in the Bukhara region, that a whole school of ceramic art was created, and its distinctive features are the use of geometric ornaments and the drawing of flowers in the decoration of ceramic products. Ten you will continue to transfer to Samarkand. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Samarkand - Tashkent (transfer or train)
This day you will have a transfer or train to Tashkent. The first destination will be Courage Monument symbolizing the fortitude and courage of people in the face of the elements. After you will explore Zangi Ota memorial complex. one of the oldest preserved memorial complexes of the capital. It was formed in the XIV-XIX centuries as a result of gradual additions around the main building - the mausoleum of Zangi-Ota. En route you will explore the State Museum of Timurids' history. It stores jewelry, musical instruments, weapons, various coins, paintings, documents, historical manuscripts and clothing of Timurid's period. You will conclude the city tour with visiting the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, consisting knives from Chust, ceramics from Rishtan, satin from Margilan, national costumes and gold embroidery from Bukhara and much more. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Flight
In the morning is transfer to airport. 

Transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)