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Sophisticated Uzbekistan

 Sophisticated Uzbekistan

Sophisticated Uzbekistan

Day 1: Tashkent
We are glad to see you in Uzbekistan! Today you will observe the most remarkable sights of the city. And first destination will be Independence square "red square", one of the main places of the capital, as well as the country. which is the main square of the country, erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. After that you will walk along the local Broadway, that is a colorful combination of quiet places to relax with modern entertainment: a shopping center, a cinema, shops and restaurants serving national cuisine. Then you can take a ride in famous Tashkent metro, its stations are among the most ornate in the world. Further you will direct to the old part of the city which consist of: Chorsu Bazaar one of the largest bazaars in Uzbekistan, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that is considered to be one of the most striking examples of responsible attitude to architectural monuments.The highlight of its exhibits is the Othman Quran which is the world's ancient Quran copy dating back to 8th c. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Tashkent - Samarkand (350 km, 4 hrs drive)
After breakfast you will be transferred to Samarkand. Samarkand was an important crossroads on the Great Silk Road. During the tour you will discover such remarkable attractions as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is the main Square of Samarkand. The word" Registan "in Uzbek is composed of two words:" Reg "- sand and "Stan" - place. When they are added together, a translation is obtained: "a place covered in sand." A monument of medieval architecture in Samarkand, an ensemble of mausoleums of the Karakhanid and Timurid nobility, being a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum is one of the largest and most significant religious monuments in the Islamic world, and certainly the largest mosque in all of Central Asia. Night will be in the hotel.

Day 3: Samarkand - Urgut - Samarkand
The tour starts in the morning with driving to a small village outside of Samarkand named Urgut. Urgut is the administrative center of the district, which is home to about 60 thousand people. This village is famous for its noisy and colorful national bazaar. The Bazaar in the city of Urgut is a real fairy-tale riot of abundance in the East.  After you will drive back to Samarkand and drive further to another settlement. There you will observe memorial complex of Al Bukhary. He collected and recorded about 600 thousand hadiths-traditions based on incidents from the life or sayings of the Prophet. Al Bukhary was an Islamic scholar, who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic Hadith collections. He also wrote other books such as Al-Adab al-Mufrad. Night will be at hotel.

Day 4: Samarkand - Tashkent (350 km)
The tour you will begin transferring to Tashkent. The first destination will be Courage Monument which is a memorial complex, this is a reminder to the residents of Tashkent about what happened on April 26, 1966. Afterwards you will direct to Zangi Ota memorial complex. it belongs to one of the oldest structures in Tashkent. It is located 15 km from the capital of Uzbekistan in the small town of Zangiata. The complex was built during the XIV-XIX centuries. Your tour will end with exploring the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, that include: fine examples of glasses and national clothing, hand and machine embroidery, skullcaps and national fabrics, carpets and woodcarving. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5: Tashkent - Flight
Transfer to airport and flight home. 

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

Price per person:
02 pax - 420 $
04 pax - 350 $
06 pax - 310 $
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

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Tourist Inn" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water during the tour                                   

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums
- Train tickets - 60 $ pp for round trip