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Tour in Usbrkistan - Eastern fairy tale

Cities of: Tashkent Khiva

Duration: 5 days

Route: Tashkent – Chimgan Mountains - Khiva - Tashkent

DAY 1

TASHKENT

 08:00  -    arrival in international airport of Tashkent city.

«Assolom aleykum! – Hello!» - Uzbekistan says. As soon as your feet come to Uzbek land, you will appear in the «Eastern fairy tale» at once. You will fall in love with traditions and color of our people. After you feel the joy from the travel with us, you will always come back to us for sure and will have an opportunity to get acquainted with Uzbekistan again and again.

10:00 -    transfer from the airport to the hotel.

10:30 -    check-in at the hotel. Half-hourly rest in comfortable rooms

13:00-14:00 -   Welcome to the lunch in restaurant. Here you will be serviced as eastern hospitality traditions demand.

14:00 – The excursion to ancient monuments of Uzbekistan (Tashkent) starts: 

You will start to get acquainted with Tashkent from

·       Hazrat Imam complex (Telyashayakh Mosque, Kaffol Shoshiy Gravestone, Islamic Institute, Khazarti Imam Mosque, Mui-Muboral Madrasah).  This complex was built on the grave of one of the first imams of Tashkent city, who was a famous scientist, Koran and Hadiths (in Islam, a narrative record of the sayings or customs of Muhammad and his companions) expert, poet and craftsman – Hazrety Imam. The only world-known original version of Khalif Osman’s Koran is kept in this complex  -  Mui-Muboral Madrasah (translated as “a golden hair of Mohammed”).  

·       Then we’ll visit the Kukeldash Mosque. Many tragic, amazing and funny legends and stories are associated with the ancient Kukeldash. For example there is a story about unusual pistachio tree, which was growing over three hundred years at the top of one madrasah dome. It was deemed as holly, many legends and songs were created about it. Other legend says about the fact that the adulterous women were executed there: they were put into the bag, the bag was lifted to the top of the madrasah and dropped down to Shaykhantaur street running next to this madrasah.

·       You will visit «Chorsu» hospitable Uzbek bazaar. There you may buy flavourful flatbread (national cakes in Uzbek cuisine), melons, watermelons, the tastiest fruits. Our national skilled craftsmen will offer you their artworks representing Uzbekistan.

·       At the end of this excursion program you will visit the Art center of Tashkent, where the best potters and weavers participate to demonstrate you their art. You will try together with these craftsmen to sculpt the jar or a funny Uzbek babaychiks (diminutive-hypocoristic form of “bobo” from Uzbek – old men) of the clay, perhaps the first in your life. You will observe and participate in the process of making the silk fabric - khan-atlas.

19:00-21:00 – Dinner in the restaurant of Tashkent TV tower. France is famous for its Eiffel Tower and many people would dream to visit it. But you should know that Uzbek TV tower is as much interesting as the Eiffel Tower. It is unique and one of the highest towers in the Middle Asia. Its height makes 345 meters. At the level of 100-120 meters there are "Red" and "Blue" halls of "Koinot" restaurant. When sitting in restaurant halls at well-serviced tables located on the platform turning around the tower body, you may admire the panorama of our capital.

After the dinner we will offer you to walk up to the observation deck and see Tashkent at night from the bird's eye view.

 

Rest and night at the hotel.

 

DAY 2

TASHKENT – CHIMGAN MOUNTAINS

08:00-09:00 –  breakfast at the hotel.

09:20 -   departure to Chimgan Mountains. Our travel will last for 2 hours. И всю дорогу All the way you will enjoy the nature of Uzbekistan. At 100 km from Tashkent, at an altitude of 1600-1700 meters above sea level there is one of the most scenic places in the Tien Shan foothills - Chimgan Mountains. These places are famous for their evergreen Tien Shan spruces, thick forests, fresh air and the most beautiful scenery. Here there is "Kumbel" skiing track at mountain sides, where you can from the bird's eye view observe the beauty of these indescribable places. As you climb to this height, you'll see that the nature worked hard to create such magnificent scenery. These mountains are often compared to the Swiss Alps.

13:00 – go down and have lunch in the complex of small restaurants at the mountain side, which is called "Bochka" (from Russian – the Barrel), where you will taste delicious national dishes. Then we will go down to the Charvak reservoir. It is located between the ridges of the Ugam and the Chatkal ranges of west Tien-Shan Mountains. When we go above the dam, you will see a mysterious and beautiful landscape. Water in the Charvak Lake is flowing into this reservoir from three rivers and mountain streams. This is a unique lake and you will get added evidence yourself that it is true.

18:00  -    We will go back to Tashkent.  We believe that it was the most fascinating and enjoyable journey you have ever had. Rest at the hotel.

19:00-21:00  -   Dinner at the restaurant. Leisure time spending. Night at the hotel.

 

DAY 3

TASHKENT – URGENCH - KHIVA

 05:30- 06:00  -    Early breakfast at the hotel.

08:30   -      departure by the air to Urgench (HY 1051 «O’zbekiston Havo yollari» flight)

10:10   -     arrival in Urgench. Transfer by comfortable bus to Khiva. The distance is 35km, trip duration is 40 minutes.  Check-in at the hotel. Half-hourly rest at the hotel.

12:00 – 13:00  -   Lunch in national restaurant.

13:00   -    Khiva city sightseeing tour in the weather. Here all sights are located so harmoniously at one place and match to each other so well, that it looks like a small, independent historical town with the trace of ancient period.

·       Kunya-ark Citadel ("Old Citadel”) – internal khan’s citadel of Ichan-Kala. It was founded in XVII century by Khiva Khan, whose name was Mukhama-Erenk (1687-1688). By the end of XVIII century Kunya-ark became "city in the city", which was separated from Ichan-Kala with a high wall. There were khan’s mosque, khan’s residence, supreme court, khan’s official reception hall (kurinishkhana), gunpowder factory,   arsenal, the mint, clerical office, harem, kitchens, horse stables and etc.

·       «Kalta Minor» Minaret is one of the largest minarets in the Middle Asia. If it had been built till the end, its height could reach 70 meters, provided by its foundation diameter making 14.2 meters. If you see it in a short distance, you will be amazed with its power and size. The construction was stopped because of the death of the khan, who has started to build this construction after the fight with Turkmens.  

·       The Madrassah of Mukhammad Amin Khan is located opposite to Kunya-Ark near the gates of Ata-darvoza and is one of the largest mediaeval madrassahs of Khiva. The Madrassah has significant sizes (71, 7 х 60 meters, yard makes 38 х 38 meters). It was one of the richest educational institutions and held numerous wakf lands. One of the domes has the inscription graven by the order of Mukhamad Amin Khan: “This wonderful building will stay here forever to descendants’ joy”.

·       «Djuma Mosque» - this building represents a rare type of archaic multicolumn mosque in Central Asia. Essentially, it's just a wooden canopy over the square; it was built in XVIII century. The poor lighting through three ceiling hatches and rows of 212 carved wooden pillars creates a special atmosphere for praying in the mosque.

·       «Ak» Mosque is a small district mosque located in the complex near Ichan-Kala gates.

·       Pahlavan Mahmud Necropolis is a main culture center of Ichan-Kala.  Pahlavan Mahmud Necropolis was built near the grave of the patron saint of Khiva, poet and philosopher, professional wrestler and craftsman - Pahlavan Mahmud (1247-1326). He was revered not only in Khiva, but in Iran, India as well as the patron of wrestlers, poets and healers. The legend says that the poet was buried in his own workshop. In XIV-XVII the municipal cemetery came into existence around his burial.

·       «Islam Khodja» Residence (1908-1910) - on the south-east of Ichan-Kala Islam Khodja built the ensemble consisting of the smallest madrassah and the highest minaret in Khiva, which is similar in its shape with ancient minarets of XI-XII centuries. You will remember this Minaret as light and slim silhouette topping the “inner city". Its height is 57 meters (including basement).

 

19:00 – 20:00  -   Dinner at the national restaurant.

* You may visit national bazaars, where you may buy some souvenirs to remember sunny Uzbekistan.

Night at the hotel.

 

DAY 4

KHIVA – URGENCH - TASHKENT

06:30-06:00  -  Early breakfast at the hotel.

06:30  -  Departure to Urgench. Distance makes 35 km, travel duration makes 40 minutes.

07:40  -  HY 1052 «O’zbekiston Havo yollari» flight check-in

09:40  -  Departure to Tashkent

11:10  -  Arrival in Tashkent

12:00  -  Transfer to the hotel. Rest in comfortable rooms.

13:00-14:00  -  Lunch in national restaurant. Spare time spending. You may visit national bazaars, make shopping to buy some souvenirs to remember sunny Uzbekistan.

19:00 – 21:00  -  Dinner at “Bahor” restaurant. During the dinner you can enjoy the most interesting show-ballet, which will wrap you in the smoke of amazing and unique eastern fairy tale.

 

DAY 5

TASHKENT

07:00 – 08:00  -  Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00   -   Transfer to international airport to leave for your home.

 

See you soon! We are sure that it will be the best travel in your life.

                              Tour Price:

 

Number of people in a group

(person)

Price per one person (USD)

Price per group

(USD)

10

577

5 770

20

512

10 240

30

493

14 790

 

* Our Company PRESENTS you with fascinating folklore show in

“Bahor” restaurant!

 

The price includes

The price doesn’t include

Accommodation in the proposed hotels

(4 nights)

International air tickets

Transfer all over the route

Insurance policies

Breakfasts at the hotel

Personal expenses

FB Meal (4 lunches; 4 dinners)

 

English speaking guide throughout

 

Permits to visit monuments

 

Air tickets Tashkent-Urgench

 

Uzbekistan visa - support

 

 

* the program may be changed depending on the country you come from;

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23.06.2018