Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
Description: A discovery tour and also pilgrimage to the holy sites of Islam in Uzbekistan. Visit the ancient city - Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara, mausoleums, monuments of history and medieval architecture.
Day 1: Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent.
Transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. Rest.
After lunch, you will start sightseeing and pilgrimage to the Islamic holy sites of the Old Tashkent. You will visit the Hazrati Imam complex, which includes Barak-Khan Madrassah (XVI, XIX c.), Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (XV c.), Madrasah Mui-Mubarak (XIX c.), which houses the oldest Koran, written in VII c.; Kukeldash Madrasah (XVI c.).
Return to hotel.
Dinner at a local restaurant.
Day 2: Tashkent-Zangiota-Samarkand (340 km, car/van/coach)
After breakfast, drive to Samarkand by car/van/coach.
On the way, stop at Zangiota town and visit the Mausoleum Zangi-ota (XIV-XIX cc.). The mausoleum was built over the burial place of Sheikh Ai-Hodge, nicknamed Zangi Ota, who lived at the XII-XIII c. He was the fifth murid of Sufiy Hodzha Ahmad Yassavi, who was considered the spiritual leader of the all Turkic tribes of Central Asia.
Arrive in Samarkand and accommodation at the hotel.
Lunch at a local restaurant.
After lunch, start sightseeing and pilgrimage to the holy places of “Saikali Rui Zamin” ("Shining face of the Earth") - the ancient Samarkand: Mausoleum Doniyor Paygambar (St.Daniel) (XIV c., XX c.), revered by both Muslims and Christians and Jews; Hazrat Hyzr Mosque (IX c., XIX c.) – the oldest mosque in Samarkand; Mausoleum complex Shahi-Zinda (XI-XV c.) - necropolis consisting of more than 20 unique mausoleums. The core of the ensemble - Mausoleum of Kusam ibn Abbas, a cousin of Prophet Mohammed. Shahi Zinda - a whole street of the medieval town, which is preserved to this day, are concentrated the oldest buildings in Samarkand. Is an important place of pilgrimage.
Dinner in the National house.
Day 3: Samarkand-Bukhara (268 km, car/van/coach)
Breakfast at hotel.
Then you will start sightseeing in Samarkand: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (XIV-XV c.) - dynastic tomb of Timurids; Ruhabad Mausoleum ("House of Spirit») (XIV-XV c.) - the tomb of Sheikh Burkhaniddin Sagardzhi (head of Muslims in Beijing), was buried according to his will Samarkand; Registan Square: Ulugbek Madrasah (XV c.), Sherdor Madrassah (XVII c.) and Tilla Kori Madrassah (XVII c.) - a masterpiece of medieval architecture and the main symbol of Samarkand; Mausoleum of Imam al Moturidy, scientist-theologian and philosopher IX c., the founder of the doctrine "Moturudy" in Kalam (the Muslim theology), an expert of “Fiqh” (Islamic jurisprudence); Bibi Honim Mosque (XIV c.), conceived by Timur as the largest mosque in Central Asia.
After lunch departure to Bukhara.
On the way stop at Dagbit village and visit Mausoleum of Makhdumi Azam (XVI-XVII c.) - famous Oriental scientist theologian and philosopher. The most revered in the East, his writings on philosophy, theology, ethics, Islamic law.
The next stop at the Hartang village and visit Mausoleum of Imam Al Bukhari. Imam Al-Bukhari - the greatest figure in Islam, the famous theologian IX century. He - the author of "Al-Jami al-Sahih" - the first collection of authentic “hadith”, which is the second largest Muslim book after the Koran.
Arrival in Bukhara.
Accommodation at the hotel. Rest.
Dinner at the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara-Tashkent (flight, HY)
Breakfast at the hotel.
After breakfast you will make a pilgrimage to the Memorial complex of Bahouddin Naqshband (XVI c.) - center of Naqshbandi Sufi order. Here is the tomb of the founder of the Order - Bahauddin Naqshband - one of the Seven holy “Pirs” (Mentors) in Bukhara, as well as a necropolis and burial vault of Bukhara rulers. Naqshbandi famous motto "Dil ba Yoru, dast ba cor!" (Heart to God, hand to work!) is still popular among the people. “Silsila” (Chain of succession) of Naqshbandi doctrine back to the Caliphs Ali and Abu Bakr.
After a pilgrimage - start sightseeing in Bukhara, in which you become acquainted with the staggering monuments of “Buhoroi Sharif” ("Holy Bukhara"). You will visit the Ark Fortress (VII-XIX c.) – main palace of Bukhara emirs; Samanids Mausoleum (X c.) - dynastic tomb of Samanids, the pearl of Bukhara and a masterpiece of world architecture; Chashmai Ayub Mausoleum (XIV c.); Lyabi-Hauz Complex (XVI-XVII c.).
Lunch in the tea-house "Labi Hauz".
Continuation of sightseeing: Poi Kalon Square: Kalon Minaret (XII c.) - the highest in Central Asia, Mir-Arab Madrassah (XVI c.) - acting religious educational institution, Kalon Mosque (XV c.); the famous medieval Trading dome - Toki Zargaron (Dome of jewelers), Toki Sarrafon (Dome moneychangers), Toki-Telpak-Furushon (Dome of Hat sellers) (XV-XVI c);Magoki Attori Mosque (X-XVI c.) - the oldest mosque in Bukhara.
After completing the program - dinner.
Transfer to the airport.
20:25 (21:05, 21:35) - Flight to Tashkent.
21:25 (22:15, 23:05) - Arrival in Tashkent.
* Time of departure / arrival time depends on the day of the week according to flight schedules.
Transfer to the hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent
Transfer to the airport.
Departure from Tashkent.
The price included:
1. All transfers by comfortable transport;
2. Meetings / seeing at the airport;
3. Accommodation at hotels in double standard room;
4. Meals - half board;
5. Excursions during the trip with professional guides;
6. Entrance fees to all sites included in the program;
7. Accompanying guide;
8. Visa support for visa to Uzbekistan.
The price does not include:
1. International airfares;
2. Local flight Bukhara - Tashkent;
3. Additional payment for single accommodation;
4. Additional services not included in the program;
5. Meals - full board;
6. Tipss to local staff;
7. The fee for additional services in the hotels;
8. The fee for a photo / video shoot on historical sites.
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