7D6N Eastern Pearls of Uzbekistan

Itinarary: Tashkent – Urgench (khiva) – Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand – Tashkent Duration: 7 days / 6 nights

Day 1. (FRI)Home-Tashkent

A.M. Depart Singapore for Kuala Lumpur by HY- 551 at 09:10, arrival Kuala Lumpur at 10:25. Depart Kuala Lumpur by HY-552 at 11:45 and arrival to Tashkent at 16:40. Meeting at the airport with tour escort guide and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and o/n at hotel. Meals: NO meals in Tashkent on that day!


Day 2. (SAT) Tashkent-Urgench (Air)

A.M. Breakfast in hotel.
Transfer to airport and morning flight to Urgench by HY-1051 at 07:00- 08:40 and transfer to Khiva city (23 km)
Excursion: Khiva – is an odd place. Its historic heart, unlike.those of other Central Asian cities, is preserved in its entirety – but so well preserved that the life has almost been squeezed out of it. Khiva consist of two parts: Ichan Kala ( inside town) and Dishan Kala ( outside town) ancient city museum on the open sky and start of sightseeing:

Muhammad Amin Khan Medressa and Kalta Minor  - the first building in the entering of city on the right built in the 1850 and serving since Soviet time as the hotel Khiva. Djuma mosque (X– XVII c) a cathedral mosque, the roof of which lies on 212 wooden fretted columns with unique acoustics and original technical ideas natural of lighting Mausoleum of Seyid Alaudin (XIV c) with its gravestone made from colored majolica in unique among world architectural ceramics; Kunya ark (XVII c) – an inner fortress with administrative buildings, gunpowder works, law courts, mosque. Pakhlavan Makhmud complex (XIV – XIX c) – the most remarkable architecture memorial complex in Khiva with unique tiles. Islam Khodja minaret and madrassah (1908) – 45 m high is the highest building in Khiva with, the observation area.
P.M.  In the afternoon continue of sightseeing in Khiva incl :
Nurulla Bai Palace 1906-1912 the fortified courtyard of Isfandiyar Khan’s residence today languish in a largely sorry state of disrepair, but the modern-style reception hall is still in good condition. Toza Bog Palace 1893-1913 – the summer residence of Mohammed Rakhim Khan II stands halfway between the European and Central Asian worlds. Dinner with folk show. Meals: FB


Day 3. (SUN) Khiva-Bukhara (450 km)

A.M. Breakfast in hotel.
Morning departure to Bukhara by coach through flora and fauna of Kyzyl Kum desert. For centuries it marked the northern limits of Transoxiana and the edge of the boundless nomadic steppe. You will see Amu Darya one of  the two second river of Central Asia separating the Kyzyl Kum from the Kara Kum of Tukrmenistan.
P.M. Arrival to Bukhara in the afternoon.
Bukhara – this is one of the best places in Central Asia which was as capital of Samanid state in the 9th and 10th centuries that called “Bukhoro-i Sharif” Boasting a different mosque for every day of the year, drawing the finest minds of the East with its cultural and commercial vitality, the city well deserved the title "Bukhara the Holy".
S/S in Bukhara: ARK Fortress (VI – XIX c) – in middle ages it was a whole town with the emirs house, with wives, mosques mint place, government institutes, store rooms, a prison and a square for public executions: Bolo Khauz Mosque (1712) Mosque Near the Pool.
Dinner at hotel. O/n in hotel. Meals: FB

Day 4. (MON)Bukhara

A.M. Breakfast in hotel.
Continue of sightseeing in Bukhara incl: Samanid’s mausoleum (IX – X c) – it was the first building in Central Asia constructed from backed bricks in the shape of a cube covered by a dome with unrepeatable geometrical brickwork design – a masterpiece of world architecture Chashma Ayub Mausoleum – the original construction dates from the 12th century rule of Karakhanid Arslan Khan, the earliest surviving dome was raised by Amir  Temur in 1380 over the existing tomb chamber. Poikalon (XII – XVI c) architectural ensemble in the center of  old Bukhara – includes the cathedral mosque “Masjidi      Kalon”, “Miri Arab” madrasah and the highest minaret (46
m) at that time in the Orient. Ulugbek Madrassah 1417 was the earliest of three commissioned by the enlightened Timutid ruler (the other two stand in Samarkand and Gijduvan) and his secular influence dominates the exterior design of the religious college. Abdul Aziz Khan  Madrassah
(1652), glittering in mercifully unrestored 17th century glory
P.M. In the afternoon continue of city tour in Bukhara incl: Tim Abdullakhan was built in 1577 and was one of the most elegant trade halls in Bukhara where silk and wool was sold by Afghan trades. Trading Domes consists of three trading centers: Tok-i-Zargaron (1570) – Jeweler’s Bazaar, Tok-i-Tilpak Furushon – Cap Maker’s Bazaar, Tok-i- Sarrafon – Moneychanger’s Bazaar. Magoki Attori – in 937 the four- pillared mosque was burn the ground in a city-wide fire and in the 12th
century the present mosque was erected, from which the focus of the mosque, the original southern portal remains. Laby Khauz complexe

Dinner & Folklore show at Madrassah Nodir Dewon Begi.

O/n in hotel. Meals: FB

Day 5.  (TUE) Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Samarkand (284 km)

A.M. Breakfast in hotel. Departure to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz 300 km 4 h.
Ak Saray (white Palace) Timur’s summer palace. Kuk Gumbaz Mosque and Dorus Tilovat Complex – (1437) this big Friday Mosque was built by Ulugbek in honour of his father Shakhrukh Gumbazi Seydon – (Dome of Sseyids) finished by Ulugbek in 1438 as a mausoleum for his own descendants. Doru Saodat Complex – The complex was built in 1392 by Timur and means the seat of power and might. Hazrat Imam Mosque of 14 century
Departure to Samarkand km. Arrival to Samarkand, accommodation at the hotel. Dinner and o/n at hotel.

Meals: FB

Day 6.  (WED) Samarkand-Tashkent (330km)

A.M. Breakfast in hotel. Start of sightseeing in Samarkand:
Registan Square (XV–XVIIc) official center of Timur Empire, cosist of grandious madrasahs of Ulugbek, Sher Dor & Tillya Kari. Gur Amir mausoleum (XV c) Timurids dynastic burial vault. A unique monument of arhitecture with blue ribbed teessellated dome.
P.M. In the afternoon continue of  SS incl:  Ulugbek’s Observatory (XV c)  1st
observatory in orient with 30m sextant built by Ulugbek to make exact astronomical catalogue. Shahi Zinda mausoleum (XIV–XV c) ‘Town of Dead’ a complex of more than 20 unique buildings of different ages. Bibi Khanym mosque and Oriental Bazar “Siab”(bazaar is closed every Monday). Transfer to train station and high speed train to Tashkent by “Afrasiab”
Deptarture at 17:00 and arrival at 19:10 (330km route will be crossed in 2.10hours) Transfer to local restaurant for the dinner and then transfer to hotel for O/N. Meals: FB

Day 7. (THU) Tashkent

Breakfast at hotel
Full day sight seeing of Tashkent: Drujba Narodov Square (Friendship of Nations) – the square with the modern buildings of Parliament and monument to Shaahmad Shomahmudov, man who adopted 15 orphans of different nations during WW., Navoi Theatre Square- by 1940, Soviet planners had decided a theatre would greatly enhance an area known as the Drunken Bazaar for its wine-soaked market. Japanese prisoners of war  completed construction in 1947, Barak Khan Madrassah (XVI c) it is headquarters of the Sunni Mufti of ex Sogdian Central Asia & Kazakhstan. It is interesting with ist mosaic and Arabic calligraphy on ist late 16 cent. Brick facade and the intricately carved doors made by Samarkand craftsmen.
Lunch at local restaurant in Tashkent.
Sight seeing of Tashkent: visiting Hasti Imam Complex, eastern Bazaar “Chorsu”, visiting “GUM” store (State
store), drive to airport and flight to Singapore by HY-551 at 21:20

 

TOUR COST IN USD

From 1st august up to 15th of November

From 15th of November up to 1st  of  March 2018y

2 Paxs USD 951 /person
4 Paxs USD 791 /person
6 Paxs USD 685 /person
8 Paxs USD 631 /person
10 Paxs USD 679 /person
15 Paxs USD 609 /person
20 Paxs USD 575 /person
25 Paxs USD 554 /person

2 Paxs USD 855 /person
4 Paxs USD 740 /person
6 Paxs USD 645 /person
8 Paxs USD 599 /person
10 Paxs USD 640 /person
15 Paxs USD 579 /person
20 Paxs USD 548 /person
25 Paxs USD 529 /person


Tour cost includes:

  1. Accommodations in twin /double room basis
  2. All land transportation by air-conditioned vehicles
  3. English speaking tour escorted guides services
  4. Excursion and entrance fees to historical monuments as per itinerary
  5. Folklore show in Bukhara Nodir Devon Begi Madrassah under open air (starting from end of October the place of performance can be changed due of weather conditions, it can be held in restaurant)
  6. Meals: full board as per itinerary(HALAL)
  7. Invitation for visa or visa support letter for Uzbekistan
  8. Refreshments such as: mineral water per person per day 0.5L water complimentary
  9. Portages service fees at hotels and air-ports
  10. High speed train “Afrasiab” ticket for the economy class
  11. Present from company.

 

Tour Cost do not includes:

  1. International air-fares
  2. Domestic air-fare: Tashkent-Urgench
  3. Single supplement
  4. Visa fees
  5. Photo and camera charges in monuments
  6. Travel Insurance
  7. Tips for guide and Drivers

Note:

  1. Transportation service and vehicle type
    • For 10-15 pax: air-conditioned mini-coach with 18-25 seats
    • For 16-21 pax and more: air-conditioned coach with 30-45 seats
    • For 4-8 pax minibus with 6-12 seats with air-condition
  2. Name of all hotels in mentioned as below:
    • Hotels in Tashkent: Arient Plaza or similar
    • Hotels in Khiva: Hotel Bek Khiva/ Hotel Orient Star/Aminxon / Malika Khiva or similar
    • Hotel in Bukhara: Rangrez/ Old City / Porso / Dargoh / Siyavush or similar
    • Hotels in Samarkand: Bek Samarkand Hotel / Hotel Zilol Baxt/ Malika Prime or similar

Re Visa
Uzbekistan visa can be obtained in Uzbekistan embassy in Jakarta The of group visa is starting from 15$ per person, FIT is 65$

 

The flight schedule:

*HY-551 KUL-TAS 1145 1640
*HY-551 TAS-SIN  2120 0810 +1
*HY-551 SIN-KUL 0910 1025

 

 

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