Ancient cities of Uzbekistan

  • routes: Urgench Khiva Bukhara Samarkand
  • duration: 5 Days

Overview


Day 1. Arrival in the city of Urgench. Transfer to the city of Khiva (35 km). Hotel accommodation. Breakfast. The beginning of the excursion in the historical part of Khiva - Ichan-Kala (translated as “Inner City”). Ichan Kala is the largest open-air museum in Central Asia. Inside there are architectural monuments: Ata-Darvaza, Kunya-Ark, Madrasah Muhammad Rahim Khan, Madrasah Muhammad Aminhana, Kalta Minor, Palace of the Khiva Khan Allakulikhan - Tash Khauli, where there was a harem of 40 concubines, Caravanserai and Timan Allahulah Mahmud, the Mausoleum of Seyid Allaudin, the Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud, the Minaret and the Madrasah of Islam-Khoja, the Mosque and Minaret of Jami.

Day 2. Breakfast. Khiva - Bukhara Transfer to the city of Bukhara along the caravan route through the Kyzyl-Kum desert, (460 km, 6-7 hours). On the way, stop for lunch. Arrival in Bukhara. Hotel accommodation. Dinner. Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 3. Bukhara. Breakfast. Tour of the old part of Bukhara: visiting the Samanids mausoleum, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ark Fortress - an ancient citadel, built in the beginning of the 1st century BC, the Poi-Kalyan ensemble, consisting of the famous minaret and Kalyan mosque, Miri-Arab madrasah. A walk through the trading domes of Bukhara: Toki Saraffon, Toki Telpakfurushon, Toki Zargaron, where they used to trade silk, hats, expensive jewelry and money was changed by merchants who came to Bukhara from distant countries. And now you can see and buy various souvenirs, jewelry. The tour will continue visiting the madrasah of Ulugbek and Abdullazizkhan; Tim Abdullahan; Sayfiddin’s caravan of the shed, where the Bukhara Craft Development Center is now located. Mosques of Magoki Attori; the center of old Bukhara: Lyabi Khauz ensemble - honako and Nodir Divan Begi madrassah, Kukeldash madrasah, and the famous monument to Khoja Nasreddin. Dinner with a folklore show at the Medressa Nadir Divan Run. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to Samarkand (270 km, 4 h). Arrival in Samarkand. Hotel accommodation. A tour of Samarkand with a visit to the famous Registan Square - the heart of Samarkand, consisting of three grandiose parts: Ulugbek Madrasah, Tilya Kori Madrasah and Sher-dor Madrasah. Next, visit the Guri-Emir Mausoleum, the tomb of the Temurids dynasty, the largest medieval building in the city - the Bibi Khanym mosque; a unique ensemble of tombs of Shahi Zinda; Ulugbek Observatory - one of the most important observatories of the Middle Ages; visiting the mausoleum of Khoja Daniyar - St. Daniel. The mausoleum with equal respect includes Muslims, Christians and Jews. Free time for a walk in the Samarkand eastern bazaar of Siab. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5. Samarkand. Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the airport for the next flight (in accordance with the schedule).