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Sufi tour along Uzbekistan

Destinations: Tashkent - Khiva - Bukhara - Khartang - Samarkand - Tashkent
 
Duration: 9 days / 8 nights.
 
You will experience the spirit of ancient Silk Road, visit the holy places and enjoy uzbek hospitality. The tour program includes - Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva which are famous for its Islamic and holy Sufi sites.
 
Day 1:
Tashkent
Welcome meeting at airport of Tashkent and transfer to hotel.
Later proceed for Sightseeing tour in Tashkent, visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast - Imom Complex, where You will see Barakhan madrasah, the mausoleum of Abubakr Kaffal Shosh (the saint who lived in the X th century and who converted the population of Tashkent into Islam), the Museum of Koran where the original VII century osman Qoran written on a deer skin is preserved. Also visit Sheikh Zainiddin bobo. Lunch in local restaurant. PM visit Zangi ata complex, pilgrimage place of Tashkent and Tashkent region. Later You will visit Chor - Su bazaar, one of the main bazaars of Tashkent. Dinner is arranged in a guesthouse (Halal).
Overnight in the hotel.

Extras to do in Tashkent:
  • Shopping tours to Supermarkets and Oloy market
  • Uzbek handicrafts Center in Abul Qasim madrasah
  • Subway of Tashkent
 
Day 2:
Tashkent - Khiva
After early breakfast in the morning transfer to the airport and fly to Urgench (1h. 20minutes). From Urgench drive to Khiva (30 km). Morning guided sightseeing of Khiva. You will spend a day in UNESCO World Heritage site - Ichan -Qala fortress. In Ichan - Qala fortress You will visit Kunya - Ark, Sayeed Alauddin mausoleum, medrasah Arab - Mukhamadkhan, mosque Oq -Masjid, madrasah Hodjamberdi - biya. Lunch is in a local private house with halal food. In the afternoon You will continue the sightseeing by visiting madrasah of Shirgazikhan, Abdullakhan, Juma mosque, madrasah Allakulikhan, Toshkhovli palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud mausoleum (he was a sufi writer and wrestler. His verses are full of sufi philosophy), minaret Islom - khodja. Dinner in the restaurant with a local folklore show. Overnight in the hotel.

Extras to do in Khiva:
  • Folk and dance show of Khoresm musicians
  • Darboz (show of Rope walkers) in Muhammad Rahimkhan madarsa
  • Visit of Ancient Fortress of Ayazkala and Topraqkala (80 km one way)
  • Climbing Islam Khodja minaret
  • Master class from a puppet master of Khiva
  • Private trip to Sultan Uvais bobo complex (100 km)
 
Day 3:
Khiva - Bukhara
(500 km, 7 hrs)
In the morning depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara along the ancient Great Silk Road through the Kyzylkum desret (500 km, 7 hours). En route You will stop to see the Amu - Darya river. (Lunch box or late lunch in Bukhara) Arrival to holy Bukhara, the land of 7000 piirs (teachers), in the afternoon. Short sightseeing of Bukhara visiting Kalon ensemble, madrasah Miri Arab. Dinner in a local guesthouse. Overnight.

Extras to do in Bukhara:
  • Borzi Kord Taqi-Telpakfurushon, daily except Tuesday, men's bathhouse.
  • Hammom Kunjak - The women's bathhouse near Kalon Minaret.
  • Folklore and Fashion Show - Nadir Divan Begi Medrasa (included)
  • Museum house of Fayzulla Khodjaev
 
Day 4:
Bukhara
After breakfast will go to the outskirts of Bukhara to visit the holy tombs of seven Sufic leaders 1. You will go to the tomb of Abduholiq Gijduvaniy (1103 -1179) located in the town of Gidzduvan 40 km from Bukhara. The 2nd burial site is the tomb of the fourth apprentice of Abduholiq Gijduvaniy Hodja Muhkammad Orif Ar Revgariy known as hazrat Hodja Orif Mohitobon (died in 1259). This holy site is located in the district of Shofirkon 50-60 kilometers from the centre of Bukhara. The 3rd place is the burial site of Hodja Mahmud Anjir Fagnaviy (died in1286). The 4th place is the mausoleum of Hodja Ali Rometaniy located in Rometan district. He was the apprentice of Hodja Mahmud Anjir Fagnaviy (died in 1310 in some sources in 1321). The 5th place is the holy burial sight of Hodja Mukhammad Boboyi Samosiy (1259 - 1354), an apprentice of Hodja Ali Rometaniy. The 6th holy place is the tomb of Hazreti Said Mir Kulol (1287 - 1370). He was known as Amir the Potter because of his trade. He was also a good wrestler. His spiritual master was Hodja Mukhammad Boboyi Samosiy. His tomb is located in Sukhor village close to Bukhara. Return to Bukhara.
Dinner in local retsurant.
Overnight in the hotel.
 
Day 5:
Bukhara
Today You will visit the 7th holy sight, the holiest ensemble Bukhara, the burial place of Hazreti Bahovuddin Naqshband - the founder ofNaqshbandiya Order, located in the village of Qasri Orifon 7 kilometers from Bukhara city. Then You will continue the sightseeing of Bukhara. You will visit the summer palace of Bukhara emirs Sitorai -Mokhi - Khosa, Later You will visit Chor - Bakr necropolis, a complex located 6 kilometres away from Bukhara city in Sumiton village. Because of four Saints who lived here in the Xth and XI centuries this sight took this name.The complex consists of a khanaka, a mosque and burial sights. Lunch in local cafe close to this sight with halal food. After lunch return to Bukhara to visit Samani dynasty mausoleum, Chashma - Ayub, Bolohaus mosque, Ark Fortress,
Dinner in Nodir Devonbegi medrese with a folklore show.
Overnight in the hotel.
 
Day 6:
Bukhara - Khartang -
Samarkand (290 km )
This morning after breakfast You will transfer to Samarkand. En route You will visit the memorial complex of Abu Abdulloh Muklhammad Ibn Ibrohim Ibn al Mugiyra Ibn Bardazbeh al Juafiy Al -Bukhari, After that You will visit one more holy place which is a few kilometers from this complex, the burial place of Hazret Makhdumi A'zam Dahbediy (1461 - 1542), a Sufi philosopher, a descendent of Hazret Ali.
Arrive in Samarkand and hotel check - in.
Lunch.
Free time.
Dinner in a local restaurant.
Night in Samarkand.
 
Day 7:
Samarkand
Breakfast in the hotel. Full day in Samarkand.
AM sightseeing tour in Samarkand: Complex Khoja Akhror Vali, Khoja al Mansoor al Matrudi, Bibi Hanum mosque, Shahi zinda where you can visit the tomb of Qusam ibn Abbas, hodja Hizr mosque, Lunch in a local guesthouse with halal food.
PM sightseeing tour for 3 hours visiting the magnificent Registan Square (XV - XVII cc), the noblest square in Central Asia, Observatory of Ulughbek (XVc), and Samarkand local bazaar. You will finish Your sightseeing by visiting The Gur Amir mausoleum, the graveyard of Amir Temur and Timurids.
Dinner in a local restaurant with halal food. Night in Samarkand.

Extras to do in Samarkand:
  • Sound and Light Show in Registan square at night after 2100.
  • Folk Show in Sherdor madrasa
  • Silk carpet factory
 
Day 8:
Samarkand - Tashkent
(297 km, 4,5 hrs)
In the morning after breakfast depart Samarkand and drive to Tashkent (4 and a half hours).
Arrival to Tashkent, check - in to the hotel.
Lunch.
Free time.
Farewell dinner in of the restaurants of Tashkent.
Overnight.
 
Day 9:
Tashkent
Transfer to airport for flight to home.
End of the tour.
Departure


Hotels:

Cities Business Class Economy Class Budget Class
Tashkent La Grand plaza Grand Nur hotel Rovshan hotel
Park Turon Expo Hotel Oasiz asaka
Grand Mir Asia Tashkent Akbar Shoh hotel
Dedeman Sayohat hotel Grand Tashkent
Tashkent Palace Grand Bek
Samarkand President Palace Malika Classic Zarina hotel
Afrosiyob Hotel Sherdor Shakhname hotel
Regal Palace hotel Kamilla Furkat hotel
Bukhara Grand Bukhara Lyabi house Old city hotel
Bukhara Palace Malika Bukhara Mekhtar ambar
  Grand Nodirbek  
  Caravan hotel  
  Salom Inn hotel
Khiva   Malika Kheivak Isak hoja
  Arkanchi hotel Islambek
  Malika Khiva Zafarbek
  Asia khiva  
  Orint star


Prices include:
  1. All transfers: 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by van type car, 9-13 pax by minibus, 13 and more by 45 seat bus;
  2. Accommodation based on double room sharing, breakfasts included;
  3. Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
  4. Entrance tickets to the sites, museums, mausoleums;
  5. Airplane tickets for domestic flight Urgench-Tashkent;
  6. Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  7. Full board (Halal);
  8. Starting from 6 pax tour leader from local agency to accompany the group;
  9. Starting from 10 pax 1 person travels free of charge, accommodated in single room;


Prices DO NOT include:
  1. Charges in hotels for additional services;
  2. Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  3. Personal insurance.




   
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