|Trip Length||7 days|
|Trip Style||Cultural Tour|
|Itinerary||Tashkent, Samarkand, Shakhrizabs, Termez|
|Best Time to Travel||All year round|
|Maximum Number of Passengers||No Limit|
Arrival in Tashkent. Meet and greet service with ULYSSE TOUR inscription.
Transfer to the hotel. Early check-in. Time for refresh & relax after the flight.
Breakfast at the hotel.
In the afternoon city tour along the old part of Tashkent:
Free time for purchases in CHORSU bazaar and souvenir shops.
Transfer to the hotel. Night stay in Tashkent at hotel.
Early breakfast and transfer to Samarkand by "Afrosiyob" express train. Arrival at Samarkand. Meeting and assistance upon arrival. Today you will have full day excursion around Samarkand. The first monument is the heart of Samarkand Registan ensemble which consists of three madrassahs – Sher-Dor, Mirzo Ulugbek and Tilla Kori. Later visit famous Gur-Emir mausoleum – the family tomb of great conqueror Tamerlane, Bibi-Khanym Mosque – this monument was built by Tamerlane for his wife, Shakhi-Zinda necropolis - here is buried the cousin of prophet Kussam Ibn Abbas, who is one of the outstanding persons among all, which are buried in Shakhi Zinda. Also you will have opportunity to visit Khodja-Daniil (Daniyar) Mausoleum and Mirzo Ulugbek’s observatory – the construction which was used for observing the stars by first prominent astronomer. Dinner at local restaurant.
Night stay in Samarkand at hotel.
Today you will be picked up by the drivers and will be brought to Shakhrisabz – Tamerlane’s motherland through the Takhtakaracha Pass (H=1610 m). En route you will have “Demons’ Plateau” (“Shaitan Dzhiga” mystical field covered with large stones) to Shakhrisabz town. Today you will see Ak-Saray (“White Palace” 1380-1404), then visit Dorus-Tilovat ensemble( XIV c.), Ensemble of Dorus-Saodat mausoleum (“Place of Power”, XIV c.), Shamsuddin Kulola Mausoleum, Timur’s tomb, Kok-Gumbaz mosque (1435), Khazrat-Imam mosque and graceful Gumbazi-Seyidon mausoleum.Dinner at local restaurant.
Night stay in Shakhrisabz at hotel.
Early morning breakfast at the hotel. Then you will be transferred to Termez. Here you will have full day trip around the city. Today you will see Khakim at-Termezi Mausoleum, which was restored on 2500th anniversary of Termez city, Archaeological Museum, which opened its doors in 2002 and which includes 9 exhibition halls with 27 thousand showpieces, Fayaztepa Buddhist Temple-Monastery Complex with one of the most ancient depictions of Buddha, Karatepa Complex- the center of ancient Buddhist culture, Dalverzintepa ancient city, Djarkurgan minaret, Kirk Kiz Fortress, which was built in IX-X cc., “Zurmala” Buddhist Stupa and Kukildor-ota khanaka. Dinner at local restaurant.
Night stay in Termez at hotel.
Morning after breakfast drive to Baisun village. This village is listed in UNESCO World Heritage and in the list of “Masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity”. This village preserves the memory of long-forgotten great civilizations: from the times of Tamerlane’s Great Empire.
In ancient times the caravans passed though this village, as it was the point of the crossroad of Great Silk Road. Customs and traditions of Baisun village are quite different from other regions and worshipped by local population. Baisun is famous for its delightful needlework from unusual patterns of “Suzane” embroidered on carpets to unique ceramics. Here you can see “Surkhan Nature Reserve” with its rich flora and fauna, and one of the first dwelling sites of human “Teshiktash”, which is well-known in the whole world, there were found the remains of Neanderthal child in 1938. Dinner at local restaurant. Night stay in Baisun at guest house.
Morning you will be transferred to Samarkand region to Khazrat Daud holy mountain. You will climb to this mountain by a very long staircase (2500 steps). There is a mosque on the top of the mountain which was constructed in honor of Khazrat Daud (Jewish King David) and cave with narrow entrance. They say that if someone will make a wish here, so it will come true. There are two niches in the cave: over the first you should make a wish and over the second you should ask for forgiveness. Then you may hope that your wish come true and you will have a bright future soon. After descent from the mountain you will be transferred to Tashkent. Dinner at local restaurant.
Night stay in Tashkent at hotel.
In the morning you will be transferred from the hotel to the International Airport to catch a departure flight home.
Also, the duration of the tour, the number of excursions, tourist facilities, vehicles, as well as the services of a guide speaking a different language, can be changed in accordance with the wishes of a customer. At the same time, the cost of the tour will vary depending on the level of personalization.
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