The Marvels of Islamic world

10 days / 9 nights



Suitable period of travel

August, September, October, November, March – June

Day 1 Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent. Meet your guide and coach driver, transfer to the hotel. Free time till 12.00. Lunch at local restaurant. The sightseeing tour in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. You will start with exploring the Old City. Visit Khast-Imam Complex, where the world famous Quran, holy book that belonged to Caliph Uthman, has been preserved. The complex consists of Barak-Khan Madrasah, Tilla Sheykh Mosque, Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and th  Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Continue to famous Chorsu Bazaar, Minor Mosque, Independence Place, Tamerlan’s square. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 2 Tashkent-Khiva

Early breakfast and transfer to domestic airport, flight to Urgench departing at 07.00 (1093 km, 1 h 30 min). Arrival in Urgench at 08.25, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min). Sightseeing tour in Khiva, city-museum under open sky. Visit of Ichan-Qala Fortress, a UNESCO World Heritage site. In Ichan-Qala Fortress visit Kunya-Ark, Sayeed Alauddin Mausoleum, Arab Mukhamadkhan Madrasah, Oq-Masjid Mosque. Lunch. Continuation of visits, Madrasah of Hodjan Berdi-biya, Shirgazikhan Madrasah, Abdullakhan Madrasah, Juma Mosque, Allakulikhan Madrasah, Tosh-Khovli Palace and the Harem, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islom-Khoja. Dinner at local restaurant with folklore show and dance.

Day 3 Khiva-Bukhara

Breakfast and road for Bukhara by coach (450 km, 6h). Stop to see Turkmen-Uzbek border and Amudarya river. Lunch at the desert restaurant. Arrival to Bukhara, check-in at hotel. Free time. Dinner at local restaurant

Day 4 Bukhara

Breakfast. Sightseeing of Bukhara-Sharif, the heart of Islamic civilizations. Known as one of the oldest cities in Central Asia, Bukhara was the city of several remarkable muslim scholars, scientists, thinkers, poets, and other influentials. There were totally 360 mosques and 80 madrasahs. The Seven saints or Khwajagan of Bukhara profoundly helped spread the Naqshbandi order, which is a major Sunni spiritual order of Sufism. Visit of Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz.Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. In the evening enjoy a National folkhlore dance and Show at Nadir Divanbegi Madrasah and a delicious dinner at the National house with the Master class of cooking national dish-Plov.

Day 5 Bukhara

Breakfast. Visit of The last pilgrimage place is the holiest ensemble of Bukhara, the burial place of Hazrati Bakhouddin Naqshbandi – the founder of Naqshbandiya Order, located in the village of Qasri Orifon. Then continue to ChorBakr Necropolis, a complex located in Sumiton
village. Visit of summer residence of Bukharian emirs Sitorai- Mokhi Khossa.

Day 6 Bukhara-Samarkand

Breakfast. Road to Samarkand by coach (280 km, 4 hours). Stop for Visiting the mausoleum of Abdukhaliq Gijduvani, famous member of Khojagon Order. Another stop in Ceramic workshop of famous pottery center of Bukhara. Stop to visit Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari Memorial Complex and Mausoleum. Highly respected scientist of the Islamic world, mukhaddis (collector of sayings of prophet Mokhammed s.a.w. and stories about him. Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari was born in Bukhara in 810 and died in 870 in the village of Khartang and was buried at the same place (Chelak district of the present Samarkand province located 30 km from Samarkand). Since then the burial place has been one of the most sacred sites of worship for Muslims. Arrival to Samarkand, accommodation. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 7 Samarkand

Breakfast. Sightseeing of Samarkand, the crossroad of cultures. Registan Square, the heart of Samarkand consisting of Madrassa of Ulugbek, Madrassa Sher Dor and Tillya-Kori Madrassah. Bibi Khanum Mosque, one the biggest mosque in Central Asia, it was erected by order of Tamerlane after his victorious Indian campaign in 1399. Shakhi Zinda (Alive King ) Necropolis, a site of pilgrimage visited since the 11th century and marked by holiness. The mausoleum of Qusam Ibn Abbas, the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.v) also in this Necropolis. It consists of about 20 mausoleums of different centuries built between 11th – 19thcenturies. Shopping at famous oriental Siyob bazzar – The biggest dry fruit market in Central Asia. This market provides all Central Asian and Former Soviet Union countries with dry fruits. You can find here more than 1000 types of dry fruits. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 8 SamarkandChakhrisabz -Samarkand

Breakfast. Drive to Shakhrisabz (90 km, 2 h). Have a short city tour in Shakhrisabz. Visit Mausoleum of Jakhongir in Dor-us Saodat Memorial Complex, remains of Ak-Saray Palace, Dor-ut Tilavat Ensemble with KokGumbaz Mosque and burial vault of Tamerlane’s father. In the afternoon, return to Samarkand. Dinner at local restaurant.

Day 10 Departure

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport for departure.

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