Navruz tour to Uzbekistan (Spring Festival) - 7 Days

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Overview

Nowruz tour to Uzbekistan starts with sightseeing in the capital. As part of the tour you will also visit the following ancient cities like Bukhara and Samarkand.
Nowruz holiday is one of the most ancient and favorite holidays in Central Asia. Nowruz holiday is a celebration of the coming of spring which is celebrated on 21st of March, the day of spring solstice.
You can learn more about Nowruz at this link.

Itinerary: Tashkent-Chimgan-Charvak-Tashkent-Samarkand-Bukhara

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Arrival in Tashkent ( Please, indicate arriving time to our manager to arrange transfer from airport)

09:30 Estimated arriving time from the airport. At the exit you will be met by our driver with a Minzifa Travel sign.
It will take you maximum 1 hour to go through customs.

Transfer to the hotel to drop off your luggage.
Optional breakfast at the hotel!

  • 10:30 Sightseeing tour in Tashkent.
  • Museum of Applied Arts,
  • Visit Independence Square,
  • Amir Temur Square,
  • Tamerlane Museum,
  • Chorsu Bazaar

13:00 Lunch break at La Piola restaurant (on your own)

  • Monument of Courage,
  • Hast Imam Complex where the most famous Koran, the Koran of Osman, is kept.
  • Kukeldash Madrasah,
  • Tashkent metro stations.
  • Visit ceramicists Rakhimovs workshop and welcome tea with sweets in the courtyard

Dinner (on you own)
Overnight in hotel in Tashkent

6 hours
Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel.
09:00 Drive to Chimgan mountains, the road goes through beautiful scenery of mountains, Drive to Amirsoy area, where you can ride on the chair lift. View of the surrounding area.

12:00 Approximate arrival time in Amirsoy
ATV rides on request (optional).
Proceeding by road to Charvak reservoir surrounded by slopes of mountains.

Arrival to the reservoir
Charvak reservoir is a great place for rest and active sports including paragliding.

A few minutes of flight can turn out to be one of the most vivid memories in your life. The flight lasts 5-10 minutes (optional)

Lunch (on you own) our guide will give you recommendation

Visit to the grotto of Hodjikent with petroglyphs;

16:00 Return to Tashkent
17:45 Transfer to Tashkent railway station
18:45 Departure from Tashkent to Samarkand by high-speed train Afrosiyab
20:53 Arrival in Samarkand, at the exit you will be met by our driver with a sign

Transfer to hotel, check in, rest.
Dinner (on you own).
Overnight at hotel in Samarkand.

8 hours
Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel
10:00 Sightseeing tour in Samarkand.
Visit famous mausoleum of Amir Timur – “Gur Emir” and his family tomb – masterpiece of 14th century architecture.
Visit legendary Registan Square, Ulugbek Madrassah – 15th century, Sher Dor Madrassah – 17th century (1619-1636), Tilla Kori Madrassah and Mosque – 17th century (1646-1660).

13:30 Lunch at Karimbek Restaurant (on your own)

Bibi Khanum Mosque, (Bibi Khanum Mosque (1399-1404) built in honor of wife of Amir Timur.)

Oriental Sieb Bazaar which beckons with the aroma of hot cakes and is rich in dried fruits, spices, national sweets.

17:00 Transfer to the guest house and participation in cooking sumalak (traditional dish prepared for Nowruz Holiday. It is a nutritious and sweet dish, science has proved that sumalak brings enormous benefits to the body.

You will have an opportunity to take part in cooking sumalak and try this unusual dish, which is prepared from sprouted
wheat sprouts, water and flour.

Overnight at hotel in Samarkand

7 hours
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel
09:00 Transfer to the guest house for Sumalak tasting!

10:00 Sightseeing Program:

  • Shahi Zinda Necropolis
  • Mausoleum of Prophet Daniel – is a holy site of worship for three religions Muslim,
  • Christian and Jewish
  • Visit to the Ulugbek Observatory – a unique 15th century structure for the study of astronomy.

13:00 Master class on cooking plov in a guest house + lunch
15:00 Continuation of the sightseeing program:

  • Kunya Meros Paper Factory (recreated handmade production of ancient mulberry paper, here you will see the whole process of paper production

16:00-17:00 Visit to the Carpet Factory Master class on carpet weaving.

Transfer to the dinner
Dinner (on you own)

Transfer to Samarkand railway station 20:00
21:09 Departure from Samarkand to Bukhara
Arrival in Bukhara 22:39

Transfer to the hotel
Overnight at hotel in Bukhara

7 hours
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel
10:00 Beginning of sightseeing tour in Bukhara.

  • Visit to Ismail Samani mausoleum.
  • Visit Chashma Ayub Mausoleum (Well of Job) located next to Samanid Mausoleum.
  • A visit to the Bolo House Mosque of the 18th-20th centuries.
  • Ark fortress, citadel of Emir of Bukhara.

13:30 Lunch (on you own).

Continuation of sightseeing tour:

  • Poi Kalyan complex includes – Kalyan Mosque and Kalyan Minaret, Mir-Arab Madrassah,
  • Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassahs,
  • Ancient Trading Domes,
  • The 12th century Magoki-Attori Mosque.
  • Lyabi House complex, consisting of three architectural monuments: Kukeldash Madrassah, Nodir Divan Begi Madrassah and Hanaka Madrassah of the 17th century.
  • Visit to the Silk and Spices tea house (on request, extra charge) and the blacksmiths’ dynasty workshop.

Dinner (on you own).
Overnight in Bukhara hotel.

7 hours
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel
10:00 Sightseeing tour out of town.

  • Trip to Sitorai Mohi Khosa, summer palace of Emir of Bukhara.
  • Mausoleum of Bahouddin Naqshbandi – founder of Nashbandiya Sufi order,
  • Unique monument “Chor Minor” dated 1807 -1809.

13:30 Lunch, the most delicious shashlik (by yourself)

Free time after lunch!
Optional: transfer to Tashkent for those who take a flight home from Tashkent. (by request, extra charge!)

Ceramics studio in Gijduvan for extra charge.
Gijduvan is a small town of Bukhara, 46 km away from Bukhara. Since ancient times Gijduvan has been famous as a trade city and a center of craftsmanship. Gijduvan people are especially proud of their extraordinarily beautiful and original ceramics. The Gijduvan school of ceramics is notable for the use of geometrical forms and colors in ornaments.
Nowadays, it is the only preserved center of polychrome glazed ceramics in the region, which grew up on the ancestors’ traditions and continues them in modern times with success.

– Master class on making pottery.
Dinner (on your own).
Overnight at hotel in Bukhara.

4 hours
Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel (lunch boxes to go)
Check out hotel (leave your luggage at reception, we organize transfer accoding to your flight departure.)

Meet with driver at hotel and transfer to airport
Departure from Bukhara to Moscow, flight
Arrival to Home land

End of the Tour!

Breakfast

Included

  • Entrance fees to museums, sightseeing, monuments
  • Guide
  • Transportation during the tour
  • Economy class train tickets
  • Accommodation in the hotel according to the program + Tour package + Breakfast
  • Meeting and seeing off
  • Optional breakfast in the hotel on the first day in Tashkent!
  • Group participation in cooking sumalak + Lunch

Extras

  • International flights to and from Uzbekistan
  • Photo and video shooting at museums and monuments
  • Additional services in hotels
  • Tips for guides and chauffeurs

Trip Facts

  • Minimum 6 persons, Maximum 12 person
  • Medium, normal physical shape and good appetite
  • English, Russian, Chinese, German, Korean, French, Japanese
  • Group Travel, Private Travel
  • Spring, (March month)

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