Sufi Tour To Uzbekistan (Religious Tourism)

Days 8
From:
$2,589

Trip Facts

  • Vehicle
    Train, car
  • Group Size
    8-12
  • Accomodation
    3* ; 4*
  • Fitness level
    4
  • Arrival on
    Tashkent
  • Departure from
    Tashkent
  • Tour type
    Sufi, islamic, Religions tour
  • Meals
    Half board
  • Language
    English, German, Spanish, Russian, Turkish

Trip code: WTE-5341

Overview

Sufi Tour to Uzbekistan – You will experience Sufi sites in Tashkent, Samarkand and visit “Yeti Pir” in Bukhara.

Ancient Bukhara is known for its scholars, writers, artists, legends, and other greats, as it has been the center of science, religion, and art for a millennium.

Minds such as Abu Ali ibn Sina (Avicenna), Imam al-Bukhari, al-Hesan al-Basri and others left a significant mark on the history of Bukhara and the world, to this day we benefit from the achievements of these people, whose achievements are included in the World Heritage List. This tour will tell you about the spirit heritage of the entire Oriental world, the impact of Sufism on the lives of ordinary people and the notable.

Sufi Tour highlights

  • Famous Madrassas and Mosques
  • The Culture and Hospitality of the East
  • Unique Religious architecture
  • History and sights from the times of Genghis Khan and Alexander the Great to the present day
  • Seasonal Uzbek fruits, vegetables, berries

Itinerary

Departure from Flight:
Arrival to Tashkent airport

At the international airport of Tashkent you will be met by our driver, with the sign Minzifa Travel.
Transfer to hotel, check in, rest
Overnight in Tashkent hotel

Breakfast at hotel
Meeting with the driver and guide

10:00 - Transfer to the point of excursion
Sightseeing around the central part of Tashkent:

  • Area Hazrat Imam (16th century).
  • Mausoleum of Kafal al-Shashi (16th century) - burial of Imam Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Kaffal Shashi, who was one of the first Muslim imams and a famous prophet and poet.
  • The Namazgah Mosque (19th century) in the building is the Islamic Institute named after Imam al-Bukhari. The Tillya-Sheikh Mosque (19th century) contains a large storehouse of books, as well as a reading room.
  • Madrassah Mui-Muborak (16th century) - in the premises of the old Hanako the oldest Koran of Osman (7th century) is kept.

Next to the ensemble of Khazret Imam, there is a madrasah and the mausoleum of Barak Khan (15-16 centuries), built by Suyunidzh Khan, the first ruler of the Uzbek Shaybanid dynasty.
Sheikh Zaynuddin-Bobo is the son of the founder of Sufi Order Suhrawardiyya - Sheikh Ziya ad-Din Jahim Suhrawardi. He was sent by his father to these places to spread the ideas of the Sufi order.

Khodja Ahror Vali mosque

Transfer to Tashkent train station
Departure from Tashkent by fast train Afrosiyob
Arrival in Samarkand

Transfer to the hotel

Overnight in Samarkand hotel

Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

Visiting of holy places in Samarkand and around:

The mosque and mausoleum of Imam Al-Bukhari (Al Bukhari Muhammad bin Ismail Abu Abdallah al-Joufi) (810-870) is a recognized Muslim scholar, author of the authoritative collection of the hadith "Sahih al-Bukhari", located 12 kilometers from Samarkand.

Memorial to the outstanding Sufi Seyid Ahmad Hodji Kasani (1463/4 - 1542/3), more commonly known as Makhdum-i Azam-the head of the "Naqshbandi" order of the first half of the 16th century.

Hazrat Makhdumi Azam Dahbediy

Khoja Ubaydullah Khachi Ahror Vali  ( ensemble) -  (1404-1490) - the largest political figure, the spiritual head of the Sufi Order of Naqshbandiya of the second half of the 15th century. Here are also known Sufis, such as Adoyi Samarkandi, Mavlono Muhammad Qazi, Mavlono Ismatillo, Mir Said Sharif 

Rokim, Mahmud Gilloni Sultanhon Hoxha Sheikh-ul-Islam.Lunch in the teahouse.

Khoja al Mansoor al Matrudi

Burkhonoddin Margiloni

Mausoleum of Khoja Daniyar (Prophet of Daniel). He was born in Jerusalem in 603 BC. and came from the family of the kings David and Solomon.

Overnight in Samarkand hotel

Breakfast

Breakfast in the hotel

08:00 - Samarkand, trip to Shakhrisabz

08:00 Departure from Samarkand. Transfer to Shakhrisabz. On the way to visit "Teshik Tash" in the Bay Santau mountains and "Chor Chinor" - the plane tree, which is already 1000 years old, the tree has become sacred, and arrives where the locals pray to give it health.

In the era of Temur, the city was not only a trade and craft center, but also one of the cultural centers of the East. The "Green City" of Shakhrisabz is included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The historical center of the city is diverse, but the most famous architectural monuments of Shakhrisabz are: Aksaray palace (14th century), Kok-Gumbaz mosque (Blue Dome - 15th century), Gumbazi-Seyidan mausoleum (Seyid Dome - 15th century), Dorut memorial complex Tilavat (14th century), which includes: the mausoleum of Sheikh Shamsad-Din Kulyal al-Keshi (Temur's father, Amir Turagay, is also buried there).

Visiting the village of Katta Langar - (70 km from Shakhrisabz. The village was a haven for Sufis about 500 years ago. Here Sufis read their prayers, lived and hid from adversity, teachers brought their students, found their refuge in the last years of their lives. Residents of Katta Langar honor and keep ancient traditions.

After lunch, continue the journey to Samarkand

Night  at the hotel of Samarkand

Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.
Continuation of visiting holy places and architectural masterpieces in Samarkand:

  • Mausoleum of Gur the Emir. Here Amir Timur, members of his family, as well as Timur's spiritual guide Mir Seyyed Bereke are buried.
  • Mausoleum Rukhabad Shaykh's tomb Burkhaniddin Sagardji, died in China, but bequeathed to his son Abu Said to bury him in Samarkand at the feet of one of the representatives of the Dervish Order "Loud Dhikr" Nuriddin Basri, whose admirer was Timur.
  • The Registan Square (15-17 cc.). One of the most beautiful ensembles of Samarkand, which includes madrassas of Ulugbek, madrasah Sher Dor, madrassah Tillya Kori; many well-known scientists and thinkers of the medieval East have received spiritual and secular education in the walls of these educational institutions
  • Hazrat Khizr Mosque
  • The architectural ensemble of Shahi-Zinda mausoleums (11-20 centuries) was built near the grave of Kusam ibn Abbas - cousin and companion of the Prophet Muhammad.
  • Tomb of Kusam Ibn Abbas

Transfer to Samarkand train station
Departure from Samarkand by fast train Afrosiyob
Arrival to Bukhara

Meeting with the driver, transfer to the hotel

Leisure time in Bukhara
Overnight in Bukhara Hotel

Breakfast

Breakfast in the hotel

10:00 Start of the excursion program in Bukhara.

  • Mausoleum of the Samanids (9-10 centuries) - a monument of the era of the Samanid dynasty, the period of formation and flourishing of science, culture, literature, architecture.
  • Mausoleum of Chashma Ayub (12,14,16 centuries) - inside is a source of holy water, named after the biblical prophet Job.
  • Complex Bolo-House (18 - 20 centuries) - consists of a mosque with a beautiful aivan, a minaret and a house.
  • Fortress Ark is a magnificent citadel, a place of inhabitation of the rulers of Bukhara, a stronghold of power and might (the 1st century BC - the 19th century).
  • Ensemble Poi-Kalon (12.16 century): Medrese Mir-i-Arab (1530-1536 gg.). Here Kadyrov Akhmat-Hadji studied and the head of Russian Muslims Ravil Gaynuddin.
  • Kalyan Minaret (1127) - a symbol of Bukhara, for centuries, served as a beacon for caravans in the desert, approaching Bukhara.
    The Kalyan Mosque (16th century) is one of the largest mosques in Central Asia.
  • Ensemble of Lyabi-Khauz: madrasah and khonako Nodir Divan Begi (1630), Kukeldash Madrassah (1578), a monument to Khoja Nasreddin. Favorite place of recreation for Bukharans and guests of the city. Here, around the reservoir, there are numerous teahouses.

Leisure time in Bukhara
Night in Bukhara hotel

Breakfast

Breakfast at hotel

10:00 In the morning visit sights outside the city:

  • After breakfast out-of-town tour to “Etti Pir” Seven Sufi Scholars
  • Hodge Abdul Kholik Gijduvan. He was the first Sufi of sevens and the founder of the school of Sufism in Mawarannahr.
  • Arif Revgary Hodge was one of the most famous Sufis of Central Asia and surprisingly, he taught philosophy at the age of 19 years.
  • Khoja Mahmud Anjiro Fagnavy was a famous Sufi in his time and was recognized as spiritual authority Mawarannahr.
    Ali Ramitani (Hodge Azizon) is one of the renowned Sufi spiritual authorities hadzhagan school, the greatest master of wisdom, possessing high spiritual qualities and a distinct charisma.
  • The next destination is the tomb of a Sufi Al Bobo Samos. He was a famous Sufi follower of the Hodzhaganskoy school, as well as a disciple of the Sufi Ali Ramitani.
  • Said Amir al-Kulol was one of the spiritual authority, Sheikh Sufi school Hadzhagan. He was engaged in pottery, and he was considered the patron of the potters in Central Asia.

The final result is the expensive mausoleum Bahouddin Naqshband, who was a representative of the largest Central Asian Sufi XIV century.

Additionally in Bukhara: evening leisure (upon request)

  • Bozori Kord Telpak furushon-Eastern men's bath.
  • Hamam Kunzhak - Eastern women's bath near the Kalyan Minaret.
  • Folklore show in Madrasah Nodir Divan Begi (by availability)
  • Puppet theater and a workshop for making dolls.
  • Workshop for the production of scrawl
  • Bukhara carpet shop
  • Workshop on embroidery “Suzani”

Night in Bukhara hotel.

Breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel
The out-of-town sightseeing program in Bukhara:

  • Madrassah Chor Minor
  • Summer palace of Bukhara Emir's Sitorai-Mokhi-Khosa

13:00 Break for Lunch

  • People from far countries come here to find healing and wisdom. Chor-Bakr Necropolis which was built over the burial place of Abu-Bakr-Said, who was one of the four of Abu-Bakrs (Chor-Bakr) - descendants of the Prophet Muhammad.

Bukhara Tashkent

Transfer to Bukhara Train station
Departure from Bukhara by fast train Afrosiyob
(if tickets will be available at the time of booking)
Arrival in Tashkent
Transfer to your hotel, accommodation, rest

Overnight in Tashkent hotel

Breakfast

Departure to Homeland!

End of tour!

Inclusions

Meals

7 breakfast

Transport

Train, car

Accommodation

Includes

  • All transfer and transportation during the whole tour (according itinerary)
  • Accommodation in hotels 3*, in Single bed room (according itinerary) - 8 nights.
  • Breakfast at hotels,
  • local English speaking tour guide during the whole Tour.
  • Train ticket Tashkent-Samarkand, Samarkand - Bukhara, Bukhara-Tashkent (economy class)
  • Entrance tickets to sightseeings and museums
  • Tourist fee
  • All Taxes and VAT

Note

“Please note that we use a local supplier for your arrival airport transfer. As tourism is a growing industry in Central Asia, your driver may not speak English.”

Timur Alimov

Dear friends!

My name is Timur Alimov, and I represent our group of travel experts in Uzbekistan and Central Asia. Our travel experts will guide you through Uzbekistan and Central Asia. For the past ten years we have been gathering and guiding groups of more then 10000 happy travelers. We can show the country through the eyes of the locals, as if you come not as a tourist, but as a guest visiting friends. We give to our travelers only the routes that we checked personally or it was checked by our guides. Some members of My team has traveled this route more than 10 times, and during these trips we have made a lot of friends in each cities who become our friends and help us.

Our travel company office is based in Bukhara, but our travel experts are set in each country we represent. Company is officially registered and has certificates and tourist licenses # T-0087 Unique Travel issued by state gov of Uzbektourism.

I look forward to seeing you as our clients!

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