Central Asia is one of the 10 best places travellers should visit now.

A visit to Central Asia is a trip back in time, according to Rahman.

“This area is steeped in antiquity, with a lasting legacy from ancient warriors and emperors,” she says.

“Some of the oldest cities in the world are found here such as the legendary Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva, each one boasting a glorious architectural legacy.”

The most popular destinations in this patchwork of countries include Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, both rich in historic sites. Be aware that facilities tend towards the simple end of the scale. Further afield lie the wild mountain landscapes of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, and Kazakhstan, where the capital city, Astana, is filled with hyper-modern architecture.

NEED TO KNOW Both men and women should dress conservatively. Shaking hands is only acceptable between men.

INSIDER TIP Border crossings can be lengthy and challenging; travelling with an experienced operator can make this easier.


Uzbekistan tours

Uzbekistan is a country with an ancient history and the
culture having more than 25 centuries, with legendary fantastic
Samarkand,
Bukhara,
Khiva cities. Uzbekistan is:

– oriental hospitality and goodwill, exotic, abundance of noisy and
picturesque markets;

– warm stable weather-10 months a year;

hotels,
restaurants, night bars with national colour and European level of
service;

– fine opportunities for
active rest in mountains and desert.

Alongside with excursion program you will be able to:

– visit the dramatized historical ceremonies and folklore shows;

– take pleasure with oriental dances in former Khans harem;

– learn to prepare original Uzbek pilaw and round bread;

– weave carpets;

– make a jug in a workshop of the potter;

– pass through picturesque desert on baktrian camel back;

– ride on graceful akhaltekin horses;

– swim and to fish in huge lakes surrounded by sands;

– reach inaccessible mountains on helicopter and to lead picnic on mountain
river side;

– spend the night in traditional nomads abodes – yurtas;

– listen to local akyn songs at a fire under extraordinary bright oriental
constellations;

– visit exotic national-sports and holidays wrestling, horse wrestling for
goat’s carcass, rams, cocks fighting;

– taste collection wines;

– get original hand-made souvenirs.

The tours can be organized in your own dates / any number of pax, cost &
conditions are available upon request. 

Contact us:

your.climberca@ya.ru Telephone: +99898 3039846

Author: ClimberCA
International consortium

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Classic Uzbekistan

 

The itinerary: Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva – Tashkent
Duration: 8 days
Number of tourists in group: minimum – 4, maximum – 12

BRIEF PROGRAM OF THE TOUR
Day 1 Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Rest.
Day 2 Sightseeing in Tashkent. After lunch – transfer to Samarkand.
Day 3 Sightseeing in Samarkand.
Day 4 Transfer to Bukhara.
Day 5 Continue of the excursion in Bukhara.
Day 6 Drive through Kyzyl-Kum desert to Khiva.
Day 7 Sightseeing in Khiva. Afternoon transfer to airport, flight to Tashkent.
Day 8 Departure from Tashkent.
DETAILED PROGRAM OF THE TOUR
Day 1 Arrival to Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Rest.

Day 2 Sightseeing in Tashkent: Old town, cult-architectural complex Khast – Imam (Khazret – Imam ) with grand Friday mosque, medieval Yunus-khan and Kafal-Shashi mausoleums (XVI c), Barakh – khan and Kukeldosh madrasahs (XVI-XVII c), Islamic University, library in Tillya Sheykh mosque with one of Osman caliph’s (VII c) original Korans, the oldest in the world; Istiqlol square with Abdul Kasim madrasah (XVI-XVII c) (the craftsmen works and sells their original products and souvenirs here), Alisher Navoiy monument, great amusement park, ànd the color music fountain; Amir Timur square (Tamerlan) with the park, equestrian statue of Tamerlan, surrounded by historic and administrative buildings such as the Forum palace, the Timurids museum, Uzbekistan Hotel, Tashkent chimes, Tashkent University of Low and others; Courage monument – the monument to Tashkent people suffered from the destructive earthquake in 1966; Opera and Ballet theater, built by the Japanese prisoners of war in 1945, ànd the color music fountain; Mustaqillik (Independence) square with the Independence monument, “Ezgulik” arch, the eternal flame, the fountains; “Chorsu” eastern bazaar, decorative and applied art with the richest collection of Uzbekistan craftsmen’s products. After lunch – transfer to Samarkand.

Day 3 Sightseeing in Samarkand: Registan square – the “heart” of Samarkand – ensemble of 3 majestic madrassahs (XIV-XVI c.c.) – Sherdor, Ulugbek and Tillya Qory, Bibi-Khanum the gigantic cathedral Mosque (XV c.), Gur-Emir Mausoleum of Timur (Tamerlan), his sons and grandson Ulugbek (XV c.). Tamerlan’s grandson Ulugbek’s the well-known ruler and astronomer-scientist observatory (1420 y.) – the remains of an immense (30 m. tall) astrolabe for observing stars position, Shakhi-Zinda – “The Living King” (XI-XVIII c.c.) Necropolis of Samarkand rulers and noblemen, consisting of set of superb decorated mausoleums, exotic Siab bazaar.

Day 4 Transfer to Bukhara (300 km, 5 hrs). Sightseeing in Bukhara: “The heart of Bukhara – historic- architectural complex Lyabi-Khauz with the oldest in Central Asia pool (XIV-XVII c) surrounded by medieval buildings madrasah and khanaka of Nadira Divan-begi (XV-XVI c) with the facade, decorated with gorgeous mosaic, Kukeldash madrasah (XV c) – the largest madrasah in Bukhara. Poi –Kalyan Complex includes: 48 m minaret Kalyan (XII c) – the symbol of Bukhara; large Friday mosque Kalyan (XV c) with galleries topped with 288 domes of 1 hectare area; the only one active madrasah in Bukhara Miri-Arab (XVI c).

Day 5 Continue of sightseeing in Bukhara: the Samanids mausoleum (IX-X cc), Ark citadel (IV-XX cc) – the oldest residence of the Emirs, Chor-Minor – the original building of four minarets (XIX c). Sitorai- Mohi-khosa Palace (XIX-XX cc) – country summer palace of Bukhara Emirs.

Day 6 Drive through Kyzyl-Kum desert to Khiva (500 km; ~ 8 hrs). En route a short stop for walking along Kyzyl-Kum desert and on a picturesque bank of Amudarya river.

Day 7 After breakfast start sightseeing in Khiva: Ichan Kala – the museum under one sky, protected by the UNESKO as one of the world heritage masterpiece. Kalta-Minor Minaret (1855) – incomplete minaret of 26m height and base diameter of 16m height. It was planned as a highest minaret in Central Asia. Kunya-Ark (XVII-XIX cc) – the first palace of Khiva’s khans, Pahlovan Mahmud mausoleum (XIV-XIX c), Islam Khodja madrassah and minaret (1908 y.). Juma-mosque (1789) – the original Friday mosque with flat roof, propped up by 218 wooden carved columns (X-XIX c) with magnificent acoustics. In the evening flight to Tashkent. On arrival transfer to hotel for 1 night.

Day 8 Departure from Tashkent.
ARRIVAL DATES:
06.09 – 13.09.2015
20.09 – 27.09.2015
04.10 – 11.10.2015
18.10 – 25.10.2015
01.11 – 08.11.2015

Cost includes:
• accommodation on twin-share basis;
• meals: breakfasts throughout;
• 1 dinner with folk-show in Bukhara;
• transport for all transfers according to program;
• sightseeing with local guides in each city;
• entrance fees to main tourist sites according to program;
• letter of invitation (visa support letter).

Cost does not include:
• International flights;
• all services not mentioned as above;
• meals: half- / full board throughout;
• photo- & video shooting fees in museums;
• medical insurance.
Extra charge for single supplement:
• hotels 2* – $120;
• hotels 3* – $130;
• hotels 4* – $160.

• airfare Urgench / Tashkent – $ 120 USD

Contact information:
Email: pagetour@gmail.com
Telephone: +99890 1886128
The cost: 680 USD