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Roads of ancient caravans including Nukus city

In ancient times, countless caravans followed from east to west and back again. The most significant and well-known caravan route in the world is the Great Silk Road, which stretches from the Atlantic coast to the shores of Pacific, crossing the entire Eurasian continent and connecting Mediterranean countries and Far East. It was not just a road from coast to coast, it was cultural and economical bridge between East and West, connecting peoples in their striving for peace and cooperation.

"SEZAM TRAVEL" presents the tour “Roads of ancient caravans including Nukus city” offering to visit the ancient cities of Central Asia.

  • Day 1 Tashkent - Nukus

    • Arrival at Tashkent International Airport 
    • Meeting at the airport
    • Transfer to the hotel and check-in
    • City tour around Tashkent, it is the capital of Uzbekistan and one of the oldest cities in Central Asia. However, despite its age (2200 years), it is a modern city, the economic and cultural center of our country. During the excursion, Hast-Imam complex, which includes the Cathedral Mosque Hazrati Imam, Murai Muborak Madrasah (where the hair of the Prophet Mohammed and the original Quran Usman (644–648) are kept), Barak Khan Madrasah, Namazgoh Mosque and Hazrati Imam Mausoleum (Kaffal Shoyshy). And of course we will visit Chorsu bazaar, where you can buy traditional souvenirs, dry fruits and national sweets
    • 16:30 Transfer to the domestic airport - flight to Nukus city
    • Departure to Nukus at 18:05
    • Meeting at the airport
    • Transfer to the hotel and dinner at the hotel
    • Overnight at the hotel

    Day 2 Nukus – Khiva 

    • Breakfast at the hotel and check-out 
    • We will visit Museum named after Savitsky. Collection of this Museum  has over 90,000 exhibits, including the collection of the Russian avant-garde, the visual arts of Uzbekistan, the folk applied art of Karakalpakstan, the art of Ancient Khorezm, complemented by beautiful replicas of a number of exhibits at the Paris Louvre. Even the world-famous Russian Museum in St. Petersburg and the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow recognize that they have something to envy in the Nukus Museum. According to experts and the world press, the collection of the State Museum of the Republic of Karakalpakstan named after  Savitsky is the best art collection of the Asian region, has the second largest in the world in terms of size and volume of collection of Russian avant-garde works
    • Transfer from Nukus to Khiva by bus through the Kyzyl-Kum desert. This is a huge desert, which stretches between the Amu Darya and Sir Darya rivers on an area of ​​300 thousand sq. km. Its name translates as "red sands". Most of the desert is occupied by sandy massifs, where the height of the drift varies from 3 to 30 meters. In addition, there are sandstones, takirs and small ridges of the Remnant Mountains, which are abundant in sharp rocks. On the way we will visit the ruins of the ancient cities of Ayaz-Kala and Toprak-Kala. Ayaz-Kala dates back to the 2nd century AD and was one of the largest fortresses of ancient Khorezm. According to the legend, the name of this fortress is associated with the name of the legendary warrior slave Ayaz. Ayaz is the hero of Central Asian in Turkic folklore. A semi-mythical hero who sought the love of the princess who lived in the Kirk-Kyz fortress. Toprak-Kala was the capital of the ancient state of Khorezm in the 3rd century AD. This fortress was discovered in 1938 and during archaeological excavations coins, fragments of ossuaries (burial vessels of Zoroastrians) were found, as well as magnificent examples of artistic culture: finely dressed ceramics, woolen, silk fabrics, gold jewelers and a necklace of 300 glass beads, amber, corals and shells
    • Arrival to Khiva
    • Dinner at the national restaurant with cultural show
    • Overnight at the hotel

    Day 3 Khiva 

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Tour around Khiva. Visit Ichan - Kala, the old part of the city, which named as the museum under the open sky. In this part of Khiva there are various buildings (the most ancient one dated the 14th century), such as fortifications, palaces, mosques, madrasahs, mausoleums, minarets, caravanserais and baths. Among the most famous monuments is Kunya-Ark - the ancient citadel, some of its parts belong to the 5th century, Muhammad Amin-Khan Madrasah, Kalta Minar Minaret, Tash Khauli Palace, Palvan Mahmud Mausoleum, as well as Islam-Khoja Minaret and Mosque
    • Dinner at the national restaurant
    • Overnight at the hotel

    Day 4 Khiva - Bukhara 

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Transfer from Khiva to Bukhara through the Kyzyl-Kum desert by bus
    • Arrival to Bukhara
    • Dinner at the national restaurant
    • Overnight at the hotel

    Day 5 Bukhara

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Tour around Bukhara. We will visit the Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, one of the central squares of Bukhara, where madrasahs and the Khanaka Nadir Divan-Begi are grouped around the large artificial reservoir. Kukeldash madrasah is also located nearby. Then we will visit the Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrasahs, Poi-Kalyan Ensemble, which is the central architectural complex of Bukhara. The ensemble includes three buildings of the 12-16th centuries: the Kalyan mosque, the Kalyan minaret and the Mir - i - Arab Madrasah, which is still the current madrasah of Uzbekistan. Then we will visit the Ark fortress, which is located on a mound, the height of which in some places reaches 20 m. The approximate area of ​​the architectural and archaeological monument is 4.2 hectares. Initially, the fortress was planned to be built in the shape of a polygon. The builders tried to erect the walls many times, but they failed because the artificial mound was fragile and the walls of the fortress collapsed. Finally, in the 7th century, at the base of the fortress, on the advice of the sages, it was decided to lay seven pillars in the same order as the stars in the constellation Ursa Major, as such, the fortress is partially preserved till present time. We will also visit the Museum of Judicial Affairs of the Bukhara Emirate of the late 17th - early 20th centuries. Chashma-Ayub, which is translated as "the source of Job", Sitora-i- Mohi Khosa - the summer residence of the last Bukhara Emir and the Bolo-Hauz complex - an artificial reservoir that served water for people in ancient times
    • Dinner at the Nodira Divan Begi Madrasah
    • Overnight at the hotel

    Day 6 Bukhara - Nurata - Samarkand 

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Transfer from Bukhara to Samarkand  with a stop in the Nurata city by bus
    • In Nurata city we visit the Chashma complex with its famous holy spring. According to legend, this spring formed from the collision of a meteorite with the earth, which fell here many thousands years ago. The spring contains with large number of useful elements which are not include in the plain water and keep constant temperature of 19.5 degrees Celsius, regardless of the season of the year. There are fishes named marinka swim in the spring, which cannot be eaten, as they are sacred
    • 18:00 Arrival to Samarkand
    • Dinner at the hotel
    • Overnight at the hotel

    Day 7 Samarkand 

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Tour around Samarkand. At the beginning of our tour we visit Afrosiab. These are the remains of the ancient Samarkand, which was destroyed by mogols in 1220. Next visit the Registan Square, which is a symbol of the city and where the Ulugbek Madrasah (15th century), Sher - Dor Madrasah (17th century), Tilla - Kori Madrasah (17th century) are located. Then we will visit the Gur Emir Mausoleum (14-15th centuries), where Amir Timur, the founder of the huge empire in Central Asia and one of the most powerful states of the world in the 14th century, were buried. His spiritual teacher and some of his descendants also buried there. We will visit Ulugbek Observatory and the Shahi Zinda mausoleum and walk through one of the oldest bazaars of Samarkand - Siab, where you can buy souvenirs, oriental sweets and fruits, as well as the famous Samarkand bread.
    • Dinner at the national house with master class of food cooking
    • Overnight at the hotel

    Day 8 Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand 

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Trip to Shakhrisabz city. We will be able to visit Ak-Saray Palace, which was built at the end of the 14th - early 15th  centuries by order of Amir Timur and was one of the most beautiful and large buildings of the time. Then visit the largest Friday mosque named Kok- Gumbaz, which was built in the first half of the 15th century by order of Ulugbek, the Dor-us Saodat complex, which was built by order of Amir Timur for his sons Jahongir who died in 1376 and Umarshaykh killed in 1393-1394 years. This mausoleum was supposed to become the last refuge of Timur, for whom a crypt was separately built, but which remained empty, since the great ruler buried in Gur-Emir after his death. Also we will visit the Dor-ut-Tilovat Memorial Complex, which translates as “Place of Reading of the Holy Quran” and which was built in 1370-1371 after the death of the prominent religious figure Shamsiddin Kulal, founder of the Sufi movement, the spiritual mentor of Amir Timur’s father - Emir Taragai, as well as Amiro Timur, as well as Bahauddin Nakshbandi. Later, during the 14th -15th centuries, whole memorial complex was rebuilt around the grave of Kulal.
    • Return to Samarkand
    • Dinner at the national restaurant
    • Overnight at the hotel
    Day 8 Samarkand – Tashkent
    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • 06:00 Transfer to Tashkent by Afrosiab high-speed train
    • 06:37 Departure to Tashkent
    • 08:47 Arrival in Tashkent
    • Excursion around Tashkent. During the excursion, we will visit the Museum of Applied Arts. After we will visit Tashkent metro. We will sit down at one of the most beautiful metro stations of Kosmonaftlar, we will reach the most poetic station of Alisher Navoi, transfer to Pakhtakor station and we will reach Mustakillik station and continue our excursion by visit the Independence Square, which is the central square of the capital, Broadway street and Amir Timur Square
    • Dinner at the local restaurant
    • Overnight at the hotel

    Day 8 Samarkand – Tashkent

    • Early breakfast at the hotel or breakfast boxes
    • Transfer to airport

     

                                                         End of the tour

  • The cost of the tour is available on request.

  • The price includes:

    • Hotel accommodation
    • Meals: Breakfast
    • Comfortable transport (max. 3 seats) with air conditioning for 4 days
    • All transfers to / from the airport, to / from the station
    • Train tickets economy class for trains, according to the program
    • City excursion program
    • English-speaking local guides in cities, according to the program
    • Entrance tickets to historical sites, according to the program

    The price does not include:

    • International flight
    • Meals: Lunches and dinners according to the program
    • Photo and video shooting on the territory of monuments
    • Tip
    • Health insurance

    Complementary:

    • Identification of a personal senior manager who will carry out all the work from the development of the trip to its completion
    • 24 hour tourist support
    • 0.5l mineral water every day for a tourist

     

    -We reserve the right to make changes to the program or replace excursions without changing the number of services provided.

    - The route can be changed if there is a change in the schedule of flights or state visits, as well as new bans on visiting historical and / or protected areas

     

    P.S. Prices may vary depending on changes in fuel prices and in the legislation of the Republic of Uzbekistan, as well as in connection with changes in prices for train tickets

                    
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