Uzbekistan is located in the central part of Central Asia, between two great rivers the Amudarya and the Syrdarya. A combination of plains and mountains characterizes the country landscape. The plateau Ustyurt, the old bed of the river Amudarya, the Kizilkum desert, Karshy steppe are mixed here with Western Tien Shan, Ugam, Pskem, Chatkal, Turkestan, Zarafshan Mountain Ranges and fertile valleys of the Fergana and Samarkand Basin.
Days 1 and 2: Ferghana - Tashkent. The biggest city in Central Asia and one of the most ancient cities in the world. Meeting at the border by English speaking guide. Transfer to Ferghana by deluxe car with AC check in and rest. Lunch at Bravo Soviet Style restaurant. City tour of Ferghana. Visiting museum of History of Ferghana. Modern part of the town, Local bazaar. Depart to Margilan. Visiting silk factory, Friday mosque, local bazaar etc. Dinner at local restaurant Night Life of Ferghana, going bars, night clubs etc.
Day 3: Tashkent - Bukhara. Depart for the airport to fly to Bukhara by HY- 1337 at 07:05. Arrival in Bukhara. Free time to rest. Lunch at the local restaurant. Half day City tour of Bukhara: Visit to Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10c)-vault of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chor-Minor, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14 c), Bukhara local bazaar. Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c). Dinner at the local restaurant.
Day 4: Bukhara. Ancient Great Silk Road caravans never missed this town - the only oasis around. Nowadays Bukhara is famous not only for it's superb historical monuments, but for it's lively trade. Every traveler finds something unique in this town. Full day city tour of Bukhara: Jewish synagogue. Poli-Kalon ensemble including Minaret, Mosque, functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab, Amir- Alim-Khan Madrassah, Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah. Lunch at Lyabi-Hauz near cozy pond in center of ancient part of town. Proceeding city tour: Lyab-i-Hauz, Nadir Divanbegi, Magoki Attari, Ulug Beg, Abdul Aziz Madrassahs; Dinner with national Folklor show and show of national clothes at Nodir Devonbegi madrassah. Night life of Bukhara. Visiting night bar for couple of bottles of beer.
Day 5: Bukhara - Samarkand. Transfer to Samarkand. Photo stops at cotton fields, cotton factory and ancient Karavan sarai (motel for traders) Rabat Malik along of the famous Silk Road. Arriving Samarkand. Accommodation at hotel. Lunch at famous Samarkand kebab. Half day city tour: Shahi - Zinda necropolises, a holy place and cemetery with graves of Temured’s dynasty and a grave of cousin of Prophet Muhamed. Observatory of Ulugbek – incredible construction of 15 century for studying astronomy. Dinner at Russian restaurant.
Day 6: Samarkand. Surrounded by mountains, Samarkand has been a capital of Great Temurs Country. Breakfast. Full day city tour of Samarkand. Registan square- World famous complex of 3 Madrasahs and golden dome mosque. Mosque Bibi Khanum – The biggest Mosque ever built in Central Asia as gift from wife of Temerlame to her husband. Siyab local bazzar-unique place where you can get acquainted with the life of Samarkand people. Lunch at the local restaurant. Proceeding city tour: Ishrat-khana Monument, Saint Daniel Mausoleum. Dinner at the local restaurant. Night life of Samarkand.
Day 7: Samarkand - Tashkent - Almaty. Transfer to Tashkent. Photo stops near second Largest river of Central Asia Sirdarya, local fish market and famous market where the best melons are sold in the whole region. Quick shopping of water melons and melons. Small picnic to enjoy the view of mountain pass around legendary gate of Tamerlanes state. Arriving Tashkent. Lunch at the local restaurant. Tasting different cuisine of Central Asian nations Quick City tour: New Part of the city; Independence square, Alisher Navoi monument, Alisher Navoi theatre, Tashkent subway, Amir. Temur square etc. Dinner. Transfer to airport for flight HY 761 To almaty at 19:50. End of service.
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