Uzbekistan 8D Trip - Andalan Tour
Day 1, Fri: Tashkent
Assemble at Jakarta airport at 08:00, check in and registration. Flight to Tashkent at 10:50.
Arrival Tashkent airport at 21:25. Out staff will meet you with our signboard. Direct transfer to
the hotel, check in and overnight.
Day 2, Sat: Tashkent – Bukhara (flight 08:30-09:40) B/L/D
Morning flight to Bukhara. Arrival and city tour: At first you will visit the most ancient citadel in
Bukhara dating back to the 4th century named Citadel Ark which served as a palace for several
dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then you will see Samanids mausoleum, a real masterpiece of
architecture of 9th -10th
century. Then the tour continues to Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well
and Bolo-Hauz mosque, known also as the mosque of forty columns built in honor of Bukhara
governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Then you have a chance to walk along the shopping domes, and
visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi which is also a part
of Lyabi House Ensemble, famous central sightseeing of Bukhara. The tour will end with
visiting Poi Kalon complex, the unique sample of architectural art of Bukhara. It consists of three
structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab
Madrasah. Dinner will be at national restaurant, following by dancing show program. Overnight.
Day 3, Sun: Bukhara – Gijduvan – Samarkand B/L/D
After breakfast, we will start our way to Samarkand. We will stop over at Gijduvan village to
visit famous private pottery workshop. Gijduvan ceramics school has its deep roots. The skills
have been passed from father to son from generation to generation. Today Gizhduvan is home
for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family which glorified Gijduvan school
ceramics all over the world. Gijduvan School of ceramics is distinguished by a geometric
pattern. Green and blue colors prevail in decoration of products. On the way visit memorial
complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary was an Islamic scholar, who authored the hadith collection
known as Sahih al-Bukhari, regarded by Sunni Muslims as one of the most authentic Hadith
collections. Afterwards we continue driving to Samarkand. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4, Mon: Samarkand B/L/D
Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is the second largest city of
Uzbekistan and is of the same age as the city of Babylon or Rome. Today you will visit its most
outstanding sights such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi
Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, a complex of three fascinating Madrasahs dating back to 1517th
centuries, is the main highlight of Samarkand that no person can stop admiring its beauty
and majesty. Architectural complex of Shakhi-Zindeh represents a big collection of mausoleums
dating back to 11th -15 centuries being a part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum
Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane’s wife, after his successful campaign in India.
Dinner is at national restaurant with dancing show program. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 5, Tue: Samarkand – Tashkent (350 km, 4.5 hrs) B/L/D
Today you will continue exploring Samarkand city. You will visit Ulughbek observatory, built in
15th century by Ulughbek, one of the most famous Samarkand rulers and scientists. Working in
observatory, Ulughbek created in 1437 the “Zidji Guragoni” catalog, which had information
about 1018 celestial bodies. Unfortunately, he was killed by order of his own son. After it you
can walk along the Local Broadway surrounded by souvenir shops, teahouses, sweets and
workshops. Then you can visit National bazaar Siab, oriental bazaar, where it is easy to find
Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. Also you will see carpet factory, a
unique handmade carpet factory where over 400 women sew carpets without using traditional
techniques. Afternoon transfer to Tashkent (350 km, 4.5 hrs drive or alternative is by train).
Night is in a hotel.
Day 6, Wed: Tashkent – Chimgan Mountains – Tashkent B/L/D
In the morning you will transfer to Chimgan Mountains. Upon arrival you will have a chair lift to
reach the top to see Beldersay peak 30 min one-way. Here you will have some free time for
walking around, enjoying the nature. On the way back you will stop over at Charvak lakeside
beach for free time and own water activities (as per season). Charvak is an artificial lake, a
popular resort in Tashkent region and thousands of holiday makers from all over Uzbekistan and
neighboring countries visit the reservoir. In the end of the day is return to Tashkent. Night is in a
Day 7, Thu: Tashkent – Flight B/L
Full day is dedicated to a sightseeing tour in Tashkent. Today you will visit Independence square
which is the main square of the country, erected as a symbol of victory over fascism in World
War II. Then you will have a chance to walk along the local Broadway, a walking street between
independence square and Amir Timur square. Further you can take a ride in famous Tashkent
metro, among the most beautiful subways in the world. First line was opened in 1977. Then you
will visit the old part of the city which includes: Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast
Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The highlight of its
exhibits is the Othman Quran which is the world’s oldest Quran copy dating back to 8th c.
Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph (of the four righteous Caliphs who succeeded
the prophet Muhammad). Othman was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. His blood spred
over the Quran that you still can see on its pages. Evening flight home.
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