Omar Khayyam's Dreams Tour: Uzbekistan tour for Indian Sub-continent

Delhi - Tashkent - Chimgan - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent - Delhi

Description: Unforgettable travel to Uzbekistan - a new tourism destination on the Great Silk Route, the land of Tamerlane and Babur, Al-Bukhari and Baha-ud-din Naqshband, a country where ancient history and modern culture converge.
This tour package consists of a combination of fun & leisure, historical and cultural components, and is specially elaborated for travelers from the Indian subcontinent with a variety of additions that travelers can add to the main tour program on their free days based upon their wishes and preferences.

Travel itinerary: Delhi - Tashkent - Chimgan - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent - Delhi

Day 1 (Fri.): Delhi - Tashkent
12:15 - Afternoon arrival in Tashkent - the capital of Uzbekistan, by flight HY-422. Transfer to the hotel and accommodation. Rest after a long flight.
14:00-15:00 - Lunch at the restaurant.
15:00-19:00 - Free time for rest after a long flight.
19:00 20:30 - Transfer for dinner at the restaurant.
20:30 - Transfer to the hotel and First overnight in hospitable Tashkent.

Day 2 (Sat.): Tashkent - Chimgan - Tashkent
09:00-10:00 - Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
10:00-12:00 - Proceed for a trip to Charvak-Chimgan mountains (2 hrs, 100 km from Tashkent).
12:00-13:00 - Arrival and stopping at local cafe in Charvak village for a lunch.
13:30 - Visit Charvak lake, Chimgan mountain resort, horse riding or quadro biking. Further proceed to Beldersay gorge for chair elevator lift.
16:00-18:00 - Departure to Tashkent. Arrival to Tashkent and transfer for dinner.
18:30-20:30 - Dinner at the restaurant.
21:00 - Transfer to the hotel for overnight or free Tashkent time.

Day 3 (Sun.): Tashkent - Samarkand
08:00-09:00 - Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
09:00-12:30 - Transfer to Samarkand (315 km, 3,5 hrs).
12:30-13:30 - Arrival in Samarkand and hotel accommodation.
13:30-14:30 - Lunch at the restaurant.
14:30-18:30 - City tour: Gur Emir Mausoleum - Tamerlan's tomb (14-15th c.) that was built for Temur's grandson Muhammad-Sultan and the tombs of three other Temurids - sons of Temur - Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek, Ruhabad Mausoleum ("House of Spirit") - the legend says that under the dome there is a box with seven hairs of Prophet Muhammad (14th c.), Registan Square ("A sandy place") - the major square of Samarkand: Ulugbeg Medressa - Sheikh Khodja Akhrar and poet Djami were among outstanding graduates of the medressa (15th c.), Sher-Dor Medressa ("Having tigers") (17th c.), Tillya-Kari Medressa ("Coated by gold") - the rich gilding on the dome, walls and mihrab surpassed all other famous buildings in Central Asia (17th c.). The mosque named after Hazret-Hyzr - an Islamic saint and eternal wanderer. He was esteemed as giving richness and good luck in far voyages and trade (19th c.), cathedral mosque Bibi-Khanym that was named after the oldest wife of Tamerlan (14th c.), the architectural complex Shahi-Zinda (Alive king) - necropolis on the slope of the Afrosiab hill is connected with Kusam ibn Abbas - the cousin of Prophet Muhammad (11-15th c.).
18:30 - 20:30 - Dinner at the restaurant.
Overnight in the capital of Tamerlane's Empire.

Day 4 (Mon.): Samarkand
09:00-10:00 - Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
10:00-12:30 - This day you will visit: excavations and museum of the ancient city of Afrosiab, mausoleum of Khodja Daniyar - the legend associates him with the Koran' and Biblical prophet Daniyar (Daniel) whose remains were brought here by Tamerlane, the memorial complex of the outstanding Sunni theologian Imam Mukhammad al-Bukhari(died in 870) and the biggest observatory of the 15th c. built by Ulugbeg.
12:30-13:30 - Lunch at the restaurant.
13:30-17:30 - Siab bazaar, taste the best Samarkand bread and fruits and visit the "Khovrenko" Samarkand winery for degustation.
18:00-20:00 - Dinner at the restaurant.
21:00 - Transfer to the hotel for overnight or free Samarkand time.

Day 5 (Tue.): Samarkand - Bukhara
08:00-09:00 - Buffet breakfast at the hotel.
09:00-12:00 - Transfer to Bukhara (270 km, 3 hrs).
12:00-13:00 - Arrival to Bukhara and hotel accommodation.
13:00-14:30 - Lunch at the restaurant.
14:30-18:30 - Tour outside the city: Emir's Summer Residence Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa (19th c.), memorial necropolises Chor Bakr (10th c.), visit to the Bakhouddin Nakshbandi mausoleum (16-19th c.), and to the sepulchers of his mother and his preceptor (14th c). Return to Bukhara. Free time for rest and walking through the old streets of Bukhara.
18:30-21:00 - Dinner at the restaurant.
One of the "1000 & 1 nights" in Bukhara.

Day 6 (Wed.): Bukhara - Tashkent
08:00-09:00 - Buffet breakfast at the hotel and check out.
09:00-12:30 - City tour: mausoleum of the Samanids - the most ancient brick building in Central Asia, a masterpiece of world architecture (9-10th c.), mausoleum Chashma Ayub that belongs to the esteemed "places of trace" left by saints persons (14th c.). The legend says that once the bible prophet Job (Ayub) visited this place. Visit to the museums of Imam Al Bukhari and The Museum of Water. Bolo-Houz Mosque - the only monument of medieval Bukhara (beg. of 20th c.), Ark - the center of Bukhara statehood (4th c. B.C.), silk carpet shops, complex Poi Kalon ("Beneath the Great"): Kalyan Minaret - the main symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolized the authority and power of the spiritual governors. (12th c.), Kalyan Mosque - its area of 130 x 80 m surpasses Bibi-Khanym mosque in Samarkand, Miri Arab Madrassah - active madrassah is one of the most esteemed spiritual Islamic universities (16th c.), Taki Zargaron - the dome of jewelers (15-16th cc.), Ulugbeg Madrassah - one of the 3 madrassahs constructed by the grandson of Tamerlan - Ulugbeg (15th c.), Abdulaziz-khan Madrassah - traditional madrassah with 2 floors of hudjras and a mosque on the central axis ( mid. of 17th c.), Tim of Abdullah-Khan madrassah (1588-1590), atlas shops, Magoki-Attari Mosque" - the most ancient mosque in Bukhara (12th c.) is considered a masterpiece of Bukhara architecture.
13:00-14:00 - Lunch at the restaurant.
14:00-17:30 - Continue tour: Khanaka and madrassah of Nadir Divan-Beghi - a massive rectangular structure that was a place for the refuge and meditation of Sufis (17th c.), Kukeldash Madrassah (16th c.) - one of the biggest Bukhara madrassah, Lyabi-Hauz ensemble - the largest artificial reservoir of medieval Bukhara - is very popular among travelers (14-17th cc.), Chor Minor ("Four minarets") is an unusual madrassah built by Caliph Niyazkul (18th c.).
17:30-19:30 - Dinner at the restaurant.
19:30 - Transfer to the Bukhara airport for flight to Tashkent HY-1328 at 21:35.
23:05 - Arrival to Tashkent, meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel for overnight.

Day 7 (Thu.): Tashkent - Delhi
09:00-10:00 - Buffet breakfast at the hotel and check out.
10:00-13:30 - Morning city tour: Memorial to the Victims of Repression - memorial complex and museum, Monument of Courage (1976) - the epicenter of Tashkent earthquake of 1966. Old part of the city: the architectural complex Khazret-Imam incl. necropolis of imam Abu Bakr Muhammad al-Kaffal Shashi who was one of the first Muslim imams and a famous prophet and poet (16th c.), Barak-khan Madrassah - built by Suyunidj-khan - the first ruler of the Uzbek dynasty of the Sheibanid's (16th c.), Tellya-Sheikh Mosque also called "Khast Imom Mosque" (19th c.), Mui-Mubarak Madrassah (19th c.), where Osman Quran - the world's oldest is kept, Juma Mosque (15-19th cc.) - the third biggest mosque in Uzbekistan, Imam Ismail al Bukhari Islamic Institute - a two year post-medressa academy, Hadra square, Kukeldash Madrassah ("Foster brother") - was built by Kukekdash - the vizier of Tashkent khans (16th c.).
13:00-14:00 - Lunch at the restaurant.
14:00-17:30 - Continue tour: Lal Bahadur Shastri Monument (dedicated to the 2nd Prime Minister of India). Proceed for shopping tour at Chorsu Bazaar, Kontinent shopping mall for dry fruits, spices, local Uzbek souvenirs.
18:00-20:00 - Dinner at the restaurant.
20:00 - Proceed to the airport to board your flight HY-421 for Delhi at 22:50.

City Hotel
Tashkent Tashkent Palace
Samarkand Malika Prime
Bukhara Lyabi House

Important notes!!!

This route is certified;
In mountains the following attractions and amusements are available:
     - in Pyramids resort - bowling (round year) and water scooters (in Summers);
     - in Chimgan and Beldersay mountain areas - horse back trips (round year), snow scooters and skiing/snowboarding (in Winters);
All transport provided with A/C and music system except trip to mountains;
An import alcohol tax in Uzbekistan is high and we recommend advising your clients to purchase whiskey and rum at Delhi Duty Free shop;
Transport and escort service from is provided till 22:30 (according to local low).


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