Uzbekistan - Tajikistan TOUR
Uzbekistan - Tajikistan 12 DAYS Tour
Start on a captivating journey from Dushanbe, where you’ll explore key attractions like the Tajikistan United Museum and the Buddha in Nirvana. Discover the serene Iskanderkul Lake, venture to historical sites in Penjikent and Samarkand, and immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Bukhara and Khiva. The tour seamlessly transitions through Uzbekistan, allowing you to explore Tashkent’s old and new city. Marvel at architectural wonders, traverse scenic landscapes, and enjoy the rich history of Central Asia. The adventure ends with a comprehensive exploration of Tashkent before bidding farewell to this enchanting region.
Uzbekistan - Tajikistan Tour Itinerary
Arrival in Dushanbe early in the morning. Meet at the airport, transfer to the hotel and rest. After breakfast meet the guide and start of the city tour in Dushanbe. Visit the following sites: Tajikistan United Museum, including exploring the famous Buddha in Nirvana – one of the most valuable exhibits of museum; Botanical garden; Oriental Bazaar.
After lunch transfer 30 km out of the city to visit the ruins of the ancient Hissar Fortress of 18th century; two plain madrasahs of 18th and 19th centuries and mausoleum of 16th century. Return to the hotel and overnight. Breakfast
After breakfast transfer to the high mountain lake, named Iskanderkul Lake (2255m above the sea level), which is situated in the famous Fann Mountains. The road to the lake goes via Istiklol tunnel (2630m) with amazing panorama views. On arrival on the lake we take a 40 minutes hike to the local waterfall.
Accommodation at the guest house or a cottage near Iskanderkul Lake. Dinner and overnight.
After breakfast we may start the active hiking tour in the surroundings or just relax at the shore – upon your wish, as the hiking is not obligatory. In case you choose activities – it is possible to walk up (or drive up if you do not want to walk a lot) through the Presidential summer houses to the top of Alexander’s hat, which the Tajik residents call Dojdemerniy Peak (3358m). Hiking up the peak and back takes about 7 hours. Lunch (picnic) en route. Return to the guest house or cottage for dinner and overnight.
Today we make a transfer to Penjikent via Istaravshan. Upon arrival start of the city tour in Penjikent. Visit museum of Rudaki (this city is a birthplace of this ancient poet), ruins of ancient Penjikent of 5- 8th centuries (foundations of houses, a citadel with a couple of Zoroastrian fire temples and city bazaar are visible in the excavated ruins). Lunch en route. Accommodation at the hotel in the afternoon. Overnight. Breakfast
After breakfast transfer to the region of Seven Lakes with a guide. En route visit the ancient settlement of Sarazm with the history of 5500 years of civilization. In 2010 Sarazm settlement was added to the list of the Human heritage sites of UNESCO.
Arrival to the region of Haftkul – which is represented by seven lakes of different colors, located in the mountains of Tajikistan. Picnic at one of the most beautiful lakes in Tajikistan. After lunch transfer to “Jartepa” land border and formalities; meet local driver and guide and further transfer to Samarkand. Upon arrival accommodation at the
hotel, rest and overnight.
After breakfast start of the guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: visit Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah), Gur-e Amir Mausoleum (Tamerlane’s sepulcher), Rukhabad Mausoleum (from the outside); after lunch visit Bibi-Khanym
Mosque, Shah-i-Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory.
Return to the hotel. Rest and overnight.
After breakfast we make a transfer to the train station to make a ride to Bukhara by a high-speed train (09:44-11:17). On arrival in Bukhara – meet the guide and start the city tour. We will visit: Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel, Po-i-Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others).
Accommodation at the hotel in the afternoon. Rest and overnight. Breakfast
Continuation of the city tour in Bukhara. Today we will visit Ulugbek Madrasah, Abdulaziz-Khan Madrasah, Lyab-i Hauz Architectural Ensemble, Kukeldash Madrasah, Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, domed shopping arcade. In the afternoon – transfer 20 min from the old city center and visit the out-of-town sites: Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa, the summer residence of the last emir of Bukhara and Bakhouddin Naqshbandi
ensemble – old sufi shrine.
After breakfast start of the guided sightseeing tour around Khiva. Visit the sights of Ichan Kala (historical inner city): Pakhlavan Mahmud Complex, Kunya-Ark Fortress, Islam Hoja Madrasah & Minaret. After lunch visit Tash Khauli Palace, Juma Mosque, Muhammad Aminkhan Minaret & Madrasah.
In the evening transfer to Urgench and further flight to Tashkent. Upon arrival in Tashkent transfer to hotel and check in. Overnight at the hotel.
Breakfast and start of the guided sightseeing tour around Tashkent. Today we visit first the old part of the city and the religious complex Khasti Imam, consisting of Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Barak Khan Madrassah, Muy-Mubarak Mosque – the storehouse of the well-known Koran of Khalif Osman
and gold hair of prophet Muhammad; Dzhuma-mosque of Khodja Akhrar Vali, the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, Kukeldash Madrassah and Chorsu Oriental bazaar.
In the afternoon explore the new city, including visiting of Independence Square, Amir Temur Statue and Minor White mosque, and ride the Tashkent metro.
Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast.
Breakfast at the hotel. Check out before 12:00.
Transfer to the International airport for departure. Breakfast
Tour price includes:
- Accommodation at the hotels, mentioned above, or in similar, but of the same category in double/twin rooms with breakfasts, including early check in on day 1 in Dushanbe; check-in at other hotels – at 14:00; check-out at 12:00;
- Accommodation in a cottage on Iskanderkul lake (3-4 persons in a room, single accommodation is not possible);
- Meals – breakfasts at the hotels;
- Entrance fees to the monuments and museums listed above;
- Services of English-speaking local guides fro sightseeing;
- Comfortable air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour, including ‘airport-hotel-airport” transfers;
- Railway transfer from Samarkand to Bukhara on a high-speed train (economy or business class)
Tour price does not include:
- The cost of international flights;
- The cost of local flight from Urgench to Tashkent – about 80 USD (economy class);
- Meals not mentioned above;
- Medical expenses and insurance;
- Porters at the hotels, train stations and airpots;
- Tips and gratitudes;
- Visa fees.
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Tour updated 28.1.2024