Uzbekistan Group tour including Fergana Valley

Uzbekistan Group Tour with Fergana Valley

TOUR DETAILS

SCHEDULED DATES IN 2024

Group #1: 18.04-27.04.2024
Group #2: 29.04-07.05.2024
Group #3: 03.10-12.10.2024

Uzbekistan Fergana Valley Tour
Fergana Valley tour

UZBEKISTAN TOUR ITINERARY

Arrival in Fergana from Istanbul by TK 260, 01:15-08:00.
Upon arrival in Fergana airport, we move directly to Asia Fergana hotel for breakfast and freshen up
(without accommodation).

After breakfast transfer 20 km to the small town of Margilan. In Margilan we visit the famous Yodgorlik silk factory, where we will learn the process of production and coloring silk cloths and neighboring silk workshops.

Proceed to Rishtan. Upon arrival – we will enter the village of Rishtan ceramists where the generations of ceramic masters live and work. Here we will visit one particular
house of the Nazirovs’ family that practices and forwards its skills from generation to generation. We will meet the master and his works and the technologies of production and enjoy watching the process of ceramic dishes production. Lunch with the family.

After that proceed to Kokand. Accommodation at the hotel and rest.
breakfast, lunch

Late breakfast at the hotel.
11:00 Meet the guide and start the sightseeing tour in Kokand – the capital of the ancient Kokand Khanate (18-19 centuries). We will visit the main sites of the city: Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Jami Mosque and Norbut-biy Madrasah.
Further transfer and visit to the botanical garden "MEHRIGIYO" (located in 7 km from Kokand).
Olives, guava, milk thistle, kiwi, papaya, mango, lavender plantations and much more are grown here.

Further we proceed to Ok Er village (translated as the White Land). Here we will visit a workshop where the local Kyrgyz craftsmen make folk musical instruments.

16:00 Transfer to the train station.
17:38-21:40 Transfer from Kokand to Tashkent by train.
On arrival – meet at the railway station and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation and rest.
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Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Today we begin our first acquaintance with the “stone city” – that is how the name of Uzbekistan’s capital city is translated from the Turkic language. The architecture and atmosphere of the old and the new city reveals the appearance of Tashkent from different sides.

A city tour in Tashkent includes the ancient Khast Imam Square with adjoining madrasah and mosque, the vast Chorsu oriental bazaar, the Independence Arch, theatrical square adorned with a great Alisher Navoi theater building. There will also be an opportunity to ride the local metro and see some of the most beautiful stations in Central Asia. Return to the hotel in the evening for rest and overnight.
breakfast

Early breakfast at the hotel (or breakfast boxes).
06:20 Transfer to the railway station.
07:28-09:42 Transfer from Tashkent to Samarkand by Afrosiab high-speed train.

Upon arrival in the city, we start our busy day in a jewel of the ancient and modern Silk Road. There is the mysterious jade mausoleum of Gur-i-Emir, the graveyard of Tamerlane. One of the greatest treasures is Registan Square, Temur’s outstanding creation, a huge complex of minarets, mosques and madrassas. Further we move on to Bibi Khanum Mosque, the gorgeous necropolis of Shah-i-
Zinda, and the old observatory of Ulugbek, the greatest Muslim astronomer, and the neighboring Ulugbek museum. Accommodation at the hotel in the evening, rest and overnight.
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Breakfast at the hotel.
08:00 After breakfast we meet our guide and driver to start an easy hiking tour in the surroundings of Samarkand. 30 min transfer from Samarkand to Karatepa lake and visit the gorgeous rocks of Teshik- Tash. Proceed to Amankutan village (20 min driving) to visit Sam-gu grotto – 20 min walk to explore the region. From the grotto we will proceed by car (15 min driving) to the national park and the
abandoned camp of the “Young Guards”. We will have a walk from the camp to the Lion’s cave (or Amankutan cave), which is located on the nothern slope of Zeravshan mounts. In 1947 a fossil man’s femoral bone fragment and primitive tools were found here, later these findings became the the most ancient evidence of the existence of a fossil man on the territory of Uzbekistan. Walking in the cave
will take us about 20 min. From the Lion’s cave we will walk up to the Pinewood (30 min). Walk in the wood and decend to the car (40 min).

Further transfer for lunch towards Kashkadarya (meat dishes, salads and bread available in menu).
After lunch proceed to the famous Shaytan Djiga plato via Takhtakaracha pass (20 min driving). Explore the region on arrival (30 min). Transfer back to Samarkand afterwards. En route, on the pass there will be a small colourful bazaar with spices. Overnight at the hotel in Samarkand.
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Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Meet the guide and driver, continuation of the city tour in Samarkand. Today we will visit only the fabulous Afrasiab Museum with its famous museum containing unique wall paintings, and the Tomb of Saint Daniel – one of the local shrines.

After that transfer to the region of Nuratau mountains. En route stop in a small town of Nurata for visiting of the holy spring, and further transfer to the village of Hayat, located in the most authentic part of Uzbekistan, in Nuratau mountains. On arrival – accommodation at the guest house of the local residents. Participation in culinary master-class with the hosts of the family and dinner. Rest and overnight.
breakfast, lunch, dinner

Breakfast at the guest house.
09:00 A walk around the surroundings to the village of Upper Hayat.

On the way – we will enjoy beautiful views of the green mountains of the local mountains, get acquainted with the life of local residents, examine the ruins of the ancient village and its mills. Besides, it will be possible to visit the nursery of Severtsovs sheep, a rare endemic subspecies listed in the Red Book. Further transfer to Bukhara. Accommodation at the hotel on arrival and rest.
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Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Meet the guide and start exploring Bukhara. Bukhara is filled with over 900 historical monuments, here we will spend time visiting many sites and wandering amongst the old city streets.

Our focus will be directed today on Samanids Mausoleum and Bolo-Khauz Mosque. Further we proceed to the Fortress Ark, the old citadel of over 20 m in height. In the afternoon we will visit Poyi Kalon Architectural Ensemble that consists of Kalon Minaret, Kalon Mosque and Miri Arab
Madrasah; Ulugbek Madrasah; Abdul-Aziz khan Madrasah, Lyabi Khauz Complex and the Trading Domes – Coumpol Bazaar, that has been existing here from the times of the Great Silk Road. During the tour we’ll have a wonderful opportunity to walk over the narrow streets of the old city and take unique photos. Return to the hotel in the evening. Rest and overnight.
breakfast

Breakfast at the hotel.
10:00 Bukhara and its surroundings guided tour continuation: Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace – the
“Palace of the Moon and Stars”, the summer residence of the Emir of Bukhara, which is an amazing
combination of Russian, Eastern, and European architecture. Nextup, we will visit the “Central Asian Mecca”– the Sufi complex of Bahautdin Nakshbandi.
Nakshbandi was the spiritual mentor of Amir Timur and the founder of the Naqshbandi Sufi order,
which soon became one of the most famous orders in the East.

14:30 Transfer to the railway station.
15:50-19:43 Transfer back to Tashkent by train.
Accommodation at the hotel on arrival. Rest and overnight.
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Breakfast at the hotel. Check out before 12:00.
Transfer to the International airport for departure.
breakfast

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Tour updated 21.1.2024

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