Uzbekistan Historical Tour: Following in the footsteps of the Buddhist pilgrim
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Following in the footsteps of the Buddhist pilgrim

In 629-645 A.D. a Chinese traveler, a Buddhist monk by the name of Xuan Zang (Sanzoh Houshi), crossed Central Asia on his way to India. It was during this time that diplomatic, trade, cultural and spiritual relations between China and Central Asia were at their peak. This Buddhist pilgrim recorded all this information in his book "Da Tyan Si Yun Tzi" (Notes About Traveling Through the Western Territory During the Rule of the Great Tyan)



Days Cities Time Activities Meals  
Day 01 Tashkent   Arrival in Tashkent
Accommodation in hotel.
 
D: Restaurant
Day 02 Tashkent
Bukhara
06:30
09:00
10:00
11:00
14:00
20:00
 
Morning flight to Bukhara (HY1321 06:30-08:15)
Breakfast upon arrival.
Accommodation in hotel.
Sightseeing in Bukhara.
Proceed with sightseeing in Bukhara.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight at hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Ark Citadel
Day 03 Bukhara
Samarkand
07:20
11:00
11:30
14:00
 
Morning train to Samarkand (07:20-11:00)
Arrival in Samarkand.
Accommodation in hotel.
Short sightseeing in Samarkand.
Overnight at hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Registan
Day 04 Samarkand 09:00
13:00
14:00
20:00
 
Sightseeing in Samarkand.
Lunch at local restaurant.
Proceed with sightseeing in Samarkand.
Dinner at local restaurant.
Overnight at hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Guri-Emir
Day 05 Samarkand
Shakhrisabz
Termez
09:00
11:00
14:00
15:00
20:00
21:30
 
Morning transfer to Shakhrisabz. (170 km)
Sightseeing in Shakhrisabz.
Proceed with the sightseeing in Shakhrisabz.
Transfer to Termez (300 km)
Arrival in Termez.
Accommodation in hotel.
Overnight at hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Shakhrisabz
Day 06 Termez 09:00
14:00
 
Sightseeing in Termez.
Proceed with the sightseeing in Termez.
Overnight at hotel.
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Termez
Day 07 Termez
Tashkent
12:05
13:50
15:00
16:00
 
Domestic flight to Tashkent (HY 1152 12:05-13:50)
Arrival in Tashkent.
Accommodation in hotel.
Rest of the day at leisure.
Overnight at hotel.
 
B: Hotel
L: Restaurant
D: Restaurant
Kukeldash
Day 08 Tashkent   International flight back home. B: Hotel

Suggested accommodation in:
Type A Type B
Tashkent – Lotte City hotel Tashkent Palace 4*
Bukhara – Bukhara Palace 4*
Samarkand – Afrosiab Palace 4*
Termez – Meridian Hotel 4*
 
Tashkent – Uzbekistan Hotel 4*
Bukhara – Asia Bukhara 4*
Samarkand – Panorama Grand 4*
Termez – Meridian Hotel 4*
 


SERVICES INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE:
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED IN TOUR PRICE:
  • Twin share hotel accommodation
  • Full board according to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing spots mentioned. 
  • Overland transportation by AC coach
  • All airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Escort guide for the whole tour (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese-Mandarin, etc speaking)
  • All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Folklore show in Bukhara
  • Farewell dinner in Tashkent.
  • Visa support to Uzbekistan   
  • Porterage service in airports and hotels
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per day per pax
  • International airfares
  • Domestic airfare Termez – Tashkent 60 USD (subject to be changed)
  • Domestic train fare Bukhara – Samarkand 20 USD
  • Camera and Video charges during the sightseeing
  • Alcohol drinks


Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not later than 3 days before the arrival of the group

Cancellation fees:
Cancellation prior 30 days – no penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 15 days – 50 % penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 1 day – 100 % penalty is charged

Sightseeing spots
to be visited during the excursions:

Tashkent:
Kukeldash Madrassah (16c), Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum (16c), Barak Khan Madrassah (16c), Mosque on Khasty Imam Street (16c), Visit to Chor-Su (handicraft bazaar), Museum of History of Uzbekistan, Museum of Applied Arts, Alisher Navoi Theater and Square, Amir Temur Monument and Square.

Termez:

Visit Archeology Museum, the mausoleum of Al-Hakim al-Termizi (9-15 c), archeological sights of Fayoz-Tepa (1-3 c), Qora-Tepa (2- 4 c), Sultan Saodat Ensemble (10-17 c).

Samarkand:

Shahi-Zinda necropolis (14-15c), Ulugbek observatory (15c), "Ruines of Afrosiab" -  the excavation site and museum of the ancient town   (6 c BC-13 c AD).
Visit to medieval architectural monuments: Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15c), Registan Ensemble (including Ulugbek (15c), Shir Dor (17c), Tillya-Kari (17c) Madrassahs), Bibi Khanum Mosque (15c). Visit to Samarkand local bazaar.

Shakhrisabz:

Ak -Sarai Palace (14-15c), Kok - Gumbaz Mosque (15 c), Dorus-Siadat complex: Jekhangir Mausoleum (14c), Timur’s vault (15c).

Bukhara:

Visit to Ismail Samani mausoleum (9-10c)-vault of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chor-Minor gatehouse (19c), Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14 c), Visit to Old Bukhara: Poi-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c) , Mosque (15c), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Amir-Alim-Khan Madrassah (14c); Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16c), Lyab-i-Hauz complex (17c), Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah (17c), Magoki Attari Mosque (16c), Ulug Beg Madrassah (15c), Abdul Aziz Madrassah (17c), Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c), Visit to summer residence of Emir - "Sitora-I-Mokhi-Khosa" (1911).

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