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Uzbekistan astronomy adventure tour

8 days / 7 nights

Day 1. Tashkent.

Arrival in Tashkent.

Day 2. Таshkent – Parkent – Таshkent.

After breakfast visit Ulugbek Astronomical Institute of the Academy of Sciences of Uzbekistan which houses Central Asian first Museum of Astronomy with its unique collection of astronomical instruments used by astronomers of the past.
Tour of the museum. Thematic presentation by professional astronomer Sabit Ilyasov "The Development of Astronomy in Uzbekistan and its Large Projects". In addition, you will have the unique opportunity to observe the Sun through one of the oldest telescopes (1932).
Transfer to the "Solntze" settlement in Parkent district of Tashkent region (45 км). Visit to Scientific and Technical center "Physics-Sun" under the Academy of Science of Uzbekistan. The Institute houses the world's second largest solar oven after the solar furnace at Odeillo in the Pyrénées-Orientales in France.
After lunch – sightseeing tour in Tashkent.
Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 3. Таshkent – Samarkand.

Transfer to Samarkand (300 km).
After lunch sightseeing tour in Samarkand.
Visit the ruins of the observatory build by Ulugbek to witness the remains of its main instrument – a meridional quadrant. Excursion will be led by professional astronomer Abdurazzok Agiabov.
After dinner – transfer to the educational observatory under Samarkand State University.
Guided by Abdurazzok Agiabov you can observe through Grubb Parsons 48-cm reflecting telescope stars, planets and the Moon (depending on the season).
Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 4. Samarkand.

Full day sightseeing tour in Samarkand.
Overnight in Samarkand.

Day 5. Samarkand – Shakhrisabz.

After breakfast transfer to Kitab (132 км).
Visit one of the world’s five latitude stations - the Kitab Latitude Station located two kilometers north of Kitab which is Kaskadarya Province centre.
Under the guidance of professional astronomer Abbas Aliev you can witness telescopes which have been used here since 1930 (the year of the foundation of the Latitude Station) and get acquainted with its history and everyday work of astronomers.

Day 6. Shakhrisabz – Bukhara.

Transfer to Bukhara.
After lunch – sightseeing tour in Bukhara.
Overnight in Bukhara.

Day 7. Bukhara – Тashkent .

Half-day sightseeing tour in Bukhara.
In the evening transfer to the airport to take flight to Tashkent.
Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 8. Tashkent.

International fight back home.

  • Accommodation based on TWN rooms
  • Meals – 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
  • Farewell dinner in Tashkent
  • Visa support to Uzbekistan  
  • Portage services in airports and hotels
  • International airfares
  • Domestic air fare Bukhara - Tashkent
  • Camera and Video charges during the sightseeing

Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not less than 3 days before the group's arrival.

Cancellation fees:
Cancellation prior 30 days – no penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 29-15 days – 50 % penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 14 days – 100 % penalty is charged

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