«Echoes of Centuries» - Hot Tour

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Quality of days:

8 days / 7 nights

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Tour route:

Tashkent, Samarkand, Shaxrisabz, Bukhara, Tashkent.


Ethnographic tours in Uzbekistan
 

One of the grand projects of the Forum Foundation is the Asrlar Sadosi (Echo of Centuries) Festival of Traditional Culture, which presents all the diversity of the national traditions and customs, handicrafts and cuisine, unique oral and non-material heritage. Every year, «Asrlar sadosi» is held in different regions of Uzbekistan in historical or cultural centers as an outdoor fete with the participation of various experts, scientists and international guests.

 

In 2008, the festival took place near Shakhrisabz and in 2009 in Tashkent region. Since 2009 Asrlar Sadosi Festival of Traditional Culture is organized in association with the UNESCO. In 2010, the Festival took place at Ichan-Qala, a historical architectural complex in the heart of Khiva city. In 2011 Asrlar sadosi took place in Bukhara. In 2012, the Festival took place in Ellikqala District in Karakalpakstan. The bulk of the events were held at Tuproq Qala ancient fortress.

 

All told, around 200,000 people have attended the Festival since 2008.

 

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Day 1,

 TASHKENT - Meeting at the airport and transfer to hotel. Accommodation in hotel. Free time at leisure.

Day 2

TASHKENT – NAVOI – SARMYSHSAY-NAVOI

Breakfast in hotel. Transfer to airport.

08:00 – Flight to Navoi (HY-1347). Arrival at 09:40. Transfer to hotel, check in to hotel.

10:40 – Drive to opening of Festival of Traditional Culture “Asrlar sadosi”. (nationwide walking, performances of folklore ensembles, fair of decorative-applied art, national games, master-class from local scholars for all Festival participants, national wrestling)

Day 3

NAVOI – SARMYSHSAY – NAVOI - SAMARKAND

Breakfast in hotel.

10:00 – Continue Festival and visit Gala-concert of “Asrlar sadosi”. (Festival of national cuisine, festival of national clothes, gala-concert).

After concert drive to Samarkand on the bus. Arrive to Samarkand. Check in to hotel, Night in hotel
Day 4

SAMARKAND

Breakfast in hotel. City tour: Gur-Emir Mausoleum – the tomb of Tamerlane and other Timurids, Rukhabad Mausoleum ("The Spirit Abode") – according to one legend, inside this dome there is a box with seven hairs of Prophet Mukhammed (XIV c.),  The Registan Square ("Sandy Place") – the most visiting place of Samarkand, which consists of three magnificent monuments : Ulugbek Madrasa (XV c.), Sherdor Madrasa (XVII c.), Tilla-Kari Madrasa . The Khazrat Kh izir Mosque – named after legendary Islamic Saint and eternal traveler (XIX c.), Bibikhanim Mosque, named after the elder wife of Tamerlane (XIV c.). The architectural complex Shakhi-Zinda ("A living King") – The name of the complex is connected with the name of Kusam Ibn Abbas – the cousin of Prophet Mukhammed (XI-XV cc.). Night in the hotel
Day 5

SAMARKANDBUKHARA

Breakfast at hotel, drive to Bukhara, On the way visit Shahrisabz. Birth place of Temirlane. Arrival to Bukhara. Check in to the hotel. Half day tour along Bukhara.

“The Samanids Mausoleum” – the most ancient brickwork building in Central Asia, the masterpiece of world architecture (IX-X cc.), “The Chashmai Ayub mausoleum”. “The Bolo Khavuz Mosque” (beginning of the XXth c.), The Ark Citadel – the center of government system of Bukhara (IV c. BC), the silk carpet shops, “The Poi Kalon Complex”  ("The foot of the Great"), The Kalon Minaret – the main symbol of holy Bukhara (XII c.).  “The Kalon Mosque”,  The Mir Arab Madrasa – the functioning madrasa, one of the mostly esteemed spiritual Islamic universities (XVI c.), “Toki Zargaron” – The cupola of jewelers. Night at the hotel.

Day 6

BUKHARA TASHKENT

Breakfast. Check out from the hotel. Continue city tour. The Ulugbek Madrasa – the first of the three madrasa, built by Tamerlane’s grandson Ulugbek (XV c.), The Abdulazizkhan Madrasa, The Abdullakhan Madrasa (1588-1590.), Imam Al-Bukhariy Madrasah, The Magoki Attori Mosque – the most ancient quarter mosque of Bukhara (XII c.), the masterpiece of Bukhara architecture , The Nodir Divan-begi Khanaka and Madrasa , which was used as an accommodation and mediation by Sufis  (XVII c.), The Kukaldosh Madrasa (XVI c.) – one of the ancient madrasas of Bukhara, The Labi Khauz ensemble  - The biggest artificial water reservoir  “Chor Minor”( Four minarets) – a unique madrasa, built by Khalif Niyazqul (XVIII c.). Transfer to airport. Flight to Tashkent. Arival to Tashkent. Check in to hotel. Night at the hotel.

Day 7

TASHKENT – DEPARTURE

Breakfast at the hotel.. Free time. Transfer to airport. Depart to next destination.

 

 

Price is per person / in USD

 

 

 

 

Pax

Hotels

Tashkent

Samarkand

Bukhara

The Grand Mir 4*

Diyora 4*

Asia Buhkara 4*

1

1718

2

1100

4

907

5

846

6

802

 

Price includes:

 

♦ Accommodation in  DBL rooms in 3* or 4* hotels
♦ All transfers and transportation services
♦ Full Board
♦ Entrance fees for all mentioned historical monuments (except photo and video charges)
♦ Visa support
♦ One bottle of mineral water per day per pax
♦ English speaking guide

♦ Domestic air tickets Bukhara - Tashkent

♦ Special dinner shows

♦ All taxes

♦ SS - Single supplement - To be accommodated in a single room.

 

Price does not include:

 

Visa costs and processing

Photo and video charges

International air tickets

Tips and gratuities

Any personal expenses

Extras in menus

Extras not shown per itinerary

Any services not included in the above itinerary

 

Payment:

 

Tour payment should be made not less than 30 days prior to tourist group arrival to our bank account as per sent invoice (as per contract conditions)

 

Cancellation fees:

 

Cancellation prior 40 days – no charges apply

Cancellation prior 15 days – 50% charge of the tour price

Cancellation prior 7 days – 100% charge of the tour price

 

PS

 

Prices are confidential and Non Commissionable

 

 

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