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Sufi tour in Uzbekistan

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Tour itinerary: Moscow - Tashkent - Samarkand - Urgut - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent
Season: all round year
Days: 7Nights: 6
Price: $670
Tour description:


Sufis are a special caste of people, distinguished by their ascetic lifestyle and piety. Pilgrimage to holy places purifies the soul and brightens the mind. Our company offers its guests a Sufi tour of the holy places of the cities of Uzbekistan - historic Tashkent, the sublime Samarkand and gray Bukhara.

Day 1
Tashkent

Arrival to Tashkent in the morning.

Come out of the terminal and meet the driver holding a sign “ANUR TOUR” with your name on it. Transfer to the hotel. Meet with your tour manager at the lobby. You will have time to discuss the tour details.

 City tour with a visit to the historical part: the architectural  ensemble Khazrati-Imam, Chorsu bazaar,  Kukeldash madrassah.  mosques of Jami;  the mausoleum of Kaffali-Shash, Sheikhantaur ensemble, Kaldirgach-Bi mausoleum, Zaynutdin bobo Mausoleum, Sufi master Khoja Ahror Wali’s house lived.

Resting time in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2.
Tashkent - Samarkand

Breakfast

07:00 Transfer from the hotel to the railway station. 

08:00 Departure to Samarkand by high-speed train "Afrosiab".

10:10 Arrival in Samarkand. Meeting at the station with our guide and transfer to the hotel, drop off the bags and meet with the guide.

Start sightseeing program in Samarkand (6 hours):

Gur Emir Mausoleum – a burial vault of Timur the Great and his descendants is decorated with gold ornaments and is considered as one of the most significant sights of the world;

- Continue to the famous Registan Square – heart of Samarkand and real masterpiece of Central Asian medieval architecture, the ensemble of grandiose buildings: Ulughbek Madrassa, Madrassa Sherdor and Madrassa Tilla Kori; 

- Bibi Khanim Mosque – the biggest medieval building in the city was one of the most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world in 15th Century; 

Shahi Zinda Necropolis – unique complex of Mausoleums formed by standing on both sides of the cenotaph (an imaginary grave) of the Muslim saint Abbas ibn- Kussam; 

Ulugbek’s Observatory – the finest astronomical centers in medieval world was built by order of Ulugbek, an outstanding scholar and astronomer;

Resting time in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 3.
Samarkand - Urgut - Samarkand

Drive to Urgut (40km). Visit to the holy place associated with the name of the founder of the Sufi order "Kadiriy" Hovsuli Azam Abdul Kodir. The city is famous Urgut shinara, whose age is more than 1000 years.

Return to Samarkand.

A visit to the ensemble Abdi-Darun (Abdu-Darun), the most revered holy place in Central Asia; the ensemble Abdi Birun, a memorial complex built by the descendants of the Prophet Muhammad; the tombs of St. Khoja Ahrar Wali, the famous Sufi.

Resting time in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 4.
Samarkand-Bukhara

Breakfast.

Transfer to Bukhara (270 km). On the way, visit the Imam Al Bukhari memorial complex, located in the village of Hartang. The complex was built on the burial site of the famous religious leader Abu Abdullah al-Bukhari in honor of his 1225th anniversary of his birth.

Arrival to Bukhara. Check-in the Hotel.Free time. Resting time in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 5.
Bukhara

Breakfast.

Walking excursion in Bukhara (~6 hrs):

Lyabi Hauz (Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa, Khanaka, Kukeldash Madrassa and the monument of Khodja Nasreddin).

Leisure / free time in the afternoon.

Magoki Attari Mosque;

- Abdullakhan’s Tim;

- Caravanserai Saifuddin (the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara);

- There are three trading domes or so-called covered bazaars preserved from the XVI century and they were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy and purchase different souvenirs in a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara silky carpets.

- Visit Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassas;

Poi Kalon Square with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassa;

Bolo Hauz Mosque and the Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to I century BC

Dinner with folklore show in Medressa Nadir Divan Begi. Night in the Hotel.

Resting time in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6.
Bukhara-Tashkent

Breakfast.

Continue Bukhara tour by visiting the following places: Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa - the last shelter of Bukhara's emir Seid Alim-Khan; Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi

15.00 Transfer to the railway station.

15.50 Train to Tashkent.

19.45 Arrival to Tashkent.

Transfer to the hotel. 

Resting time in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7.
Tashkent
Breakfast. Standard check-out. Transfer to the airport.
Departure from Tashkent.
End of the tour.
Accomodation

City

Hotels in "tourist" class

Tashkent

Uzbekistan /Shodlik

Samarkand

Zilol Baht / Malika Classic

Bukhara

Fatima/ Zargaron/ Kabir/ Kavsar

 

OR OTHER HOTELS OF THE SAME CLASS

 
Price of the tour:

Quantity of people:

Price of the tour per person (Hotel 3*)

1 person

$1590

2-3 people

$950

4-5 people

$745

6-8 people $670
The price of the tour includes:

- Transport service throughout the tour according to the program;

- Hotel accommodation with breakfast, double occupancy (double / twin);

- Services of Russian-speaking guides (4 excursions);

- Entrance fees to museums, mausoleums and other attractions according to the program;

- Train tickets (economy class carriage) Samarkand - Tashkent "Afrosiab" *; * It is possible to replace the Afrosiab train with the Shark train;

- ** Children under 2 years old: stay with parents without providing an extra bed and without providing a separate seat on the trains;

- Russian-speaking tour leader accompanying the group for groups of more than 10 people;

The price of the tour doesn`t include:
  - International flights to / from Tashkent;
 - Payment for using the photo and video camera when visiting sights;
 - Personal insurance;
 - Meals (lunches, dinners);
 - Transportation of baggage at the airport and hotels;
 -Guide services and transportation in your free time; 
 - Personal and other expenses not specified in the section "Included in the tour price".


Hotels and accomodation
 Accommodation will be organized in hotels that correspond to the category of 3 stars. Hotels with double and single occupancy offer conditions such as air conditioning, a bathroom with bathtub and shower, refrigerator, cable TV and a telephone with international communication.

 

Transport:

Transportation services are fully included in the entire tour.

Vehicle type may vary depending on the number of people in a group:
- minibus with 14 seats for a group of up to 8 people;

- minibuses with 20 seats for a group of more than 12 people

Meal: 

 The price includes breakfast only. The price does not include lunches and dinners.

 

Guides:

 Russian-speaking guides will accompany you during the entire tour in each city, according to the program. If the number of people in a group of 10 or more, the group will be accompanied by an employee of the company.

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