Uzbekistan Tours: Tour 2008
Activity: Cultural tour
Duration: 10 days
Day 1: Your guide will meet you at the Tashkent International Airport. When you get to the hotel, you have time to rest. Your first day in Uzbekistan will begin with a historical tour of Tashkent. During this tour you will learn a lot if interesting things about Uzbekistan.
Day 2: Breakfast is ready at 8 in the morning. To Samarkand (315 km, 5 hours) and hotel accommodation. City tour is a visit to "Gur Emir Mausoleum - the grave of Tamerlane's (1415 C.), Which was built for the Muhammad Sultan Temur's grandson and the graves of the three other Timurids - sons of Temur - Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek. This tour is full of interesting information to learn. Breakfast can be in a traditional Uzbek restaurant. A traditional dinner will be given at 8 clock in the evening. Suddenly, the capital of the empire of Timur. staying in a local hotel overnight.
Day 3: served at 8:00, breakfast. On this day, you can visit during the tour: Siab Bazaar, try the best Samarkand bread and fruit, and excavation of the ancient city Afrosiab Museum. During this tour you will learn a lot if interesting things about Uzbekistan. A good lunch in the local Uzbek restaurant. Free time to spend on leisure. Lunch is served in a nice restaurant at 20:00 clock. Suddenly, in one of the oldest cities in the world. Your stay at the hotel instead.
Day 4: Breakfast is ready at 8 in the morning. Trip to Shakhrisabz - a unique monument of architecture and urban planning (90 km, 1.5 hours). You can have breakfast in a traditional Uzbek restaurant. You will never forget this trip. Tour Shakhrisabz. The ruins of the palace of Ak-Saray "- (. 1415 C) is the summer residence of Tamerlane, the imagination of his contemporaries, shocked" The mausoleum Jahongir "- the mausoleum of the oldest and most famous son Tamerlane is a traditional dinner given by 8 clock in the evening. Delayed arrival of the day in Bukhara and accommodation. staying at a local hotel.
Day 5: At 8:00 am, breakfast is served. City tour: Samanids mausoleum - the oldest brick building in Central Asia, a masterpiece of architecture in the world (910th c), mausoleum Chashma Ayub, the (14th c) to the estimated "places of trace" left by saints belongs. A good lunch in the local Uzbek restaurant. The legend says that once the work of the Prophet Bible (Ayub) visited this place. These days will be memorable. Then you are the museums of Imam Al Bukhari and the Museum of Water Tour. "Dome of the Long-eyed knife-Houz" - the only monument of medieval Bukhara (prosyat. the 20th century), the Ark - the center of Bukhara statehood (4th century BC), silk carpet shops , complex "Poi Kalon" ("Below the Great"): "Kalyan Minaret" - the main symbol of sacred Bukhara that symbolized authority and power of spiritual governors. Lunch is served in a nice restaurant at 20:00 clock. Your stay at the hotel instead.
Day 6: Breakfast is ready at 8 in the morning. Tour out of town: summer residence of the Emir "Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa" (19th century), the Cemetery "Chor Bakr" (10th century), visit Bakhouddin Nakshbandi Mausoleum (. 1619 C), and the graves of his mother and his mentor (14th c). You can have breakfast in a traditional Uzbek restaurant. Tour to Bukhara. A traditional dinner will be given at 8 clock in the evening. Free time to rest and go through the old streets of Bukhara. You will never forget this trip. You stay overnight in a local hotel.
Day 7: At 08.00, serves breakfast. Tour Transfer to Khiva through Kizil-Kum Caravan leaves along the road (480 km, 5-7 hours). Arrival to Khiva - the only "outdoor museum" in Central Asia, which get completely up to date. A good lunch in the local Uzbek restaurant. This tour is full of interesting information to learn. Arrangement in the hotel, within or nearby "Ichan-Qala" located -. The historic center of Khiva, which has inscribed on the UNESCO list of World Cultural Heritage Lunch is served in a nice restaurant at 20:00 clock. Leisure. Your stay at the hotel instead.
Day 8: Breakfast is ready at 8 in the morning. Guided tour around the architectural complex is made. The ensemble consists of the smallest Medressa in Khiva and minarets, the main platform, which is a height of 45 meters and the highest observation point in the city. You can have breakfast in a traditional Uzbek restaurant. Afternoon tour of the camp over the Amu Daria Ayazkala pontoon bridge and the old fortress Tuprakkala (23 cc). These days will be memorable. Tour will go around the fort Ayazkala. A traditional dinner will be given at 8 clock in the evening. You stay overnight in a local hotel.
Day 9: served at 8:00, breakfast. On the morning learning how to ride a camel you. Tour to Lake Ayazkul. Fishing, swimming and boating. A good lunch in the local Uzbek restaurant. Back to the yurts. Lunch is served in a nice restaurant at 20:00 clock. Tour to Urgench airport (80 km, 1.5 hours) for an evening flight HY 1058 in Tashkent transmitted at 21:10 clock. During this tour you will learn a lot if interesting things about Uzbekistan. Arrival in Tashkent at 23:15 clock and hotel accommodation. Your stay at the hotel instead.
Day 10: Your guide will take you back to the airport.
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8 - customs and traditions of Uzbek people at the crossroads of the Great Silk Road is taking shape in many centuries as a result of the interaction of Zoroastrian rituals of the Sogdians and Bactrians and traditions of the nomadic tribes, adjusted with certain consequences of the Islamic traditions and rites of the Koran in later time.
The special role in the life of the Uzbeks to the customs authorities is connected with the birth and upbringing of children, marriage and commemoration of deceased relatives. "Fatiha tuy" - A wedding is preceded by betrothal. On the appointed day, guests come to the house of the girl that was proposed. After the matchmaker announce the purpose of their visit, the rite "are non irish" - "Breaking a scone" is performed and the date of marriage is fixed. The bride's relatives give presents to their counterparts on the side of the groom. Be taken as an engagement of young people at this moment.
Wedding in the life of the Uzbeks is of great importance and comes with a special ceremony. It consists of a series of ceremonies, to be performed without fail. In the family of their parents dress up the bride groom with SARPO - the wedding gown. After mullah (Muslim priest) reads pray for the newlyweds and explains it go man and woman, young people in general to ZAGS - Office for official civil registration of marriage, and thus complements the marriage in the face of God with you in the face of man.
The mandatory attribute of a wedding is festive table with several guests. Two hundred or three hundred guests is considered to be a typical phenomenon in the wedding party. As a gift for the young couple to the groom's parents, the newlyweds should have to live with a house or a separate apartment while the bride's parents should deliver it and offer everything the young couple could in the first years of marriage to life. All this is not cheap, of course, but in such cases, who cares about money.
The highlight of a wedding is the bride leaves her parents' house for the house of her bridegroom. In some areas of the Republic of Uzbekistan has also remained the ancient ritual of purification, which dates back to Zoroastrian tradition, when the young couple goes around the fire three times before groom brings the bride to his house.