128 bld/8, Usmon Nosir str., Tashkent, 100059, UZBEKISTAN                                           Tel: (+998 90) 176 98 ...
construction of 15 century for studying                              astronomy.                              Free time at ...
has The Regional Mosque of Mary Province,                     The Central Theater of Mary, The Convention                 ...
founded in the III century B.C. Nissa was the                      capital of Parthian Empire which lasted for about      ...
Horezm (III-XIII), Kutlug Timur Minaret                              (XIV)-one of the tallest minarets in Central Asia,   ...
center and it is considered to be a pilgrimage                      place for local Muslims, because according to         ...
DAY 15      Almaty –                        BreakfastSept 20     Tashkent                        Your guide will pick you ...
part in national holydays, parties and customs / Traditions.Visiting Uzbek families, Schools, medical institutions, bazaar...
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  1. 1. 128 bld/8, Usmon Nosir str., Tashkent, 100059, UZBEKISTAN Tel: (+998 90) 176 98 83 Fax: (+998 71) 250 25 22 Email: travel@roxanatour.com Web-site: www.roxanatour.com ___________________________________________________________________________________ THE SILK ROAD ADVENTURE 4 ‘stans UZBEKISTAN-TURKMENISTAN-UZBEKISTAN-KYRGYZSTAN- KAZAKHSTAN-UZBEKISTAN 17 days. Dates: 6-21 September 2013, 2014 Days Destinations Time ItineraryDAY 0 Tashkent Flight to Tashkent by HY-Sept 5 Arrival at Arrival Meeting at the airport of Tashkent by English speaking guide. Transfer to hotel, check in at 12:00 and rest after the flight. 20:00 Meeting at Hotel conference hall to get acquainted with group members and have a short briefing to discuss the tour plan.DAY 1 Tashkent- 07:00 Breakfast at HotelSept 6 Samarkand 08:00 City tour in Tashkent Khastimam Complex, Kukeldash Madrasah, Abdulaziz Madrasah, Chorsu Silk Road bazaar New Part of the city; Independence square, Amir Temur Museum, Alisher Navoi theatre, Amir Temur square. 13:00 Lunch time Drive to Samarkand Small picnic to enjoy the view of mountain pass around legendary gate of Tamerlanes state. Photo stops near second Largest river of Central Asia Sirdarya, local fish market and famous market where the best melons are sold in the whole region. Quick shopping of water melons and melons (depending on season). 19:00 Dinner Ancient National house recognized by UNESCODAY 2 Samarkand 08:00 Breakfast at HotelSept 7 09:00 Sightseeing tour of Samarkand: Guri Emir- Legendary mausoleum where Amir Temur and all his family buried. Registan square- World famous complex of 3 Madrasahs and golden dome mosque. 14:00 Lunch time Continuing city tour: Mosque Bibi Khanum – The biggest Mosque ever built in Central Asia as gift from wife of Temerlame to her husband. Siyab local bazzar-unique place where you can get acquainted with the life of Samarkand people. Shahi - Zinda necropolises, a holy place and cemetery with graves of Temured’s dynasty and a grave of cousin of Prophet Muhamed. Observatory of Ulugbek – incredible
  2. 2. construction of 15 century for studying astronomy. Free time at leisure. 19:00 DinnerDAY 3 Samarkand 08:00 Breakfast at hotelSept 8 - 09:00 Transfer to Shaxrisabz The birthplace of Tamerlane, his palace Ak Sarai Shaxrisabz and Kok Gumbaz mosque, and Mausoleum of - Bukhara Jehangir (Tamerlanes grandson), plus Tamerlanes Mausoleum 15:00 Lunch time Transfer to Bukhara Arrival. Accommodation at hotel. Free time for rest 19:00 Dinner at restaurantDAY 4 Bukhara 08:00 Breakfast at hotelSept 9 09:00 City tour: Visit to Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10c)-vault of Bukhara rulers dynasty, Chor-Minor, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14 c), Bukhara local bazaar. Visit to Old Bukhara: Poli-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c) , Mosque (15c), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Amir- Alim-Khan Madrassah (14c), Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16c), 14:00 Lunch time Lyab-i-Hauz (17c), Nadir Divanbegi (17c), Magoki Attari (16c), Ulug Beg (15c), Abdul Aziz (17c) Madrassahs; Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c); Folklore show and show of national clothes at Nodir Devonbegi madrassah 19:00 Dinner Visiting national house for master class of plovDAY 5 Bukhara- 07:00 Breakfast at hotelSept 10 Mary Arrival & Drive to Mary Meeting at the border Farab/Alat at 09.00 (Turkmenis (Turkmenistan side of the border). Border tan) passing formalities. Drive ~300km & 5 hours direct driving to Mary via Turkmenabat and the Floating Bridge lasting ~900 meters over the Greatest River of Central Asia from where is visible nearby the Oldest Railway Bridge in this part of Central Asia built at the end of XIX century over that “mad” river which till 2009 was the only one connecting south with north. Lunch time En route stop at some typical dunes of Garagum Desert to enjoy with photos. Upon arrival accommodation & rest or short walking tour within the central part of Mary City which
  3. 3. has The Regional Mosque of Mary Province, The Central Theater of Mary, The Convention & Conference Center “Ruhiyet Koshgi”, Central Park & Monument of Mollanepes-the National Classic Poet who lived in Mary in XVIII-XIXcc. Dinner at local restaurant. ON in Mary Note: Passports with 2 colored photos will be required for registration at the CTB in Mary.DAY 6 Merv – SS of Old Merv & Mary. Flight to AshgabatSept 11 Mary- Breakfast at hotel & check out. Morning drive to Bayramaly ~30km & 30min/driving to have SS Ashgabat of Old Merv known as Mary Shahu Jahan- King of the World for about 300 years became the biggest city in Asia & 8 years Capital of Islamic Khalifat, inscribed into the monuments list of World Heritage Book, protected by the UNESCO. SS of Old Merv includes: Gyz Gala & Oglan Gala (VI-VII), Complex of Askhabs (VIII-XIV), Gyaur Gala (IV BC), Buddist Complex (IV-VI), Beni Makhan Mosque-first Mosque build in Central Asia (VII), Erk Gala (VI BC), Soltan Gala (XI), Soltan Sanjar Mausoleum (XII), Ibn Zeid Mausoleum (XII). After SS of Old Merv drive back to Mary. Lunch time After lunch break visit the Local United Museum of History, Ethnography, Flora & Fauna of Mary located in a newly built marbled 2 stored building & the Regional Orthodox Church built by Russians at the end of XIX century. Late afternoon transfer to the airport of Mary for flight to Ashgabat. Type of Aircraft Boeing 717-200. Flight T5-132. Departure at 19.20 & arrival at 20.20. Upon arrival transfer to hotel & accommodation. Dinner at local restaurant. After dinner break night tour/driving along the main avenues of Ashgabat including to stop near Palace of Happiness to have look round its colorful views in night lights which makes it one of the spectacular cities of Central Asia. O/N in Ashgabat.DAY 7 Ashgabat Full Day SS in/around AshgabatSept 12 Breakfast at hotel. At 08.00 start for Full Day SS of Ashgabat includes: “Turkmenbashynyn Ruhy Metjidi” which is the biggest mosque in Central Asia & Mausoleum Complex of the tombs of Turkmenbashy and his parents &brothers, Old Nissa-The Sanctuary of Parhian Kings which was included into UNESCO’s World Heritage Book. (Nissa is situated in 15 km to the west of Ashgabat &
  4. 4. founded in the III century B.C. Nissa was the capital of Parthian Empire which lasted for about 600 years and was the biggest competitor for the Rome Empire). After Old Nissa proceed with short SS of Monuments of Archabil Shayoly (Berzengi: southern Ashgabat) to have a close impression of the new part of Ashgabat with its modern buildings, monuments & parks which includes: Health Path of Turkmenbashy, Arch of Neutrality: famous rocket & tripod style built building symbolizing neutral status of Turkmenistan which was re-build & opened on 12 December, 2011. Its height 95meters including 12 meters rotated statue of first President of Turkmenistan: Saparmyrat Nyyazow (Turkmenbashy) on the top, Monument of Constitution opened on 18 May, 2011 & tallest building in Turkmenistan with its 185 meters, “Alem” Culture & Recreation Center: it’s the biggest indoor Ferris Wheel included into the Guinness Book. Lunch time After lunch break proceed with SS includes: National Museum of History (closed on Tuesdays): one of the biggest & best exhibited museum in Central Asia), Park of Independency along the hundreds of fountains & statutes with stops to visit Monuments of Independency, Park dedicated to Akhalteke Horses-the pride of Turkmen, Presidential Square, Monument of Commemoration: dedicated for the victims of the 1948 earthquake, Gulistan Bazar, Monument of Lenin which was erected in 1927 and survived the earthquake of 1948. Dinner at local restaurant. After dinner evening short walking tour along the popular newly opened Park of Inspiration “Ylham Seyilgahi” where there are statues of famous Turkmen Scientists, Poets & etc from early ages till modern time with descriptions about their personalities & famous works highlighted by colorful night lights with vary fountains built along the alley. O/N in Ashgabat.DAY 8 Ashabat – Flight to Dashoguz for SS of Koneurgench.Sept 13 Kunya – Cross into Uzbekistan Morning transfer to the airport of Ashgabat for Urgench– flight to Dashoguz. Type of Aircraft Boeing 717- Dashoguz- 200. Flight T5-101. Departure at 06.50 & arrival Khiva at 07.50. Upon arrival drive ~120 km & 1,5 h/d/d to Koneurgench-the capital of Khorezmshahs (III-XVI cc). SS of the Old City includes: Portal of Caravansaray (XI-XIV), Mamun Minaret (X-IX), Il Arslan Mausoleum (XII), Sultan Tekesh Mausoleum (XIII), Academy of
  5. 5. Horezm (III-XIII), Kutlug Timur Minaret (XIV)-one of the tallest minarets in Central Asia, Turabek Hanum Mausoleum (XIV), Najm Ed Din Kubra (XIII) & Soltan Ali (XV) Mausoleums located near Dash Metjit/Medrese (XIX). After SS drive ~100 km & 1,5 h/d/d back to Dashoguz. Lunch time. After lunch transfer ~15 km & 30min/d/d to border pass “Dashoguz-Shavat” to cross in to Uzbekistan. Approximately time of being at the “Red Line” (Real Border) is ~15.00. Meeting at Uzbekistan border. Transfer to Hotel, rest. Dinner at HotelDAY 9 Urgench 08:00 Breakfast at hotelSept 14 (Khiva) - 09:00 City tour of Khiva. Visit to the oldest part of the city - Kunya-Ark Tashkent fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan(19c) Madrassah, Kalta Minor Minaret; Mohammed Rakim Khan (19 c) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Islam Khodja Madrassah and Minaret, Jami Mosque(18c), Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, Allakuli khan Madrassah (19c), Ak Mosque, Tash Havli Fortress. Free time at leisure 18:00 Dinner-Experience at local family house Transfer to Urgench Airport for the evening flight to Tashkent. Arrival and accommodation at Hotel.DAY 10 Tashkent- 09:00 Breakfast at hotel.Sept 15 Kokand- Depart to Fergana Valley. Drive to Rishtan to see the ceramic working Margilan- shope of Rishtanmasters. Stop at Kokand city at Fergana Hudayarhan Palace. 14:00 Lunch time Margilan: Visiting silk factory, Friday mosque, local bazaar etc. City tour of Ferghana. Visiting museum of History of Ferghana. Modern part of the town, Local bazaar. Accommodation at hotel 20:00 Dinner at TANTANA restaurant with show of Central Asian DancesDAY 11 Osh 08:00 Breakfast.Sept 16 Transfer to Kyrgyz border. Your guide will pick you up at Uzbek – Kyrgyz border and accompany you to Osh city (40 min. drive). As soon as you are in Osh city you will go for a walk there and visit the most famous place - Suleiman Mountain. Suleiman Too (Solomon’s Mountain) is situated in the city
  6. 6. center and it is considered to be a pilgrimage place for local Muslims, because according to the legend, biblical prophet Solomon (Suleiman in the Koran) was buried at the foot of it. After an excursion we will drive to have a Dinner. Night is in a home stay.DAY 12 Osh – BreakfastSept 17 Uzgen – In the morning we will drive to Arslanbob. The road takes about six hours and again you will Djalal drive along a mountain road. On the way we will Abad – visit Djalal Abad town and its famous Uzgen Arslanbob Tower. This tower was built in 11th century by Karakhanids. There are also there mausoleums that were used as burial places for the leaders. The whole road will surprise you by its celestial mountains and excellent panorama views. We will make many photo stops to remember this tour in for a long time. You will really enjoy it! This night you will spend in a local home stay. DinnerDAY 13 Arslanbob BreakfastSept 18 – Bishkek Today we will have to start early in the morning. We will start our tour at 6 a.m. to drive from Arslanbob to our capital Bishkek. The road will go along huge mountains and you will have many photo stops on the way. This road is one of the most popular among travelers. On the way we will stop at yurts to try Kyrgyz drink Kumyz – fermented mare’s milk. During transfer you will have a lot of photo stop to memorize these amazing views of incredible Kyrgyz Mountains! In the evening you will come to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel. DinnerDAY 14 Bishkek- Breakfast will be ready at 8 a.m. This first halfSept 19 Almaty of the day is dedicated to a guided City Tour. The tour includes visiting of the central Ala-Too Square, Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Pobeda Square (Victory Square), the History Museum, National philharmonic and many others places of interest. During this day we will show you our main squares and buildings that were made at Soviet time. After lunch you will drive to Almaty. Almaty is the largest, most developed, and most ethnically and culturally diverse city in Kazakhstan. Dinner Night is in a hotel.
  7. 7. DAY 15 Almaty – BreakfastSept 20 Tashkent Your guide will pick you up at International Airport and accompany you to Almaty City. Today we will have a city tour. You will get acquainted with Almatys history and see the Ascension Cathedral – the second highest wooden building in the world. Then you will visit the Square of 28 Panfilov Heroes. Afterwards you will visit the Museum of Musical Instruments. After lunch we will drive to the “Hawks nursery”. There you will see many birds of prey. At this place people train hawks, eagles, golden eagles to hunt together with them. In the evening drive to Kok Tebe to see the panorama view of Almaty. Dinner Transfer to the airport for the flight to Tashkent HY 764 at 20:15. Arrival at 21:05. Accommodation at Hotel.DAY 16 Tashkent- Early Breakfast at hotel.Sept 21 … Transfer to the airport for departure flight. Services included in main tour price: Services excluded in main tour price:  Double / Single accommodation with breakfast 3*,4*  Airfare due to the program (international) hotels  All optional deviations from the main itinerary  English speaking guide service in the cities (local  Photo-and video charges guides)  All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service,  English speaking escort guide for the whole tour medical expenses/insurance, etc.)  Transport service all over tour by luxury air conditioned Trip cancellation / accident insurance minivan / minibus  Turkmenistan extra fees (optional)  Half board  Portages charge at airports and hotels Tips at the airports Immigration fee paid upon arrival in the border 12 USD and hotels -Old Nissa Historical Reserve: 23TMM (~9USD) p/p paid on spot  Picnic and coffee stops before entry  1 Bottle of mineral water per person per day -National Museum of History (closed on Tuesdays) in Ashgabat  Entrance fees to all sightseeing and monuments, –10USD p/p if only entry without local guide, 20USD p/p if entry except some sites in Turkmenistan & excursion by local museum guide (tour guides are not allowed  Folklore shows in Bukhara city to give excursions in that museum).  Turkmenistan Airfares on Boeing 717-200 or 737-300 - Manat (~24USD) p/p if entry & excursion by local museum (prices are subject to be change due to Turkmenistan Airlines): guide (tour guides are not allowed to give excursions in that 1) Mary-Ashgabat museum). 2) Ashgabat-Dashoguz  Flight Urgench – Tashkent  Flight Almaty – Tashkent  OPTIONAL services for your choice; Tashkent: Tickets for performance in Alisher Navoi Theatre, Visiting Christian churches, Cup of Tea at Tashkent TV tower restaurant Tashkent zoo and botanic garden. Any museums of Tashkent And much more Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Ferghana: Decussating of local wines of local factories, all museums, theatres, taking
  8. 8. part in national holydays, parties and customs / Traditions.Visiting Uzbek families, Schools, medical institutions, bazaars,archives of ancient books, libraries and much much more. Visa support to Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan. Presents from Roxana Tour Total price of the tour: 2360 USD per person Additional Single supplement: 350 USD How it works We have fixed departure dates of the following itinerary, which is carefully selected to meet your expectations by covering all highlights of the ‘stans, we will make sure you will not miss any main attraction in any city, moreover our guides are always flexible and can take you to any infamous or a certain place by your request at no extra cost. The tour starts and ends in Tashkent (Uzbekistan), all members of the group will be met at the airport before the tour starts. Our group’s size is usually from 10-14pax +1 English speaking Escort guide in every ’stan. Booking / Conditions Early reservations are recommended, since the group size is limited and some activities on that trip require extra preparation time. And the sooner you book the better rates for international flights to/from Tashkent are available for you. The dates of this trip is 6th -21th September, which is considered to be the best period in terms of weather, flight operations to starting point a day before the tour starts by Turkish airways, Uzbekistan airways, Aeroflot and others. We have one of the easiest conditions for bookings, since we never ask for any deposit for reservations and moreover we do not demand any full prepayments before the tour starts, in most cases a bank transfer of only 20% prepayment of the tour price is enough for you to start your journey and pay the rest amount when you reach us. All cancelations made one month prior of departure are fully refundable. Our accommodations We carefully select hotels to make sure that they represent the best of what the local culture has to offer, with a focus on authenticity, cultural depth, and environmental sustainability. You don’t really have to get your expectations to high on getting a first class service in the hotels of Central Asia. Many hotels do not have an experience of running their hotel on international management standards. But we do make sure you get a nice room with private facilities, as well as TV, AC etc. Our choice is privately owned small boutique hotels, with a great location and best local atmosphere you can experience. You will appreciate the chance engaging to an eastern lifestyle rather than being in a bigger hotel that is owned by a local government.
  9. 9. Value Guarantee We guarantee that you can’t find a trip with the same level of hotels andservices for a better price. If you do, just let us know and we will refund thedifference to you. We will make sure the quality and value of your trip will beunsurpassed!You’ll have 24/7 support during your trip, including 24 hour emergency numbers in all locations. We are completely committed to providing you with an outstanding travel experience!