16 Days West China, Kyrgyzstan & Uzbekistan Tour
Tour Code: CITIC-SD-01
Meet and transfer to your hotel for rest.Tomorrow start your grand tour.
Day 2Urumqi-Heavenly Lake
- Heavenly Lake
- Local Uyger Family
- Karez Irrigation System
Visit the remarkable Karez Well System, Sugong Minaret,Jiaohe Ancient City . Afternoon drive back to Urumqi.
- Id Kah Mosque
Id Kah Mosque It is the large Mosque in China and most famous one in Xinjiang. The Mosque started to build in the mid of fifteenth century, and has gradually developed to the present size. Id K ah Mosque, with about 16800 square meters in area, consisting of Pray Hall, the Koran teaching Hall, The Corridor, the Arches and other buildings attaching to it.
Day 6Irkeshtam Pass-Osh
Morning transfer to Chinese Kyrgyz Border Irkeshtan where you will be met by the Kyrgyz guide and then drive to Osh-is the second largest city in Kyrgyzstan, located in the Fergana Valley in the south of the country and often referred to as the "capital of the south". The city is at least 3,000 years old, and has served as the administrative center of Osh Province since 1939. The city has an ethnically mixed population of about 255,800 (in 2012), comprising Kyrgyz,Uzbeks, Russians, Tajiks, and other smaller ethnic groups.
- The Terracotta Warriors
The Sulaiman Mountains:or the Kesai Mountains are a major geological feature of eastern and southeastern Afghanistan (Zabul, most of Loya Paktia and northeastern Kandahar), South Waziristan, most of the northern Balochistan province and some of the southwestern Punjab province of Pakistan. The Sulaiman Mountains form the eastern edge of the Iranian plateau where the Indus River separates it from the Indian Subcontinent. Bordering the Sulaiman Range to the north are the arid highlands of the Hindu Kush, where more than 50 percent of the lands lie above 2,000 meter.
- Alisher Navaiy Theatre Square
After breakfast drive to Tashkent Visit Silk Factory(Margilan)and Khan's Palace(Kokand) en route.upon arrival visit the enter of the city when we can see Amir Temur Square, Independence Square and Alisher Navaiy Theatre Square.
- Kaffal ash-Shoshiy Mausoleum
- Old Fortress Ark
After breakfast start panoramic excursion along Khiva – one of the cities of the Great Silk Road which is well kept. Previous capital city of Khiva khanate of 17th century even today keeps that mysterious atmosphere of the ancient eastern city. It is especially can be felt in the old part Ichan-Kala where a lot of historical-architectural monuments are situated. While walking in the labyrinth of narrow streets you will nearly find yourself in another epoch with palaces decorated with mosaic, mausoleums, mosques and madrasahs built of clay bricks. There are many columns and entrance doors around wonderfully and richly decorated by wooden carving – the art which was popular in Khiva from ancient times. Especially you will be impressed by the Old Fortress Ark, Tash Hovli palace, Djuma mosque (Friday mosque) and Pakhlavan Mahmud Mausoleum. From far away you can recognize silhouette of Islam Khodja Minaret. Many architectural buildings of Ichan-Kala city had been constructed at the period from the end of 18th century to the beginning of 19th century. Khiva is included into the list of world heritage of UNESCO.
- Kyzyl Kum Desert
After breakfast drive to Bukhara through Kyzyl Kum Desert. Along the way we stop for some Refreshments and see how humans have survived over the centuries in this unforgiving landscape.
- Char Minar
Excursion along Bukhara: Chashmai-Ayub Mausoleum (14-19th cc.), Poyi-Kalon Complex (12-16th cc.), Miri-Arab Madrasah (16th c.), Lyabi-Hauz Complex (16-17th cc.), Samanids Mausoleum (9-10th cc.), Nadir Devonbegi Madrasah (1622), Ark Citadel (6-7th cc.) – this is citadel from which ancient Bukhara had begun, Chor-Minor Minarets (18th c.), Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – “The palace of the Moon and Stars” – summer residence of the last Bukharian Emir (19th c.).
- Djakhangir Mausoleum
Excursion along the city: Ruins of Ak Saray palace (1380-1404), Dorut-tilyavat Ensemble (14-15th cc.), Dorus-siadat Ensemble (14th c.), Amir Temur Monument, Kok Gumbaz Mosque (1435), Djami Mosque (1915), Djakhangir Mausoleum (14th c.), Chor-su trade Dome.We continue later to Samarkand.On arrival we’ll visit the Old Bazaars for which this exotic city is famous.
- Guri-Emir Mausoleum
Samarkand is one of the ancient cities in the world, contemporary of Athens, Roma and Babylon. Samarkand is more than 2500-years old. On the East Samarkand calls as “precious pearl”, appearance of the earth”. Guri-Emir Mausoleum and burial vault of Timurids dynasty from far away remembers a blue tulip with closed turquoise petals. Registan Square is a heart of Samarkand. The square appeared many times before the Mongols invasion (18th century) as a place of city craftsmen and tradesmen crowding. The word Registan means “place on the sand”.You will also visit Bibi-Khanum Mosque (15th c.) and Shakhi-Zinda Architectural Ensemble (10-19th cc.) that consists of several mausoleums.Afternoon visit the Afrosiab Museum.
- Islamic schools
In the morning we drive to Tashkent. Visiting Mosques and Madrassas (Islamic schools) Housing Craft Workshops, Kukeldash Medressa- is located on a high hill in the area of Chorsu square. The builder of the madrasah was a vezir of the Tashkent khans (1551-1575), called Kukeldash ("the foster-brother of the khan"). The madrasah has a traditional composition: an extensive court yard, built on khudjras, with darskhana and a mosque in the corners.History Museum of Uzbekistan and the Museum of Fine Arts.
After breakfast rip will end with airport transfer
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2 Breakfast in the hotel
3 Personal Guide & Driver + Private car / van for Private Transfers & sightseeing
4 Hotels with breakfast(twin share bases) as listed in the itinerary .
5 Domestic flights or trains as listed in the itinerary
6 Airport Taxes: US$30for domestic,
7 Service Charge & Government Taxes .
8 Luggage Transfers between airports and hotels
9 Goverment letter for visa support
2 Personal expenses, tips to the guide and driver.
3 Other activities such as boating, camel riding ect.
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