Tour to Fergana Valley2 Days | Kokand, Fergana, Rishtan, Margilan

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An exciting cultural 2-day tour to Fergana Valley is a tour for those who are willing to learn more about the culture of this picturesque region of fertile plains and Uzbek traditional crafts. In the Fergana Valley, you will visit Rishtan, the homeland of pottery, wool carpets craftsmen who pass secrets of their ingenuity for generations; Kokand with its Royal Palace, madrasahs and mosques; Margilan – a traditional silk producing center which is still on high demand all over the world.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – Kokand – Oq er – Fergana
 
At 07:00 transfer to the Tashkent train station. Take the train departing to Kokand at 08:05 (Alternative transport is available, see below). Arrive in Kokand at 12:16. Meet your guide and driver and start sightseeing tour in Ferghana Valley. Visit the Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Jami Mosque and Norbut-biy Madrasah. Drive to Ok Yer village to the house of craftsman Bakhrom-aka to visit a traditional Kyrgyz family manufacturing wool carpets. After, drive to Fergana city (80 km) to visit Akhmad Al-Fergani Park. Overnight at the hotel.
Alternative transportation is a car with a driver; the road takes 6 hours and lies through Kamchik Mountain Pass.
Day 2: Fergana – Rishtan – Margilan – Tashkent
 
In the morning, drive from Fergana to Rishtan to the house of a well-known ceramic master Rustam Usmanov whose works are exhibited on world exhibitions. Enjoy a pottery workshop and have a look at ceramic collection in a small museum. Drive to Margilan and visit Said Akhmad-Khoja Madrasah. Today, madrasah is a home to a number of craftsmen producing handmade carpets and silk. Have a walk on traditional market and continue to Yodgorlik Silk factory to see the production process of silk with traditional Ikat patterns. If it is Thursday or Sunday, visit Kumtepa Bazaar, the largest market in Fergana Valley. At 15:20 transfer to Margilan railway station. Take the train to Tashkent at 16:20. Arrive in Tashkent at 21:25. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel or location. End of the tour.
Alternatively, the road back to Tashkent can be driven; you will return around 19.00.

 

  • All transfers by sedan type car;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guide;
  • Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  • Business/Economy-class tickets for trains Tashkent – Kokand and Margilan – Tashkent as per option.
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Travel insurance.

 

Accommodation:

Economy Option
Comfort Option
Fergana - 1 night
Club 777 Asia Fergana

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