Uzbekistan Sufi Tour from Dubai8 Days | Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara

Uzbekistan Sufi Tour from Dubai

More about Sufism

A Sufi tour of Uzbekistan from Dubai is a kind of pilgrimage to the holy places where the great Sufis of the East lived and preached. You will start your journey from Tashkent, where the Hast-Imam religious center is located and the authentic Quran of Caliph Osman, written in the 7th century, is kept. Then you will go to Bukhara, which is also known as the "city of a thousand mosques". Here you will visit the most famous mosques and mausoleums, which are many hundreds of years old. You will also drive through several holy places in the vicinity of Bukhara, where the most famous saints of Uzbekistan are buried. Pilgrims from all over Uzbekistan and neighboring Muslim countries come here every year. The last point of your trip will be Samarkand! Here you will visit the magnificent monuments of the Middle Ages and the famous necropolis of Shahi-Zinda, where the cousin of the Prophet Muhammad, Kusam ibn Abbas, is buried. A Sufi tour of Uzbekistan from Dubai is the best way to learn more about the role of Islam and its spread in Central Asia.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Tashkent from Dubai
Arrive in Tashkent from Dubai (4 hours flight) in the morning. You will be met by our driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon.
Later proceed for sightseeing tour in Tashkent. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imam Complex, where you will see Barak-khan MadrasahMausoleum of Abubakr Kaffal Shashi , Museum of Koran where the original VII century Osman Quran written on a deer skin is preserved. Also visit Mausoleum of Sheikh Zainiddin-bobo. Continue to Zangiata Complex, pilgrimage place for Tashkent and Tashkent region citizens. Also during the day visit Chorsu Bazaar, one of the main bazaars of Tashkent and modern sights of Tashkent such as Independence SquareAmir Timur Square. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Day 2: Tashkent – Bukhara
Transfer to local airport in Tashkent. Morning flight to Bukhara, holy land of 7000 saints. Upon arrival you will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Leave your luggage at the hotel. Check in at noon. Start pilgrimage to Seven Sufi scholars burial places, all of them are located in outskirts of Bukhara. Visit the tomb of Abduholiq Gijduvaniy (1103-1179) located in the town of Gijduvan (40 km away from Bukhara). Continue to the tomb of the fourth apprentice of Abduholiq Gijduvaniy Khoja Muhammad Orif Ar Revgariy known as Hazrat Khoja Orif Mohitobon (died in 1259). This holy site is located in the district of Shofirkon 50-60 km from the centre of Bukhara. Continue to the burial site of Hodja Mahmud Anjir Fagnaviy (died in 1286). Continue to Mausoleum of Khoja Ali Rometaniy located in Rometan district. He was the apprentice of Khoja Mahmud Anjir Fagnaviy (died in 1310, in some sources in 1321). Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of visits: 7-8 hours
Day 3: Bukhara
Continue pilgrimage with a visit to burial place of Khoja Mukhammad Boboyi Samosiy (1259-1354), an apprentice of Hodja Ali Rometaniy. The next holy site is the tomb of Hazreti Said Mir Kulol (1287-1370). The last pilgrimage place is the holiest ensemble of Bukhara, the burial place of Hazrati Bakhouddin Naqshbandi – the founder of Naqshbandiya Order, located in the village of Qasri Orifon. Then continue to Chor-Bakr Necropolis, a complex located in Sumiton village. Return to Bukhara. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of visits: 6-7 hours
Day 4: Bukhara
City tour in Bukhara: visit Lyabi-Khauz ComplexKalyan Mosque and Kalyan Minaret and Miri-Arab MadrasahUlugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahArk FortressSamani dynasty Mausoleum, Chor-Minor Madrasah, Bolo-Khauz Mosque. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing: 4-5 hours
Day 5: Bukhara – Khartang – Samarkand
In the morning transfer to Samarkand (290 km, 4 h.*). En route visit the Memorial Complex of Abu Abdulloh Mukhammad ibn Ibrohim ibn al Mugiyra ibn Bardazbeh al Juafiy Al-Bukhari. Continue to holy place which is a few kilometers away from this complex, the burial place of Hazrat Makhdumi A'zam Dahbediy (1461-1542), a Sufi philosopher, and a descendent of Hazrat Ali. Arrive in Samarkand and check in to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
*The road on vans and buses is on average an hour longer.
Day 6: Samarkand
In the morning visit Complex Khoja Akhrar Vali, Khoja al Mansoor al MatrudiBibi-Khanum MosqueShakhi-Zinda Necropolis, where you can visit the tomb of Qusam ibn Abbas, continue to Hazrat Hyzr Mosque. In the afternoon visit magnificent Registan Square, the noblest square in Central Asia, Ulugbek Observatory, and Siab Bazaar. End the sightseeing tour with a visit to Gur-Emir Mausoleum – the graveyard of Tamerlane and Timurids. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing: 6-7 hours
Day 7: Samarkand – Tashkent
Free day in Samarkand, enjoy sites of Samarkand on your own, car with a driver at your disposal.
At 16:15 transfer to train station. Take the high-speed train, Afrosiyob, departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Arrival at 19:10, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – Dubai
Check out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to the airport. Depart Tashkent to Dubai. End of Uzbekistan Sufi Tour from Dubai.
  • All transfers 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan type car; 8-13 pax by 30 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 40-50 seat bus; 
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides;
  • Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Bukhara;
  • Ticket for train Samarkand-Tashkent (on rare occasions when the high-speed train is unavailable, we will replace this with the most-comfortable class of regular train);
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa.
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  • Tips are not included, but would be appreciated;
  • Personal travel insurance.


Economy Option
Comfort Option
Tashkent - 2 nights
Ateca, Navruz, Praga, Grand CapitalWyndham Tashkent, Courtyard by Marriot, Hampton by Hilton, Mercure
Bukhara - 3 nights
Minzifa, K.Komil, Bibikhanum, Amulet, As-Salom, Fatima, Kavsar or similarParadise Plaza, Omar Khayam, Minor, Asia Bukhara, Zargaron Plaza or similar
Samarkand - 2 nights
Usman, Meros, Asia Samarkand or similarDilimah, Royal, Sultan, Grand Samarkand Superior, Grand Samarkand, Platan or similar

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