Sufi Tour in Uzbekistan8 Days | Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara

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More about Sufism

Learn about Uzbekistan’s illustrious history as a center of Sufism. Start in the center of Tashkent, with the Khast-Imam Complex and one of the oldest Qurans in the world. Make some stops outside of Tashkent for mausoleums of important religious figures, before heading to Bukhara, one of the holiest cities in Uzbekistan. The itinerary in Bukhara includes the mausoleums of a number of influential religious figures and leaders. Continue to Samarkand, a glittering metropolis with an intense spiritual energy. Take in the monumental sights of this city, while also taking time to revel in the peace and tranquility of the quieter spots. Finish back in Tashkent, and return home with a deeper understanding of the Sufi history of Uzbekistan and the spiritual side of Central Asia.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrive in Tashkent
 
Arrive in Tashkent. 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 Square, Amir 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 Madrasah, Ulugbek 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 Matrudi, Bibi-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 Afrosiyob train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Arrival at 19:10, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – departure
 
Check out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
  • All transfers 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan type car; 8-13 pax by 20 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;
  • Business/Economy-class ticket for train Samarkand-Tashkent as per option;
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa;
  • Starting 8 persons English speaking tour leader from Advantour;
  • Starting 10 persons +1 person travels free of charge accommodated in single room.
  • 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;
  • Personal travel insurance.

 

Accommodation:

Economy Option
Comfort Option
Tashkent - 2 nights
Ichan Qala, Sharq or similarMiran, City Palace or similar
Bukhara - 3 nights
As-Salom, K.Komil or similarOmar Khayam, Asia Bukhara or similar
Samarkand - 2 nights
City, Billuri Sitora or similarSultan, Platan or similar

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