Best of Uzbekistan trips


 In the second half of the 14th century Silk Road came into the decadent stage. "Quartet" of the Mongol Empire was divided into a number of states in conflict with one another. Attempting Timur (Tamerlane) reunite major Eurasian trade routes within the state gave only a temporary effect. Developed in 1370-1380 Tamerlane's empire merchants following the road south again got protection. However, during the campaign against the Golden Horde in 1389-1395 Timur practically destroyed all trading cities and Black Sea Prikaspija why the northern road was abandoned. Descendants Timur could not hold in the future of a centralized state in Central Asia, so southern road and almost ceased to function.
 Sunset Silk Road connection, first of all, with the development of merchant shipping along the coasts of the Middle East, South and South-East Asia. In the 14-15 centuries sea trading became more attractive become dangerous overland caravan than ways: sea route from the Persian Gulf to China was about 150 days, while the path from karavannyj Tana (Azov) in Hanbalyk (Beijing) - 300; one ship to carry more cargo, and a very large caravan in one thousand pack animals.
 As a result of these geopolitical factors and geobusiness the 16th century Silk Road, finally ceased to exist. However, local segments Silk continued to operate even for a long time (for example, the caravan trade between Central Asia and China stopped only in the 18th century).
 Overall history of the Silk Road covers a time span of one and a half millennia.






Uzbekistan Tours: Tour 2009
Activity: Cultural tour
Destination: Uzbekistan
Duration: 10 days

First Day: After you met the flight at the airport the driver and the guide who takes you through Tashkent - the capital of Uzbekistan. Arriving in Tashkent will be able to sleep after a long flight. Sightseeing of the main attractions will be held after lunch. Today, you can know much about Uzbekistan and the capital.
Second day: After a good night's sleep will be served a hearty breakfast to give you energy, and have a wonderful day. Here to Samarkand (315 km, 5 hours) and hotel accommodation. Lunch is provided for 2 hours in a small hotel. Sightseeing: "Gur-Emir Mausoleum - the tomb of Tamerlan's (1415th C), which was built by Sultan Muhammad Temur, grandson, and three other tombs Temurids - sons of Temur - Miranshah and Shahruh and his grandson Ulugbek. Organized a lunch at the restaurant 19: 00 pm, where you'll be served a variety of Uzbek cuisine.'ll rest for a night while the local small hotel in a quiet part of Tashkent. guide - translator will tell you that most of our traditions and culture of the century.
Third Day: Breakfast is served from 9:00 to your hotel, where you can choose from several courses. Today, you can know much about Uzbekistan and the capital. On this day, you will visit the Bazaar SIAB tour and experience the best Samarkand bread and fruit, earth works and the museum of the ancient city of Afrosiab, the Mausoleum of Khodja. You have dinner at a local café, where you can book a table at 14:00. Free time to spend on leisure. National dinner is served to you in a small hotel at 19:00. Suddenly, one of the oldest cities in the world. The night in a hotel, where you will be able to have a relaxing, comfortable rooms.
4th day: After a good night's sleep will be served a hearty breakfast to give you energy, and have a wonderful day. Go Shakhrisabz - a unique monument of architecture and urban design (90 km, 1.5 hours). The time in Tashkent are just amazing, and be stamped in your memory. Lunch is provided for 2 hours in a small hotel. Tour Shakhrisabz: the ruins of the palace Ak-Saray "- the summer residence Tamerlan's, which shocked the imagination contemporarie. Golden Road in the historic town of Samarkand - Crossroads of cultures in the world. Lunch will be held at the restaurant 19: 00, where you'll be served various Uzbek cuisine.'ll rest for a night while the local small hotel in a quiet part of Tashkent.
5th Day: Breakfast is served from 9:00 to your hotel, where you can choose from several courses. The tour includes the transfer of a yurt camp Yangigazgan through the village (260 km, 4 hours). You'll be amazed by the Uzbek hospitality, and the habit of forgetting this time. The agreement is a traditional Kazakh yurt with all necessary equipment: shower, kitchen, etc. for dinner at a local café, where you can book a table at 14:00. Experience the sandy landscape, flora and fauna of the desert Kyzil Kum. In the evenings, they learn how to ride a camel. National dinner is served to you in a small hotel at 19:00. Suddenly becomes the traditional style of the Silk Road. The night in a hotel, where you will be able to have a relaxing, comfortable rooms.
Day 6: After a good night's sleep will be served a hearty breakfast to give you energy, and have a wonderful day. Tour Lake Aydarkul. Fishing, picnicking. The time in Tashkent are just amazing, and be stamped in your memory. Swimming. Lunch is provided for 2 hours in a small hotel. Go back to the yurts. Camel riding in the tour, or relax in the peaceful atmosphere of the desert. Lunch will be held at 19:00 at the restaurant, where you'll be served a variety of Uzbek cuisine. You rest for a night while the local small hotel in a quiet part of Tashkent.
7th Day: Breakfast is served from 9:00 to your hotel, where you can choose from several courses. The tour will be the driving Bukhara (270 km, 4 hours) through Nurata (the literal translation into English Persian Father "means" Nur-ota "Ray"). Guide - translator will tell you that most of our traditions and culture of the century. We're going to go to this tour, the popular canyon Sarmish. Along the way we see the stone gallery in the Bronze Age petroglyphs. You have dinner at a local café, where you can book a table at 14:00. This is - a lot of fun to feed and watch the fish. Free time to relax and go through the old streets of Bukhara. National dinner is served to you in a small hotel at 19:00. The night in a hotel, where you will be able to have a relaxing, comfortable rooms.
Day 8: After a good night's sleep will be served a hearty breakfast to give you energy, and have a wonderful day .. Sightseeing: Samanids mausoleum - the oldest brick in Central Asia, is a masterpiece of world architecture (c 910th), mausoleum Chashma Ayub, who belongs to the esteemed "places, traces" left by saints (14th c). Lunch is provided for 2 hours in a small hotel. You'll be amazed by the Uzbek hospitality, and the habit of forgetting this time. The legend says that if you work in the biblical prophets (Ayub) visited this place. Lunch will be held at 19:00 at the restaurant, where you'll be served a variety of Uzbek cuisine. You rest for a night while the local small hotel in a quiet part of Tashkent.
9th Day: Breakfast is served from 9:00 to your hotel, where you can choose from several courses. There will be a trip to Khiva through the Kyzyl-Kum desert along Caravan road (480 km, 5-7 hours). Check Khiva - the only "Museum under the open sky" in Central Asia, which is fully preserved to the present day. You have dinner at a local café, where you can book a table at 14:00. Today, you can know much about Uzbekistan and the capital. Accommodation at the hotel, which is within or near the "Icha-Kala" - which was written in the historical center of Khiva to the UNESCO World Heritage List. National dinner is served to you in a small hotel at 19:00. The night in a hotel, where you will be able to have a relaxing, comfortable rooms.
10th day: After a good night's sleep will be served a hearty breakfast to give you energy, and have a wonderful day. Sightseeing will be made around the complex architecture of the castle Khan - the inner citadel iChat-Kala (1617th Cc) .. Lunch is provided for 2 hours in a small hotel. Guide - translator will tell you that most of our traditions and culture of the century. The band consists of the smallest medressa Khiva minarets and the main platform with a height of 45 meters, and the highest observation posts in the city. Lunch will be held at 19:00 at the restaurant, where you'll be served a variety of Uzbek cuisine. Free leisure time. You rest for a night while the local small hotel in a quiet part of Tashkent.
11th Day: Breakfast is served from 9:00 to your hotel, where you can choose from several courses. Pass to Urgench airport (35 km, 30 minutes), the morning flight HY 1052 in Tashkent at 09:20. The time in Tashkent are just amazing, and be stamped in your memory. Arrival and accommodation in Tashkent at 10:50. You have dinner at a local café, where you can book a table at 14:00. City tour around Tashkent: "New Tashkent Television Tower" - the highest in Central Asia - 375 meters, "Memoirs of the victims of repression" - a memorial complex and museum. National dinner is served to you in a small hotel at 19:00. The night in a hotel, where you will be able to have a relaxing, comfortable rooms.
12th Day: Transfer to the airport after the control of the hotel.


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