SIN/KUL SQ116 1640/1740
KUL/TAS HY552 2200/0300+1
Assemble at Changi International Airport for your flight to Tashkent via Kuala Lumpur.
TAS/UGC HY51 0715/0855
Transfer to domestic airport for the flight to Urgench. On arrival, transfer to Khiva by coach and check-in at hotel for a short rest. After lunch, there will be a walking tour around Khiva. Khiva is the museum under the open sky. We will also visit the inner town Ichan-Qala to see the Kalta Minor, Kunya Ark, Madrassah Rakhimkhon and Mausoleum of PakhlavanMakhmud – the religious center of Ichan-Qala. It was formed around the tomb of Khiva’s patron Pakhlavan-Mahmud (1247 – 1326) who was a poet, philosopher and wrestler. Then, we will visit Islam Khodja minaret to enjoy the view of whole ancient Khiva.
After breakfast, board on the train heading towards Bukhara, where hundreds mosques, madrassas, bazaars and caravanserais from the 9th to the 17th centuries are preserved. Upon arrival in Bukhara meet and transfer to the hotel for rest. Enjoy free time and walking night city tour.
Today commence on a city tour of Bukhara. Bukhara is located on the Silk Road which has buildings spanning a thousand years of history. This city has been the center of trade, religion, scholarship and culture for a very long time. Visit the Samanides Mausoleum, one of the most elegant structures in Central Asia. It is the mausoleum of Ismail Samani, the founder of the Samanid dynasty. Next, proceed to ChashmaAyub which is built over a spring named ‘Spring of Job’. Legend says that Job struck his staff here and a spring appeared. Inside, you will be able to drink from the spring and check out exhibits on the town’s ancient waterworks. Continue to Minaret Kalon, one of the most prominent landmarks in the city. This evening, dinner will be held at the Uzbek National House.
After breakfast, proceed to Samarkand, the second largest city in Uzbekistan and is most noted for its central position in the Silk Road. It sits at 710m above sea level and in 2001, UNESCO inscribed this 2750 years old city in the World Heritage List. Upon arrival in Samarkand, embark on a city tour of Samarkand. Visit the Registan Square. Registan, which means Sandy Place in Persian, is the centerpiece of the city and also one of the most spectacular sights in Central Asia. Within the Registan itself, visit the three medresehs namely the UlughbekMedreseh, Shir-DorMedreseh and the Tilla-Kori Medreseh. Each of these three medresehs is built at a different time with its own unique purpose, history and architecture.
Today, we will be having a full day tour of Samarkand. Visit the Ulughbek Observatory, an observatory built by Ulughbek, a Timurid ruler in the 15th century who was also a famous astronomer. Next, visit the Bibi-Khanym Mosque, a famous historical mosque whose name comes from the wife of the 14th century Warlord Timur. According to traveler in the 15th century, 90 elephants were captured to carry precious stones to erect this mosque. Proceed to Sieb Market for some shopping. After lunch, visit the Shakhi-Zindeh complex. It is one of the well-known necropolis in Central Asia. Shakhi-Zindeh which means “The Living King” in Persian was formed over nine centuries and now has more than twenty buildings which includes mausoleums and other ritual buildings. Next, visit the Guri Emir Mausoleum. This magnificent structure that began its construction in the 15th century, occupies an important place in the history of Islamic architecture as the model for the Taj Mahal in India. It is also the tomb of the great Tamerlane. Back to Tashkent by train.
Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan is one of the ancient city appeared on the cross of the Great Silk Road from China to Europe. It is the largest and one of the oldest cities of Central Asia, an economic heart of the region and a major cultural center. After breakfast, a full-day excursion tour will be conducted visiting the Khast Imam Square, where relics of the Muslim world are collected and it is the religious center of Tashkent and a place of worship for Muslim pilgrims. Khast Imam is located in the old Tashkent city, within blocks of small mud houses. Barak-Khan (XVI century), Tilla-Sheikh Mosque (XIX century), Mausoleum of St. KaffalShashi (XV century) and Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari, where future preachers are taught. A rich library of oriental manuscripts is also located there, the world famous Koran of Caliph Osman has been preserved here. Ottoman Koran is known as the primary source of Islam holy book that was written in the middle of VII century period. Visit the NavoiTheater Square. This theater is also built under the direction of the same architect that directed the construction of Lenin’s Mausoleum in Moscow. Next, visit “Broadway”, a walking street with artists, souvenirs, eating places, city fountains and modern monuments.
After breakfast, drive to Chimgan. Over here, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the mountain ranges and the river valleys. You may also want to try out activities such as horse riding, building a snowman or have snowball fights! We will be having lunch on the mountains. After that, view the beautiful scenery of the Pskem water reserve and Charvak Lake before returning back to Tashkent.
TAS/KUL HY553 2300/0930 +1
After breakfast, free at leisure to rest or make some last minute shopping. Transfer to airport for the flight back to Singapore via Kuala Lumpur.
KUL/SIN SQ5117 1430/1530
Arrive in Singapore in the evening with fond memories of a wonderful tour in Uzbekistan.
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|Time Difference||Uzbekistan is 3 hours behind Singapore.|
|Passport||An international passport with a minimum validity of six months from the date of departure is required.|
|VISAS||For Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia passport holders, visas are not required for entry into Uzbekistan. However, for other nationalities, kindly check with our office or the embassies directly.|
|Travel Insurance||Travel insurance is highly recommended by us. It covers unforeseen circumstances such as delays, baggage loss, personal accidents, injuries or illnesses. Please approach our staff for your complete insurance needs.|
|Itinerary subject to changes||Itinerary & order of sightseeing tours may be reshuffled due to unforeseen circumstances.|