Trip Code: 0002

The guide and driver meet the guests at hotel in Bukhara.

Bukhara, one of the most ancient cities of Central Asia, has a 2500-year-old history. Bumichkat “New Castle”, Al Madina as-sufriyya “Copper City”, Madinat at-tujjor “City of Traders”, Foxira “Honorable City” are some the names given to this unique city.

ITINERARY & DETAILS

Day 1: Bukhara

The sightseeing in Bukhara city:

Labi Hauz Complex (“The edge of the pond” from Persian) constructed by Nadir Divan Begi, The Grand Vizier of Bukhara, around 1620.

Suzani embroidery centre—is an embroidery art popular in Central Asian regions. The name Suzani is translated from Persian as “needle work”. This type of art kept its position in folk domestic life up to nowadays and subdivided into several independent branches. One can find in workshop cushion covers, table runners, bed covers and so on. All the materials used for embroidery are natural and they are colored with natural dyes, which gives a bright and unforgettable look to every piece.

Poi Kalon complex (“The foot of tall” in Uzbek) from XII-XVI centuries. Consisting of mosque, madrassah and minaret, one of the great centre of trade and scholarship along the Silk Road. The beauty of the minaret amazed Genghis Khan (Temuchin or Temujin)

Bolo Hauz mosque (XVIII century)— it is a functioning Friday mosque from XVIII century and consists of reservoir, mosque and minaret.

The Citadel Ark (I-XX centuries)— the construction of the citadel is dated to beginning of the 1st millennium BC. During the history the fortress has been destroyed several times but has been restored again. All buildings of the citadel have been reconstructed mainly during the XVIII-XX centuries.

Silk carpet factory— the guests have the opportunity to see the full process of carpet making from the very beginning to the end. In this workshop the masters make carpets to recreate old designs, develop new patterns of good quality carpets and renew the technology of their production.

Day 2: Bukhara

The sightseeing in Bukhara city:

Naqshbandi Sufism complex— Islamic saint Bakhauddin Naqshband, the famous Asian philosopher and Sufi, the founder of a Sufi order which was later named Naqshbandi, lived in XIV century. He became patron saint and the complex is the holiest site in Bukhara. He made 32 times the Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca and local people consider this place as little Mecca.

The summer palace of Bukhara’s emirs— the palace was built in 1911 for the last emir, Amir Alim Khan, the building compound elements of both Russian and traditional Bukharan architecture.

Included:

English speaking guide

Entrance fees according to the itinerary

Sightseeing tour

Ground A/C transport on 2 nd day

Not included:

Meals

Gratuity/Tips for guide/drivers

Personal travel insurance

Prices:

1-person— 230

2-persons— 115

3-persons— 100

4-persons— 80

Prices are for 2021 in US$ per person

Your Samaria Travel team in Central Asia.