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Shakhrisyabz, Uzbekistan

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Shakhrisabz day trip from Samarkand

1. Shakhrisabz day trip from Samarkand

After meeting and point, drive to Shahrisabz, the birthplace of Amir Timur situated in the beautiful yet rugged Zerafshan valley. Along the way we pass cotton plantations which form one of the Largest sources of income for Uzbekistan. In Shahrisabz we explore the town’s famous monuments including - the Kök Gumbaz Masjid, - Hazrat-i-Imam Complex and - Dor-ut-Tilavat Ensemble. We also visit - Aq Saray Palace from where stunning views of the surrounding area can be enjoyed. In the evening we drive back by road to the great city of Samarqand, jewel of Central Asia and one of the key trading centres along the ancient Silk Route.

Bukhara-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand One Day Trip

2. Bukhara-Shakhrisabz-Samarkand One Day Trip

We will pick you up from Bukhara, visit Shakhrisabz and drop you off in your hotel, accommodation or airport / railway in Samarkand. By request this tour can be done in the opposite direction. Route: Bukhara - Shakhrisabz - Takhtakaracha Pass - Samarkand Duration: Bukhara - Shakhrisabz ± 5 hours (270 kms). Shakhrisabz - Samarkand ± 2 hours (80 kms) Departure: Bukhara(hotel/airport/railway station) Description: Departure from Bukhara (the time can be customized by request of travellers). We are heading towards Shakhrisabz from Bukhara. We will go through deserts (the deserts of Central Asia are not like Arab deserts) and across the steppe. Along the way, you can see a natural reserve from afar. On the road you can see huge amount of oil refineries and gas production companies. Only a person from the outside can smell the gas that local people have long been adapted. Arrival in Shakhrisabz. - Shakhrisabz: Tamerlane's hometown where by his order was built the largest residence in Central Asia from which today remain only the ruins of a huge entrance portal. - Aksaray Residence - Dorut Tilovat Complex (the mausoleum of Tamerlane's mentor and father) - Dorus Saodat Complex (the mausoleum of Tamerlane's beloved son) - Crypt of Tamerlan. The place where Timur himself also should have been buried, but sudden death forced the heirs to be buried in Samarkand, but Timur prepared a crypt for himself that has still been preserved but without burial. Lunch (extra, by request we can arrange it by 12 usd per person. Salads, 1st meal, 2nd meal and desserts, season fruits, tea, water and bread) Depart from Shakhrisabz. - Takhtakaracha Pass: stop for Panoramic view from ±1600 m. In addition you can see many restaurants here that cook only lamb on clay ovens which is a local traditional dish and was a favorite food of Tamerlan . Arrival in Samarkand (hotel/airport/railway station).

From Samarkand: Shahrisabz Private Day Tour

3. From Samarkand: Shahrisabz Private Day Tour

Take a private tour out to Shahrisabz to check out the archaeology, culture, and history of the rural mountain area. Pass vineyards, and farms, then hills, and finally reach the mountains. Not many tourists explore this part of the world, so you’ll have a rare opportunity. Visit several historical places, and hear all about them from your private guide. Ride out in a private, air-conditioned car. Customize your private tour and take around a half day for this tour and the rest of the day is yours. Round-trip transport is provided for ease. Stop at the Palace Complex of Ak-Saray, the Kok-Gumbaz Mosque, and Dorut Tilovat. See the Statue of Amir Timur and take in the views of the rural mountain area.

From Samarkand: Shakhrisabz Private Tour via Devil's Plateau

4. From Samarkand: Shakhrisabz Private Tour via Devil's Plateau

Dive into the history of the legendary ruler Amir Temur on this private tour to Shakhrisabz from Samarkand. Marvel at the mysterious Devil's Plateau, or Shaitan Zhiga, then explore Shakhrisabz's highlights with your guide. After pickup in Samarkand, begin to drive toward Shakhrisabz with your guide. On the way, pass through Shaitan Zhiga, known in English as the Devil's Plateau or Devil's Helmet. Be amazed by the granite blocks of colossal shapes, and find out about their mythology from your guide. Continue to Shakhrisabz, one of the oldest cities in Central Asia and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Upon arrival, visit Amir Temur's palace, Ak Saray. Admire the city's prime landmark and learn about the legendary tales of its construction. Next, take a walking tour of the ancient city. See the trade domes, the remains of ancient baths, well-preserved mosques, and more. On the way, take a look into the gallery of the artist-creator of the legendary Tamerlane Palace. From the gallery, move on to the memorial complex Dor-ut-Tilovat ("Place of Reading the Holy Quran"), built after the death of the outstanding religious figure, Shamsiddin Kulal. Hear about the founder of Sufism, Emir Taragai and Temur's spiritual mentor, and Bahauddin Naqshbandi. Afterward, continue to Dorus Siyadat, the ”Power Complex,“ where Tamerlane's son Jahangir was buried . Learn about the construction of a tomb for Temur's second son – the Mausoleum of Omar Sheikh — and discover Tamerlane's Crypt, where Temur was supposed to be buried. The final part of your excursion in Shakhrisabz will be a visit to the Hazrati Imam Mosque, next to the Dorus Siyadat complex. Admire the mosque's vaulted ceiling in the lobby and elaborate decoration. On returning to Samarkand, visit the historical and ethnographic park “Eternal City.” Walk along the embankment of the rowing canal, and discover the recreated concept of a "caravanserai" showcasing the work of artists and artisans. The tour concludes with drop-off wherever you like in Samarkand.

Samarkand: Private Day Tour to Shahrisabz of Amir Timur

5. Samarkand: Private Day Tour to Shahrisabz of Amir Timur

Take a private tour out to Shahrisabz to check out the archaeology, culture, and history of the rural mountain area. Pass vineyards, and farms, then hills, and finally reach the mountains. Not many tourists explore this part of the world, so you’ll have a rare opportunity. Visit several historical places, and hear all about them from your private guide. Ride out in a private, air-conditioned car. Customize the tour to suit your interests. Take around a half day for this tour and the rest of the day is yours. Round-trip transport is provided for ease.

Shakhrisabz one day trip from Samarkand

6. Shakhrisabz one day trip from Samarkand

Embark on a captivating day trip to Shahrisabz, the native town of Amir Timur, renowned as the "green city." Revel in a picturesque 90-minute drive through a stunning mountain pass, adorned with charming villages. Explore historical landmarks like the Ak Saray (white palace), Dorus Saodat Complex, Dorut Tilavat Complex, Kok Gumbaz Mosque, and ancient national applied arts during your visit. For those seeking an extra touch of adventure, partake in a brief mountain trek or leisurely stroll through the lively local Bazaar.

9 Days Private Guided Tour to Uzbekistan

7. 9 Days Private Guided Tour to Uzbekistan

------------- Itinerary Day 1: TASHKENT Wellcome to Uzbekistan! The driver will pick up all travelers from the International airport in Tashkent and transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel. Breakfast at the hotel. 9:00 Meet the guide at the lobby. Full day excursion program in Tashkent. You will visit Amir Timur Square, Amir Temur Museum, Khast Imam Square, Kukeldash Madrasah and Chorsu bazaar. Transfer to the hotel. Resting time. Overnight at the hotel. Day 2: TASHKENT-KHIVA Breakfast at the hotel. 06:00 Transfer to Tashkent airport. 07:00 flight Tashkent-Urganch. 8.30 Arrival in Urganch. The driver and guide will meet you in Urganch airport. Transfer to Khiva. 9.30 Arrival in Khiva. Full day excursion program in Khiva. you will visit Itchan Kala. Transfer to the hotel. Resting time. Overnight at the hotel. Day 3: KHIVA-BUKHARA Breakfast at the hotel. 10:00 Transfer to Khiva railway station. 11:10 train Khiva-Bukhara by regular train. By the way you will enjoy the view of the the Great Silk route Road. 18.14 Arrival in Bukhara. The driver will meet you in Bukhara train station. Transfer to the hotel. Leisure/ free time. Overnight. Day 4: BUKHARA Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 Meet the guide at the lobby. Full day excursion program in Bukhara. you will visit Lyab-i-Hauz ensemble, Nodir Devon Begi Madrasah, Moschea Bolo-khauz, Ark of Bukhara, Maghak-i 'Attari Mosque, Trading Domes and Chasma Ayub Mausoleum. Transfer to the hotel. Leisure/ free time. Overnight. Day 5: BUKHARA - SAMARKAND Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 Meet the guide at the lobby. Full day excursion program in Bukhara. You will visit Great Minaret of the Kalon, Poi Kalyan Mosque, Mir-i-Arab Madrasa, Chor-Minor and Ulugbek Madrasah. 15:00 transfer to Bukhara railway station. 15:46 Train Bukhara-Samarkand. 17:29 Arrival in Samarkand. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. Overnight. Day 6: SAMARKAND - SHAKHRISABZ - SAMARKAND Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 Meet the guide at the lobby. Transfer to Shakhrisabz by 90 minute drive along picturesque mountain. Once there visit the Ak Saray (white palace), Dorus Saodat Complex, Dorut Tilavat Complex, Kok Gumbaz Mosque during your visit. Transfer to Samarkand. Overnight at the hotel. Day 7: SAMARKAND-TASHKENT Breakfast in the hotel. 09:00 Meet the guide at the lobby. Full day excursion program in Samarkand. You will visit Gur Emir Mausoleum, Registan, Bibi Khanym Mosque, Siyob Bazaar, The Shah-i-Zinda Ensemble and Ulugh Beg Observatory. 18:00 transfer to Samarkand railway station. 18:32 Train Samarkand-Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel. Overnight. Day 8: TASHKENT-CHIMGAN MOUNTAIN Breakfast in the hotel. 08:00 Meet the guide at the lobby. Travel to the Chimgan mountains, the route enjoys beautiful mountain views and local community life. Transfer to hotel in Tashkent. Day 9: TASHKENT Free day. Transfer to the International Airport Tashkent. Thank you for travelling with us!

Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Bukhara One Day Trip

8. Samarkand - Shakhrisabz - Bukhara One Day Trip

Transfer between the cities of Bukhara and Samarkand. Make your usual transfer for an unforgettable tour through Shakhrisabz. At the same time, you will see deserts, steppes, and mountains. We will pick you up from Samarkand, visit Shakhrisabz and drop you off in your hotel, accommodation or airport / railway statio in Bukhara. By request this tour can be done in the opposite direction. Route: Samarkand - Takhtakaracha Pass - Shakhrisabz - Bukhara Duration: Samarkand - Shakhrisabz ± 2 hours (80 kms) Shakhrisabz - Bukhara ± 5 hours (270 kms). Description: Departure from Samarkand (the time can be customized by request of travellers). We are heading towards Shakhrisabz from Samarkand. - Takhtakaracha Pass: stop for Panoramic view from ±1600 m. In addition you can see many restaurants here that cook only lamb on clay ovens which is a local traditional dish and was a favorite food of Tamerlan. Arrival in Shakhrisabz. - Shakhrisabz: Tamerlane's hometown where by his order was built the largest residence in Central Asia from which today remain only the ruins of a huge entrance portal. - Aksaray Residence - Dorut Tilovat Complex (the mausoleum of Tamerlane's mentor and father) - Dorus Saodat Complex (the mausoleum of Tamerlane's beloved son) - Crypt of Tamerlan. The place where Timur himself also should have been buried, but sudden death forced the heirs to be buried in Samarkand, but Timur prepared a crypt for himself that has still been preserved but without burial. Lunch (extra, by request we can arrange it by 12 usd per person. Salads, 1st meal, 2nd meal and desserts, season fruits, tea, water and bread) Depart from Shakhrisabz. We will go through deserts (the deserts of Central Asia are not like Arab deserts) and across the steppe. Along the way, you can see a natural reserve from afar. On the road you can see huge amount of oil refineries and gas production companies. Only a person from the outside can smell the gas that local people have long been adapted. Arrival in Bukhara (hotel/airport/railway station).

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Alim was a great guide - very thoughtful and interesting and excellent lunch. A superb excursion.

It was great to be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and historical landscape of Shahrisabz.