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HOLIDAYS / EVENTS / FESTIVALS

This ancient land and melting pot of cultures is inhabited by people who enjoy the life and try to celebrate every aspect of life when possible.

The biggest and the most important celebration and holiday for Zoroastrians was Navruz – New Year. It was celebrated on 21st of March – the day of Vernal Equinox and symbolized the birth of the new year. Even the Arab invasion after which the total population was converted to Islam could not uproot the ancient traditions and it was celebrated though out the Islamic period. Only during soviet period the traditional holidays were banned and replaced by new soviet holidays.   After Uzbekistan gained independence and Uzbeks started returning to their old traditions and culture, Navruz is celebrated as the state holiday on grandiose scale every year. Every village, every town and city celebrates it with public celebrations and concerts. People visit their elders, families visit each other and various meals are prepared throughout the holiday week. In the countryside there are organized competitions of wrestlers, ram fights, cock fights and uloq, when horsemen compete and struggle for heavy carcass of the goat to show their brevity, strength and speed.

The sacred meal which is prepared specially for Navruz is called sumalak. It is cooked of wheat and there is involved a big group of people or several families as it is cooked in big cauldrons for several hours and after it is shared between all families. Sumalak is praised for being very healthy and energetic meal, very suitable for spring.

A very popular festival in Uzbekistan is held in Samarkand every two years and it is called  Sharq Taronalari – Melodies of the East. It is a festival of traditional  music with participants from more than 60 countries and the last week of August turns Registan Square in Samarkand into a stage for perfomances.
Another festival of the same popularity is Asrlar Sadosi – Echo of the Ages, the Festival of Traditional Cultures. It is held every year in a different province of Uzbekistan.

 

 

WELCOME TO CELEBRATE NAVRUZ IN UZBEKISTAN

 

Tour: Special cultural tour on NAVRUZ HOLIDAY
(Oriental NEW YEAR celebrated on 21st March)
TASHKENT- SAMARKAND-BUKHARA –KHIVA-TASHKENT
Duration Tour: 8 days \ 7 nights

                                                                      

Days

Destinations

Time

Itinerary

Photos

DAY 1
March 20

Tashkent

 

 

 

 

 

13:00

 

 

19:00

Flight to Tashkent by
Arrival at
Meeting at the airport of Tashkent by English speaking guide.
Accommodation in the hotel
Full day city tour. Visiting old part of the city: Chorsu bazaar, Kukeldash Madrasah, Khast Imam square.

Lunch at local restaurant.
Visiting new part of the city: Independence square, Amir Temur Museum, Alisher Navoi theatre, Amir Temur square etc.
Free time

Dinner at local restaurant.

 

DAY 2
March 21

Tashkent-Samarkand

07:00
08:00

13:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

20:00

 

Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to  Samarkand
Arriving. Accommodation at hotel.
Lunch at local restaurant
City tour in Samarkand mausoleum of Amir Temur And celebrating big cultural event NAVRUZ in world famous REGISTAN square. Participation in preparing traditional SUMALAK (which prepares all nigh) and KHALISA meals with local people in MAHALLYA (local community), going to the national concert shows and festivals, experience local customs.
Rest at the hotel
DINNER traditional with show and concert

Taking part in night feast of NAVRUZ holyday!

Transfer back to the hotel.

 

 


Holiday NAVRUZ

DAY 3
March 22

Samarkand

08:00
09:00

 

 

 

 

 

 

13:00

Breakfast at hotel
Sightseeing program of Samarkand
Mosque Bibi Khanum – The biggest Mosque ever built in Central Asia as gift from wife of Temerlame to her husband.
Siyab local bazzar-unique place where you can get acquainted with the life of Samarkand people.
Shahi - Zinda necropolises, a holy place and cemetery with graves of Temured’s dynasty and a grave of cousin of Prophet Muhamed.   
Observatory of Ulugbek – incredible construction of 15 century for studying astronomy.

Lunch tasting finaly the NAVRUZ Meals SUMALAK and KHALISA which prepared by local people during the night of NAVRUZ event
FREE TIME
Dinner

DAY 4
March
23

Samarkand- Bukhara

 

8:00
9:00

13:30

14:00

 

 

 

19:00

 

Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to Bukhara
Photo stops at cotton fields
Arriving.
Accommodation at the hotel
Lunch

Visiting summer Palace of last Emir of Bukhara

FREE TIME

 

Dinner at local restaurant

Short excursion of night Bukhara

Overnight at the hotel

 

DAY 5
March
24

Bukhara

08:00
09:00

 

 

 

 

14:00

 

 

 

18:00

Breakfast at hotel
Full day of city tour.
Visit to Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10c)-vault of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chor-Minor, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleums (14 c), Bukhara local bazaar.
Visit to Old Bukhara: Poli-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c) , Mosque (15c), functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Amir- Alim-Khan Madrassah (14c), Taqi (trading domes), Kukeldash Madrassah (16c),
Lunch at local restaurant
Lyab-i-Hauz (17c), Nadir Divanbegi (17c), Magoki Attari (16c), Ulug Beg (15c), Abdul Aziz (17c) Madrassahs;
Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c);
Free time at leisure
Dinner with national Folklor show for NAVRUZ and show of national clothes at Nodir Devonbegi madrassah and celebration of NAVRUZ

 


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DAY 6
March
25

Bukhara-Khiva

08:00
09:00

 

 

14:00

Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to Khiva

Photo stop near the biggest river in Central Asia Amudarya (Oxus).

Lunch in one of Oasis in the middle of Karakum desert.
Arriving to Khiva
Accommodation at Hotel.
Free time at leisure
 
Dinner in the hotel

DAY 7
March
26

Khiva-Tashkent

08:00
09:00

 

 

 

 

13:00

Breakfast at hotel
Full day city tour of Khiva.
Visit to the oldest part of the city – Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan(19c) Madrassah, Islam Khodja Minaret; Palvan-Kari complex, Abd Al Bobo complex(18c), Rafanek Madrassah, Mohammed Rakim Khan  (19 c), Amir-Tur Madrassah, Sho-I-Kalandar Bobo Mausoleum 
Lunch at national house. Getting aquanted with uzbek family and tasting Uzbek dishes.
Continuing city tour:
Mazary Sharif Madrassah, Kheivak  well (10c), Uch Avlioli («three saints») Mausoleum, Jami Mosque(18c), Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum,
Free time at leisure
Dinner national house getting aquanted with local life
Night flight to Tashkent
ACCOMODATION AT HOTEL

 

DAY 7
March
27

Tashkent

 

Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to airport for flight HY-…..
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Services included in main tour price:   Services excluded in main tour price:
  • Double accommodation with breakfast
  • Transport service all over tour by luxury air conditioned transport
  • Portages charge at airports and hotels Tips at the airports and hotels
  • Uzbek Visa support ( free of charge)
  • Unlimited Bottle of mineral water
  • OPTIONAL services for your choice;
  • Local flight Urgench – Tashkent

      Tashkent: Tickets for performance in Alisher Navoi Theatre,
Visiting Christian churches,
Cup of Tea at Tashkent TV tower restaurant
Tashkent zoo and botanic garden.
Any museums of Tashkent
And much more
Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent : Decussating of local wines of local factories, all museums, theatres,  taking part in national holydays, parties and customs / Traditions. Visiting Uzbek families, Schools, medical institutions, bazaars, archives of ancient books, libraries and much much more.

Presents from Roxana Tour
 
  • Airfare due to the program (international)
  • All optional deviations from the main itinerary
  • Meals (lunches and dinners)
  • Photo-and video charges
  • All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation / accident insurance
  • Tips to the guides and drivers

 

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