Fruit picking in Uzbekistan
Visited cities: Tashkent-Samarkand-Bukhara-Tashkent
Standart price per person: 900
Tour description:This unique tour will introduce you pearl of Uzbekistan with master classes on ceramic work, on paper making, national meal-PLOV cooking and fruit picking.
Fruit picking is a popular activity in Uzbekistan, both among the locals and tourists alike. Many farms across the country offer fruit picking opportunities to visitors. Uzbek fruits have sweet taste and beautiful colors. In some Central Asian countries and Russia, fruits from Uzbekistan are famous and sold at a high price. You can get such fruits easily from greengrocers or supermarkets throughout the year, but it tastes especially delicious if you pick by yourself in a natural setting. During August-October, grapes, apples, peaches, melons and watermelon are in season. Why don’t you try fruit-picking in the countryside in Uzbekistan?
- Memorial Complex of Al Bukhari – the author of the second Holy Book of Muslim World – “Al Jomi As Sakhikh” referred to as the most authoritative collection of Hadiths;
- Holy Koran of Khalif Osman, the unique and most completely conserved ancient example of Holy Koran in the World.
- Registan Square - The three madrasahs of the Registan are: the Ulugh Beg Madrasah (1417–1420), the Tilya-Kori Madrasah (1646–1660) and the Sher-Dor Madrasah (1619–1636);
- Master classesin Samarkand and in Bukhara;
- Fruit picking at farms in Tashkent and Bukhara
DAY 1 Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at the airport. Accommodation at Hotel. Dinner at the Hotel. Overnight in Tashkent.
DAY 2 Tashkent
Breakfast at the Hotel. Sightseeing Tashkent with: Madrassah and Mosque Barak Khan, Ensemble of Shaykhantur, Kaffal Al-Shashi mausoleum, Complex Hast Imam(Visit Museum of the Holy Qur’an of Hazrat Usman Gani), Mustaqillik Square.
Visit Kukeldash Madrasah, centre of Muslum education.(Today the restored madrasas is the current madrasah and fulfills its direct functions: live here and train students.) Shopping in “Samarkand Darvaza” Mall. After lunch transfer to the farm in Parkent district of Tashkent region for picking grapes. You can enjoy with picking delicious white and black grapes and test them after washing. Back drive to Tashkent and dinner at national restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
DAY 3 Samarkand
Early breakfast at the hotel. Check-out. 07:00 - Departure to Samarkand by speed train “Afrasiab”. Arrival to Samarkand. Accommodation at the Hotel. Sightseeing Tour in Samarkand: Gur Emir mausoleum (14-15 cc.), Registan square (15-17 cc.), Observatory of Ulugbek (XVc .) Lunch at local guesthouse.
Master Class – Visit Samarkand Paper Mill “Konigil”.Here, as many centuries ago, one can see with his own eyes the process of producing the famous Samarkand paper in accordance with the old recreated technology.(Samarkand used to produce best mulberry paper in Silk Road countries—the better then China —that is considered the birthplace of papermaking.)
18:00 – Show program “El-Merosi”with national costume and tradition. Dinner at Restaurant “Platan” Overnight in Samarkand.
DAY 4 Samarkand
Breakfast at the Hotel. 09:00 – Continue of city tour in Samarkand with Mausoleum Shakhi-Zinda (11-20 cc.) — the grave of Kusam, son of Abbas — the cousin of Prophet Mukhammed, Bibi Khanum mosque (15 c.). Shopping at Oriental bazaar “Siyab”. Lunch at local guest house. After lunch departure to the farm near Samarkand for picking apples.
Master Class:You can enjoy with picking delicious green and red apples and test them after washing. Apples in Samarkand are famous with its test and smell. Back to Samarkand city. The dinner. Overnight in Samarkand.
DAY 5 Samarkand-Bukhara
Breakfast at the Hotel. 09:00 - Transfer to Bukhara by road (268 km). On the road visit the grave of Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari (collector of khadis «Al-Jami as-Sahih»)(You may pray at the Mosque.).
On the way to Bukhara stop at cotton field and enjoy the view. You can try to picking cottons. (Cotton production in Uzbekistan is important to the national economy of the country. Uzbekistan is the 6th largest producer and the 2nd largest exporter of cotton in the world. Cotton's nickname in Uzbekistan is "white gold" (oq oltin)).
12:00 –Arrival to Gijduvan City (3 hours’) to see the local villages.
Master class:Gijduvan Ceramics Workshop (approx. 30 mins) 12:30 Lunch at the Ceramic House. Transfer to Bukhara city. Arrival to Bukhara and accommodation to the hotel. City tour in Bukhara: Lyabi Hauz with Khonaka Nadir Divanbegi Madrassah, Kukeldash Madrassah (16-17 cc.). 18:00 - Dinner with dance show program in Nadir Divan-Beghi Madrassah. Overnight in Bukhara.
DAY 6 Bukhara - Tashkenrt
Breakfast at the Hotel. City tour in Bukhara: Madrassah Mir-i-Arab (16 c.This madrasah is considered one of the most interesting monuments of Bukhara, and is still an acting institution, where future imams and religious mentors receive their education.), active mosque Poi Kalon (16 c), Minaret Kalon (1127 y), , Imamu Tarikatti Shakh Mukhammad Bahau-d Din An Nakshbandi al-Uvaysi al Bukhari (the founder of "nakshbandiya" branch).You will visit graves of this people and talk with their followers, listen to mystic stories about them. :"Ark" fortress - the winter residence of Bukhara emirs (rulers), Samanid's Mausoleum (10 c),Chasma Ayub Mosque (12-16 cc),
Master Class:making national meal PALOV and have a lunch at house with local familyAfter Lunch Shopping at Silk market (Tim Abdulakhana(16 c.), jewellery market or carpets market. Transfer to the domestic airport. Departure to Tashkent by air. Arrival to Tashkent. Check-in at the hotel and rest. Free time. Overnight in Tashkent.
DAY 7 Tashkent
Transfer to the International Airport in Tashkent. Departure.End of tour.