Review and description
A trip to Uzbekistan wouldn’t be complete without knowledge of Uzbekistan craftsmanship. Some kinds of crafts had been developed since medieval times, some of them originated at present time.
Every region has its own specific craft. You will see leather processing and leather products in Surkhandarya region, carpet weaving in Samarkand region, metal chasing and gold embroidery in Bukhara region and etc.
There is ceramic production in every region but it is different: Rishtan and Gijduvan ceramics have their own traditions, technologies, colour and shape.
We will be acquainted with these and many other types of crafts combined with magnificent historical monuments during our tour which will make it full and impressive.
Specialization: cultural ethnographical tourism.
Tour duration: 13 days – 12 nights.
Cities of visit: Tashkent (1 night) – Termez (3 nights) – Shakhrisabz (1 night) – Samarkand (2 nights) – Bukhara (2 nights) – Tashkent (1 night) – Fergana (1 night) – Tashkent (1 night).
The ancient city of Bukhara opens its doors to lovers of antiquity. Each stone in this city reflects the history. The great scientists, such as physician and encyclopaedist Avicenna and historian Narshakhi, worked in this city.
Shakhrisabz was one of the most important trade centres on the Great Silk Road. However, the greatest fame it acquired as the Motherland of Tamerlane. This is where the future great commander spent his childhood and teenage years.
One of the oldest cities in the world Samarkand is 2750-years old. It amazes with its magnificent buildings of the medieval architecture that have been preserved until nowadays. It was here where the patron of science Mirzo Ulugbek erected his observatory in the XV century, which had no equal.
Termez is one of the centres of Buddhism, which preserved its importance until the Arab invasion. The religion of Buddhism penetrated into the territory of Central Asia from the South, from the territory of Bactria. It reached its apogee during the reign of the Kushan Empire. The religious monuments of that time are interesting not only for archaeologists, but also for many tourists. Architectural and archaeological monuments, communication with the local people, acquaintance with the history of the country will leave you an unforgettable impression of the trip.