Magic Tour in Uzbekistan (5 days / 4 nights)

Overview and description

Olympic Tour Service offers you “Magic Tour in Uzbekistan”.

Specialization: cultural and ethnographic tourism.
Duration: 5 days – 4 nights.

Cities to be visited: Tashkent – Bukhara (2 nights) – Samarkand (1 night) – Tashkent (1 night)

Since the ancient times Samarkand and Bukhara have been important commercial cities of the Great Silk Road. These cities are known even nowadays for their rich history and unique architectural monuments.

One of the oldest cities in the world Samarkand with its 2750-years history 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 15th century; it was a unique construction for its time.

Bukhara, which is as old as Samarkand, opens its doors to lovers of antiquity. In fact, every stone in this city reflects the history. The great scientists, such as physician and encyclopedist Avicenna and historian Narshakhi, worked in this city.

 

We can change this program or prepare a new one, tailor made according to your wishes and preferences.

Spring trip “Navruz” (11 days / 10 nights)

Overview and description

Spring trip NAVRUZ is a unique opportunity to participate in the celebration of this distinctive holiday.

Specialization: cultural and ethnographic tourism
Duration: 11 days – 10 nights

Cities to be visited: Tashkent (1 night) – Urgench / Khiva (2 nights) – Bukhara (3 nights) – Nurata (1 night) – Samarkand (2 nighs) – Tashkent (1 night)

March – is a good time to visit Uzbekistan. Besides, it’s a great opportunity to get acquainted with national customs and traditions of the hospitable Uzbek people during the celebration of Navruz. Today, as well as thousands of years ago, the holiday of Navruz is full of original rituals and colorful ceremonies.

The holiday of Navruz – is the day of the spring equinox. It has been celebrated for more than three thousand years. But the origins of this festival go far in Zoroastrianism. The legend says that on that day Zoroaster was chosen by God to bring the happiness to people.

According to the teachings of Avesta, the holy book of Zoroastrianism, Navruz is associated with the king Jamshid. According to legend, on this day the sun’s rays fell on him. The doctrine of Avesta states that every spring people should celebrate the appearance of life in its six manifestations – water, earth, sky, animals, plants and human beings.

The celebration of Navruz lasts more than 13 days. New Year was celebrated in the field at the end of festivities. Anyone who has gone out to the countryside to enjoy nature will have happiness and prosperity throughout the year. The inhabitants of Central Asia celebrated Navruz in the “Temple of Fire”.

In Uzbekistan the official day of the Navruz celebration is March 21. But in different regions of the republic the holiday is still celebrated a few more days.

During the 11-day trip:

– You will see how Navruz is celebrated in various cities of Uzbekistan;

– You will get acquainted with the traditional festivities of Navruz, such as Ulak (Kop Kari), Kurash, rams battle and others.

– You can participate in the preparation of festive dishes – Sumalyak and Halima.

– You will get to know the daily life of an ordinary Uzbek family;

– You will hear the legends associated with the celebration of Navruz.

ULAK or KOP KARI, goat grabbing, is the ancient equestrian game. It is as popular among Uzbeks as among the Spaniards their national passion – the bullfighting “Corrida”. This and other spectacles always attract thousands of people and provoke ebullition of passions.

The objective of the game is to take away from rivals the goat carcass and be first to place it in a goal. Success is achieved thanks to the sharp mind, herculean strength, agility, rider’s ability to stay in the saddle and feel as a unit with the horse.
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People who have never seen Ulak, cannot imagine the impetuosity and intensity of the fight that unfolds in the field. Riders sometimes look like an avalanche that runs after one of the players, sometimes surround it, and become a vibrant tangle of snoring horses’ muzzles, flashing hooves, and human figures that move like a tornado and cling to the desired object – goat carcass. The people who see Ulak for the first time are amazed by the intensity of the players’ struggle and the expressiveness of the spectators’ emotions.

Ulak is the most common and popular equestrian sport not only among Uzbeks, but also among the neighboring nations – Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Afghans, Tajiks and Karakalpaks … Each nation calls this game in their own way, but despite some differences its essence is the same. Uzbeks, to refer to the game together with the word “Ulak” also use the name “Kupkari”. Literally it means “the case of many people”.

 

The program can be modified depending on the time and place of organization of Kupkari and other festivities of the holiday of Navruz!

About the travel agency «Olympic Tour Service»

The travel agency «Olympic Tour Service» (License # T-0338-14) is one of the main tour operators of Uzbekistan. We offer a wide range of trips both in Uzbekistan and Central Asian countries.

The group of professional staff of the company “Olympic Tour Service”, enamored of their country, follows the oriental traditions of hospitality. We pay an individual attention and provide tailor made services to each client in order to convert their expectations into unforgettable memory.

Our company is well-known both in our country and abroad. We have highly qualified experts in the field of tourism. They are – tour operators, guides of high category, mountain guides who have experience of climbing to mountains of 7000 meters high, as well as other qualified staff, cooks and rescue teams, which provide the safety of tourists on the routes.

We have camp and special equipment. It allows us to organize different expeditions. For example, trekking in the Tian Shan mountains and trekking in the Kyzyl Kum desert. We are also specialized in organization of trips of bird watching, horseback riding, cycling and rally.

Our main partners in general are the big agencies in France, Germany, Great Britain, Israel, Sweden, Austria, Belgium, Switzerland, Russia, Australia, New Zealand, Chile and Japan.

 

What makes us different?

  • Personalized attention
  • Best value for money
  • We are professionals and we know how to make your trip unforgettable
  • We always fulfill our obligations
  • We use advanced tourist technologies
  • We are constantly learning

 

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The Buddha’s Road (11 days / 10 nights)

Overview and description

In this fascinating tour “The Buddha’s Road” we will visit Termez – one of the centres of Buddhism.

Since the ancient times the historical cities of Uzbekistan have been important commercial cities of the Great Silk Road. These cities are known even nowadays for their rich history and unique architectural and archaeological monuments.

Make your dream come true – discover the Ancient Orient!

Specialization: cultural and ethnographic tourism.
Duration: 11 days – 10 nights.

Cities to be visited: Tashkent (1 night) – Samarkand (3 nights), Nurata – yurts (1 night) – Samarkand (2 nights) – Bukhara (2 nights) – Tashkent (1 night)

During our trip through the cities of Uzbekistan, along with the well-known cities of Samarkand and Bukhara, we will also visit Termez. It 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 – fortresses, monasteries, stupas (Kara Tepa, Fayaz Tepa, Zurmala, etc.) 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.

 

Between Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara, the Talgo train “Afrosiab” runs daily. Depending on the time of arrival / departure planned in the program you can do some of the above mentioned routes by train instead of road.

We can change this program or prepare a new one, tailor made according to your wishes and preferences.

Treasures of Uzbekistan (11 days / 10 nights)

Overview and description

Make your dream come true, discover the Treasures of Uzbekistan! The ancient land of Uzbekistan with its historical monuments, reflecting the long and rich history, keeps a lot of secrets and mysteries. 

Specialization: cultural and ethnographic tourism.
Duration: 11 days – 10 nights.

Cities to be visited: Tashkent (1 night) – Nukus (1 night) – Khiva (2 nights) Bukhara (3 nights) – Samarkand (2 nights) – Tashkent (1 night)

Nukus, the capital and the largest city of the Autonomous Republic of Karakalpakstan, is located near the Aral Sea. From the south and east the city is surrounded by the Kyzyl Kum desert.

The city of Khiva, whose final image was formed in the XVII century, throughout its long history has withstood all the tests of time and behind its adobe walls you can find masterpieces of the original architecture that have been preserved until nowadays.

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 with its 2750-years history 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.

 

Between Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara, the Talgo train “Afrosiab” runs daily. Depending on the time of arrival / departure planned in the program you can do some of the above mentioned routes by train instead of road.

We can change this program or prepare a new one, tailor made according to your wishes and preferences.

Uzbekistan Craftsmanship Program (13 days / 12 nights)

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.

Following the trails of the nomads (9 days / 8 nights)

Overview and description

Adventure tour “Following the trails of the nomads” is a tour in which you will get to know the amazing free world of the nomads.

While traveling through the mysterious land of Uzbekistan, this region appears to us in all its diversity, combining centuries-old culture of the ancient cities and the life style of the nomads.

Specialization: cultural and ethnographic tourism.
Duration: 9 days – 8 nights.

Cities to be visited: Tashkent (1 night) – Khiva (1 night) – Bukhara (2 nights) – Yurt- camp (1 night) – Samarkand (2 nights) – Tashkent (1 night)

From ancient time, Samarkand, Bukhara and Khiva s were an important trading cities on the Silk Road. These cities are to this day famous for their  rich history, unique architectural monuments.

The city of Khiva, which image finally formed in the XVII century, withstood all test of time during its long history, and its loamy walls preserved the masterpieces of the original architecture.

Ancient Bukhara opens its doors to lovers of antiquity. Each stone in this city breathes history. Such great scientists as a doctor and encyclopaedist Avicenna and historian Narshakhi worked here.

Samarkand is one of the world’s oldest cities. It’s more than 2750 years old. Its history still boggles the mind with its preserved magnificent buildings of medieval architecture. This is the place, where the patron of science Mirzo Ulugbek erected the Observatory in the XV century, which had no equal.

Between Tashkent and Samarkand  the Talgo train “Afrosiab” runs daily. Depending on the time of arrival / departure planned in the program you can do some of the above mentioned routes by train instead of road.

We can change this program or prepare a new one, tailor made according to your wishes and preferences.

Uzbekistan is the best travel destination according to the magazine “Travel and Leisure”.

The 16th annual award ceremony of the popular magazine Travel and Leisure was held in Shanghai 2017 for the best achievements of 2017 in the development of the tourism industry (Travel & Leisure Industry Awards).

The representatives of recognized hotel brands and consuls participated in the event. The nominations for categories: hotels, airlines, service, restaurants, spa, leisure and entertainment for tourists were announced.

According to the results of the selection such countries as Switzerland, Canada, France, the United States, Great Britain, Finland, Uzbekistan and the Maldives were recognized as the most attractive tourist destinations in 2017.

Jahon news agency reported that after analyzing all the assessments and various opinions, the editor-in-chief of Travel and Leisure, Ian Tsze Ping, declared Uzbekistan and the United States as winners in the nomination “Best Travel Destinations”.

The Chinese edition “Travel and Leisure” is analogous to the American version of the magazine. Its branch was founded in China in 2001. The circulation in China is 630,000 copies a year. For more than 15 years, the magazine has sponsored the Travel & Leisure Industry Awards. In addition, it is the first and official travel media partner of the International Fair of Exclusive Tourism and the World Travel Awards in Asia. Every day up to 100 thousand people read the online version of the magazine. The number of its subscribers exceeds 1 million people.

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