Tour packages by TOUR EMIR

Umra+ pilgrimage with Tour Emir.

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Package includes the following marchrute and services.

For extra questions contact us.

Tour 7 days / 6 nights.

Day 1. Tashkent. Sights of Tashkent.

·         At 04:40 arrive to the Tashkent International Airport 

·         05:45 Transfer to hotel Rakat Plaza or Lotte Hotel

·         07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast (at local restaurant or at the hotel)

·         08:30 – 11:00 Rest time.

·         11:00 – 13:30 Visit to the old town, where the religious center of Tashkent is located – “Khazret-Imam” complex. In “Khazret-Imam” you visit the Madrasah “Barak-Khan”, the mosque “Tilla-Sheikh”, the Mausoleum “Kaffal Shashi” and the Islamic Institute of the name of “Imam al-Bukhari”;

·         Lunch at local restaurant “Arena HUMO”;

·         Then visiting one of the oldest bazaars of the city-“Chorsu”, where you can buy fresh fruits, oriental sweets, national souvenirs and much more;

·         Dinner at the national restaurant; (Shedever Garden, Nur or Marokanda Salsal)

·         Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2. Tashkent > Bukhara.

·         05:30 Early morning breakfast at the hotel,

·         06:30 Check out from Tashkent hotel;

·         07:30 Transfer to Bukhara by train “Afrosiab”,

·         11:20 Arrive to Bukhara train station

·         12:00 – 13:30 Meeting in Bukhara (Meeting with the head of Tourism Department in Bukhara) and transfer to hotel Shahriston.

·         Lunch at local restaurant Marokand;

·         14:00 – 17:03 Sightseeing of Bukhara: visiting the mausoleum “Ismail Samani”, the Mausoleum “Tchashmai-Ayub”, “Ark” Fortress and Citadel, Complex Poi Kalon, ensemble Labi Havuz, visit to trade dome Alladin Shop

·         17:30 – 18:30 Rest time;

·         19:00 Dinner at local restaurant Labi Havuz.

·         Overnight at the Shahriston hotel.

Day 3.  Bukhara.

·         08:00 Breakfast at the hotel

·         08:40 – 12:30 Sightseeing of Bahauddin Nakshbandiywich is located out of city, Sitorai Mohi Khossa.

·         Lunch at the local restaurant Andara;

·         Continuation of the excursion: Visit the Complex Chor-Bakr and mausoleum of Abu Havz Kabr.

·         17:00 – 18:00 Meeting with the head of Tourism Department of Bukhara Mr. Furkat. Where we can get acquainted with the plans of building the Bukhara city, Safari Bukhara and the Bukhara Tourism development plan on 2020.

·         Dinner at the local restaurant “Ipak Yuli” (means Silk Road);

·         Overnight at the Shahriston

Day 4. Bukhara > Samarkand. Sights of Samarkand.

·         08:00 Breakfast at the hotel,

·         09:30 – 12:00 Souvenir shop tour

·         13:00 – 14:00 Lunch at local restaurant “Bella Italia”

·         14:30 – 15:00 Transfer to train station

·         15:50 Transfer to Samarkand.

·         17:20 Arrive to Samarkand and transfer to hotel (President Palace or Emirhan).

·         18:30 – 19:30 ; Meeting with manage

·         19:45 Dinner at the local restaurant “Atlas” or “Shirin Tabaka”

                                    Day 5.  Samarkand. Sights of Samarkand.

·         07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast at the hotel,

·         08:40 – 13:30 Visit Abu Mansur Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Maturidi, a well-known Islamic theologian, fiqh scholar of the Qur’an, the founder of Maturidism; Fakih Abul-Lays Samarkandi;

·         13:30 14:30 Lunch at local restaurant “Samarkand”;

·         15:00 – 18:00 Visiting the Mausoleum of Mahdumi A’zam (The Islamic theologian and mystic from Central Asia, a representative of Sufism, the founder of the “Dahbediyya” school, an outstanding theoretician and a sheikh of Naqshbandiyya teachings). And the memorial complex of Imam Al-Bukhari;

·         19:30 Dinner at the local restaurant “Terrace” or “Suzane”;

·         Overnight at the hotel.

Day 6. Samarkand > Tashkent. Sights of Samarkand.

·         07:30 – 08:30 Breakfast at the hotel,

·         08:30 – 14:00 Sightseeing of the majestic Samarkand: Tomb of the dynasty of Temurids (known as “Gur-Emir“), the famous square “Registan” (including “Ulugbek Madrassah”, “Madrasah Tilla-Kari” and “Madrasah Sherdor”), Qusam ibn-Abbas (Shahi Zinda is an ensemble of mausoleums of the Samarkand nobility where the cousin of the Prophet Muhammad – Qusam ibn Abbas was buried. Consisting of eleven mausoleums), observatory of “Ulugbek“;

·         14:00 Lunch at the national restaurant (OSH CENTER);

·         15:00 – 17:00 Meeting with management of our company “Tour Emir”

·         17:15 Transfer to train station

·         18:00 Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train “Afrasiab”.

·         20:10 Transfer to hotel City Palace and check in.

·         20:30 Dinner at the local restaurant.

·         Overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 7.Tashkent 

·         06:30 Early morning breakfast at the hotel, check out from City Palace hotel;

·  07:30 Transfer to the Tashkent International Airport. Departure Tashkent 

Gastronomic Tour with Tour Emir

A Gastronomic Tour of Uzbekistan is an expert-led cultural food tour which is designed to give you the exclusive experiences that best capture the unique food and culinary traditions of Uzbek cuisine.


The Uzbek cuisine is probably one of the most diverse in Asia. Situated on the caravan routes of the Great Silk Road, Uzbekistan has for many centuries been assimilating the most interesting and original recipes of food from various countries. Each meal in Uzbekistan has its own traditional way of cooking, and one and the same dish has innumerable methods of preparation throughout the country.


Uzbek plov has become Uzbekistan’s main culinary brand, but it is far from being the only remarkable dish in the Uzbek cuisine. Tender manty, juicy shashlyk shish kebab, aromatic samsa pasties, rich shourpa and horsemeat sausage kazy, tandyr-kabob in Bukhara, naryn in Tashkent, nohat-shurak in Samarkand and exotic tukhum-barak and shivit-oshi in Khorezm – all of them form but a small part of the list of dishes in the Uzbek cuisine! And what about the dessert, consisting of a great number of Oriental sweets, fresh fruit, dry fruit and various kinds of nuts?


With the focus on Oriental gastronomy, this tour will give you an opportunity to immerse yourself in Uzbekistan’s rich history and culture, to learn about treasured architecture of Samarkand, Bukhara, and Shakhrisabz – the fabled cities still keeping the memory of Tamerlane, Alexander the Great, Genghis-khan, and many trade caravans of the Great Silk Road. Tall elegant minarets, grandiose madrassahs and mosques will be branded in your mind for long. But first of all, this travel will be appreciated by gourmets. Open for yourself the world full of oriental delicacies!


No doubt, this fascinating culinary tour for foodies will become the most ‘delicious’ in your collection!

Discover Uzbekistan’s incredible history and cuisine!

Eco Tourism. Travel Eco with Tour Emir

Ecological Tourism prospers.

Uzbekistan is a country that combines four different climatic zones, and due to the diversity of natural and geographical characteristics, is an excellent destination for eco-tourism development, which has become one of the trendiest areas in recent times. The favorable geographical position of Uzbekistan at the intersection of the East and the West, climatic features, a unique network of protected natural areas and a rich variety of landscapes offer great opportunities for promoting ecotourism routes, while a rich past and historical sights promise unforgettable travel experiences.

Ecotourism is an important factor in the sustainable development of countries and environmental protection, cultural and ethnographic characteristics, without disturbing the integrity of the ecosystem as a whole. Uzbekistan is one of the most dynamically developing countries in the field of ecological, conscious tourism and has a huge ecotourism potential due to its abundant natural resources. Nowadays Uzbekistan is one of the principal countries in Central Asia in the popular direction of ecotourism. Currently, the country’s system of protected areas includes 8 nature reserves, 3 national parks and a set of sanctuaries

Sky of Uzbekistan

Tour Starry Sky of Uzbekistan

Welcome to Uzbekistan – The Pearl of the East, where you will find a rich and fascinating tour to the world of Oriental fairy tales. Our cultural tour in Uzbekistan is a visit to Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara – cities, shining like diamonds with amazing architecture, rich traditions, and ancient customs of mysterious, sunny and hospitable Uzbekistan!

Naqshband

The nickname of Bahauddin is Naqshband

The nickname of Bahauddin is Naqshband, which gave the Khojagan Order a new name – Naqshbandi, like many other Sufis, indicates both the earthly profession of the Teacher and his secret function in the Tradition. The word Naksh in Persian means “imprint”, “pattern”, “pattern” or “design”, gangs mean “apply”, “imprint”. Bahauddin, indeed, following the family tradition, has achieved mastery in applying intricate patterns to exquisite silk fabric – kamha, as well as for embossing metals.

However, there is another, symbolic, meaning of the name of Bahauddin. It is contained in the phrase of the dervishes of the order “Naqshband bar dil gang” – “capturing the Pattern in the heart”, and reflects the purpose and meaning of the quiet dhikr exercise – pronouncing the Divine Names in secret. In addition, the phrase is an indication of the essence of the impact that the Sufi Master has, in addition to any words and edifications, as if imposing his imprint, imprint on the very essence of the student.

At the heart of the gate – sacred patterns

Do not talk about them both days and nights –

Whoever comprehends the truth does not break into debate,

Impressed by the same Architect.

The pattern of the Great Architect is the seal with which the true Naqshbandi are “marked”.

The existence of a hidden Naksha pattern in people’s lives is a frequently recurring theme in Sufi teaching materials. Master Naqshbandi is one whose inner vision allows him not only to see the “internal pattern” of any person, but also to see the secret Design craft in separate events, which form a complete and meaningful picture for the Master, thanks to which he is able to understand the past and predict the future.

As Bahauddin said, “the mentor must see all three states of the student — past, present, and future, only then can he grow him.”

The Order of Naqshbandi, “Design Masters”, has a special role in the task of maintaining and updating the Tradition; Naqshbandi can interpret all forms of Sufism and are able to consecrate people to all dervish orders.

Jade lakes Uzbekistan

Jade lakes

Jade lakes are the natural wealth of Uzbekistan. The reasons for the emergence of mountain pools are unique. This beauty was created as a result of the collapse of the rock, after which a dam was formed. Jade lakes are located 160 kilometers from the city of Tashkent, the road to the national park takes about 2 hours, and climbing the mountain takes about 1.5 hours on foot.

Small lake Urungach varies greatly throughout the year and depends on the water level of Urungach-saya. About 4 km up there is the older brother of the lake. Unlike the smaller brother, the reservoir never dries up, even on the hottest days, the water remains at the same level. The lake is distinguished by the color of green jade, and the volume is larger and deeper.

The water temperature in the pond reaches from +3 to +8 degrees. Some come to plunge into the ice pool, but for a long time in the water you can’t stop, it’s ice! It saves rocky terrain, which heats in the summer from heat. Along the way, you may notice signs that should not be overlooked. The signs call for the conservation of the nature of the lakes in their original form, and you should refrain from scattering rubbish in the reserve.

In general, the pools impress with their natural beauty, in a place almost untouched by civilization, nature created and presented colors that delight the eye. The place itself evokes a sense of unity with nature, awakening primitive instincts and making it clear that our home is still nature.

If you have a car, getting to these places is not difficult, you just need to take your passport, as the territory of the reserve is protected and located near the border of Kyrgyzstan. There are options for a taxi ride, and the most economical way is to gather a group of people and get on the bus.

Climbing can be done with a walk, an SUV or a horse ride. You will not find settlements near the lake, so it is worth stocking up on food and water. Check-in is from early morning, you can stay there until the evening.

 

Uzbekistan Chimgan

Mountains of Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan, located in the heart of Asia, lies for the most part on the plain, but gradually, from west to east, the landscapes of this sunny country pass into the Tien Shan and Pamir mountain ranges. The average height of the mountains of Uzbekistan ranges from 2 to 3 thousand meters, and if the small mountain range Sultan-Uvais (Sultan Uiz-Dag) in Karakalpakstan does not exceed 500 meters, then the peaks of the Gissar Range in Surkhandarya go over 4000 meters, into the zone of eternal snow.

 

The mountains of Uzbekistan are geologically quite old, the slopes are often gentle, but numerous rivers flowing down from the snowy peaks have for millions of years carved deep picturesque canyons in many places, such as the Gulkam Gorges, Langarsky Canyon, Kulasai Canyon and others.

Regions of Uzbekistan are connected by many kilometers of mountain roads and picturesque passes. The most famous passes are Kamchik, connecting the Tashkent oasis and the Ferghana Valley, as well as the Takhtakoroch pass, through which the shortest road between Samarkand and Shakhrisabz passesThe fauna in the mountains of Uzbekistan is very diverse, and this natural wealth is protected thanks to numerous reserves. Among the largest animals living in the mountains, one can distinguish a white-clawed bear, wolf, snow leopard and mountain goat argali.

In addition, the fauna of the mountains of Uzbekistan is rich in marmots, wild boars, birds of prey, foxes and porcupines are found. A chance encounter with these animals is unlikely, and only mountain eagles soaring over the slopes can fall into the field of view of a mountain tourist.

 

Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari

Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari

Abu Abdullah Muhammad ibn Ismail al-Bukhari was born in 810 in Bukhara. His father, one of the interpreters of sacred traditions, died when al-Bukhari was still a child. The boy stayed with his mother, a well-educated woman who gave the child an excellent education. By the age of 7, he had already studied the entire Qur’an, and by the age of 10, he knew by heart several thousand hadiths, At 16, after a perfect hajj to Mecca, al-Bukhari continued his travels in Muslim countries. During his travels, he communicated with renowned theologians and interpreters of the Qur’an, and with special enthusiasm he collected hadiths. Possessing a rare memory, al-Bukhari knew by heart a little more than 300 thousand hadiths collected by him for almost 42 years, several hundred thousand sacred legends.

Al-Bukhari continued to write his book Al-Jomiy al-Sahih, which included 7275 authentic hadiths, for almost 16 years. After all the trips, he again returned to Bukhara, where he began to teach everyone to read and write.

And everything would be fine if the Bukhara ruler, Tahirid Holy ibn Ahmad, in 870 did not express a desire for al-Bukhari to move to his palace and begin to educate only his children. Al-Bukhari answered with a categorical refusal, to which he received an ultimatum: either he lives and educates future rulers in the palace, or he has no place in Bukhara. Al-Bukhari leaves Bukhara, deciding to move to Samarkand.

Halfway to Samarkand, he dies of a serious illness in the village of Hartang. He is buried in a local cemetery, which overnight becomes a sacred pilgrimage site for Muslims. In the XVI century, near the place of his burial, a mosque was built and plane trees planted.

The mausoleum of Imam Ismail al-Bukhari will remain a place of pilgrimage for many years, and plane trees planted many centuries ago will hide from the heat travelers who have come to pay tribute to the memory of a great man.