This tour includes a visit to cities on the Great Silk Road – Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara where there are mausoleums of great Sufis and Islamic saints. There are a lot of Sufi saints and islamic scientists in Uzbekistan in its own time. The most interesting and holy places Sufi tourists can visit are in Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara.
Day 1 : Arrive in Tashkent
Arrival to Tashkent. Meeting at the airport by the guide. Transfer to the hotel and check in. Dinner at an Uzbek or Turkish Halal restaurant. Back to hotel and overnight in Tashkent.
Day 2 : Tashkent - Bukhara
Early breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the railway station. Transfer to Bukhara on the high-speed train 'Afrasiab'. Upon arrival, you will meet a guide and driver. Transfer to the old town, where the sights of Bukhara - Abdulazizkhan Madrassah (Which was built in 17th century and still alve), Kalyan Minaret , Ark Fortress, Ulugbek Madrassah, Chashma Ayub 8th cent, Ismoil Samoniy 11th cent, Lyabi Haus Complex with Nodirdevondbegi madrassah. We proceed for Lunch in a Uzbek Halal restaurant. Continue your visit with a walking tour of Bukhara near to Old City with numerous oriental traditional bazaars - Toqi Zargaron, Toqi Sarrofon, Toqi Telpakfurushon and others along with Mosques and Madrassahs. We end the day with Dinner at an Uzbek Halal Restaurant.
Day 3 : Bukhara – Gijduvan-Bukhara
Breakfast at hotel. Starting of the pilgrimage tour of Seven Sufi scholars' burial places of Bukhara: Visit the tomb of Abduholiq Gijduvaniy (1103-1179) located in the town of Gijduvan (40 km away from Bukhara). Continue to the tomb of the fourth apprentice of Abduholiq Gijduvaniy Khoja Muhammad Orif Ar Revgariy known as Hazrat Khoja Orif Mohitobon (died in 1259). This holy site is located in the district of Shofirkon 50-60 km from the centre of Bukhara. Continue to the burial site of Hodja Mahmud Anjir Fagnaviy (died in 1286). Continue to Mausoleum of Khoja. Ali Rometaniy (died in 1310, in some sources in 1321)located in Rometan district. He was the apprentice of Khoja. Mahmud Anjir Fagnaviy. Lunch in Uzbek Halal restaurant Visit to burial place of Hodja Mukhammad Boboyi Samosiy (1259-1354). The next holy site is the tomb of Hazreti Said Mir Kulol (1287-1370). The last pilgrimage place is the holiest ensemble of Bukhara, the burial place of Hazrati Bakhouddin Naqshbandi – the founder of Naqshbandiya Order, located in the village of Qasri Orifon. Dinner in Uzbek Halal restaurant
Day 4 : Bukhara – Samarkand
Early breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to Samarkand by bus/car. Arrival in Samarkand and lunch at an Uzbek Halal restaurant. Visit Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari Memorial Complex, a highly respected scientist of the Islamic world, mukhaddis (collector of sayings of prophet Mokhammed and stories about him) Imam Ismail Al-Bukhari was born in Bukhara in 810 and died in 870 in the village of Khartang and was buried at the same place (Chelak district of the present Samarkand province located 30 km from Samarkand). Since then the burial place has been one of the most sacred sites of worship for Muslims. Dinner at an Uzbek Halal restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 5 : Samarkand-Tashkent
Early breakfast in the hotel. Visit: Saint Daniel Mazar, The mausoleum of Gur Emir, a burial place of Amir Temur and other members of his family. Registan Square, the heart of Samarkand consisting of Madrassa of Ulugbek, Madrassa Sher Dor and Tillya-Kori Mosque. Bibi Khanum Mosque, once the biggest mosque in Central Asia, it was erected by order of Tamerlane after his victorious Indian campaign in 1399. Shakhi Zinda Necropolis, a site of pilgrimage visited since the 11th century and marked by holiness. It consists of about 20 mausoleums of different centuries built between 11th – 19thcenturies. Lunch at an Uzbek Halal restaurant. Shopping at famous oriental Siyob bazzar. Transfer by the new high-speed train “Afrosiyob to Tashkent. Arrival to Tashkent and transfer to hotel. Overnight in the hotel
Day 6 : Tashkent
Breakfast at hotel. Starting of city tour of Tashkent and visiting of sacred places in Tashkent: Ensemble of Hazret Imam. Here you can see the oldest manuscript of Uzbekistan and famous Muslim heritage – Holy Koran Mushaf of Othman which also has the certificate of authenticity from UNESCO. Sheihantur – highly esteemed mazar (mausoleum) located between the new and the old city of Tashkent. Kukeldash Madrasah, located on the square Chorsu, was built in the 16th century during the reign of the Sheibankhan dynasty. Now it is a college, where the basics of Islam are taught. Lunch at an Uzbek restaurant. Free time for shopping at Mega Planet Mall, PoytahtMol, Samarkand Darvoza, Next Mol. HI TEA before leaving Uzbekistan. Flight back home.