The Ferghana Valley is the most densely populated area of Uzbekistan. The lands of the valley are very fertile. Passing between the small towns we will enjoy the view of the vineyards and beautiful cotton fields. We will visit a silk factory in Margilan, pottery workshops in Rishtan, see the palace of the last khan of the Kokan Khanate and of course try pilaf, samsa and other delicacies of Uzbek cuisine.
Day 1: The other Tashkent. We will make a non-standard tour on the one hand, through the modern and at the same time ancient city. And, believe me, there is a lot to see outside the tourist routes: "Literary Tashkent", "Temples of Tashkent", "Sufi Saints of Tashkent", "Museum of Applied Arts and Museum of Fine Arts". Night in Tashkent.
Day 2: Kokand. The morning departure for the Fergana valley through the pass. This is where the fun begins!!! Serpentine Passage, Kokand Tandoori Bread Market. By noon we will arrive in Kokand. Palace and special houses of Kokand. On leaving Kokand, we will visit lavender fields and greenhouses where tropical fruits are grown. Overnight in Kokand (possibly, if a guest house is completed, in a lavender field).
Day 3: Margilan Departure from Kokand to Margilan - the birthplace of Silk. We will visit the largest silk factory, we will see the whole production process: silkworm cocoon development, fabric dyeing, real handlooms, different types of traditional Uzbek ornaments/patterns, real Khan-atlas finished products. Walk to the fruit market, visit the 16th century mosque. Overnight in Margilan.
Day 4: Ferghana- Rishtan. Fergana, Skobelev, New Margelan - all this is one city. We will learn the history of its changes and renaming. After lunch departure to Rishtan - the city of ceramics. Overnight in Rishtan (guest house).
Day 5: Rishtan. Ceramics master class with one of the best ceramicists of Uzbekistan - Alisher Nazirov. There is no point in telling - you have to see, hear, touch! Departure to Tashkent (by train or through the pass). Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 6: Chimgan mountains. Mountains near the city of Tashkent. The Chimgan Mountains and the Charvak Reservoir, where a bard festival still takes place every summer, are places worth noting. We can also visit a winery in the mountains of Tashkent (optional), with dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 7: Tashkent. Free day, departure.
Prices based on BB:
USD 700 per adult
USD 575 for children under 11 years old.
512.5 USD for children under 5 years old.
The price includes:
The price does not include:
private room - + 187.5 USD