Few people know what to do in the Fergana Valley. The abundance of ancient monuments, the top masters of the country for the manufacture of ceramics and knives, of lost cities, as well as the grapes .... "Why grapes?" – you would ask. With that, on the way to this beautiful valley, in your way, you will meet different varieties of grapes - raisins, lady's finger, Husayn and many others which grow under the warm sun and are suffused with sweetness. You will be welcomed everywhere. And this abundance of vineyards gives a special charm to this region of our hospitable country.
Duration: 6 days / 5 nights
Places to visit: Fergana - Danghara - Kokand - Rishton - Fergana - Andijan - Shahrihan - Couva - Akbarabad - Axsikent - Chust - Namangan - Marghilan - Alti - Arik - Fergana.
Season: March - May, August - October.
Day of arrival: Sunday (HY)
Departure Days: Thursday (HY)
Day 1. - Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent by HY 604 at 16:55. Meeting at the airport representative and transfer to the selected hotel, free time.
Day 2. - Tashkent
Breakfast. Start sightseeing in Tashkent with a visit of the old town, in the center of which mosque Hast Imam Complex is located, one of the oldest Korans Osman, brought by Amir Temur is preserved here. The complex is located on Tarikh, where you will find old houses built of clay. Next will be a visit to one of the largest bazaars in Central Asia - Chorsu through which the ancient caravans passed. After reviewing the historical part of the city, we will move into the modern part of Tashkent. Then, after dinner, we will have the opportunity to ride on the metro and get acquainted with one of the main sights of Tashkent - the underground. Then we will visit the Independence Square, the monument "Sorrowful Mother", Opera and Ballet Theatre of Alisher Navoi, the square of Amir Temur and the Roman Catholic Church, which is a beautiful and unique architectural construction, made in the Gothic style.
Day 3. - Tashkent - Danghara - Kokand - Rishton - Fergana
Breakfast. At 08:00 transfer from Tashkent to Dangara. At 12:00 Visit the house of the carving master Kadidzhan Khaidarov. At 13:00 transfer to Kokand. Start excursions.
Kokand is famous for the ancient monuments of architecture, arts and crafts and literature. Visiting the palace of Khudoyar Khan, the last ruler of the Kokand Khanate.
15:00 Lunch at local restaurant at 16:00 transfer to Rishton.
Rishton is a city in the Fergana Valley, where there is a large ceramic factory and weaving factory. Blue Pottery of Rishtan is being a beautiful national tradition, which clearly reflects the cultural values of our people. Then we have the opportunity to visit a ceramic studio and workshop of Rustam Usmanov, woolen carpets of Gafoor Bahromhodzha made manually. Moving to Fergana. Accommodation at the hotel.
Day 4. - Ferghana - Andijan - Shahrihan - Couva - Akbarabad - Fergana
Breakfast. At 08:30 start excursions. Visit the Ferghana Regional Museum. Then visit Andijan central bazaar, where you can buy souvenirs and try various oriental sweets, further up the street of artisans 'HUNARMANDCHILIK', visit the museum of art and literature, craft center, garden and museum of Babur "Gods Shamol". Lunch at the tea house.
Then we will continue our excursion. Visit the shops for the manufacture of knives made in the traditional style, Kue - the monumental complex named Ahmad - Al-Fargoniy. Further, we are going to see the manufacture of glass center of the medieval era, and then we'll go to the studio Akbarabad where people manually weave Savate (basket).
Day 5. Fergana - Axsikent - Chust - Namangan - Fergana
Breakfast. Start excursions. A visit of the street Al - Fargoniy, Drama Theatre, home of officers, city park named after Al-Fargoniy. Moving to Ahsikent. Arrival, the beginning of the excursion program. Ahsikent is a fortified medieval fortress located on the right bank of the Syr Darya, it’s rich in various archaeological finds. Moving to Chust, visit workshop for the production of Chust skullcaps. Lunch at a local park Chust in the national tea-house. Moving to Namangan. City tour. Here we will see three most famous sites that date back to the end of the 10 - early 20th centuries. Going to Fergana through Kirgili. Dinner at a local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 6. Fergana - Marghilan - Alti - Arik
Breakfast. Moving to Marghilan. At 08:00 beginning of the excursion program. A visit to a silk factory in Marghilan city, which is known as the city of silk. You can buy silk fabric and watch the process of its manufacture, a visit to the central market.
Moving vAltyAryk. This is a plant for the production of traditional, ethnic, musical instruments, so here it is possible to observe the process of their manufacture.
Transfer to airport.
At your request, we can arrange for you:
- Camel Riding in Khiva
- Dinner with folklore program in Khiva
- Dinner with folklore program in Bukhara
- Visit of Bukhara baths
- Master class in cooking pilaf and bread in Bukhara
- Visit of a carpet factory in Samarkand
- Visit and tasting at the winery Khovrenko
- Night view of the Registan in Samarkand