Ferghana Valley Tour

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Ferghana Valley Tour

Ferghana Valley Tour

Country: Uzbekistan
Duration: 2 days
Group size: from 1 to 12 people
Itinarary: Tashkent - Kokand - Rishtan - Fergana - Margilan - Kuva - Tashkent
Tour type: Culture, arts and crafts, architecture
Dates of departure in 2016: on request

During this short two-day tour to the Ferghana Valley, we will visit major cities of the valley - Ferghana, Kokand, as well as the most ancient cities such as Rishtan, Margilan, Shahrihan, Kuva and Andijan.
Ferghana valley - one of the most prosperous regions of Uzbekistan. Most of the valley is surrounded by the mountains of Tyan Shan, Hissar and Alay ridges, and only in the east it is open to the Syr-Darya River.

The program of the Ferghana Valley Tour includes visits to many famous art workshops of Uzbekistan, in particular ceramic studio of Rustam Usmonov, workshop of hand fabricated silk carpets of Bahromjon, as well as Yodgorlik factory. This tour will be especially interesting for lovers of arts and crafts.

 

Day 1: TASHKENT - KOKAND - RISHTAN – FERGHANA

TOUR PROGRAM

Early in the morning transfer from Tashkent to Fergana valley by ground transport. The road goes through Kamchik mountain pass (2.5 hours to the city of Fergana).
Then the road runs through the ancient city of Kokand. In the 18th - 19th centuries it was the capital of the powerful Kokand Khanate.
In Kokand, we will visit:
  • 19th century palace Khudayar Khan, Jami mosque, madrasah of Norbut - biy, Modari Khan Mausoleum - tomb for all women of Khan.
Our next stop is at Rishtan - the city, which in ancient times was famous for its ceramics. Rishtan ceramics is characterized by rich decor that is dominated by blue color. This unique blue glaze "ishkor" is made by hand from natural mineral pigments and ash of mountain plants. Today, every third family in Rishtan produces ceramics. The tour includes a visit to the pottery workshop of Rustam Usmanov, as well as a workshop for the manufacture of woolen rugs of Bahromzhon Gafurov. Then the tour leads us to Fergana.
16:00 Check-in at the hotel in Fergana
18:00 Dinner
Overnight at the hotel in Ferghana
Duration of the Tour 5 hours
The length of the journeys - 375 km

SIGHTS

Day 2: Visit the cities FERGHANA - MARGILAN - KUVA - ANDIJAN and the return to TASHKENT

TOUR PROGRAM

In the morning – road from Ferghana to Margilan. The city is located 12 km away from Ferghana and is one of the oldest cities in the Ferghana Valley. Since ancient times, Margilan was famous for its beautiful and delicate silk and "ikat" patterns. The most famous attraction in the city of Margilan is "Yodgorlik" silk-weaving factory, which is considered as the best company for the production of handmade silk in Uzbekistan.  You will visit Madrasah Sayid Ahmad Huja and walk through the central bazaar in Margilan. Next stop is Kuva. In the early Middle Ages Kuva was a major trade and craft settlements where such crafts as pottery, carving and jewelry making were highly developed.

Today Kuva covered with orchards and vineyards, and is famous for its delicious pomegranates. In Kuva you will visit the monumental complex of Ahmad Al - Fargoniy. Stop in the city of Shahrihan and a visit of workshop with national knives. After Kuva we will go to Andijan, which was an important entrepot on the Silk Road.
City tour in Andijan: central market, "Hunarmandchilik" - artisans street, Museum of Art and literature. Visit to the craft center, Garden - Museum of Babur "Boghi -shamol".
Return to Tashkent
Tour in Andijan takes approximately 3 hours
The length of the journeys of 365 km
Duration 8 - 9 hours
 
End of the tour. You can find similar or additional tours in our tour catalog and make a request to our tour operator on your tour extension.

SIGHTS

What is included:
  1. 24/7 tour support by our Tour Operator;
  2. Accommodation at hotel in Ferghana and breakfast;
  3. Transportation during the whole tour;
  4. Entrance tickets to museums and sights
  5. English speaking guide 
  6. Visa support (Invitation Letter)
What is extra:
  1. International Flights to / from Uzbekistan, Our Traveal Asistents can help you to chose one.
  2. Early arriving and later check-out;
  3. Extra services in hotels;
  4. Tips for guides and drivers (welcomed)
PRICE PER PERSONS
Number of persons in group: 1 2-3
Classic tour - includes 2*- 3* hotels $ 335 $ 220 $ 335 $ 140
Prime tour - includes 4*- 5* hotels 0 0
ACCOMMODATION
City Hotel
Tashkent N/A
Fergana Club777

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