Bukhara tour - old town 6 hours
The region around Bukhara has been inhabited for at least five millennia, and the city has been existed for half that time. Located on the Great Silk Road, the city has long been a center of trade, scholarship, culture, and religion.
The city of Bukhara is everything you would imagine an ancient oriental fairytale city to be. Lyabi-Hauz complex , this complex was erected in 16 century. Poi-Kalon is another wonder of Bukhara, Poi-Kalon Complex with the great Kalyan Minaret and Miri-Arab Madrassah, Lyabi-Khauz Complex. Next destination is Ismail Samani dated back to 9 century, it's the pearl of Central Asia, one of the most esteemed sights of central Asian architectures, Ark Fortress- the center of political events and residence of Bukharian rulers until 1920.
Nowadays there is Bukhara State museums inside. Visit also the 16th century three old trading domes. The ancient well of Chashma-Ayub, which is located near the Samanid Mausoleum. And lot of more about culture and architecture of Bukhara.
If you stay in one of Hotels in old tow , first we go to traditional morning bazaar where you can by some fruits and see local people. Starting at Samoni monument, we take a taxi to this place after we only walk. We watch Ark Fortress was the impotent part of old , we visit museum inside of Ark and next we go to Minaret Kalon we can seat and have spectaculars view of this complex. We will walk through Trading Domes are still functioning as old bazaars as 100 years ago, you will see many small shops. passing though them we get to Lyabi Hauz the complex , here we can relax and have time for lunch. Next destinations will be in old street of Bukhara it ChorMinor, Paraduz the holly place. After we discover old street of Bukhar uzbek and jewish district of the town, we visit Synagogue and will see the history of Bukhara Jewish. At the end we visit local family and have dinner.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: we can arrange meeting at your hotel.
End location: we can visit local house and have home made national dinner.
Duration: 5 hours
As old town of Bukhara is small and all sightseings linked with each other, we do not need transportation in this tour.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50000 uzbek sum - Taxi to Samonid 6000sum, for the lunch you will need about 25.000 sum per person and $12 lunch at private house.
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Our day in Bukhara with Timur was incredibly interesting! He has an amazing amount of knowledge and we learned so much about the city, its history and people. He let us set the pace and gave us options on how we would like to proceed as the day went on. He also managed to retrieve my camera when I accidentally left it in the taxi first thing in the morning!! We would be very happy to recommend a tour with Timur, you will learn an incredible amount and have fun doing so!