Uzbekistan Turkey 8Days

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Uzbekistan is a Central Asian nation and a former Soviet republic. It’s known for its mosques, mausoleums, and other sites linked to the Silk Road, the ancient trade route between China and the Mediterranean. Samarkand, a major city on the route, contains a landmark of Islamic architecture: the Registan, a plaza bordered by 3 ornate, mosaic-covered religious schools dating to the 15th and 17th centuries.

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Detail Package

Uzbekistan Turkey 8Days

Itinerary

D1 FRIDAY Jakarta – Istanbul

1800 Flights Check-In

     Required Documents: Passport, Turkey Visa, Vaccination Certificate, PCR-Test Negative Result

2100 Departure to Istanbul (Turkey)

D2 SATURDAY Istanbul – Tashkent

0500 Arrival in Istanbul

0600 Airport Pickup

0630 Breakfast

0800 Istanbul City Tour: Hippodrome, Hagia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace

1200 Lunch

1300 Istanbul City Tour: Bosphorus Cruise, Grand Bazaar, Taksim Square

1900 Dinner

2000 Airport Drop Off

0000 Departure to Tashkent

D3 SUNDAY Tashkent

0700 Arrival in Tashkent

0800 Airport Pickup

0830 Breakfast

0930 Tashkent City Tour: Independence Square, Amir Timur Square, Tashkent Metro, Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah, Khasti Imam Complex (the Oldest Al-Quran manuscript in the World), Imam Bukhari Institute

1400 Lunch

1500 Hotel Check-in Tashkent

1830 Dinner

1930 Hotel Drop Off

D4 MONDAY Tashkent – Bukhara

0400 Hotel Check Out

0430 Train Station Drop Off

0700 Departure to Bukhara

1130 Arrival in Bukhara

1200 Train Station Pickup

1230 Lunch

1330 Bukhara Tour: Ark of Bukhara, Kalan Mosque, Kalyan Minaret, Bolo Hauz Mosque, Chor Minor Madrasah

1800 Dinner

1900 Hotel Check-In Bukhara

D5 TUESDAY Bukhara – Samarkand

0730 Breakfast & Hotel Check Out

0900 Bukhara Tour: Bukhara Old Town

1200 Lunch

1300 Train Station Drop Off

1530 Departure to Samarkand

1730 Arrival in Samarkand

1730 Train Station Pickup

1830 Hotel Check-In Samarkand

D6 WEDNESDAY Samarkand – Tashkent

0730 Breakfast & Hotel Check Out

0900 Samarkand Tour: Shah I  Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbeg Observatory

1200 Lunch

1300 Samarkand Tour: Registan Square, Gur Emir Mausoleum, Siab Bazaar

1530 Train Station Drop Off

1800 Departure to Tashkent

2000 Arrival in Tashkent

2000 Train Station Pickup

2100 Hotel Check-In Tashkent

D7 7OCT Tashkent – Jakarta

0430 Hotel Check Out

0500 Airport Drop Off

0600 Flight Check-In

     Required Documents: Passport, Indonesian Visa (for non-Indonesian)

     Additional Documents: Negative PCR-Test Report taken 3×24 hours before departure (if required by regulation)

0850 Departure to Jakarta

D8 8OCT Jakarta

1735 Arrival in Jakarta


Additional Information

Detail Paket

  1. Harga paket inclusive Return Flights dengan Turkish Airlines / Uzbekistan Airways / setara dengan bagasi sesuai ketentuan maskapai
  2. Harga termasuk Turkey Tourist Visa dan PCR Test di Uzbekistan
  3. Free Visa Uzbekistan bagi Indonesian passport holder
  4. Harga:
    1. Twin / Triple Sharing Basis (Dewasa/Anak-anak) IDR29,9jt/orang (minimum 2 People), IDR28,9jt/orang (minimum 3 People), IDR25,9jt/orang (minimum 5 People)
    2. Single Basis IDR32,9jt/orang (minimum 2 People), IDR31,9jt/orang (minimum 3 People), IDR28,9jt/orang (minimum 5 People)
    3. Harga First Come First Server basis, berdasarkan harga di system dan dapat berubah sesuai dengan ketersediaan
  5. Akomodasi:
    1. City Palace Tashkent (4Star) / setara
    2. touress Dunyo Palace Bukhara (3Star+) / setara
    3. Dilimah Samarkand (4Star) / setara
  6. Term of Payment
    1. Pembelian via Apps (Web/Android/iOS): Full Payment saat konfirmasi
    2. Pembelian Manual (via WA 6281122222738 atau Email sales@touress.com)
      1. Down Payment IDR17jt/orang saat konfirmasi
      2. Second Payment IDR5jt/orang 60 hari sebelum keberangkatan
      3. Balance Payment satu bulan sebelum keberangkatan

Harga Termasuk

  1. Tiket penerbangan dengan International Flights Turkish Airlines / Uzbekistan Airways / setara kelas ekonomi termasuk aiport tax dan fuel surcharge (promo ticket, non-refundable, non-reroutable) based on seat availability. 
  2. Akomodasi / Hotel termasuk tax, service charges, dan daily breakfast
  3. Air mineral di Mobil dan Restaurant sesuai dengan kebutuhan
  4. Entrance Fees dan Meals sesuai itinerary
  5. Kendaraan private ber A/C termasuk supir, parking dan fee jalan tol
  6. Turkey Tourist Visa dan PCR Test di Tashkent

Harga Tidak Termasuk

  1. Opsi tambahan 
  2. Pengeluaran Pribadi (porter di Bandara, telepon, laundry, mini-bar, in-room-service, dan semua yang tidak termasuk di itinerary)
  3. Dokumen perjalanan
  4. Asuransi Perjalanan dan Covid IDR1jt/orang (wajib dimiliki)
  5. Tipping (langsung dibayarkan ke Guide dan Driver) USD10/orang/hari

Terms and Conditions

  1. Paket Based on Promo Non Refundable, Non Rescheduleable, No Transferrable kecuali jika terjadi force majeur yang membuat maskapai penerbangan tidak bisa terbang.
  2. Itinerary dapat berubah untuk menyesuaikan dengan keadaan. Dan jika itinerary berubah, seluruh point of interest tetap akan didapatkan.
  3. Adjustment flights dimungkinkan sebanyak maximum 2 hari sebelum atau sesudah tanggal keberangkatan untuk menyesuaikan dengan keadaan. Bagi pax yang menggunakan domestik flight untuk menyesuaikan setelah tiket flight CGKISTTASICTCGK kami issue.
  4. Apabila terjadi force majeour, penutupan bandara, wabah penyakit proses reshedule mengacu kepada regulation maskapai penerbangan dan biaya yang timbul utk setiap reshcedule menjadi tanggung jawab peserta tour.
  5. Anda setuju akan semua itinerary, informasi tambahan, dan syarat ketentuan di paket ini dengan dibayarnya sebagian atau seluruhnya paket ini.

 

Additional information

Room Configuration

Twin-Share (share room with another person), Triple (share room with other 2 people), Single (whole room for me)

Travel and Covid Insurance (mandatory)

Handled by myself, Included

Tour Period

1-9OCT, 15-23OCT, 29OCT-6NOV, 12-20NOV, 26NOV-4DEC, 10-18DEC

Locations

Required Documents

  • A passport that is still valid 6 months after the return date from Uzbekistan
  • Uzbekistan is visa-free for the Indonesian passport holders. Please contact us if you hold different nationalities.
  • A vaccine certificate which is issued 14 days before your departure date is required to be shown when checking in your flight.
  • You must show a negative PCR Test result 2 x 24 hours before your departure date.
  • There is no PCR or Rapid Test in Uzbekistan on arrival.
  • Tour Itinerary

Accommodations

City Palace Tashkent (4Star) / equivalent

touress Dunyo Palace Bukhara (3Star+) / equivalent

Dilimah Samarkand (4Star) / equivalent

Essential Informaiton

Visas

Uzbekistan requires visa for travelers from all countries except for 65 countries who already have visa free schemes.

Time Zone

GMT+ 5 with No Daylight Saving Time. Most Public Offices start from 0900 until 1700 while malls and shopping centers open from 1000.

Languages

Languages spoken are Uzbek language and Russian in big cities like Tashkent and Samarkand. Most people in Uzbekistan do not speak English except people working in tourist sectors.

Currency and Payment

Uzbekistan currency is SOM (лв or SOM or UZS) which exchange rate is around SOM9500 to SOM10500 per USD. Visa and MasterCard cards are not widely accepted (unless in big or international chain hotels) and cash (SOM or USD) is more preferable. Currency exchange shops or ATM (yes ATM to dissolve SOM from USD) are also easy to find.

Etiquette
Here are some do’s and don’ts in Uzbekistan:

  • Respect to Elderly – respect is shown to the elderly, especially men who are known as aksakal (white beards).
  • Greetings – Shake men’s hands with the greeting ‘salom’ or ‘salom aleikum’. For added respect place your left hand over your chest.
  • Amin – At the end of a shared meal run your hands over your face in the amin gesture to signify thanks.
  • Tea – There is formalised etiquette when pouring out tea. Rinse out your piala (small tea bowl) with a drop of hot tea, then return a piala-ful to the pot three times before the tea is considered ready to drink.

Best Time to Visit

Uzbekistan is best visited during spring and autumn (April to May, and September to early November). During these periods, it’s typically warm and dry, and you can enjoy the heat of this desert region without it being uncomfortably hot, as it can be during the summer months.

From November to March it can be very cold, but this also brings clear, bright skies which provide an exceptional backdrop to any photos you take during your trip. This is also the quietest time of the year, so if you’re willing to dress warmly you’re likely to have the country’s exquisitely beautiful sites to yourself.

Points of Interest in Turkey

Excellent Museums

With so much history to its name, Turkey also has a lot of fantastic museums that actively preserve findings from the many archaeological sites all around the country. From the world’s largest mosaic museum (Zeugma in Gaziantep) to Istanbul’s Ottoman palace museums and the famous Topkapi Palace as well as Hagia Sophia, there’s plenty to visit while you’re here.


Incredible Architecture

Turkey’s architectural scope is truly striking and includes everything from historic churches, waterfront mansions built by European settlers and grand imperial mosques and palaces to stone houses built by former Anatolian empires. From Istanbul to Mardin and beyond, you’ll always find a structure that really changes your aesthetic perspective.


Great Food Shopping

With such an incredible cuisine, it’s no wonder that Turkey also has a lot of food shopping opportunities from open air markets to bazaars and everything in between. The many neighborhood markets are where locals buy their fresh produce, while the Grand Bazaar and Spice Bazaar is where tourists like to do some shopping.


Bosphorus Cruise

You can Explore the highlights that sits between Europe and Asia through cruising by Bosphorus strait and discover the mega metropolis Istanbul from a different view by passing all historical palaces, fortresses and the Bosphorus bridge and capturing amazing pictures along this journey.

Points of Interest in Uzbekistan

Silk Road and the Cultural Melting Pot

The history of Silk Road goes as far back as 138 BC when China opened its borders. Over centuries, traders, missionaries and conquerors travelled from Asia to Europe through Uzbekistan and brought with them new cultures, religions and crafts, traces of which still exist.

Visiting the ancient cities of Bukhara, Samarkand and Khiva, you’ll find Persian-inspired domes, traditional Silk weaving methods and workshops practising age-old techniques of paper making from mulberry – both of which were brought here from China.


Travel back in time in Bukhara

Formed in 13th century B.C., Bukhara was once a large commercial centre on the Silk Road. Today it remains one of Uzbekistan’s oldest and most fascinating cities with narrow streets, bazaars and breathtaking architectural monuments.

There is a lot to see in Bukhara and although the sites are only a short distance from each other, give time to truly enjoy this enchanting city. Visit the Abdullazizkhan, Ulugbek and Chor-Minor Madrasah, be mesmerised by the wooden ceiling at Bolo-Khauz Complex and experience the symbol of state power at the Ark Fortress. Spend your evenings walking around its many ceramic and fabric-laden bazaars.


Get Feel of Russian Architecture

Uzbekistan’s biggest city is one of two halves. On one side of the capital, there are beautiful tree-lined streets and a square that boasts the statue of their national hero Amir Timur. Scattered around the square are Soviet and post-Soviet style government buildings, colleges and hotels.


Shah-I-Zinda Mausoleum City

The Shah-i-Zinda Mausoleum is a magnificent work of art and a must-see during your trip to Samarkand! Once inside it feels as though you’re walking down the main avenue of a city comprised of the most beautiful mausoleums. The vibrant blue tilework is prevalent throughout the complex, making it a photographers dream!

The name Shah-i-Zinda translates to “Tomb of the Living King” which refers to the holiest of the shrines, what is likely the grave of Qusam ibn-Abbas. He is famed for bringing Islam to this region in the 7th century. The mausoleums here were built over the periods of the 11th to the 19th centuries as Timur and Ulugbek buried their families and closest confidants here at later dates.


The Ark of Bukhara

The Ark of Bukhara is the oldest structure in Bukhara. It is a massive fortress that was constructed during the fifth century and occupied until it fell to Russia in 1920. Must of the fortress is now in ruins, but before it was bombed it housed essentially an entire city within its walls. It was home to the emirs of Bukhara and included a jail, workshops, mosques, an armory, and more.

Today those rooms have been transformed into small museums that hold various artifacts. From atop the walls that stand between 52 and 66 feet tall, you can see nice views of the city below. There are also plenty of souvenir shops in the Ark if you aren’t already shopped out.


Khiva (City) Open Air Museum

Behind the mud-brick walls of a deserted town in Uzbekistan lies a labyrinth of narrow alleyways with brightly colored mosaics covering the numerous mosques. Khiva is a stunning open-air museum in the west of Uzbekistan that feels like you just took a step back in time. All the things to do in Khiva are packed within the walkable old city walls and can be seen in one or two days.


Samarkand is a UNESCO World Heritage City

The beauty and marvel of Samarkand is powerful and addictive. It’s home to one of the most recognisable monuments in Central Asia, the Registan – a square with three prominent madarassas. The buildings really come to life during dusk when the hues of the setting sun coupled with yellow lights illuminate the structures. Also visit the tomb of Amir Timur at Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Shah-i-Zinda necropolis and the observatory of Ulugbek.


Great Meat

Uzbekistan is a cattle-rearing nation so it’s no surprise that most delicacies include meat. Meals are often over several courses starting with salads, followed by soup, a main and dessert. Try the Plov (similar to a pulav or biryani) – made with rice, meat, carrots and spices, the samsa and shashlik kebabs. Local markets are a good place to try homemade delicacies, sweets and pastries.


Original Oldest Qur’an in The World

On the other side is a slightly neglected but much more authentic old city, at the heart of which is Chorsu Bazar. Here you’ll experience Uzbek life as it is, with stalls selling everything from fresh fruits to lepeshka (traditional toasted bread). Not far from the dome-shaped market is the Khast Imam complex, home to a mosque, mausoleum and one of Muslim world’s most sacred relics, caliph Osman’s Qur’an, which is one of the Oldest Qur’ans in the World.


Mausoleum and Masjid Imam Al Bukhari

The Mausoleum of Imam al-Bukhari is about 30 minutes north of the central area of Samarkand. so you’ll need to catch a taxi to get there. The architecture of the complex is similar in architectural style to most of the buildings listed above and it is a revered pilgrimage site in Uzbekistan for the devout. Imam al-Bukhari was a theologian and authored the second most important book for Muslims after the Quran.

The complex houses a mausoleum, mosque, a library and museum, and several souvenir stalls.


Ulugh Beg Observatory

The Ulugh Beg Observatory is an observatory in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. Built in the 1420s by the Timurid astronomer Ulugh Beg, it is considered by scholars to have been one of the finest observatories in the Islamic world.

Some truly magnificent discoveries were made in this observatory. Ulugh calculated that the length of a star year was equal to 365 days, 6 hours, 10 minutes, and 8 seconds which is only off by less than a minute to our current calculations.

The only thing that remains of the observatory today is the sextant, which was an instrument that was used to determine midday. It is covered by a roof but you can peer down into the large hole and see a large section of it below. There is also a very small museum that gives some history of Ulugh and of the work that was done in the observatory in the 1400s.


Kalyan Complex and Tower

The Kalyan Mosque and Minaret (Tower) is the central focal point of the Po-i-Kalyan Complex as it stands almost 150 feet above the ground. This is the second iteration of the minaret that is meant to summon Muslims to prayer five times a day, as the first collapsed due to the unstable ground underneath. The ground was fortified and the current minaret was completed in 1127.

The Kalyan has an interesting history as it was spared by Genghis Khan as he appreciated its beauty while he was destroying everything around it. It is also known as the “tower of death” because for several centuries criminals were executed by being tossed from the top.

Be sure to check out the Kalyan Minaret at night as well, when it is all lit up against the night sky!

Health Protocol

Health Requirements to be allowed to fly and enter Uzbekistan (only for Indonesian nationals):

  • All travelers must be fully vaccinated and have a negative PCR test conducted within 48 hours prior to departure from the first boarded flight.
  • On your departure to Indonesia, as part of the Government of Indonesia’s regulation, you must present the negative PCR result taken not more than 72 hours before arrival.

During PPKM (Enforcement of Restrictions on Community Activities) in Indonesia, traveling to Dubai is still possible. Please make sure you comply with the following requirements:

  • Please check whether PPKM is applicable in the area/province you are departing from.
  • If you are flying domestic airlines from any provinces in Jawa island or from Bali to Jakarta (as flights to and from Istanbul start from/to Jakarta), and PPKM is still in place in the province you are departing from, and you already have the full dose of vaccination (1 shot for Johnson & Johnson brand and 2 shots for other vaccines), you need to present the negative result of a rapid test antigen test taken not more than 1 x 24 hours before departure. The same applies when returning back from Jakarta. as you need to present the negative result of a rapid test antigen test taken not more than 1 x 24 hours before departure.
  • Mandatory 8 days quarantine for all International passengers arriving in Indonesia is still in place, and you must pre-book your selected hotel for this quarantine or book it on your arrival in Indonesia.