The architecture of the Tashkent Metro is one of the most beautiful in the world, and it is a traditional destination for tourists and guests...
An exciting cultural 2-day tour to Fergana Valley is a tour for those who are willing to learn more about the culture of this picturesque region of fertile plains and Uzbek traditional crafts. In the Fergana Valley, you will visit Rishtan, the homeland of pottery, wool carpets craftsmen who pass secrets of their ingenuity for generations; Kokand with its Royal Palace, madrasahs and mosques; Margilan – a traditional silk producing center which is still on high demand all over the world. You will visit a factory that still employs traditional methods of silk production in the heart of the Fergana Valley. All parts of the production process are undertaken here, from the feeding of the silk worms with mulberry leaves, through dyeing with natural vegetal and mineral dyes, to the weaving of the final cloth, and it is fascinating to follow it step by step. You can see, room by room, all the fascinating process for the silk and cotton, for the kerchiefs and carpets. You will be fascinated to see the cocoons being boiled and the silk extracted. Afterwards, you will not resist to purchase any of the pieces!
At 07:00 transfer to the Tashkent train station. Take the train departing to Kokand at 08:05 (Alternative transport is available, see below). Arrive in Kokand at 12:16. Meet your guide and driver and start sightseeing tour in Ferghana Valley. Visit the Khudoyar-Khan Palace and Jami Mosque. Drive to Ok Yer village to the house of craftsman Bakhrom-aka to visit a traditional Kyrgyz family manufacturing wool carpets. After, drive to Fergana city (80 km) to visit Akhmad Al-Fergani Park. Overnight at the hotel.
Alternative transportation is a car with a driver; the road takes 6 hours and lies through Kamchik Mountain Pass.
In the morning, drive from Fergana to Rishtan to the house of a well-known ceramic master Rustam Usmanov whose works are exhibited on world exhibitions. Enjoy a pottery workshop and have a look at ceramic collection in a small museum. Drive to Margilan and visit Said Akhmad-Khoja Madrasah. Today, madrasah is a home to a number of craftsmen producing handmade carpets and silk. Have a walk on traditional market and continue to Yodgorlik Silk factory to see the production process of silk with traditional Ikat patterns. If it is Thursday or Sunday, visit Kumtepa Bazaar, the largest market in Fergana Valley. At 15:20 transfer to Margilan railway station. Take the train to Tashkent at 16:20. Arrive in Tashkent at 21:25. Pick-up and transfer to your hotel or location. End of the tour.
Alternatively, the road back to Tashkent can be driven; you will return around 19.00.
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Hotels will be booked based on availability
- English speaking guide accompanying you during the entire itinerary;
- Entrance tickets to the museums, mausoleums and other sights ;
- Transportation throughout the tour, including airports/train stations pick up and drop offs;
- Double/twin & Single sharing accommodation in the hotels with full breakfast;
- FREE HUGS.
- Alcohol drinks;
- Personal items;
- Lunches, Dinners;
- Travel insurance.