Experience the springtime foods and festivities of the Uzbek New Year , Navruz, with Silk Road Treasure Tours
Witness the rebirth of nature and the joyous celebration of the New Year during this 10- day tour starting at $4,320 per person.
Chester, NJ, September 28, 2014 – Silk Road Treasure Tours, specialists in travel to Central Asia, announces a rare opportunity to witness an Uzbek cultural event that comes but once a year: the celebration of Navruz.
Here in the West, we associate the New Year with winter, but the ancient Zoroastrian Persians and the Central Asians, felt that the New Year actually began with the first day of spring. Special feasts and celebrations mark this holiday.
As a special bonus, Silk Road Treasure Tours owner, Zulya Rajabova (recently dubbed "trusted travel Expert for Uzbekistan and the Silk Road" by TripAdvisor's Wendy Perrin) will accompany this tour. Why? Because Zulya was born and raised in Bukhara, where the main celebrations will take place. As she says: " I am from there, and I want my travelers to visit MY Bukhara; the Bukhara that tourists usually do not get to see. I look forward to taking them to the big celebration of Navruz, where I have arranged front row seating."
The ten day tour starts out in Tashkent, the cosmopolitan capitol city of Uzbekistan, travelers will visit the Old City with its sites, and the huge outdoor Chorsu market where just about anything- from hand carved cradles and Koran holders to fine silks and wedding costumes --and much more-- can be found. The next day, fly to the walled city of Khiva, one of the prime stops on the Silk Road. Wander down its many side streets and soak up its history, its palaces, caravanserais and mosques. En route to Bukhara, travelers will take an early sightseeing drive, through the vast Kyzyl Kum desert, home to nomads, still living off their herds. Samarkand never disappoints, with its stately Registan Square, the magnificent tomb of Timur, and the Bibi Hanum palace. Return to Tashkent via fast train.
This group tour has 2 guaranteed departure dates from March 16-25 2015, and March 17-26, 2016. Group tours cost $4,320 per person, and $630 for single supplement.
Price includes all costs aside from consular fees, gratuity for the guides and international airline flights: Visa support; local air tickets from Tashkent to Urgench; air-conditioned ground transportation; English-speaking guides/escort; hotel accommodations in double room; breakfast and dinner; entrance fees to museums/monuments; folklore show in Bukhara; wine tasting; pre-departure travel package and Silk Road gifts; Uzbek language classes; unlimited travel counseling.
About Silk Road Treasure Tours
Silk Road Treasure Tours specializes in custom private and group tours to Central Asia Stan countries and the most fascinating destinations along the Silk Road. Zulya Rajabova, owner of Silk Road Treasure Tours and winner of Conde-Nast's award for Best Travel Specialist, 2012 and 2013 provides expert advice to craft authentic and unforgettable journeys for tourists, academics, historians, business and special interest groups. A first-rate team of talented, multi-lingual professionals in Central Asia, Silk Road Treasure Tours offers a wealth of local knowledge and provides itinerary planning, travel arrangements, and the best in accommodation and tour guides that satisfy even the most inquisitive traveler.