Overnight in Malika Prime Hotel (BD) Day 07: Samarkand City Tour Samarkand, sometimes called the ‘Rome of the Orient’ was already flourishing when Rome and Babylon were founded.During the course of our full day tour we visit the famous Registan Square, Bibi Khanum Mosque, Mausoleum of Tamerlane, Observatory of Ulughbek, the site where Uleg Bek, grandson of Tamerlane, made some of the greatest achievements of the pre-telescope era of astronomy in the 15th century.Bukhara is an ancient city with its bustling “trade domes,” active mosques, and the Kalyan Minaret (“tower of death”), one of Central Asia’s tallest.

En-route we stop at Garm Chashma (Hot spring) Garam Chasma is the Pamirs’ most popular open-air hot spring pool for the locals.

Later visit the ruins of Kah Kahah fortress dated back from Kushan period 4th Century AD.

Overnight in Divon Begi Hotel (BD) Day 06: Bukhara – Shakhrisabz – Samarkand We depart early for Shakhrisabz, the birthplace of Tamerlane, where we tour Ak-Saray Palace, Kok-Gumbaz Mosque, House of Meditation and the Crypt of Timur, a man who changed the course of history and made a signfigant difference to Central Asia.

There’s little left of Timur’s Ak-Saray Palace except bits of the gigantic, 40 m (98 foot) high entrance covered with gorgeous filigree like blue, white and gold mosaics, but it’s staggering to try and imagine what the rest of this glorious summer palace must have looked like. For most people, Samarkand is as mythical as Atlantis or as remote and legendary as Tombouctou.

We will also see Char Minar, a gate of an ancient madrassa long time gone.

It was built in 1809 and has more in common with Indian art styles than local.

Bukhara has been designated a World Heritage Site; the resulting restoration of some of the mosques, constructed in the 11th to 15th centuries, to make them appear as if they were built yesterday.

There are even some structures still standing that date back to Zorastrian times 2,500 years ago.

Later, drive to Bibi Fotima hot spring for walk around the village and in the afternoon.