Silk Road legend Tour 2
Silk Road legend: Tour 2
Destinations: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan
Duration: 12 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Bukhara - Samarkand - Andijan - Uzbek border Dustlik - Osh - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Burana - Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol- Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek - Almaty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
Day 1: Tashkent - Bukhara
The very first day of the tour is going along Uzbekistan and visiting of the capital Tashkent. The city tour is going along such places as Broadway, Independence square. At the same time we offer to visit the Amir Timur square and listen to all of the historical notes given by our guides. The excursion for the guests to travel to will be going along Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. At these territories the Quran copy is saved, of 8th century. The night is spent in Bukara, in the hotel.
Day 2: Bukhara - Samarkand
This day the visitants are going to travel along Uzbekistan and make a tour to the oldest citadel, of the 4th century for the aim to listen to the myths and legends of Nodir Divan Begi, Lyabi House Ensemble. Then take a view of the 12th century religious schools, as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. After the investigational tour the group is taken to Samarkand, to spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Samarkand - Tashkent
For being able to feel the atmosphere of the city of Uzbekistan, the guests are going to make a tour along the valley of the river Zerafshan with the further visiting of Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. The guests will find out that the Registan Square, complex of Madrasahs dates back to 15-17th centuries. Being here the visitants are able to see the UNESCO World Heritage Site with your own eyes. In the evening all travel to Tashkent and have night in the hotel.
Day 4: Tashkent - Andijan - Uzbek border Dustlik - Osh
This day everyone makes a way from Uzbekistan to Kyrgyzstan, with the pass of the site of Andijan in train, the passing of the border and then final arrival at city Osh. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Osh - Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan is a country with various interesting houses to be visited during the tour, and one of such places is Suleiman Mountain. The mountain bears the history of the famous biblical prophet coming here and being buried here. He is mentioned in both religious - of the Muslims and Christians. The day continues with the visiting of the Asian Bazaar, then to transfer to Bishkek. The guests spend the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Being in Kyrgyzstan wanderers are able to visit the city of Bishkek, going for city tour along Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic. The next point of the tour in Kyrgyzstan is Ala Archa gorge. It is located in 45km from the city and has a lot of paths to pass; it is the perfect place for hiking and just admiring the nature. The night is spent in the hotel of Bishkek.
Day 7: Bishkek - Burana - Chon Kemin
At this point of the tour we are going to Chon Kemin, passing the locations of Burana Tower surrounded by the balbals, or stone warriors. These are the souls of the ancestors protecting the land. The village seems to be the perfect place for the guests to have 3 hours of horse riding, as in the mountains it is possible to immerse in the history of the country and its places. Horses can be the animals which can take you to the distant places. The night will be in the homestay of the locals.
Day 8: Chon Kemin - Issyk Kul lake northern shore - Karakol
The high altitude lake Issyk Kul is always the destination of the guests coming from different countries to Kyrgyzstan. Today we travel to this lake, which is located at the height of 1600m above sea level. You will find out the lake to be known as the pearl of the country. It is surrounded by the mountains and seems to be the perfect site for swimming and hiking. Then you are going to travel a tour along the region to the city Karakol, and visit the following locations - Dungan mosque and Orthodox Church. The night will be organized in the guest house.
Day 9: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
Today we pass Jeti Oguz gorge. The gorge is made of the appearance of the Seven Bulls, of red color. Behind it there is the mountain of the Broken Heart, which can be vaulted by the visitants of the country. In order to get to Bishkek the guests are going to visit the Bokonbaeva village, where eagle hunting show can be seen. The skills of it are going from generation to generation. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 10: Bishkek - Almaty
From Kyrgyzstan the group travels to Kazakhstan. In order to visit Almaty, the guests take a way of 230km, or of 4 hours. For this it is required to pass the border, and then have a city tour along Almaty, and visit Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral. The Green Bazaar is the site where you can buy anything you want for the aims of bargaining. Then everyone will see the Medeo Gorge, or the greatest skating rink, and then the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. Kok-Tobe hill is the next point of the city tour, and it tends to be the famous hill with the panorama view. The night will be in the hotel of Kazakhstan.
Day 11: Almaty - Charyn Canyon - Almaty
As always we try to give the precise details of each tour, and today the guests are going to see one of the most picturesque site of Kazakhstan - Charyn Canyon. It takes the history of 12 million years. Here the winds are strong and the sun is bright. All along the way of 3 hours the visitants are going to listen to history of the people, the country. The region is amazing from the point of view of nature. Magnificent views are open for you to feel. At the same time you will see the Valley of Castles. The night will be in the hotel. Just do not forget to immerse in nature.
Day 12: Airport
Morning transfer to airport.
Transport in Uzbekistan & Kazakhstan:
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Transport in Kyrgyzstan:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 620 $
04 pax - 1 220 $
06 pax - 1 045 $
08 pax - 940 $
10 pax - 890 $
Single - 185 $
Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $
All dinners - 170 $*
All lunches and dinners - 315 $*
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 40 $ per person
English speaking guides:
UZ - local 110 $ per group or escort 370 $ per group
KG - 525 $ per group
KZ - 220 $ per group
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Osh - "Sun Rise" Hotel 3*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water supply
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge
- Flight tickets Osh - Bishkek (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)
- Train tickets Tashkent-Bukhara, Bukhara-Samarkand, Samarkand-Tashkent, Tashkent-Andijan
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide