Silk Road wonder tour: Tour 1
Destination: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Bishkek – Issyk Kul northern shore – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol – Bishkek – Osh – Margilan – Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Tashkent
Day 1: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
We are glad to see you in fascinating tour. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the capital of Kyrgyzstan (40 minutes) for sightseeing tour. You will visit the most prominent sights like Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Сentral Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and others. After it you will head on to the famous Issyk Kul Lake. This lake is known for its breathtaking beauty of nature will not leave anyone indifferent. It is the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608 m. above sea level that has another name "the pearl of Central Asia". It is important to note that the lake never freezes and the reason for it is the salty water. During the travel you will have a stop to visit Burana Tower of the 11th century. Nera the tower you can find an open air museum of Balbals or stone warriors. The night will be spent in a hotel.
Day 2: Issyk Kul – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol
In course of the tour you will be transferred to Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye gorges. This sites are interesting due to being connected at the end. Here you will enjoy the hiking while observing stunning landscape. Don’t miss the chance to capture the most fascinating scenery. Then you will continue your travel to Karakol town. You will see the Dungan mosque that is famous for being built without nails in Chinese style! We recommend you to visit an old wooden Orthodox Church. Overnight is in a guesthouse.
Day 3: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Bishkek
Today you will head on to the famous Jeti Oguz gorge. The name of it can be translated as Seven Bulls. You will be mesmerized by the view of red rocks situated in a row. Furthermore you will visit the Broken Heart Mountain full of legends and myths. To reach its top you need to hike for 20 minutes. The view of the top of it will fascinate you! You will continue tour by driving to Bokonbaeva village. Tours to this site are very popular due to being the place where you can see a local eagle-hunter or berkutchi. In course of the tour you will have the opportunity to participate in eagle hunting that is traditional way of hunting. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles. The method of hunting is passed from generation to generation. After that you will continue to drive t the capital of Kyrgyzstan. Your night is in a hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek – Osh – Dustlik – Margilan – Tashkent
The day will start with morning flight to Osh. After that you will cross the Dustlik border checkpoint and then arrive to Fergana. Upon arrival you will start your tour to explore Uzbekistan. At first you will have an excursion in the Fergana regional museum to see different collection of items from ancient times and learn more about culture and art of Fergana valley. You will be impressed to know that the museum possesses more than 80 000 collections. After you visit the national park of Fergana you will be transferred to Margilan to see Silk producing factory. In course of the tour you will know the method of making silk. The silk made 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. After it you will have a train to Tashkent train station at 20:25. Afterwards transfer to hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent – Samarkand
The day will start with exploring the most prominent sights of the capital of Uzbekistan. You will see the Independence Square that was made as a symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. You will have the chance to visit the local Broadway. Then is the local Broadway that divides the Independence square and Amir Timur square and have a ride in a one of the most beautiful subways, the Tashkent metro. The first line was opened in 1977. Then you will visit old part of the city and see Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam, a complex of madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The most prominent sight in tours to Uzbekistan is the world’s oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. Later on you will have transfer to Samarkand by train. Overnight is in the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand – Bukhara
You will have sightseeing tour in the second largest city of Uzbekistan. You will find this city in the valley of the river Zerafshan. It is important to note that it is contemporary of Babylon or Rome. In course of the tour you will explore Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is made of a complex of three fascinating Madrasahs of 15-17th centuries. This site is famous among tourists that why tours here are one of the most visited. The Shakhi-Zindeh is known for big collection of mausoleums that related to 11th-15 centuries that is also the part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built in honor of favorite Tamerlane’s wife, after his campaign in India. Drive to Bukhara. Overnight is at the hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara – Tashkent
You will see the most outstanding sights of the wonderful city. The first to visit will be the ancient citadel in Bukhara, the Citadel Ark of the 4th century. This sight was used as a palace for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then is the famous Samanids mausoleum of the 9th and 10th century. After it you will enjoy the magnificent view of the Chashma Ayub, meaning Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. His mosque is famous due its forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. After it you will walk along the shopping domes as well as the Nodir Divan Begi madrasah that is the part of Lyabi House Ensemble. In the end of the tour you will visit the Poi Kalon complex that is considered to be the unique sample of architectural art of Bukhara. Here you will be able to see its three structures of the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Afterwards you will drive to Tashkent. Overnight is in the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – Departure
Transfer to Tashkent international airport for flight.
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 345 $
04 pax – 1 000 $
06 pax – 820 $
08 pax – 785 $
10 pax – 715 $
Single – 120 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $
Half board – 85 $*
Full board – 160 $*
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 45 $ per person
English speaking guides:
UZ – local 150 $ per group or escort 370 $ per group
KG – 345 $ per group
- Train tickets
Issyk Kul – “Karven” Resort
Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Guesthouse
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water supply
- Museum admissions in Kg & Tj
- Flight tickets Bishkek – Osh (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions in Uz
- Flight tickets Bukhara-Tashkent
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