Uzbekistan + Kyrgyzstan, 11 days

 

 

 

 

 

 

Itinerary: Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand — Tashkent — Bishkek – Issyk-Kul – Son-Kul Lake – Kochkor —Bishkek.

Duration: 11 days / 10 nights

Tour: Silk Road trip in Central Asia (Uzbekistan + Kyrgyzstan)

Season: mid May – mid September

Group size: 2-30 persons

Accommodation: on twin basis

 

Description:  During Silk Road Tour in Central Asia you will have opportunity to visit ancient cities flourished when caravans carrying goods from East to West and back passed through these cities and brought wealth to their inhabitants. In Uzbekistan, the tour passes through Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand – the biggest historical centers in Central Asia. And in Kyrgyzstan you can enjoy the beauty of Central Tien-Shan Mountains and see cultural complex situated on Great Silk Road passed through Kyrgyzstan.

 

Program:

Day Itinerary:
1 Tashkent (Uzbekistan)

Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at the airport.  Tashkent is the cosmopolitan city in the heart of Central Asia, the crossroad of different cultures. Upon arrival Check in to hotel, free time on your own.  Accommodation in the hotel 3*. Meals: breakfast

2 Tashkent — Bukhara

Transfer to domestic airport for the flight to Bukhara as per timetable. Upon arrival transfer to old city for tour.  Bukhara is known as Central Asia’s most ancient living city, as Morocco in the Middle East, explore gems of Islamic Monumental heritage in Central Asia: Citadel Ark, Bolo Khauz ChashmaAyub Mausoleum in city park area. The “pearl of the east” The Samanid Mausoleum — family tomb of the Samanid Dynasty; Kalon Mosque; Kalon Minaret; Mir Arab Madrasah; Toki Zargaron – cupola of jewelers,  Abdulla khan Tim – a center of silk trade; Toki TelpakFurushon – cupola of the hat sellers; Toki Sarrafon – cupola of moneychangers; MagokiAttor Mosque one of the oldest Mosques in Central Asia; LyabiKhauz in the heart of the city;

Check in to the hotel. Time free at leisure. Accommodation in the hotel 3*. Meals: breakfast.

3 Bukhara — Samarkand

Continue exploring outskirts of Bukhara:

—          Summer Palace of Last Rulers of Bukhara Emirate;

—          BahautdinNakshband Complex, pilgrimage site for Muslims.

Return back to old city and free time for shopping.

Depart to Samarkand crossing the countryside. On the way stop in Gizjduvan, one of the center for ceramics in Central Asia, to learn more about local pottery and it’s unique colors. Later photo stop at 12th c Caravanserai and Sardoba visit.

Arrive to Samarkand and check in to hotel. Time free at leisure.

Accommodation in the hotel 3*. Meals: breakfast

4 Samarkand

Start city tour in Samarkand, the former capital of the Great Empire of Tamerlane, the place which attracted Alexander the Great, Marco Polo, and other thousand visitors around the world. Visit: Gur-Emir mausoleum, Registan Square consisting of Ulugbek Madrassah, SherdorMadrassah and Tilla-Kari Madrassah.  Museum of Ulugbek’s observatory Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Bibi-Khanum Mosque Siyab bazaar; Amir Temur Statue and Abramov Boulevard; Mausoleum of Saint Daniel;

Accommodation in the hotel 3*. Meals: breakfast

5 Samarkand — Tashkent

Depart to Tashkent by road, 320km 5hrs.

Arrive Tashkent and start city tour of Capital of Uzbekistan. Visit: Khazrat Imam complex; Barak Khan Madrasah, Tillya Sheikh Mosque; Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Museum of Islamic Books with 7th c Koran of Caliph Othman; Independence Square; Memorial of Victory; Amir Temur Square; Accommodation in the hotel 3*. Meals: breakfast

6 Tashkent – Bishkek (Kyrgyzstan)

Transfer to the airport and International flight to Bishkek. Meeting at the airport “Manas”, transfer to the hotel 3*. Rest. Sightseeing tour: visit Ala-Too square, Osh market Opera and Ballet Theatre, Fine Art Museum, World National Library and etc. Dinner in local restaurant. Accommodation in the hotel 3*.  Meals: Breakfast, dinner

7 Bishkek – Issyk-Kul lake

Transfer to Cholpon-Ata (260km 4-5 hrs). On the way visit cultural complex Burana Tower (X-XI cen.). Visit Cultural Complex “Ruh Ordo”, Petroglyphs museum on open air. Rest on the shore of Issyk-Kul lake.  Dinner in local restaurant in Cholpon-Ata.  Accommodation in the Guest House. Meals: Breakfast, dinner

8 Issyk-Kul lake – Son-Kul lake

Early transfer to Son-Kul Lake (260 km, 5-6 hrs) via Kochor village. On the way visit souvenir and handicraft shop in Kochkor village. Lunch in local family accompanied with Kyrgyz traditional folklore show in Kochkor. Afternoon arrival to highest alpine Son-Kul Lake (3016 m) where you can see the ancient culture, tradition and customs of Kyrgyz nomad’s which is still alive today. Dinner and accommodation in Yurt Inn. Optionally: Horse riding or hiking at the summer pasture. Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

9 Son-Kul Lake – Kochkor

Transfer to Kochkor via Naryn and Eki-Naryn river (290 km, 5-6 hrs). Unforgettable mountain view is guaranteed on the way in Kurtka Gorge. On the way to Eki-Naryn, the place where two big Naryn rivers join you can see man-made German Swastika, emblazoned fir-tree swastika planted on the mountain slope.  Dinner and accommodation in the CBT home stay.  Meals: Breakfast, dinner

10 Kochkor- Bishkek

Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek (250 km, 2-3 hrs). Rest. Free time for your own. Dinner in the traditional restaurant. Accommodation in the hotel 3*. Meals: Breakfast, dinner

11 Breakfast. Transfer to the airport “Manas”. Departure.

 

Price is available by request.

 

Contact us:

Silk Road & Kyrgyz Guided Trips LLC

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

189 Tynystanova str., 720000

Requests: silkroadtrip.com@gmail.com

Tel:  +996 312 883644 land line

Whatsapp: +996 557 799683

Web site: http://silkroad-trip.com/

 

Kyrgyzstan part includes:

  1. Transportation according to the itinerary in the Kyrgyzstan
  2. Accommodation:
  • Bishkek, “Shah Palace” 3* or equal level — 2 nights, private bathroom.
  • Issyk-Kul lake – Royal Beach Resort 3* or equal level, 1 night, private bathroom
  • Son-Kul lake – Yurt Inn, on sharing basis in one gender, 1 yurt is for 5 pax, 1 night, full board
  • Kochkor: Home Stay – 1 night, shared bathroom, half board
  1. Meals as mentioned in the program
  2. Bottled mineral water during the trip
  3. English speaking guide to accompany the group
  4. Excursion + entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  5. Lunch in local family accompanied with Kyrgyz t Traditional Folklore show
  6. Memorable souvenirs

     Service does not include in KG:

  • International air flight
  • Kyrgyz visa and visa invitation letter
  • Early check in Bishkek on day 1:
  • Alcohol beverage in restaurants
  • Horseback riding in Son-Kul lake

Notes for Kyrgyz part:

  • It is recommended to have warm closes due to cool weather in mountain area.
  • Four or five star hotels can be arranged by request, but the program price will be changed accordingly.
  • Suggested program can be changed or individualized according to your interests

Uzbekistan part includes:

  1. Transportation as mentioned in the program
  2. Accommodation:
  • Tashkent – Uzbekistan hotel or equal level (B$B)
  • Bukhara –Siyavush hotel or equal level (B$B)
  • Samarkand – Malika classic hotel or equal level (B$B)
  1. Excursion + entrance fees as mentioned in the program
  2. Economy class ticket on Afrosiyab train
  3. Meals: breakfast at the hotels
  4. Local English speaking guide / Escort guide to accompany the group
  5. Uzbek visa support letter to get visa for Uzbekistan
  6. Bottled mineral water during the trip
  7. Memorable souvenirs

Service does not include in Uzbekistan:

  1. Charges in the hotels for additional service
  2. Consular fee for Uzbek visa
  3. Meals: lunch and dinner
  4. Alcohol beverage
  5. Photography and videa making fees and any personal expenses during the trip
  6. Domestic flight Tashkent – Bukhara
  7. International flight ticket
  8. Personal insurance

Notes

  • Domestic flights are booked as per availability, if flight is cancelled or no tickets available on the time of booking, itinerary will be modified as per timetable.
  • In case of any currency fluctuations or amendment in local government taxes, or any fuel hike, we reserve the right to adjust the tour price accordingly.
  • You do not need any vaccination for the areas included in itinerary, unless your doctor recommends
  • The Uzbek Som Just accept credit cards in Tashkent. It is advisable to take euros as currency. Cash money (bills) must be in good condition.
  • It is recommended to have warm closes due to cool weather in mountain area.
  • Suggested program can be changed or individualized according to your interests