Silk Road trip: Tour 1

 

Silk Road trip Tour 1


Silk Road trip: Tour 1


Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
We are glad to see you on Silk Road where you will have an opportunity to explore Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. On arrival at Manas International Airport the driver will meet you and accompany to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. It is just 30 minutes. On arrival you will have a city tour and visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and so on. In the morning you will travel to Issyk Kul Lake. Being there you will be awe-struck by great mountains! The exclusive beauty of nature will not leave anyone indifferent! The lake is considered to be the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608 m. above sea level and means "the pearl of Central Asia". On the way you will have a chance to visit Burana Tower which was built in the 11th century. See an open air museum of Balbals or stone warriors. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 2: Issyk Kul - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol
In the morning we will visit brilliant gorges as Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. They are connected with each other at the end. Travelers will have an idea to walk along the natural park where you can relish hiking and see striking landscape We will continue our way to the northern shore of the lake to the town of Karakol. We will visit the Dungan mosque built without metal ligaments and made in Chinese style! See an old wooden Orthodox Church. Rest is in a guesthouse.

Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
This tour will start by travelling to Jeti Oguz gorge or Seven Bulls. You are going to see red rocks formations located in a row. In addition, you will see Broken Heart Mountain. You can also spend 20 minutes and to see one of the most attractive panoramic views of the gorge! The next destination is driving to Bokonbaeva village and meet with a local eagle-hunter or berkutchi. You will be shown an eagle hunting. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles. Then we will continue our way to Bishkek. Rest is in a hotel.  

Day 4: Bishkek - Osh - Dustlik - Margilan - Tashkent
In the morning is flight to Osh city. We will cross the Dustlik border checkpoint and then arrive to Fergana. On the way we will visit the Fergana regional museum. Here you can learn more about culture and art of Fergana valley. See more than 80 000 collections in the museum. Visit the national park of Fergana and then travel to Margilan and visiting Silk producing factory in Margilan. It is an opportunity to learn how to make silk. The silk made from the feeding of the silk worms with mulberry leaves, via dyeing with natural vegetal and mineral dyes, to the weaving of the final cloth. We have no doubt you will like this hobby. Afterwards we will drive to Fergana train station and board the train. The departure from Tashkent at about 16:00 and arrival to Tashkent train station at 20:25. Night is in a hotel.

Day 5: Tashkent - Samarkand
In the morning is the city tour in Tashkent. We will visit the Independence Square which is painstaking to be the symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. The tour will be continued to the local Broadway. It is placed between Independence square and Amir Timur square. See the famous Tashkent metro and opened in 1977. In the afternoon we will visit old parts of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex and see various madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Then we can visit the Othman Quran. It is the world's oldest Quran copy and found in the 8th century. We will transfer to Samarkand by train. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 6: Samarkand - Bukhara
Today is the city tour in Samarkand. Travelers will be impressed by its attractiveness and green streets. The city is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan and reflected to be the second largest city of Uzbekistan as Babylon or Rome. We will visit famed places as Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Visiting Registan Square, you will find spectacular Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries, which entices travellers form around the world. See Shakhi Zindeh where you can find lovely mausoleums of the 11th-15 centuries. It is included to the UNESCO World Heritage Site. In the end of day, we will visit Bibi Khanum Mosque built by the Tamerlane. Then we will drive to Bukhara. Night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Bukhara - Tashkent
We are glad to present you the next day of a wonderful city tour. We will visit ancient citadel in Bukhara as Citadel Ark of the 4th century. This citadel linked several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. The next destination is visiting Samanids mausoleum of the 9th and 10th century. We will continue to visit Chashma Ayub (Job's well) and Bolo Hauz mosque. They are famous for their forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. In addition, you can walk among shops and buy souvenirs. Admire beauty of outstanding madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi belonging to Lyabi House Ensemble. In the end of day, we will visit Poi Kalon complex and find three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. We will travel to Tashkent. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent - Departure
Transfer to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.

 

Transport in Kyrgyzstan:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter

Transport in Uzbekistan:
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus 

 

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 

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Train tickets
- Accommodation:
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:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions in Uz
- Flight tickets Bukhara-Tashkent 


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