Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul – Karakol – Kochkor – Son Kul – Suusamir - Tashkent - Samarkand – Bukhara - Khiva
Your guide will pick you up at Manas International Airport at 16:25 and accompany you to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan, just a 30-minute drive from the airport. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in a hotel.
This entire day is dedicated to a guided tour of Bishkek. It includes visiting Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of interest. But no tour of Bishkek is complete without visiting our Asian Bazaar! We will show it to you today and you will be able to take a lot of dynamic photos of bustling local life. This bazaar is a noisy and colorful tapestry of fabrics, produce, and people selling and buying goods. Traditional dinner will be served at 7 p.m. You will spend the night in a hotel.
Your guide will pick you up at 8 a.m and you will be transferred to Issyk Kul Lake, surrounded by the celestial mountains. It’s the second largest alpine lake in the world (1608 m. above sea level). The lake is called "the pearl of Central Asia". Due to the salty water, Lake Issyk Kul possesses curative qualities. On route to the lake you will visit Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Your night is in a hotel.
The day starts with ancient stone inscriptions (dating back to 800 B.C.) which were made by shamans. Then we will drive along Semenovskoe and Grigorievskoe gorge! These two picturesque gorges are connected at the end. It means you will start driving in at one gorge and will drive out through the other one! While journeying from one gorge to another you will see yurts and we will stop many times to have a rest and to enjoy Mother Nature. Then we continue our way along the northern shore of the lake to the town of Karakol. You will visit the Dungan mosque. One of its highlights is the fact that it was built in a Chinese style without using a single metal nail. The mosque will be followed by a visit to an old wooden Orthodox Church. The night is spent in a guesthouse.
Today we will drive to Jeti Oguz gorge. It’s famous for its red rocks formations that have a name Seven Bulls – Jeti Oguz. Also you will see there the Broken Heart Mountain. If you want it is possible to go on a top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see a panorama view of the gorge. Then we continue our trip, breaking in Bokonbaeva village, where we will meet a local eagle-hunter. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles (a traditional way of nomadic hunting). When we arrive at Kochkor village you will meet a family who will show you how to make national woolen felt carpets. Night is in a home stay.
After breakfast we start our drive to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan – Son Kul Lake. This lake is surrounded by mountains and it is the highest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. Kyrgyz nomads started to come to this wonderful area with their families for rest and relaxation. Herders of the Naryn region come to the lake to use it as a pastureland. After our arrival, you will be free to explore and enjoy the virgin nature of the lake and its surroundings. Dinner and overnight is in nomadic collapsible dwellings – yurts. They are made of a wooden skeleton, covered with felt coverings.
After meeting with locals, we will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek city. The road to the city goes through the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. During your transfer be prepared for amazing views of impressive mountains and gorges. Today you will see panoramic views of Tue Ashuu pass which is more than 3000 meters high! This road is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. You will have many photo stops so that you will remember this day. Fantastic roads, amazing views, nomads, high mountains; ensure your memories of Kyrgyzstan will last a lifetime. Night is in a hotel.
Today we will visit Ala Archa gorge. It is a Natural Park. At the Soviet Time only V.I.P. people had permission to go for a walk here. The Ala Archa gorge is on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. It is just 45 km from Bishkek. You can have a short hiking tour to see a panoramic view of the gorge. Afterwards we return to Bishkek and you will have some free time for shopping. At 17:00 pm is transfer to airport for your flight at 20:10 pm.
Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at the airport with representative of the company. Free time. Overnight hotel. Free time.
Arrival in Tashkent. Meeting at the airport with representative of the company.Starting excursion in Tashkent with a visit to the old town, the center of which is located the mosque complex Hast Imam, which keeps one of the oldest Korans of Osman. Next, a visit to one of the largest markets in Central Asia – Chorsu. Lunch in the national teahouse, where you can enjoy the Uzbek cuisine. After reviewing the historical part of the city, we are moving in the modern part of Tashkent. Visiting Independence Square, the monument "Sorrowful Mother", the Opera and Ballet Theatre. Alisher Navoi, Amir Temur square, etc. Dinner where specially prepared for you a delicious national cuisine!. Night in hotel - Uzbekistan или Le grande Plaza
Breakfast. Transfer to airport for flight to Urgench. Arrival, transfer to Khiva. Starting excursion program. Breakfast. Starting excursion program. Visiting to the places like mosque-medrasah “Atadjan Tura”, mosque “ Abdal-Bobo” , you will get acquainted with the great culture and the architecture. Lunch in a restaurant. Continuance of the excursion program. Visit to the complex “Ichan Kala”. This complex includes historical monuments like “Kuna arch” , “Кalta minar” , “Mukhammad Amin Khan” , “Tash Khauli” , “Pakhlavan Makhmud” , “Islam Khadji”. Overnight at hotel Euro Asia или Orient Star Khiva.
Breakfast. Transfer to airport for flight to Bukhara. Arrival in Bukhara. Accommodation in hotel. Free time.
Dinner madrasah Nodir Divan Begi with folklore program. Overnight at hotel Chor Minor.
Starting excursion program. Places to visit are mausoleum “Samanidov” , “Chashma Ayub”. Amir Temur’s summer and spring palaces called “Chor minor”, “Labi Khauz”, “Miri Arab”. Further, we will continue our excursion with the visit the “Ulugbek” medrasah , and will finish it in the trading dome, where the time like stopped for a while. Bukhara markets are other story of the city. During the walk in the market, you can feel the real atmosphere of the east. Overnight at hotel Chor Minor.
Breakfast. Move to Samarkand. On the way we will visit Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace: the residence of last emir of Bukhara- its courtyard and rooms, listen to a story and walk through cool the residence, where peacocks live. Lunch at the pottery Alisher aka whose works are appreciated worldwide. Continue driving to Samarkand. Arrival at 18:30 and dinner at the national restaurant. Overnight at Hotel Caravan Serail.
Breakfast. Excursion program in Samarkand. You can visit the Ulugbekv observatory - Registan Square - the center of the Great Silk Road. Further to Siyob bazaar, Shahi Zinda - city of the dead, but with an incredibly positive and peaceful energy. In the shops you can see vintage photos of old Samarkand and its inhabitants, Gur Emir - the mausoleum of the great empire Temurids that houses the Amir Temur’s remains. Dinner in national restorant. Transfer to Tashkent by high-speed train called “Afrasiab”. Arrival in Tashkent. End of the program. Transfer to the airport. Flight to…
Transport English speaking guideEntrances to all museums Mineral water during the tourAccommodation at hotels designation based on breakfastTransport service programArrival / Departure airportDinner madrasah Nodir Divan Begi Rail way ticketEntrance fees to monuments Air ticket (Tashkent - Urgench)(Bishkek - Tashkent)
Tour Does Not Include
Visa Full board Single rooms Travel insurance Lunches, dinners and any other food Additional services and excursions Personal expenses