Name of trip: Gems of the historical heritage
Tour’s destinations: Issyk Kul, Karakol, Bishkek, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara
Arrival to: Bishkek
Departure from: Tashkent
Day 1: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
This day you will arrive to the wonderful country Kyrgyzstan! You will land at Manas International Airport and meet the driver. After that you will travel to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek. The way will take about 30 minutes to get to the capital. Then you will have a city tour where you will discover the best attractions. In course of the tour you will experience such amazing attractions as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Сentral Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other interesting places. Then you will direct to the pearl of Kyrgyzstan lake Issyk Kul. It is one of the most beautiful lakes in the world and enchant with the fabulous views and wonderful mountains. This day you will be amazed by the pure nature. You will also discover that it is the second highest mountain lake in the world, the largest, which is located at an altitude of 1608 meters. 80 rivers flow into the lake, and none of them flow out. The lake never freezes. This lake has healing properties and is named as the "Pearl of Central Asia". This day you will have a chance to discover the ancient site called as Burana Tower. You will discover that ancient minaret was built in 11th century. There are also located the open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 2: Issyk Kul – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol
In the morning you will travel along the fabulous gorges as Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. You will discover that these beautiful gorges are connected to each. This day you will be amazed by the views and enter one gorge and you will go through another. This day you will have a chance to discover the fascinating landscapes and views of the gorge, take photos, and breathe fresh air. Along the way you will get acquainted with the locals, see yurts and forests, as well as mountain peaks covered with snow. After that you will transfer to Karakol and travel along the fabulous northern shore of the lake to the town of Karakol. Upon arrival to Karakol you will have a chance to discover the main attractions such as Dungan mosque. You will also discover that it was erected without any nail and in Chinese style! We are happy to present you the fascinating tour with the amazing attractions an old wooden Orthodox Church. Today you will spend the night in the guesthouse.
Day 3: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Bishkek
After breakfast you will star the tour with transferring to Jeti Oguz gorge. This day you will see the fabulous gorge that is translated as Seven Bulls. You are going to discover seven red rocks and they will fascinate you. Along the way you will also admire the fabulous views of the Broken Heart Mountain. Today you will explore this gorge can present you amazing legends and myths. You will see the fantastic views of the picturesque gorge from the top of the mountains. The tour will take about 20 minutes. You will have a chance to make amazing photos. After that you will travel to Bokonbaevo village. This day you will travel along the southern shore and discover the fascinating views of the lake. Along the way you will visit the local eagle-hunter or berkutchi. You will also have a chance to discover eagle hunting. He will present you interesting information about eagle hunting. After that you will transfer to Bishkek. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek – Osh – Dustlik – Margilan – Tashkent
This day you will have a morning flight to the city of Osh. After that you will cross Dustlik border checkpoint and then departure to Fergana. Today you will start the tour with exploring the Fergana regional museum. You will have a chance to discover the fascinating views, explore the interesting expositions and find different collection of items from ancient times and discover more about culture and art of Fergana valley. This day you will also see that there are more than 80 000 collections in the museum. After that you will discover the national park of Fergana. You will be offered to see Margilan and exploring Silk producing factory in Margilan. During the tour you know how to create silk. We promise you will like it! Then you will travel to Fergana train station and board the train. At 16:00 you will transfer to Tashkent and arrival to Tashkent train station at 20:25. The overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent – Samarkand
This day you will have a wonderful city tour in this amazing country Uzbekistan. You will discover that Tashkent is fascinating capital where you will explore the important sites. This day you will explore the main square Independence Square where interesting events are held. In course of the tour you will also discover the enchanting local Broadway. Here you will have a chance to stroll along the spectacular street observe the arts of local artists and buy souvenirs. This day you will also explore the vivid Tashkent metro where you will see the spectacular views that was started to work in 1977. Then tour will show you enchanting old part of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. You will discover that there are situated interesting madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Along the way you will observe the capital Tashkent you will have a chance to explore the outstanding Othman Quran. It is the world’s oldest Quran copy and found in the 8th century. Then you will finish the tour with travelling to Samarkand by train. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand – Bukhara
This day you will have highlight tour in Samarkand. You will discover the fascinating views of its beauty and green streets. During the tour, you will be able to find out that Samarkand is an ancient city of Uzbekistan with beautiful landscapes, which is located in the valley of the Zeravshan River. You can learn that the city is the same age as Rome and Babylon. It played a particularly important role, the city itself is about 2,500 years old. It is the second largest city in Uzbekistan. Along the way you will discover the most stunning and important attractions as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Today you will move to Bukhara. In the tour you will be able to explore that Registan Square is beautiful with its views, charming 3 madrasas that date back to the 15th-17th centuries. You will be amazed by the grandeur of the square. After that, you can go to Shahi Zinde and see the charming collection of mausoleums dating back to the 11th-15th centuries, which are included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List. Then you can go to the beautiful Bibi Khanum Mosque and enjoy its views, this is a large mosque that was built in honor of Tamerlane's beloved wife. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara – Tashkent
After the breakfast you will have enchanting highlight tour. During the tour you will discover the fascinating attractions the most ancient Citdel- Citadel Ark dating back to the 4th century. You are going that it was a palace for powerful rulers of Bukhara. The tour route will show you Samanids mausoleum where you will have a chance to discover the fascinating architecture dating back to the 9th and 10th century. You will continue the tour with fabulous site Chashma Ayub that translates as Job's well. Then you will discover the fabulous Bolo-Hauz mosque, a powerful mosque that has beautiful views 40 columns. This day you will also have a chance to discover shops and have amazing shopping. You will continue the tour with amazing madrasahs of Bukhara that is known as Nodir Divan Begi. This is the part of Lyabi House Ensemble. You will discover that guests like this place a lot due to its amazing views. You will finish the tour with discovering fascinating Poi Kalon complex. This day you will discover the architectural masterpiece of Bukhara. You will also observe there are located three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. After that you will travel to Tashkent. The overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – Departure
After breakfast. Transfer to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.
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