Name of tour: Central Asia in 8 days tour
Length: 8 days and 7 nights
Overnight stays: Issyk Kul, Karakol, Bishkek, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara
Day 1: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
Today you will arrive to the amazing country Kyrgyzstan! After arrival you will meet by the driver at Manas International Airport that will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek. It will take about 30 minutes to get to the capital. Today you are going to have the fascinating city tour exploring the best interesting attractions as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Сentral Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other interesting places. After that you will head to the celestial lake Issyk Kul where you will be enchanted by the fascinating views of the lake and wonderful mountains. You will be inspired by pristine nature! This 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 is beautiful both in winter and summer and never freezes. Issyk Kul has healing properties and is named as the "Pearl of Central Asia". Today you will also explore the ancient site called as Burana Tower. This ancient minaret was built in 11th century. There are also located the open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Issyk Kul – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol
After breakfast you will transfer along the picturesque gorges as Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. These beautiful gorges are connected to each other and fascinate with their views. You will enter one gorge and you will go through another. During the tour, you can enjoy beautiful views of the gorge, take photos, and breathe fresh air. You will meet yurts and forests, as well as mountain peaks covered with snow. Then you will travel to Karakol and drive along the fabulous northern shore of the lake to the town of Karakol. After arrival to Karakol you will have a chance to observe the main attractions such as Dungan mosque. It is important to note that mosque was erected without any nail and in Chinese style! Our company is glad to provide you wonderful tour and present the amazing an old wooden Orthodox Church. This night will be in the guesthouse.
Day 3: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Bishkek
Today you will start the tour with driving to Jeti Oguz gorge. This fabulous gorge is translated as Seven Bulls. Seven red rocks ill inspire you, standing in one row. During the tour you will enjoy the views of the Broken Heart Mountain. This gorge can present you amazing legends and myths. We sure you will like the amazing views of the picturesque gorge from the top of the mountains. It will take about 20 minutes. Today you will have fantastic photos. Further you will transfer to Bokonbaevo village. You will transfer along the southern shore and see the fascinating views of the lake. You will visit the local eagle-hunter or berkutchi. Today you will have a chance to observe eagle hunting. He will tell you interesting information about eagle hunting. This ancient methods of hunting passed from generation to generation. Then you will travel to Bishkek. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek – Osh – Dustlik – Margilan – Tashkent
Today you will have a morning flight to the city of Osh. Then you will cross Dustlik border checkpoint and then travel to Fergana. This day you will begin the tour with exploring the Fergana regional museum. There you will have a chance explore the interesting expositions and find different collection of items from ancient times and discover more about culture and art of Fergana valley. You will know that there are more than 80 000 collections in the museum. Today you will also explore the national park of Fergana. The tour route will take you today to Margilan and exploring Silk producing factory in Margilan. Today you will know how to create silk. Silk is a thread of a special cocoon that is created by caterpillars. Initially, silk came from China and was an important commodity that was delivered to Europe via the Silk Road. We sure you will like it! After that 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. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent – Samarkand
In the morning you will have a city tour in this wonderful country Uzbekistan. Tashkent is a wonderful capital where you will explore the important sites. You will start the tour with exploring the amazing Independence Square that is the main square of the country where interesting events are held. During the tour you will also explore the enchanting local Broadway. You will walk along the spectacular street observe the arts of local artists and buy souvenirs. We also offer to visit the stunning Tashkent metro where you will see the spectacular views that was started to work in 1977. The tour route will lead you to mesmerizing old part of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. There are located interesting madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Travelling in 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. Afterwards you will be transferred to Samarkand by train. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand – Bukhara
Today you will have an entertaining city tour in Samarkand. Here you will be inspired by the amazing views of its beauty and green streets. Samarkand is an ancient city of Uzbekistan located in the valley of the Zeravshan River. This beautiful city is the same age as Rome and Babylon in ancient times played a particularly important role. The city is 2,500 years old. It is the second largest city in Uzbekistan. During the tour you will explore the interesting sites of Samarkand such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square fascinates with its views of three powerful madrassas that date back to the 15th-17th centuries, you can be charmed by this square. After you will have a explore Shakhi-Zindeh where is a beautiful collection of mausoleums from 11-15 centuries and included in the UNESCO Cultural Heritage List. Today you will also explore the amazingly beautiful Bibi Khanum Mosque, which is a Grand mosque built after Tamerlane's campaign in India in honor of his wife. Today you will transfer to Bukhara. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara – Tashkent
In the morning you will have amazing highlight tour. You will explore the stunning site of the city which is the most ancient Citdel- Citadel Ark dating back to the 4th century. This place was ruled for a long time by the powerful rulers of Bukhara. The tour route will take you to amazing Samanids mausoleum where you will observe the fascinating architecture dating back to the 9th and 10th century. The tour will continue with fabulous site Chashma Ayub that translates as Job's well and you will also explore Bolo-Hauz mosque, a powerful mosque that has beautiful views 40 columns and was erected in honor of governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Today you will have a chance to explore shops and have amazing shopping. In addition you will explore the amazing madrasahs of Bukhara that is known as Nodir Divan Begi. This mosque is Lyabi House Ensemble. The visitors like this place a lot due to its amazing views. The tour will be completed with fascinating Poi Kalon complex. You will admire the extraordinary architectural masterpiece of Bukhara. There are located three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Then you will transfer to Tashkent. Thid night 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