Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan-Kazakhstan 15 days tour

  • Duration: Days 15,   Nights 15
  • Tour type: Сlassical tours
  • Season: All the year round

Central Asia lies at the heart of the Silk Road and stretches from the shores of the Caspian Sea in the west to the Tian Shan mountains in the east. It encompasses a vast range of landscapes from the deserts of Turkmenistan and the steppes of Kazakhstan to the stunning mountains of Kyrgyzstan. For millennia caravan trains have crossed this region spreading trade, wealth and ideas, giving rise to some of the most iconic Silk Road sites such as Samarkand’s Registan Square. This 15 days tour comprises the main highlights of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan.

D-1(TUE)  TASHKENT

Arrival of the clients at Tashkent International Airport by TK-368 flight from Istanbul at 06:30am. Meet and transfer to hotel (early check-in after 07:00am is included).Afternoon start half day city tour of Tashkent. Visit Khastimom complex (Kaffal Shashiy Masoleum, Barak Khan Medressah, Library with holy Koran), Kukaldosh Medressah, Chorsu Bazaar. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-2 (WED)  TASHKENT–URGENCH(by air) -KHIVA (30 km)

After early breakfast take morning flight HY-1051 (07:50-09:30) to Urgench. Upon arrival meet and transfer to Khiva. Full day city tour of Ichankala (inner town). Visit Kalta Minar, Muhammad Aminkhan Medressah, Kunya Ark, Muhammad Rakhimkhan Medressah, Juma Mosque and Minaret, Pahlavan Mahmud Masoleum, Islamkhodja Medressah, Toshhovli Palace, Allakulikhan Medressah and Ceravanserai. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-3 (THU)  KHIVA

After breakfast continue exploring of Khiva. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-4 (FRI)  KHIVA - BUKHARA (480 km, 8-9 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Khiva via Kizilkum desert. En route photo  stop at Amu Darya river bank. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-5 (SAT)  BUKHARA

After breakfast full day city tour of Bukhara. Visit Samanid’s Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub, citadel Ark,  Bolo-Hauz Mosque,  Kalyan complex including Kalyan Mosque, Kalyan Minaret and Mirarab Medressah, Trade domes, Abdulazizkhan and Ulugbek Medressahs, Nadir Devonbegi  Medressah, complex, Lyabi-Khauz complex. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-6 (SUN) BUKHARA-SHAKHRISABZ (275 km, 5 hrs)-SAMARKAND (130 km, 3 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz. Shakhrisabz is birthplace of Great Amir Temur. Visit ruins of Ak Saray Palace, Dorut Saodat complex (Khazratiy Imam Mosque), Jahongir mausoleum, Dorut Tillovat complex: Gumbazi-Seyidon, Kok Gumbaz Mosque. Then continue driving to Samarkand.  Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-7 (MON)  SAMARKAND

After breakfast full day city tour of Samarkand. Visit Guri Emir Masoleum, Registan Square, Siyob bazaar, Bibihanym Mosque, Shahi Zinda Necropolis. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-8 (TUE)  SAMARKAND

After breakfast continue city tour of Samarkand. Visit Afrosiyob Museum and ruins, Ulugbek Observatory, St. Daniel’s Masoleum. Also visit Konigil ancient silk paper making center. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-9 (WED)  SAMARKAND-TASHKENT (330 km, 5 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Tashkent. PM. Visit Independence Square, Amir Timur Square, Navoi Theatre Square, Monument to Courage, some metro stations, TV Tower area (not enter) including Repression Victims Square and museum located nearby. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-10 (THU)  TASHKENT-BISHKEK (by air)

After early breakfast take morning HY-779 (06:15-08:30) flight to Bishkek. Upon arrival, immigration and customs clearance at airport.  (Check-in after 14:00). Start sightseeing tour covering the main city highlights: main square Ala-Too, Old Square, Manas Square called after Kyrgyz legendary hero Manas, open air Art Gallery, Oak and Panfilov Parks, Erkindik Boulevard, Osh Bazaar and the Frunze house Museum. Overnight at hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-11 (FRI)  BISHKEK-ISSYK KUL (250 km, 5 hrs)

After breakfast depart to Issyk-Kul. En route stop near Tokmok town to visit Burana Tower and the remains of the ancient city of Balasagyn (XI-XIII) from the period of the dynasty Kara-Khanid Khanate. The Burana Tower is a minaret located in the Chuy Valley: tower, tomb inscriptions, embankments, ruins of a castle and three mausoleums are all that remains of the ancient city of Balasagun, a settlement that was founded by Kara-Khanid Khanate in the late ninth century. Following a restoration carried out in Soviet times the tower can still be visited. The entire site, including the mausoleums, the foundations of the castle and the grave inscriptions, they work today as a museum and is present building contains historical information and artifacts found on site and in the surrounding area. Access to the tower is allowed by a spiral staircase inside the building that comes to the top.

Optionally: Stop at Tamchy village before reaching Cholpon-Ata town to visit a local Kyrgyz family’s house to see and participate in felt craft making show. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-12 (SAT)  ISSYK KUL - KARAKOL (150 km, 3 hrs)

After breakfast Morning continue to the Russian town of Karakol.

Karakol was founded as a Russian military outpost in 1869; the population surged during the 1880s when thousands of Chinese Muslims (called Dungan in Kyrgyzstan or Hui in China) settled here, fleeing persecution in China.

The name of the town has alternated between Karakol and Przhevalsk several times over the past century. The Russian explorer, Nikolai Przhevalsky died here in 1888 of typhoid, while preparing for an expedition to Tibet, thus the city was renamed Przhevalsk in his honour. After local protests, the town returned to its original name in 1921, then again to Przhevalsk in 1939 and finally restored to Karakol in 1991 with the fall of the Soviet Union.

En route visit Petroglyphs site, an open-air gallery of rock engravings that covers 42 hectares and contains prehistoric monumental structures (stone circles, tombs, the remains of a boundary stone wall,) and petroglyphs, date from 500 BC to 600 AC and explore the unique Museum of Nikolai Przhevalski, where you can see results of the great expeditions in Central Asia and West China.

Upon arrival to Karakol visit of wooden Russian Orthodox Holy Trinity Cathedral. It was completed in 1895 and used as an officers’ club during Soviet times; it is now restored and in use again as a church; and a very pretty wooden mosque built entirely without nails by Chinese artisans between 1907 and 1910 for the local Dungans. (Muslims of Chinese origin who fled China during the aftermath of the 19th century Hui Minorities' War). Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-13 (SUN)  KARAKOL - ALMATY (420 km, 7-8 hrs)

After breakfast drive to Kyrgyz-Kazakh border (KPP Kegen) early morning. On the way, visit San Tash burial mounds of the Sake tribe leaders from the 6th – 1st centuries BC. After border formalities continue drive to Almaty.  Stop to excursion in Charyn National Park. After excursion, continue drive to Almaty. Upon arrival to Almaty, accommodation at hotel. Evening free time. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-14 (MON)  ALMATY

After breakfast full-day sightseeing tour of Almaty starting from  Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Green Bazaar, Rahat Chocolate fabric,  Central State Museum and the Monument of Independence. In the afternoon excursion to Kok-Tobe Gorge and take a cableway to reach the Almaty Tower to see the panoramic view of the city. Evening free time. Overnight at Hotel.

Meals: Breakfast at Hotel.

D-15 (TUE)  ALMATY DEPARTURE

Transfer to the International Airport for departure flight to Istanbul by TK-351 departing at 07:45.

Meals: Early light breakfast at Hotel (if available).

**END OF SERVICES**

 

All rates in US$ (per person):

Group size

Half-twin with breakfast

 

Superior Hotels

Standard Hotels

2

 

3-4

 

5-6

 

7-9

 

10-14+0

 

10-14+1

 

15-19+1

 

20-24+1

 

Single Supplement

 

Half Board supplement (only dinners from D-01 till D-14)

 

Full Board supplement (from lunch on D-01 till dinner on D-14)

 

Airfare: Tashkent-Urgench (Y Class)

(subject to change)

Airfare: Tashkent-Bishkek (Y Class)

(subject to change)

Folk show at Nadir Devonbegi Medressah in Bukhara (if available)

 

National Costume Show “El Merosi” in Samarkand

 

Boating in Issykkul (1 hr)

 

 

Felt making show in Tamchy village

 

 

Proposed Hotels:

Cities

Nights

Superior Hotels

Standard Hotels

Tashkent

2.5

City Palace 4* or similar

Uzbekistan 4* or similar

Khiva

2

Malika 3* or similar

Arkanchi 3*or similar

Bukhara

2

Malika 4* or similar

Asl 3* or similar

Samarkand

3

Asia 4* or similar

Malika Prime 3* or similar

Bishkek

1

Plaza 4* or similar

Green City/ Asia Mountains 3*

Issykkul

1

Karven 4* or similar

Caprice 4* or similar

Karakol

1

GH Green Yard or similar

GH Green Yard or similar

Almaty

2

Kazzhol 4* or similar

Otrar 3* or similar

       

     Services included:

  1. Accommodation (DBL/TWIN shared)
  2. Meals: daily breakfasts only
  3. Entrance fees and porterage at hotels
  4. Separate English speaking guide for each portion
  5. All local taxes
  6. Map of Uzbekistan
  7. Mineral water (0.5 L per person daily)
  8. Visit Konigil silk paper centre in Samarkand.
  9. Separate A/C Transport:

In Uzbekistan: Bus 43 seats (16 pax & more), Minibus 14-30 seats (7-15 pax), Minivan 5-9 seats (3-6 pax), Sedan Car (2 pax).

In Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan: Bus 45 seats (10 pax & more), Minibus 16 seats (3-9 pax), Sedan Car (2 pax).

          Not included: Airfares, train fares, alcohol/soft drinks, tips and gratuities, porterages, visa fees, any personal expenses, any services not included in the above program          

     Visas: 

** Uzbek visa will be available at Uzbek Embassy at any Uzbek Embassy abroad with or without our visa support. Uzbek LOI procedure takes about 7 working days. We need passport copy + reference letter from employment place for applying Uzbek LOI.

** Kyrgyz visa is not required for more than 44 countries' passport holders to enter Kyrgyzstan.

**Kazakh visa is not required for more than 10 countries' passport holders to enter Kazakhstan till 31 Dec 2017.

 

      IMPORTANT:

  • If a place of visit is closed to visitors it will be replaces with an alternative. During major events, accommodation may be changed and replaced with a similar category
  • Sequence of itinerary and hotels given is subject to changes without prior notice.
  • Hotel accommodation is subject to availability. No reservations are made before confirmation received from client. If mentioned hotels are not available, we will substitute them with other hotels of similar class.
  • Domestic flights are subject to change in timing and availability. If mentioned flight is not available, it will be changed to convenient one depending on tour program
  • No hidden charges          

          Payment:

  • Tour payment should be made not less than 15 days prior to tourist group arrival to our bank account as per invoice.

      Cancellation fees:

  • Cancellation prior 45 days – No charges apply 
  • Cancellation prior 20 days – 50% charge of the tour price
  • Cancellation prior 10 days – 100% charge of the tour price

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