«ALONG THE CENTRAL ASIA»
Duration: 13 days, 12 nights
Route: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Ferghana, Osh,
Bishkek – Issyk Kul
Type of movement: flight and land transport (bus)
Accommodation: Standard single/double rooms in hotels, night yurt stays.
Tourists arrive to Tashkent. Upon arrival, they will be met at the airport and taken to the hotel. Then there will be some time to have a rest and lunch. After lunch tourists visit famous places of Tashkent. Duration of the tour in Tashkent is 4 hours. Sightseeing includes: Square of Amir Temur, Theatre Square, Opera House, Museum of Applied Art, Earthquake Memorial, Palace of Friendship, Madrassah Abdul Kasim, Alisher Navoi Park and Independence Square. The night will be spent in Tashkent.
Day two is dedicated to Khiva. After breakfast at a hotel in Tashkent, there is a flight from Tashkent to Khiva with a transfer in Urgench. Upon arrival to Khiva, tourists check-in the hotel and after that explore Ichan-Kala, Tash-Hovli and Kunya-Ark Palaces, Kalta Minor, Mohammed Amir Khan Madrassa, Juma Mosque, Mausoleum of Pahlavan Mahmud and Ismail Khodja. The night is spent in the hotel.
In the morning when breakfast is finished, tourists go to Bukhara. Upon arrival to Bukhara, they check-in the hotel and have free time till the next day.
Bukhara has many things to see. That’s why day four is spent without moving to another city. After breakfast, before lunch sightseeing that lasts for four hours includes: Chashma-Ayub and Samanids Mausoleums, Bolo Hauz Mosque and Ark Fortress
Plan for after lunch time is to walk from Poi-Kalyan Complex part of which is Minaret Kalyan then move on to see orient markets. There will be Toki Telpak Furushon, Toki Zargaron, Abdulla Khan and Ulugbek Madrassas. The final point of this walk is Lyabi Dinner. Day seven night will be spent in the hotel in Bukhara.
Shakhrisabz includes: two complexes: Dor-ut Tillavat and Dor-ut Saodat; remains of Ak-Saray Palace. Dor-ut Tillavat complex consists of: Kok Gumbaz Mosque and Gumbazi-Seiidan, Dor-ut Saodat is a complex consisting of: Jahongir Mausoleum and Khazratiy Imam Mosque. Then we go to Samarkand. Two hour trip, 110 kilometers. Check in the hotel. The night is spent in Samarkand
After breakfast there is a daylong tour around Samarkand. Sightseeing includes: Tilla-Kori, Shir-Dor and Ulugbek Madrassas that are the components of Registan Complex, Ulugbek Observatory, tomb of Tamerlane in Guri Emir Mausoleum and Bibi-Khonum Mosque, Shakhi-Zindeh Complex. In addition, tourists visit remains of the ancient Afrosiab city and a museum telling the story of Afrosiab. The night is spent in the hotel in Samarkand
After breakfast last place to visit in Samarkand – memorial complex of Imam Al Bukhariy. Then, return back to Tashkent. The day gives opportunity to enjoy performing art at Alisher Navoi theatre. The theatre offers ballet and opera performances. Unfortunately performances are not always available.
In the morning after breakfast, the group takes a trip to Ferghana passing by Kokand city. In Kokand a short stop at Kamchik Pass for taking some pictures. Then proceed with visiting Dahmai Shahon Mausoleum, Khudayar Khan Palace Mir Mosque and pottery workshop in Rishtan. Drive to Ferghana. Hotel check-in and staying in Fergana for a night.
Trip to “Dustlik” settlement on Uzbek-Kyrgyz border after morning meal. Crossing to the territory of Kyrgyzstan and moving to Osh city. Upon arrival to Osh, check in a guest house and going for the city sightseeing. Osh is 30 centuries old and has some interesting places. Sightseeing includes: local market and Sulaiman Gora. The night is in the guest house in Osh.
After breakfast early in the morning, tourists take a flight to Bishkek. When in Bishkek, they check in the hotel and go for the city sightseeing: museums, Central Square, Philharmonic, Oak Park, then a break for lunch. After lunch, there is a visit to Ala-Arch National Park.
Four hour trip to well-known Issyk-Kul after breakfast. On the way we have a brief stop and will visit Burana tower. This tower stands there as a reminder about Balasagyn city that originated in ancient times. Then we continue our trip to the Lake Issyk-Kul. This lake is one of the biggest mountain lake in the world. Upon arrival to Issyk-Kul Lake, we check in the hotel and stay for a night.
The morning is spent by the Issyk-Kul Lake visiting Cholpon-Ata. In Cholpon-Ata there are rock inscriptions left from ancient times and Ethnographical Museum we going to visit. After that we go back to Bishkek. The night of day fifteen and the next day morning is spent in Bishkek.
Getting to the airport to move to the next point in the trip after having breakfast.
Kyrgyzstan hotels: Asia Mountain Hotel 3* (Bishkek), Karven4* (Issyk Kul)
Uzbekistan hotels: Dedeman Silk Road 4* (Tashkent), Grand Bukhara 4* (Bukhara), Malika Classik 3* (Samarkand),
Breakfasts in hotels
Guides who speak English
Admissions to the places mentioned in the tour, excluding charges for video and photo shooting
Visa support to enter Uzbekistan
All types of taxes
Guides who speak English
Admissions to the places mentioned in the tour
Free half a liter water for trips
Fees paid for processing and getting visa
Allowance to take use cameras in some places
International air tickets
Expenses for personal needs
Lunch and Dinner
Extras not shown per itinerary
Services that are not in the list of the tour price
12$ immigration fees that should be paid when in Turkmenistan
Fees paid for getting Turkmen visa
Allowance to use cameras inside some monuments
Ticket price from Mary to Ashgabat
Ticket price from Ashgabat to Dashoguz
Chargees for Extra Luggage
Services of porters
$200 Folk Performance Supplment
Expenses for personal needs
Payment for the tour:
30 day prepayment is required for this tour. The payment can be done in form of bank transfer to our account. Amount and bank details will be stated in our invoice.
If a customer wants to cancel the tour:
- 40 days in advance, there will be 0% charge
- 15 days in advance, there will be 50% charge of the price of tour
- 7 days in advance, there will be 100% of the price of tour
Prices should not be disclosed to third parties and are not commissionable
Current tour prices are valid before the beginning of December 2013