Central Asia – the story of the 3 countries

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Astana, Almaty, Tashkent, Bukhara, Gijduvan, Samarkand, Bishkek, Cholpon-Ata, Charyn Canyon, Big Almaty Lake
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Central Asia – the story of the 3 countries

14 DAYS TOUR

Kazakhstan – Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan – Kazakhstan

Day 1 ARRIVAL DAY. ASTANA

Meet the tourists up at Astana airport arriving by KC 683 at 20:10. Transfer to hotel. Diner and overnight in hotel.

Kaz Zhol Astana 4*

Day 2 ASTANA

After breakfast, city sightseeing in Astana. Visit Hazret Sultan Mosque, Piramida, Baiterek. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch, visit Oceanarium, Palace of independence and National Museum of the History of Kazakhstan. Dinner at restaurant. Overnight in hotel.

Kaz Zhol Astana 4*

Day 3 ASTANA – ALMATY – TASHKENT

After breakfast, transfer to Astana airport.   Flight KC 622 at 07:00 to Almaty. Then flight to Tashkent by KC127 at 10:05. Arrive in Tashkent at 10:30. Meet by English speaking guide. Transfer to the hotel.

13:00  Lunch at national restaurant.

14:00  City tour in Tashkent : visiting Temurid’s museum, Amir Temur square, ex. Broadway. Independent square, monument of Courage.

18:00  Dinner at national restaurant restaurant.

4* hotel “RamadaHotel Tashkent”

Day 4 TASHKENT – BUKHARA

05:00    Breakfast at the hotel. Transfer to the hotel.

07:40    Morning flight to Bukhara.

08:50    Arrive in Bukhara. Transfer to the hotel.

09:30    City tour in Bukhara: The Samanids Mausoleum” ,“The Chashmai Ayub mausoleum”. “The Bolo Khavuz Mosque” , The Ark Citadel  (IV c. BC),  “The Poi Kalon Complex”, The Kalon Minaret – the main symbol of holy Bukhara (XII c.).  “The Kalon Mosque”,  The Mir Arab Madrasa , “Toki Zargaron”, The Ulugbek Madrasah.

13:00    Lunch at national restaurant.

14:00    Continue city tour: The Abdulazizkhan Madrasah, The Abdullakhan Madrasah , Imam Al-Bukhariy Madrasah, The Magoki Attori Mosque, The Kukaldosh Madrasa (XVI c.), The Labi Khauz ensemble.

19:00    Dinner at national restaurant.

4* hotel “Asia Bukhara”

Day 5 BUKHARA – GIJDUVAN

08:00    Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00    Drive to Gijduvan: visiting the maqams of 7 great sufi saints of Bukhara:  Abdul Al-Khalik Al Gijduvani (in the city of Gijduvan, 60 km from Bukhara, the founder of sufistic branch “Khodjagon”), 10 in Golden Silsila,  Khodja Mukhammad Orif ar-Revgari (near to the city of Shafirkan), 11 in Golden Silsila,  Khodja Makhmud Anjir Fagnaviy (in the village of Anjirbog  of Vabkent district), 12 in Golden Silsila,  Khodja Ali Rometani (Khodja Azizon) from the village of Kurgan near the city of Rometan. 13 in Golden Silsila. Khodja Muhammad Boboyi Samosi (in the village of Samosin, Rometan) Khodja Said Mir Kulol, one of his most famous pupils, ). 14 in Golden Silsila  Khodja Said Mir Kulol (he was born not far from the village of Sukhor), 15 in Golden Silsila  Ensemble of Bakha-ad-Din Nakshband. Return to Bukhara.

14:00  Lunch at national restaurant.

15:00  Drive to visit Muslim holy place Bahauddin Nakshbandi complex, summer recidence of Bukhara Emirs – Sitori-Mohi-Hosa.

19:00  Visit national Uzbek show at Nodir Devan Begi madrasah.

20:00   Dinner at national restaurant.

4* hotel “Asia Bukhara”

Day 6 BUKHARA – SAMARKAND

08:00    Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00    Drive to Samarkand by coach.

12:00    Arrive in Samarkand. Check in to the hotel.

13:00    Lunch at national restaurant.

14:00    City tour in Samarkand: visit Ulugbek Observatory, Afrosiab museum, Registan square.

20:00   Dinner at national restaurant.

4* hotel “Emir Han or Diyora”

Day 7 SAMARKAND – TASHKENT

08:00    Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00    Drive to visit Imam-Al-Bukhari complex.

13:00    Lunch at national restaurant.

14:00  Continue city tour in Samarkand: Gur-Emir Mausoleum, Shakhi Zinda Mausoleums, Bibi Khanum Mosque, then shopping at Siab Bazaar Local market.

16:00   Transfer to the railway station.

17:00   Departure to Tashkent by new speed train “afrosiab”.

19:00   Arrive in Tashkent. Transfer for the dinner at national restaurant .

4* hotel “Ramada Hotel Tashkent”

Day 8 TASHKENT – BISHKEK

08:00    Breakfast at the hotel.

09:00    City tour in Tashkent: Khast-Imom Complex with Barakhan Madrasah, Kukeldash madrasah.

13:00   Lunch at national restaurant.

14:00   Shopping at the most famous local market Chor-zu bazaar.

17:00   Transfer to the International airport .

20:50   Flight to Bishkek by QH 410.

Meet the group at Manas airport arriving by QH410at.

22:50 Transfer to hotel for overnight.

Ak-Keme Hotel 4* or Plaza Hotel 4*

Day 9 BISHKEK – CHOLPON-ATA

Breakfast, after drive to Cholpon-Ata. Lunch en route. Then excursion to the Grigorievskoe or Semenovka gorge. Grigorievskoe gorge or Semenovka gorge(other name Chong Ak-Suu) is located near the village of Grigorievka, at a distance of 110 km from the town Balykchy. Drive back to Cholpon-Ata and visit a “Stone Garden” of petroglyphs (stone inscriptions). Dinner at the hotel. Overnight at hotel in Issyk Kul Lake

Raduga 3*

Day 10 CHOLPON-ATA – BISHKEK

After breakfast optionally boat cruise on the lake. Lunch en route. Excursion to the ruins of Balasagyn (ancient capital of Karakhanid Empire) and Burana Tower. Head towards Bishkek. Dinner at national restaurant. Optionally, Folklore program during the dinner. Overnight in hotel

Ak-Keme Hotel 4* or Plaza Hotel 4*

Day 11 BISHKEK CSS – ALMATY

After breakfast sightseeing in Bishkek. Visit Panfilov Park, History Museum and Ala-Too square, Osh Bazaar. Ala-Too Square is the place where all big public events and national celebrations are held. The Historical Museum is located on the Ala-Too central square, next to the Government House. The top floor of the museum contains exhibits on history and culture of Kyrgyz since ancient times till present. Lunch at local restaurant. After Lunch drive to Almaty via Kyrgyz-Kazakh border “Ak-Jol”. Dinner at national restaurant . Overnight in hotel.

Kaz Zhol 4*

Day 12 ALMATY – CHARYN CANYON – ALMATY

After breakfast drive to Charyn Canyon . The Charyn Canyon is located in the Charyn National Park about 215 km east of Almaty and approximately a 3 hour drive via the A 351 and A 352. The Canyon has been described as the Grand Canyon’s little brother. This is not to detract from the sheer splendor of the canyon itself. The vista of dramatic erosion made by the river Charyn below and the elements has created a dramatic and impressive landscape. Dinner at national restaurant. Overnight in hotel.

Kaz Zhol 4*

Day 13 ALMATY – BIG ALMATY LAKE – ALMATY

After breakfast drive to Big Almaty Lake. Big Almaty Lake is located in gorge of river Big Almatinka, at height of 2511 m above sea level, in 28,5 km to the south from Almaty. The lake is in a hollow, surrounded from different directions with mountain tops. Optionally visit to “Sunkar” eagle farm. Lunch at the local restaurant. After lunch transfer to Arbat Street for walking. Dinner at national restaurant . Overnight at hotel.

4* hotel “ Kazzhol Hotel

Day 14 AMATY CSS. DEPARTURE DAY

After breakfast city sighting in Almaty. Visit Medeo, Kok tube, visit Panfilov Park, Zenkov Cathedral, Central State Museum. The ice skating rink Medeo located at the altitude of 1,691.2 m above sea level is world-known. More than 120 world records were established here by famous sportsmen. Skating in days off during long years has already become a good tradition not only for city inhabitants but also for guests of Almaty. Kok Tube hill is the mast stands on is the highest point of the city of Almaty at 1100 metres and the mast itself is 350 meters tall. The viewpoint from Kok-tobe is well worth a visit with panoramic views of the city in all directions. Panfilov Park is large rectangle of greenery makes the pleasant focus for the northern part of the central area. In the middle is the bright Zenkov Cathedral, designed by A.P. Zenkov in 1904. This church is located in Panfilov Park, all made without iron nails. All made of wood and all connected together with wood. Lunch and dinner at local restaurant. After dinner at national restaurant transfer to the Almaty airport, flight KC 935 at 23:45.

END OF THE TOUR

 

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