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Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan

2017



Day 1- Bishkek
Arrive Bishkek 05:15 by SU 1882. City tour ,visits to the Historical Museum.
Drive and visit Ala Archa (40km)
Ala-Archa is an alpine national park in the Tian Shan Mountains, established in 1976. The close location of the gorge allows getting the place within one hour from Bishkek city, within this time you will rise from 750 to 2100 meters above sea level. The name Ala-Archa is translated as Bright Juniper from Kyrgyz as the whole gorge is covered with various trees including the main one - juniper. Ala Archa is a perfect place to spend a day walking in the gorge. The region has also many climbing routes of high complexity, and peaks with altitudes from 4,000 m to 4,875m m above the sea level.
Drive back to Bishkek visit  national bazar and a small walk through the parks, dinner and overnight in Bishkek. Hotel ***
Day 2- 13/9 Issyk Kul – Tamga village ( 350 km)
Visit Burana Tower built in the 11th century AD
Cross the Boomskoe Valley and further along the South part of the lake to Tamga village.
Overnight at the Issyk Kul. Guest House. Dinner.
This village of Svetlay Polyana in the Issyk-Kul region not situated at the shore of the lake and there are no any Guest houses to have night. We can visit it when we’ll drive to Karakol. OK?

Day 3- Karakol
On the way to karakol visit Gety-Ogus gorge.
Djety-Oguz gorge -   the Alpine health resort “Djety-Oguz” lies near the river at an altitude of 2200 m. Situated in a picturesque canyon on the Nothern slope of the Terskey Ala-Too range, the vast valley is surrounded by snow-capped summits which are the most beautiful summits in the Nothern Tien-Shan area. The origin of Djety-Oguz is connected with the red rocks that stand high at the very entrance to the canyon. At the Djety-Oguz health resort tourists may drink mineral water from the local springs and bath in a spa.
Walking along the gorge.
Drive to Karakol.
First of all we visit a local women project for making national souvenirs.
visit a Dungan Mosque and the 19th century wooden Russian Orthodox Cathedral.
Dinner and overnight at Karakol. Hotel ***

Day 4- Karakol
Drive to Altyn-Arashan
Altyn Arashan “Golden Spa” is about 20km from Karakol. This is probably the most visited place and is renowned for its beautyIt passes through pine forests, which contain many hidden springs.There is a small museum with stuffed animals. The area includes the Arashan State Nature Reserve, which is the special botanical research preserve.
Back to Karakol.
Dinner and overnight at Karakol. Hotel ***

Day 5- Karakol- Bishkek (400km)
In the morning visit Prezhevalski Museum.
Prezhevalski Museum is located 12km from Karakol. It is situated just on the shore of the great lake.
It was built to commemorate the famous Russian traveler and scientist Nikolai Prezhevalski, who dedicated 21 years of his life to the investigation of the Issik-Kul valley and the mountains surrounding the region. He died not far from the place where the museum and the memorial to his honor are built.
Then drive along the North part of the lake.
Visit of the petroglyphs and Museum around Cholpon Ata.
Petrogliphs. Issyk-Kul Open Air museum is the most accessible and visitable part of North Issyk-Kul accumulation of the petroglyphs. That site was gigantic temple under open sky, which occupied western part of modern Cholpon-Ata town, and where ancient people worshipped to celestial bodies and did sacraments and mysteries. An Open Air Museum, sometimes referred as a Stone Garden, 5 kilometers from Cholpon Ata, covers some 42 hectares and contains a number of prehistoric monumental structures. Said to date from 500 BC-100 AD, they depict wolves , long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. Their creators are thought to be Sak and Usun peoples.
Dinner and overnight in Bishkek. Hotel ***


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Day 6- Bishkek- Osh -Ferghana
Morning flight to Osh. On arrival visit bazar. Suleiman Gora then transfer to Dostlik border for crossing to Uzbekistan. Border formalities and drive to Andijan. Visit Babur museum. Drive to Ferghana. Dinner and overnight at Ferghana.

Day 7- Ferghana-Tashkent
Visit regional museum and proceed to Marghilasm market. Visit Yodgorlik silk factory and store. Proceed to Rishtan for pottery and ceramic work. Afternoon drive back to Tashkent via Kokand city-visit Khudoyar Khan Museum palace. Overnight and dinner a Tashkent.

Day 8- Tashkent-Khiva
Morning flight to Urgench. Drive to desert fortresses – Ayazqala and Toprakqala. (half day) then transfer to Khiva). Overnight and dinner a Khiva.  

Day 9- Khiva
A day tour in Khiva-Ota Darvaza,Kalta Minor, Muhammad Amin Khan Madrassah, Kunya Ark(with panoramic view on Khiva) Muhamed Rrahim Khan Madrassah, Pahlavan Makhmud Mosuleum,Islam Khoja Minaret and Madrassah, Juma Mosque, Tash Hovli(harem). Overnight and dinner a Khiva.

Day 10- Khiva-Bukhara
Drive to Bukhara via Kuzuk Kum desert. Takes 8-9 hours. Bazar City tour. Overnight and dinner at Bukhara.

Day 11- Bukhara
Tour in Bukhara- visit Kalyan Minaret and Poi Kalyan Mosque, Miri Arab Madrassah, Toky Zurgarone Dome,Ulugbek and Abdullazizkhan madrasse,Toki telpak Furushone dome,Magoki Attory mosque,Toki Sarafon Dome, Lyabi house complex. Overnight and dinner at Bukhara.

Day 12 Bukhara
Half day in Bukhara-Ark fortress, Bolo House  mosque, Ismail Samoni Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum and bazar Overnight and dinner at Bukhara.

Day 13- Bukhara- Shakhrisabz-Samarkand
Drive Samarkand via Shakhrisabz (320 km, 4hrs). Tour of Shakhrisabz-visit AK Saray Palace, Kuk Gumbaz, Gumbazi saidon, Khazrati Imam mosque. Mausoleum of Jakhangir. Continue drive to Samarkand. Overnight and dinner at Samarkand.

Day 14-15- Samarkand
Guri Emir, Registan square- World famous complex of 3 Madrasahs and golden dome mosque. Mosque Bibi Khanum, Siyab local bazzar, Shahi - Zinda necropolises, a holy place and cemetery with graves of Temured’s dynasty and a grave of cousin of Prophet Muhamed. Observatory of Ulugbek ,  Afrosiab museum, The mausoleum of Khodja-Daniyar. Old Samarkand Paper Mill  “Konigil Meros” where one can observe the traditional way of making silk paper at a specially built traditional paper mill with a working water-wheel on the banks of the river Siab. Overnight and dinner at Samarkand.
Day 16– Samarkand –Tashkent – 330km

Morning drive to Tashkent. Afternoon city tour- Applied Arts Museum , Hasti Imam complex, Chorsu bazar, Kukeldash madrasa, people's friendship square and Abul Kasim madrasa(handicraft workshops)
Overnight and dinner at Tashkent.

Day 17- departure


As per the itinerary cost will be as follows:

For 4 pax size – 1476.00  Euro per person in twin                                       

The above cost includes
-    accommodation at hotels with breakfast as per the itinerary
-    half board – dinners daily
-    transport for transfers and sightseeing as per the itinerary
-    service of English speaking local guides at each location (no guide on day 10)
-    entrance fees to museum and sites

Doesn’t include:
-    visa fees
-    items of personal nature
-    Uzbekistan visa support letter –  10.00 Euro per person

Supplement for lunches for the whole duration  180.00 Euro per person

Airfare will be charged separately as follows:
Bishkek – Osh – 60 Euro per paerson
Tashkent – Urgench – 90.00 Euro per person
Kindly note airfares are subject to change