The Great Silk Road - the Ancient Road of Civilizations. Duration: 12 days
Combined tour in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with fixed dates
Kind of route: airway and motor coach tour
Dates: April 19 - April 30, 2005
Group: 2-15 pax
Accommodation: Double in hotels and guesthouses
Description: travel in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with guarantied departure dates. Tour package consists of combination of historical, architectural, cultural and natural components.
Since ancient times, the Great Silk Road has attracted people from different countries. This road has become a bridge between peoples. Now you have a great opportunity to go along the Great Silk Road, to return to the past.
This tour offers you an excellent chance to get acquainted with the rich history and nature of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan. During this tour you will visit magnificent historical places related to 11-19th centuries: the fabled mosques and madrasses of Samarkand and Bukhara with their marvellous design and tiles, see Great Kyrgyz Mountains, relax on the shore of Issyk-Kul lake - the pearl of Kyrgyzstan, learn about the culture of Central Asian peoples and eat the tastiest national dishes.
Travel itinerary:Almaty - Issyk-Kul - Bishkek - Osh - Andijan - Fergana - Margilan - Kokand - Fergana - Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent
Day 1: Arrival in Almaty, picking up at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Breakfast. Sightseeing city tour with visiting of Panfilov Park, Central Park, Cathedral and Museums. Lunch. Excursion to Medeo gorge. Dinner. Overnight in Almaty.
Day 2: Breakfast and transfer to Issyk-Kul Lake (500 km) through the Kazakh-Kyrgyz border "Ak-Zhol", lunch stop in Bishkek and continue to Issyk-Kul via Boom gorge. Accommodation in a hotel at the North coast of Issyk-Kul Lake. Dinner. Overnight on Issyk-Kul.
Day 3: Breakfast and rest, excursion to Cholpon-Ata to petrogliphies and Ethnographical Museum. Back to the hotel. Lunch and transfer back to Bishkek (250 km), on the way visiting of Burana tower at the place of the ancient city Balasagyn (11-13th c.). Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner in the city restaurant. Overnight in Bishkek.
Day 4: Breakfast. Transfer to the airport and flight to Osh. Arrival. Lunch. Excursion around the town. Accommodation in a guest house. Overnight in Osh.
Day 5: Breakfast. Transfer to the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border Dostuk. Crossing of the border. Transfer to Fergana via Andijan and Kuva. Lunch in Andijan. Excursion in Kuva city. Arrival in Fergana. Accommodation in the hotel. Dinner in city restaurant. Overnight in Fergana.
Day 6: Breakfast. Coach trip to Margilan and Rishtan. Visit Rishtan pottery workshop. Margilan city - visiting of ceramic workshop of Rustam Usmanov and "Yodgorlik" silk factory. Lunch in national restaurant. Return to Fergana. Dinner. Overnight in Fergana
Day 7: Breakfast. Coach trip to Kokand (100 km, 1.5 hrs). Lunch. Kokand city tour: Palace of Khudoyar-Khan - architectural complex (1870), Gishtlik Mosque (1913), Djami mosque and Minaret (1809 - 1812), Kamol-Kazy Madrasseh (the middle of the 19th c.), Mulkabad Mosque (1913), Miyen-Hazrat Madrasseh (end of the 18th c.), Dahman-Shakhon and Madirakhan Necropolises (beg. of the 19th c.). Dinner. Transfer to Ferghana. Overnight in Fergana.
Day 8: Breakfast. Transfer to airport for morning flight HY to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. City tour: Independence Square, Navoi Theater square, Barak-Khan Madrasah, The Kaffal-Shashi mausoleum (15th c.), Kukeldash Madrasah (16th c.), the Djuma mosque (9th c.). Dinner. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 9: Breakfast. Coach trip to Samarkand (315 km, 4 hrs). Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch in the hotel. City tour: excavations and museum of the ancient city of Afrosiab, architectural complex Shakhi-Zindeh (11-15th c.), Mausoleum Guri Emir - Tamerlane's Tomb (14-15th c.), Bibi-Khonum mosque, market place, Registan square: Medreseh Ulughbek (15th c.), Medreseh Shir-Dor (17th c.), Medreseh Tilla-Kori (17th c.), Ulughbek. Dinner in the national restaurant with folklore concert. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 10: Breakfast. Coach trip to Bukhara (290 km, 4 hrs). City tour: Citadel Ark, Samanides Mausoleum (10th c.), Chashma Ayub, Bolo-Hauz mosque (beginning of the 20th c.), Coumpol bazaar. Lunch in national restaurant. Continuation of city tour program: Medreseh Nodir-Divan-Beghi, complex Lyabi-Khauz (14-17th c.), Minaret Kalon (12-14th c.), Kalon mosque (15th c.), Miri Arab Medreseh (16th c.). Dinner in national house. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 11: Breakfast. Transfer to airport for morning flight HY to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Accommodation in the hotel. Lunch. City tour program: visit of Museum of Applied Art, Historical Museum, and Art Museum, Adbulkassim medreseh (19th c.). Dinner in the city restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 12: Breakfast. Transfer to Tashkent airport for flight to next destination.
|Prices in US$
||Otrar Hotel (****)
||*** stars hotel|
||Royal Beach Hotel (***)
||Rokhat or Jamaica Hotel (**+)|
Pinara Bishkek Hotel (****)
Asia Mountains Guest House (**+)|
Club 777 Hotel (***)
Asia Fergana Hotel (***)|
Radisson Blu Tashkent (****)
Grand Orzu /
Domina President Hotel (****)
Legends of Samarkand /
Zargaron Hotel (***)
Hovli Poyon (**+)|
Tourist must have Kazakh transit visa Tourist must have Uzbek visa Tourist must have Kyrgyz visa which they can obtain in any Kyrgyz Consular Department with our visa support. But you have to note also that travelers from 28 countries of Europe, USA, Canada and Australia do not visa support at all
Price includes:Double accommodation in hotels and guest houses as per the list provided Full board as mentioned in the itinerary Airfare Bishkek-Osh, Fergana - Tashkent, Bukhara -Tashkent English- or German-speaking guide All transfers by private air-conditioned car or minibus throughout Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Entrance fees for the museums, monuments, excursions and demonstrations as mentioned in the itinerary
Price does not include:Visa support, consular fees or any other formalities (neither for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan) Flight ticket from your country to Bishkek and from Tashkent to next destination Additional food, alcohol and soft drinks Souvenirs, shopping, personal expenses Camera/Video fees Any additional trips
We hope you would like the program and assure you that we are absolutely open to any suggestions to improve quality of our services for the entire satisfaction of our clients and are happy to meet your special requirements
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