Along the Silk Route Duration: 9 days
Combined tour in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with fixed dates
Type of route: air and motor coach tour
Group: 2-15 pax
Accommodation: Double in hotels
Description: travel in Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with guaranteed departure dates. Tour package consists of a combination of historical, architectural, cultural and natural components.
The Silk Route as a trade route came into being in the 3rd century B.C. and lived to see the 16th century of this era.
The trade towns situated along the Silk Route saw numerous devastating wars, destructions, fires, famine and plague. Some of them fell into oblivion, leaving nameless ruins for their descendants to ponder, others more than once perished in fire but revived again to amaze the world with their riches, the deep blue of their cupolas and the terracotta lace-like ornamentation of the mausoleums and mosques. For centuries crowds of people speaking diverse languages filled the bazaars, and long caravans moved along the dusty roads carrying precious gems and silks, spices and dyes, gold and silver, exotic birds and animals to sell to the Europeans.
The Silk Route is one of the most significant achievements in the history of world civilization. The widespread network of caravan ways crossed Europe and Asia from China to the Mediterranean coast and in ancient times served as an important means of business affairs and cultural exchange between East and West.
Travel itinerary:Almaty - Issyk-Kul - Bishkek - Tashkent - Bukhara - Samarkand - Tashkent
Day 1: Arrival in Almaty, pick-up at the airport and transfer to hotel. Breakfast. Sightseeing city tour with visits to Panfilov Park and, Cathedral, Central Park, 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 crossing "Ak-Zhol", lunch stop in Bishkek and continue to Issyk-Kul via the Boom gorge. Accommodation in hotel on the North coast of Lake Issyk-Kul. Dinner. Overnight on Issyk-Kul.
Day 3: Breakfast and rest, excursion to Cholpon-Ata to view petroglyphs and the Ethnographic Museum. Return to hotel. Lunch and transfer to Bishkek (250 km), along the way visiting the Burana tower on the spot of the ancient city Balasagyn (11-13th c.). Accommodation in hotel. Dinner in a city restaurant. Overnight in Bishkek. .
Day 4: Early morning breakfast and departure to Tashkent, by flight, or transfer to Tashkent overland (600 km) via Kazakhstan, lunch en-route with visits to local villages. Arrival at the Kazakh-Uzbek border late evening. Crossing the border. Transfer to Tashkent (15 km). Accommodation in hotel. Dinner in hotel restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 5: Breakfast. Transfer to Tashkent airport for morning flight to Bukhara. Arrival in Bukhara. Accommodation in hotel. City tour: Citadel Ark, Samanids Mausoleum (10th c.), Chashma Ayub, Bolo-Hauz mosque (early 20th c.), Coumpol bazaar. Lunch in an Uzbek 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 Madrassah (16th c.). Dinner in an Uzbek house. Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 6: Breakfast. Transfer to Samarkand (290 km, 4 hrs). Accommodation in hotel. Lunch in hotel restaurant. City tour: excavations and museum of the ancient city of Afrosiab, architectural complex Shakhi-Zindeh (11-15th cc.), Ulughbek Observatory. Dinner in an Uzbek restaurant with folklore concert. Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 7: Breakfast. Continuation of city tour program: Registan Square: Medreseh Ulughbek (15th c.), Medreseh Shir-Dor (17th c.), Medreseh Tilla-Kori (17th c.), Mausoleum Guri Emir - Tamerlane's Tomb (14-15th cc.), Bibi-Khonum mosque, market place. Lunch. Transfer to Tashkent (315 km, 4 hrs). Accommodation in hotel. Dinner in a city restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 8: Breakfast. City tour program: Abu Bakr Kaffal Shoshi- Islamic scholar mausoleum (16th c.), Barak-Khan madrasah (16th c.), Kaffal-Shashi mausoleum (15th c.), Kukeldash madrasah (16th c.), Djuma mosque (9th c.), Adbulkassim Medreseh (19th c.). Lunch. Visit to the Opera and Ballet Theater. Dinner in a city restaurant. Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 9: Departure from Tashkent. Transfer to Tashkent airport for flight to next destination.
|Prices in US$
||Otrar Hotel (****)
||*** star hotel|
||Royal Beach Hotel (***)
||Rokhat or Jamaica Hotel (**+)|
Pinara Bishkek Hotel (****)
Asia Mountains Guest House (**+)|
Radisson Blu Tashkent (****)
Grand Orzu /
Domina President Hotel (****)
Legends of Samarkand /
Zargaron Hotel (***)
Hovli Poyon (**+)|
In case of transfer to Tashkent instead of flight travelers must hold Kazakh transit visa Travelers must possess an Uzbek visa Travelers can receive Kyrgyz visa at the airport upon arrival Air ticket Bishkek-Tashkent costs US$ 100Transfer to Tashkent costs US$ 420
Price includes:Double accommodation in hotels and guest houses as per the list provided Full board as mentioned in the itinerary English or German speaking guide All transfers by private air-conditioned car or minibus throughout Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan Entrance fees for all museums, monuments, excursions and demonstrations as mentioned in the itinerary Airfare for flight Tashkent-Bukhara
Price does not include:Visa support, consular fees or any other formalities (neither for Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan nor Uzbekistan) Flight ticket from your country to Bishkek and from Tashkent to next destination Flight ticket to Bishkek and to Tashkent from Bishkek; transfer Bishkek-Tashkent by vehicle via Kazakhstan Additional food, alcohol and soft drinks Additional services in the hotels 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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