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An extended experience of Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan

Kyrgyzstan – Kazakhstan – Uzbekistan

Almaty – Bishkek – Issyk Kul Lake (Cholpon Ata) – Karakol – Tamga village – Bishkek – Taraz – Turkestan – Tashkent – Samarkand – Shakhrisabz – Bukhara – Khiva – Tashkent

This tour provides perfect destinations for all enthusiastic travelers wanting to gain a deeper insight into the history, culture, lovely scenery and daily life of people living in Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan.
The tour begins in the modern megapolises of Almaty and Bishkek and journeys toward the famous resort town of Cholpon Ata on the northern shore of Issyk Kul Lake which is rated as the world’s second largest mountain lake and the world’s deepest one. Then the road takes you to Karakol town and proceeds to picturesque villages of Tamga , Bokombaevo and Kochkorka by crossing breathtaking gorges, valleys, rivers and giving you the unique opportunity to learn about daily life and traditions of Kyrgyz people.
In Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan your will strictly follow the Great Silk Road tracks and visit its ancient cities and many others outstanding features.

16 days / 15 nights

Days Cities Activities  
Day 1 Almaty Arrival in Almaty international airport.
Meet and greet.
Transfer to the hotel.
Overnight in Almaty.
Day 2 Almaty Breakfast.
Full day sightseeing tour in Almaty.
Overnight in Almaty.
Day 3 Almaty –
After early breakfast transfer to Chu-Ili Ranges (170 km from Almaty).
Excursion to the gorges of Anrakhay range to discover Tamgaly petrogliphs dating back from the Bronze age and the most fascinating ones to 15 – 13 cc. B.C.
After the lunch transfer to Bishkek.
Overnight in Bishkek.
Day 4 Bishkek –
Issyk Kul Lake (Cholpon Ata)
Short sightseeing tour in Bishkek.
Transfer to Issyk Kul Lake (280 km).
En route visit Burana tower (11 c. AD) and ancient petroglyphs of Schythians and Hunsungs civilizations (9 -8 cc. BC - 3-4 cc AD) near Cholpan Ata with small Historical & Ethnographical Museum.
Leisure time on the shore of the lake.
Overnight in Cholpon Ata.
Issyk Kul Lake - Bishkek
Day 5 Issyk Kul Lake –
Early morning transfer to Karakol (140 km).
En route visit Memorial complex of Nikolai Prejevalsky – the great Russian explorer of Central Asia.
Arrival in Karakol.
Sightseeing tour in Karakol upon arrival.
After lunch transfer to Tamga village on the southern shore of Issyk Kul Lake (79 km).
En route visit to Djeti – Oguz gorge and Djukuchak gorge with its hydrogen - sulphidous springs.
Overnight in guesthouse "Tamga".

Day 6 Tamga village –
Transfer to Tamga Gorge.
Visit Tamga Tash – stones with mysterious Tibetan inscriptions.
Transfer to Bishkek (316 км).
En route visit Bokonbaevo and Kochkorka villages.
Here you can get acquainted with ancient traditions of falconry and handmade wool felt carpets production.
Arrival in Bishkek.
Accommodation in hotel.
Festive dinner with folklore show.
Overnight in Bishkek.
Day 7 Bishkek –
After early breakfast transfer to Taraz (264 km).
Arrival in Taraz.
Accommodation in hotel.
After lunch sightseeing tour in Taraz.
Visit Aisha Bibi and Babadji Khatun Mausoleums (12 c.).
Overnight in Taraz.
Day 8 Taraz –
Transfer to Turkistan via Shimkent (335 km).
Medieval town of Turkestan formerly known as Yassi was founded in the 5th century.
From 16 c. to 19 c. Turkistan was the capital of rulers of Kazakh Khanate (Principality).
En route visit museum and archeological site of Otrar, an important trade town on the intersection of the Great Silk Road, and Arystan Bobo Mausoleum (12th c.) that was an eminent Sufi Saint and the teacher of Khodja Akhmad Yasawi.
Arrival in Turkistan.
Accommodation in hotel.
Sightseeing tour in Turkistan.
Visit Khodja Akhmad Yassawi mausoleum.
Overnight in Turkistan.

Day 9 Turkistan –
Transfer to Tashkent (365 km).
En route visit to the wine factory "Kaplambek", wine tasting.
Arrival in Tashkent.
Accommodation in hotel.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Day 10 Tashkent –
Sightseeing tour in Tashkent.
After lunch transfer to Samarkand.
Accommodation in hotel upon arrival.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 11 Samarkand Breakfast.
Morning sightseeing tour in Samarkand.
After lunch proceed with sightseeing.
Overnight in Samarkand.
Day 12 Samarkand –
Shakhrisabz –
Transfer to Shakhrisabz.
Sightseeing tour in Shakhrisabz.
After lunch transfer to Bukhara.
Accommodation in hotel upon arrival.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Day 13 Bukhara Breakfast.
Full day sightseeing tour in Bukhara.
Overnight in Bukhara.
Ismoil Samani Mausoleum - Bukhara
Day 14 Bukhara –
Transfer to Khiva by crossing Kizil Kum desert (470 km).
En route stop on the board of Amu Darya River to take pictures.
Arrival in Khiva.
Accommodation in hotel.
Evening at leisure to stroll in Ichan Kala – the historical center of Khiva.
Overnight in Khiva.
Day 15 Khiva Breakfast.
Full day sightseeing tour in Khiva.
Farwell dinner with folklore show.
Transfer to the airport to take domestic flight to Tashkent.
Overnight in Tashkent.
Khiva Kalta Minor
Day 16 Tashkent

Early breakfast.
Transfer to the airport to take international flight back home.

Suggested accommodation in:

Suggested accommodation in Kazakhstan: Suggested accommodation in Kyrgyzstan:
Almaty – Hotel Otrar 4*
Тaraz – Hotel Djambul 3*
Turkistan – Hotel Turkistan 3* / Hotel Yassi 3*
Bishkek – Hotel Ak-altyn 4*
Cholpon Ata – Hotel Caravan club 4*
Tamga village – guesthouse «Tamga»
Suggested accommodation in Uzbekistan:  
Tashkent – Lotte City Hotel Tashkent Palace 4*
Samarkand – Asia Samarkand 4*
Bukhara – Asia Bukhara 4*
Khiva – Asia Khiva4* / Malika Khiva 4*

  • Accommodation based on TWN rooms
  • Meals – according to the itinerary
  • Entrance fees for sightseeing spots mentioned
  • Overland transportation by AC coach
  • All airport-hotel-airport transfers
  • Escort guide for the whole tour (English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese, Chinese-Mandarin, etc speaking)
  • All sightseeing as specified in the itinerary
  • Dinner with folklore show in Almaty, Bishkek, Tashkent
  • Visa support to Каzakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
  • Visa support and visa to Kyrgyzstan
  • Portage services in airports and hotels
  • 1 bottle of mineral water per day per pax
  • International airfares
  • Domestic airfare Urgench - Tashkent
  • Kazakhstan visa invitation paid when obtaining the visa in Tashkent
  • Camera and Video charges during the sightseeing

Transport: we provide A/C vehicle for the whole tour for all group sizes.

Visa: In order to obtain an entrance visa to Uzbekistan, you need to apply visa support letter to any Uzbekistan consulate which is available in your area. We will arrange a visa support letter for you. For this, we need the passport copies and the certificates of employment.

Guide: the main tour price includes the service of a professional English speaking escort guide-assistant.

Payment: 100 % prepayment should be made not later than 3 days prior to the arrival of the group.

Cancellation fees:
Cancellation prior 30 days – no penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 15 days – 50 % penalty is charged
Cancellation prior 1 day – 100 % penalty is charged

Sightseeing attractions
that will be visited during the excursions:

Central Square, the 28 Panfilov Heroes Memorial Park, Zhenkov Cathedral, Museum of Kazakh National Musical Instruments, Central Mosque, Medeo skate ring, ascend to the Kok Tube Mountain by cable car to enjoy the panoramic view of Almaty.

State Historical Museum, Central Square Ala-Too, Monument of Manas.

Nikolai Prejevalsky Memorial Complex, Dungan Mosque and Russian Holy Trinity Cathedral

Excursion to the Talas River (ancient battlefield), Regional Museum with impressive collection of balbals, Karakhan Mausoleum (12 c.) and Dauitbek Mausoleum (13 c.).

Archeological & Ethnography Museum, Mausoleum of Khodja Ahmad Yassavi (14 c.).

Kukeldash Madrassah, Abul Kassim madrassah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Barak Khan Madrassah, Mosque on Khazrati Imom street, visit to Chor - Su (handicraft bazaar), Museum of Applied Arts, Amir Temur Monument and Square, Independence Square, Alisher Navoi Teater and Square.

Shakhi-Zinda necropolis (14-15c), "Stars above Samarkand" - Ulugbek observatory (15c), "Ruines of Afrosiab"- the excavation and museum of the ancient town (6 BC-13 AD), Visit to medieval architectural monuments: Bibi Khanum Mosque (14c.), Gur-Emir Mausoleum (15c), Registan Ensemble including Ulugbek (15 c.), Shir Dor (17c), Tillya-Kari Madrassahs (17c). Shakhrisabz: Ak -Sarai Palace (14-15c), Dorus Tilyavat complex with Kok - Gumbaz Mosque (15 c), Dorus-Saodat complex with Djekhangir Mausoleum (14c), Timur’s vault (15c) and Khazrat Imom Friday Mosque.

Visit to Samanids mausoleum (9-10 cc.) – vault of Bukhara rulers' dynasty, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum (14 c.), Ark Fortress (16 c.) and Bolo Khauz Ensemble (18c.), Poi-Kalon Ensemble with Minaret (12c), Djuma Mosque (15c) and functioning Madrassah Miri-Arab (16 c), Taqi (trading domes), Lyabi - Khauz Ensemble (17 c.), Magaki Attari Mosque (12 c. – 16 c.), Ulug Beg Madrassah (15 c.) and Abdul Aziz Khan Madrassah (17 c.), Chor -Minor Madrassah (18c.)

Konya Ark Forteress (18c.); Mukhammad Aminkhan madrassah (1852-1855 ); Islam Khodja Madrassah and Minaret (1908); Mukhammed Rakhim Khan Madrassah (19 c.), Djuma Mosque (1789 c.), Kutlug Murad Inaq Madrassah (1804 -1812), Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum (14 -19 cc.), Tash Khauli Palace Complex (1830-1838), Tim (roofed market) and Caravanserai of Allah Kuli Khan (19c.).

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