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Silk Road trip: Tour 2

 Silk Road trip: Tour 2

Silk Road trip: Tour 2

Day 1: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
We are glad to see you on Silk Road tour. On arrival at Manas International Airport you will be met by the driver and transfer to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. It will take 30 minutes from airport. We will have a city tour and visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and so on. In the afternoon we will drive to Ala Archa gorge. It is 45 km from the capital. Travelers will be inspired by wonderful park laying on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. In the end of day, we will return to Bishkek. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 2: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
The tour will start by travelling to the pearl Issyk Kul lake. The nature among the lake is pleasing. You will see the celestial mountains above the lake. Issyk Kul lake is the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608 m. above sea level. The lake never freezes. Then we will visit the Burana Tower and of the 11th century as well as an open-air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). We will drive to Cholpon Ata city where you can see ancient stone inscriptions found in the 800 B.C by shamans (2000 years ago). See a local ethnography museum. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Issyk Kul - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol
We are happy to provide the next day of visiting remarkable gorges which are associated in the end as Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. You will be overwhelmed by its area of green fields, waters as well as mountain snowy tops. You will a hiking tour and relish the special nature. We will drive to Karakol city and see the Dungan mosque built in Chinese style. Also, you can visit an old wooden Orthodox Church. Night is in a guesthouse.

Day 4: Karakol - Skazka - Bokonbaevo
he tour will start by driving to Jeti Oguz gorge (Seven Bulls). There are seven red rocks situated in a row. On the way you will see the Broken Heart Mountain. Spend 20 minutes for hiking and see gorgeous panoramic views. We will pass by the southern shore of Lake Issyk Kul; it is about 4 km from Tosor village to the celebrated Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon. Later on, we will drive to Bokonbaevo village and meet with local eagle-hunter - berkutchi. Night is in nomadic felt dwellings - yurts.

Day 5: Bokonbaevo - Kyzyl Tuu - Bishkek
In the morning we will travel to Bishkek city. On the route you can have a break and visit Kyzyl Tuu village. Get your yurt workshop made from felt and wooden skeleton. On arrival to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek, overnight is in a hotel.

Day 6: Bishkek - Almaty
We will drive Almaty city for 4 hours of way. On arrival you will have the city. First to all visit the Green Bazaar where you can buy not only oriental fresh goods as well as bargain. Visit the oldest Almaty parks as Panfilov Park and find Zenkov Cathedral. Visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame built for troops who deceased for freedom and independence of the country. In the afternoon we will travel to the Medeo Gorge and enjoy skating! You will be enthralled by fairy views of snow-white mountains! Then we will drive to the famous Kok Tobe hill and see the tallest TV tower in the world. See the city by the celebrated Almaty cableway. Afterwards we will drive to a hotel.

Day 7: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty
In the morning we will visit gorges as Trans Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge which is located lengthwise the Kuldja tract. Travelers will see incredible view of the mountains! Explore the burial mounds of Saka period and where the famous "Golden Man" was found and later become the state symbol of Kazakhstan. You will have the opportunity to visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum Reserve "ISSYK" dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period. In addition, you will see a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. We will travel to an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level and see astonishing Issyk lake appeared 10 000 years ago due to landslide and the natural dam of 300 meters in height. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 8: Almaty - Tashkent
In the morning is flight. When you arrive to Tashkent international airport the driver will meet you and transfer to city. The tour will start by seeing the Independence Square which was made for the triumph over fascism in World War II. Then we will walk along the local Broadway which is located between Independence Square and Amir Timur square. Then visit the famous Tashkent metro opened in 1977. See old places as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam and find madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. See the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy of the 8th century. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 9: Tashkent - Samarkand
We will travel to Samarkand by train. Samarkand city is located in the Valley of Zerafshan River and well-defined to be the second largest city of Uzbekistan like Babylon and Rome. The tour will start by visiting sights as Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square, it is perfect complex that has three Madrasahs belonging to the 15th -17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh is famous for rich assemblage of mausoleums of the 11th-15th centuries. It is also encompassed to UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is the stunning mosque steadfast to the beloved Tamerlane's wife, after his effective trip in India. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 10: Samarkand - Gijduvan - Bukhara 
In the morning we will drive to Bukhara and visit Gijduvan village eminent for its private pottery workshop. Actually, Gijduvan ceramics is the prominent with an ironic history and its skills passed from generation to generation. Gizhduvan developed a home for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family as well as blessed Gijduvan school ceramics all over the world. Gijduvan School of ceramics is also legendary for its geometric patterns as green and blue colors. We will continue drive to Bukhara. On the route we will visit the memorial complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary was a scientist the first who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al Bukhari made by Sunni Muslims. Night is in a hotel.

Day 11: Bukhara - Tashkent
We are happy to present the tour of having guided trip in the city. We will visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara as Citadel Ark found in the 4th century. It is the first fortress combined for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then we visit Samanids mausoleum of the 9th - 10th century. We will continue our tour to Chashma Ayub or Job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque. It is known for forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. The tour will be continued visiting one of the most known madrasahs of Bukhara as Nodir Divan Begi which is also belongs to Lyabi House Ensemble. Afterwards visit Poi Kalon complex which has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Then evening flight to Tashkent. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 12: Tashkent - Departure
Transfer to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.

Transport in Kyrgyzstan:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter

Transport in Kazakhstan:
02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus 

Transport in Uzbekistan:
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 485 $
04 pax - 1 135 $
06 pax - 920 $
08 pax - 860 $
10 pax - 790 $
Single - 180 $ 

Early check-in - 35 $
Single early check-in - 60 $ 

Half board - 165 $*
Full board - 295 $*

Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 35 $ per person

To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) - 10 $ per person

Flight tickets Bukhara - Tashkent - 55 $ per person

English speaking guides:
KG - 505 $ per group
KZ - 235 $ per group
UZ - local 120 $ per group or escort 315 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
        Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Bokonbaevo - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Bukhara - "Porso" Hotel 3*
- Mineral water supply
- Train tickets Tashket - Samarkand

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions
- Flight tickets Bukhara - Tashkent