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11 day tour Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan

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Tour itinerary: Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan
Season: all the year around
Days: 11Nights: 10
Price: by request
Tour description:

A well-made 11 days tour will bring you to the most known places of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan - these two countries are neighbours yet so different.

Day 1
Tashkent
Arrival in Tashkent. Our driver will meet you holding a sign 'ANUR TOUR.' Transfer to the hotel.
Meet with our manager. You will have time to discuss the tour details with him.  
Resting time. Overnight.
Day 2
Tashkent

Breakfast. 

09:00 Meet with a guide & driver in the hotel's lobby and start the excursion in Tashkent (5-6 hours)
– 
Earthquake Memorial, the composition is devoted to the tragic date of earthquake in Tashkent on April 26, 1966, and is erected in the approximate place of the earthquake epicenter. Residents still come to the monument to honor those people who took a part in the reconstruction of Tashkent - the main square of Uzbekistan reflects the past, present, and future of the country; 

– Khast Imam Square – a religious center of the city consisting of the Barakkhan madrasah;

– Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum and the library of Islamic Literature with the Holy Koran Book of the VII century. 

– Visiting the Chorsu market and drive back to the new city by metro. 

Continue excursion with visiting Independence Square. There are fountains standing for life energy of Uzbek people, the “Eternal flame" in honor of soldiers who died during the World War II,  the arch " Good and noble aspiration" crowned with birds of happiness and prosperity, a road "Ok Yul" (“Good way”) leading to Independence Monument and monument to Happy Mother that symbolize the hope for a great future.

One can often see the newly-weds who start a family and independent life walking through the arch of “Good and noble aspirations,” laying flowers at the monument of Happy Mother and Eternal flame.

– Theatre Square with the Opera House.

– Amir Temur Square

Finish your excursion. Transfer to the hotel. Resting time.

Overnight.

Day 3
Tashkent - Urgench - Khiva

Breakfast. 

Transfer to the railway station of Tashkent. 

Departure to Samarkand by train 'Afrosiyob'. 

Arrival. Meet with a guide and driver, and start sightseeing program in Samarkand (6-7 hours):

  • Gur Emir Mausoleum – a burial vault of Timur the Great and his descendants is decorated with gold ornaments and is considered as one of the most significant sights of the world; 

  • Continue to the famous Registan Square – heart of Samarkand and real masterpiece of Central Asian medieval architecture, the ensemble of grandiose buildings: Ulughbek Madrassa, Madrassa Sherdor and Madrassa Tilla Kori; 

  • Bibi Khanim Mosque – the biggest medieval building in the city was one of the most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world in 15 Century; 

Finish excursion. Back to the hotel. Resting time.

Overnight.

Day 4
Khiva - Bukhara
  • Breakfast in the hotel. 

    Departure to Bukhara by train 'Afrosiyob' or by car through the Kyzylkym desert. (depends on weather/schedule/tickets availability)

    Arrival in Bukhara. Transfer to the hotel, check-in.

    Overnight.

Day 5
Bukhara

Breakfast.

09:00 Meet your guide at the hotel's lobby and start WALKING excursion around Bukhara:

– Ensemble Lyabi Hauz (Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa, Khanaka, Kukeldash Madrassa and the monument of Khodja Nasreddin);

– Magoki Attari Mosque is one of the oldest mosques survived in Bukhara from the time before the Mongolian invasion; 

– Abdullakhan’s Tim with numerous handicraft stores offering you souvenirs, ceramics, national clothes, and carpets; 

– Caravanserai Saifuddin (the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara);

– There are three trading places or so-called covered bazaars: Toki Sarrofon, Toki Telpak Furushon, and Toki Zargaron preserved from the XVI century. These bazaars were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy and purchase different souvenirs of a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets;

– Visit Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassas or so-called Kosh (pare) madrassas standing in front of each other with a distinctive style of facade ornamental decoration;

– Poi Kalon Square with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassa – the heart of Bukhara, a monumental complex impressing the imagination of every visitor;

- Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to I century BC where one can feel the history of the great fortress covered in beautiful legends and myths;

Optionally can be added by request: a quick visit to Samanids mausoleum (IX century), a monument of early medieval architecture with a local guide.

  • Finish your excursion. Back to the hotel. 
  • Overnight.
Day 6
Bukhara - Gijduvan - Samarkand

Breakfast. 

Transfer to Samarkand (280 km). On the way, near town Gijduvan, you may visit to famous Uzbek pottery master Abdulla’s workshop. There you may see process of making ceramics and buy some of them.

Arrival in Samarkand.

Hotel check-in.

Overnight.

  • Day 7
    Samarkand - Tashkent
    Breakfast. 
    09:00 Meet with your guide & driver at the hotel's lobby and start excursion in Samarkand:
     – Gur Emir Mausoleum – a burial vault of Timur the Great and his descendants decorated with gold ornaments and considered as one of the most significant places in the world;
    • – Continue to the famous Registan Square – the heart of Samarkand and a real masterpiece of Central Asian medieval architecture consists of three grandiose buildings: Ulughbek Madrassa, Madrassa Sherdor, and Madrassa Tilla Kori;
    • – Bibi Khanim Mosque – the biggest medieval building in the city which was one of the most magnificent mosques in the Islamic world in 15 Century;
    • – Shahi Zinda Necropolis – unique complex of Mausoleums  formed by standing on both sides of the cenotaph (an imaginary grave) belonging to the Muslim person named Saint Abbas ibn-Kussam;
    • – Ulugbek’s Observatory – the finest astronomical centers in the medieval world was built by order of Ulugbek, an outstanding scholar and astronomer;
    • – Samarkand bazaar – Siyab;
    • 16:30 Finish your excursion. 17:28 Transfer to Tashkent by train. Arrival in 19:44,
      or by car (depends on weather/schedule/tickets availability)
      Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to the hotel.
      Overnight.
  • Day 8
    Tashkent - Bishkek - Issyk-Kyl

  • 05:00 Transfer to the airport.

    07:50 Morning flight Tashkent- Bishkek by HY 777

    10:00 Arrival in Bishkek.

    Meet the driver and guide at the airport meeting zone.

    Start Bishkek sightseeing tour visiting:

    • - Oak Park - city center. It is known also as Dubovy Park - today it is one of the favorite places among tourists in Bishkek;

    • Ala -Too Square is the central square in Bishkek. It serves as a place for state events and celebrations. Philharmonic hall – situated at the top of Rose Alley;

    • - Statue of Manas (Manas is legendary Kyrgyz hero and the classic centerpiece of Kyrgyz literature);

    • - Victory Square, where in the centre you can see the Victory monument, a memorial which was completed in 1984. Usually the main festival events are held in Bishkek at eternal flame, on Victory Square, where is posted guard of honor, forces of Kyrgyz garrison and a military band.

    • - State History museum is a perfect display of the Kyrgyz people and the history of the country of Kyrgyzstan.

    • - Visit to the central bazaar.

    Transfer to the Issyk-Kyl lake (~ 2 hours ,260 km).

    • En-route stop at Burana Tower (11th century minaret) and an open-air museum of Balbans (stone warriors), which marks the original site of the Karakhanid town, Balasagun;

    Resting time in the evening. Overnight at hotel.


  • Day 9
    Issyk - Kyl
  • Breakfast at the hotel. 

    09.00 Transfer to Cholpon ata.

    Start excursion around its open-air gallery of stones posing as different animals and people hunting. The exposition was built on the rise of humanity but the way statues done still impresses everyone.

    After lunch in Kochkor, a master –class on felt carpets making by local masters.

    Transfer to Naryn town, an administrative centre of Naryn region. Due to close location to Kyrgyz – China border the town is under free economic zone that makes it trade – oriented and important point for many locals and visitors. Enjoy the beautiful views to surrounding mountains.

    Resting time in the evening. 

  • Overnight at the guesthouse.

  • Day 10
    Naryn - Tash - Rabat
  • Breakfast at the guesthouse. 

    09:00 Transfer to Tash-Rabat to explore the area. This place is not far away from the Chinese border so the spirit of Great Silk Road still exists there. Tash-Rabat was built in the 11-th century as a fort for sellers and ancient merchants traveling between China and Turk territory. 

    The government of Kyrgyzstan takes care of restoring Tash-Rabat and reconstruction works happen from time to time.
    After lunch continue excursion in Tash-Rabat visiting horse farm where visitors may take a horse ride and feed baby foals. 

    Dinner and overnight in a yurt camp.

  • Day 11
    Tash-Rabat - Torugart
  • Breakfast at the camp hotel. 

    09:00 Transfer to Torugart drive by road that swings eastwards around the southern part of At-Bashi range and raises higher up to 3752m. 

    Getting on a peak of At-Bashi range, have a nature- birdwatching and photo session to observe breathtaking the panoramic views of wild Kyrgyz nature. 

    12:00 Transfer to Kyrgyz- China border port to cross the border with China. 

    End of the tour.

  • Accommodations:

    City

    Standart

    Comfort

    Tashkent

    Arien Plaza / Grand Capital

    Navruz / Aster Group Hotel / Gloriya / Praga

    Bukhara

    Kukaldosh, AsSalom, Porso, Zargaron

    Devon Begi, Sofia, Asia Bukhara, Malika Bukhara

    Samarkand

    Zilol Baxt / Malika Prime / Caravan Serial / City Hotel

    Dilimah / Grand Samarkand / Emirhan

    Tash-Rabat

    Yurt

    Yurt

    Khiva

    Malika Khiva / Malika Kheyvak / Arqanchi/ Eurasia

    Erkin Palace / Khiva Silk Road / Lokomotiv / Asia Khiva

    Bishkek Madison Ave / De’mar Golden Dragon / Plaza Bishkek
    Issyk - Kyl Three Corony Kapriz / Karven

    OR OTHER HOTELS OF THE SAME LEVEL

    Tour Price includes: 
  • - Accommodation in standard  twin-shared rooms with breakfast ;

  • - Tourist tax per person;

  • - Meals: breakfasts in hotels ;

  • - All transfers as per program by comfortable tourist class transport sedan /mini bus/SUV  as per terrain requires,   including transfers to-from airports and  train stations;  

  • - English speaking local professional licensed guides in Uzbekistan as per program (4 standard excursions), English speaking local guides in Kyrgyzstan;

  • - Eagle hunting show in Bokonbaevo village;

  • - Single entry tickets to the sites, museums, mausoleums and nature fees as per program;

  • - Train tickets Khiva- Bukhara  by standard train (economy class) OR transfer by car;  

  • - Train tickets Samarkand – Tashkent (economy class) by tourist train “Afrosiab”/”Sharq”.

  • Tour Price does not include: 
    • - International flights to Tashkent , Tashkent- Bishkek and from Bishkek;

    • - Internal flight Osh - Bishkek

    • - Photo/video fees (professional camera);

    • - Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan e/visa (if required);

    • - Meals: lunches and dinners;

    • - Transport and guide service for free time/free days (can be added by request) and after the standard city tours; transport for walking tours in Khiva and Bukhara;

    • - Personal travel/medical insurance, portage, tips, personal expenses and other services not specified under “Tour Price Includes”.

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