Kyrgyzstan + Uzbekistan Tour
Along the Road of Ancient Caravans in 15 days
Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan Tour Itinerary
Arrival in Bishkek early in the morning. Meet at the airport and further transfer to the hotel for accommodation and rest. After breakfast start of the sightseeing tour in Bishkek. Visit the central Ala- Too Square, flagstaff (and changing of the guard), statue of Lenin and Freedom Monument,
Philharmonic Hall, monument to Manas. Free afternoon. Rest and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel. Meet the guide at the hall and check out from the hotel. Transfer to Issyk-Kul lake. En route visit Burana Tower – an architectural and archaeological
monument (X-XI centuries).
Proceed to Cholpon-Ata along the northern shore of Issyk Kul lake – the second largest alpine lake in the world after the Lake Titicaca in South America. Accommodation and
overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast transfer to Karakol (a small town in the Eastern part of Issyk-Kul) and sightseeing tour there on arrival. Visit Przhevalski museum, a wooden Orthodox Russian church and impressive wooden Dungan mosque, built without metal nails by the Dungan people.
After lunch transfer to Jety-Oguz Gorge (25 km) with its famous red rocks, The Broken Heart and The
Seven Bulls. Drive back to Karakol. Accommodation at the hotel and rest.
Breakfast. Morning transfer from Karakol back to Bishkek along the Southern shore of the lake. Stop at Skazka canyon. Sightseeing and easy hiking in the picturesque canyon. Proceed driving. En route we will make an additional stop at Bokonbaevo village, whose inhabitants
have been famous for breeding birds of prey since ancient times. Demonstration of falconry (optional).
Arrival in Bishkek. Accommodation at the hotel and rest.
Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning. Transfer to the airport for further flight to Osh. On arrival in Osh meet the local guide and start the city tour. Visit Suleiman Mount, one of the main shrines of the Islamic world in Central Asia. On the mount visit to a historical museum, located in the
After that walk up the hill and watch a little mosque of Babur, The Great Mogols Dynasty founder, and take a bird eye’s view of the city. Accommodation at the hotel in the afternoon. Rest and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:00 Meet the driver at the hall of the hotel. Group transfer along the Pamir Highway to the yurt camp located on the Edelweiss meadow at the foot of Lenin Peak.
Arrival at the camp, accommodation at the yurt camp and lunch. After lunch we meet the guide and make an easy hike to the Lukovaya Meadow. Walking to the Lukovaya (Leek) Meadow (3800 m) Travel time: 3 hrs; altitude difference: +200 m, -200 m. Return to the yurt camp and dinner. Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600 m)
breakfast, lunch, dinnerPamir
Breakfast at the hotel.
09:30 Meet the guide. Today we will make a hike to the sacred and famous Tulpar-Kel Lake, get familiar with everyday life and traditions of Kyrgyz nomads and taste koumiss (traditional Kyrgyz milk beverage). Travel time: 5 hrs; altitude difference: -100 m, +100 m.
Return to the camp. Master class on cooking national Kyrgyz bread. Dinner at the yurt camp and rest.
Overnight at “Edelweiss Meadow” camp (3600 m)
breakfast, lunch, dinner
Breakfast at the yurt camp. Group transfer to back to Osh via the famous Alay Valley, high-altitude Taldyk pass (3645 m) and Chirchik pass (2408 m).
Arrival in Osh. Check-in at the hotel and rest. Free afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast transfer to the land border with Uzbekistan. Border formalities. Meet Uzbek guide and driver and proceed further into the Fergana valley.
En route to Fergana visit a small town of Margilan – the silk production center of Uzbekistan. Visit the local silk factory and watch the process of adras and khan-atlas production. On arrival in Fergana – accommodation at the hotel for overnight.
After breakfast at the hotel transfer to Rishtan, one of the centers of ceramics in Uzbekistan. Visit the Center of Ceramics, acquaintance with the masters and their crafts. Demonstration of ceramic pottery making process.
Further transfer to Kokand, the former capital of the Khanate of Kokand (18- 19 cc). Sightseeing in Kokand: Khudoyar-Khan Palace and Djami Mosque.
Proceed to the raiway station in Kokand to carch a train to Tashkent (17:33-21:45). Accommodation at the hotel on arrival, rest and overnight.
Breakfast and start of the guided sightseeing tour around Tashkent. Today we visit first the old part of the city and the religious complex Khasti Imam, consisting of Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Barak Khan Madrassah, Muy-Mubarak Mosque – the storehouse of the well-known Koran of Khalif Osman and gold hair of prophet Muhammad; Dzhuma-mosque of Khodja Akhrar Vali, the State Museum of Applied Arts of Uzbekistan, Kukeldash Madrassah and Chorsu Oriental bazaar.
In the afternoon explore the new city, including visiting of Independence Square, Amir Temur Statue and Minor White mosque, and ride the Tashkent metro. Overnight at the hotel.
After breakfast transfer to to the raiway station and further transfer to Bukhara by a high-speed train (07:30-11:20).
On arrival – start the sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit Ismail Samani Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, local bazaar, Bolo Khauz Mosque, Ark Citadel with Zindan prison, Po-i- Kalyan Complex (Kalyan Minaret and others), Miri Arab madrassa, Magoki Attori mosque and
Mosque Ulugbek Madrasah. Return to the hotel. Rest and overnight.
Free morning. At 11:00 meet the guide and visit the out-of-town site, located in 20 min driving from Bukhara – Sitorai-Khosa, the summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara.
After lunch time transfer to Samarkand by road. On arrival – accommodation at the hotel and rest.
Later in the evening – visit Registan square in the colorful lights. Overnight in Samarkand.
After breakfast start of the guided sightseeing tour around Samarkand: visit Registan Square (Ulugbek Madrasah, Sher-Dor Madrasah, Tilla-Qori Madrasah), Gur-e Amir Mausoleum (Tamerlane’s sepulcher), Rukhabad Mausoleum (from the outside); after lunch visit Bibi-Khanym Mosque, Shah-i- Zinda Necropolis, Ulugbek Observatory. Return to the hotel. Rest and overnight.
Breakfast at the hotel.
Meet the guide and continue exploring . Visit Afrosiab museum and settlement, Siab oriental bazaar, Samarkand carpet factory “Hudzhum” and Samarkand Paper Mill (Meros complex in Konigil village), where famous Samarkand paper is made by hand on ancient technologies.
Transfer to the railway station and further transfer to Tashkent by train.
Arrival in Tashkent, transfer to hotel and check-in. Overnight at the hotel.
Meet the driver and transfer to the airport.
Departure from Tashkent.
- Accommodation at the hotels, mentioned above, or in similar, but of the same category in double/twin rooms with breakfasts, including early check in on day 1 in Bishkek; check-in at other hotels – at 14:00; check-out – at 12:00;
- Accommodation in a guest house in Kochkor village;
- Meals – all breakfasts as mentioned in the program above and 1 dinner at Son-Kul lake;
- Entrance fees to the monuments and museums listed above;
- Services of English-speaking local guides for sightseeing;
- Comfortable air-conditioned transportation throughout the tour, including ‘airport-hotel-airport” transfers;
- Railway transfer from Kokand to Tashkent by train (ordinary train, seated places, business class);
- Railway transfer from Tashkent to Samarkand and from Samarkand to Bukhara by a high-speed train (economy
or business class);
- Bottled mineral water per day per person.
- The cost of international flights;
- The cost of local flight from Urgench to Tashkent – about 80 USD (economy class ticket);
- Meals not mentioned above;
- Medical expenses and insurance;
- Porters at the hotels, railway stations and airports;
- Tips and gratitudes;
- Visa fees.
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Tour updated 29.1.2024