TASHKENT, BUKHARA, SAMARKAND, BISHKEK, SON-KUL, ISSYK-KUL
Arrival in Tashkent. You will be picked up by our driver who will take you to the hotel. Check in at the hotel is at 12:00. Guided tour of Tashkent - the capital of Uzbekistan and the largest city in Central Asia. On this day, a visit to the Old City is planned, where the religious center of Tashkent is located - the Khast Imam complex. It is here that the famous Koran of the Caliph Osman (VII century) is kept. In Hast-Imam, you will visit the madrasah of Barak Khan, the Tillya-Sheikh mosque, the mausoleum of Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Imam al-Bukhari Islamic Institute. Then you will visit one of the oldest bazaars of the city – “Chorsu”. After exploring the sights of the Old Town, you will experience a trip in the Tashkent metro to the center, where Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and the Museum of Applied Arts are located. You will stay overnight at the hotel.
Airport transfer. Morning flight to Bukhara (605 km, 1 hour 45 min.). You will be picked up by the driver and taken to the hotel, where you can leave your luggage. Check in at the hotel is at 12:00. You will have a tour with a guide in the historical center of Bukhara, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List. You will visit the Lyabi-Khauz complex, Magoki-Attori mosque, Chor-Minor madrasah, trading domes, Ulugbek madrasah, Abdulazizkhan madrasah, Kalyan minaret, Kalyan mosque, Miri-Arab mosque, Ark fortress, Bolo-Khaus mosque, Samanid ausoleum and Chashma-Ayub mausoleum. You will stay overnight at the hotel.
The day will begin with a trip outside the city to the summer residence of the last Bukhara emir Sitorai Mohi-Khos. This is a unique building, where the architecture combines oriental and Russian elements of decor. The tour will continue in the mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi and in the tomb of Chor Bakr. Free time in the afternoon. Night at the hotel.
In the morning we will depart from Bukhara to Samarkand (280 km, 4 hours). On the way, we will stop at the caravanserai of Rabat-i-Malik (XI century). Arrival in Samarkand, accommodation at the hotel. Afternoon tour around Samarkand. Visit to the famous Registan Square and the Gur-Emir Mausoleum - the tomb of Tamerlane. Night at the hotel.
On this day, you will visit the observatory of Ulugbek, Shakhi-Zind necropolis, the Bibi-khanum Cathedral mosque and the Siab bazaar. Then you will go to the village of Konigil, where you will see the process of making Samarkand paper from mulberry according to ancient technology. Free time ater the tour. Night at the hotel
Departure from Samarkand to Tashkent (300 km, 4-5 hours). Arrival in Tashkent airport, check in for flight to Bishkek (580 km, 1 h. 15 min.). Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the airport and taken to the hotel. Night at the hotel.
After breakfast, we will visit Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, and Manas monument. You will see the building of the Philharmonic and the Victory Monument, which are vivid examples of Soviet architecture and sculpture. Night at the hotel.
In the morning we will move to the high-mountain Son-Kul lake (3016 m above sea level) through the village of Kochkor (400 km, 6-7 hours). We will visit the workshop of felt carpets in Kochkor. Here you can not only buy souvenirs from felt, but also take part in their making. Lunch at the house of a Kyrgyz family. Continuation of the way to Son-Kul lake. Traditional dinner and night in yurts.
A free day on Lake Son-Kul, the coast of which is carpeted with a blossoming Edelweiss flowers, and surrounded by majestic mountains. This is a jailoo – a summer pasture, on which flocks of sheep and herds of horses are grazed. Local shepherds will accept you as an honored guest and you will be treated with a Kyrgyz national drink - kumys, prepared from horse milk. You can take a horse ride or go hiking in the picturesque surroundings of the lake. Night in the yurts.
After breakfast we will go to the Barskaun gorge which looks like an off-road highway running at an altitude of more than 4000 meters with amazing nature, on the way you will see the waterfall “Tears of the Leopard”, a truly majestic spectacle. On the way, we will stop at the Fairytale - a gorge with colorful sandy formations, which took a variety of bizarre forms.
After breakfast, we are moving to the Djety Oguz gorge, translated from the Kyrgyz as a gorge of “The Seven Bulls” – this is the name of one of the most beautiful places of the Tien Shan, located in the southeast of the Issyk-Kul basin. In the vicinity of the resort you will see the rare in beauty rock formations called “Broken Heart” and “Seven Bulls”, composed of tertiary (Paleogene) reddish deposits. Then we will climb to the “Valley of Flowers” and hike in the surrounding area.
After breakfast, we drive to Bishkek. After afternoon, we arrive to Bishkek and go to visit the sights of Bishkek and go on gift shop to buy some souvenirs and to post to get stamps. Overnight at the hotel.
In the Early morning, we pick up you to the airport. Flight to the home with wonderful memories about Central Asia! End of the tour.
Tour in Uzbekistan includes
- All transfers
- Tickets to museums and sights
Tour doesn’t include
- Dinners and Lunches
- Alcohol drinks
Tour in Kyrgyzstan includes
- All breakfasts/ Lunches/Dinners
- All Transfers
- 2 nights in Hotel
- English speaking guide
- Driver/Jeep 4x4
Price per person
- 2 pax = 1400$
- 4 pax = 1100$
- 6 pax = 970$
- 8 pax = 900$
- 10 pax = 880$
- 12 pax = 850$