Tour Program

Day
1
Airport - Bishkek
Itinerary
Arrival to Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. After some rest Sightseeing tour: Oak Park, Ala -Too Square, Philarmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Victory Square and Oriental market – Osh bazaar. After lunch transfer to the Ala-Archa National Park (40 km). You will be in the alpine gorge through which the fast flowing Ala-Archa River runs, flanked by tall, snow-covered, peaks with steep-sided, forested, mountain slopes. Hiking in the gorge. Return back to the alpine camp. Transfer to Bishkek. Overnight in the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
2
Bishkek - Cholpon-Ata
Itinerary
Transfer from Bishkek to Cholpon-Ata. On the way stop to see Burana tower, which is left from ancient city Balasagyn (XI - XIII). Next stop is an open air museum of petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata. There will be an excursion in open-air art gallery of stone, said to date from 500 BC – 100 AD, they depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. Overnight in the hotel.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
3
Issyk Kul - Karakol
Itinerary
Drive to Karakol. On arrival sightseeing tour: visit the wooden Russian-orthodox church, Dungan Mosque and Prezhevalsky-Museum. Experience folk music during the dinner. Overnight in Karakol.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel/Home stay (B&B)
Day
4
Karakol - Jety Oguz - Tamga
Itinerary
In the morning drive to Jety-Oguz gorge, which is a lush valley with some striking red sandstone rock formations (the “seven Bulls” from which the valley takes its name). Picnic. transfer to Tamga. Overnight in Tamga guesthouse.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Guest house
Day
5
Tamga - Bokonbaevo - Kochkor
Itinerary
Start driving to Bokonbaevo village where you can watch one of the ancient tradition of Kyrgyz people – Ealge or Falcon hunting show. Transfer to Kochkor where you can see a process of making Kyrgyz national felt carpets. Dinner and overnight in a home stay.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Home stay (B&B)
Day
6
Kochkor - Naryn
Itinerary
In the morning transfer to Naryn. Free time for rest. Overnight in a guest house or home stay.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Guest house/Home stay (B&B)
Day
7
Naryn - Tash Rabat - Torugart
Itinerary
Transfer to Tash-Rabat (115 km) towards the Chinese border. Tash Rabat, Caravan Saray 11th century, served as a fortress for travelers along the Great Silk Road. This is a carefully restored stone building. After excursion transfer to Torugart Pass. Meeting with the Chinese travel company at Kyrgyz-Chinese border. Drive to Kashgar. Overnight at a hotel.
Meals
B _ D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
8
Kashgar
Itinerary
City tour around Kashgar: visit Id Kah Mosque (the largest Mosque in China) and the Tomb of Yusup Hazi Hajup. Overnight at a hotel.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
9
Kashgar
Itinerary
Full day visiting Sunday market. As traveler Marco Polo wrote about Kashgar “It is an eastern Cairo, where there are mountains of goods, and people swarm like bees”. The Sunday Bazaar is believed to be the largest outdoor market in the world.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
10
Kashgar - Irkyshtam - Sary Tash
Itinerary
Early in the morning transfer to Irkeshtam border. The view is spectacularly amazing, with the Pamir mountain range covered with permanent snow and glaciers on the right-hand side and small hills on the left with summer pastures. Arriving to the border. Transfer to Sary Tash village. Overnight in a home stay.
Meals
B L D
Accomodation
Home stay (B&B)
Day
11
Sary Tash - Osh
Itinerary
After breakfast transfer to Osh ( 220 km). Right after we leave the village we will drive up the Taldyk pass (3615 m). The scenery along this day of the trip is changeable with tree lined mountain slopes, small rivers and gorgeous panoramas. Dinner and overnight in a guest house.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Guest house
Day
12
Osh
Itinerary
After breakfast there will be city tour in Osh. As legends say Osh was founded by King Solomon ages ago and had an important position on trading routes of the Great Silk Road. Today you will visit Suleiman-Too (Solomon’s Mountain), museum, Osh bazaar – this market locates at the same place as in the times of Great Silk Road. Overnight in the hotel or guest house.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel/Guest house
Day
13
Osh - Dostuk - Tashkent
Itinerary
In the morning transfer Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan border point Dostuk. Border formalities. On the way to Fergana sightseeing Andijan and Quva. Drive to Kokand, visit Khudoyar-khan Palace, Djami Mosque, Kamol-Kazy Madrasa, Dahman-Shakhon and Madirakhan Necropolis. Visit Rishtan and silk making factory in Margilan. Depart Fergana valley and drive to Tashkent. Arrive to Tashkent late in the evening. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
14
Tashkent - Samarkand
Itinerary
In the first half of the day depart Tashkent and drive to Samarkand. Arrival to Samarkand, check in to the hotel. Guided sightseeing tour in Samarkand, sightseeing tour will include visit to the famous Registan Square, Shakhi-Zinda Complex, remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Shakhi-Zinda necropolis and Gur-Emir mausoleum. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
15
Samarkand
Itinerary
Continue sightseeing Samarkand. Visit to Ulugbek observatory, Afrosiyob Museum, central bazaar in Samarkand. Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
16
Samarkand - Bukhara
Itinerary
In the morning depart Samarkand and drive to Bukhara. Arrival to Bukhara, check in to the hotel. In the afternoon sightseeing Bukhara. Visit Kalon ensemble, medrese Miri-Arab, Magoki-Attori mosque, medrese Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, trade domes, Lyabi Hauz complex, medrese Chor-Minor. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
17
Bukhara - Tashkent
Itinerary
Continue sightseeing Bukhara. Visit Samani dynasty mausoleum, Arc Fortress, Chashma-Ayub. Day trip to summer palace of Bukhara Emirs Sitorai-Mokhikhosa. Evening flight to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
Hotel
Day
18
Tashkent - Airport
Itinerary
Transfer to the airport. Departure. End of the tour.
Meals
B _ _
Accomodation
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