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In the footsteps of ancestors

In the footsteps of ancestors

In the footsteps of ancestors, Silk Road Tours.

The Name of tour: In the footsteps of ancestors

Duration: 12 days 

Visiting landmarks: Issyk Kul, Karakol, Bishkek, Khujand, Iskanderkul Lake, Penjakent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Tashkent

Day 1: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
Today you will land to Manas International Airport. Then you will transfer to Bishkek capital of Kyrgyzstan and discover the best attractions in the highlight tour. In course of the tour you will discover Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and many others sights. After that you will transfer to the stunning site of Kyrgyzstan Issyk Kul. On the tour, you will be able to explore that Lake Issyk Kul is an incredible place where you can explore many beautiful places and enjoy the beautiful scenery and charming mountains. In the tours you will be able to explore that the lake has beautiful ranges of Kungei-Alatoo and Turksei-Alatoo. You will also be able to explore that it is located at an altitude of 1608 meters above sea level and does not freeze all year round. In total, about 80 rivers flow into Issyk Kul, and surprisingly, none flows out. In the tours you will be able to explore that no river flows out and it is called as the "pearl of Central Asia". During the tour you will be able to explore the beautiful Burana Tower minaret which dates back to the 11th century and also explore the history of the Karakhanids and the open museum of Balbals (stone statues). This night you will rest in the hotel.

Day 2: Issyk Kul – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol
After breakfast you will direct to the fabulous Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. Along the way you will have a chance to discover it and explore that they are connected at the end. Then you will see an old wooden Orthodox church. In our tours, our clients can enter one gorge and leave another. During the tour, you will be able to explore the beautiful scenery and also explore the snow-capped peaks, see the junipers and yurts where the locals live. During the tour, you will have a great chance to photograph this moment. After that, you will go along the northern shore of the lake, and you can also visit the city of Karakol. Do not miss the opportunity to visit interesting sights like the Dungan Mosque, the island of Chinese architecture, and also the Dungan culture. You will have the opportunity to explore that it was built in the Chinese style and have a surprise without using nails. This night you will spend in the hotel.

Day 3: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Bishkek
This day you will travel to the fabulous gorge called Jeti Oguz gorge. Here you will have a chance to discover interesting attraction amazing for its beautiful stones that stand in a row. You will discover that it is translated from Kyrgyz as Seven Bulls, which make up many legends. This day you will have a chance to explore the Broken Heart Mountain. You will discover the best time and the fabulous views of the gorge from the top of the mountains. After that you will proceed the tour with fabulous driving along the south part of Issyk Kul lake, you will stop at village Bokonbaevo and visit the local eagle hunter. He is going to tell you about the ancient methods of hunting passed over the centuries. There you will have a chance to take photos. After that you will travel to Bishkek. This night you will rest in the hotel. 

Day 4: Bishkek – Osh – Guliston – Khudjand
Today you will start the tour with departure to Manas International airport. This day you will have a flight to Osh city. Further you will transfer to Tajik border. You are going to direct to the fascinating road and along the way explore the fabulous views, mountains and high passes. During the tour you will drive over Batken region. You will know that this place is famous due to apricot trees and charming flower called Aigul. This day you will meet Tajik guide at the other side and then you will travel to Khujand city. Further you will discover the picturesque Anzob pass (3 372 m). This day you will be amazed by the amazing views. After that you will transfer to the second largest city in Tajikistan - Khujand. You will be able to explore that the city itself is located on the beautiful Syr Darya River and at the mouth of the Ferghana Valley. The total population of the city is about 149,000 people. And you can also find out that Khujand is the capital of the northern province of Tajkistan - Sughd. You are going to discover the famous attractions of the city such as Cultural Palace of Khujand in the afternoon. After that you will discover Central Mosque. You will explore that the location of the mosque is in the center of the city. This night you will spend in the hotel.

Day 5: Khudjand – Iskanderkul Lake
Today guests of the country will have a chance to explore the next famous attraction– Iskanderkul with the altitude 2 255 m. a. s. l. You are going to explore that the lake is situated right in the heart of the beautiful Fann Mountains. You will fascinate the best place in Tajikistan. During the tour you will have a chance to see that Tajikistan the lake is popular for the beauty of the mountains and the charm of nature. After arrival at the lake, you will wander, discover the views and landscapes by walking along the beaches of the lake. The tourists will have a chance to get to the beautiful Fann Niagara falls. The way will take about 40 minutes. This amazing country is popular country that ranks second among the CIS countries in terms of water resources and first among the countries of Central Asia. In Tajikistan there are more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. This night you are going to rest in the hotel.

Day 6: Iskanderkul – 7 lakes – Penjakent
After breakfast you will discover the gorgeous Fann Mountains. You will see the stunning place that is popular because you can do hiking and trekking here. This day you will also have a chance to discover Seven Lakes or Marquzor Lakes. Here you will have hike. Then the tour route will show you to the fabulous site where located 7 lakes are. In our tours, you will be able to be enchanted by beautiful places and explore whatever has different names with different names. On the tour, you can explore the lifestyle of the locals and get to know them. After that, you will continue the tour and explore the ancient city of Penjikent. During the tour, our clients will explore what the city has translated as "five villages". The history of the city itself began with five villages, which goes back to the 5th-13th centuries. In the past, the city was an important center. The city was discovered in the last century by archaeologists. Visitors to the country on tours have a chance to explore the remains of residential buildings and city buildings, artisans ' houses and temples of fire worshippers of that time. The city was also referred to as "Central Asian Pompeii". There are located a ruler's palace, two temples, markets, rich dwelling houses decorated with numerous paintings, wooden and clay statues of ancient gods. The ruins of this ancient city were found only in the last century. The night you will spend in the guesthouse.

Day 7: Penjakent – Jartepo – Samarkand
In the morning you will travel to the border at 10 a.m. This day you will have a chance to have a highlight tour in the fascinating city of Uzbekistan, Samarkand. It is the second largest city in Uzbekistan. In our tours, you can learn that Samarkand is a very ancient city located in the valley of the Zeravshan River. During the trip, you can learn that the city is equal in years to Babylon and Rome and also has about 2500 years. It is the second largest city in Uzbekistan. You are going to explore such wonderful highlights as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. In the tour, you can find out that Registan Square is very beautiful and beautiful, and there are also madrasas that date back to the 15th-17th century, and which are able to charm you. After that, guests of the country will be able to explore the architectural complex of Shahi-Zinde and where you can enjoy a collection of mausoleums that date back to the 11th-15th centuries. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Next, the tour route will take you to the beautiful Bibi Khnum Mosque, which will amaze you with its grandeur and you will also be able to enjoy the art and learn that it was built in honor of Tamerlane's victorious campaign in India. This night you will rest in the hotel.

Day 8: Samarkand city – Gijduvan – Bukhara
Today you will have a wonderful tour and you will travel to picturesque Bukhara. You are going to stop at Gijduvan village. Being here you will have a chance to explore private pottery workshop. During the tour, you will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery, see many interesting places and also explore what this place is known for thanks to its geometric patterns and interesting design. The business itself has been passed down from generation to generation for many years, as well as the skills, secrets and methods. During the tour, you will be able to explore that the Narzullaev family in the 6th generation is already running the school and developing skills. Another feature of Gijduvan ceramics is Angob paints. Paints, the basis of which, in addition to the coloring substance, is clay. Then you will go to Bukhara. This night will be in the hotel.

Day 9: Bukhara
Today you will have a full day city tour in this sacred city. And the firstly you will explore the interesting site the ancient Citadel- Citadel Ark (4th century). You will explore that in the ancient time this place served as a palace for dynasties of Bukhara Emirs. Then you will direct to Samanids mausoleum, where you will fascinate the architecture of 9th -10th century. This day you will continue the tour with visiting Chashma Ayub- a well with a spring created by the will of the biblical Job-Ayub and Bolo-Hauz mosque. You are going to discover this mosque and discover that it is popular due to its forty columns. Then you will stroll along the shopping domes where you will have a chance to buy souvenirs. You will direct to the fascinating attraction of Bukhara – Nodir Divan Begi. You are going to explore that it is the part of Lyabi House Ensemble. This day you will finish the tour with discovering the interesting site Poi Kalon complex. You will have a chance to get acquainted with architectural art of Bukhara. You are going to see there are located three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. This night you will spend the night in the hotel.

Day 10: Bukhara – Khiva
Today you will travel to Khiva. You are going to see  that it is one of the few cities in the world where historical buildings are practically preserved, in fact, a whole city under the open sky. In the tour you will be able to explore that the ancient city of Khiva is located on the territory of Uzbekistan. This city is very famous for its historical buildings, which were able to be preserved as a museum reserve. In the 19th century, most of the buildings were built and were able to survive to this day. Exploring Khiva, guests will be able to find out what buildings and monuments looked like in the past. Then you will go from Bukhara to Khiva and explore the beautiful Kizilkum desert on the way. In the tour you will also be able to learn the beautiful views of the wonderful Amu Darya River and enjoy the scenery. During the tour, you will learn that this river is a large one that appeared after the confluence of the Vakhsh and Pyanj rivers. After that you will have free time in Khiva. This night you will rest in the hotel.   

Day 11: Khiva – Urgench – Tashkent
Today you will have the last active day in the tour. Today you will discover the oldest city of Uzbekistan. You will direct to Ichan-Qala, inner city of Khiva. This city is rounded with strong walls. During the tour you will have an opportunity to find old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses. You are going to explore that all this sites made Khiva to the city-monument. Here you will also discover are situated about 400 traditional dwelling houses and about 60 architectural monuments. There are situated the grand sites as Kunya-Ark fortress. It was erected in 17th century, and Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace, and stunning sample of Khorezm architectural masterpiece of 1830s. In the evening you will travel to the capital Tashkent by flight. This night you will rest in the hotel.

Day 12: Tashkent – Airport
Morning transfer to airport

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

Uzbekistan Transport:
02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)

Tajikistan Transport:
01-05 pax – Hyundai Starex
06-10 pax – 2 cars: Hyundai Starex 

Price per person:
02 pax – 1 720 $
04 pax – 1 200 $
06 pax – 1 075 $
08 pax – 1 000 $
10 pax – 955 $
Single – 190 $

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

Half board – 135 $*
Full board – 265 $*

Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 50 $ per person

 

English speaking guides:
KG – 345 $ per group
UZ – local 130 $ per group or escort 370 $ per group
TJ – 445 $ per group
 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
      Issyk Kul – “Karven” Resort
      Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Guesthouse
      Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
      Khujand – “Firuz” Hotel 4*
      Iskandarkul – “Dilovar” Guesthouse
      Penjakent – “Umariyon” Hotel 3*
      Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
      Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
      Khiva – “Porso” Hotel 3*
      Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water supply
- All museums admissions in Kg & Tj
- Flight tickets Bishkek – Osh (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)           

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Entrances to all museums in Uz
- Flight tickets Urgench-Tashkent

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