The Name of tour: Asian notes
Duration: 8 days
Visiting landmarks: Issyk Kul, Karakol, Bishkek, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara
Day 1: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
This day you will land to the fascinating country Kyrgyzstan! Upon arrival you will be met by the driver at Manas International Airport that will accompany you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek. You will drive about 30 minutes to get to the capital. This day you will have the fabulous city tour where guests will discover the significant sites as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Сentral Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other interesting places. Then you will direct to the celestial lake Issyk Kul where guests will be charmed by the stunning views of the lake and celestial mountains. This day you will be fascinated by pristine nature! In the tour you will be able to explore that this lake in Kyrgyzstan is the largest and is located at an altitude of 1608 meters above sea level. Only about 80 rivers flow into the lake and surprisingly no river flows out. You can also find out that it is beautiful in winter and does not freeze all year round. The lake itself has healing properties and many tourists want to visit this fabulous lake. In the tours, you will learn that it is proudly called the "Pearl of Central Asia". During the tour, you will be able to visit an ancient landmark called the Burana Tower and also explore that it dates back to the 11th century built by the Karakhanids. Also, do not miss the opportunity to visit the open-air museum Balbaly, stone wars, which were erected in honor of the warriors who gave their lives for the Motherland. The overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 2: Issyk Kul – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol
In the morning you will travel to the fabulous gorge as Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. In these tours you will also be able to explore that these charming gorges are connected to each other and you will also be able to enjoy the views. You can go to one gorge and go through another. Also on the tour you will be able to explore the beautiful views of the gorge, enjoy the fresh air and also take photos. Along the way, you can explore yurts and forests, as well as mountain peaks. You will continue the tour to Karakol along the northern shore and will also be able to enjoy the beautiful views. In Karakol itself you will have the opportunity to see the main sights such as the Dungan mosque kotraya was built without a single nail and you will also be able to explore that it was in the Chinese style. Don't miss the opportunity to explore the Orthodox Church. Today you will rest the night in the guesthouse.
Day 3: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Bishkek
This day you will discover the fabulous place Jeti Oguz gorge. In the tour you can find out that this is a wonderful gorge and translates as Seven Bulls. On the tour, you will be inspired by the beautiful scenery and also they stand in the same row. Do not miss the opportunity to take beautiful photos and stay near the Broken Heart. You will learn the interesting myths and legends of this place and also explore the species. You will definitely enjoy the beautiful views of the picturesque gorge from the top of the mountains. The tour itself will take about 20 minutes. Enjoy the charm of the gorge and take fabulous photos. Then you will have a chance to drive to Bokonbaevo village. You will travel along the southern shore and observe the fascinating views of the lake. This day you will meet the local eagle-hunter or berkutchi. This day you will experience eagle hunting. He is going to tell you interesting information about eagle hunting. These ancient methods of hunting passed from generation to generation. After that you will travel to Bishkek. The overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek – Osh – Dustlik – Margilan – Tashkent
After the breakfast you will have a morning flight to the city of Osh. After that you will Dustlik border checkpoint and then travel to Fergana. You are going to start the tour with interesting attraction in the Fergana regional museum. There you will have an opportunity to discover the interesting expositions and find different collection of items from ancient times and discover more about culture and art of Fergana valley. This day you will have a chance to discover that there are more than 80 000 collections in the museum. During the tour you will you will also discover the national park of Fergana. Along the way you will explore to Margilan and exploring Silk producing factory in Margilan. This day you will have a chance to know how to create silk. During the tour, you will be able to explore that silk is the thread of a special cocoon that the caterpillars create. During the tour, you will also be able to learn that it was brought from China and was also an important commodity that was eventually delivered to Europe via the Silk Road. No doubt you will like this place. Further you will drive to Fergana train station and board the train. At 16:00 you will transfer to Tashkent and arrival to Tashkent train station at 20:25. Today you will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Tashkent – Samarkand
After the breakfast you will have a wonderful highlight tour in the capital of Uzbekistan Tashkent. You are going to explore that Tashkent is a wonderful capital where you will explore the majestic sites. This day you will start the tour with interesting attraction Independence Square that is the main square of the country where interesting events are held. Along the way you will discover the significant local Broadway. This day you will stroll and discover spectacular Street observe the arts of local artists and buy souvenirs. This day you will also have a chance to take a ride in Tashkent metro where you will see the fabulous views that was started to work in 1977. After that you will continue the tour with exploring the old part of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. You will see that there are situated interesting madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. This day you will also discover the outstanding Othman Quran. It is the world’s oldest Quran copy and found in the 8th century. Then you will travel to Samarkand by train. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand – Bukhara
This day you will have a chance to have a city tour in the ancient city Samarkand. You are going to discover the fabulous views and green streets. During the tour, you can learn that Samarkand is a very ancient city that dates back about 2500 years. It is located in the valley of the Zeravshan River. The city is the same age as Babylon and Rome, and also in the past it played an important role. It is the second largest city in Uzbekistan. In course of the tour you will have a chance to discover the important sites of Samarkand such as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Guests of the company on the tour will explore that Registan is a beautiful square, which has three madrasas on its territory dating back to the 15th-17th centuries, and it will also enchant you. Then you can explore the beautiful place of Shahi-Zinde, which is very beautiful with its mausoleums and dates back to the 11th-15th centuries, and is part of the UNESCO Cultural Heritage. Do not miss the opportunity to visit the Bibi Khanum Mosque and find out how grand it is and was built in honor of Tamerlane's campaign after India. Then you will travel to Bukhara. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 7: Bukhara – Tashkent
After the breakfast you will have a highlight tour. This day you will have a chance to discover the amazing attractions of the city which is the most ancient Citadel- Citadel Ark dating back to the 4th century. You will explore that this place was ruled for a long time by the powerful rulers of Bukhara. After that you will discover gorgeous Samanids mausoleum where you will observe the fascinating architecture dating back to the 9th and 10th century. The tour route will take you today to the fascinating site Chashma Ayub that means as Job's well and you will also explore Bolo-Hauz mosque, a powerful mosque. There are situated 40 columns and was erected in honor of governor Abu-Fayud Khan. You will continue the tour with wonderful shops and have amazing shopping. This day you will also discover madrasahs of Bukhara that is known as Nodir Divan Begi. You will discover that this mosque is a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. You will see the place be inspired by the fabulous views. This day you will finish the tour with Poi Kalon complex. This day you will be inspired by the architectural masterpiece of Bukhara. There are located three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. After that you will travel to Tashkent. The overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – Departure
After breakfast. Transfer to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
02 pax – Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 345 $
04 pax – 1 000 $
06 pax – 820 $
08 pax – 785 $
10 pax – 715 $
Single – 120 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $
Half board – 85 $*
Full board – 160 $*
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 45 $ per person
English speaking guides:
UZ – local 150 $ per group or escort 370 $ per group
KG – 345 $ per group
- Train tickets
Issyk Kul – “Karven” Resort
Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Guesthouse
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water supply
- Museum admissions in Kg & Tj
- Flight tickets Bishkek – Osh (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions in Uz
- Flight tickets Bukhara-Tashkent