Silk Road tours: Tour 2
Route: Almaty - Charyn - Kegen border - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor - Son Kul - Chon Kemin - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent
Day 1: Almaty
It is happiness to see travelers on Silk Road tours. Kazakhstan awaits you to be explored. On arrival you will be met and transferred to Almaty for city tour. We will visit Green Bazaar and immerse in a local life. We will visit the oldest parks in Almaty like Panfilov Park and Zenkov Cathedral. The next destination is the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. In the afternoon we will visit Medeo gorge where you can find out about sport, cultural and business areas of the city. This gorge has the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam protecting the city from dangerous mudflows. We will drive to Kok Tobe and admire beauty of the tallest TV tower in the world. We will walk along the snaky paths of the park, relish the beauty panorama view of the city from the special deck and visit the shop of national souvenirs. The tour will end with the ride to the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.
Day 2: Almaty - Charyn - Kegen border - Karakol
In the morning we will drive to Charyn canyon. It is an outstanding place of Kazakhstan. The height of the steep mountain slopes reaches 150-300 meters. Due to gorges there is close longwinded net. Whole "Red Castles Valley" is created by wind and water. The whole valley is enclosed by towers of bizarre shapes built from sedimentary rocks. The road to the canyon and back takes 400 km. After a short walk along the canyon, we will transfer to the Kyrgyz border and further to the city of Karakol. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Today we will visit Jeti Oguz on your way to Kochkor village. Jeti Oguz is famous for red rocks. It is also called Seven Bulls. In addition, you will see Broken Heart Mountain. Travelers can have short journey to a top of a mountain and relish panoramic view of the gorge. We will visit Bokonbaeva village and see a local eagle-hunter. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles. Night is in a home stay.
Day 4: Kochkor - Son Kul
In the morning we will drive to the famous Son Kul Lake. It is the second largest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan. This lake enclosed by mountains and located at an altitude of 30316 m above sea level. Nomads come here for rest and pastureland. On arrival you will have a chance to sightsee and appreciate the outstanding nature of the lake and its surrounding. Night is in nomadic dwellings - yurts.
Day 5: Son Kul - Kochkor - Chon Kemin
In the morning you will be transferred to Chon Kemin. On the way you will pass via Kochkor village through beautiful gorge and Kalmak Ashuu Pass of 3 225 meters high. Enjoy spending time with a family that will show you how Kyrgyz national carpet are made. Travelers will visit museum of handicraft there and see samples of silver decorations, coats made of wolfs, horse saddle decorations, carpets and so on. Afterwards you will be transferred to Chon Kemin village. Rest is in a homestay.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
In the morning you will have 3 hours of horse riding. You will pass high in the mountains and forest. Panorama views will inspire travelers. Afterwards is transfer to Bishkek. On the way you will visit Burana Tower found in the 11th century. Travelers will see an open air museum full of Balbals or stone warriors dedicated to soldiers who died for their Motherland. We will transfer to the Kyrgyz capital - Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
In the morning you will have a city tour and visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and so on. In the afternoon you will visit Ala Archa gorge. The wonderful Ala Arch gorge is situated on the spur of the Tien Shan ridge. It is only 45 km from Bishkek. Traverses will have a walking tour to see the panoramic view of the gorge. In the end of day, we will return to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek - Tashkent
Today is transfer to airport for flight to Tashkent. On arrival to Tashkent International Airport you will be met and transferred to city. Travelers will admire the main square of Tashkent - Independence square placed over fascism in WWII. We will visit local Broadway as well as Tashkent metro, opened in 1977. The tour will be continued visiting Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that consists of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. See the Othman Quran is the oldest copy of 8th century. Night is in a hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent - Samarkand (train)
We will travel to Samarkand by morning train. Samarkand is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan. Samarkand is the second largest city in Uzbekistan. Guests will visit stunning Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is a compound of three remarkable Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. Shakhi Zindeh has rich collection of mausoleums. It is the UNESCO World Heritage and appeared from 11th-15th century. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built for beloved wife of Tamerlane, after his success in India. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 10: Samarkand - Bukhara (morning train)
Morning transfer to Bukhara. Whole day is devoted for city tour to see most astonishing sights. We will visit the oldest citadel in Bukhara of 4th century as Citadel Ark. This citadel aided for few dynasties of Bukhara Empire. After it you will see Samanids mausoleum masterwork of 9th - 10th c. Going to Chashma Ayub with the meaning job's well and Bolo Hauz mosque, well known as the mosque of forty columns. It was built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu Fayud Khan. You will have an opportunity to go to shopping domes and visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara, called Nodir Divan Begi. It is a part of Lyabi House Ensemble.The tour will end by visiting Poi Kalon complex. It has three structures in the 12th - 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Night is in a hotel.
Day 11: Bukhara - Tashkent (flight or train)
We will travel to neighborhood of Bukhara city. On arrival we will see Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex that is located near Bukhara. It is an honoring complex of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher as one of the Muslim pilgrimage places for all people of Islamic world. He was one of the mystical masters of Amir Timur. The site is made up of mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. Then we will visit the countryside residence of Bukhara Emirs - Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. This palace is made by diverse architecture styles. Emir named the palace due to his wife who died young "Star - like and moon - like Palace". In the end you will drive to Sumiton village where the town of the dead is situated and find Chor Bakr memorial complex. This complex is a symbol of the four sides of the earth and presents that all people are equal. Founding of this complex began during the Samanids sovereignty until the 16th century. Then you will have a flight to Tashkent. Transfer to a hotel.
Day 12: Tashkent - Departure
Transfer to Tashkent international airport.
Transport in Kazakhstan:
02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus
Transport in Kyrgyzstan:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Transport in Uzbekistan:
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 815 $
04 pax - 1 260 $
06 pax - 1 005 $
08 pax - 925 $
10 pax - 840 $
Single - 175 $
Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 985 $
04 pax - 1 430 $
06 pax - 1 175 $
08 pax - 1 095 $
10 pax - 1 010 $
Single - 275 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in -70 $
Half board - 150 $
Full board - 290 $
Entrance fees - 40 $ (*with escort guide only)
Supplement for escort guide in UZ - 220 $ per group
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3* / "KazZhol" Hotel 4*
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*/ "Plaza" Hotel 4*
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*/ "Ramada" Hotel 4*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*/ "Diyora" Hotel 4*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*/ "Omar Khayam" Hotel 4*
- Train tickets
- Mineral water during the tour
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge
- English speaking guides in KZ, KG
- English speaking local guides in UZ
- Entrances to all museums in KZ, KG
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- Entrances to all museums in UZ
|-> Peak Lenin|
|-> Peak Pobeda|
|-> Eagle hunting|
|-> Traditional clothes|
|-> Musical instruments|