Silk Road Tour 4: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and ChinaUzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, China

11 Days | End of May – end of September | Reviews (0)
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Silk Road tour will take you to the snow-capped mountains, blossoming valleys and ancient cities of Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and China. The tour program includes visiting Tashkent, Samarkand and Bukhara – biggest historical centers of Uzbekistan. Next stage of the tour passes through Bishkek, villages and gorges on the shores of the well-known Lake Issyk-Kul, overcoming high-mountain passes connecting picturesque river valleys of Kyrgyzstan. The Chinese part of the tour consists of only a visit to an ancient city of Kashgar, but here you will see many sights. Such a diverse trip will stay with you for a long time and will be one of the brightest events of the year.

Tour itinerary:

Day 1 (Sunday): Arrival in Tashkent – Bukhara
Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to Advantour office to settle formalities.
Meet your guide to start sightseeing in the capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. Visit Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imom Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imom visit Madrasah of Barak-Khan, Tilla Sheikh Mosque, Mausoleum of the Saint Abu Bakr Kaffal Shashi and the Islamic Institute of Imam al-Bukhari. Explore Chor-Su Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to the city center to explore Amir Temur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum.
In the evening fly to Bukhara, (605 km, 1 h. 45 min.). On arrival, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Meals: Breakfast

Day 2 (Monday): Bukhara
Take a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in historic center of Bukhara which has been listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Visit Lyabi Hauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, legendary Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Enjoy free time in Old City. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Meals: Breakfast

Day 3 (Tuesday): Bukhara – Samarkand
Continue sightseeing tour with a guide. Drive out of the city to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, and visit Mausoleum of Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi. In the afternoon depart to Samarkand (280 km, 4 h.). Stop on the way at Caravanserai Rabat Malik dating back to 11th century. Arrive in Samarkand late in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 2-3 hours
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4 (Wednesday): Samarkand – Tashkent
Meet your guide and driver at the hotel lobby and start sightseeing. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khanum Mosque, Siab Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane. At 16:00 transfer to the railway station to take the fast-speed Afrosiyob train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Meals: Breakfast

Day 5 (Thursday): Tashkent – Bishkek
Check-out from the hotel. Transfer to Tashkent International Airport. Departure at 6:15 am.
Arrival in Bishkek at 8:30 am, 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.
Free time in the evening. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 6 (Friday): Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata - Karakol
Transfer from Bishkek to Cholpon-Ata. On the way stop to see Burana tower, which is left from ancient city Balasagyn (11th – 13th centuries). Next stop is an open air museum of petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata. There will be an excursion in the open-air art gallery of stone, said to date back from 500 BC to 100 AD, which depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. Transfer to Karakol. Dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 7 (Saturday): Karakol – Altyn Ararshan – Karakol
In the morning transfer to Altyn-Arashan gorge by Russian 4WD car. "Altyn Arashan" is translated as "golden springs" and famous with its natural curative sulfur hot springs. Free time for hiking or visiting hot springs. Transfer to Karakol. City tour in Karakol on arrival: visiting Prjevalsky museum, Wooden Orthodox Church, Dungan mosque in Chinese style. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast / Dinner

Day 8 (Sunday): Karakol – Bokonbaevo - Bishkek
Breakfast. Transfer to Bishkek by South side of Issyk-Kul Lake. It is a great chance to sea all beauties of the lake on this side.
Upon arrival at Bokonbaevo village there will be an eagle hunting show that will give you an imagination how our grandfathers hunted many years ago.
Lunch in a local family and continue your drive to Bishkek.
Upon arrival in Bishkek free time in the evening.
Meals: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 9 (Monday): Bishkek - Urumqi
Transfer to the airport, flight to Urumqi at 10:25 AM.
Arrival in Urumqi at 14:25. Meeting at the airport and transfer to the hotel. Free day. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 10 (Tuesday): Urumqi
After breakfast you will visit the extensive Xinjiang Museum. It is a large integrated museum, holding all key artifacts and cultural relics of Xinjiang region and the Silk Road. The museum is famous for its rich collections of silk artifacts and several mummies more than 4000 years old. After lunch you will be taken to the Urumqi International Grand bazaar. Return to the hotel in the afternoon.
Meals: Breakfast

Day 11 (Wednesday): Urumqi - airport
Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation:

City

Deluxe option

Budget Option

Tashkent

Wyndham Tashkent, Ramada, City Palace

Shodlik, Le Grande Plaza, Uzbekistan

Bukhara

Asia Bukhara, Zargaron Plaza, Omar Khayam, Devon-Begi

KukeldashAmulet, Minzifa, K.Komil, Chor MinorSiyavush

Samarkand

Grand Samarkand Superior, Grand Samarkand, Malika Prime, Platan, Asia Samarkand

Malika Classic, Caravan Serail, Bibi-Khanum, Billuri Sitora, Shaxzoda Lux

Bishkek

Hotel 4* Hotel 3*

Karakol

Green Yard Hotel 3*or similar

Home stay (B&B) 

Urumqi

Quanji Hotel

 

Uzbekistan part includes:

  1. All transfers 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by van type car; 8-10 pax by 20 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 40-50 seat bus;
  2. Accommodation based on double room sharing, breakfasts included;
  3. Sightseeing tour program in each city with local guides; 
  4. Entrance tickets to sights as per itinerary;
  5. Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Bukhara;
  6. Business/Economy-class ticket for train Samarkand-Tashkent as per option;
  7. Visa support for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  8. Starting 8 persons English speaking tour leader from Advantour;
  9. Starting 10 persons +1 person travels free of charge accommodated in single room.

Uzbekistan part does not include:

 

  1. Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour;
  2. Full board (lunches and dinners);
  3. Hotel charges for additional services;
  4. Consular fees for Uzbekistan tourist visa;
  5. Personal travel insurance.

Kyrgyzstan part includes:

  1. All transfers;
  2. Twin room accommodation, including early check in on Day 1;
  3. Entrance tickets to the sites, museums, mausoleums. Camera and photo fees are not included and should be paid separately;
  4. Meals – as stated in the program;
  5. English speaking guide to accompany the group;
  6. Mineral water;
  7. Eagle hunting show;
  8. Flight ticket Bishkek – Urumqi (economy class).

Kyrgyzstan part does not include:

  1. Charges in hotels for additional services;
  2. Single supplement;
  3. Consular fees for Kyrgyzstan visa;
  4. Visa support for Kyrgyzstan visa;
  5. Photography and video making fees;
  6. Registration in Kyrgyzstan (if required);
  7. Personal insurance;
  8. Payment for early check in (except for Day 1) and late check out (check in time is at 13-14.00, check out time is at 12.00);
  9. Alcohol drinks;
  10. International airfares and items that are not mentioned above.

Chinese part includes:

  1. All transfers;
  2. Twin room accommodation;
  3. Sightseeing tour programs in each city;
  4. Entrance tickets to the sites, museums, mausoleums. Camera and photo fees are not included and should be paid separately;
  5. Meals – as stated in the program;
  6. Local English speaking guides in Urumqi;
  7. Mineral water;

Chinese part does not include:

  1. Charges in hotels for additional services;
  2. Single supplement;
  3. Consular fees for Chinese visa;
  4. Photography and video making fees;
  5. Personal insurance.
  6. Payment for early check in and late check out (check in at 13-14.00, check out at 12.00);
  7. Alcohol drinks;
  8. International airfares and items that are not mentioned above;
  9. Visa support for Chinese visa.

 

 


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