Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan Tour 313 Days | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Bishkek, Issyk-Kul, Karakol, Kochkor

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A detailed route, historical places, interesting excursions to two Central Asian countries – all this is the 13-Day Combined Tour to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan-3. The Kyrgyz Land is full of various historical, cultural and indigenous sighs, among which there are primitive man sites, rock paintings, medieval fortresses, and Alpine lakes. There, you will visit modern Bishkek, make an excursion to Karakol, see the Issyk-Kul Lake, the popular place of beach-related rest in Kyrgyzstan. In Uzbekistan, where numerous unique ancient monuments have survived, you will visit such ancient cities as Khiva, Urgench, Bukhara, and Samarkand. You will also have a pleasant trip in Tashkent, a visit of one of the oldest oriental city’s bazaars – “Chorsu” and an excursion to modern landmarks of the sunny Uzbek capital. 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent
Arrive in Tashkent. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Check in to the hotel at noon. 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-Imam Complex where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman has been preserved. In Khast-Imam 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 Chorsu Bazaar. Then take a ride on Tashkent Metro to city center with Amir Timur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours 

Day 2: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva
Early morning transfer for flight to Urgench (1093 km, 1 h. 40 min.). Arrive in Urgench, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min.). Later proceed for guided walking sightseeing tour. Spend a day in UNESCO World Heritage site Itchan-Kala Fortress. Visit Mukhammad Aminkhan Madrasah, Mukhammad Rahimkhan Madrasah, Kalta-Minor, Kunya-Ark, Juma Mosque, Tash-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islam-Khoja. Free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5 hours

Day 3: Khiva – Bukhara
In the morning depart Khiva and drive to Bukhara (480 km, 7-8 h.*). The Great Silk Road once routed through Bukhara and Khiva ran through the Kyzylkum Desert, as the present road** does nowadays. Stop en-route to enjoy views of Amudarya River and the desert. Arrive in Bukhara late in the afternoon, check in to the hotel. Time for rest and overnight at the hotel.
*we advise preparing lunch-boxes for this trip 
**some parts of the road are presently being renovated

Day 4: Bukhara
Enjoy a walking sightseeing tour with a guide in Old City. Visit Lyabi-Khauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours

Day 5: Bukhara
Start the second day with a visit to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir, unique site combining Oriental and Russian architecture. Continue to Bakhouddin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and Chor-Bakr Necropolis. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours

Day 6: Bukhara – Samarkand
In the morning depart Bukhara and drive to Samarkand (280 km, 4 h.). On the way stop at Rabat-i-Malik Caravanserai. Arrive in Samarkand, check in to the hotel. In the afternoon start city tour in Samarkand. Visit to the famous Registan Square and Gur-Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane.
Overnight at the hotel.

Day 7: Samarkand
Continue sightseeing tour in Samarkand: visit Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, Bibi-Khanum Mosque and Siab Bazaar. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Enjoy free time in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 8: Samarkand – Tashkent – Bishkek
In the morning depart Samarkand and drive to Tashkent (300 km, 4-5 h.). Arrive at Tashkent International Airport, check in on flight to Bishkek (580 km, 1 h. 15 min.). Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 9: Bishkek – Issyk-Kul
In the morning have a brief city tour in Bishkek: visit Oak ParkAla-Too SquareStatue of Manas. See Philharmonic Hall and Victory Monument – bright examples of Soviet architecture. Transfer to Issyk-Kul (280 km, 4-5 h.), the second largest mountain lake in the world (1600 m above sea level). In Cholpon-Ata see petroglyphs – the rock carvings made by prehistoric people lying under the open sky, and visit Ethnographical Museum. Arrival at the hotel, check-in. Free time in the afternoon for swimming and rest on the beach of Issyk-Kul lake. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 2 hours
Meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 10: Issyk-Kul – Karakol
Transfer to Karakol town after breakfast (120 km, 2 h.). Visit Museum of Przhevalsky, famous Russian geographer and explorer of Central Asia. In the afternoon start city tour in Karakol: Russian Orthodox Church, Dungan Muslim mosque and local bazaar. Traditional dinner at a Uigur family house. Overnight stay at the hotel.
Meals: breakfast, dinner

Day 11: Karakol – Jety-Oguz – Kochkor
In the morning depart to Kochkor (270 km, 5 h.). On the way visit Jety Oguz Gorge famous for its beautiful red sandstone rocks. Your will hear different legends about two different names of the gorge – “Seven Bulls” and “Broken Heart”. Take a two hours walk to the waterfall. Lunch in the yurt camp. Continue driving to Kochkor. Dinner and accommodation in the house of Kyrgyz family. Enjoy traditional Kyrgyz meal “Beshbarmak” for dinner.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 12: Kochkor – Bishkek
Visit the felt carpet workshop in Kochkor, where you can participate in manufacturing the souvenirs making them out of felt and then buy them. Lunch at Kyrgyz family house. Depart to Bishkek (280 km, 4 h.). Stop on the way to see Burana tower, what has left from the ancient city of Balasagun (11-13 cent).
Arrival to Bishkek, transfer to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 13: Bishkek – departure
Check-out till noon. Free time till transfer to the airport. Departure.

Price includes, Uzbekistan part:

  1. All transfers 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan type car; 8-13 pax by 20 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 40-50 seat bus;
  2. Accommodation based on double/twin 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-Urgench;
  6. Economy class ticket for flight Tashkent-Bishkek;
  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.

Price does not include, Uzbekistan part:

  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. Travel insurance.

 

Price includes, Kyrgyzstan part:

  1. All transfers: 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax by minivan type car;
    8-13 pax by 20 seat bus, 14 pax and more by 40-50 seat bus;
  2. Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  3. Sightseeing tour program as per itinerary;
  4. Entrance fees to sights as per itinerary;
  5. Meals as per itinerary, full board starting 5pax;
  6. English speaking tour leader to accompany the group (except for the day 13 – transfer to the airport);
  7. Starting 15 persons +1 person travels free of charge accommodated in single room.

Price does not include, Kyrgyzstan part:

  1. Hotel charges for additional services;
  2. Full board 1-4pax (lunches and dinners);
  3. Visa support for Kyrgyzstan tourist visa;
  4. Consular fee for Kyrgyzstan tourist visa;
  5. Travel insurance.

Accommodation:

Comfort Option
Economy Option
Tashkent - 1 night
Wyndham Tashkent, Ramada, City Palace Shodlik, Le Grande Plaza, Uzbekistan
Khiva - 1 night
Asia Khiva Malika Kheivak, Orient Star, Malika Khiva, Old Khiva
Bukhara - 3 nights
Asia Bukhara, Zargaron Plaza, Omar Khayam, Devon-Begi KukeldashAmulet, Minzifa, K.Komil, Chor-Minor, Siyavush
Samarkand - 2 nights
Grand Samarkand Superior, Grand Samarkand, Malika Prime, Platan, Asia Samarkand Malika Classic, Caravan Serail, Bibi-Khanum, Billuri Sitora, Shaxzoda Lux
Bishkek - 2 nights
Park Hotel, Ambassador, Holiday, or similar Asia Mountains Hotel, Shah Palace, Futuro, or similar
Issyk-Kul - 1 night
Raduga Hotel, Tri Korony, or similar Raduga Hotel, Tri Korony, or similar
Karakol - 1 night
Green Yard Hotel, or similar Home stay (B&B)
Kochkor - 1 night
Home stay (B&B) Home stay (B&B)

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