Though these two countries are right next to each other, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan have much that differs between them. Kyrgyzstan is home to some of the tallest mountains of Central Asia, with deep, pure lakes and broad pastures tucked between the peaks. Uzbekistan, on the other hand, is famous for its oasis cities, with stunning architecture that stands out among the wide desert. Samarkand, Bukhara, and Khiva have long been famous not only for their buildings, but also for their long histories and bright colors. The Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan Group Tour brings you to the most striking places in these two countries, and gives you (and your fellow travelers from around the world) an introduction to this wonderful part of the world.
Continue driving to Karakol. City tour in Karakol: visiting Prjevalsky museum, Wooden Orthodox Church, Dungan mosque in Chinese style. Kyrgyzstan is a multiethnic country and during this tour you will have a chance to get acquainted with different nations and cultures. Today you will have a dinner in Uigur or Dungan family with Kyrgyz national music and songs. These nations came to Kyrgyzstan from China and live in Karakol since 1869. Overnight in the guest house.
Transfer to Chon-Kemin. After lunch you will have time to hike or walk in the gorge. Dinner in the guest house. Overnight in the guest house.
Transfer to Son-Kul (120 km). Son-Kul is one of the highest lakes in Kyrgyzstan (2030 m above sea level). It’s a place where you can experience a nomadic life. You will have a chance to ride a horse, see edelweiss flowers, camels, yaks, golden eagles, and to see how local women make Kyrgyz national drink – Kymyz (mare’s milk). This is a remote mountain lake situated on a treeless, high mountain plateau ( 3016 m ) where shepherds bring the livestock in the summertime, establish a camp where they will live – setting up their yurts. In this magnificent place you can see hundreds of herds and a lot of different yurts. Dinner. Overnight in the yurt camp.
Day trip to Chimgan Mountains, where you can see petroglyphs, take a 3-kilometer-long cable car ride into the mountains and enjoy the magnificent views from the top.
If you like hiking, check out trip to Gulkam Canyon. With its beautiful river and waterfall tucked between two crags, it’s the perfect spot for a half-day hike and picnic by the stream, and sure to become one of your sweetest memories from Uzbekistan.
If you wish to combine the best of both - hiking and a picnic lunch – then Tour to Jade Lakes (Urungach) is calling you!
Transfer to domestic airport, evening flight to Urgench departing at 18:40 (1093 km, 1 h 40 min). Arrival in Urgench at 20:20, transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min).
Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
*subject to availability and maybe substituted to transfer by train
Visit Lyabi Hauz 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. Dinner and a National Show at Nadir Divan-begi Madrasah.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours
At 16:30 transfer to the railway station to take the high-speed Afrosiyob train departing at 17:30 (300 km, 2 h 10 m) and arriving in Tashkent at 19:40. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
- Accommodation based on double room sharing, breakfasts included;
- Transportation throughout the tour, including airports/train stations pick up and drop offs;
- Sightseeing with an English speaking guide in each city;
- Entrance tickets to the sights as per itinerary;
- Economy class ticket for flight Bishkek-Tashkent;
- Economy class tickets for flights Tashkent-Urgench, Urgench-Bukhara;
- Economy class ticket for train Bukhara-Samarkand-Tashkent (on rare occasions when the high-speed train is unavailable, we will replace this with the most-comfortable class of regular train);
- Meals: as stated in the program;
- Dinner with folklore show program at Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah in Bukhara, farewell lunch in Samarkand;
- Folklore show in Karakol;
- National show and farewell dinner in Bishkek;
- A felt carpet workshop and Kyrgyz folklore show in Kochkor, an eagle hunting show in Bokonbaevo in Kyrgyzstan;
- English speaking tour leader from Advantour to accompany the group of 8 persons.
- Hotel charges for additional services;
- Consular fees for Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan tourist visas;
- Visa support for Kyrgyzstan tourist visa;
- Registration in Kyrgyzstan – 20 USD/person;
- Camera fees, charged separately by museums;
- Travel insurance;
- International flight tickets before and after the tour;
- Full board (lunches and dinners) in Uzbekistan.
|Bishkek - 2 nights|
|B hotel, Asia Mountains or similar|
|Cholpon-Ata - 1 night|
|Karven 4 Seasons, Karven Issyk Kul, Raduga|
|Karakol - 1 night|
|Green Yard, Karagat or similar|
|Kochkor - 1 night|
|Son-Kul - 1 night|
|Yurt (2 people in one yurt)|
|Tashkent - 3 nights|
|Navruz, Grand Capital, Praga or similar|
|Samarkand - 2 nights|
|Sultan, Platan or similar|
|Bukhara - 2 nights|
|As-Salom, Fatima, Volida or similar|
|Khiva - 1 night|
|Malika Kheivak, Orient Star, Qosha Darvoza or similar|