Uzbekistan Kyrgyzstan Tour 214 Days | Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Kokand, Fergana, Rishtan, Margilan, Osh, Bishkek, Issyk-Kul

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Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan are countries with rich history and indigenous culture. The 14-day Combined Tour to Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan-2 is an exciting trip, which will stick in memory as a kaleidoscope of bright impressions. In Uzbekistan, you will not only visit the cities of the Great Silk Road but also call at the cities of the Fergana Valley, a picturesque densely-populated oasis-region, where there lies the Uzbekistan-wide famous Rishtan village, where over 800 years skilled talented masters make ceramic items, notable for its uncommon beauty and ingenuity of décor. From Uzbekistan you will set out to Kyrgyzstan, which is remarkable for its mountains and lakes, and visit the cities of Osh and Bishkek, as well as the Issyk-Kul Lake, striking with its beauty. In addition, you will dip into the ancient history of Cholpon-Ata, having seen the cave paintings in so-called the Stone Garden - museum of petroglyphs in the open air.

 

Tour itinerary:

Day 1: Tashkent – arrival
 
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 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 Amu Darya 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 – Samarkand
 
Continue sightseeing tour with a guide. Drive out of the city to Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir. Head to Mausoleum of Bakhouddin Naqshbandi. In the afternoon depart to Samarkand (280 km, 4 hours’ drive). Stop on the way at Caravanserai Rabat-i-Malik dating back to 11th century. Arrive in Samarkand late in the afternoon, check in to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 2-3 hours
Day 6: Samarkand
 
Meet your guide and driver at hotel lobby to start city tour. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Siyob Bazaar, Ulugbek Observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis and Gur-Emir Mausoleum – authentic shrine of Tamerlane. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours
Day 7: Samarkand – Tashkent
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Continue sightseeing: visit Afrasiab Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Konigil village to explore traditional way of making Samarkand paper from mulberry. Enjoy free time with car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. At 16:00 transfer to railway station. 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: 3-4 hours
Day 8: Tashkent – Kokand – Fergana
 
Drive to Fergana Valley (320 km drive till Fergana city). The steep road* which connects Fergana Valley with the rest of Uzbekistan runs via picturesque mountain pass Kamchik (2267 m. above the sea level). The first stop will be in the city of Kokand where you will visit the Khudoyar-Khan Palace, Jami Mosque, Kamol-Kazy Madrasah, and Norbut-biy Madrasah. Continue driving to Fergana city (80 km). Visit Akhmad Al-Fergani Park in Fergana. Check in to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
*Part of the road is currently under reconstruction
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 9: Fergana – Margilan – Rishtan – Fergana
 
In the morning, drive from Fergana to Margilan and visit Said Akhmad-Khoja Madrasah. Today, madrasah is home to a number of craftsmen producing handmade carpets and silk. Have a walk on traditional market and continue to Yodgorlik Silk factory to see the production process of silk with traditional Ikat patterns. If it is Thursday or Sunday, visit Kumtepa Bazaar, the largest market in Fergana Valley. Drive to Rishtan to the house of a well-known ceramic master Rustam Usmanov whose works are exhibited on world exhibitions. Enjoy a pottery workshop and have a look at ceramic collection in a small museum. Continue to the house of craftsman Bakhrom-aka to visit a traditional Kyrgyz family manufacturing wool carpets. After Ok Yer village return to Fergana. Transfer to the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours
Day 10: Fergana – border point – Osh – Bishkek
 
In the morning transfer to Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan border point. Crossing the border. Customs and passport control check on both sides. In Kyrgyzstan meet your local guide and driver, transfer to Osh.
Have a short city tour in Osh which according to legends was founded by King Solomon 3000 years ago.
Visit Suleyman-Too (Solomon’s Mountain), National Museum of History and Archaeology, and Osh bazaar located at that same place from time when Osh was an important trading center on the Great Silk Road. In the afternoon transfer to local airport for flight to Bishkek. Upon arrival you will be transferred to the hotel. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 11: Bishkek – Ala-Archa – Bishkek
 
After breakfast transfer to the Ala-Archa National Park (40 km, 50 min.) which attracts visitors with its beautiful mountain scenery and hiking trails. Fast flowing Ala-Archa River runs through the alpine gorge surrounded by snowy peaks with steep forested slopes. Enjoy free time or a hike in the park. In the afternoon return to Bishkek for city tour. Visit Oak ParkAla-Too SquareStatue of Manas. See Philharmonic Hall and Victory Monument – bright examples of Soviet architecture. Overnight at the hotel.
Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours
Day 12: Bishkek – Issyk-Kul
 
In the morning transfer to Issyk-Kul Lake (260 km, 4 h.). Stop on the way to see Burana tower, what has left from the ancient city of Balasagun (11-13 cent.). Continue driving to Issyk-Kul, the second largest mountain lake in the world (1600 m above sea level). Arrival at lake, accommodation in a hotel at the North coast of Issyk-Kul.
Meals: breakfast, dinner
Day 13: Issyk-Kul – Grigorievskoe Gorge – Bishkek
 
After breakfast at transfer to Grigorievskoe Gorge. It is one of the most beautiful gorges in Issyk-Kul region. After hiking transfer to Bishkek. On the way stop in Cholpon-Ata, where you will be able to visit Petroglyphs, the rock carvings lying under the open sky and also visit Ethnographical Museum. Transfer to Bishkek. Arrive in Bishkek, free time. Farewell dinner. Overnight at the hotel.
Meals: breakfast, dinner
Day 14: Bishkek – departure
 
Check-out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.
  • All transfers: 1-2 pax by sedan type car; 3-7 pax on minivan/van, 8-13 pax by 20 seat bus;
  • Accommodation based on double/twin room sharing, breakfasts included;
  • Guided sightseeing tour program, in Uzbekistan local guides in each city;
  • Entrance tickets to the sights as per itinerary;
  • Economy class tickets for flights Tashkent-Urgench, Osh-Bishkek;
  • Business/Economy-class ticket for train Samarkand-Tashkent as per option;
  • Tour leader to accompany the travelers for the whole period of the tour in Kyrgyzstan (except for the day 14 – transfer to the airport);
  • Starting 8 persons English speaking tour leader from Advantour in Uzbekistan;
  • Starting 10 persons +1 person travels free of charge accommodated in single room;
  • Visa support letter for Uzbekistan visa.
  • Tour leader to accompany the travellers for the whole period of the tour in Uzbekistan (1-7pax);
  • Hotel charges for additional services;
  • Full board (lunches and dinners);
  • Consular fees for Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan tourist visas;
  • Visa support for Kyrgyzstan tourist visa;
  • Registration in Kyrgyzstan (20$);
  • Travel insurance.

Accommodation:

Comfort Option
Economy Option
Tashkent - 2 nights
Wyndham Tashkent, Ramada, City Palace Ichan Qala, Sharq, Samir, Shodlik
Khiva - 1 night
Asia Khiva Malika Kheivak, Orient Star, Malika Khiva, Old Khiva
Bukhara - 2 nights
Omar Khayam, Devon-Begi, Zargaron Plaza, Asia Bukhara, Minorai-Kalon Amulet, Minzifa, K.Komil, Kukeldash, Zargaron, Kavsar, As-Salom, Siyavush
Samarkand - 2 nights
Grand Samarkand Superior, Grand Samarkand, Platan, Sultan, Malika Prime, Asia Samarkand City, Platan, Billuri Sitora, Jahongir, Caravan Serail, Malika Classic
Fergana - 2 nights
Asia Fergana Club 777
Bishkek - 3 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

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