Great Silk Road Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan

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Information about tour:

Quality of days:

17 days / 16 nights

Quality of persons:

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Tour route:

Bishkek, Son Kul Lake, Naryn Town, Karakol town, Cholpan Ata, Tashkent, Samarkand...


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GREAT SILK ROAD TRAVEL

Silk road tour package
 

Destination: Kyrgyzstan - Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan

 

Cities:  Bishkek, Son Kul Lake, Naryn Town, Karakol town, Cholpan Ata, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Mary, Merv, Ashgabat, Dashoguz, Kunya-Urgench, Khiva, Urgench


Duration: 17 days/16 nights

 

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Program

 

                                                                                   

        

Day 1

 

Arrival to Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Flight

Upon arrival to Bishkek we check in the hotel, have a short break, have breakfast and go the the Son Kul Lake. This lake is 360 kilometers away. It is situated in a highland area. People that live in that area breed sheep and horses. We will meet with local people and explore how they live. It is allowed to take photos. The night will be spent in a yurt camp.

Day 2

From Son Kul Lake to Naryn town (275 km).

Coach

During the day 2, we will travel from Son Kul Lake to Naryn town. On our way we will see beautiful landscapes passing by mountains. When we reach our destination, we go for sightseeing. The program in Naryn includes:Central Square and Mosque, Art Gallery (if it is open). Accommodation in the hotel Khan Tengri***

Day 3

 

From Naryn to Karakol

Coach

This day going to be very long. En route, in Kochkor village we will visit – a shop and a Museum of Handicraft. On the south side of the Lake Issyk Kul we will visit Fairy tale canyon. In the canyon there will be opportunity for hiking and taking pictures. This place is famous for its red rock formations that are quite unusual. After the stop the travel will continue. Upon arrival to Karakol, we settle in the guesthouse called “Green Yard” and stay there for a night.

Day 4

 

From Karakol to Cholpon Ata

Coach

In the morning we go for sightseeing in Karakol. It includes: Orthodox Cathedral, Dungan Mosque and Przhevalskii Complex. Then we go to Cholpon Ata. In Cholpon Ata we check in “Royal Beach” hotel or if not available in the similar hotel.

Day 5

From Cholpon Ata to Bishkek

Coach

On the way to Bishkek, we will drive from the North side of the lake. On the way to Bishkek, we will stop to see Burana Tower and then continue our trip. In Bishkek we will go to a restaurant for dinner.

Day 6

 

From Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan to Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Coach

On day 6 we move to Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Day 7

Arrive Tashkent – Sightseeing tour

Coach

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Upon arrival to Tashkent, we will have a tour around the city. Our driver will meet you and take you to the hotel. Later that day you will have a guided tour and visit the following places: Khast-Imam Architectural Complex, Chorsu market, Amir Timur and Independence Squares, Museum of Applied Arts. The night will be spent in the hotel in Tashkent.

Day 8

From Tashkent to Samarkand

Coach

Breakfast early in the morning in the hotel and then heading to the railway station for a trip to Samarkand. The train "Registan" departs at 7:00 am. Upon arrival to Samarkand there is a guided tour to enjoy finest sites of Samarkand. Samarkand has rich history. At times of Amir Timur’s ruling, Samarkand was a capital of the empire and was known as Afrosiab. Sightseeing program includes: visiting Registan Square, Mausoleum Gur-Emir, Shakhi-Zinda, Mosque Bibi-Khanum. The night is spent in the hotel in Samarkand.

Day 9

Samarkand sightseeing

COACH

After breakfast in the morning of day 9, we will have a trip to the unique archeological place and visit Afrosiab museum. Then we will see the place where Saint Daniel was buried. After that we will go back to Samarkand. In Samarkand there will be some time to spend on your own.

Day 10

From Samarkand to Bukhara

Coach

The day begins with the trip to Bukhara. During the trip we stop by caravan serai called Rabat-i-Malik. After that we continue our trip to Bukhara. Upon arrival to Bukhara, we check in the hotel. Then we leave the hotel to see beautiful Bukhara. The old part of the city is recognized by UNESCO to one of the World Heritage Sites. We will see: Minaret and Mosque Kalyan, Madrassa Miri-Arab, Mosque Magoki-Attori, Abdulazizkhan, Chor-Minor and Ulugbek Madrassas, trade domes and Architectural Complex Lyabi Hauz. The night is spent in the hotel in Bukhara.

 

Day 11

Bukhara 
 

Coach

Day two is also dedicated to the beauties of Bukhara. Sightseeing includes: Mausoleum of Samanids, Ark Fortress, Chashma-Ayub and Naqshbandi Mausoleums, summer residences of  Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Emir. This residence is unique because it combines Russian and Asian architectural styles. After that, tourists will have free time to walk around and visit places they want. The night is spent in the hotel in Bukhara.

 

Day 12

From Bukhara to Mary

Coach

Wake up early in the morning to get to the Uzbek-Turkmen border. Passing customs control and entering the territory of Turkmenistan. On Turkmen side a guide will be waiting for the tourists and will take them to first to Turkmenabad to have lunch and then to Mary settlement. Sightseeing is not in the program for this day. Upon arrival to Mary, hotel check-in. The night is spent in the hotel.

 

Day 13

Mary - Merv - Ashgabat

Coach

After morning meal tourists have a trip to Merv. Merv is located 25 kilometers away from Mary settlement. It is considered to be one of the oldest inhabited Central Asian cities. The city is sometimes called 'Pearl of East'. The citie’s greatest periods were at the time of Achaemenids and Iranian Empire. Gayir Kala that is on the territory of Merv, has a big area and has four gates that face North, South, West and East. Another interesting sight in Merv is Mausoleum of Sultan Sanjar. Its size and design gives impression of solidity and power. We will also see: Erk Kala, Small and Large Gyz Kala, Kesk Fort and others. After sightseeing we return back to Mary and take a flight to Ashgabat. In Ashgabat we check in the hotel and stay there for a night.

 

Day 14

Ashgabat

Coach

Sightseeing program in Ashgabat includes: Nisa - Parthian settlement that dates back to 3rd century that had residents up until 19th century; one of the biggest mosques on the territory of Central Asia, called “Spiritual Mosque”; another mosque “Ertogrul Gazy”; Independence Square; Turkmenistan National Museum - the place to see object made of gold and attributes of Bronze Age, Antiquity and Middle age (open every day except Tuesdays). The night is spent in the hotel in Ashgabat.

Day 15

Ashgabat - Dashoguz - Kunya Urgench - Dashoguz - Khiva

Coach

Take one hour morning flight to Tashauz after breakfast. From Tashauz to Kunya Urgench for a tour. Sightseeing in Kunya Urgench include: Turabeg Khanum, Ibn Khadgib, Sultan Ali, Arslan and Sultan Tekesh Mausoleums, Kutlugh Timur Minaret. This minaret is the highest one in Turkmenistan. Then going to a restaurant for lunch. After the meal, return to Tashauz, which is located near Turkmen-Uzbek border. Passing customs control, enter Uzbekistan and drive to Khiva. In Khiva hotel check-in, dinner and a night sleep.

Day 16

Khiva - Urgench - Tashkent

Coach

Sightseeing starts in the morning after breakfast. The program has the following places to visit: Ismail Khodja and Pahlavan Mahmud Mausoleums, Kalta Minor Tower, Mohammed Amin Khan and Mohammed Rakhimkhan Madrassas, Juma Mosque, Kunya-Ark and Tash-Hovli Palaces, Islam Khoja Minaret. After Khiva tour, there is a flight back to Tashkent with a transfer flight in Urgench. Hotel check-in and dinner and a night sleep upon arrival to Tashkent.

Day 17

End of the tour

 

At a midday, tourists check out the hotel, spend some time on their own and go to the airport to take a flight back home.

 

Persons

Price is per person/ in USD

Turkmenistan hotels: Margush or Dayanch *3 in Mary & Grand Turkmen or Ak Altyn*4 in Ashgabat

Uzbekistan hotels: Tashkent Palace 4* (Tashkent), Asia Bukhara 3*(Bukhara), Malika Prime 3* (Samarkand), Asia Khiva 3* (Khiva)

2

2814

3

2445

4

2125

6

1975

8

1895

 

 

Kyrgyzstan part:

 

Price includes:

 

  •     English - speaking professional escort guide.
  •     Accommodation: as per program – Bishkek – 2 nights, Son Kul – 1 night, Naryn – 1 night, Karakol – 1 night, Cholpon Ata – 1 night. . In total - 6 nights.
  •     Bottled water
  •     Transportation to the places mentioned in the tour
  •     Admission fees
  •     Meals – B-6, L-4, D-5

 

 

Price does not include:

  •     Airfare
  •     Visa fee and Visa support
  •     Tips and gratitude
  •     personal expense

 

Accommodation:

  •     Bishkek – Asia mountains htl***
  •     Issyk Kul lake – Royal Beach**
  •     Son Kul lake – yurt camp (basic facilities)
  •     Karakol town – Green Yard guesthouse
  •     Naryn town – Khan Tengri***

 

    Optional shows/events:

  •     Boat cruise at Issyk-Kul– 150 USD per group (1 hour)
  •     Yurt setting show at Song-Kul– 70 USD per group
  •     National felt carpets making show in Kochkor – 60 USD per group
  •     Horse back riding national games near by Burana Tower – 150 USD per group
  •     Folk show during dinner in Bishkek – 100 USD per group
  •     Horse back riding national games at Song- Kul lake – 100 USD per group

 

 

Uzbekistan part

 

Price includes:

 

  • Accommodation in hotels
  • Breakfasts at hotels
  • Comfortable transportation with DVD, A/C, refrigerator, etc.
    • 10-40 pax – 1 Bus
    • 60-80 pax – 2 Buses 
  • A guide who speaks English
    • 10-40 pax – 1 Guide
    • 60-80 pax – 2 Guides
  • Tour leader FOC
    • 10-40 pax – 1 Tour Leader in Single Room
    • 60-80 pax – 2 Tour Leaders in Double Room
  • Admission to the monuments listed in the tour program, excluding video and photo shooting
  • Visa support
  • All types of taxes

 

Price of the tour doesn’t include:

 

  • Fees paid for processing and getting visa
  • Allowance to take use cameras in some places
  • International air tickets
  • Expenses for personal needs
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Extras not shown per itinerary
  • Services that are not in the list of the tour price

 

Turkmenistan part

 

Price includes:

 

  •     Accommodation twin/double
  •     English speaking guide
  •     Excursions  & entrance fee
  •     Excursions to the sites not required entrance fee
  •     Full Board fm Lunch D.6 till Lunch D.9
  •     Transportation service with A/C:
  •  
  •     Car 2 pax
  •     Minivan 3-5 pax
  •     Midibus 6-8 pax
  •     Bus 9-20 pax

 

    * Transfers as per programme

    * Porter’s service at hotels only

    * Visa support (single entry)

    * Travel entry pass

    * Registration

    * Bottled water per person 0,5 litre during excursions

 

 

Price does not include:

 

  •     12$ immigration fees that should be paid when in Turkmenistan
  •     Turkmen visa fee
  •     Other excursions and entrance fees
  •     Video and camera charges during SS
  •     Tips to guides and drivers
  •     Airfare Mary– Ashgabat- 37$ p/p (subject to change)
  •     Airfare Ashgabat-Dashoguz- 45$ p/p (subject to change)
  •     Extra Luggage fee
  •     Porter’s service at borders
  •     Supplement for Folk Performance-200$
  •     Personal Expenses

 

 

Payment for the tour:

 

30 day prepayment is required for this tour. The payment can be done in form of bank transfer to our account. Amount and bank details will be stated in our invoice.

 

If a customer wants to cancel the tour:

  •     40 days in advance, there will be 0% charge
  •     15 days in advance, there will be 50% charge of the price of tour
  •     7 days in advance, there will be 100% of the price of tour

 

PS

 

    Prices should not be disclosed to third parties and are not commissionable

 

Contant person:  Zafar Abdugaffarov
 

Tel.: +(998 71) 150-66-77

Tel./fax: +(998 71) 129-77-77

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