Silk Road Tours: Tour 1

Silk Road Tours: Tour 1, Silk Road tours

Silk Road Tours: Tour 1
8 days

Day 1: Tashkent - Samarkand
We are glad to see you travelling around Silk Road. Today you will have a city tour and visit Independence square. It is foremost square placed as a symbol of victory in World War II. We walk to the local Broadway located between Independence square and Amir Timur square. Travelers will have a ride in the one of the most wonderful subways in the world, first line that was opened in 1977. The tour will be continued visiting Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that contains of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The next destination is seeing the Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century. Quran belonged to Othman Ibn Affan, the Third Caliph but killed by non-muslims in 8th century. In the evening is train to Samarkand. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Samarkand - Tashkent
Samarkand is the second largest city in Uzbekistan and situated in the Zeravshan River Valley. Today you will have a city tour and visit Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan square is a complex of three Madrasahs (15th -17th centuries). Shakhi Zindeh is an architectural complex collection of mausoleums found since 11th-15th centuries. Bibi Khanum Mosque was built by the order by Tamerlan. Evening train to Tashkent. Night is in a hotel.

Day 3: Tashkent - Andijan - Uzbek border Duslik - Osh           
In the morning you will travel to Andijan by train. We will drive to Dustik and cross border. Driver will meet and accompany you to Osh city. Night is in a hotel.

Day 4: Osh - Bishkek
Having a tour in Osh city you will visit the most extraordinary and superb site - Suleiman Mountain. Solomon's Mountain or Suleiman Too is placed in the center of the city and a sacred place for local Muslims. Biblical prophet Solomon (Suleiman in the Koran) was buried at the foot of it. The next destination is visiting Asian bazaar. In the evening we will transfer you to the airport to have a flight to Bishkek city. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 5: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
We will have a city tour and visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and so on. The second part is devoted for driving to National Park Ala Archa gorge. The Ala Archa is located on the spur of Tien Shan Mountain range and 45 km from Bishkek. You will see a great panoramic view and hike. Then we will return to Bishkek. Transfer to a hotel.

Day 6: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol
We will travel to Issyk Kul Lake. It is the second largest mountainous lake in the world that is located on the altitude of 1 608 m above sea level. The lake is called "the pearl of Central Asia" and you will be astonished of the mountains that enclose it. We will a stop at the Burana Tower. It is a minaret of the 11th century and an open air museum of Balbals also known as stone warriors. Night is in a guesthouse. 

Day 7: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
The last day of our tour will start by travelling to Jeti Oguz gorge or Seven Bulls. This gorge is widespread and well-known for its red rocks formations. Travelers will have opportunity to see the Broken Heart Mountain. You can hike 20 minutes and enjoy inspiring panorama view of the gorge. Afterwards we will visit Bokonbaeva village to meet local hunter. The hunter will show you an eagle hunting and allow to take photos. Continue our way to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.

Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport. 

Transport in Uzbekistan:                
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus 

Transport in Kyrgyzstan:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter

Price per person:
02 pax - 1 080 $
04 pax - 815 $
06 pax - 695 $
08 pax - 630 $
10 pax - 590 $
Single - 130 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $ 

All dinners - 95 $*
All lunches and dinners - 185 $*

Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 25 $ per person 

English speaking guides:
UZ - local 80 $ per group or escort 300 $ per group
KG - 395 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
          Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
          Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
  Osh - "Sun Rise" Hotel 3*/"
  Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
  Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Flight tickets Osh - Bishkek (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)
- Train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand, Samarkand-Tashkent, Tashkent-Andijan

Service does not include:
- Meals
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide