10 nights / 11 days
A fascinating tour covers 4 countries. A kaleidoscope of different cultures of the peoples living in these countries, a huge reservoir of history and tradition. Nomadic peoples inhabiting the Kazakh steppe and the Kyrgyz Mountains, settled peoples of Uzbekistan and the Turkish part of China, and brings together all the nations religion. Magnificent monuments of culture on the Silk Road and originality of life of nomadic peoples, simplicity and grandiosity. All the world famous and masterpieces city’s of Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand, Kashgar, have given birth to such stars as an astronomer and scientist Ulugbek, people understand the essence of the algorithm Al Khwarizmi (algorithm), and the famous physician Ibn Sina (Medicine), the writings of these scholars and many others born in these lands still enjoy our generation. All that you can see and touch, to join us in this journey.
- Shymkent Border
Picking up at the airport (Suggested flight with Pegasus Air at 04:15), meet with our guide and transfer to the city. Breakfast in cafe. Sightseeing tour around city: Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Philharmonic, Statue of Manas, Victory Square, etc. After noon continue city tour: Osh Bazar. After excursion accommodation in a hotel. Dinner in a local restaurant.
Breakfast (early in the morning) and transfer to Kyrgyz – Kazakh border in Chaldovar village (97 km). Start Kazakh part of the program. Departure to Taraz. Travel time approximately 3 hours. Arrival in Taraz. Visit historical and cultural park “Monuments of ancient Taraz” for 2-3 hours. Familiarity with the archaeological complex opened to the 550 anniversary of the Kazakh khanate, and the mausoleum of Aisha Bibi /11th century /UNESCO/ Lunch in Taraz. Departure to Shymkent. Travel time approximately 3 hours. Arrival in Shymkent. Dinner in the cafe. Accommodation in the 4* hotel Overnight at hotel
Departure to Turkestan. Travel time approximately 3 hours. Arrival in Turkestan. Visiting historical – architectural complex “Azret – Sultan”, the mausoleum of H. A. Yassaui, Oriental bathhouse and underground mosque Hilvet (tour for 2,5 -3 hours). Lunch in the café. Back to Shymkent. Dinner in café. Overnight at hotel.
After breakfast transfer to Tashkent. In the morning meet at Kazakh-Uzbek border and drive to Tashkent. Upon arrival transfer to the hotel for check-in and rest. Lunch at local restaurant. After lunch proceed for Tashkent city tour. Visit the old town to see Barak Khana Seminary, Tila Shaikh mosque and archives known for the exhibit of a rare copy of Koran written the third Caliph Othman. Later proceed to Chorsu bazaar for shopping and visit Kukeldash Madrassah.
Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel.
After breakfast transfer to the train station to catch train to Samarkand. Morning visit Gur Emir – mausoleum of Great Tamerlane. Later visit Registan Square which was for many centuries the heart of Samarkand. See the three beautiful madrassahs: the Ulug-Bek Madrassah built in the fifteenth century; the Tillya-Kori Madrassah built in the seventeenth century; the Sher-Dor Madrassah, also built in the seventeenth century. Lunch at local restaurant. Afternoon see the grandest structure of Amir Temur’s times is the chief Friday Mosque called Bibi-Khanum, Silk Road bazaar and Shahi Zinda necropolis. The historical core of this ensemble is the mausoleum of Kusam ibn Abbas, Muhammad’s cousin, who, according to Arab chronicles, arrived in Samarkand in 676. There he disseminated Islamic ideas. Dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at Hotel
Morning drive to Bukhara en route excursion to Shakhrisabz – the birthplace of the Great Amir Temur in order to pay tribute to the Great Commander – the one who restored a lot of Sufi monuments during his lifetime including the mausoleum of the prominent Sufi preacher Khoja Akhmad Yassawi: visit Ak Saroy Palace ruins, visit Dorus Tilavat seminary, Kok Gumbaz mosque, Dorus Saidat and the Friday mosque. Lunch at local restaurantAfter lunch proceed to Bukhara. Upon arrival in check in at your pre booked hotel. Overnight at Hotel
Bukhara, former capital and a centre of Islamic learning, has over 300 mosques and was known as the holiest city in Asia with its 80 Madrassah. Full day sightseeing tour of Bukhara: Visit – Lab-i-khauz ensemble, the pool and chaikhana of which is the modern centre of traditional Uzbekistan. Visit Madrassah Nadir Devanbegi, Nadir Devanbegi Khanaga, Mogaki Attari Mosque, Poi Kalon Minaret and mosque, see Madrassahs Aziz Khan and Ulugbek. Lunch at local restaurant. Later visit Ark Fortress, Balakhauz mosque, mausoleum of Ismail Samanid, Chashma Ayub. In the evening you could enjoy amazing performance of folk ensemble in one of the oldest and beautiful medieval Madrassah of Bukhara – Nadir Devanbegi. Here you will have a unique opportunity to join the culture of the Uzbek people, to feel an oriental spirit, including traditional dances music. Later dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast full day sightseeing tour in Bukhara: Morning half day excursion to Sitora-i-Mokhikhosa, the summer residence of the former emir of Bukhara where you can see unique mixture of traditional Russian style of architecture harmoniously mixed with local oriental traditions. Famous thrown white hall decorated with carved alabaster resembles halls in Petergof Palace in the suburb of St Petersburg. Lunch at local restaurant. Excursion to Bahauddin Naqshbandi Mausolem famous Sufi spiritual leader of this region in 14th century. Bahauddin Naqshband’s cult was highly venerated among folks. The rulers, too, paid a considerable attention to this architectural ensemble. Later dinner at local restaurant. Overnight at hotel
After breakfast free time for walk and shopping in the old city. Lunch at local restaurants. After lunch transfer to the train station to take speed train to Tashkent. Upon arrival meet and transfer to the hotel. Dinner at local restaurants
Overnight at hotel
After breakfast transfer to the train station to take train to Andijan. Upon arrival meet and transfer to the Uzbek-Kyrgyz border.
After breakfast, sightseeing tour around city: Sulaiman Too, historical Museum, Bazar, etc. Lunch at local café. Accommodation in a hotel. . Dinner in a local restaurant. Night transfer to the airport for flight to Istanbul
|Accommodation with breakfast in the stated hotels|
|Daily Breakfast (Lunch and Dinner as mentioned)|
|Folk show in Bukhara & Samarkand|
|Mineral water 1L per person daily|
|Comfortable AC transport: AC bus (35-55 seater)|
|NOTE: It will be arranged small sedan cars (3 pax each car) for transfer from Tashkent to Uzbek-Kyrgyz border|
|Tashkent-Samarkand & Bukhara-Tashkent “Afrosiyob train”- 2nd class|
|Professional Turkish/English speaking escort guide|
|Entrance fees to the monuments.|
|Uzbekistan visa support.|
|Uzbekistan visa fee to be paid by clients on spot at the embassy.|
|Tips for guide and driver|
|Expenditure of a personal nature.|
|GST will be applicable on the total tour cost as per Goverment policy|
|Bus for all transfers|
|Accommodation as mentioned above.|
|English or Turkish – speaking guide.|
|Transport throughout tour.|
|Entrance fees, excursions.|
|Flight ticket from Osh to Bishkek.|
|Visa, consular fees or any other formalities|
|International Flight to/from Kyrgyzstan|
|Alcoholic or soft drinks|
|Souvenirs, shopping, personal expenses;|
|Fees in connection with photography|
|Tips to personal|
|Service tax 9 % on total cost of the package|
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