Name of tour: The Riot of colors
Length: 16 days
Places of interest: Bishkek, Ala Archa, Burana, Issyk Kul, Karakol, Skazka, Bokonbaevo, Almaty, Issyk, Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Penjikent, Iskanderkul, Dushanbe
Day 1: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Bishkek
Our company is happy to present this wonderful tour. You will arrive to Kyrgyzstan at Manas International Airport. This day you will meet the driver and then transfer to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. You will transfer about 30 minutes. This day you will have a wonderful tour. You will explore the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many other places of interest. We recommend you to visit amazing gorge Ala Archa gorge. It is located 45 km from Bishkek. It is the Natural Park. Walking here you will admire the fascinating views and have a chance to make amazing photos. In Soviet Union the entrance to this place was forbidden, only special people could enter this gorge. Now you have a chance to enjoy the charm of the panorama and the flora and fauna. This day you will have a chance to explore the amazing Tien Shan mountain range. You will hike a little bit and capture the pristine nature. Then you will drive to capital Bishkek. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
This day you will start the tour at 8 am and transfer to Issyk Kul lake. This picturesque lake is surrounded by high mountains, is located at an altitude of 1608 meters and is the second largest Alpine lake. The flora and fauna of the lake is rich, and you can enjoy pure nature on the way. The lake is considered a beautiful "Pearl of Central Asia". During the tour you will see the fabulous site the Burana Tower and an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). This is a unique historical monument that was built in the 11th century by the Karakhanids. Burana played an important role in the ways of the Great Silk Road. After that you will transfer to Cholpon Ata town and along the way break at the ancient stone inscriptions found in the 800 B.C. This is outstanding petroglyphs made by ancient people and gave us the historical background. There you will have a chance to see the local ethnography museum. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Issyk Kul – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol
Every day is an adventure you will travel to mesmerizing gorges Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye connected to each other. There you will travel and observe the sky mountains and explore the views of Natural Park. You will take photos of mountains covered with snow. You will be inspired by the nature of Kyrgyzstan. You will have a chance to see wild animals as hares, fox, yaks and others. This day you will also feast your eyes upon amazing lakes. Then you will continue tour with transferring to Karakol city. Travelling in Karakol you will visit the popular Dungan mosque that was erected in Chinese Buddhist style. This mosque was built without any nails. Then you will explore an old wooden Orthodox Church. You will rest the night in the guesthouse.
Day 4: Karakol – Skazka – Bokonbaevo
After breakfast you will travel to Jeti Oguz gorge that is translated as Seven Bulls. During the tour you will marvel the fabulous red rocks that are standing in the row. This gorge is very popular among visitors. Travelling there you will observe the Broken Heart Mountain that can present you amazing stories and legends. Along the way we recommend you to climb up to the mountain and observe the fascinating views. You will transfer along the southern shore of Issyk-Kul Lake and on the way find Canyon Skazka (Fairy Tale) that is located 4 km from the Tosor village. There you will admire the shapes and fabulous forms made by nature that are changing all the time. Don’t miss chance to take photos! Then you will continue tour driving along the southern shore Bokonbaevo village and meet a local eagle-hunter. There you will see eagle hunting and take photos with eagles. Then night will be in the nomadic dwellings - yurts.
Day 5: Bokonbaevo – Kyzyl Tuu – Bishkek
This day you will transfer to Bishkek city. During the tour you will have a chance to break at Kyzyl Tuu village and observe more about yurt workshop. The Yurt is a portable dwelling, widely spread among the Turkic peoples, covered with a national felt carpet. These yurts served as excellent housing for nomads and were indispensable in harsh conditions, in hot and cold. We sure you will like the architecture of the yurt. Then you will continue driving to Bishkek capital and rest the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Bishkek – Almaty
After breakfast you will transfer to stunning Kazakhstan, Almaty. The distance will take about 4 hours one way. After arrival to Almaty you will have a chance to see the outstanding highlights. Immerse into the history and explore the cultural heritage. There are you will find fascinating attractions showing us the history and historical events. Along the way you will explore the vivid place Green Bazaar that is the popular among travelers and local residents. There you will see the colorful rows, amazing goods and buy fresh fruits. Don’t miss chance to take photos, your tour will be safety. Noise, colorful rows and discounts will not leave you indifferent. The tour route will take you today to the oldest Almaty parks - Panfilov Park. There are located fabulous building and one of the most fabulous wooden buildings in the world Zenkov Cathedral. During the tour you will see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. This landmark was built in honor of the soldiers who fought for the independence and freedom of the country. Further you will explore the mesmerizing Medeo Gorge, there you can skate and see the highest skating rink in Central Asia. Then you will transfer to panorama - Kok-Tobe hill. There you will get by the spectacular mountains road and observe the tallest TV tower in the world! You will inspire the amazing views! Being there you will amaze the park and see the panoramic views of the city. We sure you will like the fabulous atmosphere of the tour. There are located a lot of souvenirs shop where you can buy national attributes. You will end the tour with transferring from the Almaty cableway. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Almaty – Issyk – Almaty
After the breakfast you transfer to popular gorges of Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge that lies along the Kuldja tract. This place is famous for the caravans of Great Silk Road that were passed here. We sure you will like the pristine nature of this fabulous place. There you will learn the history of Kazakh people and explore the burial mounds of Saka period. There was found the popular "Golden Man". This is the significant symbol of Kazakhstan. The tour route will lead you to the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK” and observe the ancient artifacts of the Saka period such as: copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment and the model of Saka burial mound. Then you will head to the height of 1756 meters above sea level. You will find mountain Lake Issyk that will give the opportunity to admire the pristine nature of Kazakhstan. It was originated 10,000 years ago as a result of a colossal mountain collapse, which contributed to the formation of a natural dam about 300 meters high. The lake has an emerald water surface. This day you will also explore the history of natural disaster of 1963. Then you will have a picnic and enjoy the nature. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Almaty – Tashkent
This day you will have the flight at 12:15. You will arrive to fabulous Uzbekistan to Tashkent international airport at 12:50. This day you will meet the driver who will transfer you to the hotel. You will have today a city tour exploring the most interesting places of the capital. The first destination of the tour will be Independence Square that is the main square where are located a lot of significant attractions. Then you will transfer to the local Broadway that is situated near Independence Square and Amir Timur Square. You will be offered to observe the famous Tashkent metro. It is one of the most beautiful metros in the world. It was opened in 1977. Further you will get to the oldest part of the city and explore Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex where are located madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. The tour route will show you the remarkable site called Othman Quran. It is the ancient copy of Quran found in the 8th century. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent – Bukhara
After breakfast you will lead to sacred city Bukhara by flight. In Bukara you will have a city tour and explore the prominent attractions. You will have a chance to observe the historical sites such as Citadel Ark (4th century). The Citadel Ark the last witness to the once-powerful power of the Bukhara emirs. Then you will lead to beautiful architecture called Samanids mausoleum. This historical heritage belonged to the 9th and 10th century. The tour continues with exploring the fascinating Chashma Ayub (Job's well) and Bolo-Hauz mosque. This name was given to this complex for the twenty columns and their reflection in the reservoir. You will have a chance to make shopping in the shops and souvenirs. You can also explore the ancient madrasahs Nodir Divan Begi thaht is the part of Lyabi House Ensemble. This day you will complete the tour with transferring to Poi Kalon complex (12th - 16th century). There are will find three structures as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 10: Bukhara – Gijduvan – Samarkand
After delicious breakfast you will transfer to stunning Samarkand. Along the way you will explore the Gijduvan village there you will have a chance to explore the pottery workshop. The creation of ceramics in Gijduvan is still passed down from generation to generation. Now this case is engaged in the 6th generation of the Narzullayev family. It will be wonderful addition to your fabulous tour! There you will fascinate the geometric pattern colored in green and blue colors. Then you will continue driving to Samarkand. You will visit on the way complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary was not only a fanatical collector of hadiths, but also a remarkable performer of the lives of the Prophet. This is the cultural heritage of the country. After arrival to Samarkand you will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 11: Samarkand
Today we are glad present you the tour in Samarkand. This is a charming city that was born 2500 years ago and is the same age as Rome and Babylon. The city is located in the valley of the Zeravshan river. This day you will have a highlight tour where you will observe such wonderful sites as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square this is a charming square with three powerful madrassas of the 15th and 17th centuries, which you will be delighted with. You will be under impression! Then you will lead to Shakhi-Zindeh one of the best architectural ensembles of Central Asia of the 11th-15th centuries and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is a powerful mosque that was built in honor of Tamerlane's wife. You will rest the night today in the hotel.
Day 12: Samarkand – Oybek border – Penjikent
Today you will have a breakfast at that hotel and travel to Tajikistan. You will transfer to Oybek Border and then to Penjakent. Penjakent city translated as "five villages". This site is located in Khujand area. The location is in a fascinating Zeravshan river valley. In the V-VIII centuries AD, the city stood out from the rest. It was known as the "Central Asian Pompeii"; it was a major center of culture and crafts of ancient Sogdiana. The city housed markets, two temples, the ruler's Palace, and the homes of notable citizens. They were decorated with wooden and clay images of the gods and rich paintings. Panjikent was one of the most developed and well-fortified settlements of that time. The first settlements appeared 5500 years ago. You will have a chance to observe the remains of dwelling houses and office buildings, the citadel with the palace, the house of craftsmen, and fire worshiper’s church. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 13: Penjakent – Iskanderkul Lake
This day you will travel to the crystal Lake called– Iskanderkul and located at the altitude of 2 255 m. above sea level. The lake is situated at the heart of popular Fann Mountains. This place is on the top of tourists’ attractions. There you will find the spectacular sandy beach and walk along the lake. You can also hike about 20 minutes and explore the fascinating waterfall called as Fann Niagara. Tajikistan has a large water volume among the Central Asian countries and ranks 2nd among the CIS countries. There are more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. You will end the tour with transferring to the guesthouse for ovrnight.
Day 14: Iskanderkul Lake – Dushanbe
You will start the tour with transferring to Fann Mountains. Fann Mountains is a charming place that is known as "Kuhistan" (Mountainous Country). The high-altitude lakes of this region have become a byword among travelers. Their number and beauty are amazing. All of them are crystal clear and rich, changeable color. Before filling the lakes, the water is filtered through the ancient sedimentary rocks of the Fann Mountains, which makes it so transparent. This place is rich with incredible flora and fauna! You will complete the tour with driving to Dushanbe capital of Tajikistan via picturesque Anzob pass (3 372 m) and tunnel of Isticlol. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 15: Dushanbe – Norak – Dushanbe
Our company is happy to provide you the fabulous tour and show you incredible places of Tajikistan. This day you will explore Norak water reservoir that is also called as Tajik Sea. This is the largest reservoir in Tajikistan, with a capacity of 10.5 km2. The reservoir is supplied by a hydro-electric power station, which is situated in the dam. Water is used for irrigation of agricultural fields. You will have a chance to have adventure in boat. From the center of the lake you will see the celestial mountains and discover gorges and snow tops peaks from all four sides. Then you will transfer to Dushanbe. In the second part of the day you will have a city tour. During the tour you will observe Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. After that you will explore the Ministry of Inner Affairs and the biggest National Flag in the world with the features of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. You will have a chance to make photos. Then you will explore the Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 16: Dushanbe – Airport
Morning transfer to airport.
Transport in Kg:
02 pax – Sedan economy
04 pax – Minivan
06-10 pax – Minibus
Transport in Kz:
02 pax – Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax – Mercedes Sprinter
Transport in Uz:
02 pax – Sedan
04-06 pax – Minivan
08-10 pax – Minibus
Transport in Tj:
02-04 pax – Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax – 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax – 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax – 2 175 $
04 pax – 1 545 $
06 pax – 1 360 $
08 pax – 1 225 $
10 pax – 1 180 $
Single – 260 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $
Half board – 225 $*
Full board – 415 $*
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 35 $ per person
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) – 10 $ per person
English speaking guides:
KG – 505 $ per group
KZ – 235 $ per group
UZ – local 120 $ per group or escort 315 $ per group
TJ – 340 $ per group
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
Issyk Kul – “Karven” Resort
Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Guesthouse
Bokonbaevo – Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3*
Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Porso” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Penjikent – “Umariyon” Hotel 3*
Iskandarkul – Gueshouse “Dilovar”
Dushanbe – “Meridians” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water supply
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions
- Flight tickets Tashkent – Bukhara