Name of tour: Treasures of 3 Stan
Length: 12 days
Places of interest: Bishkek, Ala Archa, Burana, Issyk Kul, Grigorievskoye, Semenovskoye, Karakol, Skazka, Almaty, Issyk, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara
Day 1: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Bishkek
After arrival to Manas International Airport you will meet your driver. He will transfer you to tha capital of Kyrgyzstan –Bishkek. You will drive about 30-35 minutes from the airport to Bishkek. In the first part of the tour you will have a city tour where you will visit Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other significant attractions. Then you will be transferred to fabulous gorge called Ala Archa. About 45 km. from the capital. There you can stroll and admire the fabulous panoramic views. You will have a short hiking and have a chance to take memorable photos. Then you will drive back to the capital and rest the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
In the morning you will start tour to amazing pearl of Central Asia Issy Kul Lake. The nature of the lake is fascinating; Issyk Kul is surrounded by powerful mountains and is located at an altitude of 1608 meters. This is the second largest alpine lake. The nature among the lake is wonderful. You will see the great mountains above the lake. It important to note that the lake never freezes. Along the way you will explore the ancient attraction Burana Tower (11th century) and amazing open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). These stone statues are dedicated to soldiers who fought for their homeland. Along the way you will explore stone petroglyphs in Cholpon Ata city found in the 800 B.C by shamans (2000 years ago). There you will also explore a local ethnography museum. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Issyk Kul – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol
Our company is glad to arrange the fascinating tour for you. And this day you will transfer along the fabulous gorges as Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye which are connected in the end. Travelling here you admire the fascinating territory of green fields, waters as well as mountain snowy tops. You will have a chance to break and have wonderful photos. Along the way you will have a walk and enjoy the virgin nature. Then you will head to Karakol city that is the administrative center of Issyk Kul. There you will have a city tour, where you will explore Dungan mosque built in Chinese style. Standing for a century, protected by supernatural forces, it brings peace and tranquility to the hearts of guests and visitors, built without a single nail using a unique method. Then you will explore an old wooden Orthodox Church. Night will be spent in the guesthouse.
Day 4: Karakol – Skazka – Bokonbaevo
Today you will start the adventure to Jeti Oguz gorge. This fascinating gorge is located 30 km from Karakol and translated from Kyrgyz as Seven Bulls. There you will observe the amazing Seven Rocks standing amazingly in one row. You will have a chance to take photos. Along the way you will also see the Broken Heart Mountain. There you will spend about 20 min and go up to the mountain where you will observe the fascinating panoramic views. Then you will drive along the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, and on the way you will explore the fabulous gorge called Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon. Travelling there you will be inspired by fabulous shapes and figures that change all the time due to the weather, wind and rain. After exploration the Canyons you will transfer to Bokonbaevo village. Along the way you will meet the eagle hunter or berkutchi who will tell you amazing facts about the eagle hunting and take photos with birds. And participate in eagle hunting. Night will be in nomadic felt dwellings - yurts.
Day 5: Bokonbaevo – Kyzyl Tuu – Bishkek
Today you will return to the capital Bishkek. Along the way you will break at Kyzyl Tuu village. You will see the yurt workshop. You will explore today yurts made from felt and wooden skeleton. After arrival to Bishkek you will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Bishkek – Almaty
After breakfast you will transfer to Almaty city. You will drive about 4 hours of way. After arrival you will have a sightseeing tour where you will see the popular places of the city. Today you will see the most important sites and explore the ancient history. In Almaty are located a lot of highlights and amazing attractions. You will be offered to visit the colorful Green Bazaar. There you will have a chance to find amazing and national souvenirs. Here you will feel the special atmosphere and can also bargain. Don’t moss chance to take vivid photos. Then you will head to the oldest Almaty parks - Panfilov Park! There you will find the spectacular wooden buildings in the world as Zenkov Cathedral. Along the way you will explore the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame! After that you will explore the Medeo Gorge and observe the highest skating rink! There you will contemplate the fabulous views of mountains. After that you will continue the tour with driving to popular place for rest Kok-Tobe hill and observe the tallest TV tower in the world. You will have a chance to walk along the beautiful park and can buy souvenirs. There you will see the wonderful panoramic views of the city. You will end the tour with riding from the popular cableway of Almaty. Night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Almaty – Issyk – Almaty
This day you will start with hearty breakfast. Then you will transfer to beautiful gorge Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge that is runs along the Kuldja tract. In ancient times, caravans of the Great Silk Road traveled here. There you will observe the fabulous view of the mountains! There you will have a chance to touch the ancient history and explore the burial mounds of Saka period. There was found legendary "Golden Man" that was become the symbol of Kazakhstan. During the tour you will discover the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”. There you will learn the ancient history of Kazakhstan and explore culture of the Saka period as well as a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment. Then the tour route will take you to the altitude of 1756 meters above sea level where you will find the fascinating Issyk Lake. This lake was formed 10 000 years ago due to landslide and the natural dam of 300 meters in height. There you will listen to about natural disaster of 1963. There you will have hiking and explore the nature. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 8: Almaty – Tashkent
This day you will have the flight at 12:15. You will arrive to Tashkent International Airport at 12:50 you will be met by your driver with signboard and drive to city. This day you will start the tour with Independence Square that is the main square of the country. Then you will stroll along the local Broadway that is located between Independence Square and Amir Timur square. There you can buy some interesting souvenirs. We recommend you to observe the popular Tashkent metro. This is very fascinating metro among the metros in the world. It was built in 1977. You will explore then old places as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam and find several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. This day you will explore the magnificent Othman Quran which is the world’s oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent – Samarkand
This day you will transfer to Samarkand by train. Samarkand is the second largest city in Uzbekistan and is the same age as Rome and Babylon. The city is located in the valley of the Zeravshan River. The city itself appeared 2500 years ago. This day you will experience the magnificent sights as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is known for its unique ensemble-one of the most beautiful examples of Islamic architecture of the 15th and 17th centuries. We sure you will admire the spectacular sites! Along the way you will visit Shakhi-Zindeh was a large Central Asian spiritual and religious center with magnificent mausoleums of the 11th and 15th centuries. This site is also included in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is the grand mosque that is built in honor of Tamerlane’s wife. This night will be in the hotel.
Day 10: Samarkand – Gijduvan – Bukhara
After breakfast you will transfer to Bukhara. During the tour you will visit Gijduvan village famous where you will explore the popular private pottery workshop. One of the craft centers of Uzbekistan, which since ancient times was famous for extremely beautiful, original ceramics. Gijduvan pottery school is rightfully proud of the uniqueness of its products, which represent works of art. The Narzullayev family in Gijduvan passes on the techniques and secrets of making ceramics from generation to generation. Gijduvan school is famous for its ceramic works and geometric patterns in l colors like blue and green. Then you will transfer to Bukhara. Along the way you will explore the memorial complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary I collected hundreds of thousands of hadiths, of which I knew 300 thousand by heart. In these searches and wanderings, he spent 42 years. According to him, he recorded hadiths from 1080 experts. After arrival to Bukhara you will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 11: Bukhara – Tashkent
This is the last active day of the tour. This day you will also explore Bukhara city. Today you will explore the ancient citadel in Bukhara - Citadel Ark that was built in the 4th century. This citadel was used as a palace for Bukhara Emirs. Then you will explore Samanids mausoleum that was dates back to the 9th - 10th century. You will continue tour with visiting Chashma Ayub or Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. Before the revolution, the Bolo-Hauz mosque was the Friday mosque of Bukhara, where the Emir himself prayed. Then you will explore shopping malls andbuy interesting souvenirs. Further you will experience one of the most popular madrasahs of Bukhara as Nodir Divan Begi that is also the part of Lyabi House Ensemble. You will end the tour with visiting Poi Kalon complex that includes three fascinating buildings built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. You will complete the tour with the flight in the evening to Tashkent. This day you will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 12: Tashkent – Departure
After breakfast in the hotel you will transfer to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 485 $
04 pax – 1 135 $
06 pax – 920 $
08 pax – 860 $
10 pax – 790 $
Single – 180 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $
Half board – 165 $*
Full board – 295 $*
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 35 $ per person
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) – 10 $ per person
Flight tickets Bukhara – Tashkent – 55 $ per person
English speaking guides:
KG – 505 $ per group
KZ – 235 $ per group
UZ – local 120 $ per group or escort 315 $ 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*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Porso” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water supply
- Train tickets Tashket – Samarkand
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions
- Flight tickets Bukhara – Tashkent