Silk Road travel: Tour 1

Silk Road tours, Silk Road travel: Tour 1. 

Silk Road travel: Tour 1
Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
Duration: 8 days
Places to visit: Tashkent - Samarkand - Andijan - Uzbek border Duslik - Osh - Ala Archa - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek

Day 1: Tashkent - Samarkand
The team of our company is happy to see everyone travelling around Silk Road. Upon arrival you will visit Independence square used to be a symbol of victory in World War II. Afterwards walk to local Broadway. Then we will see outstanding metro opened in 1977. Travelers will visit Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that entails of several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Don't miss to visit Othman Quran which is the world's oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century. This day will inspire everyone. Then you will have evening train to Samarkand. Night is in a hotel.

Day 2: Samarkand - Tashkent
Samarkand is defined to be the second largest city in Uzbekistan and located in the Zeravshan River Valley. Guests will visit impressive sites as Registan square, Shakhi Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan square is a very beautiful site of three Madrasahs belonging to the 15th-17th centuries. See Shakhi Zindeh for its collection of mausoleums found in the 11th-15th centuries. It is the UNESCO World Heritage Site. We will visit Bibi Khanum mosque built for one of the favorite Tamerlane's wife, after his campaign in India. In the evening is 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. On arrival to Dustik you will have to cross border. Driver will meet and accompany you to Osh city. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 4: Osh - Bishkek
Today travelers will visit splendid Suleiman Mountain. Solomon's Mountain or Suleiman Too is located in the epicenter of the city and used to be blessed place for local Muslims. The fable says that here was repressed biblical prophet Solomon (Suleiman) at the foot of it. Afterwards we will visit an Asian bazar. In the evening we will transfer you to the airport for a flight to Bishkek city. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 5: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
We are glad to present the next day of visiting Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other places of wonder. In the afternoon we will visit National Park - Ala Archa gorge. In past times the access to this lake was strictly controlled by government. The Ala Archa is found on the branch of Tien Shan Mountain range and 45 km from Bishkek. See the great panorama view by hiking along high passes. We will return to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.

Day 6: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol
In the morning we will travel to Issyk Kul Lake. It is the second largest steep lake in the world that is located on the altitude of 1 608 m above sea level and also called "the pearl of Central Asia" and you will be stunned of the mountains that enclose it. On the way you will have stop at the Burana Tower. It is minaret of the 11th century and an open-air museum of Balbals also known as stone warriors. You can see ancient stone patterns - petroglyphs. Night is in a guesthouse. 

Day 7: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
We are going to explore Jeti Oguz gorge or Seven Bulls today. We will be impressed by red rocks forms. On the way you will see the Broken Heart Mountain. Then you can reach the top of the mountain by hiking 20 minutes and adore remarkable panorama view of the gorge. We will visit Bokonbaeva village to meet local hunter and see eagle hunting. Afterwards we will continue oue way to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.

Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport. It was a great tour with you!   


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