Kyrgyzstan Uzbekistan Group Tour 2017
15 Days | Bishkek, Cholpon Ata, Karakol, Kochkor, Son Kul, Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand

Book Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan group tour and dive into the world of magic Asia. Explore the ancient cities of the Silk road in Uzbekistan: pay a visit to beautiful Samarkand, Holly Bukhara and magnificent Khiva. Open up sublime mountains, gorgeous valleys and lakes of Kyrgyzstan: explore the beauty of Issyk-Kul Lake and take a walk in its picturesque surroundings.

TRAVEL ITINERARY

Day 1, Fr: Bishkek – arrival

Arrival in Bishkek. Transfer to the hotel. Time for rest. Overnight at the hotel.

Day 2, Sa: Bishkek – Cholpon-Ata

Transfer from Bishkek to Cholpon-Ata (280 km). On the way stop to see Burana tower, the remnant of the ancient city Balasagun (11-13th centuries). Next stop is an open air museum of petroglyphs in Cholpon-Ata. There will be an excursion in open-air art gallery of stone carvings dating back to 500 BC – 100 AD. The petroglyphs depict wolves, long-horned ibex, goats, horses, snow leopards, sacrifices and some hunting scenes. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 3, Sa: Cholpon-Ata – Karakol

Transfer to Karakol (150 km). City tour in Karakol that includes visits to Prjevalsky museum, Wooden Orthodox Church, Dungan mosque in Chinese style. Dinner in Uigur or Dungan family to learn multi-ethnic culture of Kyrgyzstan; these families moved to Karakol from China in 1869. Overnight in the guest house. Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 4, Mo: Karakol – Jety-Oguz – Kochkor

Transfer to Kochkor along the Issyk-Kul Lake. On the way visit to Jety-Oguz (Seven Bulls) Gorge. You will learn why it is called Seven Bulls and explore Broken Heart rock. After lunch transfer to Bokonbaevo where you will see an eagle hunting show. Continue driving to Kochkor. One of the best views on the Issyk-Kul Lake is guaranteed. On arrival you will visit a felt carpet workshop in Kochkor. It’s a place where you can see the process of making Kyrgyz national felt carpets. There will be a Kyrgyz folkloric dinner show with Kyrgyz national music and songs. Family run accommodation. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5, Tu (Apr – May): Kochkor – Chon-Kemin

Transfer to Chon-Kemin. After lunch you will have some time to hike or walk in the gorge. Dinner in the guest house. Overnight in the guest house. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 5, Tu (Jun – Sep): Kochkor – Son-Kul

Transfer to Son-Kul (120 km). Son-Kul is one of the highest lakes in Kyrgyzstan (2030 m above sea level) and the best place to experience a nomadic life. You will have a chance to ride a horse, see edelweiss flowers, camels, yaks, golden eagles, and learn how local women make Kymyz - Kyrgyz national drink made from mare’s milk. This is a remote mountain lake situated on a treeless, high mountain plateau (3016 m ) where shepherds bring the livestock in the summertime, set up yurts – round portable nomadic dwelling. In this magnificent place you can see hundreds of herds and a lot of different yurts. Dinner. Overnight in the yurt camp. Meals: Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner

Day 6, We: Son-Kul – Bishkek

Early in the morning transfer to Bishkek (320 km). In the afternoon you will start sightseeing in Bishkek where you will visit Philarmonic hall, Statue of Manas, Oak Park, Ala-Too Square, Victory Square, Museum of Fine Arts. Farewell dinner. Overnight in the guest house. Meals: Breakfast/Dinner

Day 7, Th: Bishkek – Tashkent

After breakfast transfer to the Ala-Archa National Park (40 km). You will be in the alpine gorge through which the fast flowing Ala-Archa River runs. The gorge is flanked by tall, snow-covered, peaks with steep-sided, forested, mountain slopes. Picnic. Hiking in the gorge. Return back to the alpine camp. Transfer to Bishkek. Transfer to the airport (30 km), departure to Tashkent with flight HY780 at 18:10. Arrival in Tashkent at 18:30. You will be met by Advantour driver and transferred to the hotel. Free time. Overnight at the hotel. Meals: Breakfast

Day 8, Fr: Tashkent

Free day. Optional tours (not included in the price): #

Day 9, Sa: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva

At 9:00 in the morning meet with your group and guide at the lobby of the hotel. Start Tashkent city tour. You will visit Old City where Khast-Imom complex and Chor-Su bazar are located. After explore city center - Amir Temur Square, Independence Square and Applied Arts Museum. At 16:40 transfer to Tashkent domestic airport for flight HY1057 at 18:40 (1093 km, 1 h 40 min). Arrival in Urgench at 20:20. Transfer to the hotel in Khiva (30 km, 35 min.). Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 11, su: Khiva – Urgench – Bukhara

Check out from the hotel after breakfast. At 9:00 guided sightseeing tour program in Khiva: Visit a UNESCO World Heritage site Ichan-Qala fortress. In Ichan-Qala fortress visit Kunya-Ark, Sayeed Alauddin Mausoleum, Arab-Mukhamadkhan Madrasah, Oq-Masjid Mosque, Madrasah of Hodjan Berdi-biya, Shirgazikhan, Abdullakhan, Juma Mosque, Allakulikhan Madrasah, Tosh-Khovli Palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud Mausoleum, Minaret of Islom-Khoja. Free time in the afternoon. At 19:10 transfer to Urgench airport for flight HY1058 to Bukhara at 21:10. Arrival in Bukhara at 22:10. Transfer to the hotel for overnight. Duration of sightseeing tour: 4-5 hours

Day 12, Mo: Bukhara

In the morning start walking sightseeing tour in Bukhara. Visit the Mausoleum of Samani dynasty, Ark Fortress, Chashma-Ayub, Kalon Ensemble, Miri-Arab Madrasah, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrasah, trade domes, Lyabi Khauz complex, Chor-Minor Madrasah. Dinner and national show at Nodir Devan Begi Madrasah. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours

Day 12, Tu: Bukhara – Samarkand

Continue sightseeing tour with a guide. Drive out of the city to Sitorai Mokhi-khosa – summer residence of Bukhara’s last emir. Visit Bakhoutdin Naqshbandi Mausoleum and Chor Bakr necropolis. In the afternoon depart to Samarkand (280 km, 4 hours’ drive). Stop on the way at Caravanserai Rabat Malik dating back to the 11th century. Arrive in Samarkand late in the afternoon. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours

Day 13, We: Samarkand

In the morning meet with your guide and driver at the lobby of the hotel. Start sightseeing program in Samarkand. Visit spectacular Registan Square, remains of Bibi Khahum mosque, Ulugbek observatory, Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis, central Samarkand bazaar and Gur Emir Mausoleum, authentic shrine of Tamerlane. Overnight at the hotel. Duration of sightseeing tour: 6-7 hours

Day 14, Th: Samarkand – Tashkent

Check out from the hotel till noon. Continue sightseeing: visit Afrosiyob Museum and the Tomb of Saint Daniel. Then drive to Koni Ghil village to explore how Samarkand paper is made from mulberry in a traditional way. Enjoy free time with a car and driver at your disposal after sightseeing tour. At 16:00 transfer to the railway station. Take high-speed Afrosiyob train departing to Tashkent at 17:00 (300 km). Scheduled arrival time is 19:10. Pick-up and transfer to the hotel for overnight. Duration of sightseeing tour: 3-4 hours

Day 15, Fr: Tashkent – departure

Check out from the hotel till noon. Transfer to the airport. End of the tour.

City Hotels Number of nights
Bishkek Hotel 3* 2
Issyk Kul Raduga or similar 1
Tashkent City Palace 2,5
Karakol Green Yard hotel 3* or similar 1
Kochkor Family run accommodation ( B & B ) 1
Son-Kul Yurts (4-6 people in one yurt) 1
Tashkent Shodlik, Sharq, Gloria 3
Khiva Malika Kheivak, Orient Star, Malika Khiva, Arkanchi 1
Bukhara Amulet, Minzifa, K.Komil, Kukeldash, Zargaron, Siyavush 2
Samarkand Platan, Billuri Sitora, Jahongir, Caravan Serail, Malika Classic 2

Testimonials

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  • Irfaan Ghafoor

    This is Irfaan Ghafoor and we (sis Saadia and mom Tallat) just came back from Umrah Alhamdulilah. No problems with anything and we had safe trip and my mom is in Pakistan now. Just wanted to thank you and QASSWA for everything. They were on time and very professional and it was a good experience. May Allah give you reward for helping so many people make their dreams come true for HAJJ and UMRAH. And next time, hopefully soon, we will call you to help us make travel plans for upcoming trips.