Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan 18 days

Itinerary: Tashkent – Bukhara – Samarkand – Dushanbe – Khorog – Murgab – Sary-Tash - Osh –Arslanbob – Sary-Chelek- Suusamyr – Bishkek

Duration:18 days / 17 nights
Tour: Cultural trip; Along Great Silk Road
Group size: 2-12 persons
Accommodation:on twin basis

Description: During Silk Road Tour in Central Asia, you will have opportunity to visit ancient cities flourished when caravans carrying goods from East to West and back passed through these cities and brought wealth to their inhabitants. In Uzbekistan, the tour passes through Tashkent, Bukhara and Samarkand – the biggest historical centers in Central Asia. In Tajikistan, you can explore the main cities. In Kyrgyzstan, you can enjoy the beauty of Central Tien-Shan Mountains and see cultural complex situated on Great Silk Road passed through Kyrgyzstan.


Program:


Day Itinerary: Meals Accommodation
1 Uzbekistan: Tashkent- Bukhara
Arrive in Tashkent airport in early morning, transfer to the hotel. Tashkent is the cosmopolitan city in the heart of Central Asia, the crossroad of different cultures. Breakfast at local café. Start tour in capital of Uzbekistan:
− Hast Imam Complex consisting of Khazrat Imam Mosque, Barak Khan Madrasah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Tilla Sheikh Mosque; and Museum of Koran of Caliph Othman from 7th c.;
− Tashkent Metro;
− Independence Square,
− Victory Monument,
− Romanov Palace,
− Amir Temur Square;
− Museum of Applied Arts;
Transfer to railway station for the overnight train to Bukhara. (550km) Night on board. Meals: breakfast.
B-- Night in train.
2 Bukhara
Breakfast at hotel. Bukhara is known as Central Asia’s most ancient living city, as Morocco in the Middle East, explore gems of Islamic Monumental heritage in Central Asia. City tour:
− Citadel Ark,
− Bolo Khauz Mosque,
− ChashmaAyub Mausoleum
− The “pearl of the east” Mausoleum of Samanids
− Kalon Mosque;
− Kalon Minaret;
− Mir Arab Madrasah;
− Toki Zargaron – cupola of jewelers,
− Abdulla khan Tim – a center of silk trade;
Overnight in Bukhara. Meals: breakfast.
B - - Modarihon hotel 3*
3 Bukhara
Breakfast at hotel. Continue city tour:
− Summer Palace of Last Rulers of Bukhara Emirate;
− Bahautdin Nakshband Complex, pilgrimage site for Muslims, Chor Bakr Necropolis, Chor Minor Madrasah;
Free time to explore on your own. Overnight in the hotel. Meals: breakfast
B - - Modarihon hotel 3*
4 Bukhara - Smarkand (280 km, 4 – 5 hrs)
Breakfast at hotel. Drive to Samarkand by old Silk Route. En route photo stop at 12th c Caravanserai and Sardoba remains. City tour in the former capital of the Great Empire of Tamerlane, the place which attracted Alexander the Great, Marco Polo, and other thousand visitors around the world.
− Gur-Emir mausoleum,
− Registan Square consisting of Ulugbek Madrassah, SherdorMadrassah and Tilla-Kari Madrassah.
− Museum of History based at mansion of Kalantarov;
Overnight in Samarkand. Meals: breakfast.
B - - Malika Prime 3*
5 Smarkand Breakfast at hotel.
− Museum of Ulugbek’s observatory;
− Shakhi-Zinda Necropolis,
− Bibi-Khanum Mosque
− Siyab bazaar;
− Mausoleum of Saint Daniel;
Overnight at hotel.
B - - Malika Prime 3*
6 Samarkand – Penjikent – Dushanbe (Tajikistan) Breakfast. Transfer to Penjikent border point “Jar Tepo” (45 km) Pick up at Uzbek-Tajik border (check point Jar Tepo, Tajik side of the border) – cross the border on foot- than by car via Penjikent to Dushanbe (from the border to Dushanbe is about 255 km 4-5 hours). Road goes through the mountains of Zarafshan Rage to Dushanbe. Visiting of museum (the museum is open until 16:00). Evening walks along the streets of Dushanbe, Ismoili Somoni monument, Rudaki park, White House, Parliament, Flagpole. Overnight in hotel. B - - Hotel 3*
7 Dushanbe - Kalaykhumb By car Dushanbe-Kulyab-Shurabad-Kalaykhumb (about 380 km). Overnight home stay, about 9-10 hrs in the car, overnight home stay B, L, D Home Stay
8 Kalaykhumb - Khorog By car Kalaykhumb - Rushan -Khorog (about 240 km, 6-7 hrs in the car), overnight guest house. During the way is possible to see Panj River, beautiful nature, local settlements (kishlak). Short city tour in Khorog Pamirs Botanical garden. Overnight hotel or guest house B, L, D Home Stay
9 Khorog - Lyangar By car Khorog- GarmChashma Thermal Springs – Ishkashim – Bibi Fatima Thermal Springs and ruins of Yamchun Zoroastrian Fortress (II B.C.)- Lyangar Village (just opposite Wakhan Corridor from Afghan Side), overnight home stay B, L, D Home Stay
10 Lyangar - Murgab By car Murgab – Kyzyl Art Pass (Tajik-Kyrgyz border, end of our service at Tajik border’s check point) – Allay Valley – Sarytash Settlement – Osh. Overnight in Home Stay B, LB, D Home Stay
11 Murgab – Osh (Kyrgyzstan) By car Murgab – Kyzyl Art Pass (Tajik-Kyrgyz border, end of our service at Tajik border’s check point) – Allay Valley – Sarytash Settlement – Osh. Overnight in Home Stay. B, LB, D Home Stay
12 Osh town Breakfast. City tour: visit Suleiman-Too (X cen.), Mountain Takht-Sulaiman. At the foot of the mountains are the most famous mosque of the city (the mausoleum Asaf ibn Burhiya (XI-XVII cen), a mosque-Abdullakhan Rawat (XVII - XVIII cen), the mosque of Mohammed Yusuf Bayhodzhi oglu (1909 years). Madrassas Alymbek Paravanchi Datca, madrassas Muhamedboy Turk Hal Muratbaev are magnificent examples of the Fergana architectural and construction of the school. Afternoon continue city tour: See the Mosque of Shahid-Tepa,; memorial complex "Evening light" Lunch in the local restaurant. Monuments: VI Lenin, Toktogul Satylganov, Abdykadyrova, Sultan Ibraimov, Orozbekova Kurmanjan Datca Alisher Navoi. Accommodation in the CBT Home Stay. B, D Family Home Stay
13 Osh town – Arslanbob Breakfast. Transfer to Arslanob walnut region vis Ozgen twon and Jalal-Abad (175 km, 3-4 hrs). On th way visits Cultural Complex Ozgen Minaret Tower (X-XI AD). Lunch stop in Jalal Abad town. Arrival in Arslanbob and lunch in local family. Arslanbob is well known with it’s walnut forests and history says that Alexdre the Great has been in this area and took walnut seeds to Greece and after that it took the name of Greece nuts in the market nowadays. You can see local traditions and customs deeply which is totally different from the north part of the country. Afternoon you can visit waterfalls which is sacred place for locals. Dinner and accommodation in local traditional family. B, D Family Home Stay
14 Arslanbob – Sary Chelek Lake Breakfast. Transfer to Sary Chelek (170 km, 3 hrs). Sary Chelek is one of the beautiful lake located in Nature Reserve and it is reach with flora and fauna of the walnut fruits forests and alpine landscape. Here you can have an interesting motor boat excursion on the lake. Lunch and dinner in local Home Stay. Accommodation in local Home Stay. B, D Family Home Stay
15 Sary Chelek – Chychkan Gorge Breakfast. Drive to Chychkan Gorge (450 km, 7 hrs) via Toktogul water reserve and along the biggest Naryn River which forms Syr Darya in Uzbekistan. Overnight in the Guest House in Chychkan Gorge. B - D Guest House
16 Chychkan Gorge – Suusamyr – Bishkek (251 km, 4 hrs) Breakfast. Drive to Bishkek via Suusamyr valley, 4 hrs. Lunch in Bishkek. Check-in the hotel. Refresh and free time for rest and walking surround. Overnight in the hotel 3*. Meals: breakfast B - - Discovery Hotel 3*
17 Bishkek Free day in Bishkek for City tour and explore the capital city by your own. Accommodation in Bishkek. B - - Discovery Hotel 3*
18 Flight to home country Breakfast. Check out. Transfer to the airport.


Package Uzbekistan + Tajikistan + Kyrgyzstan, 18 days 2 4 6 8 10 12 Single Supplement
Uzbekistan, 5 nights 670 USD 650 USD 630 USD 610 USD 590 USD 570 USD $100
Tajikistan, 5 nights 1 150 USD 783 USD 658 USD 725 USD 725 USD 655 USD $35
Kyrgyzstan, 7 nights 884 USD 649 USD 505 USD 433 USD 390 USD 362 USD $30
Total for 17 nights /18 days 2 704 USD 2 082 USD 1 793 USD 1 768 USD 1 705 USD 1 587 USD $165

Program price includes:


Uzbek Part:


Services included:

  1. Accommodation based on double room share at 3 star hotels
    • - Tashkent-Bukhara - night in train
    • - Bukhara - Modarihon hotel 3*, Rangrez Hotel 3* or equal level
    • - Samarkand - Malika Prime 3* or equal level
    • - Baysun – Home Stay
  2. Meals: breakfast
  3. Transportation on comfortable a/c minibus - MIDIBUS MITSUBISHI FUSO (20 seater) or TOYOTA Hiece 14 seater
  4. 4 berth class ticket on train to Bukhara from Tashkent
  5. Domestic flight ticket Tashkent – Bukhara
  6. German speaking ESCORT tour guide
  7. Visa Invitation letter (LOI) for Uzbek visa
  8. Entrance tickets to historical sights, monuments and museums
  9. Mineral water
  10. Memorable souvenirs

Not Included:

  • - International flight to Tashent
  • - Domestic flight Tashkent – Bukhara if desire to fly – 85 USD per person
  • - Consular visa fee for Uzbek visa
  • - Lunch and dinner
  • - Camera/Photo charges
  • - Personal expenses
  • - Tips and gratuities, Portage

Notes:

  • - Road from Samarkand to Dushanbe is under complete reconstruction and driving will be long and slower that’s why we planned to make a 1 night stop between Smarkand and Dushanbe in Baysun village instead of Denau.

Tajikistan Part

Services included:

  1. Accommodation based on double room share as mentioned in the program
    • - Dushanbe: Kayon or Poytaht hotel
  2. Meals: full board
  3. Transportation on Jeeps 4 WD by Toyata / Rexton - maximum 4 persons in the car (1 person near the driver and 3 persons at backseat) with the luggage)
  4. English speaking ESCORT tour guide
  5. Entrance tickets to historical sights, monuments and museums
  6. Bottled water 1 ltr per person per day
  7. All VAT and local taxes

Not Included:

  • - Tourist visa – 20 USD + GBAO permit (directly in Tajik embassy abroad);
  • - Camera/Photo charges
  • - Personal expenses
  • - Medical insurance policy

Notes:

  • - Accommodation at the city (Dushanbe) is at the “normal” hotels with “standard” facilities (hot water, toilet etc)
  • - Accommodation at the countryside - Sanitary conditions are basic and on 2 persons and more in 1 room could be in Home Stays.
  • - Accommodation in Home Stay in Pamir area might be on the floor. Necessary to be ready – especially if staying in private guesthouse (home stay) in the countryside for the absence of hot and running water and (squat) pit toilets which is as a rule out of the home’s building, at the garden… In some guesthouses (home stay) there are beds, in some – just mattresses on the floor and all member of the group can sleep all together in one big room on the floor…
  • - About sleeping bag. It is recommended you to have your own (personal) sleeping bag, because mountain road is very unpredictable. Besides, we can not give you 100 % guaranty that mattresses at the home stay will be ideally clean, that is why better to put their own sleeping bag to this mattress… The same situation with towels
  • - About electricity. In theory, accommodation places in the countryside have electricity. But it does not mean “automatically” that in practice it’ll be so… Sometimes there is the problem with electricity in some places but it is very unpredictable….

Kyrgyzstan Part


Services included:

  1. Accommodation based on double room share in Home Stay/Hotel/Guest Houses
  2. Meals as mentioned in the program
  3. Transportation on comfortable a/c transport
  4. German / English speaking ESCORT tour guide
  5. Entrance tickets to historical sights, monuments and museums
  6. Bottled water 1,5 ltr per person per day
  7. Memorable souvenirs
  8. All local taxes

Not Included:

  • - Lunch and dinner – 13 USD per person per day
  • - Camera/Photo charges
  • - Personal expenses
  • - Medical insurance policy

Notes:

  • In case of early check-in on day 1, extra night for the accommodation is charged
  • It is recommended to have warm closes due to cool weather in mountain area.
  • Four or five star hotels can be arranged by request, but the program price will be changed accordingly.
  • Suggested program can be changed or individualized according to your interests
  • Payment for agreed and confirm package should be made not less than 20 days prior to tourist group arrival as per invoice

Booking / Payment

We book agreed tour package and services after clients confirmation. To guarantee booking we apply to make prepayment within 5 days after all services booked and confirmed. Balance can be paid upon arrival.

Cancellations and charges

- There is no cancellation charge for confirmed booking made 15 days prior to arrival, but any actual expenses incurred relating to documents such as visa support, permits, or any other necessary official paperwork, have to be paid.

- There is cancellation charge of 10% of booking amount for cancellations made less 15 days of arrival date

- There is cancellation charge of 50% of booking amount for cancellations made less 3 days before arrival date.