Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan - Kazakhstan

?Route: TashkentSamarkandBukharaTashkentFergana Valley – Osh – Chichkan gorge – Son-Kul lake – Djety Oguz gorge – AlmatyTashkent

Duration: 13nights/14 days


Brief description:

This is a marvelous tour for those who is fond of nature and antiquity. The tour combines three countries of Central Asia: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan. Having seen the world renowned monuments of Samarkand and Bukhara with their turquoise domes and slim minarets in Uzbekistan and crossed a hot desert and the blossoming Fergana valley - along the serpentine road of passes, you will reach the wonderful mountain lake Song-Kul in Kirgizstan (3100 m above sea level). Next step is passing through the western shore of Issyk-Kul and the well known Charyn canyon, then to Almaty (the southern capital of Kazakhstan) and Tashkent. You will never forget views of these beautiful mountain landscapes and meeting with hospitable local people such as herdsmen and craftsmen.

 

Program:

Day 1 - Arrival in Tashkent

Arrival in Tashkent. Check in to the hotel. Sightseeing in Tashkent: The old city  -  Barak-Khan madrassa (XVI c.) - Kaffal-al-Shashi Mazar –  Kukeldash madrassah (XVIII)  -  Museum of Applied Art  -  Square of Independence  -  The building of National Theatre of opera and ballet.

 

Day 2 - Tashkent - Samarkand (330 km = 5 h)


Half day sightseeing in Tashkent: The old part of the city  -  Barak-Khan Madrassah (XVI c.) - Kaffal-al-Shashi Mazar –  Kukeldash Madrassah (XVIII)  -  Museum of Applied Art  -  Independence square  -  The building of National Theatre of opera and ballet.

Afternoon departure for Samarkand. Arrival and check in to the hotel.

 

Day 3

Samarkand

Full day sightseeing in Samarkand: Registan Square (XVII c, Registan is an architectural complex circled by 3 main buildings: Ulugbek Madrasah, Sherdor Madrasah and Tillya Kari Mosque)  -  Guri-Emir mausoleum  -   Ulugbek Observatory (XV c) - Bibi–Khanum Mosque (XV c) -  Architectural ensemble Shakhi-Zinda (XII – XV cc).

Day 4 - Samarkand – Bukhara (280 = 4,5 h)

Morning departure for Bukhara. Arrival in Bukhara, check in to the hotel. Afternoon sightseeing in Bukhara including Kalon ensemble, Miri-Arab madrassah, Magoki-Attori mosque, Ulugbek madrassah and Abdulazizkhan, trade domes, Lyabi Hauz complex, Chor-Minor madrassah.

 

Day 5 - Bukhara – Tashkent

Full day sightseeing in Bukhara includes Samani dynasty mausoleum, Arc Fortress, Chashma-Ayub, summer residence of Bukhara Emir “Sitorai-Mokhikhosa”. Night train to Tashkent.

 

Day 6 - Tashkent – Fergana (330 km = 5 h) – Kokand – Rishtan – Fergana

Arrival in Tashkent. Departure for Fergana. Half day sightseeing in Kokand including Khudoyarkhan`s palace (XVI c) and Rishtan - ceramic workshop of Rustam Usmanov. Way back to Fergana.

 

Day 7 - Fergana – Margilan – Osh (95 km = 1,5 h)

Half day sightseeing in Margilan includes the Silk Factory "Edgorlik". Departure for Osh. Half day sightseeing including Jayma Bazaar, Suleiman Too (Solomon Mountain) with its 16th century Asaf-bin-Burhia mausoleum, Prophet Salamon mosque, Rabat Abdullakhan mosque, 5-6 thousand year old petrogliphs and historical museum.

 

Day 8 - Osh - Chichkan gorge (400 km)

Transfer to Chichkan gorge. Overnight in ancient hut.

 

Day 9 - Chichkan gorge - Son-Kul lake (250 km)

Transfer to Son - Kul lake. Overnight in yurts.

 

Day 10 - Son-Kul lake - Djety Oguz gorge (375 km)

Transfer to Djety Oguz gorge. Overnight in yurts.

 

Day 11 - Djety Oguz gorge

Walking along Djety Oguz. Overnight in yurts.

 

Day 12 - Djety Oguz gorge - Almaty (385 km)

Transfer to Almaty with the sightseeing in Charyn canyon.

 

Day 13 - Almaty

Full day sightseeing in Almaty including the park of 28 Panfilov`s guardsmen, the wooden cathedral St. Nicalo`s, the museum of National Musical instruments, alpine skating-ring Medeo, Kok-Tube hill, local bazaar.

 

Day 14 - Almaty - Tashkent (120 km)

Departure for Tashkent. Free time. Transfer to airport.

 

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