Silk Road Tour 2

Silk Road: Tour 2, Silk Road tours 

Silk Road: Tour 2
Days of tour: 12
Countries: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
Places: Almaty - Charyn - Karakol - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor - Son Kul - Chon Kemin - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent

Day 1: Almaty
In the first day of the tour the guests find themselves in the southern capital of Kazakhstan, Almaty. Today you are going to visit the famous Green Bazaar, which tends to be the place where lots of goods, of completely various kinds can be bought. Do not forget to bargain here! Then we are going to see the inspiring views of Panfilov Park and Zenkov Cathedral. At the same time the sites which are of great recommendation for visiting being in Kazakhstan are the Medeo gorge, The Kok Tobe hill. The first one is peculiar for being the famous skating rink, the second opens us the wonderful views of panorama.  Also, here it is possible to buy souvenirs, as the shops are located here. The day ends with the night in the hotel, after the guests have enjoyed the ride on the cableway of Almaty.

Day 2: Almaty - Charyn - Kegen border - Karakol
This day is known to be going along the Charyn canyon. Kazakhstan is also peculiar for being the country, where there is an abundance of natural sightseeing, and in this case the canyon is our point of destination. Here you can immerse in past times, the past epochs. The slopes of the mountains of the canyon get to be at the height of 150-300m above sea level. Today the locals name it as "Red Castles Valley" and consider the canyon emerged due to wind and water influence. In order to get here it is necessary to pass the way of 400km, and then in the evening make a way to the border of Kazakhstan with Kyrgyzstan. Passing the Kyrgyz border the guests get to Karakol and spend the night in the guesthouse.

Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
We offer everyone who in Kyrgyzstan travel along the mountains, as here there is a striking opportunity to fall in love with nature. Today it is the place of Jeti Oguz which we pass getting closer to the Kochkor village. This is the natural formation of rocks of red color and resembling literally the bulls standing in the row. Close to it the Broken Heart Mountain can be visited. Then you find the way to the Bokonbaeva village. Eagle hunting show is made here for the guests from other countries to come here and enjoy the views of king-like birds hunting hares and foxes. The night will be in the homestay.

Day 4: Kochkor - Son Kul
The Kochkor village is the point of starting tour to the Son Kul Lake. This lake is said to be one of the most picturesque, brilliant lakes of Kyrgyzstan. Located at the height of 3016above sea level, it is the perfect location for the guests to have rest and relax. The valleys are sites for cattle to stay here, the pastures are right for them to walk. The locals live here in the traditional dwellings, yurts, and they are ready to tell all of the details of the history of the country and all of the places. The night will be in the yurt.

Day 5:  Son Kul - Kochkor - Chon Kemin
In order to get to the Chon Kemin village, it is required to pass and travel the Kochkor village, the gorge and of course Kalmak Ashuu Pass. Basically the way will be going along 3225m above sea level. In this village the guests are able to witness the process of creation traditional carpets. And also being in Kyrgyzstan in this village you are free to visit the museum of handicraft. Here pay attention to elements of the past times and the decorations. The night will be in the house of the Kyrgyz family.

Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
The tour to Chon Kemin is always made by the wanderers with highly inspired feelings. The trip is made by the guests who are able to ride horses for about 3 hours. The tour in the mountains will be made with the stops for viewing the king-like mountains. At the same time the guests will have lunch, and then the way to Bishkek. In this case they pass the Burana Tower, created in the 11th century. The balbals surround the tower, also named as the stone warriors protecting the land and the people. Then we get to the way towards capital. The night will be in the hotel.

Day 7: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
Kyrgyzstan is famous for being an amazing location of pure natural landscapes. But first in Bishkek we travel along Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic. Then we make a visit of the Ala Archa gorge, the site known for paved paths and mountains for climbing. In the past it was prohibited to wander here, and only highly honored people were able to stay here. The night will be in the hotel.

Day 8: Bishkek - Tashkent
Uzbekistan is our next point which we visit in our tour. The guests arrive at Tashkent International Airport. The representative of our company meets you in order to provide the city tour. Right here the guests take a way along the Independence square, which was erected in honor of the victory in WW2. Then all can take a ride of the Tashkent metro, the first line of which was set in 1977. The next point of the trip can be made along Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. The guides will inform you about all of the peculiar legends and myths. The night will be in the hotel.

Day 9: Tashkent - Samarkand (train)   
Uzbekistan is also known for Samarkand, as the city to which it is possible to get on train. The guests are informed of it being the site, one of the largest ones in the country, named as Babylon or Rome. Today the guests will be the ones to travel along Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. The square is peculiar for being the location of 3 Madrasahs, dating back to 15-17th century. Then we mention the wonderful Shakhi-Zindeh, with the amazing collection of mausoleums, which were the part of the UNESCO Heritage list. The night will be in the hotel.

Day 10: Samarkand - Bukhara (morning train)   
Early in the morning the wanderers of Uzbekistan travel to Bukhara. This is the building, dating back to the 4th century. It is said to be named as Citadel Ark by the locals. Lots of dynasties of Bukhara Empire found the home in the walls of the tower. The mausoleum of the Samanids epoch are said to show the pictures of 9-10th century. Visiting the destination of Chashma Ayub you are able to witness the columns, and the domes. Also, all along the tour everyone is able to get to Lyabi House Ensemble, Poi Kalon complex, Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah - all of the buildings being of 12-16th centuries. The night will be in the hotel.

Day 11: Bukhara - Tashkent (flight or train)
Taking a way to Tashkent from Bukhara, the boarders in Uzbekistan need to take a train or plane. There will be various sites visited during the tour, as Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, the location known to be of the love of the Muslim pilgrimages. Then we witness the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi, Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. All of the complexes are said to be of different styles. The complexes bear legends of their existence. And during the way the guides will tell all of the myths, along with the true facts of their existence. After the excursion, the day ends with the hotel order in Tashkent.

Day 12: Tashkent - Departure
In the hotel you will be offered the breakfast and the next destination is the Tashkent international airport.

Transport in KZ:
02 pax - Sedan
04-10 pax- Mercedes Sprinter (14 seats) 

Transport in KG:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter 

Transport in UZ:
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus

Hotels 3*,
Price per person: 
02 pax - 1 815 $
04 pax - 1 260 $
06 pax - 1 005 $
08 pax - 925 $
10 pax - 840 $
Single - 175 $

Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 45 $ 

Hotels 4*,
Price per person: 
02 pax - 1 985 $
04 pax - 1 430 $
06 pax - 1 175 $
08 pax - 1 095 $
10 pax - 1 010 $
Single - 275 $

Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in -70 $ 

Half board - 150 $
Full board - 290 $

Entrance fees - 40 $ (*with escort guide only)

Supplement for escort guide in UZ - 220 $ per group

Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3* / "KazZhol" Hotel 4*
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*/ "Plaza" Hotel 4*
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*/ "Ramada" Hotel 4*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*/ "Diyora" Hotel 4*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*/ "Omar Khayam" Hotel 4*
- Train tickets
- Mineral water supply
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge
- English speaking guides in KZ, KG
- English speaking local guides in UZ
- Entrances to all museums in KZ, KG

Service does not include:
- Meals
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- Entrances to all museums in UZ