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16 Day Silk Road Explorer: Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan

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Travel back in time alone the ancient Silk Road. This 16 day journey takes you on a tour of Uzbekistan and Kyrgystan. Uzbekistan boasts ancient legendary cities with many historical and architectural monuments, while Krygystan is defined by its mountainous, natural beauty.

the tour

Travel back in time alone the ancient Silk Road. This 16 day journey takes you on a tour of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Uzbekistan has a rich history, spanning several thousand years. It boasts ancient legendary cities with many historical and architectural monuments. You will explore cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Tashkent. With its diverse culture, Uzbekistan and its people have a very unique and traditional way of life. For many centuries, Uzbekistan was a center for trade in the heart of the Great Silk Road, one of the favourite places for caravans, traders and tourists hundreds of years ago.

You will also travel through stunning Kyrgyzstan. With its vast landscapes, Kyrgyzstan is defined by its mountainous, natural beauty. Here we will meet local families and enjoy the warm Krygy hospitality. A memorable experience is an overnight stay in a traditional yurt camp. As well as meeting a local eagle hunter. The eagle hunters use age-old methods to train their deadly predators on the edge of Issyk-Kul Lake. Demonstrating natures raw power!

INCLUSIONS

Our tour of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan comes fully escorted. Includes a professional English speaking guide. 15 nights accommodation, as well as a traditional Yurt stay. All transport including high speed train tickets and two domestic flights. Tours depart with a minimum of 4 and are capped at maximum 10 people for small group touring. Plus, we have departure dates are set until the end of 2022. Secure your next tour to Central Asia with our interest free payment plans. See our terms for more details or give our friendly team a call.

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Itinerary

DAY 1: Arrive Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

When you arrive in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, your local guide and driver who provide services in your language meet you with name board at Bishkek (Manas) International Airport. We will start our excursion from the capital, Bishkek city, located at an altitude 750 meters above sea level. City tour will start from visiting:

➢ Victory Square, Oak Park

➢ Central Ala-Too Square

➢ The History Museum

➢ National Philharmonic

➢ Other interesting sightseeing places

LUNCH: After visiting all these places, we will go for a lunch in national restaurant. We will try origin Kyrgyz cousins. After we will continue our city tour and we will visit:

➢ Asian Bazaar. There you can find many interesting things. Then we drive to hotel to take the rest. About 19:00 o`clock we go for dinner in one of the best local restaurants. Transfer to the hotel for check in and stay overnight at the hotel.

MEALS: Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Bishkek

DAY 2: Bishkek ~ Karakol (400km)

After having breakfast, check out the hotel. Then, we will transfer to Karakol town in Issyk Kul region. The town is located in the eastern part of the region, at an altitude of 1690-1850 meters above sea level. The distance from Bishkek city – 400 km. There we will visit:

➢ Dungan mosque and a wooden Russian Orthodox Church of the 19th century.

➢ The museum of Mikhail Prjevalsky

➢ National park.

LUNCH: We will have a lunch on the way Night in guesthouse. After completing excursion, we will transfer to the hotel for check in and take the rest DINNER – at the national restaurant, then transfer to the hotel for staying overnight.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Karakol

DAY 3: Karakol ~ Altyn Arashan ~ Karakol (12km)

After having breakfast, transfer to Altyn- Arashan (Golden Spring) is located at 3000 meters high. Most of this territory belongs to the state nature reserve Arashan. The road is difficult. Resort “Altyn- Arashan” is located in the area of alpine meadows. It got its name because of the unique thermal springs. There we will have picnic. Then we will come back to Karakol.

➢ Transfer to Altyn Arashan

➢ Hiking

LUNCH: Picnic in the nature

➢ Transfer to Karakol

After completing excursion, we will transfer to the hotel for taking the rest. DINNER – at the national restaurant, then transfer to the hotel for staying overnight.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Karakol

DAY 4: Karakol ~ Jety Oghuz ~ Kochkor (320km)

After having breakfast, we will drive to Jeti Oguz gorge. It’s famous for its red rocks formations that have a name Seven Bulls – Jeti Oguz. Also you will see there the Broken Heart Mountain. Then we continue our trip, breaking in Bokonbaeva village, where we will meet a local eagle- hunter. At the Kochkorka village we will meet a family that will show you the way of how national woolen felt carpets are produced. You will also get to visit a small handicraft museum there. They have many examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolves, horse saddle decorations, carpets and more.

➢ Hiking

➢ Jeti Oguz gorge

➢ Broken Heart Mountain

LUNCH: We will have a lunch on the way

➢ A local eagle-hunter

➢ Woollen felt carpets

➢ A small handicraft museum

After completing excursion transfer to the local house to take the rest. DINNER: at the local house and stay overnight at the local house.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Kochkor

DAY 5: Kochkor ~ Song Kul Yurt Camp (140km)

After having breakfast, we will transfer to the second largest lake in Kyrgyzstan, Son Kul. This lake is situated at an altitude of 3013 meters above sea level. We will have a break in Kochkor village where you will spend some time with a family that will show you the producing of their national carpet. Then, we will go to Son-Kul Lake. The maximum depth of the lake is 13.2 meters. The average water temperature is -3.5 ° C, and in summer, the water warms up to 11 ° C. The temperature of the lake in winter drops to -20 ° C. 200 days a year, the lake is nestled in the snow so swimming is almost impossible! LUNCH: We will have a lunch along the way.

➢ Son Kul

➢ Leisure time

➢ The producing of our national carpet

Enjoy a local dinner at the yurt camp and stay overnight in these traditional dwellings. A fabulous experience.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: Yurt Camp

DAY 6: Song Kul ~ Bishkek (330km)

After having breakfast at the yurt camp, we will transfer to Bishkek. And we will pass along Kara Keche which is 3384m. Bishkek is located at an altitude 750 meters above sea level. We will have a lunch along the way. Upon arrival, check in to hotel and enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Bishkek

DAY 7: Bishkek ~ Osh (Flight) ~ Dostlik Border of Fergana (Uzbekistan) ~ Margilan ~ Rishtan ~ Kokand

After the breakfast transfer to Manas International Airport in Bishkek for the flight at 07:00. In the direction of Bishkek-Osh at (08:00 to 08:45).

In Osh city, you will have a walk and will get to visit famous and special places:

➢ Suleiman Mountain: Suleiman Too (Solomon’s Mountain) is situated in the city center and it is considered a place of pilgrimage for local Muslims, because according to the legend, biblical prophet Solomon (Suleiman, in the Koran) was buried at the foot of it.

➢ Asian Bazaar: It is not a real city tour without visiting our Asian Bazaar. We will show it to you today and you will be able to take many photos there.

Transfer to the “Dostlik” border. It is 48km faraway about 1hour from Osh till “Dostlik” border of Fergana valley (Uzbekistan). Border formalities. WELCOME TO UZBEKISTAN!!! When you cross “Dostlik” border of Fergana region, in Uzbekistan, your local guide and driver who provide services in your language meet you with name board and take you to Margilan city in Fergana region and start city tour:

➢ “YODGORLIK” SILK FACTORY: Our famous adras and satin fabrics, which are made by hand from pure silk and cotton raw materials, are famous in every corner of the world. Even on the catwalks in Paris, our fabrics, which have their fans, come from here. They are of high quality, natural, pleasant to the human body, and the beautiful design will captivate you.

➢ MARGILAN BAZAR: It goes without saying that magnificent Margilan market, like our national bazaars in the other cities, will bring you huge interest. The reason is that the eastern markets are always of interest to the people of the world, and you are attracted by the delicacies and the noisy markets with the sellers who invite you.

➢ RISHTAN CERAMICS CENTRE: It is vital not to forget to mention that Rishtan is famous for its magnificent ceramics not only in Uzbekistan, but also in the Central Asia and abroad. There are more than 100 potters in Rishtan, who have mastered the art of pottery, and the tradition of pottery has been passed down from generation to generation. After completing excursion transfer to ancient city of Kokand, one of the main crossroads of the Great Silk Road and carry on city tour:

➢ KHUDOYAR KHAN PALACE – URDA (19th centuary): Like the Bukhara emirs, the ruler of the Kokand khanate built a large castle for himself. This huge palace, which was built in its time, still gives a special beauty and charm to the city of Kokand.

➢ JUMA MOSQUE (19th century): The Kokand mosque consists of a wide veranda with 98 wooden columns and a minaret. The upper part is decorated with muqarnas columns and the awning ceiling is decorated with Islamic and girih patterns, adding to the splendour of the mosque.

➢ “DAKHMA-I-SHAKHAN” ROYAL CEMETERY (19th century): It is a complex where the rulers of Kokand and their descendants are buried. It is also a place visited by local pilgrims; After completing the city tour, transfer to the hotel for check in and take the rest before dinner.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Kokand

DAY 8: Kokand ~ Tashkent (238km)

After having breakfast, check out the hotel and transfer to Tashkent city. On the way, we will visit a local restaurant for lunch. Then we turn our caravan route to Tashkent city. On our road, there is an opportunity to stop for a while at “Bread bazaar”, where you can discover unique and tasty 10 different baked bread and dry full of vitamin natural dry fruits. Arrival to Tashkent city over the day and transfer to the hotel for check in and take the rest for a while before dinner. DINNER – at the national Uzbek restaurant and transfer to the hotel for staying overnight.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Tashkent

DAY 9: Tashkent

After the breakfast, we will start our excursion from the capital, Tashkent city, which includes old and modern parts:

➢ KHASTI IMAM ENSEMBLE (16th-20th centuries): Kaffal Shashi tomb, Barakhan and Muyi muborak madrasahs *(madrasah – a school of Islam religion), Namazgah va Juma mosques. This shrine has a special place in the Islamic world, where the Holy Qur’an manuscript * (7th century), written by Caliph ‘Uthman, which is very vital for the Muslim people, is preserved in almost complete and original form.

➢ CHARSU BAZAAR: You will discover oriental style huge and beautiful domed bazaar of Tashkent city and enjoy from Uzbek products.

➢ TASHKENT UNDERGROUND: It is a magical world in the underground. The reason is that each station is designed based on a special work of art, and the decoration of each station in terms of artistic architecture symbolically reflects the name of the station.

➢(stations: Kosmonavtlar (Astronauts), Alisher Navoiy, Paxtakor and Mustaqillik Maydoni (Independence square)).

➢ BROADWAY:Iit is located in the centre of Tashkent city and it is favourite place of Tashkent youths. While walking through Broadway you come across local artists, street singers and many more entertainments. (Amir Temur square, 1st Uzbekistan hotel and Palace of Forums, Twin clock towers, the first gymnasium in Tashkent are observed from outside)

➢ It is high time to discover Amir Temur and Timurids museum.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Tashkent

DAY 10: Tashkent ~ Urgench, Khiva

After having breakfast, check out the hotel at 06:30 and transfer to Tashkent local airport to the morning flight in the direction of Tashkent – Urgench route. Departure and arrival times: 07:40-09:10. Arrival in Urgench and transfer to Khiva by transport (Urgench-Khiva 30km.). We will start our journey through the ancient city known as “A Thousand and One Nights” Khiva, an integral part of ancient Khorezm, the homeland of Algebra. Today, we start our excursion with the discovery of the Ichan Kala (inner fortress, 10th-19th centuries) complex in Khiva, which occupies an area of 26 hectares and it was surrounded by a thick and high fortress wall. In addition, it is also known as the “open-air museum city”:

➢MUHAMMAD AMIN-KHAN MADRASAH AND KALTA MINOR MINARET: The largest madrasah in Khiva was built by Khiva khan Muhammad Aminkhan, next to it, the Kalta Minor Minaret took place, which attracted everyone with its wonderful colours and appearance.

➢KUNYA-ARK CITADEL: One of the oldest and most beautiful eye catching buildings in Khiva is the Khan’s Palace, which is divided into four courtyards. By visiting this ruler’s residence, you will discover with your own eyes how the rulers of the past lived in those times.

➢OK SHAYKH BABA TERESSA: Allows you to observe the whole beauty of Khiva in the form of a panorama and it is a great chance to take great photos.

➢MUHAMMAD RAHIM-KHAN (FERUZ) MADRASAH: It was built by the order of one of the most revered khans of Khiva, and it is also one of the most beautiful madrassas in the city and it consists of a mosque, a porch, a classroom, a library and rooms.

➢FRIDAY MOSQUE: It is known as one of the first mosques built in Central Asia (10th-18th centuries). It will amaze you with its 227 unique wooden pillars and you will not come across such a unique mosque anywhere else in the world.

➢TACH KHAOULI PALACE AND KHAN`S KHARAM: It was built by the order of Khiva khan Allakulikhan and it consists of 3 courtyards and 111 rooms: Arz courtyard, Ishrat courtyard, Kharam. The kharam part of the palace is also unique in that it is decorated with ornaments and woodcarvings. The kharam caused the huge interests for all tourists as it involves 5 separate porches (for the khan and his 4 wives), from which to the rooms are entered through the corridors.

➢ALLAKULI KHAN CARAVANSERAI: As Khiva was an important city at the Great Silk Road, caravanserais (caravanserai – an ancient structure of the hotel where caravans stop, exchange products, eat foods and spend a night) played a very important role, and such a historic place is still used for trade, which makes a tremendous impression on you.

➢THE MADRASAH AND MINARET OF ISLAM KHOJA: Islam Khoja was an important prime minister in the history of Khiva, and you will get fascinating more information about madrasah and minaret named after him as well as his contributions to Khiva.

➢PAKHLAVAN MAKHMUD MAUSOLEUM: It was built for honour of the great philosopher, poet, philosopher, scientist, and wrestler, master of fur and hats maker Pakhlavan Mahmud. Moreover, it is impossible not to amaze you charmingly built mausoleums.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Khiva

DAY 11: Khiva ~ Bukhara (460km Train)

After having breakfast, check out the hotel, at 08:00 transfer to Khiva railway station for taking your seats on train in the direction of Khiva-Bukhara route. Departure and arrival times: 08: 30-13: 20. Arrival to Bukhara (Kagan) railway station and transfer to the ancient city of Bukhara-i-Sharif. By the way, Bukhara is the homeland of Avicenna (Ibn Sina), known as one of the greatest figures in the field of medicine known to the world. After placing belongings in the hotel, we will start our excursion through the ancient city of Bukhara:

➢ LYABI-KHAUZ ENSEMBLE (16th-17th centuries): Lyabi Havuz pool, Nadir Divan- begi khanakah and madrasah, Kukaldash madrasah is the most well liked place of local and foreign tourists as ancient eye-catching buildings influence positively to everyone. Originally, an open market square was exist in the site of this historic architectural complex. Later, large pool was dug in the middle of the square, surrounded by stones, and it has always been popular among the people. LUNCH – at the national Uzbek restaurant.

➢ ANCIENT AND ORIENTAL DOMED MARKETS (16th-17th): Toqi sarrafon (dome of exchanging currency)–it was the main mall for exchanging currency. Toqi telpakfurushon (trading dome of hats) – a domed building for the manufacture and sale of hats. Tim Abdulla Khan trading dome – the largest trading dome in Bukhara. Toqi zargaron (trading dome of jewellers) — it is a mall for the sale of jewels. Taqi Zargaron is the largest and most complex dome among others in Bukhara.

➢ ULUGBEK AND ABDULAZIZ KHAN MADRASAHS (15th-17th centuries): They are architectural monuments whose decorations were made with high art and artisanship. The large portal is adorned with elegant and rare tile curry patterns.

Enjoy an exclusive dinner with folklore show in Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah, national dance  with live music, fashion shows which can amaze all the visitors.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Bukhara

DAY 12: Bukhara

This morning we will continue our excursion with the legendary city of Bukhara:

➢ SAMANIDS MAUSOLEUM (9th-10th centuries): We will be acquainted with the history of the Samanids, the world’s first brick building and the mausoleum, which is preserved in a good condition.

➢ CHASHMAI AYUB MAUSOLEUM (12th-16th centuries): The prophet Ayub is well known in several religions.

➢ BUKHARA BAZAAR: Bukhara, like other cities, has many markets, but you will not find such a beautiful, oriental-style food market everywhere.

➢ BOLO HAUZ MOSQUE (18th-20th centuries): It was built gradually and amazes everyone with its stunning decorations and style. In particular, the huge portal at the entrance to the mosque, with its tall carved columns, and it is unparalleled beautiful verandas surprises everyone.

➢ ARK OF BUKHARA (5th-20th centuries): It is historical castle-town monument. It was the residence of the rulers of Bukhara and it was one of the most luxurious and charming  monuments of Bukhara. As you walk in the big gate through a long sloping corridor, each step is worth a century and takes you back to history. LUNCH – at the national Uzbek restaurant.

➢ POI KALON ENSAMBLE (12th-16th centuries): Poi Kalon mosque and minaret, Miri Arab madrasah. You will get memorable pleasure from the splendour and charm of this ensemble. Go closer to the bottom of the minaret and face the end of it, preferably keep your hat in your hand. Otherwise, due to its height and beauty, it may fall to the ground in a hat like Genghis Khan.

DINNER – Dinner at the national Uzbek restaurant and transfer to the hotel for staying overnight at the hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Bukhara

DAY 13: Bukhara ~ Samarkand (270km)

After having breakfast, check out the hotel then we start our trip to Samarkand. But first of all we have a tour around Bukhara. Bukhara was once recognized as the capital of Islam. We complete our short tour in the holy city, Bukhara by visiting several historical monuments outside the city from the early morning:

➢ CHAR MINAR (19th century): It was built by the order of the wealthy Khalfa Niyazqul. This architectural monument is radically different from other madrassas as its four minarets were built in a unique style. Therefore, it makes a tremendous expression on tourists.

➢ MEMORIAL COMPLEX OF SHAYKH BAHA-UD-DIN NAQSHBAND (14th-19th centuries): Sheikh Bahauddin Naqshbandi was the founder of the well-known Naqshbandi sect in the Islamic world and his tomb is located in the countryside of Bukhara. Moreover, near his tomb, there are mosques, cemeteries where rulers of previous centuries were buried, and this place always crowded with local and foreign tourists. The reason is that visitors feel the piece and relieved.

➢ SITORAI MOKHI KHOSA PALACE (19th-20th centuries): A summer garden palace belonging to the 3rd generation of the Mangit dynasty of the Emirate of Bukhara. This summer palace of the Bukhara emirs will take you into the world of fairy tales with its variety of colours. Furthermore, this palace is very rich in interesting exhibits from each other.

At the end of our tour in Bukhara, we continue our caravan route to Samarkand city, which sounds like a fairy tale to you, who heard fairy tale stories about it from childhood. Arrive to the famous Samarkand city, the Pearle of the East. After having lunch we will star our first excursion in ancient and mysterious Samarkand city.

➢ GUR-E AMIR MAUSOLEUM (14th-15th centuries): One of the masterpieces of Samarkand, built during the reign of Amir Temur and the Temurids, this monument always amazes people around the world with its unique beauty and majesty. Have dinner at a national Uzbek restaurant and transfer to the hotel for checking in and staying overnight at the hotel.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Samarkand

DAY 14: Samarkand

Today we continue our journey through the ancient and eternally old Samarkand city, which is almost three thousand years old:

➢REGISTAN SQUARE (15th-17th Centuries): Ulugbek, Tillya-kori and Sherdor madrasah. In the ancient Great Silk Road it became an international trade centre and later a centre of science “sandy place” – Registan Square will captivate you with its day and night charm.

➢ BIBI KHANYM MOSQUE (14th-15th centuries): It was named after his beloved queen Bibi Khanym by order of Amir Temur. At that time it was known as the largest mosque in Central Asia.

➢ SIAB BAZAAR: It is an opportunity to be acquainted with the ancient Siab bazaar in Samarkand and enjoy the oriental sweets and dried fruits that you read about in your fairy tales.

➢ SHAH-I-ZINDA ENSEMBLE: It is one of the holiest shrines for Muslims and includes a complex of mausoleums from the 9th to the 19th centuries. Shah-i-zinda means, “living king” and it is the title given to Qusam ibn Abbas, a cousin of the Prophet Muhammad. The mausoleum dedicated to him and the beautiful mausoleums of people connected with Amir Temur give a special beauty to the complex.

➢ THE OBSERVATORY OF ULUGBEK (15th century): It was founded during the reign of the Timurid ruler, the famous astronomer Mirzo Ulugbek, and the discoveries in the observatory made an important contribution to world civilization; Dinner at the national Uzbek restaurant and transfer to the hotel for staying overnight.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Samarkand

DAY 15: Samarkand ~ Tashkent (300km High Speed Train)

After having breakfast, check out the hotel. Then, let’s get acquainted with ancient Samarkand with interesting things outside of Samarkand:

➢ THE RUINS OF AFROSIYAB FROSIYOB: Looking at the ancient hills and ruins of Afrosiab on 220 hectares, as well as the Afrosiab Museum, which tells about the whole past of Samarkand, you can feel the conquest of these lands by such conquerors as Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Amir Temur. The ruins of this ancient city and the thousands of exhibits in the museum will tell you about the ancient Turkic peoples, the Persians, the Greeks, the Arabs, the Mongols, and others.

➢SAMARKAND PAPER MILL FACTORY: A factory usually a place where equipment is manufactured, but the current paper mill is made by 100% labour work. As you are booked to visit here, you will find out how to make high quality silk paper that will last for thousands of years and how to make it by hand.

➢ SAMARKAND SILK CARPET FACTORY: Here we discover the famous Samarkand silk carpet factory, which is uniquely colourful and made of high quality ancient handicrafts. Seeing each of the natural and precious carpets woven from high-grade silk individually by hand teaches a person to appreciate the work behind it. You have the great opportunity to observe the process by visiting the factory.

After lunch we transfer to Samarkand Railway Station for taking your seats on the modern Talgo-Afrosiyob high-speed train in the direction of Samarkand-Tashkent route. Departure and arrival times: 17: 00-19: 10. Arrival to Tashkent city in the evening. Transfer to the hotel for check in and take the rest for a while. Have dinner at a national Uzbek restaurant and transfer to the hotel for staying overnight.

MEALS: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

OVERNIGHT: 3 or 4 Star Hotel, Tashkent

DAY 16: Tashkent ~ End of Tour ~ Departure

After breakfast and check out you will transferred to the airport for your onward flight. This is the end of our short journey to Uzbekistan. Thank you for opening the door to “The Lost World” with MyHoliday2.

MEALS: Breakfast

Description

Travel back in time alone the ancient Silk Road. This 16 day journey takes you on a tour of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan. Uzbekistan has a rich history, spanning several thousand years. It boasts ancient legendary cities with many historical and architectural monuments. You will explore cities such as Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva and Tashkent. With its diverse culture, Uzbekistan and its people have a very unique and traditional way of life. For many centuries, Uzbekistan was a center for trade in the heart of the Great Silk Road, one of the favourite places for caravans, traders and tourists hundreds of years ago.

You will also travel through stunning Kyrgyzstan. With its vast landscapes, Kyrgyzstan is defined by its mountainous, natural beauty. Here we will meet local families and enjoy the warm Krygy hospitality. A memorable experience is an overnight stay in a traditional yurt camp. As well as meeting a local eagle hunter. The eagle hunters use age-old methods to train their deadly predators on the edge of Issyk-Kul Lake. Demonstrating natures raw power!

INCLUSIONS

Our tour of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan comes fully escorted. Includes a professional English speaking guide. 15 nights accommodation, as well as a traditional Yurt stay. All transport including high speed train tickets and two domestic flights. Tours depart with a minimum of 4 and are capped at maximum 10 people for small group touring. Plus, we have departure dates are set until the end of 2022. Secure your next tour to Central Asia with our interest free payment plans. See our terms for more details or give our friendly team a call.

DEPARTURE DATES

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2021:

August: 11

September: 15

October: 13

November: 16

December: 7

 

DEPARTURE DATES 2022:

February: *17

March: *16

April: *13

May: *11

June: *15

July: *13

August: *17

September: *14

October: *12

November: *16

 

Dates marked with * incur a surcharge of $100 per person

INCLUSIONS

 

16 Day guide tour of Uzbekistan & Kyrgyzstan

15 Nights accommodation

Private AC transport throughout

A dedicated English speaking guide

All entrance fees for mentioned visits

Domestic flight Bishkek-Osh

Domestic flights Tashkent-Urgench

High speed train ticket Samarkand-Tashkent

Train ticket Khive-Bukhara

Tourist maps of all cities

1litre mineral water per person per day

Dinner with folklore show in Nadir Divan-Begi Madrasah

24 hour agency support while on tour

EXCLUSIONS

 

International airfares

Visa fee

Upgrades and optional tours

Personal expenses

Camera fees for selected monuments (Approx. $5 per monument)

Tipping (Not mandatory but recommended $5 per person per day)

Meals not stated in itinerary

Beverages for all meals

HOTELS

 

3 STAR HOTELS:

Tashkent: Arien Plaza, Viardo

Khiva: Siyovush, Malika Khiva, Shaherezada

Bukhara: Kavsar Boutique, Old House

Samarkand: Platan, Ideal, Malika Prime

Bishkek: Garden SPA (4*)

Karakol: My Hotel

Kochkor: Guesthouse (unrated)

Song Kul: Traditional Yurt (unrated)

 

4 STAR HOTELS:

Tashkent: Rakat Palace, Mirzo Boutique, Simma Spa Hotel

Khiva: Erkin Palace, Orient Star Khiva, Madrasa

Bukhara: An-Nur Boutique, Volida Boutique, Kavsar Boutique

Samarkand: DiliMah, Emir Han

Bishkek: Garden SPA (4*)

Karakol: Karagat

Kochkor: Guesthouse (unrated)

Song Kul: Traditional Yurt (unrated)

 

In the unlikely event that the listed hotels are fully booked, alternative hotels of the same standard will be used

 

UPGRADES & OPTIONS

 

UPGRADES:

Upgrade to 4 Star Hotels for $400 per person

 

EXTRA NIGHTS:

Extend your time in Central Asia with extra nights pre/post tour:

 

PRE-TOUR

3 Star Hotel Bishkek – $160

4 Star Hotel Bishkek – $250

 

POST-TOUR

3 Star Hotel Tashkent – $160

4 Star Hotel Tashkent – $250

 

Prices are based per room per night and include breakfast. Airport transfer is not included.

TOUR INFORMATION

 

VALIDITY:

Voucher valid on selected dates until 12 October 2022

Voucher valid for 1 person, based on twin/double share

Bookings must be made at least 30 days prior to departure and are subject to availability

 

RATES:

16 Day Silk Road Explorer 3 Star Package– $2799 per person

16 Day Silk Road Explorer 4 Star Package– $3199 per person

 

GROUP SIZE:

Minimum 4 people

Maximum 10 people

 

SINGLE TRAVELLER SURCHARGE:

Single travellers who require their own room will be required to pay the single supplement:

3 Star Package – $900

4 Star Package – $1000

 

CHILDREN POLICY: 

Contact us for a reduction in child price

 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Travel insurance is recommended. MyHoliday2 takes no responsibility for any travel issues that may arise.

This tour departs with a minimum of 4 people. If minimum numbers are not met you will be given the choice to pay a supplement for the tour to depart with just 2 people, or choose an alternative travel date.

Day tours included in itinerary may join a larger group than specified

It is the customers responsibility to obtain the correct visa for their destination and cover all fees associated

It is the customers responsibility to ensure they have a valid passport for travel and must be valid for at least 6 months beyond the period of intended stay.

We offer a 21 Day Money Back Guarantee. See Refund policy for details

After 21 days from purchase, travel vouchers/tour packages are non refundable

Travel vouchers are non-redeemable for cash

Travel vouchers cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer/promotion

Travel vouchers must be redeemed within the validity period or will be deemed void

MyHoliday2 pricing reflects current market rates, so package prices may fluctuate from day to day. This is the nature of the tourism industry, and MyHoliday2 is not obliged to refund you to match any subsequent price reductions after purchase

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