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Country: Uzbekistan
Duration: 22 Day(s) - 21 Night(s)
Tour Category: Combined Tours
Departure Date: Thu 01 Jan '99

Package Itinerary

Day 1. Homeland – Bishkek city 
 
Flight from Homeland to the international airport “Manas”, where you will be met by guide. Short drive to Bishkek and accommodation in a hotel.
 
LUNCH .
 
Bishkek city tour. 
 
The capital and industrial centre of Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek is a city of wide avenues, handsome buildings and Soviet heritage. The gesturing statue of Lenin can still be seen in the city’s vast central square, yet it is the permanently snow capped Kyrgyz Alatau mountain range which towers over Bishkek providing a quite stunning backdrop. 
 
Upon arrival to the city we visit Manas Monument, the main national hero of the Kyrgyz people. Then excursion to the State History Museum and walking tour around main Ala Too Square to watch ceremony of changing of the Guard of Honor, Kurmanzhan Datka Monument, main governmental buildings, and finish at the Old Square with Parliament House. Transfer to the Victory Square to finish the city tour by short excursion there.
 
DINNER  in a local restaurant with folklore performance. 
 
Optionally: During dinner we take the unique opportunity to listen to the Manaschi (a singer performing the national Kyrgyz epos, Manas) and see Kyrgyz folklore show. The musicians in traditional Kyrgyz costumes present you a wide range of national musical instruments – starting from Komuz (a three-stringed wooden musical instrument) to Chopo Choi (wind instrument made of mountain reed). You hear the fascinating singing of young Kyrgyz ladies and men and learn more about the traditional music and poetry of Kyrgyz.
 
OVERNIGHT IN THE CITY.
 
Day 2. Bishkek city – Cholpon Ata town via Burana Tower (280km). (B,L,D)
 
A.M.
 
After breakfast we drive to Issyk Kul Lake that is considered to be the “pearl” of Tien Shan and one of the most beautiful lakes in the country. 
 
Our way goes via ruins of Burana Tower (old minaret) near Tokmok city.
 
That minaret was constructed in Balasagun town, one of the capitals of Karakhanid State existed in 11-12 centuries AD. Explore ruins of that important trading point at the Great Silk Road and visit a little local museum telling about that civilization. Also watch a collection of Balbals, Turkic ancient tombs.
 
Optionally: On the area around the tower it is possible to organize horse riding games. Along with hunting dogs and birds, horses have always played an important role in the life of Kyrgyz people. They were used in every day life as true assistants in household and as thoroughbred racers. There are festivals of Horse Games (Ulak Tartysh, Kyz Kuumai, Tyiyn Enmei, etc) held throughout the year.
 
LUNCH in Tokmok in a local family.
 
P.M.
 
In the late afternoon three hours drive to Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America.
 
Measuring 182 km long by 58 km wide, the lake appeared as a result of volcanic activity. It is heated from below by thermal activity and never freezes even in the depths of winter. In the summer the water temperature reaches 25-28 degrees centigrade (warmer than the air) and you can swim in the lake enclosed on all sides by the snowy peaks of the Tien Shan Mountains. Extremely deep and nicely warm over the centuries the lake has been something of an oasis in this inhospitable mountain environment. With diverse flora and fauna Issyk-Kul Lake and the surrounding environments are rightly considered to be one of Central Asia most remarkable locations.
 
We are going to visit so called “Stone garden” or Cholpon Ata Petroglyphs Site.
 
Cholpon Ata Petroglyphs site - a large open-air collection of rock carvings sometimes referred to as a Stone Garden, which covers some 42 hectares and contains a number of prehistoric monumental structures (stone circles, tombs, the remains of a boundary stone wall, Balbals) and Petroglyphs (dating from the II millennium BC thru the Middle Ages and up to the VI century AD).  The stones have plaques giving some information (a short description and a date), and there are several routes marked with arrows around the “stone garden.”  The shortest route in the Stone Garden takes 20-30 minutes. But there is a longer route to the upper side of the museum, which enables visitors to explore a collection of stone Balbals, stone inscriptions, stone circles and … a spectacular panorama of the Cholpon Ata bay of Lake Issyk Kul.
The stones vary in size from about 30 cm to 3 meters. Many of the drawings are examples of the Saka Skythian animal style of art. There are figures of hunters and what appear to be tame snow leopards during a hunt. One appears to depict hunting leopards in motion and is the only one of this kind in Central Asia.
 
After the excursion we will accommodate in a hotel.
 
DINNER AND OVERNIGHT IN THE HOTEL
 
Day 3. Excursion to Karakol town and Djety Oguz gorge (360 km). (B,L,D)
 
A.M.
 
Optionally: In the morning you can go on an hour boat cruise in the lake to admire clear water of Issyk Kul with snow capped Tien Shan Mountains in the background! 
 
We have breakfast and get ready for a short drive to Karakol town.
 
On our way we will stop to see the burial mounds of the Scythian period; we also visit the museum of N. M. Przhevalski, the outstanding Russian explorer of Asian continent.
 
Karakol town is situated in the east of the lake area, at the foot of the most picturesque mountains of Tien Shan. This sleepy but very interesting Old Russian town was first erected by Cossacks in the middle of 19th century and became an important garrison settlement.
 
Upon arrival to Karakol you visit Dungan mosque, a unique construction in Chinese style, but serving as a mosque. Also you will see an Old Russian Orthodox Church – Holy Trinity Cathedral made of wood without any nails. You can also walk around the town to see the blockhouses of the 19th century, which were built in Russian style (white houses with blue windows) and sometimes called “ginger man” or “doll houses”.
 
Optionally: you can take part in preparation of a national dungan dishes. We can find out how to make national “manty” and “lagman”.
 
P.M. 
 
After lunch transfer to Djety Oguz gorge for short excursion.
 
Djety Oguz in Kyrgyz means “Seven Bulls”. This picturesque gorge is named so because of the red rocky sand formations covered with forests of Tien Shan spruces.
On this day you get acquainted with nomadic way of life of the Kyrgyz people and enjoy beautiful views of the gorge.
 
Optionally: It’s possible to organize a demonstrations of Golden Eagle hunting.
 
Transfer back to Cholpon Ata town. 
Overnight and dinner in the hotel.
 
Day 4. Cholpon Ata town - Bishkek city (250km). (B,L,D)
 
A.M.
 
Optionally: Highly recommended for visiting historical museum in Cholpon Ata town.
 
After breakfast transfer to Bishkek.
 
P.M.
 
Our way to Bishkek goes through tight Boom Gorge where boisterous Chu River, so much loved by rafters (routes up to 6th category difficulty!), cuts its way, it passes northwards and then enters the wider Chuy valley. Boom Gorge is an antecedent gorge between Chuy and Issyk Kul Province of Kyrgyzstan. The gorge cuts, in a general north-south direction, across one of Tian Shan's mountain range systems. The range east of the gorge is known as Kyungey Ala Too, the one to the west is the Kyrgyz Range. The Bishkek-Tokmak-Kemin-Balykchy highway (A365) passes through the gorge, as does the railway from Bishkek to Balykchy.
 
LUNCH ON THE WAY
 
Upon arrival to Bishkek city free time. Dinner in a local restaurant. Accommodation in a hotel. 
 
Day 5. Bishkek city – Airport (30 km). –Osh
                                                                                                                        
A.M.
 
After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the International Airport “Manas” to catch your flight to Osh.
 
Arrival to Osh. 
Check in and rest after the flight. 
 
DINNER. OVERNIGHT IN OSH.  
 
Day 6:   Osh
 
Osh sightseeing tour. (B,L,D)
 
A.M.
 
In the morning sightseeing tour in Osh. We visit Sulaiman Mount, one of the main shrines of the Islamic world in Central Asia. On the mount first you visit historical museum, located right in the main cave. After excursion in the museum you follow the way of all pilgrims up to the top of the hill where you watch a little mosque of Babur, The Great Mogols Dynasty founder, and take a bird eye’s view of the city.
After walking down from the mount you also visit a unique three floor yurt in the central park of Osh that is now a museum of Alymbek Datka.
 
Lunch in local restaurant.
 
P.M.
 
After lunch visit Osh Bazaar, the largest market in Central Asia. You walk along the colorful rows of Golden market, watch black smiths working and smell aromas of spices, fruits and vegetables of Food market. You finish your immersing into oriental life by visiting the handicraft rows. 
 
Dinner in local cafe.
Overnight in a hotel.                              
 
Day 7:   OSH- DUSTLIK- FERGANA
 
 Transfer from Kirgizstan to Kyrgyz- Uzbek border. You will be met by a guide at the check point of the border.
After crossing the border transfer to the city of Fergana, that is about 120 km from the check point. 
 
Dinner in a local reataurant.
Overnight in a hotel in Fergana.
 
Day 8:   FERGANA – MARGILAN - RISHTON - FERGANA 
      
 BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL. After breakfast drive to Mergilan(30 km) by car. Sightseeing tour of Mergilan:
•  Yodgorlik silk factory.
•  Local  bazaar.
 
LUNCH. After lunch transfer to Rishtan by car. Visit to ceramics center in Rishtan. Transfer to Ferghana. 
DINNER. OVERNIGHT IN FERGHANA.
 
Day 9:   FERGANA – KOKAND- TASHKENT
 
BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL.
 
After breakfast transfer to Tashkent by car via Kokan(380 km). Arrival Kokand.
Sightseeing tour of Kokand
 
LUNCH.
 
Drive to Tashkent. Arrival in Tashkent. 
Transfer to the hotel and accommodation in the hotel. 
 
DINNER. OVERNIGHT IN TASHKENT. 
 
Day 10:  TASHKENT – BEKABAD - KHOJAND
 
Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the village Ukhum (170km). Picnic or lunch on the way. After lunch arriving to the village Ukhum. Ukhum is situated under the Nurata mountain range altitude 1000 metres. Accomodation in the guesthouse of the local people. Walking and meeting with the local people. Dinner and overnight in Ukhum. Dinner with the local family.  
 
Day 11:  UKHUM- LAKE AYDARKUL – YANGIGAZGAN (YURTS)
 
Breakfast. After breakfast transfer to Lake Aydarkul.
 Trip to the lake. Fishing, swimming and sunburst in Aydarkul. LUNCH ON THE LAKE SHORE. After lunch transfer to Yangigazgan to the Yurts (camping). Arrival in Yangigazgan. Riding on Camels.
 
DINNER AROUND THE FIRE. OVERNIGHT IN THE YURTS.  
 
Day 12:  -YANGIGAZGAN-NURATA – GIJDUVAN – BUKHARA
 
 BREAKFAST. After breakfast transfer to Nurata. 
Excursion around the city: 
  
Spring water(Chashma) - Fortress of Alexander the Great.
 
Spring water(Chashma) Chashma is a place of pilgrimage for believers and one of the most significant religious centers of Islam in the region. The complex of religious constructions “Chasma” (Tadjik word for spring) includes the spring, a well, mosque “Djuma” and khamom (bathhouse). The round Djuma mosque was constructed above the spring and has 40 columns. The dome, 16 meters in diameter is one of the largest in the Central Asia.
 
PICNIC.
 
Fortress of Alexander the Great. Once known as Nur, this ancient town was founded in 327 BC by Alexander the Great. The remains of this military fortress rise up above the town and the water supply system that the Alexander the Great installed is still partially used even today. The fortress is situated on the south of modern Nurata. It represents one of the most ancient and significant archaeological monuments of the region. The fortress consisted of several parts, with Shahristan (the inner town) 500x500 meters in size, which was surrounded at that with a large wall and towers.  
Drive to Gijduvan . Arrival in Gijduvan. Gijduvan always was the significant center of crafts. One of crafts is the way of manufacture of ceramics. The schools of Gijduvan are known for the ornament and combination of geometrical figures. Owing to the history, schools can show various ways of manufacture of ceramics: preparation of clay, manufacturing of various ceramic figures and their coloring, roasting in the furnace at temperature 1000oC. Families of handicraftsmen have kept two crafts about one today: ceramics (pottery) and national embroidery. Arrival and host in to the house of pottery master Abdullah. Master Narzullaev Abdullah is the son of Narzullaev Ibodullo the most famous ceramist of Uzbekistan. Ibodullo is the founder of Gijduvan School of ceramics, he participated in more than 50 international exhibitions and his works are exposed in museums of many countries of the world. For the last few years the ceramics of Gijduvan School have been exposed in 60 exhibitions in different parts of the world: Japan, USA, Germany, France, Italy and Israel. The Narzullaevs’ won many prizes in different competitions and festivals, they have received government awards. Their works have been appreciated by the specialists and distinguished guests of our country such as: Mrs. Madeleine Albright, Mrs. Hillary Clinton, The Prince of Wales His Highness Charles and Mr. Federic Mayor. Till the 12.00 o’clock the introduction with the family of masters Abdullah, his work-shop, process of making clay, ceramic and shaping pottery(ceramic).
 
Transfer to Bukhara. Arrival in Bukhara. Accommodation in the hotel.
 
FREE TIME AROUND LYABI KHAUZ. 
 
DINNER . OVERNIGHT IN BUKHARA.  
 
Day 13:   BUKHARA
 
BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL. Excursion of the city:
 
•  Mausoleum Ismail Samani – the oldest building in the Central Asia (IX-X c.).
•  Chashmai Ayyub – according to the legends the Biblical Prophet whose name was Iov (Ayyub) has visited this place.
•  Madrassah of Abdullakhan.
•  Madrassah of Modarikhan.
•  Bolo Khauz mosque. The only monument of the mid ages (beginnings of XX c.)
•  Ark Citadel – the center of government of Bukhara (IV BC)
 
LUNCH. Sightseeing tour:
 
•  Minaret Kalian – The main symbol of Bukhara (XII c.).
•  Mosque Kalian – the square of this mosque is wider than Bibi Khanim Mosque which is in Samarkand.
•  Madrassah of Mir Arab – is still in use (XVI c.).
•  Tim of Abdulla-Khan.
•  Toki Telpak Furushon.
•  Toki Sarrafon.
•  Toki Zargaron – Domes of jewelers (XV-XVI c.).
•  Madrassah of Ulughbek – the first of the three Madrassah which was built by grandson of Timur (XV c.).
•  Madrassah of Abdulazizkhan – (XVII c.).
•  Mosque Magoki Ataru – the oldest Mosque in Bukhara (XII c.).
•  Madrassah of Kukaldosh – one of the famous Madrassah in Bukhara (XVI c.).
•  Hanaka and Madrassah Nadir Divan Begui – was living and meditation place for Sufis in the past (XVII c.) .
•  Lyabi Khauz Ensemble – very famous place for tourists.
 
DINNER . OVERNIGHT IN BUKHARA.  
 
Day 14:   BUKHARA
 
BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL. Excursion to the suburbs of Bukhara:
 
•  Sitora-i Mokhi Khosa (4 km from Bukhara) – summer palace of last emir of Bukhara Amir Alimkhan (XIX c.).
•  Ensemble of Bakha-ad-Din Nakshband 12 km from Bukhara, in the village of Khasri Orifon. Mukhammad ibn Jaloliddin Khodjai Buzrug became famous under the name of Bakhouddin Nakshbandi – founder of one of the most famous branches of Sufism – branch of “Nakshbandiya”.
 
LUNCH. After lunch continue the sihgtseeing the outside of Bukhara:
 
•  Necropolis Chor Bakr (XII-XVI c.), place where buried Sheykhs of Djuybar (4 km from Bukhara).
•  Chor Minor – unusual construction (XVIII c.).
 
FREE TIME . 
 
DINNER.OVERNIGHT IN BUKHARA.
 
Day 15:   BUKHARA – KHIVA
 
EARLY BREAKFAST IN THE HOTEL. Drive to Khiva by bus.
 
PICNIC. Arrival in Khiva. 
Accommodation at hotel in Khiva.
 
FREE TIME IN ICHAN KALA.
 
DINNER. OVERNIGHT IN KHIVA.  
 
Day 16:   KHIVA
 
EARLY BREAKFAST AT 05.00 IN THE HOTEL. Sightseeing the ancient places of Khiva:
•  Around architected Complex Ichan Kala (XII-XIX c.)
•  Kunya-Ark fortress (including Castle Khana) inside Ichan Kala. (XVI-XVII cc.)
•  Tower “Kalta Minor” which means “short tower” (XIX c.)
•  Madrassah Muhammad Amin Khan (1845-1855 )
•  Juma Mosque with 212 trees and with Minaret which’s height is 32,5 meters (X c.)
•  Tash Khauli which means “stone yard” (XIX c.)
 
LUNCH AT THE NATIONAL RESTAURANT NEAR ICHAN KALA. After the lunch continue the sightseeing tour of Khiva:
•  “The Mosque Ak” – small mosque located near the gates of Palvan-Darvaza (1838-1842)
•  The Memorial of Pakhlavan Makhmud – the most cultural center of Ichan Kala (1810-1913 c).
•  The Minaret of Islam Khodja (1910) – of “the main Vizir” which means “Prime Minister” during the last Khorezm Khan.
•  Caravansaray of Allakhuli-Khan.
 
DINNER. OVERNIGHT IN KHIVA.
 
Day 17    Khiva - Shabat
 
BREAKFAST
 
After breakfast transfer to border point “Shabat”
Border passing & customs formalities.
 
 Day 18  Kunya-urgench- Darvaza
 
Breakfast 
Visit Kunya – Urgench sites; (Capital of Ancient Khorezm). Location: 150 km to the north-west of Dashoguz.
Excursion: (Mausoleum of Soltan Tekesh XII-XIII cc.); Mausoleum of Il Arslan King (XII c) known as Khorezm Sheikh II Arslan; Mausoleum of Torebegh King (XII c), considered the most interesting and beautiful in Central Asia; Minaret Gutlugh Temir (XII c.), the tallest ancient minaret in Central Asia with the height of 64 meters
By the way: hotel accommodation
Visit museum of History & Ethnography Dashoguz
                         
Day 19  Darvaza-Ashgabat 
 
Breakfast at hotel
 
Driving to Geok-depe fortress & mosque; Memorial Monument devoted to the victims of the battle for Turkmen people’s freedom (1870 г)
On the way visit underground lake “Kov-Ata”: Live Tale of Mountain Cave. Unique underground lake is in deep located 100 km to the west of Ashgabat. The lake water has medicinal properties. It contains hydrogen sulfide compounds having a therapeutic effect in treating skin diseases, rheumatism, central nervous system.
Visit “Spiritual mosque” in Gypjak countryside 
After lunch driving to Darvaza: gas crater at night
 
Day 20  Ashgabat
 
Breakfast at hotel
Excursion to National museum of History & Ethnography
Visit Nissa fortress: The ancient city in Turkmenistan. The ancient Nissa, the capital of Parthaunisa and a sacred city. A royal fortress built in the mid-2nd century Av.JC. Fortress at Nisa was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2007. Nisa is described by some as one of the first capitals of the Parthians. It was founded by Arsaces I (reigned c. 250 BC - 211 BC), and was reputedly the royal necropolis of the Parthian kings,  
City-tour: National Carpet museum, monument of Independence, Arch of Neutrality etc
Rest & night at hotel
Itinerary include: lunch in Turkmen cuisine, dinner  
 
Day 21  Ashgabat city
 
Breakfast
Sightseeing tour in Ashgabat: 
- National museum of History & Ethnography
- National Carpet museum and etc.
Lunch in Turkmen cuisine
Dinner. Free time
Rest & night at hotel
 
Day 22 Ashgabat - Homeland
 
After breakfast transfer to airport                                                  

Back to home country via Ashgabat airport    

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