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Doppi hat Tour

Silk Road Tours Doppi hat Tour

Tour 1: Doppi hat Tour
Duration: 8 days
Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
In short: Bishkek – Issyk Kul northern shore – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol – Bishkek – Osh – Margilan – Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Tashkent

Day 1: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
Welcome to travel in Kyrgyzstan! On arrival at Manas International Airport you will be met by the driver who accompanies you to the capital city of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek. The distance is just 30 minutes. We are glad to present the city tour where you can visit the famous Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Сentral Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and others. Then you will travel to Issyk Kul Lake. Being there you will be impressed by great mountains! The unique beauty of nature will not leave anyone indifferent!  It is important to note that this amazing lake is considered to be the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608 m. above sea level. The second name of the lake is "the pearl of Central Asia". The fact is that the Issyk Kul Lake is never freezes!  Due to the salty water, it makes is special.  On the way you will have the opportunity to visit Burana Tower which was built in the 11th century. There is an open air museum of Balbals or stone warriors. The night will be spent in a hotel.

Day 2: Issyk Kul – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol
Having a hearty breakfast you will have the opportunity to visit wonderful gorges as Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. They are connected with each other at the end. In the course of tours you will find there the natural park where you can enjoy hiking and see stunning landscape. Evergreen forests are mean to be captured! After that we will continue our route to the northern shore of the lake to the town of Karakol. Being there you will have the chance to visit the Dungan mosque. The fact is that this sacred mosque was built without metal ligaments and made in Chinese style! We recommend you to visit an old wooden Orthodox Church. Overnight will be in a guesthouse.

Day 3: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Bishkek
The day will start by driving to Jeti Oguz gorge or Seven Bulls. Coming there you will be impressed by red rocks formations situated in a row. You can also find there the Broken Heart Mountain full of legends and myths. It is recommended to spend 20 minutes and to see one of the most beautiful panoramic views of the gorge! Don’t miss to capture it! Later on we will continue our trip to Bokonbaeva village and meet with a local eagle-hunter or berkutchi. You will have the opportunity to participate in eagle hunting. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles. This skill passed from generation to generation. After that we will continue our way to Bishkek. Your night is in a hotel.  

Day 4: Bishkek – Osh – Dustlik – Margilan – Tashkent
You will have the flight in the morning to the city of Osh. After that you will cross the Dustlik border checkpoint and then arrive to Fergana. The tour will start by visiting the Fergana regional museum. Being there you will have the opportunity to find different collection of items from ancient times and learn more about culture and art of Fergana valley. There are more than 80 000 collections in the museum. Visit the national park of Fergana. Later on we will have travel to Margilan and visiting Silk producing factory in Margilan. You will learn how to make silk. The silk made from the feeding of the silk worms with mulberry leaves, through dyeing with natural vegetal and mineral dyes, to the weaving of the final cloth. We have no doubt you will like this hobby. Then we will drive to Fergana train station and board the train. The departure from Tashkent at about 16:00 and arrival to Tashkent train station at 20:25. Afterwards transfer to hotel.

Day 5: Tashkent – Samarkand
Today you will have the city tour in Tashkent. Visit the Independence Square which is considered to be the symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. You will have the chance to visit the local Broadway. It is situated between Independence square and Amir Timur square. It is recommended to visit famous Tashkent metro and opened in 1977. The tour will continue to visit the old parts of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. They have different kind of madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Being in Tashkent city you will have the opportunity to visit the Othman Quran. It is considered to be the world’s oldest Quran copy and found in the 8th century. Later on you will have transfer to Samarkand by train. The night will be spent in a hotel.

Day 6: Samarkand – Bukhara
We are glad to present the city tour in Samarkand. Being in Samarkand you will be impressed by its beauty and green streets. Also this city is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan and considered to be the second largest city of Uzbekistan as Babylon or Rome. Visit the famous places as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Being in Registan Square, you will find stunning Madrasahs dating back to 15-17th centuries, which attracts travellers form around the world. Take a chance visiting Shakhi-Zindeh where you can find beautiful mausoleums dating back to 11th-15 centuries which is also included to UNESCO World Heritage Site. As for Bibi Khanum Mosque, this amazing place is dedicated to beloved Tamerlane’s wife, when he came back from India. Afterwards you will drive to Bukhara and spend the night in a hotel.  

Day 7: Bukhara – Tashkent
The tour will begin from the wonderful city tour. Visit outstanding and ancient citadel in Bukhara as Citadel Ark dating back to the 4th century. It is important to note that this citadel connected several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. You will have the opportunity to visit Samanids mausoleum found in the 9th and 10th century. We will continue to visit Chashma Ayub (Job's well) and Bolo-Hauz mosque. They are famous for their forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. In addition you can walk among shops and buy souvenirs. Visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara called Nodir Divan Begi belonging to Lyabi House Ensemble. It is one of the famous places for travellers. You will end the tour by visiting Poi Kalon complex, the unique architectural art of Bukhara, which has three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Afterwards you will drive to Tashkent. Overnight is in the hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent – Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.

 

Price per person:
02 pax – 1 345 $
04 pax – 1 000 $
06 pax – 820 $
08 pax – 785 $
10 pax – 715 $
Single – 120 $

Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $ 

Half board – 85 $*
Full board – 160 $*

Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 45 $ per person 

English speaking guides:
UZ – local 150 $ per group or escort 370 $ per group
KG – 345 $ per group

 

Service includes:
- Transport
- Train tickets
- Accommodation:
      Issyk Kul – “Karven” Resort
      Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Guesthouse
      Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
      Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*
      Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
      Bukhara – “Old City” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water supply
- Museum admissions in Kg & Tj
- Flight tickets Bishkek – Osh (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)            

Service does not include:
- Visa
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions in Uz
- Flight tickets Bukhara-Tashkent

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