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Tour 2: Golden Triangle Tour
Duration: 12 days
Countries: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan
In short: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Issyk Kul northern shore − Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol – Bokonbaevo − Bishkek – Almaty – Issyk – Almaty – Tashkent – Samarkand – Gijduvan – Bukhara − Tashkent
Day 1: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Bishkek
On arrival at Manas International Airport you will be met by the driver. He will accompany you to the capital of Kyrgyzstan - Bishkek. It will take 30 minutes from airport. today’s tour will start by visiting the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and others. After that you will be transferred to the famous Ala Archa gorge (45 km from the capital). You will be impressed by wonderful park which lies on a spur of the Tien Shan mountain range. Have a short hiking trip and enjoy panoramic views. Afterwards we will return to Bishkek city and spend the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Bishkek – Burana – Issyk Kul northern shore
After a hearty breakfast at 8 am you will travel to the pearl Issyk Kul lake. The nature among the lake is wonderful. You will see the great mountains above the lake. Issyk Kul lake is the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608 m. above sea level. The lake is never freezes die to its salty water. Moving on we will visit the Burana Tower and (11th century) as well as an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Stone warriors are made for heroes who died protecting their Motherland. Then we will drive to Cholpon Ata city where you can see ancient stone inscriptions found in the 800 B.C by shamans (2000 years ago). In addition you can find there a local ethnography museum. Overnight will be spent in the hotel.
Day 3: Issyk Kul – Grigorievskoye – Semenovskoye – Karakol
We are happy to present the next day of visiting amazing gorges which are connected in the end as Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye. Being there you will be impressed by its area of green fields, waters as well as mountain snowy tops. Don’t miss to capture it! You will have a hiking trip and enjoy the pristine nature. After that we will drive to Karakol city. In this city you will visit the Dungan mosque made in Chinese style. The most interesting fact is that this mosque was built without nails. In Karakol you can visit an old wooden Orthodox Church. You will spend the night in a guesthouse.
Day 4: Karakol – Skazka – Bokonbaevo
The trip will start by driving to Jeti Oguz gorge (Seven Bulls). There are seven red rocks situated in a row. You can also find there the Broken Heart Mountain. Spending 20 minutes for hiking you will see one of the most beautiful panoramic views. Don’t miss to capture it! After we will pass by the southern shore of Lake Issyk-Kul, it is about 4 km from Tosor village to the famous Skazka (Fairy Tale) Canyon. Being there you will be impressed by wonderful red sand shapes which change its forms every time. Later on we will drive to Bokonbaevo village. It is the great idea to get acquainted with local eagle-hunter - berkutchi. You will participate in eagle hunting and take photos with birds. Overnight will be spent in nomadic felt dwellings - yurts.
Day 5: Bokonbaevo – Kyzyl Tuu – Bishkek
You will drive to Bishkek city today. On the route you can stop and visit Kyzyl Tuu village. You will get involved to the yurt workshop. There are a lot of yurts made from felt and wooden skeleton. When you arrive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek city you will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 6: Bishkek – Almaty
Early in the morning we will drive Almaty city. It is about 4 hours of way. On arrival you will have the city tour where you can visit interesting places and learn more about its history. There are lots of sites and highlights in the city. We recommend you to visit the noisy and crowded Green Bazaar. Being there you will have the opportunity to find anything you want. Feel the atmosphere of colored market and don’t miss to bargain! After that we will visit the oldest Almaty parks - Panfilov Park! You will see amazing wooden buildings in the world as Zenkov Cathedral. Visit the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame! It is dedicated for fighters who died for freedom and independence of the country. Then drive to the Medeo Gorge and try skating! You will be impressed by fairy views of snowy mountains! Then we will drive to the famous Kok-Tobe hill and see the tallest TV tower in the world. There is a special park area where you walk and even buy souvenirs in street shops. In the evening you will have the opportunity to see the whole city by the famous Almaty cableway. Afterwards we will drive to the hotel.
Day 7: Almaty – Issyk – Almaty
The day begins with breakfast. After that you will have the chance to visit wonderful gorges as Trans-Ili Alatau - Issyk Gorge which lies along the Kuldja tract. It is important to note that before caravans travelled there. You will see amazing view of the mountains! The best ideas to explore history see the burial mounds of Saka period and where the famous "Golden Man" was found and later become the state symbol of the Republic of Kazakhstan. After that you will have the opportunity to visit the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve “ISSYK”. In general it is dedicated to the history and culture of the Saka period as well as a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Saka burial mound. You will pass by the route of an altitude of 1756 meters above sea level and see amazing Issyk lake appeared 10 000 years ago due to landslide and the natural dam of 300 meters in height. You will be impressed by the unique look of the lake and told about the natural disaster of 1963. You can have a short hiking trip and picnic. Today you will have the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Almaty – Tashkent
You will have the flight in the morning at 12:15. When you arrive to Tashkent international airport at 12:50 the driver will meet you with signboard at meeting area and then transfer to city. The tour will start by visiting the Independence Square which was made for the victory over fascism in World War II. After that you will walk along the local Broadway which is situated between Independence Square and Amir Timur square. After that you can visit the famous Tashkent metro opened in 1977. Later on you will visit old places as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam and find several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Don’t miss to visit the Othman Quran which is the world’s oldest Quran copy found in the 8th century. The night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent – Samarkand
You will travel to Samarkand by train. Samarkand city is situated in the Valley of Zerafshan River and defined to be the second largest city of Uzbekistan like Babylon and Rome. The tour will start by visiting sights as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Talking about Registan Square, it is wonderful complex that has three Madrasahs found in the 15th -17th centuries. We have no doubt you will like it in tours! As for Shakhi-Zindeh, it was a great collection of mausoleums found in the 11th-15th centuries. It is also included to UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is the beautiful mosque dedicated to the beloved Tamerlane’s wife, after his successful movement in India. Overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 10: Samarkand – Gijduvan – Bukhara
Having a hearty breakfast you will drive to Bukhara. On the way you will visit Gijduvan village famous for its private pottery workshop. In general Gijduvan ceramics is the famous with a rich history and its skills passed from father to son from generation to generation. Gizhduvan became a home for the sixth generation of potters from Narzullayevs family as well as blessed Gijduvan school ceramics all over the world. Gijduvan School of ceramics is also famous for its geometric patterns as green and blue colors. We continue driving to Bukhara. On the route we will visit the memorial complex of Al Bukhary. Al Bukhary was a researcher the first who authored the hadith collection known as Sahih al-Bukhari made by Sunni Muslims. When we arrive to Bukhara, you will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 11: Bukhara – Tashkent
We are glad to present the tour of having guided trip in the city. Visit the most ancient citadel in Bukhara - Citadel Ark found in the 4th century. It is the first citadel united for several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. After that you will visit Samanids mausoleum which goes back to the 9th - 10th century. We will continue our route to Chashma Ayub or Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque. It is also known for forty columns built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Don’t miss to visit shopping malls and get national gifts. Later on we will visit one of the most famous madrasahs of Bukhara as Nodir Divan Begi which is also belongs to Lyabi House Ensemble. In the end of the day you will have the opportunity to visit Poi Kalon complex which consists of three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. You will have the flight in the evening to Tashkent. Afterwards the night will be spent in the hotel.
Day 12: Tashkent – Departure
Breakfast will be in the hotel. The driver will transfer you to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.
Price per person:
02 pax – 1 485 $
04 pax – 1 135 $
06 pax – 920 $
08 pax – 860 $
10 pax – 790 $
Single – 180 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 60 $
Half board – 165 $*
Full board – 295 $*
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 35 $ per person
To be 2 in one yurt (now 4 pax) – 10 $ per person
Flight tickets Bukhara – Tashkent – 55 $ per person
English speaking guides:
KG – 505 $ per group
KZ – 235 $ per group
UZ – local 120 $ per person or escort 315 $ per person
Bishkek – “Discovery” 3* or “Garden” 4*
Issyk Kul – “Karven” Resort
Karakol – “Karagat” Hotel 4* or “Green Yard” Guesthouse
Bokonbaevo – Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Almaty – “Kazakhstan” Hotel 3*
Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Porso” Hotel 3*
- Mineral water supply
- Train tickets Tashket – Samarkand
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Travel insurance
- English speaking guide
- Museum admissions
- Flight tickets Bukhara – Tashkent
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