Combined Countries Tour 21 days

Trip Highlights

Description

This trip includes all the countries in Central Asia where you'll get the chance to visit different historical and cultural sites, explore multiple world-known museums, witness the beauty of natural tourist spots, try Asian Cuisines, and hear amazing first-hand stories from the locals.

Itinerary

At 9 AM Proceed for a city tour in Bishkek. Sightseeing of Bishkek includes following: visit to Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Ploshad Ala-Too (Ala-Too square), the History Museum, walking tour in Bishkek, National philharmonic and many others places upon your request. It is not a real city tour without visiting real central-Asian Bazaar! Overnight in hotel.

Breakfast at hotel and at 0900 Transfer to the Issyk Kul Lake, en route visit Burana Tower 1200 Lunch in Kyrgyz family not far from Tokmok city included. Continue on driving to Issyk Kul Lake through Boom Canyon. Visit petroglyphs of Paleolithic era and local museum in Cholpon Ata. Upon arrival check in to hotel, 1930 Dinner at local restaurant on your own. Overnight in Tri Korony or similar hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel Transfer to Grigorevka Gorge. Lunch break. Grigorevka gorge (60 km, 1,5-2 hours) full of lush green Alpine meadows and fir trees, easy hike in the gorge. Here, from the end of April until the end of September there is a collection of yurts, which offer a wide range of services. After return to Bishkek, overnight in Asia Mountains hotel or hotel or Discovery. Dinner
is on your own.

Morning excursion to Ala Archa national park. Lunch at local restaurant and afternoon transfer to Almaty. It is the capital city of Kazakhstan located 240 km from Bishkek. Overnight in Otrar or Kazjol hotel.

Breakfast in the hotel. Start sightseeing in Almaty at 0900, Panfilov Park Zenkov Woode Cathedral, St.Nicholas Cathedral, National Musical Instruments Museum, Central State Museum, Green Bazaar and enjoy a Panoramic view at observatory. Overnight in Otrar hotel.

Morning transfer to Almaty airport at 8 AM. Flight number KC 131 (Air Astana) 1105AM– 1200PM, Almaty -Dushanbe . Meeting in the airport. Sightseeing the Dushanbe city: Dushanbe is the capital and largest city of Tajikistan. Dushanbe means "Monday" in Tajik (Persian Language), site of a village that originally was a popular Monday marketplace. Situated at the confluence of two rivers, Varzob and Kofarnihon.

Tajikistan United Museum – includes the exhibits on history, natural history and art. Museum of ethnography – professional showcase of 20 th century Tajik art. The collection includes pottery, carpets, cloaks, embroidery, jeweler, musical instruments, woodwork and more. Sleeping Budda. Monument Somoni and park Rudaki Hissar fortress 30km outside of city – the remains o fan18th century fortress, occupied until 1924 is located in 30 km west of Dushanbe. Drive to Dushanbe for overnight.

Drive to Iskandarkul lake, You will see Fan Mountains – a popular tourism and mountain climbing area in Tajikistan. There are about 100 passes in height from 3200 to 5060 m (Mirali). The Fan Mountains are the highest part of Zeravshan range with 11 peaks above 5,000 m with sharp fantastical pointed forms. In the bosom of these mountains are about 30 lakes, the largest of which are Iskandarkul, and the most beautiful and picturesque, famous for the unique play of colors - Kulikalon. A fast flouring Iskandar darya river flows from the lake, forming a marvelous and gorgeous waterfall, so called the “Fan Niagara” that falls from the height 38 meters.

Drive to Marguzor lakes via Zarafshon valley. Marguzol lakes: Seven beautiful lake. The first lakes name’s Mizhgon (eyelash)-Multi-coloured, one of the most beautiful Marguzor lakes. The Soya (shade) second lake and third lakes Husher (vigilance) at height 1700м. The fourth lakes name’s Nofin length 3,5км, depth 70m. The fifth lakes Hurdak. The sixth lakes Marguzor - length of lake 5км, depth of 80 metres, height on a sea level 2139м. Seventh Lake-Hazorchashma (one thousand sources) at height 2400м, length 4,5км and depth 85м. Dinner and overnight in the village Nofin near 4th lake in the guest house.

Marguzor lakes (Seven lakes) / Penjikent 70 km Breakfast. Hiking from 6th lake Marguzor lake to 7th lake Hazorchashma lake (3km) Afternoon transfer to Penjikent. Visit ancient ruins of Panjikent settelment of 1-6 Centuries AD. It was one of the main sities of Sogdian and Bactrian empire and destroyed in 7 century by Arabs, museum Rudaki, Overnight in Penjikent.

In the morning visit ancient ruins of Panjikent settelment of 1-6 Centuries AD. It was one of the main sities of Sogdian and Bactrian empire and destroyed in 7 century by Arabs. Afternoon drive to Uzbekistan border 50 km. Arrive in Samarkand, check in to hotel.

Breakfast at the hotel .0900 Full day sightseeing of Samarkand Visit Registan Square, the center of Samarkand with 3 madrasah of 15-17 Centuries, Bibi Hanum mosque of 14 Century and Siab Bazaar of Samarkand where you can spend your time for shopping of dry fruits, Samarkand bread, sweets, spices. Shahi Zinda complex, the hol necropolis of Kusam Ibn Abbas and the mausoleums of Temur’s relatives and generals. Ulugbek’s observatory of 14 Century and Gur Emir, the tomb of Amir Temur, his teacher, sons and grand sons. Also visit Afrasiyob Museum/Central bazaar of Samarkand-Siyob and taste Non (bread) made only in Samarkand, overnight.

Breakfast at the hotel 0830 Depart Samarkand for Bukhara with stop at city Shakhrisabz (140 km, 2,5 hrs) Upon arrival to Shakhrisabz, visit Ak – Saray/Kok Gumbaz Mosque, PM continue to Bukhara (another 290 km, 4,5 hrs) Upon arrival to Bukhara, accommodate at the hotel. Evening you enjoy walking tour of Bukhara, the center of the old town with shops, craft workshops, galleries, mosque and madrasah, café and restaurants. Overnight

After breakfast proceed for a full day sightseeing. Bukhara is main religious center of Islamic world as it was the main education center of Islam after invasion of central Asia in 7th century. There are more than 100 s of mosques and madrasa preserved. Visit Samanid’s Dynasty Mausoleum, Chashma Ayub Mausoleum, Bolo – Khauz Mosque, The Ark Fortress – Citadel, Kalon Complex – consists of minaret, Mosque and Madrasah, Magoki Attori Mosque, Ulugbek and Abdulaziz Khan madrasahs, Lyabi Khauz complex is the most populated and crowded center of the old town. Upon request we April arrange seats for Folk and costumer show in old madrasah.

Full day of sightseeing in Bukhara 0900 Visit Chor Minor memorial/ former summer palace of Bukhara Emir Said Olimkhan , Sitora – Mokhi – Khosa. Museum of Decorative Applied Art Afternoon we drive to Gijhduvan to visit Abdulla’s pottery house and enjoy a cup of tea with the master. Back to Bukhara. Overnight

After breakfast depart to Turkmenistan border Upon arrival to the border point go through custom procedures and continue on to drive directly to Mary via Turkmenabat, on the way cross the Floating Bridge and transfer to Mary. Overnight in Mary hotel.

In the morning visit to the Ancient Merv (UNESCO). Merw is one of the ancient ruins of central asia and was a big city with sity walls built up in the hill. There we will explore the 9th C Greater and Lessor Kyz Kala, the Two Askhars, then climb up Alexander the Great's Erk Kala, and visiting the 12th C Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum. Wonderful 3 hour visit. Upon return to Mary, visit to History museum of Merv region. Transfer to airport for evening flight to Ashgabat, (ETD 1920h ETA 2000h) . Transfer to hotel in Ashgabat, Grand Turkmen

Ashgbat is called as the city of love Ashk Abad but the modern city looks like a white marble city . There are also many grandious national monuments. City tour includes visits of Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, Independence Park, Neutrality Arch, Ahalteke horse stables, Nissa (UNESCO) site which was the city of Parthians. National Museum. Overnight in hotel.

Morning at leisure. Transfer to Karakum desert, visit Erbent desert community on the way. Set up camp and enjoy Shish Kebab cooked in open air and sleep in Tents. The crater look gorgious especially at night. Dinner in Camp near Gas crater.

Drive to Dashoguz 250 km. it is the neighboring city of Turkmnenistan to Uzbekstan and next destination is the old city Kunya Urgench which means old Urgench. New Urgench is located now in Uzbekistan and it is the center of Khorezm region. Visit Kunya Urgench (UNESCO) heritage on the way to Khiva. We will visit mausoleums of Turabek-Khanum, Sultan Tekesh, Sultan Il-Arslan, Najmuddin-Kubra, Sultan Ali. Discover the Kutlug-Timur Minaret and Kyrk Molla Hill. Return to Dashoguz. Transfer to the border post for border crossing. Meet your Uzbek guide and driver after Uzbekistan customs and head to Khiva. Overnight in Khiva, in Ichan kala or outside.

NOTE: if you are tired you can skip Kunya Urgench trip and drive directly to Uzbekistan border to Khiva.

Today we will enjoy open air city museum Khiva. Khiva was the center of Khorezm khanate after Kunya Urgench was destroyed by Mongols. and the city was formed after 14-15 century as the capital of the Khanate. Visit all mosques, madrasah and workshops in Khiva. The hotel is located in the old city. The main and well known crafts of Khiva is wood carving and cilk carpet weaving whcih you can see it in workshops. Evening take flight to Tashkent at around 2100, arrive at 2240, overnight.

Tashkent is the capital city of Uzbekistan and it was the center of Turkistan in 17-19 centuries and located in the cross road of Grea Silk Road. It has now modern and old town with madrasah of 16th century, Uthman Koran of 7 century and biggest bazaar Chorsu. The modern city can offer you museums, galleries, theatre and shopping of sovenirs. Metro of Tashkent is unique and it is worth to visit as one of the main architectural treasure of Sovet era.

Full day free on your own, check out at 1800 and later transfer to airport for your flight home at 2200. End of Services.

 

Tour info

Duration
21 days
Group Size
2 to 10
Price starts at
3490 USD
Languages
Uzbek, English
Meeting Point

Tashkent International Airport

Dropoff location

Tashkent International Airport

Included

  • Accommodation in Double room share

  • Breakfast

  • Transportation throughout the tour

  • Local guides

  • Entrance fee

  • Sightseeing

  • Local flight ticket MAR-ASG & URG-TAS

  • Daily water during the trip

  • Dinner in Darwaza Yurt stay

  • Lunch in Kyrgyz family on Day 2

Excluded

  • Single room supplement

  • visa fee for Tajikistan and Turkmenistan (Some western nationals do not need visa to Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan)

  • Lunch and dinner

Things to know

Accommodation

1. Almaty : Voyage
2. Bishkek : De Mar
3. Cholpan : Ata Tri Korony
4. Dushanbe : Private hotel Guest house
5. Tashkent : Navruz or similar 3* hotel
6. Samarkand : Bibi Hanum or Marokand boutique B&B
7. Bukhara : Komil or Bibihanum boutique B&B
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1. Almaty : Voyage
2. Bishkek : De Mar
3. Cholpan : Ata Tri Korony
4. Dushanbe : Private hotel Guest house
5. Tashkent : Navruz or similar 3* hotel
6. Samarkand : Bibi Hanum or Marokand boutique B&B
7. Bukhara : Komil or Bibihanum boutique B&B
8. Khiva : Malika Khiva or Zuhra B&B
9. Mary : Yrsgul 3* or Mary hotel
10. Ashgabat : Grand Turkmen

If you arrive a day earlier or depart a day later we can book your accommodation in the same hotel you stay on the tour.

Group tour

For the group tour, we will start the trip in Bishkek and ends in Taskent.

For the group tour, we will start the trip in Bishkek and ends in Taskent.

COVID ‘19 Safety

We make sure that all the participants involved are safe as our top priority. We follow governmental protocols and restrictions as we go on our trips.

We make sure that all the participants involved are safe as our top priority. We follow governmental protocols and restrictions as we go on our trips.

Room Supplement

1. Single room $480

2. Night in Bishkek 1 - $65

1. Single room $480

2. Night in Bishkek 1 - $65

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