2 STANS PROGRAM C 13 DAYS
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2 STANS PROGRAM C: 13 DAYS CENTRAL ASIA & SILK ROAD

 

2 stans: TRIP TO THE HEART OF THE GREAT SILK ROAD
UZBEKISTAN - KYRGYZSTAN
Duration: 13 days \ 12 nights

 

Days Destinations Time Itinerary Photos

DAY1

Tashkent

 

Flight to Tashkent by HY…..
Arrival ….
Meeting at the airport of Tashkent by English speaking guide. Transfer to hotel, check in and rest after the flight.

 

DAY 2

Tashkent-Urgench (Khiva)

This city is an open air museum, like Pompeii and Herculaneum. UNESCO has declared Khiva a city reserve and included Khiva’s oldest part Ichan-kala in its World Heritage List

05:00

Breakfast at hotel.


05:30

Transfer to airport for flight HY...

Arrival to Urgench and transfer to Khiva (40km)
Accommodation at hotel

10:00 Full day city tour of Khiva.
Visit to the oldest part of the city - Kunya-Ark fortress, including Kurinish Khana (17c); Mohammed-Amin-Khan(19c) Madrassah, Kalta Minor Minaret; Mohammed Rakim Khan (19 c) Madrassah, Pakhlavan Mahmoud Mausoleum, Mazary Sharif Madrassah, Islam Khodja Madrassah and Minaret, Jami Mosque(18c)
14:00

Lunch at national house. Getting acquainted with uzbek family and tasting Uzbek dishes.

Continuing city tour:
Kutluq-Murad Inaq (19c) Madrassah, Allakuli khan Madrassah (19c), Ak Mosque, Tash Havli Fortress.
Free time at leisure

20:00 Dinner at ancient madrassah

DAY 3

Khiva – Bukhara

500 km

8:00

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to Bukhara.
Photo stop near the biggest river in Central Asia - Amudarya (Oxus).

13:00

Lunch in one of oasis in the middle of Kyzylkum desert. (Lunch boxes are provided by our company)

 

18:00 Arriving to Bukhara.
Accommodation at Hotel.
Free time at leisure
19:00 Dinner at Lyabi Hauz - a cozy pond in the center of the ancient part where people come together for having a drink and dinner. One of places where you can see the real Uzbek life.

DAY 4

Bukhara

Ancient and fairy-tale town of Bukhara - the land of magical lamps and Eastern beauties. Ancient Great Silk Road caravans never missed this town - the only oasis around.
Nowadays Bukhara is famous not only for it's superb historical
monuments, but for it's lively trade. ...every traveler finds something unique in this town

08:00

Breakfast at hotel

09:00 Full day of city tour.
Visit to Ismael Samani mausoleum (9-10 c)-the oldest royal mausoleum in Bukhara, Chashma-Ayub Mausoleum(14 c), Bukhara local bazar.
Visit to Old Bukhara: Poi-Kalon ensemble including Minaret (12c), Mosque (16c), functioning Miri Arab Madrassah(16 c), Amir- Alim-Khan Madrassah (19c).

13:00

 

 

 

 

 

18:00

 

Lunch at local restaurant.
Taqi trading domes, Kukeldash Madrassah (16c), 
Lyab-i-Hauz (17c), Nadir Divanbegi (17c), Magoki Attari (10-16c), Ulug Beg (15c), Abdul Aziz (17c) Madrassahs; 
Visit to Registan Ensemble, Ark Fortress (16c) and Bolo-Hauz complex (18 c), Summer Palace of the last Emir of Bukhara.

Free time at leisure

National Folklore show and show of national clothes at Nodir Devonbegi madrassah

19:00 Dinner in national house participating in the process of preparation of the most famous national dish - PLOV.

DAY 5

Bukhara -Shakhrisabz- Samarkand

08 00

Breakfast

09 00 Transfer to Samarkand via Shakhrisabz
13 00

Arriving Shakhrisabz

Lunch at national house, getting acquainted with Uzbek family. 
City tour: Ak-Sarai Palace of Amir Temur, Kuk Gumbaz Mosque, traditional bazar, Mausoleum of Jahangir, empty mausoleum of Amir Temur.

Transfer to Samarkand
Arriving Samarkand. Accommodation at hotel

19:00 Dinner at local restaurant

DAY 6

Samarkand

The grandiose capital of the Empire of famous Tamerlane -Amir Temur with the biggest mausoleums, madrassahs and mosques in Central Asia. And finally you have a chance to visit the world famous Registan square.

 

08:00

Breakfast at hotel

09:00

Full day sightseeing tour of Samarkand: 
Guri Emir - Legendary mausoleum of Amir Temur and his family members.

Registan square - World famous complex of 3 Madrassahs and Golden Dome Mosque.

Mosque Bibi Khanum – The biggest mosque ever built in Central Asia as gift of Tamerlane's wife to her husband.

Local Siyab bazar - unique place where you can get acquainted with the life of Samarkand people.

13:00

Lunch at local restaurant
Continuing city tour of Samarkand.

Shahi - Zinda necropolis, a holy place and cemetery with mausoleums of Timurid dynasty and a grave of cousin of Prophet Muhamed.  

  
Observatory of Ulugbek – incredible construction of 15th century for astronomical research. 

19:00 Dinner at national house recognized by UNESCO (one of the oldest houses in Samarkand with ancient original decorations) (OPTIONAL)

DAY 7

 

 

 

 

 

 

Samarkand-Tashkent

320 km

The capital of Uzbekistan, the biggest city in Central Asia. It is known all  over the world as a city of friendship and hospitality and has a unique combination of historical monuments and modern life!

08:00

Early breakfast at hotel.

09:00 Visit to Al-Bukhariy complex.
The Mausoleum of the outstanding islamic scholar Imam Al Bukhari (died 870) is located near Samarkand. He compiled the hadith (words and stories of Prophet Mumammed) collection named As Sahih al Bukhari, a collection which Sunni Muslims regard as the most authentic of all hadith compilations.
Afrosiab museum. The ancient core of Samarkand is located on the Afrasiab hill, named after the legendary Turanian king. The museum displays exhibits illustrating the various periods of the city's ancient history: ossuaries, fragments of ancient swords, knifes, arrows, coins, ceramics and unique frescos from the 7-8th century palace of the Ihshid of Samarkand.
The mausoleum of Khodja-Daniyar is located on the northern slope of Afrasiab hill, by the healing spring. According to legend, Khodja Daniyar was a companion of Kusam ibn Abbas, who was believed to be a relative of the Prophet and one of the first Islamic preachers in Central Asia. Other legends associate Khodja Daniyar with the Koranic and Biblical prophet Daniyar (Daniel) whose remains were brought here by Amir Temur.
Lunch at local restaurant.
14:00 Transfer to Tashkent.
Small photo-stop to enjoy the view of legendary Iron Gates of Tamerlane.
Photo stops near second largest river of Central Asia - Sirdarya, local fish market and roadside markets where the best melons are sold in the whole region.  Quick shopping of water melons and melons (depends on season). 
Arriving to Tashkent
19:00 Arriving Tashkent
Accommodation at hotel.
Dinner

DAY 8

Tashkent

08:00

Breakfast at hotel

09:00 City tour in Tashkent
Khastimam Complex: Barak Khan Madrassah, Kaffal Shashi Mausoleum, Library with the world-known Uthman Qur"an, Friday Mosque; Kukeldash Madrasah, Chorsu bazaar
14:00 Lunch at local restaurant.
New Part of the city: Independence square, Alisher Navoi theatre, Amir Temur square, etc.
18:00 Dinner.

DAY 9

Tashkent -Bishkek

Kyrgyzstan is a rugged and beautiful country, with over half its territory situated in the Tian Shan Mountains.

 

Breakfast.
Transfer to airport for flight to Bishkek city - the capital and the largest city of Kyrgyzstan (30km, 30 min). Arrival. Hotel accommodation. Free time for leisure. Overnight in Bishkek.

DAY 10

Bishkek- Burana Tower – Issyk Kul Lake – Cholpon Ata

 

Breakfast.
City tour: visiting of Victory Square, Oak Park with stone sculptures, Old Square, The House of Parliament, Main Ala Too Square, White House, Manas Hero Square, City Hall and many other interesting places. Also you will visit our famous Asian Bazaar where you will make a lot of colorful photos.

Lunch
After lunch drive to Burana Tower. On the way visiting Stone Warriors – Balbals. After an interesting excursion and climbing on the top of the Tower drive to the most famous place of Kyrgyzstan – Issyk Kul Lake. You can swim in the lake and to see mountains around you with snow white peaks!

Dinner
Overnight in resort.

DAY 11

Issyk Kul Lake – Karakol

 

Breakfast.
Short trekking to see petroglpihs. You can see a panorama view of the Issyk Kul Lake from this place – people were thinking that it was the middle of the world.
All these pictures were depicted on the southern side of stones. People believed that in this case the God of the Sun will see their messages. Also beside the pictures there are big stones put in a circle way to make sacrifices.
Drive to Karakol town.
City tour including: Russian Orthdox Church and Dungan Mosque.

Overnight in guesthouse.

 

DAY 12

Karakol – Jeti Oguz - Bishkek

 

Breakfast
We will travel today to Jeti Oguz gorge. It’s famous for its red rocks formations that have a name Seven Bulls – Jeti Oguz. Your guide will tell you a beautiful legend about these rocks. Also you will see our amazing Broken Heart Mountain! We will make many photos there and if you want it is possible to go on a top of a mountain (20 minutes) to see a panorama view of the gorge!
There are some yurts on the way and people can offer you to drink Kumis. It is a national drink that is made of mare’s milk, and it is an alcoholic drink as a beer. After that we drive along Issyk Kul Lake and you will have a picnic on a wild beach. If you wish you can swim there for 30 minutes before we continue our driving. On the way we will visit one of the most interesting families in Kyrgyzstan – the family of Eagle Hunters! There are still some people in villages that continue this ancient way of hunting in our days. They train eagles and hawks when they are young and every winter go with them to the mountains for hunting. The Eagle Hunter just lets the bird fly and it finds the victim on its own. You will find out many interesting facts about this way of hunting and you will be able to make photo while keeping the bird on your hand! Farewell dinner in Bishkek will be at 9 o’clock.


DAY 13

Bishkek - …

 

Breakfast at the hotel.
Transfer to international airport for departure flight
END OF SERVICE

 

 

Services included in main tour price:   Services excluded in main tour price:
  • Double / Single accommodation with breakfast
  • English speaking guide services (to be ordered)
  • Transport services all over the tour by luxury air conditioned car/minivan/bus
  • Portage charges at airports and hotels
  • Tips at the airports and hotels
  • Picnics and coffee stops
  • Unlimited bottles of mineral water
  • Unlimited entrance fees to all sights
  • Folklore show in Bukhara city
  • OPTIONAL services for your choice;
Tashkent: Tickets for performance in Alisher Navoi Theatre,
Visiting Christian churches,
Cup of Tea at Tashkent TV tower restaurant
Tashkent zoo and botanic garden.
Any museums of Tashkent
And much more
Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva, Ferghana: winetasting in local wineries, all museums, theatres, taking part in national holydays, parties and customs / traditions. Visiting Uzbek families, schools, medical institutions, bazaars, archives of ancient books, libraries and much much more.
  • Presents from Roxana Tour
 
  • Airfare due to the program (international and local)
  • All optional deviations from the main itinerary
  • Beverages and meals not included in main menu
  • Photo-and video charges
  • All personal expenses (extra luggage fee, room service, medical expenses/insurance, etc.)
  • Trip cancellation / accident insurance
  • Tips to the guides and drivers

 

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