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Unknown Silk Road Tour 1

Unknown Silk Road Tour 1, Silk Road tours. 

Unknown Silk Road Tour 1
Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
Duration: 8 days
In short: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Osh - Dustlik - Margilan - Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent

Day 1: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
Our group is happy to see on Unknown Silk Road Tour 1. Here you will be met by the guide and transfer to hotel. After rest, you will have the city tour where you will have an opportunity to visit the most famous places as the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic and other places of wonder. In the second part of day, we will travel to Issyk Kul Lake. This wonderful lake will impress you by celestial mountains from all four side. This is an excellent place for photoshoot and swimming. Guests will take pleasure of the second largest alpine lake in the world of 1608 m. above sea level which is also called "the pearl of Central Asia". Issyk Kul Lake is never freezes and thus attracts travelers from around the world. On the way, we can visit Burana Tower and see the ancient architecture of the 11th century as well as an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Transfer to hotel for rest.

Day 2: Issyk Kul - Grigorievskoye - Semenovskoye - Karakol
This day of tour will start by travelling to the striking as Semenovskoye and Grigorievskoye gorges. It is important to note that, these two outstanding gorges are located close to each other and even meet at the end. On reaching, you will walk among natural park and have hiking tour where you can see the pristine nature. The tour will be continued to the northern shore of the lake to the town of Karakol. Here you will be impressed by the Dungan mosque and an old wooden Orthodox Church. Overnight is in a guesthouse.

Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
We are glad to present the next day of driving to Jeti Oguz gorge, so called Seven Bulls. When we arrive there, you can see seven red rocks which are placed in row. This gorge will inspire travelers with the Broken Heart Mountain. Visitors are allowed to take photos on tours. In order to see panorama view, you can spend 20 minutes and reach on top. The tour will be continued to Bokonbaeva village. Here you will meet local eagle-hunter or berkutchi. Trainer will show you an eagle hunting and then you can take photos. We will continue drive to Bishkek. On arrival, rest is in a hotel.

Day 4: Bishkek - Osh - Dustlik - Margilan - Tashkent
In the morning, you will have flight to Osh city. On arrival, you will need to cross the Dustlik border checkpoint and drive to Fergana. Here you will visit the Fergana regional museum where you can see a rich collection of items from past times of more than 80 000 collections. Also, you can visit the national park of Fergana and later on travel to Margilan. Travelers will have an opportunity to see the Silk producing factory in Margilan as well as gain experience of Silk production. In general, the silk made from the nourishing of the silk worms with mulberry leaves, over dyeing with natural vegetal and mineral dyes and to the interlacing of the last cloth. The tour will be continued to Fergana train station and board the train. The departure time from Tashkent at 16:00 and arrival to Tashkent train station at 20:25. Afterwards transfer to hotel for sleep.

Day 5: Tashkent - Samarkand
Have a city tour in Tashkent and visit the Independence Square. It is worth noting that, the square placed as the symbol of victory over fascism in World War II. Afterwards, walk to the local Broadway, located near the Independence square and Amir Timur square. In addition, you will visit the first Tashkent metro, where the first line opened in 1977. In the afternoon, visit the Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex. You will find amazing madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. Continue to visit the Othman Quran as the world's oldest Quran copy and found in the 8th century. Transfer to Samarkand by train and transfer to hotel for rest.

Day 6: Samarkand - Bukhara
The day will start by the city tour in Samarkand. This city will pleasure our travelers with its beauty. Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan which made it to be the second largest city of Uzbekistan as Babylon or Rome. Walk to visit the Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square is very famous architectural complex which has three stunning Madrasahs belonging to the 15-17th centuries. Shakhi-Zindeh will amaze travelers by stunning mausoleums found in the 11th-15 centuries and later included in the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Bibi Khanum Mosque is a significant site of Uzbekistan and built by Tamerlane for his lovely wife. When you arrive to Bukhara, night is in a hotel.

Day 7: Bukhara - Tashkent
Meet the last day of tour where you can visit the ancient citadel in Bukhara, called the Citadel Ark. It was found in the 4th century. It is worth saying that, this citadel united several dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Then visit Samanids mausoleum of the 9th and 10th century. It is no doubt you will like this sacred structure on tours. Continue to the Chashma Ayub (Job's well) and Bolo-Hauz mosque. The mosque is famous for its forty columns created to the Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Here you will see shops and get oriental souvenirs. The tour will be continued visiting Nodir Divan Begi, which also a part of Lyabi House Ensemble. Then, visit the Poi Kalon complex, which is famous for its three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Reaching in Tashkent, overnight is in the hotel.

Day 8: Tashkent - Departure
Breakfast. Transfer to Tashkent international airport. Thank you for Unknown Silk Road Tour 1!

Transport in Kyrgyzstan:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter

Transport in Uzbekistan:
02 pax - Sedan
04-06 pax - Minivan
08-10 pax - Minibus

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