Silk Road melody Tour 2
Destination: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan
Duration: 12 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Charyn - Kegen border - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor - Son Kul - Chon Kemin - Ala Archa - Bishkek - Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent
Day 1: Almaty
Welcome to see you on Silk Road melody Tour 2. On arrival, you will be met and have a wonderful city tour where you can visit the Green Bazaar. Here is an idea to learn more about local life and get different kind of goods. We are sure you will love it on tours. Afterwards visit the Panfilov Park as well as Zenkov Cathedral. You will move on to the famous Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. In the second part of day, we will visit Medeo gorge and get inspiration of the highest mountain skating rink in the world and the dam protecting the city from dangerous mudflows. Then travel to Kok Tobe hill and see the tallest TV tower in the world. You will be impressed by panorama views and take vibrant photos. Then you will see the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Charyn - Kegen border - Karakol
The tour will start by visiting Charyn canyon. It is very popular on tours. The height of the canyon is about 150-300 meters. It is also called "Red Castles Valley" created by wind and water. Seeing the beauty of landscapes and nature you will want to come here again and again. The road to the canyon and back takes 400 km. This is the best time for hiking tour and picnic. Travelers will like it! In the afternoon, we will drive to the Kyrgyz border and after to Karakol city. Night is in the guesthouse.
Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
Travel to the famous Jeti Oguz gorge and then to Kochkor village. Jeti Oguz has seven red rocks situated in a row and also known as the Seven Bulls. Walking around it, you will have an opportunity to see the Broken Heart Mountain. This place is best for a hiking trip. Panorama views will not leave anyone indifferent. Then we will travel to Bokonbaeva village and meet an eagle hunter. He will show you eagles and allow to take photos with them. Night is in a home stay.
Day 4: Kochkor - Son Kul
In the morning, we will travel to the stunning Son Kul Lake. It is considered to be the second largest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, surrounded by mountains and located at an altitude of 30316 m above sea level. On arrival, you will meet nomads and exchange culture. They are very hospitable and invite you for tea. The beauty of this lake will not leave anyone indifferent on tours. Overnight is in nomadic collapsible dwellings - yurts. Feel yourself as nomad! This day will bring only positivity!
Day 5: Day 5: Son Kul - Kochkor - Chon Kemin
The day will start by driving to Chon Kemin. On the route you will visit Kochkor village via beautiful gorge and Kalmak Ashuu pass of 3 225 meters high. On arrival, you will meet local families and see how national carpet are made. Also, you can an opportunity to make your own carpet with the help of masters. Over there you can visit museum of handicraft and see silver decorations, coats made of wolfs, horse saddle decorations, carpets and many other things. On arrival to Chon Kemin village, your night is in a house of a Kyrgyz family.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
In the morning, you will have 3 hours of horse riding. You will have an opportunity to drive via high passes and see the beauty of celestial mountains. Small lakes will inspire you and you will stop for photoshoot. Your road goes high in the mountains and you will even ride horses through a mountain forest. In the second part of day is transfer to Bishkek. Here you will see Burana Tower found in the 11th century where traders crossed over there. In addition, you can find an open air museum full of Balbas or stone warriors which are dedicated to brave heroes who fought for their land. On arrival to the capital, rest is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
After breakfast, you will have the city. Visit the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places. In the afternoon, visit Ala Archa gorge and find a beautiful land of nature. It is best for picnic as well as hiking. The road will take only 45 km from Bishkek. Don't miss to take photos on tours and inspire the beauty of high mountains! In the evening, you will back to Bishkek. Transfer to hotel for sleep.
Day 8: Bishkek - Tashkent
The next destination of our tour is flight to Tashkent. On arrival, you will be bet by the guide who transfer you to city. You will have the city tour and visit the Independence square. It was built to the victory over fascism in WWII. We will walk over the local Broadway which is near the Independence square and Amir Timur square. Don't miss to see the famous Tashkent metro, opened in 1977. In the second part of day we will visit the famous places as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex and see different madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. We will be glad if you don't pass by the Othman Quran. It is the oldest copy of 8th cenutury. Night is in a hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent - Samarkand (train)
The tour will start by morning train to Samarkand which is located in the valley of the river Zerafshan and also the second largest city in Uzbekistan as the old lands of Babylon or Rome. On arrival, you will have unforgettable city tour and visit old sites as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square attracts travelers with its beauty of three amazing Madrasahs originated in the 15-17th and considered to be the main attraction of Samarkand. Shakhi-Zindeh is very popular on tours and famous for its rich collection of mausoleums which after some time became the part of UNESCO World Heritage Site (11th-15th century). Bibi Khanum Mosque is another splendid part of history which was built for favorite wife of Tamerlane. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 10: Samarkand - Bukhara (morning train)
In the morning you will transfer to Bukhara. Today you will see the most amazing sights. We present to your attention the oldest citadel in Bukhara of 4th century as the unique Citadel Ark. In past times, it united some dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Your tour will be continued seeing the Samanids mausoleum masterpiece of 9th - 10th c. walking to Chashma Ayub or how it is calles Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, you can see forty columns, built in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. Here you will find out souvenir shops and get gifts for your family and friends. Later on, visit the famous madrasahs of Bukhara as Nodir Divan Begi - Lyabi House Ensemble. Continue to the Poi Kalon complex where you can see three structures in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Transfer to a comfortable night for sleep.
Day 11: Bukhara - Tashkent (flight or train)
We are glad to present the next day of our tour where you can visit the Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex located near Bukhara city. It is a commemorative complex of well-known Sufi Leader and Philosopher. This place is considered to be the Muslim pilgrimage place. It is worth noting that he was one of the divine masters of Amir Timur. The complex has mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial arch of Bukhara leaders and Dakhma upon the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. In addition, you can visit the scenery residence of Bukhara Emirs - Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. Emir gave the name to the palace in honor of his wife who died young "Star - like and moon- like Palace". In the second part of day you will visit the town of the dead where you can see the Chor Bakr memorial complex. This is considered to be a symbol of the four sides of the earth. It belongs to the period of Samanids supremacy until the 16th century. In the evening is flight to Tashkent. Transfer to a cozy hotel for rest.
Day 12: Tashkent - Departure
Silk Road melody Tour 2 is over. Transfer to the airport.
Transport in Kazakhstan:
02 pax - Sedan economy
04 pax - Minivan
06-10 pax - Minibus
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 - 1 815 $
04 pax - 1 260 $
06 pax - 1 005 $
08 pax - 925 $
10 pax - 840 $
Single - 175 $
Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 985 $
04 pax - 1 430 $
06 pax - 1 175 $
08 pax - 1 095 $
10 pax - 1 010 $
Single - 275 $
Early check-in - 40 $
Single early check-in -70 $
Half board - 150 $
Full board - 290 $
Entrance fees - 40 $ (*with escort guide only)
Supplement for escort guide in UZ - 220 $ per group
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3* / "KazZhol" Hotel 4*
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Guesthouse
Kochkor - Homestay
Son Kul - Yurts (4 pax in 1)
Chon Kemin - Homestay
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*/ "Plaza" Hotel 4*
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*/ "Ramada" Hotel 4*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*/ "Diyora" Hotel 4*
Bukhara - "Old City" Hotel 3*/ "Omar Khayam" Hotel 4*
- Train tickets
- Mineral water during the tour
- Horse riding in Chon Kemin gorge
- English speaking guides in KZ, KG
- English speaking local guides in UZ
- Entrances to all museums in KZ, KG
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- Entrances to all museums in UZ