Trip Overview

To the Heart of the Silk Road

Tour rating: 4.5 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
Private tour to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
The Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan tour provides a unique insight into the rich cultural heritage, breathtaking nature and fascinating history of the exotic region of Central Asia. A professional tour guide will show you around 5 stunning cities, and you will learn more about the local history and get to see the rural beauty with breathtaking views of beautiful lakes and mountains.

To the Heart of the Silk Road

8 days6 cities
UzbekistanKyrgyzstan2 countries
Private tour to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
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$2,778
Tour rating: 4.5 / 5, Based on 3 Reviews
The Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan tour provides a unique insight into the rich cultural heritage, breathtaking nature and fascinating history of the exotic region of Central Asia. A professional tour guide will show you around 5 stunning cities, and you will learn more about the local history and get to see the rural beauty with breathtaking views of beautiful lakes and mountains.

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Day-By-Day

Tashkent

first destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 1
Arrival in Tashkent & City Tour
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour

Welcome to Tashkent - the magnificent capital of Uzbekistan! Your driver meets you at the airport and transfers you to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

After having some rest you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and go on a wonderful sightseeing tour around the most interesting Tashkent attractions.

During the tour, you explore the 16th century Barak Khana Seminary, the Chorsu Bazaar, the Kukeldash Madrassah and go inside the largest acting mosque in Tashkent - the Tila Shaikh. You also see the Independence Square, Alisher Navoi Theater, Amir Temur Square and the new part of the city.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the day free.

No meals included.

 

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Welcome to Tashkent

Often called “the stone city”, Tashkent is an important hub of central Asia and the magnificent capital of Uzbekistan.

plane
Tashkent
Bukhara
1 hr 10 min

Hop on an hour-long flight and enjoy the quick and comfortable journey from Tashkent to Bukhara in Uzbekistan. Our experienced drivers will transfer you to and from the airport. 

Bukhara

second destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 2
Flight to Bukhara & City Tour
City tour
City tour
Show
Show

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the Tashkent airport for a quick flight to Bukhara (flight tickets are included). Upon arrival, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in.

You then meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a full-day sightseeing tour around the most prominent Bukhara attractions. During the tour, you walk through the central city square Lyab-i Khauz and see its magnificent architectural ensemble surrounding the small pond.

You also visit Madrassah Nadirkhon, Devanbegi, Khanaga, Mogaki Attari mosque, Poi Kalon minaret and mosque, Madrasahs Aziz Khan and Ulugbek. Then you explore the Ark Fortress, Balakhauz mosque, a mausoleum of Ismail Samanid and Chashma Ayub. Following sightseeing you enjoy the Folklore show in Bukhara city.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

 

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Welcome to Bukhara

Bukhara, is one of the most ancient cities in Uzbekistan, a real treasure trove of ancient monuments on the Silk Road.

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Bukhara
Samarkand
3 hrs 50 min

Enjoy the scenic journey across some of the most picturesque areas in Uzbekistan while traveling to Samarkand with our professional driver. Make yourself comfortable and gaze through the window for some memorable views. 

Samarkand

third destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
2 nights in centrally located hotels
Day 3
Transfer to Samarkand & City Tour
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to one of the greatest cities of the legendary Silk Road - Samarkand. Along the way you visit the center of the world-famous handmade ceramics Gijduvan, where you witness the process of making the unique ceramic items and enjoy the atmosphere of local life.

You then make a stop to see the house-museum-workshop of Abdulla Narzullaev who is a Master of Ceramics of Gijguvan and visit the Summer Palace of the last Emir of Bukhara. En-route you also make photo stops at breathtaking cotton fields, the cotton factory and at the ancient Karavan Sarai called Rabat Malik, built along the Great Silk Road.

Upon arrival to Samarkand, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for check-in. Later you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and enjoy a walking sightseeing tour around the most interesting Samarkand attractions.

During the tour you see the Gur Emir mausoleum of the famous Asian conqueror Great Tamerlane, visit a picturesque Registan Square and explore its amazing ensemble consisting of three beautiful madrasahs: the 15th-century Ulug-Bek Madrasah and the 17th-century Tillya-Kori Madrasah and Sher-Dor Madrasah.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening at leisure.

Breakfast is included.

 

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Day 4
Samarkand City Tour & Train to Tashkent
City tour
City tour
Transfer
Transfer

Following breakfast, you meet your guide in the hotel lobby and continue exploring the most interesting treasures of Samarkand.

You start with a visit to the famous historical Friday mosque Bibi-Khanum named after the wife of 14th-century ruler Amir Timur. Then you proceed to the Silk Road bazaar, see the Shahi Zinda necropolis and visit the Ulugh Beg Observatory that is considered to be one of the finest observatories in the Islamic world.

Right after the tour, you are transferred to the railway station where you board a high-speed Afrosiyob train that takes you to Tashkent in just 2 and a half hours (train tickets are included). Upon arrival, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel for overnight.

Breakfast is included.

 

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Samarkand

Samarkand is an ancient oriental city as old as Babylon and Rome and was the capital of Temur’s empire in the 14th century. 

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Samarkand
Bishkek
3 hrs 50 min

Plane-travel is one of the best ways to conquer long distances, thus hop on a flight from Samarkand to Bishkek and continue your tour to explore Kyrgyzstan. After the tour of Bishkek, your private driver transfers you to Cholpon Ata.

Cholpon Ata

fourth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 5
Flight to Bishkek & Transfer to Cholpon Ata
Transfer
Transfer
Free day
Free day

After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the Tashkent Airport for a quick flight to Bishkek- the capital of Kyrgyzstan (flight tickets are included).

Upon arrival, you enjoy a short Bishkek sightseeing tour that includes visits to Ala-Too Square, Old Square and Manas Square called after Kyrgyz legendary hero Manas.

In the afternoon you are transferred to Cholpon Ata nestled on the northern bank of Lake Issyk-Kul. Along the way, you explore the petroglyph field and the Burana tower situated in the center of an ancient town Balasagun.

Upon arrival to Cholpon Ata, you are transferred to the hotel near the town for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

Please, note: Tashkent – Bishkek direct flights are operated on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday.

Breakfast is included.

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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Cholpon Ata

Situated nearby Lake Issyk-Kul, the small resort town of Cholpon Ata should not be excluded from your Kyrgyzstan itinerary.

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Cholpon Ata
Karakol
2 hrs 10 min

Discover some of the most beautiful places in Kyrgyzstan while traveling from Cholpon Ata to Karakol with our experienced driver. Gaze through the window for some views as never seen before.

Karakol

fifth destination
1 day in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 6
Transfer to Karakol & City Tour
Transfer
Transfer
City tour
City tour
Museum
Museum

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to Karakol - the fourth largest city in Kyrgyzstan. Along the way you drive past the breathtaking Semonovskaya and Grigoryevskaya gorges where you stop for a picnic.

You then make a stop to visit the Prezhevalsky Museum built to commemorate a renowned explorer of Central Asia, Nikolai Przhevalsky.

Upon arrival to Karakol, you check in to your hotel. In the evening you meet your guide and enjoy a wonderful city tour, that includes visits to the Russian Orthodox Cathedral decorated with icons, pictures and wall paintings and the Dungan Mosque built in Chinese style without a single nail.

After the tour, you return to your hotel and have the rest of the evening free.

Breakfast and a picnic are included.

 

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4-star hotel
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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Karakol

Karakol is the fourth largest city in Kyrgyzstan, situated near the eastern end of Lake Issyk Kul 240 miles from Bishkek.

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Karakol
Bishkek
5 hrs 40 min

The scenic drive to Bishkek takes you through some of the most scenic landscapes in the country. Explore Kyrgyzstan with our experienced driver and marvel at the beautiful views.

Bishkek

sixth destination
2 days in the city
Detailed itinerary
1 night in a centrally located hotel
Day 7
Transfer to Bishkek
Free day
Free day

Following breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver takes you to Bokonbaeva Village where you visit a golden eagle hunter’s home.

After lunch, in a local cafe, you are transferred to your centrally located hotel in Bishkek and have the rest of the day at leisure.

Breakfast and lunch included.

 

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Day 8
Departure from Bishkek
Transfer
Transfer

This is the last day of your amazing Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan tour! After breakfast, you check out from your hotel and your driver transfers you to the airport for your flight back home. We wish you a safe flight and hope to work on your future trips!

  • Interested in extending your trip for few more days? Trips to the Georgia and Azerbaijan or to Tibet are ideal options for you! Contact your travel specialist for details.

Breakfast is included.

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Enhance your travel with staying in a remarkable 4-star property. As always, the location near all top landmarks, excellent quality service, and top-notch amenities are an indispensable part of your stay. The gallery demonstrates the examples of 4-star hotels we offer to our guests.

Welcome to Bishkek

Bishkek, the capital of the Kyrgyz Republic, is the largest city of the country. Located in the Chui valley at the northern foot of the Kyrgyz Ala-Too, it is well-known for its charming atmosphere and exceptionally clear air.

What's Included

What's Included

  • Accommodation at remarkable hotels in Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Cholpon Ata, Karakol and Bishkek;
  • Breakfasts at the hotels;
  • Other meals according to the itinerary;
  • Airport transfers and all transportation according to the itinerary with private drivers;
  • Rich sightseeing tours with professional English-speaking guides;
  • Folklore show in Bukhara city;
  • Full Uzbekistan visa processing service for US citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries (Kyrgyzstan visa not required);
  • Regular class flight tickets Tashkent - Bukhara and Tashkent - Bishkek;
  • 1st class Afrosiyob train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent;
  • Support line during the trip.

Note: we include 1 vehicle for your arrival and departure transfers. If multiple vehicles are required additional transfer costs will apply.

Not included: international flights, multiple arrival/departure transfers, other meals not mentioned in the program, optional tours and services, all personal expenses.

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Tour Highlights

  • Five guided city tours
  • A trip to Bishkek
  • A visit to the Russian Orthodox Cathedral
  • A visit to Ulugh Beg Observatory
  • Full Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan visa processing service for US citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries

What To Know

  • In general, tipping is not expected, however, in the larger international hotels in Tashkent and Samarkand western style tipping is the norm. Tipping guides and drivers is an excellent way to show appreciation of their services
  • The currency of Uzbekistan is the Cym, though dollars are generally much more useful for purchases in hotels or shops
  • To show respect and to avoid any cultural conflict we suggest dressing conservatively in mosques or places associated with saints or nationally revered people
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