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.
City:
Tashkent, Bukhara, Samarkand, Bishkek
Duration:
8 days
Type:
Private tour
From:
$2,932
Next date:
Flexible

Overview

Day 1
Arrival in Tashkent & City Tour

Welcome to Tashkent - the magnificent capital of Uzbekistan! Check-in centrally located hotel. Tashkent sightseeing tour: seeing the Barak Khana Seminary, Tila Shaikh, Chorsu bazaar and Kukeldash Madrassah. 

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Day 2
Flight to Bukhara & City Tour

Flight to Bukhara, sightseeing tour: Lyab-i Khauz square, visiting Madrassah Nadirkhon, Devanbegi, Khanaga, Mogaki Attari mosque, Poi Kalon minaret and mosque, Madrasahs Aziz Khan and Ulugbek are among the highlights.

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Day 3
Transfer to Samarkand & City Tour

Driving to Samarkand. Stop in Gijduvan - the center of world famous hand made ceramics. Samarkand sightseeing tour, visiting  the Gur Emir mausoleum, picturesque Registan Square, exploring three beautiful madrasahs.

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Day 4
Samarkand City Tour & Train to Tashkent

Full day Samarkand sightseeing tour: visiting the Friday mosque Bibi-Khanum, the Silk Road bazaar, the Shahi Zinda necropolis and the Ulugh Beg Observatory. Train to Tashkent. 

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Day 5
Flight to Bishkek & Transfer to Cholpon Ata

Flight to Bishkek, short introductory city tour. Visiting Ala-Too Square, Old Square and Manas Square. Transfer to Cholpon Ata nestled on the northern bank of Lake Issyk-Kul. Stop at the petroglyph field and the Burana tower.

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Day 6
Transfer to Karakol & City Tour

Transfer to Karakol, stops at the Przhevalsky Museum built to commemorate a renowned explorer of Central Asia.  Karakol guided city tour: visiting the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, the Dungan Mosque.

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Day 7
Transfer to Bishkek

Trip to Bishkek via the southern shores of Lake Issyk-Kul. Seeing remote Kyrgyz villages and the majestic Tien Shan Mountains.

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Day 8
Departure from Bishkek

This is the last day of your amazing Uzbekistan - Kyrgyzstan tour! We hope you enjoyed marvelous cities of Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan and one day will return here again!

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Price

$2,932
Deposit $587
Private tour
Based on double occupancy

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;
  • Full Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan visa processing service for US citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries;
  • Regular class flight tickets Tashkent - Bukhara and Tashkent - Bishkek;
  • Regular class Afrosiyob train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.


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

Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival in Tashkent & 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 at 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.

Day 2: Flight to Bukhara & City Tour

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 at 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, mausoleum of Ismail Samanid and Chashma Ayub.

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

Breakfast is included.

Day 3: Transfer to Samarkand & City Tour

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 at 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 and lunch are included.

Day 4: Samarkand City Tour & Train to Tashkent

Following breakfast you meet your guide at 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.

Day 5: Flight to Bishkek & Transfer to Cholpon Ata

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 your centrally located hotel for check-in and have the rest of the day free.

Breakfast is included.

Day 6: Transfer to Karakol & City Tour

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 picnic are included.

Day 7: Transfer to Bishkek

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 are included.

Day 8: Departure from Bishkek

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!

Breakfast is included.

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.

  • 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;
  • Full Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan visa processing service for US citizens and visa support service (invitation) for customers from other countries;
  • Regular class flight tickets Tashkent - Bukhara and Tashkent - Bishkek;
  • Regular class Afrosiyob train tickets Samarkand - Tashkent;
  • Emergency line support during the trip.


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

Tashkent, Uzbekistan

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

Bukhara, Uzbekistan

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

Samarkand, Uzbekistan

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

Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Bishkek is the capital and largest city of the Kyrgyz Republic known for its charming atmosphere and exceptionally clear air. 

Karakol, Kyrgyzstan

Karakol is the 4th largest city in Kyrgyzstan, situated on the East of Lake Issyk Kul.

Lake Issyk Kul, Kyrgyzstan

Issyk-Kul translated from Kyrgyz as “hot lake” is the world's second largest salt lake with an altitude of 1609 m.

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Package type Price
Private tour

Based on double occupancy

$2,932
Deposit $587