Silk Road treasure 2
Country: Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan
Time of the tour: 10 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Issyk - Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Osh - Guliston - Khudjand - Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe
Day 1: Almaty
We are glad to see you on Silk Road treasure 2. The guide will meet you at the airport and drive to the city. On arrival, you will have the city tour and visit one of the famous places as the Green Bazaar. This is a great opportunity to immerse into the real life of local people and get outstanding tours. Being there you will have an opportunity to find oriental goods. Afterwards we will drive to visit Panfilov Park and Zenkov Cathedral. Don't miss to take vibrant photos. The tour will be continued visiting the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. It was built in honor of heroes who fought for the freedom of Kazakhstan. In the afternoon, you will have an idea transfer to the Medeo Gorge. On arrival, you will immerse into mountain nature and see the highest mountain skating rink in the world. Afterwards we will travel to Kok-Tobe hill and see the tallest TV tower. Then you will see the the center of the city by the famous Almaty cableway. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Issyk - Almaty
The next destination of our tour is visiting the Trans-Ili Alatau gorge or Issyk. You will find it located on the Kuldja tract where ancient caravans have travelled. The guide will tell you some facts from the history including the burial mounds of Sakas period, where the famous "Golden Man" was appeared. Today it is a symbol of Kazakhstan. Later on, we will see the State Historical and Cultural Museum-Reserve "ISSYK" and learn more about history and culture of the Sakas period as a copy of Golden Man and golden items, ancient ceramics, weapon, elements of horse equipment, as well as the model of Sakas burial mound. In the afternoon, we will drive to Issyk Lake, located on elevation of 1756 meters above sea level. We are sure you will love it on tours. Night is in a hotel.
Day 3: Almaty - Bishkek
In the morning you will transfer to Bishkek. It is the capital of Kyrgyzstan and located at about 800 meters (2,600 ft) altitude along the northern range of the Kyrgyz Ala Too range. The range is the Tien Shan Mountains of 4855 meters and provide thrilling background for the city. The tour will start by exploring the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, the National Arts Museum, National Philharmonic, and many others places of wonder. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 4: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore
We are glad to provide the next day of our tour where you will travel to Issyk Kul Lake. It is considered to be the second largest alpine lake in the world with the altitude of 1 608 m. above sea level, enclosed with beautiful mountains! This lake is never freezes and known for its healing properties. In addition, you can have stop in Burana Tower of 11th century and an open air museum of Balbals, so called stone warriors. In past times, it was the main key for traders who crossed the Great Silk Road tour. The guide will share some facts about it on tours. Afterwards is transfer to hotel for rest.
Day 5: Issyk Kul Lake - Karakol
After breakfast, travelers will drive to Karakol city. On the way they will have an opportunity to have a break and visit ancient stone inscriptions of 800 B.C, found more than 2 000 years ago by shamans. Don't miss to capture them. We will continue our way to Karakol city along the northern shore of the lake. On arrival, you will see the famous the Dungan mosque and an old wooden Orthodox Church. Night is in a guesthouse.
Day 6: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
We are glad to present the next day of our tours visiting the Jeti Oguz. Travelers will inspire seven red rocks placed in a row. The site is full of mysteries and attracts everyone! The second name of the gorge is Seven Bulls. Near you can see the Broken Heart Mountain. Being there you will inspire panorama view and take vibrant photos. After that, we will travel to Bokonbaeva village. We will meet with a local eagle-hunter. He will show you an eagle show. After that you can take photos with them. We will continue our way to Bishkek. Night is in a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Osh - Guliston - Khudjand
Today you will have flight to Osh. On arrival, you will visit Suleiman Mountain. It is the sacred place of pilgrims for local Muslims. According to the legend, biblical prophet Solomon was buried at the foot of it. Then we will cross the Tajik Kyrgyz border. We will pass via Batken region and see apricot trees and unique flower - Aigul. On arrival, you will be met by Tajik guide and transfer you to Khujand city. It is the second largest city in Tajikistan, loctaed at the mouth of the Fergana Valley, with the population of 149,000. In addition, it is the capital of the northernmost province of Tajikistan - Sughd. In the afternoon we will visit the Cultural Palace of Khujant where the first president of Tajikistan was elected. Then see Central Mosque situated in the middle of the city. Rest t is in a hotel.
Day 8: Khudjand - Iskanderkul Lake
Today we will visit the Iskanderkul Lake, located in the Fann Mountains with altitude of 2 255 m. a. s. l. This place must be seen on tours and captured. You will have an opportunity to take rest on beach and hike 40 minutes to see a waterfall. Today, Tajikistan is in the second place among CIS countries for volume of water resources as well as the highest water reserves of all Central Asian countries with more than 1 000 rivers, 2 000 lakes and 8000 glaciers. Transfer to a night in a home stay.
Day 9: Iskanderkul Lake - Dushanbe
In the morning you will transfer to Dushanbe via Anzob pass of 3 372 m high and tunnel of Isticlol. Don't miss to take vibrant photos. On arrival, you will have the city tour and visit the famous places as Rudake Park, National library, White House, National state seal, and House of parliament. We will travel to the National park to make photos of Ministry of Inner Affairs and see the biggest National Flag in the world of 165 m high pole, 30 m wide, 60 m long. In the afternoon, you will have an excursion to Central Museum, Gurminj Museum of traditional musical instruments. Transfer to hotel for rest.
Day 10: Flight
We are grateful for Silk Road treasure 2!
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 Tajikistan:
02-04 pax - Hyundai Starex
06-08 pax - 2 cars: Hyundai Starex
10 pax - 3 cars: Hyundai Starex
Price per person:
02 pax - 1 610 $
04 pax - 1 105 $
06 pax - 975 $
08 pax - 840 $
10 pax - 815 $
Single - 170 $
Early check-in - 25 $
Single early check-in - 45 $
Half board - 160 $
Full board - 270 $
English speaking guide - 855 $ per group
Almaty - "Kazakhstan" Hotel 3*
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Issyk Kul - "Karven" Resort
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
Khujand - "Firuz" Hotel 4*
Iskandarkul - Homestay
Dushanbe - "Meridians" Hotel 3*
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guides