Tour to the 3 Stan Treasures
Duration: 12 days
Places to visit: Almaty - Charyn - Kegen border - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor - Son Kul - Chon Kemin - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Tashkent - Samarkand - Bukhara - Tashkent
We are pleased to introduce you to the cities of the Great Silk Road, where you can touch the original life of the people, while enjoying the magnificent surrounding nature and its generous gifts.
Day 1: Almaty
We are glad to impress you by the Tour to the 3 Stan Treasures. When you arrive to Almaty, you will be met by our team. Today you will have a city tour and visit the Green Bazaar. The colorful bazaar will not leave anyone indifferent. Afterwards, you can visit the Panfilov Park and Zenkov Cathedral. Then we will travel to the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame and Medeo gorge. Being there you will have an idea to learn more about natural places of skating rank and get wonderful tours. In the second half of day, you will visit Kok - Tobe and see the tallest TV tower in the world. In Kok-Tobe Park you will have an opportunity to walk and have picnic. In addition, you can visit souvenir shops. The day will end by the famous Almaty cableway. Night is in a hotel.
Day 2: Almaty - Charyn - Kegen border - Karakol
In the morning we will drive to Charyn canyon. Its height is about 150-300 meters. We have no doubt you will like it on tours. It is also called the "Red Castles Valley" and created by wind and water. On arrival, you will see beautiful landscape of different shapes and capture incredible moments. It is important to note that, the canyon's road takes 400 km. In the afternoon, we will drive to the Kyrgyz border and travel to Karakol city. Overnight is in a guesthouse.
Day 3: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Kochkor
The tour will start by driving to Jeti Oguz via Kochkor village. Jeti Oguz is famous for its seven red rocks situated in a row and also called Seven Bulls. Behind you can see Broken Heart Mountain. This is one of the best places where you can admire panorama views. Don't miss to take photos. In the second part of day, we will travel to Bokonbaeva village and meet a local eagle-hunter. He will present you an eagle show and you definitely will like it! Night is in a home stay.
Day 4: Kochkor - Son Kul
We are glad to present the next day of our tour travelling to the famous Son Kul Lake which is considered to be the second largest alpine lake in Kyrgyzstan, surrounded by mountains. The lake is situated at an altitude of 30316 m above sea level. It is important to note that, nomads used to spend time over there and cattle. On the way, you can meet locals and communicate with them. We have no doubt you will like it. Your night will be spent nomadic dwellings - yurts.
Day 5: Son Kul - Kochkor - Chon Kemin
After breakfast, we will drive to Chon Kemin. On the way you will have a break in Kochkor village. Then you will pass via Kalmak Ashuu |Pass of 3 225 meters high. In Kochkor village, you will learn how to make Kyrgyz national carpets and even make your own. Then you can visit museum of handicraft there and find silver decorations, coats made of wolfs, horse saddle decorations, carpets and many other interesting things. In the afternoon, we will travel to Chon Kemin village. Overnight is in a homestay.
Day 6: Chon Kemin - Bishkek
In the morning you will have H 3 hours of horse riding. You will ride among high passes and see the wonderful view of panorama. For sure you will take plenty of photos. It will not leave you indifferent. In the afternoon, we will travel to Bishkek. On the route you will visit Burana Tower belonging to the 11th century. In past times it was the main key of caravans. Near, you will see an open air museum full of Balbas or stone warriors, dedicated to brave heroes who lost their lives protecting Motherland. On arrival to Bishkek, transfer to a hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
In the first part of day, you will have a city tour and visit the Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others places of wonder. In the second part of day, we will travel to Ala Archa gorge, located on the spur of the Tien Shan ridge. It will take 45 km from Bishkek. On arrival, you will admire the beautiful view of panorama and even have picnic. In the evening, we will return to Bishkek. Transfer to hotel for sleep.
Day 8: Bishkek - Tashkent
In the morning you will have flight to Tashkent. On arrival, you will have a city tour and visit the Independence square. as a symbol of victory over fascism in WWII. Then you will walk to the Broadway, located near Independence square and Amir Timur square. Don't miss to see the famous Tashkent metro of 1977. No doubt you will like it. Afterwards, we will visit the Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex and see sacred madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. In addition, you can see the Othman Quran of 8th c. You will like your tours here. Night is in a hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent - Samarkand (train)
Today you will transfer to Samarkand by morning train. Samarkand is situated in the valley of the river Zerafshan and considered to be the second largest city in Uzbekistan as Babylon or Rome. You will have a pleasant day of city tour and visit the Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan Square will amaze you by three astonishing Madrasahs of the 15-17th centuries. It is the main part of Samarkand. Shakhi-Zindeh will inspire you by the rich collection of mausoleums (UNESCO World Heritage Site) of 11th-15thc. Bibi Khanum Mosque is one of the major places of the city dedicated to the favorite wife of Tamerlane. Overnight is in a hotel.
Day 10: Samarkand - Bukhara (morning train)
The tour will start by travelling to Bukhara. On arrival, you will have a city tour and visit the oldest citadel in Bukhara of 4th century - Citadel Ark. It included dynasties of Bukhara Empire. Afterwards visit the Samanids mausoleum of 9th - 10th century as well as the Chashma Ayub pr Job's well and Bolo-Hauz mosque, you will find the mosque of forty columns, dedicated to Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. On the way, see shopping domes as well as the famous madrasahs of Bukhara - Nodir Divan Begi (Lyabi House Ensemble). In the second half of day, visit the Poi Kalon complex consisting of three structures in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. Afterwards is transfer to a hotel.
Day 11: Bukhara - Tashkent (flight or train)
In the morning you will visit one district of Bukhara city. Afterwards you will drive to see Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex, near Bukhara. It is considered to be an honoring complex of famous Sufi Leader and Philosopher. He is one of the Muslim pilgrimage places for all people as well as the spiritual masters of Amir Timur. The complex has mosques of Kushbegi and Muzafarohana, courtyard with pool, madrasah, and burial vault of Bukhara rulers and Dakhma on the tomb of Saint Bakhauddin Nakshbandi. Then you can see the residence of Bukhara Emirs - Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. Don't miss to take photos and enjoy your tours. The palace was named by Emir in honor of his wife who died young "Star - like and moon- like Palace". In the second part of day, you will travel to Sumiton village (dead town) and see the Chor Bakr memorial complex. This complex shows equality of all people. The sight was appeared at the time of the Samanids rulling until the 16th century. Then, flight to Tashkent. Rest is in a hotel.
Day 12: Tashkent - Departure
Breakfast, check out. End of Tour to the 3 Stan Treasures.
Transport in KZ:
02 pax - Sedan
04-10 pax- Mercedes Sprinter (14 seats)
Transport in KG:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - Mercedes Sprinter
Transport in UZ:
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