Name of the tour: The Beautiful Triangle of Central Asia
The best attractions: Almaty, Charyn Canyon, Karakol, Jeti Oguz, IssykKul, Kochkor, Son Kul, Chon Kemin, Bishkek, Ala-Archa, Tashkent, Samarkand
Length of the tour: 12 days
Day 1: Almaty
Today you will arrive to the airport and then will meet the representatives from our company. After that you will be driving to the fascinating city Almaty. This day is dedicated to a wonderful city tour where you will discover the interesting sites. And the first destination of the day will be Green Bazaar that is one of the most popular places of Almaty. Here you will have a chance to discover the interesting rows, explore the best and a colorful rows, buy fresh fruits and vegetables or souvenirs. Bring here you will have a chance to take interesting photos. After that you will transfer to the oldest parks in Almaty is Panfilov Park. Walking in the park you will marvel at the interesting views of the popular wooden building– Zenkov Cathedral. Allong the way you will see the Memorial of Glory and Eternal Flame. Further you will travel to the next interesting site called as Medeo gorge. There you will explore the interesting information about this place and enjoy the wonderful views and the highest skating rink. You will continue the tour with visiting the tallest TV tower. It is located on Kok-Tobe hill. You will get there by the winding mountain road. Along the way you will see the wonderful pictures of the park and take amazing photos! You will have an amazing chance to observe the spectacular panorama of the city from the park. Here you will walk and visit the shops. you will end the tour with transferring from the amazing Almaty cableway from the top of the hill to the center of the city.
Day 2: Almaty – Charyn – Kegen border – Karakol
After breakfast you will travel to fabulous Charyn canyon. During the tours, you will be able to explore that the existence of the canyon is about 12 million years old, and the height of the steep cliffs is about 150-300 meters. You will be mesmerized by its beauty, it is one of the most majestic places on earth with beautiful landscapes and views. As you know, it is called the younger brother of the American Grand Canyon, although it is smaller in size. But also in the tours you will be able to explore the territory of the "Valley of Castles", enjoy the fabulous towers and bizarre shapes resembling animals. As mentioned, the canyon was already formed many years ago with the help of water, sun and wind. And in tours of Kyrgyzstan you can find out that the canyon road takes about 154 km. Our guests will have a great chance to explore the beautiful scenery and then go to the border with Kyrgyzstan. After that, you will arrive in Karakol. You will spend the night in the guesthouse.
Day 3: Karakol – Jeti Oguz – Issyk Kul southern shore – Kochkor
After breakfast you will transfer to the popular gorge called Jeti Oguz. You will have a chance to explore the wonderful gorge with amazing panorama views covered with lush vegetation. After that you will transfer to Kochkor village. You will be amazed by the beauty of the gorge and the meaning Seven Red rocks that stand in one line. Here you will have a chance to discover the interesting Broken Heart Mountain. Walking here you will marvel at the charm of the gorge, take amazing photos and go to the top of the mountain. After that you will transfer to Bokonbaevo village where you will be fascinated by the charming southern road. Along the way you will get acquainted with the local eagle-hunter. He is going to tell you interesting information about ancient method of hunting and you will know how he hunts hares and foxes. You will rest the night in the home stay.
Day 4: Kochkor – Son Kul
Today you will transfer to the second largest lake of Kyrgyzstan- Son Kul Lake. After arriving, you can stroll along its beaches and get some fresh air. Your tours in Kyrgyzstan will be attractive. You will be able to learn a lot of information about this lake, the fact that it is located at an altitude of 3016 meters above sea level. The lake attracts tourists with its charm and incredible beauty. You will be able to explore beautiful territories, take incredible photos. You can also explore that there are nomads who come here in the summer and live in yurts portable dwellings. You will be amazed by the charming water surface. You have a chance to see all 4 seasons in one go and enjoy the scenery. The night you will rest in the yurts.
Day 5: Day 5: Son Kul – Kochkor – Chon Kemin
This day you will travel to a fascinating Chon Kemin. You will have a chance to stop Kochkor village. In course of the tour be prepared to see the fascinating landscapes and transfer through fabulous gorge and Kalmak Ashuu Pass that is 3 225m. above the sea level. After arrival to Kochkor you will visit local family and they will tell you the information about making the national felt carpet. Our travelers will have a chance to make their own carpets in their style. You will also have a chance to visit a museum of handicraft. Here you will find a lot of examples of silver decorations, coats made of wolfs, horse saddle decorations, carpets and many other things. After that you will travel to Chon Kemin village. This night you will rest in the house of a Kyrgyz family.
Day 6: Chon Kemin – Bishkek
After breakfast you will have 3 hours of horse riding. You can enjoy the incredible panorama of the gorge, see the beautiful areas, enjoy the views of the mountains and forests and breathe fresh air. You will also have the chance to enjoy the incredible views of pure nature and remember this day. After that you will travel to Bishkek. Along the way you will discover Burana Tower. You will explore remains from the time of the Great Silk Road. This minaret was built in the 11th century by the Karakhanids. Don’t miss chance on the tour explore open air museum full of Balbas or stone warriors. These stone statues were erected in honor of the warriors who fought for their homeland, giving their lives. After that you will climb to the top of the tower and direct to Bishkek. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 7: Bishkek – Ala Archa – Bishkek
This day is dedicated to city tour where you will discover the best attractions. During the tour you will explore the outstanding sites as Pobeda Square (Victory Square), Duboviy Park (Oak Park), Central Ala-Too Square, Old Square, National Philharmonic, and many others place of interest. After that you will transfer to the spectacular object Ala Archa gorge. You will be able to explore that in Soviet times people could not explore this place as it was closed and only VIP persons had access. During the tours, our guests will be able to learn a lot about the flora and fauna of the gorge, as well as explore the enchanting panorama. Our guests will be able to enjoy the beautiful scenery and also take many beautiful photos. The gorge is located in the Kyrgyz range, in the Tien Shan Mountains. Then you will go to Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan. The overnight is in the hotel.
Day 8: Bishkek – Tashkent
In the morning you will travel to Tashkent by plane. After you will arrive to Tashkent International Airport and meet the representatives at the meeting area. After that you will travel to the capital of Uzbekistan and discover the best attractions. The first destination that you will discover will be Independence square. Here you will have a chance to explore the fascinating sites. After that we recommend you to explore the amazing street the local Broadway. You are going to see here a lot of cafes, and have a chance to buy souvenirs. Then you will be offered to amazing Tashkent metro. You will see that this metro is unique and very popular. It was opened 1977. During the tour you will discover the best attractions in the old part of the city where you will discover Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex that includes several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. And you will complete the tour with discovering the interesting hightilght the Othman Quran that is the oldest copy of 8th c. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 9: Tashkent – Samarkand (train)
In the morning you will travel to Samarkand by morning train. The second largest and most populous city in Uzbekistan, the administrative center of the Samarkand viloyat. It can be called one of the oldest and oldest urban settlements in the Central Asian region2500 years old, the same age as Babylon and Rome. It was founded before the new era, in 742. In course of the tour you will explore the best ;attractions as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. The Registan is a huge square paved with burnt bricks and cobblestones, on which stands an ensemble of three majestic medieval universities, included in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2001, dates back to the 15th-17th centuries. Shakhi-Zindeh necropolis in Samarkand dates back to the 11th century. 14 mausoleums have survived to this day, the oldest of them is the tomb of Qusam ibn Abbas. Here you can see the magnificent mausoleums that date back to the 11th-15th centuries. Bibi Khanum Mosque is a grandiose memorial in Samarkand, a monument to the history of the XV century, a religious sanctuary in Asia, which was built in honor of Tamerlane's beloved wife. The overnight will be in the hotel.
Day 10: Samarkand – Bukhara (morning train)
This day you will transfer to Bukhara. You are going to explore today the outstanding sites and explore the best attractions. You will have a wonderful city tour in Bukhara. You will explore the best sites in the city. The first spot that you will explore will be the oldest citadel in Bukhara of 4th c. – Citadel Ark. Upon arrival in the historical center of Bukhara, the first thing that catches your eye is a unique architectural structure, the ancient Ark fortress, which rises on the central square of the old city. The Ark Citadel (IV BC-XX centuries) is the oldest monument of archeology, history and culture of Bukhara, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. After that you will explore Samanids mausoleum that dates back to 9th – 10th c. Then you will discover Chashma Ayub (Job's well) and after you will have a chance to stroll along the interesting shopping domes. After that you will visit the amazing site of Bukhara Nodir Divan Begi madrasah that is the part of Lyabi House Ensemble. The day will be completed with Poi Kalon complex. After that you will see that it is one of the most spectacular places in this city. Here you will have a chance to discover three structures in the 12th – 16th centuries: Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. The night will be in the hotel.
Day 11: Bukhara – Tashkent (flight or train)
After breakfast you will explore the interesting sights in sights in Bukhara. Your first attraction will be the amazing Bahauddin Naqshbandi complex. You will find this site not far from Bukhara city. And discover that it dedicating to popular Sufi Leader and Philosopher. Historical complex of Bahauddin Naqshbandi. Bahauddin Naqshbandi was a venerable religious figure, and he also became a loyal and devoted mentor to Amir Temur. He received his religious heritage after making the pilgrimage to Mecca 32 times. After that you will transfer to Sitorai Mohi Hosa complex. You will transfer after to the former country residence of the Emir. Beyond the borders of Bukhara, just 4 km from the northern city limits, stands the magnificent Sitorai Mohi Khosa Palace. It served as a residence for the city rulers for a very long time. The Bukhara region is known for its sultry climate, but, surprisingly, this does not apply to the majestic palace. The tour will be completed with driving to Sumiton village. You are going to discover the interesting site Chor Bakr memorial complex. After that you will travel to Tashkent by flight. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 12: Tashkent – Departure
Your driver will transfer you to Tashkent international airport. Flight for next destination.
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