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Uzbekistan is a country with an ancient history and the culture having more than 25 centuries, with legendary fantastic Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva cities. Uzbekistan is:
- oriental hospitality and goodwill, exotic, abundance of noisy and picturesque markets;
- warm stable weather-10 months a year;
- hotels, restaurants, night bars with national colour and European level of service;
- fine opportunities for active rest in mountains and desert.
Alongside with excursion program you will be able to:
- visit the dramatized historical ceremonies and folklore shows;
- take pleasure with oriental dances in former Khans harem;
- learn to prepare original Uzbek pilaw and round bread;
- weave carpets;
- make a jug in a workshop of the potter;
- pass through picturesque desert on baktrian camel back;
- ride on graceful akhaltekin horses;
- swim and to fish in huge lakes surrounded by sands;
- reach inaccessible mountains on helicopter and to lead picnic on mountain river side;
- spend the night in traditional nomads abodes – yurtas;
- listen to local akyn songs at a fire under extraordinary bright oriental constellations;
- visit exotic national-sports and holidays wrestling, horse wrestling for goat’s carcass, rams, cocks fighting;
- taste collection wines;
- get original hand-made souvenirs.

The tours can be organized in your own dates / any number of pax, cost & conditions are available upon request.

 

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WCUT 01. From Kyzylkum Desert up to Tien-Shan Mountains


From Kyzylkum Desert up to Tien-Shan Mountains

The itinerary: Tashkent - Samarkand - Sarmysh - Nurata - Aydar yurt camp - Aydarkul – Bukhara - Tashkent - Chimgan - Kokand - Margilan - Fergana - Osh - Son-Kul - Issyk-Kul - Bishkek 
Duration: 15 days
Season: June, July, August

BRIEF PROGRAM OF THE TOUR

Day 1 Arrive in Tashkent. Rest.
Day 2 Transfer to Samarkand. Excursion.
Day 3 Continue of excursion. Transfer to Aydar yurt camp in Kyzyl-Kum Desert.
Day 4 Riding on the camel-backs along the desert. Rest on Aydarkul Lake. Transfer to Bukhara.
Day 5 Excursion program in Bukhara. Night train to Tashkent.
Day 6 Arrival in Tashkent. Transfer to Chimgan Mountains. Walking on picturesque environing.
Day 7 Transfer to Fergana with excursions in Kokand and in Rishtan. 
Day 8 Excursion in Margilan to Yodgorlic silk factory. Transfer to Osh.
Day 9 Excursion. Transfer to Chichkan Gorge. Walking along the gorge.
Day 10 Transfer to high-mountain Son-Kul Lake. Accommodation in traditional Kyrgyz yurts.
Day 11 Transfer to Issyk-Kul Lake. Accommodation in pension on the shore of the lake.
Days 12-13 Rest on the lake.
Day 14 Transfer to Bishkek. Excursion.
Day 15 Departure from Bishkek.

DETAILED PROGRAM OF THE TOUR

Day 1 Arrive in Tashkent. Rest.

Day 2
Transfer to Samarkand (350 km, ~ 5 hrs). Excursion: Registan square - the "heart" of Samarkand - ensemble of 3 majestic medreses (XIV-XVI c.c.) – Sherdor, Ulugbek and Tillya Qory, the grandiose cathedral Bibi-Khanum Mosque (XV c.), Gur-Emir Mausoleum of Timur (Tamerlan), his sons and grandson Ulugbek (XV c.).

Day 3 Continue of excursion: Tamerlan’s grandson Ulugbek’s the well-known ruler and astronomer-scientist observatory (1420) - the ruins of an immense (30 m. tall) astrolabe for observing stars position, Shakhi-Zinda – “The Living King” (XI-XVIII c.c.) Necropolis of Samarkand rulers and noblemen, consisting of set of superb decorated mausoleums, exotic Siab bazaar. Transfer to Aydar yurt camp in Kyzyl-Kum Desert (300 km, ~ 6 hrs). Dinner at the bon-fire. Overnight in yurts.

Day 4
Riding on the camel-backs along the desert. Rest on Aydarkul Lake. Transfer to Bukhara (250 km, ~ 4 hrs). On the way the excursion to the petroglyphs of Sarmysh Gorge (more 3500 pictures of the Bronze Age – one of the biggest “stone picture galleries” of the world), and also to famous Nur holy complex with the source with holy fish, lunch in Nurata. Walking along evening Bukhara.

Day 5
Excursion program in Bukhara: Chashma Ayub Mazar Burial-vault (XIV-XIX c.c.), Poi-Kalan Complex (XI-XVI c.c.), Miri-Arab Medrese (XVI c.), Lyabi-Hauz Complex (XVI-XVII c.c.), Mausoleum of Samanids (IX-X c.c.), Nadir Divanbegi Medrese (XVI c.), Ark - ancient fortress (VI-VII c.c.), Chor-Minor Minaret (XVIII c.), Sitorai Mokhi Khosa - "Palace of Moon and Stars" - summer residence of the last Bukhara Emir (XIX c). Night train to Tashkent.

Day 6
Arrival in Tashkent. Breakfast. Transfer to Chimgan Mountains (100 km, ~ 2 hrs). Rest. Walking on picturesque environing. Accommodation in comfortable complex, in national natural park, on the bank of Chatkal River.

Day 7 Transfer to Fergana (312 km, ~ 6 hrs) with excursions in Kokand: Khudoyar-khan Palace (1871) where local historical museum is situated, Norbut-Biy Medrese (XVIII c), Modarikhon Mausoleum (XIX c) and in Rishtan – famous by potters’ dynasties, ceramics masters. Here you can watch their work and buy original earthenware for memory.
Day 8 Excursion in Margilan to Yodgorlic silk factory. Here you can acquaint with a process of hand-made production of silk fabrics, from unwinding silk cocoons till their coloring, and also to buy not expensive souvenirs made of silk. Transfer to Osh (120 km, ~ 2 hrs).

Day 9
Excursion: famous Osh bazaar, Suleyman Mountain, local ethnographical museum and
 Asaf ibn Burkhiya (XI-XVII c.c.), Museum of History. Transfer along picturesque mountain road to Chichkan Gorge (300 km, ~ 7 hrs). Walking along the gorge, overnight stay in comfortable mountain house or in yurt in the surrounding of Tien-Shan spruces.
Day 10 Transfer to high-mountain Son-Kul Lake (240 km, ~ 6 hrs), which is located in a huge
 picturesque intermountain hollow at the altitude of 3000 m.a.s.l. There are fine opportunities for walking and horse-back riding, contacts with local shepherds, who have kept their way of life and traditions of their ancestry up to now. Accommodation in traditional Kyrgyz yurts.

Day 11 Transfer to Issyk-Kul Lake (250 km, ~ 6 hrs), a “pearl” of Central Asia. It’s a big lake, surrounding by mountain ranges with beyond the clouds peaks, fine beaches, and evening entertainments. Accommodation in pension on the shore of the lake.

Days 12-13 Rest on the lake.

 

Day 14
Transfer to Bishkek (260 km, ~ 4 hrs). Excursion: Alatoo Square, Museum of History, Manas Ethnographical Complex, shopping, buying souvenirs.

Day 15 Departure from Bishkek. 

The tour can be organized in your own dates / any number of pax, cost & conditions are available upon request.

Contact information: 
Email: pagetour@gmail.com
Telephone: +99890 1886128
 
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