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Mountain tour 1

Mountain tour 1, Silk Road Tours. 

Mountain tour 1
Duration of tour:
8 days
Destination: Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan
Highlights: Tashkent - Samarkand - Andijan - Uzbek border Duslik - Osh - Bishkek - Ala Archa - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek

Day 1: Tashkent - Samarkand
Thank you for choosing Mountain tour 1. On arrival to Uzbekistan, you will have a city tour.  Start visiting the famous Independence square. It is considered to be the primarily square and a symbol of victory in World War II. Then walk to the local Broadway, near the Independence square and Amir Timur square. The tour will be continued visiting the Tashkent metro, released in 1977. In the second part of day you will visit Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex and see various madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. If you are in Tashkent, it is important to see Othman Quran (8th c). Quran have its place to Othman Ibn Affan as the Third Caliph (of the four honorable Caliphs who prospered the prophet Muhammad). In the end, he was killed by non-muslims in 8th century. Then, his blood placed over the Quran. In the evening you will have train to Samarkand. Rest is in a hotel.

Day 2: Samarkand - Tashkent
After breakfast, you will have sightseeing of Samarkand. It is the second largest city in Uzbekistan, located in the Zeravshan River Valley as the same age as Babylon or Rome. Visit the remarkable sights as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. Registan square is one of the most visited places famous by its colorful shapes belonging to the 15th - 17th centuries. Shakhi-Zindeh is defined to be the architectural complex of mausoleums dating back to 11th-15th centuries (UNESCO World Heritage Site). Then visit Bibi Khanum Mosque belonging to the favorite Tamerlane's wife. For sure you will be impressed by sights on tours. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 3: Tashkent - Andijan - Uzbek border Duslik - Osh  
The tour will start by driving to Andijan by train. On arrival to Dustik you will have to cross border. Meet driver who accompanies you to Osh city. Transfer to a hotel.  

Day 4: Osh - Bishkek
Today you will have a city tour where you can visit the sacred Suleiman Mountain. Solomon's Mountain or Suleiman Too is a Muslim center placed in the center of the city. According to legend, biblical prophet Solomon (Suleiman in the Koran) was buried at the foot of it. Afterwards, we will visit the Asian bazar. You will be impressed by busy and crowed local life. In the evening, you will have flight to Bishkek city. Overnight is in a hotel.

Day 5: Bishkek - Ala Archa - Bishkek
After breakfast, 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 other places of wonder. In the afternoon, you will drive to the National Park - Ala Archa gorge. Before it was V.I.P. place. The Ala Archa is located on the spur of Tien Shan Mountain range. Just 45 km from Bishkek. On arrival, you will be impressed by the unique nature and have a short hiking trip. In the end of day, we will back to Bishkek. Transfer to a hotel for sleep.

Day 6: Bishkek - Burana - Issyk Kul northern shore - Karakol
Tour will start by travelling to the Issyk Kul Lake. It is the second largest lake in the world which is located on the altitude of 1 608 m above sea level and thus called "the pearl of Central Asia". No doubt you will be impressed by its views. In addition, we will have a break on the Burana Tower (11th century) as well as see an open air museum of Balbals (stone warriors). Afterwards, we will drive to see ancient stone patterns - petroglyphs. Don't miss to capture it.  Your night is in a guesthouse. 

Day 7: Karakol - Jeti Oguz - Issyk Kul southern shore - Bishkek
The last destination of today's tour is Jeti Oguz gorge or Seven Bulls. It is known for its red rocks formations situated in a row. On its back, you will see real art as the Broken Heart Mountain. It is recommended to spend 20 minutes of hiking and enjoy panorama view of the gorge. Afterwards we will travel to visit Bokonbaeva village and local hunter. On arrival, you will be shown an eagle show and take photos with birds. Reaching Bishkek city is rest in a hotel. We hope you liked our interesting routes on tours.  

Day 8: Bishkek - Airport
In the morning is transfer to airport. End of Mountain tour 1. 


Transport in Uzbekistan:   
02 pax – Sedan
04-06 pax – Minivan
08-10 pax – Minibus     

Transport in Kyrgyzstan:
02 pax - Mitsubishi Delica
04-10 pax - 1 Mercedes Sprinter  


Price per person:
02 pax - 1 080 $
04 pax - 815 $
06 pax - 695 $
08 pax - 630 $
10 pax - 590 $
Single - 130 $

Early check-in - 30 $
Single early check-in - 50 $  

All dinners - 95 $*
All lunches and dinners - 185 $*

Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) - 25 $ per person


English speaking guides:
UZ - local 80 $ per group or escort 300 $ per group
KG - 395 $ per group


Service includes:
- Transport
- Accommodation:
Tashkent - "Samir" Hotel 3*
Samarkand - "Ideal" Hotel 3*
Osh - "Sun Rise" Hotel 3*/"
Bishkek - "Discovery" 3* or "Garden" 4*
Karakol - "Karagat" Hotel 4* or "Green Yard" Boutique Hotel
- Entrances to all museums
- Mineral water during the tour
- Flight tickets Osh - Bishkek (15 kg limit, extra 2 $ per kg)
- Train tickets Tashkent-Samarkand, Samarkand-Tashkent, Tashkent-Andijan

Service does not include:
- Meals
- Single rooms
- Early check-in
- Travel insurance
- Visa and visa support
- English speaking guide