Bishkek City Tour with Ala–Too Square and Asian Bazaar
Issyk Kul Lake and Burnana Tower
Open Air Petroglyph Museum
Karakol Dungan Mosque and Wooden Orthodox Church
Jetti Oguz Gorge and Bokonbaeva Village Eagle Hunter
Ala Archa Gorge Hiking Tour
Almaty City Tour with Central State Museum
Bukhara City Tour with Citadel Ark
Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Complex
Bukhara Trading Domes
Samarkand City Tour with Registan Square
Ulugbek Observatory and Siyo Bazaar
Tashkent City Tour with Khazrati Imam Complex
Dinner with Folklore Show at Bukhara
Tashkent Metro Ride

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  • Itinerary may be subject to change due to circumstances beyond the Company’s control.
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  • Day 1
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    Airport

    Depart from Singapore Changi Airport for your flight to Tashkent – Uzbekistan.

    Day 2
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    Central Ala-Too Square

    Upon arrival, connect your domestic flight to Bishkek – Kyrgyzstan. Be met by our local representative and embark on a city tour of Bishkek which includes Pobeda or Victory Square built in honor of the victory in the Great Patriotic War. The square features a statue of a woman, waiting for her husband to return home from the war and the central area is filled with an eternal fire, The square is held together by three ribs of red granite representing a yurt. Oak Park is one of Bishkek’s oldest parks, and is home to an open air sculpture exhibition, as well as several important monuments and buildings. Other sights included are Central Ala-Too Square also known as Lenin Square until Kyrgyzstan gained its Independence from the USSR in 1991. After lunch, some shopping spree awaits you at the busy and colorful Asian Bazaar where you purchase local tapestry and local produce.

    Lunch / Dinner

    Day 3
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    Issyk Kul Lake

    After a good night rest and breakfast, depart from Bishkek and enjoy a scenic drive to Issyk Kul Lake the second largest alpine in the world after Lake Titicaca in South America. IssykKul means “warmlake” and refers to the fact that it never freezes, despite its high elevation. With diverse flora and fauna Issyk Kul Lake and the surrounding environments are rightly considered to be one of Central Asia most remarkable location. En-route visit the Burana Tower is a large minaret in the Chuy Valley in northern Kyrgyzstan which is an important trading point of the Great Silk Road. The tower, along with grave markers, some earthworks and the remnants of a castle and three mausoleums, is all that remains of the ancient city of Balasagun. An external staircase and steep, winding stairway inside the tower enables visitors to climb to the top. The entire site, including the mausoleums, castle foundations, grave markers, Balbals (stone warriors) and Turkic ancient tombs now functions as a museum with a small building on the site containing historical information as well as artifacts found at the site and in the surrounding region. Check in to your accommodation at Issyk Kul and rest of the day at leisure for you to explore the surrounding.

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    Day 4
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    Dungan Mosque

    Continue your scenic drive to Karakol, stopping to visit the open air petroglyph’s museum dating back 800 BC. Craved by the local shamans it featured images of primitive long-horned ibex, horses, camels and snow leopards. There are several thousand petroglyphs here, providing a glimpse into the world of the Iron Age. While at Karakol, visit the Dungan Mosque that was built in a Chinese-style without using any single metal nail. The mosque was designed by a Chinese architect, who incorporated traditional colors and designs into the architecture. There are also dragons and a phoenix, plus a wheel of fire, that are typical designs for the Dungans. Next to the mosque is a minaret in the shape of a pagoda. Visit an old wooden Orthodox Church which was originally built of stone in 1872 but was destroyed in 1890 by an earthquake and the current cathedral was built out of wood on a brick base and It took six years to complete.

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    Day 5
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    Eagle

    Depart for Jetti Oguz Gorge (“seven bulls”) that is famous for its red rocks formations and a protected nature monument. The name derives from the rock formation's resemblance to seven bulls and a legend about a khan's unfaithful wife. Another near-by formation is called the 'broken heart' which according to legend says two suitors spilled their blood in a fight for a beautiful woman; both died, and this rock is her broken heart. Enjoy a leisure hike to the mountain (20 minute) and be rewarded with a breath-taking panorama of the distant mountain range. Continue towards Bokonbaeva Village to meet a local eagle-hunter whom still practices this ancient way of hunting. They train eagles and hawks when they’re still young and every winter go with them to the mountains for hunting. Here you’ll learn many interesting facts about this way of hunting and you’ll be able to take photo while the bird perk on your hand!

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    Day 6
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    The Ala Archa National Park

    Today enjoy mother nature as you embark on a short hike at The Ala Archa National Park an alpine national park in the Tian Shan mountains of Kyrgyzstan. The park, which includes the gorge of the Ala-Archa River and the mountains surrounding it, is a popular destination point for weekend picnickers, hikers, horse trekkers, skiers as well as mountain climbers looking for challenging ice, rock and mixed routes. In Kyrgyz, the archa, which gives the park its name, is a bright or many-colored juniper which the Kyrgyz people have traditionally held in special esteem, using smoke from its burning wood to chase away evil spirits. However, the archa is not supposed to be planted near the home, because it is believed gradually to sap the energy from human beings living close-by.

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    Ascension Cathedral

    After breakfast, depart for a scenic drive to Almaty (approximately 4 hours’ drive), the largest city in Kazakhstan. Almaty was the former capital of independent Kazakhstan before it was moved to Astana in 2007. Embark on a city tour of Almaty which includes visit to the Ascension Cathedral –the second highest wooden building in the world, Square of 28 Panfilov Heroes dedicated to and named after the Panfilov Heroes, 28 soldiers of an Almaty infantry unit who died fighting Nazi German invaders outside of Moscow in World War II and Museum of Musical Instruments. In the evening drive to Kok-Tobe mountain (the highest point of the city) to enjoy panoramic view of Almaty.

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    Day 8
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    Medeo Ice Stadium

    Start your day with a visit the main square of Almaty to learn more history of the city. Drive to Medeo Ice Stadium located in the mountains at 1691 meters above sea level, making it the highest skating rink in the world. The mountain valley was named in honor of Medeo, a wanderer who lived in the last century. After lunch visit the “Hawks nursery” – a place where people train hawks, eagles, golden eagles to hunt together with them. Your guide will explain the amazing traditions of Kazakh hunting with hawks. You will have a chance to take photos of these birds and to find out many interesting facts about their life.

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    Day 9
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    Central State Museum

    Visit the Central State Museum which is one of the biggest museums in Central Asia. The museum has 7 main exhibition halls where there are good examples of paleontology and archaeology collections, items of traditional Kazakh culture, life and household as well as artifacts devoted to the history and culture of various ethnicities that have lived on this territory. After lunch, transfer to the airport for your flight to Tashkent – Uzbekistan.

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    Day 10
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    Chashma Ayub

    After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Bukhara. Upon arrival, embark a city tour visiting the Citadel Ark the most ancient monument of Bukhara. The Ark was used as a fortress until it fell to Russia in 1920. Currently, the Ark is a tourist attraction and houses museums covering its history. Visit Bolo-Khauz Mosque is an architectural monument, situated at the Square Registan, which consists of mosque, minaret and house, was built in 1712. It is known also as the Mosque of forty columns. Other sights included are the Samanides Mausoleum and Chashma Ayub. After lunch check in to your hotel for a short rest before continue to visit other sights of city such as Nodir Devonbegi Madrasah, Lyabi-Khauz Complex, Poyi Kalon Ensemble (Pedestal of the Great) – the religious heart of sacred Bukhara which consists of Minaret Kalon, Kalon Mosque and Miri Arab Madrasah. In the evening, enjoy dinner with folklore show.

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    Day 11
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    Shop for Uzbekistan Souvenir

    Visit Bakhauddin Naqshbandiy Memorial Complex one of the most important Muslim shrines. Be awed by the Sitorai Mokhi- Khosa Complex – the summer residence of the last Emir of Bukhara. The palace main building consists of several reception halls and emir’s private rooms. The White Hall, decorated with ganch, laid on walls covered with mirrors. Any of the patterns was never repeated. It is worth noting that mirrors in the Sitorai Mokhi-Khosa Palace are in huge amount. There you can see Venetian mirrors, Japanese mirrors set in fancy frames, and even trellis, which creates a reflection, repeated 40 times. In the afternoon, visit the trade domes (Coumpol Bazaar) - trading points that consist of Toki Saraffon (the Dome ofoneychangers), Toki-Telpakurushon (theome of Cap makers), Toki Zargaron(the Dome of jewellers) and Tim Abdullakhan (the Centre of silk). Dinner at a local house with traditional Uzbek pilaf cooking.

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    Day 12
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    Registan Square

    From Bukhara head towards Samarkand which was known to the ancient Greeks as Marakanda; ruins of the old settlement remain north of the present city. Enjoy half a day tour of Samarkand to see the famous Registan Square which is considered to be the heart of Samarkand. View the three beautiful madrasahs mainly the Ulug-Bek Madrasah built in the fifteenth century; the Tillya-Kori Madrasah built in the seventeenth century; the Sher-Dor Madrasah, also built in the seventeenth century. Also visit Gur Emir - mausoleum of Great Tamerlane.

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    Day 13
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    Bibi-Khanum Mosque

    Today you will visit the grandest structure of Amir Temur’s times - the chief Friday Mosque called Bibi-Khanum, shop at the Siab bazaar for some local delights and explore the Shahi Zinda necropolis. Visit Ulugbek’s observatory a historical monuments build by Ulugbek whom is the grandson of the Great Amir Temur. Later in the afternoon, transfer to the railway station for your train to Tashkent.

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    Day 14
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    Amir Temur Square

    Start your day with a visit to the Museum of Applied Arts, located in the Russian Turkestan governor’s old mansion featuring over 7,000 pieces of traditional folk art such as ceramic, glass and porcelain, handmade and machine embroidery, national fabrics and costumes, carpets, varnished miniatures, jewellery starting from the first half of 19th century. Visit the Mustakillik (Independence) Square, located in the heart of Tashkent and famous Tashkent Metro (underground) decorated with local marble and granite like underground palaces. Visit Khazrati Imam Complex, where the world famous Quran of Caliph Uthman – Ottoman and gold hair of Prophet Muhammad is preserved. The tour will also include visit to Amir Temur Square, Opera and Ballet theatre square. End the day with some last minute shopping at Chorsu bazzar.

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    Home Sweet Home

    After breakfast, bid farewell to Uzbekistan and transfer to the airport for your flight home.

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    Airport

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    Central Ala-Too Square

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    Issyk Kul Lake

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    Dungan Mosque

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    Eagle

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    The Ala Archa National Park

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    Ascension Cathedral

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    Medeo Ice Stadium

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    Central State Museum

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    Chashma Ayub

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    Shop for Uzbekistan Souvenir

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    Registan Square

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    Bibi-Khanum Mosque

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    Amir Temur Square

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    Home Sweet Home

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