Oriental fairy tales of Asia

Oriental fairy tales of Asia

Duration: 12 days
Season: end of April - October
Route: Bishkek – Chichkan – Arslanbob – Osh – Tashkent – Samarkand – Bukhara – Khiva - Tashkent 
Conditions: program is suitable for people of any age; there aren’t any difficulties on the route but for several days transfer takes around 5 -6 hours

Review

Day 1.
Airport – Bishkek (30 km)
Meeting at the airport, transfer to Bishkek. Accommodation in comfortable guest house. Excursion around Bishkek. 
Bishkek – 700 m

Day 2.
Bishkek – Chichkan (280 km)
Transfer to Susamyr valley over Tuya-Ashuu pass, and then to Chichkan gorge over Ala-Bel pass. Accommodation in guest house. 
Tuya-Ashuu pass - 4100m, Ala-Bel pass - 3184m

Day 3.
Chichkan – Arslanbob (200 km)
Transfer to Arslanbob along the Toktogul reservoir and Naryn river. Accommodation in Uzbek guest house 
Chichkan – 2200 m, Arslanbob – 1400-2000m

Day 4.
Arslanbob – Osh (210 km)
In the morning visiting waterfalls and relic nut forest. Then transfer to Osh city. It is the oldest city of Kyrgyzstan with 3000 years history. Sightseeing around the city. Visiting sacred mount Suleiman-Too and history museum, situated in natural cave. Accommodation in guest house. 
Arslanbob – 1400-2000m, Osh – 1000m

Day 5.
Osh – Tashkent (408 km)
Transfer to Kyrgyz/ Uzbek border. Crossing the border. Transfer to Tashkent. Accommodation in Tashkent. 
Osh – 1000m, Tashkent – 460m

Day 6.
Tashkent – Samarkand (293 km)
In the first half of the day sightseeing Tashkent. Visit center of Tashkent, Amir Temur Square, Independence Square, Old City part of Tashkent with Khast-Imom Complex and Chor-Su bazaar, Applied Arts Museum. In the afternoon depart and drive to Samarkand. Arrival to Samarkand, check in to the hotel. Accommodation in a hotel. 
Tashkent – 460m, Samarkand – 702m

Day 7.
Samarkand
City tour in Samarkand, sightseeing tour will include visit to the famous Registan Square, Shakhi-Zinda Complex, remains of Bibi-Khanum Mosque, Shakhi-Zinda necropolis, Gur-Emir mausoleum, Ulugbek observatory, Afrosiyob Museum, central bazaar in Samarkand. Accommodation in a hotel. 
Samarkand – 702m

Day 8.
Samarkand – Bukhara (268 km)
In the morning depart Samarkand and drive to Bukhara. Arrival to Bukhara, check in to the hotel. In the afternoon sightseeing Bukhara. Visit, Kalon ensemble, medrese Miri-Arab, Magoki-Attori mosque, medrese Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan, trade domes, Lyabi Hauz complex, medrese Chor-Minor. Accommodation in a hotel. 
Samarkand – 702m, Bukhara – 510m

Day 9.
Bukhara
Continue sightseeing Bukhara. Visit Samani dynasty mausoleum, Arc Fortress, Chashma-Ayub. Day trip to summer palace of Bukhara Emirs Sitorai-Mokhikhosa. Free time during the day. Accommodation in a hotel. 
Bukhara – 510m

Day 10.
Bukhara – Khiva (470km)
Bukhara – Khiva (470km) In the morning transfer to Khiva. During 7 hour drive stops to see Amudarya river and for lunch. Arrival to Khiva, check in to a hotel. Free time. 
Bukhara – 510m, Khiva – 570m

Day 11.
Khiva – Tashkent
In the morning guided sightseeing of Khiva, spend a day in UNESCO World Heritage site Ichan-Qala fortress. In Ichan-Qala fortress visit Kunya-Arc, Sayeed Alauddin mausoleum, medrese Arab-Mukhamadkhan, mosque Oq-Masjid,medrese Hodjan Berdi-biya, Shirgazikhan, Abdullakhan, Juma mosque, medrese Allakulikhan, Toshkhovli palace, Pakhlavan Makhmud mausoleum, minaret Islom-khodja. Free time in the afternoon. In the evening transfer to the airport in Urgench, flight to Tashkent. Arrival to Tashkent, transfer to a hotel. Accommodation in a hotel
Khiva – 570m, Tashkent – 460m

Day 12.
Tashkent – Airport
Transfer to the airport. Flight home. 
Tashkent – 460m

Recommended list of private things for tour: warm clothes, comfortable hiking shoes, wind stopper and waterproof jacket, sunglasses, sun block cream (SPF 20-30), sun hat.