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Fixed Dates! Central Asia Tour 2019

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Tour itinerary: Kazakhstan-Kyrgyzstan-Tajikistan-Uzbekistan- Turkmenistan
Season: April-October
Days: 14Nights: 13
Price: 2350$
Tour description:


Join our group and visit 5 Central Asia countries.

Group size is 3-8 persons. 




Departure dates, 2019

11 April - 24 April 

9 May - 22 May

  20 June - 3 July

8  August  - 21 August 

5 September - 18 September    10 October - 23 October 


Day 1

Almaty Arrival
Arrival in Almaty
Meeting at the airport, transfer to the hotel. Free time.
Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 2
Almaty 
Breakfast.
Start Almaty city tour with visits to Panfilov's Park with Zenkov's Orthodox Cathedral, Great Patriotic War Memorial and National Musical Instruments Museum. We'll also visit Central Mosque and Green Bazaar. 
Drive to Medeo world skating rink. There will be an opportunity for short hiking tour upstairs to the top of the dam to enjoy beautiful view of surroundings. Take a cable car to Chimbulak ski resort. 
Return to Almaty. Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 3
Almaty -BP -Bishkek
Breakfast. 
Start driving to Bishkek by car (250km ~ 4-5hrs). Border crossing (~1h).
Please be ready to handle all you luggage across the border by yourself (300m). 
Continue driving to Bishkek. Arrival, hotel check-in. 
P.M. Сity tour with visits to State History Museum at Ala Too Square, Lenin Statue, White House, Manas Monument.
Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 4
Bishkek - Issyk Kul lake
Breakfast.
Start Bishkek city tour with visiting State History Museum at Ala Too Square, Lenin Statue, White House and Manas Monument.
P.M. Drive to Issyk Kul lake. Free time. 
Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 5
Issyk Kul - Bishkek-Tashkent
Breakfast. 
Free time on Issyk Kul lake.
P.M. Start driving to Bishkek airport for flight to Tashkent.
19:40 Departure by flight HY 778 
20:00 Arrival in Tashkent. 
Meeting with representative of Uzbekistan travel company. Transfer to the hotel. Free time. 
Day 6
Tashkent 
Breakfast. 
Tashkent city tour includes visiting old and European parts.  Sights to visit: complex "Khazret-Imam" (Mausoleum of  Imam Kaffal al-Shashi, Barak-khan Madrassah, Tellya Sheikh Madrassah, Mui-Mubarak Madrassah), bazaar Chorsu, Amir Timur Square, Theatre Square, Independence Square, Monument of Courage and Memorial to the Victims of Repression. 
Free time. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 7
Tashkent - BP - Khudjand
Breakfast. 
Drive to Uzbek-Tajik border (BP Oybek - Fotehobod). Border crossing. 
Meeting with representative of Tajikistan travel company. 
Transfer to Khudjand city, hotel accommodation. 
After short rest we'll start Khudjand city tour. Visits to Pushkin square with Kamoli Khudjandi Square, Timur Malik’s fortress and Sugd museum, Muslihiddin memorial complex, Panjshanbe bazaar and Arbob palace.
Dinner in traditional restaurant. Night is in a hotel.
Day 8
Khudjand - Istaravshan - Penjikent - BP - Samarkand
Breakfast. 
Start driving to Penjikent through Istaravshan town (ancient name-Kiropolis). It's  one   of   the   oldest   cities  in Tajikistan. We'll visit Mazori Sharif mausoleum, Kog Gumbaz madrasa (16 century) and Kuhi Mug, the ruins of ancient fortress. 
Arrival in Penjikent. City tour in Penjikent-a city in the Sugd province, was once an ancient town in Sogdiana. The ruins of the old town are on the outskirts of the modern city. The Sarazm Important Bird Area ( UNESCO World Heritage) lies downstream of the city on the tugay-vegetated floodplain of the river. The archaeological site of the ruins of old Penjikent - a walled inter-city which stood 2500-years ago - was once a Sogdian trading city on the Silk Road. Today, only ruins are left owing to the fact that the main construction material was clay-bricks. 
 Drive to Tajik-Uzbek border via Jartepa pass. Border crossing. 
Transfer to Samarkand. Hotel check-in. Free time. 
Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 9
Samarkand 
Breakfast.
Start sightseeing tour of Samarkand with visiting: Gur Emir Mausoleum (Tamerlan's tomb), Ruhabad Mausoleum, Registan Square (a heart of the city), Bibi-Hanum Mosque, orient bazaar Siyab, Shahi Zinda Necropolis and Ulugbek’s Observatory.
Return to the hotel. Free time. 
Day 10
Samarkand - Bukhara
Breakfast.
09:00 transfer to the railway station
10:10 depart for Bukhara by fast train "Afrosiab"
11:57 arrival in Bukhara.
Transfer to the hotel, accommodation. Free time.
Overnight at the hotel. 

Day 11
Bukhara
Breakfast.

Start walking city tour along the old part of Bukhara with visits to the Mausoleum of Samanids, Bolo Hauz Mosque and the Ark Fortress – the oldest citadel dating back to the I century BC.

Poi Kalon Square with Kalon Minaret and Mosque, Mir Arab Madrassah. There are three trading domes or so called covered bazaars preserved from the XVI century and these bazaars were the centers for trade of silk, jewelry and even for money exchange. Today as well, one can enjoy and purchase different souvenirs of a wide range, from small souvenir magnets to the famous Bukhara carpets.

Ulughbek and Abdulazizkhan Madrassas, Abdullakhan’s Tim and a visit to the Caravanserai Sayfuddin which is the Center of Handicraft Development of Bukhara. Magoki Attari Mosque.

Lyabi Hauz is the center of old Bukhara and it is an architectural complex of the XVII century that includes Nadir Divanbegi Madrassa and Khanaqa, Kukeldash Madrassa and the monument of the famous historical comedian figure Khodja Nasreddin is also based in this square.

Return to the hotel. Free time.

Day 12
Bukhara - BP - Mary - Ashgabat
Breakfast.
Start driving to Uzbek-Turkmen border (BP Alat - Farab). 
Border formalities on both sides, meeting with representative of Turkmenistan travel company. Transfer to Mary.
En route visit to the Ancient Merv (UNESCO).  Discover historical park with: Sultan Sanjar Mausoleum, Mohammed bin Said Mausoleum, medieval castles – “Kesk” fortresses (6-7 centuries) and others. Return to Mary. Visit the History museum of Merv region.
19:20 evening flight to Ashgabat
20:00 arrival in Ashgabat
Transfer to hotel. Check in to the hotel and overnight.
Day 13
Ashgabat
Breakfast.
Start city tour with visits to Ertogrul Gazy Mosque, Independence Park with Monument of Independence (it's a 118m column that consider the highest building in the country),  Neutrality Arch - an unique composition that  rotates slowly after the sun. Visiting  National Museum, where you can see more than 166 unique  exposition from Ancient Merv and Nissa. 
A trip to ancient Nissa (18km from Ashgabad) that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Visit the ruins of the ancient city (the date of foundation of the I millennium BC - I millennium BC). Return back to Ashgabad. Visit en-route Turkmenbashi Mosque-Mausoleum. It's considered the biggest in Central Asia (10 thousands of people). There're beautiful garden and fountains near the mosque. 
Transfer to the hotel. Overnight. 
Overnight at the hotel. 
Day 14
Ashgabat Departure
Breakfast. 
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. 
Accommodations:
City Hotels 3*
Almaty Otrar
Bishkek Asia Mountains
Issyk Kul Kapriz
Tashkent Shodlik
Khudjand Sugd
Samarkand Zilol Baxt
Bukhara Zargaron
Ashgabat Ak Altyn
Prices:
Anur Tour Group Price per 1 person
3 and more people 2350 USD 
Single supplement 495 USD
Included:
- Hotel accommodation in double / twin sharing rooms with breakfasts;
- All entrance fees to the monuments and museums as specified in the program;
- Full transportation service and all transfers on vehicles with a/c;
- Local guide services (English Speaking guides);
- Visa support for Uzbekistan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan;
- Domestic air tickets:
       Mary - Dashoguz (economy class);
- Train tickets:
         Samarkand - Bukhara (economy class)
- Still water all tour time (about 1.5 l per person per day);

Not included:
- Air tickets for international flights;
- Air tickets: Bishkek - Tashkent;
- Visa support for Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan;
- Visa fee and Turkmenistan Migration card;
- Fees for the use of photo and video cameras at the monuments;
- Meals (lunches and dinners). 
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