Wander To Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan – ITINERARY

Dates: June 6th – 23rd, 2020

Head into Central Asia for an adventure through mountains, remote villages, deserts, ancient cities, gorgeous lakes, yurt camps and more. This itinerary is packed with traditional experiences and local interaction, making it ideal for any traveler who wishes to truly explore these mysterious lands.

Bishkek – Kiziltu – Song-kul Lake – Kazarman – Jalal-abad – Osh – Fergana – Tashkent – Samarkand – Nurata – Bukhara – Tashkent


The Wandering Earl Tour Experience

All of our unique tours focus on local interaction, local activities and education and we keep our itineraries flexible so that you always get the absolute most out of your trip! We also see the main stuff too, but these are not standard, cookie-cutter group experiences. Always small groups, always laid-back, always diving straight into the heart of every destination we visit!


ITINERARY

Tour to Kyrgyzstan

June 6th: BISHKEK – ARRIVAL DAY
– Arrival into Bishkek
– Airport pickup and private transfer to our hotel (based on your arrival time)

June 7th: BISHKEK
– Group orientation meeting in the morning
– Lunch at a local restaurant
– Walking city tour through central Bishkek, the markets, monuments
Included meals: B L D

June 8th: BOKONBAEVA / KIZILTU VILLAGES
– Burana Tower
– Bokonbaeva village
– Kiziltu village (famous for its local yurt-makers)
Included meals: B D

June 9th: SONG-KUL LAKE
– Yurt-making class
– Song-kul Lake
– Afternoon wander near the lake
– Night in a yurt camp
(Total driving time to Song-kul can be 7 hours including all stops. But it’s a gorgeous drive!)
Included meals: B D

June 10th: SONG-KUL LAKE
– Song-kul Lake (free day to enjoy local activities – fishing, horse riding, hiking, etc.
– Night in a yurt camp
Included meals: B L D

June 11th: KAZARMAN
– Drive to the small soviet village of Kazarman (6.5 hour drive through the stunning mountains)
– Walking tour of the village (it’s like stepping back in time 30 years!)
– Night at a local homestay
Included meals: B L D

June 12th: JALAL-ABAD
– Morning drive to the small city of Jalal-abad (3 hours)
– Afternoon unique spa experience at an old soviet spa
Included meals: B L D

Tour to Kyrgyzstan

June 13th: OSH
– Drive to Osh (3 hours)
– Walking tour of this culturally fascinating, traditional city
Included meals: B

June 14th: OSH
– Visit to one of the largest animal markets in Central Asia
– Osh Bazaar
– Sulayman Mountain
Included meals: B

June 15th: FERGANA (UZBEKISTAN)
– Drive to the Do’stlik border crossing
– Cross into Uzbekistan
– Drive to Fergana (stops along the way)
Included meals: B

June 16th: TASHKENT
– Early morning departure for Tashkent
– Local pottery workshop
– Local silk workshop
– Khan’s Palace in Kokand
– Arrival in Tashkent
(The complete trip will take about 10 hours, including the stops along the way.)
Included meals: B

June 17th: SAMARKAND
– Guided city tour of Tashkent
– Tashkent’s main bazaar
– Afternoon drive to Samarkand (4 hours)
Included meals: B

June 18th: SAMARKAND
– Full tour of Samarkand
– Registan
– Bibi-Khanum mosque
– Ulugh Bek observatory
– Afternoon free time (optional visit to an ancient hamam/bathhouse)
– Evening visit/traditional dinner with a local family
Included meals: B D

June 19th: NURATA YURT CAMP
– Drive to Nurata yurt camp
– Travel through the Uzbek steppes and desert
– Time to explore the camp surroundings (interact with camels, light hiking)
– Night in a traditional Uzbek yurt
Included meals: B L D

June 20th: BUKHARA
– Morning drive to Bukhara (one of the most beautiful cities in Uzbekistan!)
– Afternoon tour of the ancient mosques, caravanserais, monuments and more
– Evening out in town for a local experience
Included meals: B

June 21st: BUKHARA
– Walking tour inside the old city walls
– Kalyan minaret
– Bolo Haus mosque
– Main bazaar
– Local crafts and jewelry market
Included meals: B

June 22nd: TASHKENT
– Morning high speed train to Tashkent
– Afternoon around Tashkent
– Local restaurant for dinner, drinks and conversation about the adventure!
Included meals: B D

June 23rd: TASHKENT – DEPARTURE DAY
– Transfer to the airport based on your flight time

Tour to Kyrgyzstan


INCLUDED
– Small group (max 10 participants)
– Wandering Earl Tours guide throughout
– All accommodation (17 nights – 3* hotels, homestays and yurt camps)
– All transportation in Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
– All activities mentioned
– All entrance fees for sights visited
– Local guides
– Breakfast every day, 5 lunches and 9 dinners
– Bottled water throughout the trip
– All airport transfers

NOT INCLUDED
– Flights to/from Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan
– Meals and activities not mentioned
– Passport/visa fees
– Travel insurance
– Gratuities


TOUR COST

$2745 USD per person

*Based on twin share (2 people to a room; solo travelers will be paired together)

*Single supplement: $410 (for a single room throughout the tour)


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