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Highlights of Central Asia: Kyrgystan's mountains and Uzbekistan's architecture

16 days from £4,590pp

Includes flights
What is tailor made? Customised itinerary | Every trip is unique | Flexible accommodation options | Designed to your budget

Itinerary highlights

  • Witness the sunset over Khiva Old Town.

  • Visit Registan Square.

  • Hike through Altyn Arashan Valley.

  • Experience the mountain scenery throughout the Tian Shan Mountains.

  • Stay in a Yurt on the shores of Song Kul.

Price includes

Scheduled international and domestic flights
In destination transfers
Activities and excursions as detailed
All accommodation
  • Tashkent
  • Urgench
  • Khiva
  • Bukhara
  • Samarkand
  • Tashkent
  • Bishkek
  • Karakol
  • Tamga
  • Song Kol Lake
  • Bishkek

Itinerary idea in detail

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With international flights from a choice of airports including London, Birmingham, Manchester, Newcastle, Edinburgh and Glasgow.

Day 1 International outbound flight

Day 1 International outbound flight

International outbound flight

Today you begin your journey by boarding your international outbound flight to Tashkent.

Day 2 Tashkent

Day 2 Tashkent

Tashkent

You will be met at the airport by your driver and guide and driven to your hotel to check in. Once freshened up you'll be collected and taken on a tour of the city. A tour of Tashkent provides an excellent overview of what Uzbekistan and Central Asia have to offer as you take in mosques and markets, as well as the State History Museum.

Day 3 Khiva

Day 3 Khiva

Tashkent , Urgench , Khiva

Today you will be collected from your hotel and driven to the airport for your flight to Urgench. Upon arrival you'll be met by your new driver and, along with your guide, travel to Khiva, a journey of around one hour.

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Day 4 Khiva

Day 4 Khiva

Khiva

You have a full day tour of Khiva today. The city feels very much like an open air museum, and the architecture within the city walls is truly stunning including the blue tilled Kalta-Minor Minaret and Mohammed Rakhim Khan Madrassah.

Accommodation

Day 5 Bukhara

Day 5 Bukhara

Khiva , Bukhara

Today you'll be collected from your hotel by your driver and guide and driven to Bukhara. It's a long journey through the desert, which will take at least seven hours.

Day 6 Bukhara

Day 6 Bukhara

Bukhara

You have a full day tour of Bukhara today. A fabulous, bustling old city and one that feels very much lived in. You'll sense the atmosphere as you wander the winding, dusty streets of the old town.

Day 7 Bukhara

Day 7 Bukhara

Bukhara

Today is free to explore this wonderful old city at your own pace. We'd suggest a visit to one of the cities bazaars, merchant buildings or bath houses.

Day 8 Samarkand

Day 8 Samarkand

Bukhara , Samarkand

This morning you'll be collected from your hotel for the drive to the station for your train to Bukhara, a journey of around two and a half hours. On arrival you'll be collection from the station for the drive to your hotel.

Day 9 Samarkand

Day 9 Samarkand

Samarkand

Today you have a tour of Samarkand including the magnificent Registan square - the highlight of a visit to Samarkand. The city's grand leafy streets give it a distinctly different feel to other Uzbek cities.

Day 10 Bishkek

Day 10 Bishkek

Samarkand , Tashkent , Bishkek

You will be driven back to Tashkent today in time for your onward flight to Bishkek. On arrival you'll be met by your new driver and guide and driven to your hotel.

Day 11 Karakol

Day 11 Karakol

Bishkek , Karakol

Today you will be collected from your hotel and driven along the north shore of Izzyk Kul stopping at Burna tower en route. This is a long journey of around eight hours in total.

Day 12 Karakol

Day 12 Karakol

Karakol

You will spend today walking through the alpine valleys of Altyn Arashan with your private guide.

Day 13 Tamga

Day 13 Tamga

Karakol , Tamga

Today you'll be collected from your hotel and driven to the village of Tamga located on the southern shore of Izzyk kul. En route you'll visit Jeti Oguz canyon around 30 minutes from Karakol.

Accommodation

Day 14 Song Kol Lake

Day 14 Song Kol Lake

Tamga , Song Kol Lake

You will be collectedd from your hotel in Tamga today and driven to your ger on the shore of Song kol. Along the way you'll visit Fairy-tail Canyon and the village of Kockor.

Day 15 Bishkek

Day 15 Bishkek

Song Kol Lake , Bishkek

Today you'll be driven from your ger on the shores of Song Kol to Bishkek a drive of around seven hours out of the mountains to the Kyrgyz capital.

Day 16 International return flight

Day 16 International return flight

Bishkek , International return flight

Today you will be collected from your hotel and driven to the airport for your onward flight. Your return flight will arrive the same day.

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