UZBEKISTAN & KYRGYZSTAN (16-days) with Tour Leader
1): 06.05 - 21.05.2023
2): 19.08 - 03.09.2023
This Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan trip is a journey to Central Asia's welcoming and hospitable Silk Road cultures. The two countries are magnificent destinations anytime. Central Asia has always been a patchwork of ethnicities and traditions and travelers have throughout history feasted their senses on the countries intoxicating mix of culture, architecture, and dramatic landscapes of the fabled Tien Shan Mountains, endless steppes, and amazing deserts. We have composed a colorful palette of unique places and attractions representing Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan with respect for its people, culture, and features. We have included all highlights in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyzstan.
The tour is packaged with International and domestic flights, accommodation and all land arrangements including transport, meals, and excursions. The tours are led by our very carefully selected staff of experienced tour leader and local guides. We travel maximum 16 participants! This is an active journey. Of course, the activity level will be adjusted so it fit all clients, and everyone can enjoy this journey. We know the areas and the conditions. We are well prepared and make priority to present comfortable accommodation, vehicles with experienced drivers and delicious, tasty, and healthy food mirroring the regions diverse cultures. Prior departure, we mail information and a detailed packing list about what to bring. Sovietistan Travel are of course always prepared to assist and explain, so please feel free to ask us about every matter. We travel comfortably through pristine landscapes in the desert and mountains along the Silk Road route, which used to be the main thoroughfare of world civilization, where not only goods but also science, ideas and religion were exchanged.
The most important thing about Central Asia is the unexpected - The adventure is still alive
Welcome to this wonderful adventure
01.09 - 23.09.2024 - The Big Silk Road round trip - Sovietistan '5-stan; Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan' - with 2 tour leaders + local guides.
The journey begin in Kazakhstan’s new capital Nur-Sultan with its modern architecture, e.g. Norman Foster’s award-winning architectural design and engineering with innovative, modern and sustainable approach, ALZHIR Gulag camp/museum, Nur Alem, the Kazakhstan Pavilion and Science Museum (a legacy of EXPO 2017), Almatys Ascension Cathedral, Medeo skating rink (“The factory of records”), Tashkent city tour, Nukus world famous Nukus Museum of Art (Savitsky Museum), Kunya Urgench (UNESCO), Darwaza gas crater "Gate to Hell," Ashgabat – the city of white marble, Nisa (UNESCO) ancient settlement, ancient Merv (UNESCO), famous Silk Road city Bukhara (UNESCO) with its splendid Citadel Ark, Poi Kalan Complex with Kalyan Mosque, Kalyan Minaret (Tower of Death) and Mir-i-Arab Madrasah, Gijduvan (ceramic), Samarkand (UNESCO) with abundance of unique monuments of ancient architecture, heritage of scientific and arts schools; Registan Square (considered to be one of the world’s most beautiful squares), Guri Amir Mausoleum, Shah-i-Zinda necropolis, Tajikistans Panjakent; Rudaki museum, Khujand, Kokand, Rishtan – oldest city of ceramic art, Margilans silk bazaars and factories, Fergana – ferghana Valleys fruit basket, Osh, Kyrgyzstans 3.000 year old Silk Road city and Sulayman mountain (UNESCO), Bishkek, capital of Kyrgyzstan, Burana ‘tower,’ Lake Issyk Kul and fabolous Tian-Shan Mountains, Karakol (former Przhevalsk), administrative centre of eastern Issyk-Kul region, excursion to the beautiful Tian Shan mountains, Przhevalsky Museum, Dungan Mosque, Jeti Oghuzs, ”Seven Bulls’ and Bokonbaeva; handmade felt & Shyrdak (nomadic traditional carpets).