Two capitals of Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan

Almaty - Tashkent - Samarkand - Astana - Borovoe - Astana (visit EXPO)

Duration

9 days, 8 nights

Kind of route

Cultural

Pax:

14

Season

All year round

Accommodation

single/double

Guaranteed tour dates

09.09.2017-17.09.2017

Route: Almaty — Tashkent — Samarkand — Astana — Borovoe — Astana (visit EXPO)

Description

During the tour you will visit such cities as Almaty, Tashkent, Samarkand and also the exhibition Astana EXPO

The cost of the tour program per person:

Pax USD/pax
8 1072
10 1022
12 986
14 947
Single supplement 335

Accommodation

Place Accommodation
Almaty Ramada Hotel (****)
Tashkent Uzbekistan Hotel (****)
Astana Ramada Hotel (****)
Borovoe Rixos Hotel(*****)

SERVICE INCLUDED AND NOT

  • Accommodation as mentioned aboveYES
  • Transport by minibus till 10 pax, big bus from 15 pax. YES
  • English speaking guideYES
  • Entrance fees, excursionsYES
  • Mineral water during the tourYES
  • Transfers to/from airportYES
  • Entrance fees to sightseeing’sYES
  • Full board mealYES
  • Train ticket for high speed train “Afrosiab” Tashkent – Samarkand — Tashkent YES
  • Letter of invitation for Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan VisaYES
  • Visa, visa support, consular fees or any other formalities NOT
  • Flight ticket Almaty – Tashkent – Astana NOT
  • Alcoholic or soft drinksNOT
  • Souvenirs, shopping, personal expenses NOT
  • Fees in connection with photography NOT
  • Tips to personal NOT

Itinerary

Day 1: 9/09 Almaty. (D)

Arrive on KC-908 Air Astana at 15:50 on arrival transfer to hotel. Visits Independence Square, Kok Tobe Hill, Central State Museum (D) After check in hotel, embark on a city tour of Almaty. Visit Central Mosque and the Golden room in the central historical Museum. Magnificent exhibits of a big collection of Kazak National tools and the history of jeweler art of Kazakhstan can be found. Next, visit Republic Square — the largest open public space in the city, flanked by impressive modern edifices on every side. A tall obelisk rising up from street level is the Independence Monument. Visit to Kok-Tobe. Dinner.

Day 2: 10/09 Almaty. (B/L/D)

Full day Charyn NP tour (B/L/D) Early morning after breakfast, drive to the State National Natural Park Charyn which is 200km from Almaty. En route Kokpek Village, simple lunch will be served. Charyn Canyon is considered to be the largest canyon in the world after the famous Colorado one in America. It is also an amazing creation of nature that exists for millions of years, picturesque and very diverse in geomorphologic aspects. The height of steep mountainsides reaches 150-300m. Numerous ravines and gullies make dense rambling net. Wind and water created stunning «Castles Valley». The length of it is more than 2km, the width 20-80m. All along the valley you are surrounded by towers of fantastical forms, built of sedimentary. Their age is about 12 million years. All this time the nature was creating these architectural wonders, without haste was building the majestic castles.

Day 3: 11/09 Almaty – Tashkent: (B/L/D)

12:50 — Departure from Almaty to Tashkent by flight KC 127. 14:50 — Arrival to Tashkent. Sightseeing tour in Tashkent. Khazret-Imam mosque | Genuine Muskhafe-Usman Koran | Amir Temur Square | KukeldashMadrassah | Old town | Independence Square | Opera and Ballet Theater named after AlisherNavoi | 18:00 -Dinner. Free time.Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 4: 12/09 Tashkent - Samarkand - Tashkent: (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel. 06:00 – Transfer to the railway station. 07:00 — Departure to Samarkand by high speed train “Afrosiab”. 09:10 -Arrival to Samarkand. Sightseeing tour in Samarkand including lunch. Imam Bukhari mosque and mausoleum | Gur-Emir Mausoleum | Registan Square | Bibi-Khanym Mosque | Shahi-Zinda complex | Ulugbek Observatory | Mausoleum of Khodja Doniyor (Prophet Daniel) | Mausoleum of Imam Motrudi |17:00 – Transfer to the railway station.18:00 — Departure to Tashkent by high speed train “Afrosiab”. 20:10 -Arrival to Tashkent. Dinner. Free time. Overnight in Tashkent.

Day 5: 15/09 Tashkent – Astana: (B/L/D)

Breakfast at the hotel.10:00 – Departure to Chimgan mountains near Tashkent. Sightseeing and lifting to the Beldersay mountains (2250m) by achair-lift (depends on a weather condition). 17:30 – Return to Tashkent.19:00 – Dinner. 21:00 – Transfer to the airport.23:50 – Departure from Tashkent to Astana by KC124. Arrival to the airport Astana at 02:55, transfer to the hotel, accommodation.

Day 6: 14/09 Astana (B/L/D)

This morning, get acquainted with the young capital of Kazakhstan – Astana. Striking in both its power and the scale of its construction, be amazed by the futuristic design of the architectures in Astana. First, discover the Museum of First President. Then, visit the symbolic and trademark icon of Astana, the “Astana-Baiterek” monument. From here, one can see much of the stunning bird’s eye view of the city where it won the hearts of all. Continue your journey to the Temple of Peace and Accord — a pyramidal building built by a prominent British architect, Norman Foster. After which, proceed to the President Centre of Culture. Our final stop is the ethnopark “Map of Kazakhstan – Atameken”, representing a unique outdoor museum.  Here, get the full view of the country and familiarize yourself with the architecture, landscape and history of Kazakhstan.

Day 7: 15/09 Astana – Borovoe (B/L/D)

includes mountain pass, blue mirror lakes, walk along Abylay Khan field, see Burabay mountain, if weather permits, use boat to see Jumbaktas rock (B/L/D) 09:00 — we leave in Burabay (Borovoe) .13: 00 — Lunch at the hotel. After lunch, check in hotel. 14:00 — tour of Borovsky ring (visit General Headquarters Ablai Khan, SPHINX, Panorama — «Shell», the Large and Small Chebache Lake, «dancing birches»). 19:00 — dinner and rest at the hotel. Here you can visit the hotel’s Spa center, Wellness & SPA Hotel Rixos Borovoe you will experience complete purification and a comfortable relaxation with luxurious privileges.

Day 8:16/09 Borovoe – Astana (B/L/D)

pm city tour visit Constitution Square, top of Astana Baiterek monument, Kazakh Eli Square, Palace of Pace & accord, ethno park

Day 9: 17/09 Astana – visit EXPO (B/L/D)

check out from Hotel at 13:00/ Lunch. Shopping time till dinner. Transfer to airport at 18:00

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