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The Great Khanates of the Steppes

  • Itinerary:
    Kazakhstan - Uzbekistan
  • Duration:
    12 days / 11 nights
  • Price:
    on request
  • Tour program
    Itinerary of «The Great Khanates of the Steppes»
    Day 01: Arrive Almaty – Flt (Kazakhstan)
    Meeting on arrival assistance and transfer to hotel. 
    Overnight

    Day 02: Almaty
    Full day sightseeing tour Almaty – we shall visit in the morning Panfilov Park, the Holy Ascension Cathedral made of wood with excellent icons in the main hall. Later visit the Kazakh museum of Musical Instruments, The State Museum of History – see the famous Golden Room with its replica of Golden Warrior Prince but his armament and golden buttons are on display.
    Late visit the local green bazaar
    afternoon we shall make excursion to the Medeo and later visit Chimbulak – for a grand view of Almaty and the surrounding countryside
    Meals and overnight

    Day 03: Almaty/Aktau – Flt
    Morning flight to Caspian Sea coast – we shall arrive at Aktau.
    Transfer to motel by the Seaside.
    Later excursion to Karakol reserve – see the birdlife, later visit the city landmarks and the Regional Museum
    Meals and overnight

    Day 04: Aktau/Astana – Flt
    Today we shall spend full day sightseeing of the Manguystau Peninsula – we shall depart for Fort Shevchenko – the first of ports established on the Caspian Sea by the Imperial Russia in 1857 and named it as Fort Novopetrovsky. We shall visit the Museum dedicated to Taurus Shevchenko as he spent his exile days here. Afterwards we shall proceed to see the beautiful chalk canyons giving wonderful views of the countryside. Later continue to Shakpak Ata – the underground mosques and shrines and the local necropolis with diverse designs of gravestones
    return in the late afternoon and after dinner
    transfer to airport for flight to Astana

    Day 05: Astana
    Arrive early morning and transfer to hotel.
    Morning free at leisure
    Afternoon sightseeing tour of Astana visit – Baiterek Tower, the Nursultan Mosque, the Palace of Peace and Concord, Khanshutyr Hall , the National Museum of Kazakhstan
    Meals and overnight

    Day 06: Astana/Shymkent – Flt
    Morning we shall make excursion to Alzhir camp – we shall visit the one of the camps of Stalin era used for the families of the ‘condemned’ who were brought in wagons and some spent their entire life. Some dies due rigors and harsh treatment meted out by the camp officers. Today we can see the wagon which was used bring in the people, the Arch of Sorrow, the statues and the Museum dedicated to those who suffered and died here
    Later proceed to Baiterek Tower to a local restaurant for Lunch
    Transfer to airport for flight to Shymkent.
    On arrival transfer to hotel.
    Dinner and overnight

    Day 07: Shymkent
    Full day excursion to Ahmed Yassawi complex and Otrar ruins
    We shall leave in the morning for Turkestan – enroute our first stop will be at Otrar – the town which was destroyed by Chengiz Khan in revenge for killing of his emissary. We shall visit the site of ancient Otrar city – the city was massacred by the Mongol armies killing all living souls that even today we can see human bones in the dusty lanes
    after the visit of the local museum we shall proceed to Ahmed Yassawi complex – the grand complex built during the time of Tamerlane – it looks very similar to Tamerlane’s own tomb.
    Return to Shymkent in the late afternoon
    Meals and overnight

    Day 08: Shymkent/Tashkent – 124 kms (Uzbekistan)
    Morning depart for Uzbek border point of Chernayevka – on arrival we shall go through the border check point. After the border formalities proceed to Tashkent
    on arrival transfer to hotel.
    afternoon sightseeing tour of Tashkent visit – Old city, the Hast Imam complex, Chorsu bazaar, madrassah Kukeldesh, Mustaqlik maidoni, Museum of Applied Arts and Navoi Theatre
    meals and overnight

    Day 09: Tashkent/Bukhara – Flt
    Morning flight to Bukhara – on arrival transfer to hotel. 
    Sightseeing tour of Bukhara – we shall visit Lyabikhauz, madrassah Nadirkhon Devanbegi, Khanaga, smaller cupola, Mogaki Attari Mosque, the Tilpak Frushan, madrassah Aziz Khan and Ulugbek
    meals and overnight

    Day 10: Bukhara
    Morning sightseeing tour of Bukhara visit Poi Kalon minaret and mosque, Ark Fortress,
    Balokhauz mosque, mausoleum of Ismail Samanid, Chasma Ayub(Job’s spring) and Chor Minor
    Afternoon free to explore the bazars of Bukhara
    Meals and overnight

    Day 11: Bukhara/Samarkand – 268 kms
    Morning depart for Samarkand – enroute we shall make stop at Gijduvan to see the local pottery works of Alisher – the third generations of potters. We shall see all process of pottery making
    later continue to Samarkand and on arrival transfer to hotel. 
    Afternoon we shall visit Registan Square to see the three beautiful madrassahs. Later visit Bibi Khanum mosque and the bazaar
    Meals and overnight

    Day 12: Samarkand/Tashkent – Train – 1700/1910 hrs
    Tashkent/Depart – Flt
    Full morning we shall visit – Gur Emir, the mausoleum of Tamerlane, Shahi Zinda Necropolis, Afrosiab Museum and Ulugbek’s Observatory
    Lunch at local restaurant
    Later transfer to railway station for train to Tashkent – on arrival transfer to a local restaurant for dinner – afterwards transfer to airport for your destination flight
    Assistance on departure
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