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Self-drive group jeep tour "The Oriental Tale 19 days" start in September 10

 

Fixed tour dates

10.09.2020-28.09.2020

20.05.2021-07.06.2021

 

 

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Highlights of the tour

Issikul Lake, Jety Oguz, Kegen, Kazakhstan, Almaty, Taraz, Turkestan, Chernyaevka, Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Iskanderkul lake, Dushanbe, Kalaikhumb, Khorog, Pyanj river, Vakhan corridor, Khargush pass, Murgab, M41 highway, Kyzyl Art pass, Lenin peak, Alay valley, Osh city, Sulaiman mountain, Kazarman, Son Kul lake. 

 

Jeep Tour The Oriental Tale
The tour will consist of people of different nationalities. The tour will be held in English. You have the option to rent 1 or more cars for this trip. This is a great opportunity to visit 4 countries of Central Asia self driving.

Size of the group 20 persons maximum.

 

 

10.09.2020/20.05.2021-Day 1. Arrival in Bishkek

Arrival in Bishkek

City tour in Bishkek

Receive cars and sign agreement

Night is in a hotel

 

11.09.2020/21.05.2021-Day 2: Bishkek – Bokonbaevo – Jeti Oguz 450 km

In the morning you will be transferred to the celestial Issyk Kul Lake, the second largest alpine lake in the world. The lake is called "the pearl of Central Asia". You can come up to the lake and to see mountains all around it. On route you will visit Burana Tower (an 11th century minaret) and an open air museum of Balbans (stone warriors). We continue on our way to the lake, stopping for a tradition lunch. At Bokonbaeva village we will visit a local eagle-hunter. He hunts hares and foxes with the help of eagles (a traditional form of nomadic hunting). Then we transfer to the famous gorge of Jeti Oguz, Red Rocks. Your dinner and night will be spent in tents.

 

12.09.2020/22.05.2021-Day 3: Jeti Oguz – Karakol – Kol Say lakes 300 km

Today you will be transferred to Bishkek city along the southern eshore of Issyk Kul Lake. This is a great chance to see the whole lake from all sights. On the way we will drive to Karakol town to visit the Dungan mosque. It was built in Chinese style without using a single metal nail. This will be followed by the visit of an old wooden Orthodox Church. In the afternoon transfer to Kazakhstan. Border formalities.

Arrival to Kolsai Lakes at approx. 17:00. Transfer to Kaindy Lake. Sightseeing.
Kaindy Lake (birch lake) is situated among magnificent pine forest at an altitude of 2000 meters above sea level and is famous for its origin. It was formed in 1911 due to the powerful earthquake that triggered the landslide blocked the alley by the natural dam, and the water has flooded the valley. The water of the lake is very cold, that is why the needles of the flooded trees are well preserved and clearly visible through the transparent surface of the water, and dry stems of fir trees overlook the water surface, like the masts of the submarine squadron. It is impossible to describe in words all this mystical splendor of the lake – it is necessary to go there and see everything with own eyes. 
Transfer to Saty settlement, accommodation in the guest house. Overnight in tents.

 

13.09.2020/23.05.2021-Day 4: Kol Say lakes – Charyn – Almaty 300 km

After breakfast we will visit Kolsai Lake 1 - "Pearls of the Northern Tien-Shan" - represent a cascade of three lakes. The largest lake is accessible for all visitors. It is the most beautiful lake, having a lack of civilization and the abundance of mushrooms. The highest lake is small. It is located on the border of fir-wood and the alpine meadows and amazes by its harsh alpine beauty, as well as the rich flora and fauna. Vertical drop between the three lakes is about 700 meters. The lowest lake can be reached by car. Without doubts the tourists are expected to have a wonderful vacation in these places - berries, mushrooms and fishing. The water in the lakes is cold and clean and is home for the rainbow trout - a fish that lives only in the running or spring water. In the around mountains you can see Marals, mountain goats, wolves and even bears.

Departure to Almaty at 09:00 am. Sightseeing at Charyn Canyon on the way.  
Charyn Canyon is a natural complex, unique in its kind not only in Kazakhstan but also worldwide. It was formed during Paleogene and reminds the Grand Canyon of Colorado River in North America, although inferior to it in size. The height of the steep slopes of the canyon is up to 150-300 meters. Extraordinary dissection of the terrain is striking: the numerous ravines form a dense, chaotic network. Wind and water have created the beautiful "Valley of Castles", where you are always surrounded by the fancy towers composed of sedimentary rocks. The length of the valley - more than 2 km, width - 20-80 meters. For millions of years the nature has been creating a unique architecture, erecting magnificent castles carefully and slowly. You can spend hours walking among the strange towers and columns, being surprised by the wild imagination of the nature.                                                       
Arrival to Almaty at 19:00 and dinner in a local restaurant.

20:00 Transfer to the hotel, check in and accommodation.

 

14.09.2020/24.05.2021-Day 5: Almaty – Taraz 500 km

Driving only

Night in hotel

 

15.09.2020/25.05.2021-Day 6: Taraz – Turkestan, 320 km

Today you have great opportunity to visit another country. After breakfast we will drive 160 km to Turkestan. Today you will have city tour in Turkestan. We will visit Azret-Sultan historical-architectural complex and Khodja Akhmed Yassayu mausoleum. They were built in the 14th century. Today they are one of the largest constructions of the Timurid period. Also we will visit Turkestan town necropolis, oriental baths and underground mosque. Overnight is in a hotel.

 

16.09.2020/26.05.2021-Day 7: Turkestan – Shymkent – Tashkent 300 km

Arrival to Tashkent and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation. After it, you’ll visit the best places of Tashkent.

Situated on the «North border » of old Maveranakhr. in the fertile valley of the river Chirchik. Many times ago this place was chosen by khazakhs, nomads and sogdian people as one of the best places for trading. The city had different names since its foundation in the 2nd century BC: Tchotch, Shash and Binkent. When the Arabs took control of the city in 751, it still was an important center on the Silk Road. In the XI C, the city was renamed Tashkent (Stone Town in Turkish). At the beggining of 13th century Tashkent was occupied by Chingizkhan’s army and therefore the city was almost destroyed, and to population greatly reduced. During Timurid's time, Tashkent was rebuilt, but most monuments we have in Tashent now are from Sheybanid’s epocue (16 c). Today you will see marvelous bazaar Chorsu.

Night in hotel.

 

17.09.2020/27.05.2021-Day 8: Tashkent – Samarkand 310 km

Today after breakfast we start from Tashkent to Samarkand. Capital of Timur (Tamerlan) empire, Samarkand was theprincipal city of the antique Sogdiane. Itthrived with the crossroads of the commercialmain roads coming from China, of Siberia, ofPerse and Occident, to thesurge of the Mongolian hordes of GengisKhan which destroyed the city beforerebuilding it on ashes of the suburbs. Thehour of glory of Samarkand occurredtwo centuries later, when Timour made Samarkand thecapital of his empire. Lunch and accommodation in the hotel.

Today you will see this famous city in all its beauty: The Museum of Samarkand presents us the history of the Central Asia and theobservatory of Oulougbek (XVe), built on the Kouhak hill shows us the attractivepersonality of the grandson of Timour, sovereign, poet, philosopher and astronomer and the tomb of Saint Daniel. Then you have free time, just for walk and make some photo. Dinner in traditional restaurant. Overnight in the hotel.

 

18.09.2020/28.05.2021-Day 9.Samarkand – Bukhara By train09:42—11:17

Our cars rest in parking near hotel and going by high speed train to Bukhara, departure at 9.42, arrival at 11.30. The bus meets us at the railway station. We start sightseeing tour in the old part of Bukhara by bus. Visit LyabiHauz Ensemble, Magoki-Attori Mosque, Chor-Minor Madrasah, trade domes, Kalyan Minaret, Kalyan Mosque and Miri-Arab Madrasah, Ulugbek and Abdulazizkhan madrasahs, Ark Fortress, Bolo-Khauz Mosque, Ismail Samani and Chashma-Ayub mausoleums. Continue sightseeing by visiting Mausoleum of Bakhouddin-Naqshband and Chor-Bakr Necropolis.

Duration of sightseeing tour: 5-6 hours.

The show of the national Uzbek music in the Nadir Divan Begi Madrasa. Ensemble Labi House.

 

19.09.2020/29.05.2021-Day 10. Bukhara – Dushanbe

Bukhara-Samarkand By train05:00—06:33/ Samarkand-Dushanbe 300 km by car,cross the border Uzbekistan/Tajikistan. Transfer to Dushanbe. The mountain road goes via picturesque Anzob pass (3300 m above sea level). On the way visit Iskanderkul Lake, known as a lake of Alexander the Great. The area of the lake is 340 ha. According to the legend, the Iskanderkul Lake named after Alexander the Great, known as Iskander in the East. People say that Alexander the Great’s path to Central Asia from India laid through this lake. Lunch Exploration the surroundings of the lake: five springs, Zmeinoe lake (Snake lake), walking to 38m high waterfall which is called “Fan Niagara “. Arrive; check in to your hotel. Overnight at the hotel.

 

20.09.2020/30.05.2021-Day 11. Dushanbe – Kalaikhumb 360 km

In the morning we start our long way to Kalaikumb village. A little part of the road is asphalt and the rest part of the road is paved in bad conditions. On the way we will visit Hulbuk fortress, a monument of IX c. Lunch in chaickana. We continue our way, we cross few small passes, and slowly we enter to Badahshan region, where is a military checkpoint. Formalities. Then we join a Pyandj river (five rivers together) which divides Afghanistan and Tajikistan. We will see a real life in both sides of the river, and of course other side attracts much more with its old settlements. Many photo stops on the way. After the long drive we stop in guest house. Evening walking in Kalaikumb village.

 

21.09.2020/31.05.2021-Day 12. Kalaikhumb – Khorog 250 km

We see the peaks of the Pamir Mountains and streams of water crossing the road. This day is especially memorable on the right bank of the Pandjes, where the Afghan villages will continue to accompany us. We will take several photo stops to get to know the medieval life of the Afghans. Towards evening we arrive in the capital of Badakhshan, after Khorog.

Dinner in local restaurant. Overnight at the hotel "Lal".

 

22.09.2020/01.06.2021-Day 13. Khorog – Yamg 220 km

In the morning transfer to Yamg village. We continue to explore incredible Wakhan region. We enter to Garim Chashma hot springs just to see miracles of the nature. We continue our way to see Yamchun fort of Fire Worshippers (built more than 2000 years ago) and Bibi Fatima hot springs, a real miracle of nature, a hot waterfall in the rocks. We will take hot baths of Bibi Fotima. Then we will visit a museum of Muborak Wakhani (1843-1903), famous Sufi mystic, astronomer and musician of the region. In the evening we will stay in a traditional Pamiri house. Dinner in local house. (2764 m)

 

23.09.2020/02.06.2021-Day 14. Yamg – Yashil Kul – Murgab 270 km

In the morning we will drive up to Hargush pass 4344 m. On the way we will see the beautiful range of Afgan mountains, with highest point Korha Pamir 6421 (Pamir palace), also we will see on Tajik side peak of Karl Marx and F.Engels 6723. Continue to Vrang where on a cliff-side pitted with caves, stands a Buddhist complex dating from 4th-7th centuries.Average altitude of the road  is 4000m. We drive along the wildest zone of Pamir mountains, paradise for wild animals: wolfs, bears, snow leopards. Picnic. We join main road to Osh, famous Pamir highway M41.

Dinner in hotel. Night in guest house.

 

24.09.2020/03.06.2021-Day 15. Murgab – Tajikistan/Kyrgyzstan - Osh 420 km

In the morning we drive towards Kyrgyz border. On the way we will see biggest natural lake-Karakul, surrounded by snowy peaks. We will see south face of peak Lenin (7134m) from Tajikistan. Border formalities. We are in Kyrgyzstan!!! Then drive to Osh city, south capital of Kyrgyzstan. Dinner in Uzbek family. Night in guest house.

 

25.09.2020/04.06.2021-Day 16. Osh – Kazarman 270 km

Today we will drive to Kazarman village. 93% of Kyrgyzstan is mountainous with nomadic life in remote places – our country is a real paradise for people that are in love with mountains and unusual cultures. The route takes you along roads that wind along incredible gorges. During your drive be prepared for amazing views of the impressive mountains and gorges. Today we will see some nomads that still live in this region. Night and dinner will be in a home stay. This is a very remote village.

 

26.09.2020/05.06.2021-Day 17. Kazarman – Son kul 180km

In the morning transfer to Song kul lake. Today we visit the wildest places in Kyrgyzstan. Wild animals: eagles, wolfs, bears are living in this region. Sometimes we stop to enjoy the nature. In the evening exploring the nomad’s life. Diner and night in the yurt.

 

27.09.2020/06.06.2021-Day 18. Son Kul – Suusamir – Bishkek 350 km

After meeting with locals, we will drive to the capital of Kyrgyzstan – Bishkek city. The road to the city goes through the southern part of Kyrgyzstan. During your transfer be prepared for amazing views of impressive mountains and gorges. Today you will see panoramic views of Tue Ashuu pass which is more than 3000 meters high! This road is considered to be one of the most beautiful in Kyrgyzstan. You will have many photo stops so that you will remember this day. Fantastic roads, amazing views, nomads, high mountains; ensure your memories of Kyrgyzstan will last a lifetime. Night is in a hotel.

 

28.09.2020/07.06.2021-Day 19. Departure

 

 

 

City Nights Accommodation
Bishkek 2 My hotel
Jety Oguz 1 Tents
Kol Say lakes 1 Tents
Almaty 1 Renion hotel
Taraz 1 Jambyl hotel
Turkestan 1 Khanaka hotel
Tashkent 1 Star hotel
Samarkand 1 My hotel
Bukhara 1 Rayan hotel
Dushanbe 1 Alisher hotel
Kalaikhumb 1 Guest house
Khorog 1 Lal boutique hotel
Yamg 1 Guest house
Murgab 1 Pomir hotel
Osh 1 Guest house
Kazarman 1 Homestay
Son Kul lake 1 Yurt camp
Price per person in USD:
1-20 pax 1825$
Sgl/spl 294$

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Service includes:

- English speaking guide

- Mechanic during the trip

- Full board

- Entrances to all museums

- Transport with driver for staffs and equipment

- Train tickets Samarkand-Bukhara-Samarkand
- Accommodation

- Mineral water during the tour 1liter/day

- Tents

- Rent a car Toyota Sequoia 4wd for 4 person including petrol, insurance and papers for 4 countries

 

Service does not include:
- Single rooms
- Early check-in Bishkek 20$
- Travel insurance
- Alcoholic drinks

- Flights to and from country

- Deposit for 1 car 500$

- Visa and GBAO permit in Tajikistan 73$ https://www.evisa.tj/

- Visa and visa support

- Cook during the trip

- Extra payment if in a car in total:

                         1 pers  + 1279$ per car

                         2 pers  + 853$ per car

                         3 pers  + 426$ per car

                         5 pers  - 490$ per car (minus)

                         6 pers  - 980$ per car (minus)

- 1 car will be provided for 1 family or a group of friends.

 

 

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