Multi-Day Tour | Independent, Private

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan Highlights (9 days)

Remote Lands, Inc

Almaty, Kazakhstan To Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Valid for Departures Now Through: 18 Mar 2019

Itinerary

DAY LOCATION(S) HOTEL MEALS DESCRIPTION
Day 1
Almaty, Kazakhstan
None Dinner

Welcome to Kazakhstan! On your first day, arrive in Almaty – the country’s largest city – first thing in the morning. After being picked up at the airport and transferred to your hotel, settle in and then enjoy a tour of the city, including the State Historical Museum. Enjoy lunch at a traditional restaurant, and more exploring followed by dinner and overnight at your hotel.

Day 2
Charyn Canyon, Kazakhstan
Almaty, Kazakhstan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will take a day trip to Charyn Canyon, one of the most spectacular sites in the area. Enjoy lunch en-route and views of the 50 mile-long canyon – located along the Charyn River – before returning to Almaty for dinner and the night.

Day 3
Tamgaly, Kazakhstan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Your third day includes a daylong excursion to the Petroglyphs of Tamgaly, a world heritage site featuring 5,000 petroglyphs from the Bronze, Iron and Medieval ages. Enjoy dinner at your hotel back in Almaty before boarding an evening train to Taraz.

Day 4
Taraz, Kazakhstan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a full day in Taraz, a large city in the southern Jambyl Province of Kazakhstan. Take a city tour, which includes a visit to the Historical Museum, visit local shops and restaurants, and enjoy an overnight stay at your hotel.

Day 5
Shymkent, Kazakhstan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

After breakfast, you will be transferred by coach to Shymkent, one of the largest cities in the country and the capital city of the South Kazakhstan Province. On the way, visit the Aisha-Bibi and Babadji-Khatun mausoleums, and once in town, enjoy lunch, a city tour, dinner and an overnight stay.

Day 6
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Turkestan, Kazakhstan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

This morning, you will depart from Shymkent. Your first stop is the town of Turkestan, where you can visit the ancient settlement of Otrar and the Hodja Ahmed Yassavi mausoleum. After lunch at a traditional restaurant, you will cross the border into Uzbekistan, where you will stay overnight in the capital city of Tashkent.

Day 7
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Today, you will head into Samarkand, the second-largest city in Uzbekistan, where you will visit the Registan and enjoy several local sites and restaurants before enjoying an overnight stay.

Day 8
Samarkand, Uzbekistan
None Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Spend the day taking in the sites of Samarkand: visit Gur-Emir, the mausoleum of Asian conqueror Tamerlane, enjoy a trip to the Ulugbek observatory and explore the city before once again staying overnight.

Day 9
Tashkent, Uzbekistan
None Breakfast

On your final day, you will return to Tashkent and take a tour of the large, modern city before checking out of your hotel and departing from the city airport in the evening. Enjoy a safe journey home or to your next exciting destination!

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VIP Arrival

Upon arrival and disembarkation of your flight a Remote Lands representative assist you with your luggage, escort you through immigration and customs formalities and introduce you to your private guide.

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Description

For a short but sweet introduction to Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, this nine-day itinerary highlights the best that these countries have to offer, from the Charyn Canyon to the Petroglyphs of Tamgaly in Kazakhstan to the glamour of Tashkent and Samarkand in Uzbekistan. Starting and ending in two major cities, this trip is an excellent overview of Central Asia on its own, or a perfect addition to a larger trip.


Highlights


  • Trek along the 50 mile-long Charyn Canyon outside of Almaty

  • Visit the Petroglyphs of Tamgaly, a world heritage site featuring over 5,000 ancient images

  • Tour the ancient settlement of Otrar and the Hodja Ahmed Yassavi mausoleum in Turkestan

  • Enjoy a visit to Gur-Emir, the mausoleum of Asian conqueror Tamerlane, in Samarkand, Uzbekistan

About Us

Remote Lands is the world’s foremost ultra-luxe bespoke travel designer focused exclusively on Asia. We provide the very finest that Asia has to offer, from pool villas and private jets to unique experiences within far-flung cultures off the beaten path. Our attention to detail, personalized service, creativity and deep knowledge of Asia set us apart.

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Terms & Conditions

Payment Notes
  • Payment by wire transfer or by cheque; American Express, Visa and MasterCard also accepted.
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Refund Policy
  • Fully refundable, less a 15% of total trip price cancellation fee, if cancelled 91 days or more before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • 50% of total trip price refundable if cancelled 30-90 days before departure, subject to the refund policies of each hotel, airline and other vendor
  • No refund less than 30 days before departure

  • Please note that some vendors have onerous cancellation policies with substantial penalties for changes where funds paid are non-refundable


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excellent at making sure everything is taken care of...personal cell phone contact appreciated and very customized orientation...also very nice
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Reviewed on: 29 Mar 2018

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Reviewed on: 18 May 2018

we had to different tour guides, both were just excellent and well worth the money definitely made the trip more memorable
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